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I have had this problem for a while now. I find it really hard to sleep even though im really tired. I tried to do lots of exercises so I can make my body tired. I have tried wearing an eye mask but it hasn't made a difference.

Do you have the same problem?

What do you recommend I do?

Justlooking2
2 weeks ago
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tumblespots
tumblespots2 weeks ago

I have no trouble falling asleep but can't sleep for long and am always up between 2 & 3 in the morning. After so many years I have decided it's just one of those things that changes as you get older... I don't know many people who actually do get a good nights sleep!

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Justlooking2
Justlooking2
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2 weeks ago

tumblespots It's been happening for years, since I was 13. It's not healthy for my mindset. I might mention it to my doctor and see what they suggest.

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tumblespots
tumblespots2 weeks ago

Justlooking2 I'm surprised that your parents didn't take you to a doctor years ago. I suppose they could refer you to a sleep clinic if they felt it was suitable?

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Justlooking2
Justlooking2
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2 weeks ago

tumblespots At that time I thought it was because of stress so I never told them

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tumblespots
tumblespots2 weeks ago

Justlooking2 If they ever find out the will be so sad that you never told them.

I am up, as you can see, rather early again. I just don't fight it these days. If I wake up knowing that my sleep has eluded me yet again, I get up. I can always go back to bed shortly if I do feel tired again.

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Justlooking2
Justlooking2
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2 weeks ago

tumblespots If I do go to bed I get scared that I'll over sleep and get late for work so I stay awake.

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tumblespots
tumblespots2 weeks ago

Justlooking2 It seems as if you are in a bit of a catch 22 situation, don't you trust your alarm clock?

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Justlooking2
Justlooking2
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2 weeks ago

tumblespots I'm scared if I dont hear it even though it's quite loud.

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tumblespots
tumblespots2 weeks ago

Justlooking2 I do understand that. When I was much younger I used to set several alarms and slept through all of them, but everyone else in the house heard them!

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Justlooking2
Justlooking2
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2 weeks ago

tumblespots 😂😂🤣 I noticed that I did that, so I put the mpst annoying alarm ever that I wouldn't be able to snooze because it would annoy me that much lol

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tumblespots
tumblespotsa week ago

Justlooking2 That's a good idea, you are far more likely to try and stop the annoying sound when it does finally wake you up.

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Justlooking2
Justlooking2
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a week ago

tumblespots Yes, I always hated myself for doing it lol. I placed the alarm where I had to get up to turn it off. Since I was out of bed, I wouldn't go back in bed. It really worked for me.

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tumblespots
tumblespotsa week ago

Justlooking2 Yep, keeping it out of reach is another excellent way to make yourself actually get up (and hopefully not go back to bed 😉 )

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tumblespots
tumblespotsa week ago

Justlooking2 Do I remember correctly that years ago they marketed a ball shaped alarm clock that you could throw at the wall to turn it off?

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Justlooking2
Justlooking2
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a week ago

tumblespots I never heard of those before but they sound really good. For safety reasons I cannot get one as I share rooms with my sister and might accidently throw it at her unknowingly 😂🤣

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tumblespots
tumblespotsa week ago
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beccatavender
beccatavender2 weeks ago

I do have trouble going to sleep, I can hardly keep my eyes open and as soon as I get into bed, I am wide awake.

I've tried Lavender sleep mist, Lavender Aromatherapy Pillows, listening to music, reading.

Sometimes they work and sometimes they don't 🙂

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Justlooking2
Justlooking2
Original Poster
2 weeks ago

beccatavender Thats a good idea. Maybe I'll try those. Im not sure if its because im stressing. I might go to the doctors.

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beccatavender
beccatavender2 weeks ago

That may be good idea, I've also tried writing things I'm worried about as that is supposed to empty your head of worries and so make it easier to sleep. Exercise is also be good as your body will be physically tired. You are not alone with having trouble sleeping 😴Wishing you good dreams Justlooking2

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Justlooking2
Justlooking2
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2 weeks ago

beccatavender That's a really good suggestion. Thank You for sharing! I used to keep a diary. I might have to try that again.

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nina090976
nina0909762 weeks ago

You could try breathing techniques,really calms the body&helps to relax.I love listening to audible,there are lots of podcasts like Wimhof,Jordan Peterson that have free episodes on spotify or amazon prime/audible.I like listening to audible helps me to wind down x

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Justlooking2
Justlooking2
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2 weeks ago

nina090976 That's a really good suggestion. Thank you for sharing! I will try that, hopefully it might work.

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nina090976
nina0909762 weeks ago

Justlooking2 good luck,I hope it helps,there are also meditation apps that could help you to sleep better x

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Justlooking2
Justlooking2
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2 weeks ago

nina090976 Thank you very much!

