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.

@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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@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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@maryshipley There is a charge for the Calm app, isn't there? If so, how much is it?
Thanks.
JK

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@gloriajean

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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Gloriejean I keep a nightlight on but then I dont have the problems you have each of us is different and have to find out what's best for them

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@gloriajean

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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@gloriajean So how many hours of sleep do you get to feel good? I really need at least 6 and 7 is heaven.
JK

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@contentandwell

@maryshipley There is a charge for the Calm app, isn't there? If so, how much is it?
Thanks.
JK

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I believe it is $69.00 for the year. Worth every penny. This app. Is teaching me to quiet my mind. Really helps to go to sleep.

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@lioness

Gloriejean I keep a nightlight on but then I dont have the problems you have each of us is different and have to find out what's best for them

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@lioness this is so true, we each are different and need to find what works for us. I know they say to turn off electronics an hour or so before bed, but I have often fallen asleep in bed, sitting up using my IPad.
JK

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@contentandwell

@maryshipley There is a charge for the Calm app, isn't there? If so, how much is it?
Thanks.
JK

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I believe I paid $69.00 for the year.

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@contentandwell

@lioness this is so true, we each are different and need to find what works for us. I know they say to turn off electronics an hour or so before bed, but I have often fallen asleep in bed, sitting up using my IPad.
JK

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Contantandwell different folks, different strokes

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@contentandwell

@lioness this is so true, we each are different and need to find what works for us. I know they say to turn off electronics an hour or so before bed, but I have often fallen asleep in bed, sitting up using my IPad.
JK

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Yes, I go sleep with electronics often as well.

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@hopeful33250 that’s what I’m doing right now. I don’t do it often but our bedroom is the only room with A/C and it’s hot out.
JK

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@contentandwell

@gloriajean So how many hours of sleep do you get to feel good? I really need at least 6 and 7 is heaven.
JK

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it seems to vary. you may be surprised but last week, I feel asleep at 2 am and did t wake up u till 3 pm! what is that all about???
I asked my pharmacist about melatonin that any of you talk about. if you take it a- Its a natural product but does it make you feel groggy?

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@contentandwell

@gloriajean So how many hours of sleep do you get to feel good? I really need at least 6 and 7 is heaven.
JK

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about 5 hrs.

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@gloriajean

it seems to vary. you may be surprised but last week, I feel asleep at 2 am and did t wake up u till 3 pm! what is that all about???
I asked my pharmacist about melatonin that any of you talk about. if you take it a- Its a natural product but does it make you feel groggy?

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@gloriajean I use melatonin, 3mg, and it does not make me groggy. Unfortunately it also does not get me through the night but I have heard that the long acting prescription version will.
JK

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