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I read the whole Afghanistan thread.  I don’t recommend it for helping with insomnia.

I tried online word games but they didn’t help either.

I tried deep breathing.

I have a lot to do tomorrow and I want to sleep  but it’s not happening. 
i will give it another 10-20 minutes and try again.

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Warm Milk

sleepy tea

shower/bath

turn off the computer/phone

read a book until you drift off

Dark room/comfy bed

cool room

melatonin

Magnesium

White noise

try to clear your mind about what you have to do tomorrow. I also having trouble sleeping when I am thinking about all the things I have to do tomorrow. 

 

I hope you get some rest.  I have trouble sleeping sometimes and it is no fun.

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I'm here, too, but it's early for me.  I usually don't go to bed until 1 a.m. (Eastern).  The past couple of nights I've been awake until around 4.  If I can get to sleep by 2 I'll be thrilled.

Hope that all of you can get to sleep!  Best wishes for good dreams. :)

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32 minutes ago, Junie said:

I'm here, too, but it's early for me.  I usually don't go to bed until 1 a.m. (Eastern).  The past couple of nights I've been awake until around 4.  If I can get to sleep by 2 I'll be thrilled.

Hope that all of you can get to sleep!  Best wishes for good dreams. 🙂

Same here. I’m usually up until at least 3am and it takes me quite a while to fall asleep. Then, I wake up every hour or so until around 7:00, after which I mostly toss and turn and wish I could get back to sleep. Blech. 

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It’s 1:25 here and I have resorted to two benedryl and a stiff drink. How to sleep soon for all of you!

wish I could make this sleepless time productive like some I know 

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3 minutes ago, saraha said:

It’s 1:25 here and I have resorted to two benedryl and a stiff drink. How to sleep soon for all of you!

wish I could make this sleepless time productive like some I know 

I wish I could, too. My dh gets up for work at 3:45 so I can't do stuff around the house. 

Benedryl makes me jump out of sleep, gasping. 😑

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I am always here this time of night. I take enough sleep inducing meds to stop a Mack truck and still don't usually fall asleep until five or six in the morning. I do usually get enough sleep in that I normally sleep until one or two in the afternoon (which I can easily afford to do during this season of my life) but we just can't seem to adjust my circadian rhythms to save my life. Every now and then I will have a cycle of very little to no sleep for a week or two but that seems to have gotten better as I have gotten older (I really think menopause wrecked havek on my sleep but that has been over for years now). I catch up on the board nightly and then either read or watch a not overly exciting item on my laptop until I fall asleep. Hello to all the other night owls. Wishing you sleep soon.

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I start school on Monday and will have to be there by 7:30 am. It's a 30 minute drive, plus time to get ready. Ugh. Not looking forward to it. I'm 48 so I guess it's that time but I'm not loving it.  I need to figure out how to sleep.  😴

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I am back here.  I slept about 2 hours and just took half a pain pill because I am back in pain and it is hard to fall asleep when lots of things hurt.  I also had to go to the bathroom do not sure what woke me up.

A further issue is how much of my trazadone to take when I also am taking  a low dose of amitriptyline 10mg and one tizsnidine plus  pain med.  I only took half s pain pill last night and only 59mg of trazadone.  Before amitriptyline, I was taking my prescribed 3 50mg pills plus the one pill of muscle relaxant and one pain pill.   It is so  hard to manage meds to adequately sleep but not be sleepy in AM.

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3 hours ago, TexasProud said:

Well, I was with you, but I wasn’t on the computer. Sucks. 

This for me, too. 

Once I put the dog to bed (in her crate in the bedroom), I am pretty much stuck there for the night, because she makes things unpleasant if I disrupt her routine. I do allow myself to stream a couple of episodes of something on my phone or listen to a podcast/play solitaire while waiting to get sleepy, because my brain is not doing well these days if I don't keep it occupied. I used to read myself to sleep every night, but I'm having trouble finding books that hit the right note to keep me occupied without getting me so invested that I can't put them down. But I do try to stay off the internet at night.

So, I guess that makes me an honorary member of the club.

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8 hours ago, saraha said:

It’s 1:25 here and I have resorted to two benedryl and a stiff drink. How to sleep soon for all of you!

wish I could make this sleepless time productive like some I know 

That was supposed to say “hope for sleep soon for all of you” 😆

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3 hours ago, Jenny in Florida said:

This for me, too. 

Once I put the dog to bed (in her crate in the bedroom), I am pretty much stuck there for the night, because she makes things unpleasant if I disrupt her routine. I do allow myself to stream a couple of episodes of something on my phone or listen to a podcast/play solitaire while waiting to get sleepy, because my brain is not doing well these days if I don't keep it occupied. I used to read myself to sleep every night, but I'm having trouble finding books that hit the right note to keep me occupied without getting me so invested that I can't put them down. But I do try to stay off the internet at night.

So, I guess that makes me an honorary member of the club.

My problem is reading is that I wear my contacts at night, and take them off during the day, which I adore.  However, I cannot read with them in. So when i put them in for bed, I cannot read until I get sleepy.  Nor can I  read when I get up. 

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Ha, well last night I was dreaming that I was somewhere on a mission trip or here or vacation, I don't know and cannot really remember. I know that I knew everyone in the building. But I was in a giant house and there was a giant snake that was loose and very poisonous. There were snake trappers trying to get it and it kept escaping. It went into a room I saw it, but the people in there tried to play with it. I woke up literally screaming at them to run and quit playing with the snake and for the authorities to come.  My husband came in, everything ok.  LOL.  not hard to figure out what this one is about.

We still laugh about when we were first married. I taught in my sleep.  My husband would pretend to be a student and like he had a problem and I would sit there and talk to him while I was still asleep. LOL. 

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17 hours ago, TexasProud said:

My problem is reading is that I wear my contacts at night, and take them off during the day, which I adore.  However, I cannot read with them in. So when i put them in for bed, I cannot read until I get sleepy.  Nor can I  read when I get up. 

Why do you wear contacts at night? 

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29 minutes ago, mmasc said:

Why do you wear contacts at night? 

They are the type that form your eyes at night and then you can see during the day without them.  My oldest wore them as well and it actually stopped the progression of his lack of vision. His prescription didn't change at all while he wore them.

http://www.cascadiaeyecare.com/ortho-k-lenses/

https://www.westoncontactlens.com/7-things-you-didnt-know-about-corneal-reshaping-and-ortho-k-lenses/

Also, not sure if it is related but I didn't need reading glasses until I was in my early 50's. Then he adjusted one of my contacts, so I only need them occasionally now.

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I’m back!!!!! 😒

The insomnia club helped me fall asleep the other night and then Friday night I slept really well.  I fell asleep okay tonight but I woke up suddenly after 2:00 am.  Ugh!

Welcome to anyone else who is up and does not want to be.

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