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Can't Sleep!

Discussion in 'Personal' started by sugardummy, May 10, 2011.

  1. rosievoice

    rosievoice Star commenter

    I think you need to post this on Health and Wellbeing, chick. Sorry to hear about sleep problems. If warm baths, cocoa and a hottie bottle don't work, you need to speak to your GP. Good luck.
  2. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    Been there. And my mind was a hamster in a wheel. I was so tired during the day at work, I would stand and sway in front of classes (I'm sure i didn't actually sway as such, but it felt like being on the deck of a boat, the floor tilting under my feet). For me the issue was what was happening at work. My help and relief came from seeing a Chinese Herbalist. The herbs were fantastic.
  3. bombaysapphire

    bombaysapphire Star commenter

    I never thought that I would recommend a homeopathic remedy but Bach Rescue Remedy Night Melts worked for both my husband and myself. It's got to be worth a try!
  4. Have you tried going to bed and getting up at the same time each day to build a pattern? I know if I doze on the sofa before going to bed then I won't sleep well that night so I try to stay awake until it's bedtime, gosh I sound like an old woman!
  5. What are they bombaysapphire? I have never heard of them. Are they expensive? I tried some herbal tablets (one with the counting sheep advert on tv) but they didn't seem to make any difference.
    I always tend to go to bed between 10 and 10.30 pm and get up the same time every morning.
  6. I sometimes go through phases of insomnia. I know that feeling, but I have been training for a triathlon for a few weeks and I find that the exercise really helps with my sleep: I find it easier to go to sleep and I sleep more soundly. Also, I have more energy during the day.
  7. rachel_g41

    rachel_g41 Established commenter

    That sounds interesting. I had a spell of not sleeping recently and I used Bach Flowers -specifically White Chestnut which is meant to help stop obsessive thoughts, the kind of things that keep you awake at night. That and a relaxing herbal tea before bed gradually got me back on track.

  8. littlemissraw

    littlemissraw Occasional commenter

    Is it due to worrying? I had a phase like that when had a crppy time at work.
    Hot choc/milk before bed, read something easy going - chick lit etc, have notepad by bed if you waking thinking about something you can jot it down and try and get back to sleep. Or try exercise after work/tea so you're physically tired as well as mental tired.
    Sweet dreams! x

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