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post #1 of 11
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Morning All!!

Today's question is about sleep:

How well do you sleep?

For me it varies, I generally have at least 2-3 days per week when I don't sleep to well. I jokingly call it my reverse insomnia because I have very little trouble actually falling asleep but more often then not wake up a couple hours later and can't get back to sleep..
post #2 of 11
Sleep and I have a love/hate relationship

I tend to go in spurts.... sleep well for a little while, then not well for a long time.

I have difficulty with both falling asleep sometimes (last night for example) and staying asleep

I try not to nap as much during the day, although it hasn't been much of an issue as of late because I can't even fall asleep for that.
post #3 of 11
I sleep well when I eventually get to bed.

I feel I have self induced insomina if that's a thing. I choose to stay awake and get little sleep. I often nap during the day though which puts my sleeping pattern right off.
post #4 of 11
Generally I sleep well, until the heat left us to sleep well... lately whe should to put the A/C all night...
about the naps not always take it, but sometimes when is really necesary!...
Plus the big majority of times we sleep in hammocks a fine, fresh and cute way to sleep!...
Great Question Susan!...
post #5 of 11
Seems to differ greatly.

It always takes me at least 20 minutes to fall asleep. Most nights it's closer to an hour. It doesn't matter how tired I am. I just can't get my brain to turn off.

I wake up 2-4 times a night. Most of the time I can fall back asleep pretty quickly, but about once a week I'll wake up at 3AM and be wide awake and it takes forever to get back to sleep.

And over the last few months I wake up every single morning about an hour - an hour and a half before my alarm goes off. I'll fall back asleep about 20 minutes before my alarm actually goes off and then it is so hard to get up because I'm just getting back into deep sleep. I always end up rushing to get ready for work because it's so hard to drag myself out of bed.

So with all my issues I probably get 5-7 hrs of sleep a night. I'm usually actually in the bed for 8-9hrs.
post #6 of 11
Generally I sleep pretty well. I wake up maybe once or twice during the night. If I'm really tired from work that day or from my workout, I may sleep through the entire night, but that's pretty rare for me.
post #7 of 11
I go in spurts. I think everyone does, for the most part. I'll go for a while and sleep awesome...fall asleep right away and sleep all night. Other times I'll fall right to sleep but I'll wake up frequently. That's the stage I'm in right now. For the past week or two I've been sleeping well until around 3 or 4 am, then I wake up at that same time every night and have a hard time sleeping after that.

Other times I'll have a really hard time getting to sleep but once I do I'm good for the whole night. Most of the time a hot bath or quick shower works well enough to get me to sleep. Other times I have o resort to a unisom or a sleeping pill.

Then there are the times when I can't sleep period. Last year I went about 6 months without a decent, full nights sleep. I haf a standing rx for sleeping pills and most nights I used it.

I tend to sleep best when I have a job and a steady routine. The big spell of no sleep happened when I was unemployed for over a year. I can't nap during the day at all unless I'm sick, otherwise I won't sleep at all that night.
post #8 of 11
Usually I sleep pretty well, but it's one of the first things to go if I get overly stressed. MOst nights I'm out in 20 minutes or less and don't wake up until the alarm goes off, but on a bad night...well, I've found myself sitting on the back porch watching the stars at 4am...
post #9 of 11
I haven't been sleeping well for the last 10 months. I have fibromyalgia, not enough sleep means more pain. muscle pain means no sleep. One triggers the other. The doctor increased my medication but it doesn't seem to be helping. He has suggested trying sleeping pills. I don't know why, but I am afraid of taking them
post #10 of 11
I sleep well; the problem for me is really falling asleep... Once I am down, I am down though!
Well, I do have a very light sleep, but I also get used to the usual stuff easily, such as the kitties - Thank goodness!
post #11 of 11
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Originally Posted by mbjerkness View Post
I haven't been sleeping well for the last 10 months. I have fibromyalgia, not enough sleep means more pain. muscle pain means no sleep. One triggers the other. The doctor increased my medication but it doesn't seem to be helping. He has suggested trying sleeping pills. I don't know why, but I am afraid of taking them
Is it the addiction part that scares you?

Have you ever tried melatonin? (the addiction risks aren't there)
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