Insomnia. Nothing seems to help.

Posted by terryb1 @128128terry11t, Jan 7, 2017

@josephene I am having terrible insomnia as well. Nothing seems to help. Any specific suggestions? Many thanks.

@contentandwell

@gloriajean I had similar problems, my mind was always racing and prevented me from being able to sleep. Somehow that has gotten a lot better but now when I wake up (for a bathroom call), if it's around 4:00 A.M. or later I can't get back to sleep for generally a couple of hours. Of course no sooner do I fall asleep but it's time to get up! This leaves me exhausted too frequently. I try to go to water aerobics class that begin at 9:00 but many mornings I am dizzy and really out of it from lack of sleep so I have to go back to bed for a while and get another hour or so of sleep. It's so frustrating.
JK

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I do a meditation that teaches how to calm the mind. I do this 30 minutes before bedtime. Last night I was able to back to sleep. This meditation was on the calm app. There are many of them. Anything thing calming the mind, anxiety ect…

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maryshipley I use to but forgot about it so thanks for the reminder I also have music on my kindle that is good.

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@lioness

maryshipley I use to but forgot about it so thanks for the reminder I also have music on my kindle that is good.

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Your welcome.

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@maryshipley

I do a meditation that teaches how to calm the mind. I do this 30 minutes before bedtime. Last night I was able to back to sleep. This meditation was on the calm app. There are many of them. Anything thing calming the mind, anxiety ect…

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alive read about meditation & deep breathing exercises but can't seem to keep my mind focused on that task for too long. When I eventually drop off to sleep (around 3/4 am), Ive been watching TV and have fallen asleep on my sofa with my little dog snuggled in with me. I think I get a good deep.sleep because I dont generally wake up exhausted or tired. Besides I gotta walk the do
BUT I'm 71 yr old and I know how important good sleep But I'm not tired at 1 pm. Wide awake.
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@maryshipley

I do a meditation that teaches how to calm the mind. I do this 30 minutes before bedtime. Last night I was able to back to sleep. This meditation was on the calm app. There are many of them. Anything thing calming the mind, anxiety ect…

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how long did it take you to find the calm. app to work

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@colleenyoung

Kari, Do you turn on the sleep hypnosis when you wake in the night? I can fall asleep, but not stay asleep.

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Hey Colleen, if you try the sleep hypnosis from your phone make sure that you dim the brightness before you go to bed, the burst of bright light when you turn it on often stimulates the senses into thinking it is morning

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@gloriajean

how long did it take you to find the calm. app to work

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4 or 5 sessions. Try as best you can to let your mind relax as you meditate. I also do a session once during the day, which helps me stay calm during the day.

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@maryshipley

4 or 5 sessions. Try as best you can to let your mind relax as you meditate. I also do a session once during the day, which helps me stay calm during the day.

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Gloriajean everything Ive read says turn electronics off an hour before you go to bed ,sleep in a cool room,put relaxing music on during this time ,read At times I do take an Advil P.M. at first but dont rely on it. Hope this helps it may take several days before your circadian rhythm turns on. Good luck.

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If I am using my Calm app to meditate, I put my IPhone under the blanket.

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@lioness

Gloriajean everything Ive read says turn electronics off an hour before you go to bed ,sleep in a cool room,put relaxing music on during this time ,read At times I do take an Advil P.M. at first but dont rely on it. Hope this helps it may take several days before your circadian rhythm turns on. Good luck.

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Sound advice! I do sleep in a cool room but it is not a completely dark room. I dont have curtains, so I can see the moon & the stars. Reading doesnt seem to work
.And turning g off the electronics, I do watch and enjoy watching g the news (be it good or bad). Yhis is my strongest habit and one that makes me happy. I wish my body was so tired that I would fall into bed & go to sleep immediately. But now that I'm retired and not really doing enough during waking hours to make my body tired doesn't your body need to feel tired as part of the process of falling asleep? My mind tends to get very creative at night – whi h is very satisfying but not the best time for this to happen.
Cheers! and thanks!!!!
Zzzzzzzz (hopefully)
Gloria

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@gloriajean

Sound advice! I do sleep in a cool room but it is not a completely dark room. I dont have curtains, so I can see the moon & the stars. Reading doesnt seem to work
.And turning g off the electronics, I do watch and enjoy watching g the news (be it good or bad). Yhis is my strongest habit and one that makes me happy. I wish my body was so tired that I would fall into bed & go to sleep immediately. But now that I'm retired and not really doing enough during waking hours to make my body tired doesn't your body need to feel tired as part of the process of falling asleep? My mind tends to get very creative at night – whi h is very satisfying but not the best time for this to happen.
Cheers! and thanks!!!!
Zzzzzzzz (hopefully)
Gloria

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Gloriejean Im waiting for my blackout drapes to come so now I have a sleep mask works for me

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@lioness

Gloriejean Im waiting for my blackout drapes to come so now I have a sleep mask works for me

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goodness, maybe the "child" in me comes out bit I dont like – very uncomfortable to be in a totally dark room
Also because of my brain surgery, my balance is not good & I worry about tripping/ falling in a very dark room.

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