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Insomnia and Messed Up Sleep Cycles

Discussion in 'Sleep' started by Carrigon, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. Carrigon

    Carrigon Senior Member

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    I'm back to snapping awake an hour or two after I sleep. It's driving me crazy. Or if I dare to eat the wrong stuff, I end up with the twilight sleep. I'm not sleeping well. And I'm waking up with the fatigue of the dead again. I would give anything for real, refreshing sleep and to wake up feeling rested.
  2. hurtingallthetimet

    hurtingallthetimet Senior Member

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    hello carrigon insomnia is very hard to deal with...i sleep at most 4 or 5 hours straight but that is after days of no sleep and to point im so exhausted i sleep that..but im sooooo tired during day nodding off but cant get good deep sleep its so hard....id love to sleep really good and have great dreams too that would be so wonderful..

    hope you get some rest or some good ideas on how to get better rest...i can be dead tired and not sleep..leg pain..back pain..mind racing..worry stress...hope you get some good sleep
  3. SickOfSickness

    SickOfSickness Senior Member

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    I normally cannot take sleep medications or OTC sleep drugs, but after days in a row of sleep inability, I'll resort to them for a night. I get really bad after just 1 or 2 bad nights of sleep.
  4. ggingues

    ggingues $10 gift code at iHerb GAS343 of $40

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    there has been some stories/perhaps studies released recently about people not needing to sleep the 7 to 8 hours straight. I think the total should be that much and perhaps a little more. I take ADs for sleep and it has helped me tremondously! I know lots of people have sensitivities, not me luckily, so not sure what you do in that situation?

    GG
  5. taniaaust1

    taniaaust1 Senior Member

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    It's all frustrating.

    I thought I was starting to get a handle on my sleep issues with new meds and was slowly working my sleep time forward. Then a heat wave hit and there went some of the progress I'd made (I'd got to the point that with the meds I was starting to get to sleep between 2am and 2.30am). Now Im worst then that again and now not able to sleep till 3am-4.30 (with the sleep meds... without them Im a lot worst).

    anyway.. just wanted to say I sympathise.

    I had a specialist appointment last week, that I ended up cancelling the morning of it as I was far too tired to be able to get myself out of bed to get myself to it.. I just couldnt do it. Trying again this week (with the appointment being made even later).
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  7. Dog Person

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