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Old 10-02-2012, 10:21 AM   #1
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Can't sleep...

I have a feeling this is part of peri-menopause, but in the last couple of months, my sleep has been horrible. I feel so down today, just trying to make it to bedtime, and it's also a DD. I'm all out of whack, I was starving at lunchtime so I just had most of my calories (being tired always makes me want to eat more, and makes me feel very low) and I feel kinda defeated. I know this is all because I'm so tired, so I'm going to give myself a break, not worry if I need to eat more than usual today and let it go....

Just putting this out there because I'm feeling sorry for myself
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:27 AM   #2
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I had a rough night last night too. It's no fun when you can't sleep!
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:34 AM   #3
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So sorry you're feeling bad, Alcestis (Dawn too). Be kind to yourself today. Hopefully you can get to bed early tonight and get a really good night's sleep. Hang in there!
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:34 AM   #4
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Aww, Alcestis, I know how you feel I think perhaps your body it trying to tell you that it needs a break. You're wise to go with the flow - it sounds like you're taking the gentle path.
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:42 AM   #5
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sending hugs your way. Hope you get a good sleep tonight.
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:32 PM   #6
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Is it the moon? I was up several times last night, too. Hope you get lots of rest tonight.
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:36 PM   #7
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Its the moon alright! The only thing that has helped me of late is.. very hot shower or tub about half hour before bed time, with the help of melatonin and.. ear plugs for no no sound and eyes patches for no light! It seams to be working for me for the moment.. Best of luck hun and just relax~
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Old 10-02-2012, 01:33 PM   #8
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Yes, eye covering helps me when I can't sleep too.
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I hope tonight is better for you! I take melatonin and it has helped me tremendously. Take care!
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Old 10-02-2012, 02:39 PM   #10
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After the last time we talked about this, I moved my computer and tv out of the bedroom. I think there is some improvement overall but sometimes there is just no explaining what wakes me up.
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:09 PM   #11
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Alcestis...I think you have the right attitude letting yourself have a break.

Please don't feel defeated. I definitely can relate though, and don't want any sweet budd of mine to feel that way.

I you will get the rest you need and that tomorrow really will be better.

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Old 10-02-2012, 04:29 PM   #12
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Is it the moon? I was up several times last night, too. Hope you get lots of rest tonight.
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:52 PM   #13
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((Alcestis))

Yes, it can be the time of life. If so, a wise dr who will do blood tests for your hormonal levels and then thoughtfully prescribe bio-identicals might do wonders.

But it can also be time of year. As the seasons change and our temps inside either keep us cold or too warm with compensation we can end up with terrible nights' sleep!

The thread about circadian rhythms is a good read with ideas. Do a search and find that one. My dd is sleeping better with advice first taken from there - no computer or tv right before bedtime and the only light visible at night a low-blue light (we used a bug light in her desk lamp and it seems to do the trick - saw that short-cut on the net and cannot vouch for it except for our experience).
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:01 AM   #14
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Thanks girls - I love the love I get here

I slept better last night - camomile tea, no TV, relaxed for a while...I woke up a few times but I feel rested now. I found a website that gives good tips on how to sleep better, which includes all your suggestions. I really don't want to use any kind of pill (although I've been taking melatonin off and on, but I don't think that counts..), so I'm sticking with the old fashioned remedies.

What a difference a good night's sleep makes!
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:46 AM   #15
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Glad you had a better night Alcestis.
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Old 10-03-2012, 06:25 AM   #16
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So glad it is working out for you. For me it is temperature regulation gone nuts. Especially on DDs I am freezing at night and then I get intermittent hot flashes (my personal heat waves) so I am forever pulling covers and comforters on and off, changing clothes, adding and removing socks. If it weren't disruptive to both me and DH it would be totally comical.
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:18 AM   #17
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The thread about circadian rhythms is a good read with ideas. Do a search and find that one.
Here's the thread, in case anyone wants it:

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Old 10-04-2012, 08:42 AM   #18
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Glad to read you got some rest... it makes a huge difference!

I think Kimberly and I have the same sleep tools-- I wear earplugs every night, use a sleep mask (DH gets up at 5:30am and I *don't* ) and I take between 1.5mg and 5mg melatonin most nights... works like a charm, I get a full 8hrs (minus 2 minutes to get up to pee after about 5-6hrs) and has been like this for a year or more now.

I also don't do tv before bed... or if I do, it's just a bit, and then I read for maybe 1/2hr to 1hr... then zzzzz.
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Old 10-06-2012, 05:49 PM   #19
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what worked for me

I was having trouble sleeping on DD's and someone, piratejenny maybe???, suggested starting DD's with protein. Since then, I've had an egg every DD morning and I'm sleeping like a baby.
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Old 10-07-2012, 05:28 AM   #21
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Great suggestions, guys. You're a wealth of information!

Soren, yes, reading before I fall asleep has always relaxed me, even though it used to be on the "no-no" list of things to do for a restful night's sleep.

I've been doing pretty well, although last night I fought tiredness and stayed up way too late, "because it's Saturday." As with JUDDD, as with life, I live and learn and tweak and move on...
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Great suggestions, guys. You're a wealth of information!

Soren, yes, reading before I fall asleep has always relaxed me, even though it used to be on the "no-no" list of things to do for a restful night's sleep.
Reading before bed always helps me! (Unless I'm reading one of my own books, in which case, I am up for the rest of the night second guessing myself.)

I think reading helps because you can absorb your mind in someone else's problems long enough to let go of yours until morning.
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