Sleepless night

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Re: Sleepless night

Post by R1ch8rD » Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:51 am

I have had problem with waking up in the middle of the night, then having the struggle of falling asleep again. I have found that just having one pillow has really helped. I think it has something to do with airways. Might be worth a try to anyone else who's struggling?

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Re: Sleepless night

Post by Dan » Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:05 pm

I find a nice bulky cover helps me, but it is so not suitable in this kind of weather. My, my... Please stop with the heat space wizards. :p

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Re: Sleepless night

Post by allesandro » Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:30 am

well, I was told by Jefferson sleep disorder center(Phila.Pa.USA) to practice "good sleep hygiene" i.e. go to bed at the same time each night and get out of bed at the same time each morning. Exercise early in the day and keep active throughout the day, eliminate caffeine, no use electronics for two hours prior to bed time--no, phone, no computer, no TV. Do something soothing before bedtime such as something involving self care, chammomille tea, etc. Sometimes melatonin can help. In the States there's a prescription melatonin called Rozerum which is fairly effective.

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Re: Sleepless night

Post by Xam » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:57 pm

I don"t have sleepless nights, but I do have some troubles sleeping sometimes - regular anxiety behavior.
It gets more common this last monthes though, which is annoying with my work as a teacher. I may have to wake a 6/7am with only 3 hours of sleeping. :/


Re: Sleepless night

Post by Elizabeth1 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:29 pm

Tom fod wrote:Hi and welcome Jonifers

This is not easy to explain and won't necessarily make sense to everyone unless they share similar experiences in the way they process sensory information. I believe what Alice alluded to back in 2012 was a need to feel some weight in the bedlinen as for many this can have a calming effect. On summer nights there is a trade off between heavier bedding and not feeling too uncomfortably hot. Many of us struggle to switch off our minds and enter a relaxed enough state to enable sleep.

Hope that makes sense?

alice3rd wrote:Hello ,
This sounds unusual but if you have any sensory problems this can affect you at bed time !
I know that personally my sense of touch it very hyper sensitive and by using heavier bedding it desensitises me, as I find that when my senses are in overdrive my brain usually follows ! This doesn't just apply to touch say for example hearing, noise cancelling head phones ! Vision, use an eye mask ect .....
Also relaxation tapes are great but not the ones with just music, you need one where they tell you how to relax and destress.
Another recommendation Is if you dO physical exercise you fall asleep quicker of a night time
Hope that helps x
This makes sense to me, I find it difficult to switch my mind off at night. Most the time it's stuff I don't even need to worry about anymore. I didn't know this was a Dypraxia related thing, I knew it was anxiety related though.

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Re: Sleepless night

Post by Tom fod » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:49 pm

There is a big crossover and I think quite a few here will also have some degree of anxiety too.

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Re: Sleepless night

Post by SwervingCentaur » Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:42 am

Every single night because I suffer from night terrors.

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Re: Sleepless night

Post by allesandro » Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:04 pm

I've always had insomnia. Even as a child. I lay in bed at night and just keep thinking and thinking. Yesterday was a very difficult day for me; had a confrontation with my boss so last night I took some sleep meds my doctor gave me and had a nasty reaction (restless leg syndrome) which does happen to me with certain meds. Well, I'd only gotten three hours of sleep the night before so today I am exhausted.That's the thing, if I'm under stress, I don't sleep even if I take meds. It just makes things even more difficult

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