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Old 10-06-2018, 03:57 PM   #21
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I am totally exhausted I cannot seem to get more then two hours of sleep at night. Most of the night I sit up in my rocker and I try to doze off there but I cannot. So I do some knitting. What else can you do at 1am? I am at my wits end the doctors know I cannot sleep but they wont give me anything. It just seems like I am so wound up at night. I wish I knew how to stop it but I cannot. I need my sleep cause if I dont get it my entire body is a mess. Like I have trouble with walking because I am so tired. I dont know why this happens but it is a big pain in the rear. How does anyone here cope when they lack sleep?
After my dad passed away 2 years ago, I also found myself struggling to sleep. I had been one of his primary caretakers during 6 weeks of in (his home) hospice. I feel very fortunate that my doctor prescribed low dose zolpidem. Because I was recently diagnosed with a thyroid disorder, the insomnia actually became worse for awhile and I now take a slightly higher dose. I am finding that I'm beginning to sleep better now that my thyroid is getting stabilized. For many nights, I kept calmly repeating a mantra to myself - "Sleep is good. It is ok to sleep". It might be of benefit to you to see your doctor to rule out medical issues that could be affecting your sleep patterns.
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Old 10-16-2018, 03:18 AM   #22
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Hey, I think we both facing the same problem because I used to get up in the midnight and can't sleep once I wake up and take so many medicines but feels sleepless and tired all day. I went through a blog where I find a lady telling here stories of facing insomnia and even some wired but effective ways to sleep fast.
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Old 10-25-2018, 12:03 AM   #23
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Set a timer on your electronic devices for a blue-light filter. It will dim at the time you set it, reminding you that it's almost time for bed. Also, try no electronic devices or media (except listening to an audio) one hour before bedtime. These devices can be stimulating.
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Old 10-26-2018, 04:11 AM   #24
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exercise and listening to calming musics will help you fall asleep easily. You need to sleep not cope or get used to not sleeping enough
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