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I need Sleep!

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17 May
5:57pm, 17 May 2021
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Night-owl
If you find a answer let me know.

2 nights, and 3 afternoons each week

Sometimes I sleep well sometimes not. Wish you well
17 May
7:25pm, 17 May 2021
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EvilPixie
Annoyingly some of my restless nights I’m not actually “awake” long enough to do anything I just keep waking! Enough to know I’m awake and see the time but not enough to say sod it I’ll read.

I sometimes even use twinnings sleep tea!

Example Saturday night I went to bed about 10 as normal but hubby on nights so said he’d stay up

He came up at 2. I’d kept on “checking” if he was there and knew when he came up. So for 4 hrs I was restless

And then he starts snoring 😏😂
19 May
12:13pm, 19 May 2021
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PenW
That sounds really tough EP.

A few thoughts:

When going to bed are you tired or sleepy tired (the latter I use to describe that feeling when you’re ready to fall asleep e.g. eyes feel like they want to close and you’re nodding off. We can be tired but our brain/body may not be ready for sleep so being sleepy tired (and going to bed when feel that) maximises chances of falling asleep quickly (mainly helpful if someone has issues falling asleep).

Anxiety/worry/being on alert will keep you awake and make it harder to fall asleep. Think of it like this - we are at our most vulnerable when asleep. If our brains believe there is a threat (this is what anxiety/worry tells our brain), our brain won’t let us fall asleep. Finding strategies to calm the mind and body and manage worry can help.

It’s normal for us to wake or come close to waking several times a night in normal sleep. The key thing is not to worry about it especially if you fall asleep again quickly (see above).

With sleep problems it can generally be worth screening out something like sleep apnoea (there is an online screening tool - search for STOPBANG. If high risk speak to GP. If husband snores may be worth doing it on him.

Apparently wax type ear plugs are better for cutting out the sound of snoring.

Generally the less you worry about not sleeping, the easier it is to sleep.

Hope the above is helpful. If you want any more info I may be able to signpost you to some.
20 May
3:12am, 20 May 2021
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20 May
3:07pm, 20 May 2021
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LazyDaisy
I looked at the Stopbang thing re OH and he comes out as high risk. This is not a surprise, I've read lots over the years that has said the same thing. The trouble is, he refuses point blank to accept it - he says I'm exaggerating.

It's a worry, to put it mildly, and having my sleep disrupted just adds another stress :-(
21 May
8:00pm, 21 May 2021
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Kieren
training in the evening and alcohol disrupts my sleep.

Training in the morning is good for it in my case.

I also see to get a much better sleep if I take a zinc and magnesium supplement about 2 hours before bed.

If it's clearing your mind that is a problem, some low volume droning might help - like a radio or podcast talk on to stop the mind wondering.
21 May
8:01pm, 21 May 2021
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Kieren
Oh and a hot bath or shower before bed works wonders too because it lowers the core temperature
10 Nov
6:37am, 10 Nov 2021
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Bazoaxe
Two poor sleeps in a row. Yesterday awOke at 4am.

This morning couldn’t get to sleep and then was awoken at 2am by the wife’s phone. It was a call tree test from an employer she left three years ago. Her failure to respond appropriately led to a second call at 02:20. Had about an hours sleep since.
10 Nov
7:37am, 10 Nov 2021
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LazyDaisy
That's outrageous and should elicit some sort of apology from the ex employer Bazo!
11 Nov
8:46am, 11 Nov 2021
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Bazoaxe
Good news. I was asleep by 09:30 last night and didnt waken until just before 6am. I feel refreshed after the last two night terrible sleep.

I felt dreadful all day yesterday and had to can the planned intervals run after work last night and even a short easy run was probably a step too far.

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