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#166 Salvia

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 12:19 AM

For me the problem is early morning waking not getting off to sleep (which I know is an indicator of depression). My sleep has been better recently and I thought I'd think about why. These are the changes I have recently made (or been forced upon me):

I'm off sick from work and so I've had time to do leisure things, I'm currently doing at least 4 walks a week of 5 miles or more. If I was working I'd convince myself I didn't have time to do this. For me, exercising in this way works because I like the outdoors and changing scenery you don't get in the gym and I think the fresh air helps with tiredness.

I've cut down on my alcohol consumption.

I've started reading novels again. Although I recently had to give up on one because my mum gave me a book which is about a rapist (as written from his eyes.) I've stopped reading that one. Thanks a f***ing lot mum!

#167 sandie

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Posted 16 May 2009 - 09:18 PM

:beatsme: im worn out,its 4.20am an i cant sleep again. :oo: i wanna sleep!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#168 Dan

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 07:37 PM

here, active member of insomnia club

#169 sandie

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Posted 29 May 2009 - 09:09 PM

my god i wished i could sleep.im so worn out ,its 4 10am now an my 3rd night with noooooooo sleep. :eyebrow: :oo: .

#170 Guest_deadpie_*

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Posted 29 May 2009 - 10:11 PM

play the ol' bohren and der club of gore jazz albums and see if you can fall asleep

#171 sandie

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Posted 30 May 2009 - 09:27 PM

thank you for your suggestion deadpie.iv tryed all differant kids of relaxing music tonight an nothing seems to help.omg iv tryed allsorts of things.its now the 4th night,its 4.20am an i slept for just over an hour today.think i need to see my gp for meds again but i hate taking them.

#172 allthatglitters

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 01:08 AM

Coffee at night + anxiety = hellooooo insomnia! I hope everyone else is sleeping better than me tonight.

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 09:47 AM

its 10:46 AM, i still haven't slept. I tried listening to jazz albums, didn't work.

i herd if you find a real cold spot in your house thats a good place to sleep so i tried sitting in the closet for a couple hours.

#174 Guest_AM_*

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 01:05 PM

I need to join the club tonight. It's 4 am and I'm wide awake and have to work at 830 am.


#175 sandie

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 04:39 PM

im sorry your struggling with this am.i hope you managed to get some sleep befor work.xx
take good care

#176 dancing_in_pain

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 07:10 PM

these have helped me at different times, maybe they'll help others too:
a tincture of valerian and hops in hot chamomile tea
deep meditation; deep alpha or light theta
large amount of physical activity
no caffeine or alcohol for hours before bedtime
valium helps with the dreams, but i dont like the dependency...

just a few.. in fact, deep meditation worked for me last night... i slept for 6 hours!!!!!
(((((to everyone)))))
and i hope you get some relaxing sleep!!

#177 sandie

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 09:43 PM

4.45am an no sleep again.im so worn out to.even if i could go to sleep now i have to be up at 7am.this is so frustrating. :(

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 07:29 AM

no sleep. 8:29

day 4.

#179 sandie

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Posted 04 June 2009 - 06:47 PM

well thankgod i managed to get some sleep lastnight.4 hours.i never did anything differant to what i normally do i just fell asleep. :) .but tonight im so wide awake there is no chance of any sleep.

#180 maleria11

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Posted 04 June 2009 - 07:36 PM

i have no problem sleeping in the day time. only in the night time. I just lay there and wait for sleep to come and then come home from work and take a nap.

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