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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

NanTheWiser Mon 18-Jun-18 14:57:54

Yawn... Reported!

JustALaugh Mon 18-Jun-18 16:36:51

I'm the same. I was so tired yesterday, after being with the grandchildren all day (up with them at 6.15 yesterday and did a lot of things with them). I went to bed at 11.45 last night, was up at 2am, 4am, then 7.15. I then did 2 lots of washing, hung it out, and went back to bed for 2 hours. I'm still tired though!

Witzend Wed 20-Jun-18 10:21:25

I'm often awake for 2-3 hours in the small hours. I usually go to the spare room so I can read - or listen to the radio - without disturbing Dh. Can use Kindle without disturbing him, but not if I have a good book on the go. Often go down and make a cup of decaf tea, too.

If I feel v tired in the day, then if I can, I have no problem with a siesta - usually lie on the sofa with a book and soon nod off. Maybe it doesn't help with sleeping at night, but if I feel the need, I don't care. Since retiring I don't usually have anything to get up early for, though having said that I do usually wake quite early regardless.

Carenza123 Tue 30-Oct-18 04:23:13

My husband has sleep apnoea, since his thirties, now 72. Has panic attacks and restless leg syndrome. He only manages about 2 hours of sleep every night. He also gets panic attacks, then his body is craving sleep! This impacts in the day time and he is usually dozing during the day to catch up on sleep. Now he is disturbing me more in the night as he has panic attacks and wants me to “talk to him”! What is the solution???

BlueBelle Tue 30-Oct-18 05:23:22

I rarely sleep more than three or four hours at a time I really don’t see this as a problem I go to bed abound 10.30 and sleep until about 2 or 3 then have an hours or mores break (I playword games on my iPad) then usually go back to sleep until about 5 I don’t find this a problem but often have a nap in the afternoon or evening
Sounds like I m following the old fashioned way 😂

Billybob4491 Tue 30-Oct-18 05:59:16

Another non sleeper here. Lucky if I sleep four hours at night, mainly read or listen to the radio, anything better than staring into the dark. Strange thing is I never feel tired during the day seem to have bags or energy.

BlueBelle Tue 30-Oct-18 06:33:37

I think I was a cat in another life ( not that I like them when they poo in my garden) but in the afternoon if I feel a nap coming on I curl up on the floor near the gas fire and have a sleep I often think if anyone looked through the window they might think I m dead 😊😊😊

beamac Tue 30-Oct-18 07:39:22

Been awake since 2.45 am, gave up and got up at 4. I'm so tired that I am desperate for my bed by 9.30pm but can't get to sleep easily because of my back pain and sciatica. I unfortunately suffer from chronic diarrhea and can be woken up by it any time during the night then that's sleep finished for me! wish I could nap in the daytime but I've never been able to. Off to the doc's this morning (again) to see if I can get any help for it. I remember my young days when I could sleep for England!

M0nica Tue 30-Oct-18 07:48:03

I have read of the two part night sleeping pattern and that waking in the small hours is a normal procedure.

It seems that what you should do is embrace this pattern if it dominates your sleep. For example, go to bed at 10.00pm, wake at 2.00am. Get up potter around for two hours cleaning the kitchen or writing a novel or some such, then go back to bed at 4.00am and sleep until 8am.

Unfortunately I am an extreme lark and to sleep as late as 8.00am would utterly discombobulate for the rest of the day, even if I had managed to do all the ironing in the small hours.

BlueBelle Tue 30-Oct-18 07:57:30

I agree Monica I don’t have any worries about having half nights I actually don’t mind it I use the time awake to listen to the radio play my word games then go back for another couple of hours Never slept till 8 though 6 would be late for me