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insomnia

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lifesuckssometimes Sun 22-May-16 20:55:51

It's driving me mad. If I'm lucky enough to get to sleep I wake every two hours. A lot of the time I'm awake until 2/3. My alarm goes off at 5.30. I'm permanently knackered.

Don't want to take tablets. Bought herbal sleep aids, they say take an hour before bed, still awake five hours later.

Set alarms for weekends so don't get up too late, as I tend to sleep after 3 and struggle getting up.

I think it's now a viscous circle of worrying will I sleep. I lie down,exhausted, eyes closing. Five minutes later it's like a switch has been flicked and I'm wide awake. Tried white noise, tv, no tv, hot drinks,no drinks. Counting up and down. Tensing muscles and relaxing. Reading. All to no avail. Get to the point I think this is it and ping wide awake. Have things on my mind which won't disappear, but need a break.

Any suggestions?

Whyarethebestnamestaken Mon 23-May-16 10:23:40

No advice as I am in the same boat and the dr. will only give me 14 days worth of sleeping pills at a time so only use them every now and then but they work very well for me.

Some of the over the counter ones and melatonin make me feel really groggy the next day which I hate with a passion.

Hoping someone else will be along with some suggestions, have tried no internet/tv/phone etc. to no avail.

lifesuckssometimes Thu 26-May-16 19:00:21

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