Period insomnia

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DieAntword Mon 13-Aug-18 00:10:48

Every single period the first day or two I can’t sleep. I am trying to sleep now but it’s futile. Is this a treatable thing or do I just have to accept two days a month I will have to walk around as a sleep deprived zombie?

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JellySlice Mon 13-Aug-18 00:25:45

I used to be like that. Then I realised that the medication I always took on days 1 and 2 contained caffeine. Durr!

Then I had to choose between sleep and pain/nausea relief. Sleep generally lost.

Could it be that?

DieAntword Mon 13-Aug-18 00:56:45

No I don’t take medication for my periods.

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AornisHades Mon 13-Aug-18 00:59:59

I couldn't sleep on the 3 days before mine. Once it started I was very able to sleep. Never solved why though.

GrainneWail Mon 13-Aug-18 01:19:56

I'm the same and often around ovulation too. I have got to the stage where I just put on a podcast or audiobook on my phone, really low and listen to that. I can doze a bit when I'm not counting the minutes til my alarm goes off and even if I don't sleep I feel more rested. Hope you find some sort of solution.

bookbuddy Mon 13-Aug-18 01:24:02

I’m with you! It drives me insane as I’m actually so tired my eyes sting sad then next week I’ll not be able to wake to my alarm. Periods are rubbish.

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