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AIBU to wish I could just bloody sleep?

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pumapants · 20/07/2015 01:35

I've had a stinking cold since Friday and have spent most of the weekend counting down the seconds until bed time, just desperate for sleep.

So why, now, when I've been lying in bed since 9.30pm, can I not sleep?! Every minute that ticks by makes me dread the early morning tomorrow. I'm useless on lack of sleep!

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Sleepingbunnies · 20/07/2015 01:38

I had a nap earlier, because I'd been up since 5am with sick DC. Now I cannot sleep and we leave for holiday in about 8 hours. :(

It's stressing me out!!!


Icimoi · 20/07/2015 01:40

Both OP and sleeping bunnies: it doesn't matter if you don't sleep. Really. Your body clocks will click in, you will be able to function. Relax about it. And who knows what will happen if you relax?


WaggleBee · 20/07/2015 01:43

I have insomnia and a very bad cold.

I've given up trying. I'm watching Netflix with a Vicks stick inhaler wedged up one nostril.


FastWindow · 20/07/2015 01:50

Lying down and doing nothing counts as sleep when you have dc. It does. In fact four minutes without some kind of demand counts as downtime. Sleep is overrated.


pumapants · 20/07/2015 01:53

I'm trying to relaaaaaaax but inside I'm exploding with impatience! I always end up being sick if I haven't had enough sleep, and no one wants that on a Monday morning...

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FastWindow · 20/07/2015 02:08

I heard a nice thing. It was this: to go to sleep, one must pretend to be asleep. That's true for everyone.


Ludoole · 20/07/2015 02:56

Ive had 3 hours sleep a night for 12 months... lack of sleep is miserable!!!


AlwaysDancing1234 · 20/07/2015 06:05

I sympathise OP, it's bloody horrible when you just can't sleep.
DD is not a great sleeper and I find it hard to get to sleep and stay asleep for any length of time hence I've not had more than a few hours a night for over a year now.
I sometimes fantasise about going to bed at 10pm and waking at 6am having had a whole 8 hours of restful sleep - if only!


OrangeSquashTallGlass · 20/07/2015 06:50

I sympathise. I have a bigish day today on minimal sleep. Why is it so so easy to feel sleepy and want to nap in the daytime and so difficult to sleep in bed at night when we're supposed to?


pumapants · 20/07/2015 07:12

Ludoole you are my hero! God knows how you're still functioning.

I managed to get a couple of hours in the end, but I'm so not ready to be using my brain today. Who invented summer colds anyway?

Hope the rest of you managed a bit of a kip too.

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SparkleZilla · 20/07/2015 16:27

i feel i havent slept in days

worried about work, worried about DM (got an early morning call to say was taken to hospital by ambulance - shes ok) then started worrying about what if that had been the call for her going in and not coming out.... head spinning - so VERY tired now (going to take one of my sleeping pills tonight!!)


pumapants · 20/07/2015 20:18

Blimey sparkle - not a nice phone call to receive! Hope all is okay

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