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TaggieCrimbleBlack Tue 18-Dec-12 15:43:10


TaggieCrimbleBlack Tue 18-Dec-12 15:43:21


TaggieCrimbleBlack Tue 18-Dec-12 15:43:34


TaggieCrimbleBlack Tue 18-Dec-12 15:43:43


SantyClaws Tue 18-Dec-12 15:45:29

oh that's not good - i'm sorry you struggle with this

usually i sleep well but i woke up at 1am Monday mornng and couldn't get back to sleep befoer the alarm went off

I was like a zombie yesterday at work

i feel very very sorry for people with insomnia.

WorraLorraTurkey Tue 18-Dec-12 15:45:35


WorraLorraTurkey Tue 18-Dec-12 15:45:46


BrianCoxIsAChristmasPud Tue 18-Dec-12 15:46:57

grin @ Worra

NoKnidForABed Tue 18-Dec-12 15:47:45

Same here. Two hours last night, interrupted.

[Very grumpy]

TaggieCrimbleBlack Tue 18-Dec-12 15:49:42

Got up at 8 am sundsy.

Half hour nap sunday afternoon.

Monday 5 hours

Tuesday 4.5 hours.

It is just not enough. I look like shit. I feel worse.

TaggieCrimbleBlack Tue 18-Dec-12 15:51:29

Working nights. Sleep is daytime sleep.


monsterchild Tue 18-Dec-12 15:52:34

Are you stressed about something? Is your bed ok? Do you have anyone else (human or animal) in the room making horrible sleeping sounds that keep you awake? I'm looking at you, cat

I have found that B vitamins help me sleep. But being stressed is usually why I can't sleep.

monsterchild Tue 18-Dec-12 15:53:28

ooh! get blackout drapes/blinds, and set up a good schedule. I always struggled with sleep when I was working nights. I just couldn't do it, too diurnal I guess!

TaggieCrimbleBlack Tue 18-Dec-12 15:58:18

Fairly dark and quiet.

Normal stress. Not massively.

Maybe try a B vitamin.

After tonight i am off til christmas (which feels like months away)

valiumredhead Tue 18-Dec-12 15:59:11

Dh used to take Nytol when he worked nights.

TaggieCrimbleBlack Tue 18-Dec-12 16:03:46

I'm a bit scared of drugs. I'm a lightweight and tend to have extreme reactions and a bit scared I'd feel orrible.

shivermetimbers Tue 18-Dec-12 16:10:26

I used to use nytol but I found that no matter when I took it, it never worked until an hr before I needed to get up. Plus it tells you not to use it before operating heavy machinery which is the stupidest thing I have ever heard. Good enough reason to stay away from it in my book.

TunaPastaBake Tue 18-Dec-12 16:17:32

I used to work shifts and have taken Nytol - but used to wake up feeling 'hungover'.

I find now that I get restless at night when I am about to have my period - perhaps my hormones ? I suppose I would be classed as pre-menopausal at 47.

Hope you get it sorted - nothing worse than not being able to sleep after nights - like constant jet lag.

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