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Who else can't sleep?

SisterSister Adelaide Hills, SAMember Posts: 4,957
edited July 2018 in Health and wellbeing
Sitting here at 4:15am (CST) after trying since 2:30am to go back to sleep and finally giving up, yet again...  Wondering who else is out there this morning, and most mornings at this time?


  • RobroxRobrox Member Posts: 11
    Yup still awake not sure if it’s pain side affects of drugs or anxiety 
    wishing fairy sleep dust your way xx
  • SisterSister Adelaide Hills, SAMember Posts: 4,957
    A hammer might work!  I've always leaned a bit towards insomnia but I could be a gold medal winner these days if it was an Olympic sport.  Wishing you sweet dreams!
  • RomlaRomla AdelaideMember Posts: 2,091
    Me too a few nights a week possibly woken by hot flushes
  • RomlaRomla AdelaideMember Posts: 2,091
    Just an odd suggestion that helps me a bit try eating yogurt and drinking more milk -not cheeses except cottage cheese as they contain tyramine which causes sleeplessness.
  • RomlaRomla AdelaideMember Posts: 2,091
    I also went for a walk last night around 7 and had a good night’s sleep
  • RomlaRomla AdelaideMember Posts: 2,091
    I bought for an elderly neighbor who had problems after her husband died Celestial Seasonings Sleepy Time tea - available in the supermarkets which is a blend including camomile .Camomile has been long used by Europeans as a relaxant - maybe a cup before bed might help.
  • AfraserAfraser MelbourneMember Posts: 3,856
    As a chronic night waker (nothing to do with bc or treatment), I have found the following:

    The classic advice (bed for sleep/sex, get up rather than stay in bed reading or watching TV) could have you spending a lot of nighttime up and awake!!
    No devices! Occupies your mind and the blue light isn't apparently helping either.
    Things that distract you from active thinking can help - sudoku works for me (concentrates the mind fully on something other than health/work/family issues) but reading might too - just not thrillers or something too engaging!
    Enjoy the quiet! Relaxing is almost as good as sleeping and makes sleep more likely.
    Camomile tea, milk (hot or cold), valerian, all can aid relaxation. 

    Good luck!
  • AfraserAfraser MelbourneMember Posts: 3,856
    Dead right! No idea at 2.30 in the morning is likely to be worth spending too much time on!
  • kmakmkmakm MelbourneMember Posts: 7,974
    Almost nightly @sister, since BreastScreen sent me the recall email. Some nights I can get back to sleep for an hour or two, some nights I can't. I'm averaging 5 - 6 hours sleep a night, nowhere near enough for me.How many hours do you 'normally' need?

    I'm afraid I often succumb to the lure of the screen, so I'm often here. It's very lonely time of day in very a lonely experience.

    Two nights ago I had 3.5hrs total. Absolutely ruinious for my mental health, the next day was a weepy hot mess! This all sucks so much arse. Hope you sleep better tonight.
  • kmakmkmakm MelbourneMember Posts: 7,974
    Romla said:
    Me too a few nights a week possibly woken by hot flushes
    Ditto with the hot flushes waking me. Insane.
  • Sunshine0206Sunshine0206 Member Posts: 146
    Perhaps try square breathing?

    I also swear by the placebo benefit of 2 panadol osteo. 
  • Sunshine0206Sunshine0206 Member Posts: 146

  • Sunshine0206Sunshine0206 Member Posts: 146
    I swear by it. Good luck @Sister

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