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Does anyone else struggle to sleep? I am exhausted but when i get into bed i cant sleep.. everything from.. did i switch the light off.. to.. i wonder how wheatabix are made.. it all runs through my head ๐Ÿ˜‚ some of the stuff is jist questions you would never even think of ๐Ÿ˜‚ so does anyone else get this.. how do you get to sleep? Image

LauraStephens
2 months ago
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ACR
ACR2 months ago

I always find things to do before going to to bed such as LD. I hope this helps - this is how Weetabix is made ๐Ÿ˜‰https://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/foodanddrinkvideo/11158615/How-Weetabix-is-made.html

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LauraStephens
LauraStephens
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2 months ago

Ahhh well thats one less thing to think about ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ thankyou so much.. it did make me laugh lol

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Johnny
Johnny2 months ago
  • Keep a consistent sleep schedule. Get up at the same time every day, even on weekends or during vacations.
  • Set a bedtime that is early enough for you to get at least 7 hours of sleep.
  • Donโ€™t go to bed unless you are sleepy.
  • If you donโ€™t fall asleep after 20 minutes, get out of bed.
  • Establish a relaxing bedtime routine.
  • Use your bed only for sleep and sex.
  • Make your bedroom quiet and relaxing. Keep the room at a comfortable, cool temperature.
  • Limit exposure to bright light in the evenings.
  • Turn off electronic devices at least 30 minutes before bedtime.
  • Donโ€™t eat a large meal before bedtime. If you are hungry at night, eat a light, healthy snack.
  • Exercise regularly and maintain a healthy diet.
  • Avoid consuming caffeine in the late afternoon or evening.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol before bedtime.
  • Reduce your fluid intake before bedtime.

Source: http://sleepeducation.org/essentials-in-sleep/healthy-sleep-habits

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LauraStephens
LauraStephens
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2 months ago

Thankyou.. most of this i already do.. i have suffered lack of sleep for years and years and when i had my kids it obviously went worse too. Im lucky if i get two hours. I just function on coffee ๐Ÿ˜‚

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sarahgreen15
sarahgreen152 months ago

Yes i used to find this all the time... someone recommended to me always having a bath or unwind time before bed.. apparently the hot water raises your temperature and when you get out and you cool off, it makes you sleepy due to blood pressure changes... also Iโ€™ve heard not using your phone or a screen with a light before bed helps.. reading a book or listening to music can help some people

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LauraStephens
LauraStephens
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2 months ago

I have tried all of that.. nothing works. The best is when it does actually work and i am asleep then one of the kids wakes me up๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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Pjran
Pjran2 months ago

A lot of people donโ€™t understand what itโ€™s like not being able to sleep. Yes Iโ€™m tired and have tried everything but the only thing that works are prescribed medication. Every night after my usual routine (taking off makeup etc) I dab a little lavender oil under my nostrils. Doesnโ€™t help but smells lovely. Camomile tea made me sick. I get fed up when friends and hubby say donโ€™t use electric gadgets but I need to while away the hours doing something. Insomnia is a curse and you have to accept it.

Count your blessings and try not not focus on your lack of sleep.

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LauraStephens
LauraStephens
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2 months ago

Yes! I have suffered insomnia for years.. my little boy suffers with it too.. its awful. We now have to medicate my son to get him to sleep otherwise he will not sleep all week then he will just crash. Its amazing the effect of our mood sleep has on us too!

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ClaireF1978
ClaireF19782 months ago

Have you tried sleep hypnosis apps on your phone. They work every time for me.

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LauraStephens
LauraStephens
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2 months ago

I havent tried hypnosis i will look into it. Thankyou so much.

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jmsonl
jmsonl2 months ago

I ask "alexa" to play a guided sleep meditation. There are plenty on YouTube. I find they work really well.

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LauraStephens
LauraStephens
Original Poster
2 months ago

Yeah i have tried all relaxation music and meditation but jist doesnt work for me. Thankyou for your reccomendation though. ๐Ÿ˜

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