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Old 03-12-2018, 01:07 AM   #1
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So tired but can't fall and stay asleep, hate to be dependent on medication so I just lie here.

What to do?
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Old 03-16-2018, 09:16 PM   #2
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Listen to music, take a bath, keeping calming music or sounds while sleeping, exercise fourish hours before bed (like a walk or something).
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I have had serious sleep issues too. I now have some damage to my nervous system, so I cannot take certain meds without problems. I take an amino acid called l-theanine about an hour before bed. It is compared to the effects of certain strong anti anxiety meds that are prescriptions. I think it only lasts about 4 hours, and I take half in the day time if I start to feel anxious.
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Does anyone have a cure for being able to fall asleep but then wakes up between 2am-3:30 am every morning? Yes, I tried breathing exercises and mindfulness stuff. I can not get back to sleep. This is making being emotional resilient during the day even harder than it is.
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I take my meds, which a strong, to put me to sleep. I know i shouldn't but i take them an hour earlier than called for, then i go to bed early. i fall right asleep, usually. As for waking up at 3 am i do this sometimes but go online for awhile and go back to bed.Sometimes i go through cycles where i can't go back to bed and end up watching tv until my husand gets up at 6, then i go back to bed,also i have sleep apnea.
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Does anyone have a cure for being able to fall asleep but then wakes up between 2am-3:30 am every morning? Yes, I tried breathing exercises and mindfulness stuff. I can not get back to sleep. This is making being emotional resilient during the day even harder than it is.
Sometimes, putting on some gentle piano/classical music works for me. Another thing that might be worth hunting down are the 8 hour youtube tracks for help with anxiety/depression - I'm not sure about their ability to directly affect the anxiety/depression, but some are delivered in a really relaxing style/voice that usually helps me drift off again.
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Every damn day I am up at 2am.....T said, as I guess he is tired of me complaining about it, that maybe it was time for a sleep study. Really.... I think that is extreme.
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A sleep study is a good idea Moxie, you may have sleep apnea and that is why you keep waking up.
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