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Insomnia? or a weird bodyclock?

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gratefulgran54 Thu 31-Oct-13 04:36:13

Does anyone else have trouble sleeping more than 6 hours at a time?
I am currently sitting here, having been up since 2.30am, because I was absolutely bushed and went to bed at 8.30pm (live alone so easy to do).
It seems the more tired I am, the less I can sleep. Can't remember the last time I had a lie-in/was woken by my alarm/ actually felt rested when I woke!
Any tips? sad

AlieOxon Sat 02-Nov-13 07:15:02

No second sleep for me tonight/day....have builders coming to look at gutters, and I suppose I have to tidy up the pots that have blown all round the garden - but not yet!

I notice a pattern to my night waking, especially if there is something on my mind that I'm not really aware of..
Wake, go to loo, feel sleepy enough to go back to sleep. Put the light out - and immediately am wide awake. No obvious cause, but after several more visits to the loo (whether I drink or not!) I find that my mind has fixed on what's troubling me.
Often then I can read for a bit and then sleep again. Or maybe not.

jansyhy Sat 02-Nov-13 10:06:25

I often wake in the night. Reading helps me also. I usually manage half an hour and then ready to nod off.

Kiora Sat 02-Nov-13 22:45:45

I'm thrilled to read these posts now I know I'm normal. Like most of you I used to sleep like a log but for the past 5+ years i'v had trouble sleeping. What works best for me is no matter how tired I am inever go to bed before 11.30 then at least I will sleep till about 4.30 ish. I look back with great nostalgia to the days when I could sleep for 8 10 hours and still struggle to get out of bed. I just accept it now. Although I do worry a little when every now and again some new research says bad sleepers die earlier or are more prone to get certain diseases. But mostly I'm too tired to get too worked up about it!

Kate13 Mon 04-Nov-13 04:08:48

Morning sleepless ones sad.Here we go again. Anyone out there to share a cuppa with?Head won't stop thinking and I've already eaten a whole block of chocolate. DiL still friendly and we had a longer text conversation last night plus a photo of DGS making a chocolate cake (making? well picking all the chocolate off the top ). DH snoring away. Doc's later today. BP too high hmm.

LizG Mon 04-Nov-13 04:20:34

Morning Kate. That sounds like a good text, seems like your DGS enjoys chocolate too. I was woken up by my cold and now can't switch off again. Busy day tomorrow (today) preparing for DGD birthday so must try to get some sleep or I shall be a limp rag. Hope you manage to doze off again too.

Kate13 Mon 04-Nov-13 04:26:04

Well I guess I'll get up and do the washing and ironing hmm.What else is there to do other than have a [ brew], eat chocolate and hope it doesn't get on the bed covers. ....

Kate13 Mon 04-Nov-13 04:32:49

Hope your cold goes away soon "Liz". Housework doesn't appeal..Fancy that! I'll try to nod off. Comforting to know someone else is out there at this hour flowers

Kate13 Mon 04-Nov-13 04:42:48

[Bold Liz] haven't got the hang of these symbols yet.....

Kate13 Mon 04-Nov-13 04:43:34


Granny23 Mon 04-Nov-13 04:52:28

Well I've been to bed and slept for a full half hour, but up again for a walk. One leg and one arm leaping about uncontrollably and now I have hiccoughs. Hoh Hum hmm.

I see there is frost on the car, first this autumn. A clear, moon and starlit night. I'll need to be up before 10am to collect DGD from nursery school, give her lunch, take her to gymnastics, bring her back and then maybe collect DGS from school at 3 depending when DD gets back from a funeral in Kirkcaldy. shock That's the nearest I can get to a yawn. Not calling this morning yet so I'll say goodnight and try back to bed again.

Kate13 Mon 04-Nov-13 05:37:32

Still awake. Anyone got something to knock me out? Think I might start writing s novel....

Kate13 Mon 04-Nov-13 05:40:51

Oops......Still awake. Anyone got something to knock me out? Think I might start writing a (!!!! ) novel.... perhaps I need some sleep. ...
Good night everybody. ..

LizG Mon 04-Nov-13 06:15:24

Looks like I managed a couple of hours so if I add my earlier two onto that it gives me four hours which could be worse. Do you want to borrow my sledge hammer * Kate*?

Kate13 Mon 04-Nov-13 07:35:50

If I could borrow it tonight that would be great. Will I need someone to hit me with it? I'm sure DH would oblige but would probably be too enthusiastic.

Sewsilver Mon 04-Nov-13 07:49:38

I used to be a champion sleeper. Over the last year whilst caring for Dh I had to be hyper vigilant at night and was waking many times. Since he died 3 weeks ago I still seem to be waking several times in the night. Part of the problem is that the pain of my fractured pelvis stops me rolling over. Im also getting almost no exercise during the day having been one of life's rushers about.I'm going to try some of these tips above.

MargaretX Mon 04-Nov-13 19:01:09

I am an irregular sleeper though do manage 7 hours most nights and 30 minutes after lunch. I compare it to the good old days when I was out like a light at nights and slept 10+ hours if possible.

I do like nap after lunch but if I miss it, I daren't put my head down all day long, as my body thinks it is nap time and wakes up after 30 miutes even if it is in the middle of the night.
I love playing cards and have to stop myself playing on the computer because 2 hours of that and I often can't get off to sleep.

We have seperate bedrooms and I can't share with a friend on holiday either. Just the fact that I may not be able to get up and walk about really upsets me and then I can't get off to sleep.
if I really have to sleep like on a car ferry nights, then I take a Valium.

gratefulgran54 Mon 04-Nov-13 21:57:58

sewsilver ((((big hugs)))) flowers Hope for some sleep, and a healing pelvis, for you very soon. smile

Kiora Mon 04-Nov-13 22:28:52

I hope you have a better night sewsilver if its impossible remember your in our thoughts

LizG Tue 05-Nov-13 07:07:08

Hope you had a better night sewsilver and that your healing soon helps that pain. flowers

last night I had 7 hours sleep which has to be a record. Mind you I was exhausted and virtually incoherent when I went to bed. Just can't believe it.

Sook Tue 05-Nov-13 07:57:34

Perhaps we should start a Nightnetters Forum.

Sewsilver Tue 05-Nov-13 08:56:44

That's a really good idea Sook. The middle of the night seems so lonely.

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