I've posted on another thread about my various anxieties and as usual Mumsnetters have been a huge help - I'm now finding myself waking up at about 4 or 5 in the morning and being unable to get back to sleep because my mind is churning stuff around - does anyone know of any good remedies ? I get to sleep ok as I'm usually knackered, it's just the waking up (and it's sooo dark and unfriendly at that time in the morning which doesn't help). Forgive me for being self indulgent in my postings - I feel as though I've been asking for advice a lot and not helping anyone else with their difficulties !
My DH went to work at 4am this morning and I couldn't get back to sleep. I gave up at about 5am and put the TV on.......I was asleep again by 5:30am so when the alarm goes off that early again I'll try the TV as a sedative much sooner.
Don't now if you drink in the evenings, but I find that even if I have only one glass of wine in the evening, I will often wake around 4-5. I am restless and start worrying about all sorts of things. I have now stopped drinking completely and don't have the problem anymore.
gosh, what a lot of ideas - will look out for 2under2's white horse chestnut remedy and maybe try the piriton - though will I then not be able to wake up when I should ? I'd hate to feel any more tired during the day than I already do !
Poor Wiltshire - at least I get to sleep in the first place !