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to ask why can't I sleep?

(36 Posts)
Bobyan Sun 16-Jun-13 01:42:19

And I'm shattered!

AgentZigzag Sun 16-Jun-13 01:51:58

What have you got running round your head?

freddiefrog Sun 16-Jun-13 01:54:40

I don't know, but I can't sleep either

I'm absolutely knackered as I didn't sleep very well last night either, not worried or stressed about anything, but sleep eludes me

PareyMortas Sun 16-Jun-13 02:06:07

Me too, DH woke me up to ask if I'd said goodnight, he was half asleep and went back to snoring and now I'm wide awake.

deleted203 Sun 16-Jun-13 02:15:11

Welcome to my life, people! I have been a chronic insomniac for donkeys' years. Sleep constantly eludes me.

AgentZigzag Sun 16-Jun-13 02:20:20

And he's still alive Parey?? shock

You're very measured in your response.

xylem8 Sun 16-Jun-13 02:23:03

me neither

amazingmumof6 Sun 16-Jun-13 05:23:59

I'm still awake and this is the 3rd "Owl" thread I'm posting on tonight!
OP you are clearly not alone!

Buzzardbird Sun 16-Jun-13 05:29:34

Its my birthday! I am also a chronic insomniac.

amazingmumof6 Sun 16-Jun-13 05:38:28

happy birthday! thanks

ilovecolinfirth Sun 16-Jun-13 05:46:38

Put your phones, iPads, etc in another room. Guaranteed to help with sleep!

Bobyan Sun 16-Jun-13 09:16:23

And now I've been up for two hours and I'm sleepy!

lljkk Sun 16-Jun-13 09:19:34

I never had perfect sleep but last 2.5 months have been terrible. Blech. I think I'm getting used to it, though.

WestieMamma Sun 16-Jun-13 09:43:12

I got a weighted blanket because of my chronic insomnia. Absolutely bloody fantastic. I was sceptical to begin with, but have slept like a log since I started using it.

GeordieCherry Sun 16-Jun-13 09:45:31

Happy birthday Buzzard thanks

Buzzardbird Sun 16-Jun-13 18:26:17

Thank you amazing and Geordie thanks

lessemin Sun 16-Jun-13 18:30:43

Weighted blanket?

lessemin Sun 16-Jun-13 18:32:25

If I take an antihistamine I sleep like a log.

lljkk Sun 16-Jun-13 19:06:28

Funky. But £££. 3 duvets does me.

Nokidshere Sun 16-Jun-13 19:11:09

I cant sleep, have had insomnia for years but have learned to cope on less sleep.

I dont have any sensory issues but lljkk I love that website - as a childminder some of that stuff would be ace ;)

lljkk Sun 16-Jun-13 19:14:18

I think I'm turning into Margaret Thatcher (sleep wise).
Actually, I'd love to have even half of her determination. envy

throckenholt Sun 16-Jun-13 19:35:00

I am erratic at sleeping - sometimes fine, other times wake up at stupid o'clock and can't get back to sleep. Particularly bad when I have to be alert the next day (of course).

I have just started reading Paul McKenna's I can make you sleep. It is interesting if nothing else - might be worth a read - you can pick up a second hand copy for a few pounds.

KittensoftPuppydog Sun 16-Jun-13 19:42:42

Right. Did have terrible problem. Now fine.
Bedtime routine, no tv in bedroom, listen to a story on iplayer (poirot or something similar is good. Not that exciting). Wear buff round eyes. Pretty much go off to sleep as soon as buff is on.

monkeynuts123 Sun 16-Jun-13 19:46:34

I'm always ok unless I HAVE to have a good night sleep, like before travel or interview or anything remotely pressured and then I can lay awake all night. Anyone else have that problem? It really bothers me because I know I won't be at my best when I most of all need to be. Argh!

Bobyan Sun 16-Jun-13 19:51:14

I've got a lot on my mind which I'm sure is part of it. But last night I just couldn't get comfortable...

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