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Does anyone have these problems? How do you handle it?
did walk a little this morning. Didn't want to do it but pushed myself. I must say I do feel a little better. Hearing the birds sing, hearing the leaves in the tress's sing. It felt good…..Thank you so much
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@brit I am so glad you got out, and how fortunate you are to live in a warm enough climate where you hear birds singing.
I have been going to my health club for at least 10 years, doing water exercises, and going to the gym, occasionally just walking the track. When I first went I just did water exercises a few times a week but I have expanded a lot in the last five years. I still have to really drag myself there every time but once there I am glad I did and afterward I feel positively smug that I did! 😉 My son, who is a fitness fanatic says no one really looks forward to it but to be healthy it really is a necessity. Being too sedentary is simply not good for you.
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thank you so much for your advise. I did walk this morning and it did seem to make a difference to my overall feeling of well-being. Just have to keep on pushing and hopefully in time it will pay off. Yes I live in Florida so the winter time is beautiful around here……summer…..well……its too darn hot and humid but I've lived here for at least 40 years but I still haven't gotten use to it. Like I said winter time in Florida is heaven. God Bless Patti
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Having sleep problems. Please help
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Way to go brit! It could become a habit!
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I, in a fit of desperation, ordered some essential oil roll on that purports to help with sleep. I am possibly the last person one would expect to embrace such a potion, but I did and I sleep. Just look on the internet. They all use lavender and heave knows what else. Put some on your temples and the back of your neck. Seems to help, and for nominally $30, it is worth a roll of the dice.
@pjss48 Hi pj, and welcome to Connect.
Could you tell us a little bit more about your sleep problems? Have you tried anything to help with them, or have you spoken to your doctor? He or she may be able to help you. Also, there are many suggestions on the internet that some find helpful, such as breathing to a pre-defined count, inhaling, holding your breath, and exhaling.
I do not have personal experience with meditation but I know some people do find it helpful.
There are some sleep aids, such as Benadryl and melatonin that are not too habit forming. If you try Benadryl, it should only be for an occasional night, not for daily usage. Obviously, the best solution is one that does not require medication, be it OTC or prescription.
There is a whole section of Connect about sleep problems,
Within it, there are many sub-topics, some of which may relate to your problems. If not, you can also click on "start a discussion" to start one, explaining your problem in a bit more detail.
I hope you are able to find some relief, I know how frustrating it is to lie awake at night for hours. I go through that when I am anxious about something but right now I am doing fine and getting to sleep in a reasonable amount of time. I hope too that you are able to define what is causing your sleep problems, that's half of the battle I think.
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Thank you so much for your kind thoughts. This has been a very anxious day for me. It has not been good but all I can do is hang in there and do the best I can. I do appreciate your concern and help regarding sleep. I sleep about 6 hours a night so I consider myself bless for being able to sleep that long God Bless you Patti
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Thanks to all who commented on Sleeping problems. I stopped being nervous right now plus eating a late lunch. I tried to be added to Members but I don't know if I did it right. I'm not very technical
@pjss48 you must have done it correctly because I do not believe you can post without being a member.
Happy to hear that you are not feeling nervous.
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Hi Patti. I don't know how old you are, and I'm not asking, but as we get older we tend to need less sleep. Also, if you're getting close to enough it's the type of sleep we get too.
I'm sorry that you had a rough day.
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Communicating with you all helped
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Hi, @pjss48 – I merged your word of thanks to this thread where you mentioned sleeping problems, so that those who talked with you might see it.
You mentioned you stopped being nervous. What do you think may have helped with that?
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Eating lunch. I waited too long. Communicating with support group, and working on thinking right.
I am 73 years old. Had another good nights sleep last night but this morning those same old anxiety feelings have returned. Its all I can do to keep up with it all. Anxiety is a really awful feeling and I seem to have it more and more. Maybe just something I am going through usually its worrying about something which really is the main cause for all this depression and anxiety. I just try to get through each day as best I can. I have a wonderful husband that is helping me all the way. What a blessing. Go to my doctor next week but I'm afraid almost to tell him these new pills he put me on are not doing the joh. Just scared he will give up on me. There must be something out there that will help God Bless you all Patti
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