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Justshopping
Justshopping2 weeks ago

I usually read books if im unable to sleep.

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FG280
FG2802 weeks ago

I did for a while, couldn't switch off properly. I took some herbal calm sleeping tablets and they helped. Not sure if it was just knowing that did the trick.

I used them for about a week, then stopped and it was as if my body was in a new routine.

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Justlooking2
Justlooking2
Original Poster
2 weeks ago

FG280 That's brilliant thanks. Did you stop the tablets completely? I don't want to have the tablets for long term.

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FG280
FG2802 weeks ago

Justlooking2 yes! I only used them for about a week, then whether it actually worked, or all in my head...but started to switch off naturally 💤

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Justlooking2
Justlooking2
Original Poster
2 weeks ago

FG280 thanks, I will take a look into it!

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FG280
FG2802 weeks ago

I also love the M&S sleep range, I use the pillow spray and the hand cream at night. Love the smell, and the only time I remember to use hand cream 😅 Image

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Justlooking2
Justlooking2
Original Poster
2 weeks ago

FG280 haha, I also remember at night to use hand cream. That's amazing. I didn't know M&S did a sleeping range. Will have a look. Thanks.

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FG280
FG2802 weeks ago

Justlooking2 they often have good offers and gift sets for Christmas 🤩

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Justlooking2
Justlooking2
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2 weeks ago

FG280 that's good to hear, Christmas is right around the corner.

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Carlton1512
Carlton15122 weeks ago

My nights are a bit random, sometimes I get into bed and fall asleep quite quickly, others I can lay awake for ages. The stress of work, sometimes doesn't help. What I have though is a pillow speaker, basically a small speaker that is placed in my pillow. So if I can't get to sleep or back to sleep, I just listen to a talk radio show or soft/easy music or sounds.

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Justlooking2
Justlooking2
Original Poster
2 weeks ago

Carlton1512 I didn't know things like that exist. Where can I buy this from and how much does it cost?

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Carlton1512
Carlton15122 weeks ago

Justlooking2 Just search for "Pillow Speaker" on Amazon/Ebay etc. They usually come with a 3.5mm headphone jack cable which fits fine in my phone, but if your phone doesn't have an old style headphone jack or you have an iPhone, you can get adapters. You place the speaker actually in the pillow (not under the cover) so you may have cut a small hole in the pillow to put the speaker in.

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Justlooking2
Justlooking2
Original Poster
2 weeks ago

Carlton1512 that's brilliant. Thank you!

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Carlton1512
Carlton15122 weeks ago

Justlooking2 No problem at all. It definitely helps me when I have a lot on my mind, as you concentrate on what you are listen to, rather than what is on your mind. Hope it works for you 🙂

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Justlooking2
Justlooking2
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2 weeks ago

Carlton1512 thank you. It really does help 🙂

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap2 weeks ago

I sleep ok now with a eye mask but only after taking a mild sedative off my doctor although I still wake up tired I've been diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome

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Justlooking2
Justlooking2
Original Poster
2 weeks ago

Imnotcheap I will definitely be going to the doctors and getting myself checked out.

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap2 weeks ago

Justlooking2 I would

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Chanelno5
Chanelno52 weeks ago

I sleep better when I turn all electronic devices off at least an hour before bed (i.e., tablet, tv, phone although I don’t do this as often as I should). I definitely find it easier to get to sleep when I do.

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Justlooking2
Justlooking2
Original Poster
2 weeks ago

Chanelno5 I used to be on electronic devices quite often. However I have limited myself but even still I find it troublesome to sleep.

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cocolgooh
cocolgooh2 weeks ago

I find playing a repetitive game on my phone actually helps me to get to sleep since it seems to wear my mind out somewhat and makes me concentrate on something other than whatever I was thinking about that was keeping me awake. I know electronics can make things worse for a lot of people, though.

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Justlooking2
Justlooking2
Original Poster
2 weeks ago

cocolgooh Thank you for your lovely suggestion

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Leesha86
Leesha862 weeks ago

I’ve had sleeping issues for years. CBD oil worked for a while but then I must of got used to it and it stopped working.

Currently working shifts so when I’m off I use a 5htp supplement which has been BRILLIANT for me but warning, it does give you crazy dreams! Lol

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Justlooking2
Justlooking2
Original Poster
2 weeks ago

Leesha86 Thank you for your lovely suggestion 🙂

I will give that a go.

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tara73ziva
tara73ziva2 weeks ago

I am lucky I just go to bed and as soon as I lay on the pillow I drift off pretty quick but it doesn’t matter what time I go to bed I always wake at 5 am

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Justlooking2
Justlooking2
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2 weeks ago

tara73ziva That's awesome. Im jealous >.<

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