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When you're too exhausted/sleepy to open your eyes...

Discussion in 'Lifestyle Management' started by enginewitty, Jul 27, 2018.

  1. enginewitty

    enginewitty

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    When you're too exhausted/sleepy too open your eyes but you can't fall asleep, what do you do?

    I find, as I'm sure pretty much everyone here, I can never get enough sleep. I typically wake up feeling worse than I did before I went to bed. but try as I might, I find myself quite often just laying in bed relaxing, drifting off but never quite falling back asleep. I eventually just get up stressed out and hammered from a lack of rejuvenating sleep because my spine is in too much pain to stay laying down (usually about 15 hours on my bed).

    anyone else have this problem and a solution?
     
  2. lnester7

    lnester7 Seven

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    For me, this happens when I am too inflamed so I make sure to bring the imflamtion down ( stop any new food or supplement) and then I just plan, plan and plan. Like Cfs treatments to follow, things I want to do when I get better.. whatever it is with very happy thoughts.

    I know it is hard to be in that situation so hugs and hang in there
     
  3. RebeccaRe

    RebeccaRe Moose Enthusiast

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    Last night was definitely one of those nights. Sometimes I try to listen to music on the radio. Other times I play music in my head, or try to remember the lyrics to songs from Hamilton or Gilbert and Sullivan operettas. Or I try to think of all the verbs that begin with the letter 'm,' just silly little things to keep my brain occupied and not stressed out about not sleeping. Sometimes I can get back to sleep, sometimes I can't, but at least I'm not stressing.
     
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    Runner5 Senior Member

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    Usually, I'm short on Aminos because of super inflammation. I take 'NOW brand aminos' and also Magnesium, usually works. I don't do that every night or anything, just if I get the super insomnia.
     
  5. DoggerFisher

    DoggerFisher Senior Member

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    Binaural beats. Try Guenther Georg on free app Insight Timer. You listen at very low volume. I find them very restful for my brain and use daily. Especially when too tired for words or thinking.
     
  6. otterjack

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    I listen to audio books. Ironically, if it's a particularly good one that's got my attention, I often drift off....
     

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