Why can't I sleep at night

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  1. Lesley 576

    Lesley 576 Well-Known Member

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    I'll fall asleep but then i'll wake up in 2 hours. My ears are ringing and head hurts. It's a very weird feeling that my head. I have it during the day but it's 100 times worse at night. Women usually sleep 10-12 hours durning this time. I sleep like 4 hours.
     
  2. geordielass21

    geordielass21 Well-Known Member

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    i went throgh this a few weeks back - it was a vicious circle. I was exhausted but couldnt sleep. The more i stressed about the lack of sleep the more i couldnt sleep.

    i was so upset, i was physically exhausted. It has passed, the ironic thing was that once I got a good nights sleep i was then ok. The thing is when i cant sleep i cant stop thinking of things and the thoughts keep me awake.

    my mum said to me that i should pretend i am lying on the beach (at the waters edge) and tense up my toes, focus on scrunching them up. then release them.

    Then move down to your heals (scrunch them up - yes this is impossible but trying takes your mind off what ur thinking about). Work your way up your body (calves, knees etc etc). I kind of got bored and then focussed on starting with my hands and working up my arms.

    I actually slept the night i tried this technique. Not great - but rather than 2-3 hours i think i got 6 hours broken sleep. The next night i got more like 8 and i have been on that since and am a lot better now. :)

    I know it sounds silly but it really did work for me.
     
  3. geordielass21

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    i went throgh this a few weeks back - it was a vicious circle. I was exhausted but couldnt sleep. The more i stressed about the lack of sleep the more i couldnt sleep.

    i was so upset, i was physically exhausted. It has passed, the ironic thing was that once I got a good nights sleep i was then ok. The thing is when i cant sleep i cant stop thinking of things and the thoughts keep me awake.

    my mum said to me that i should pretend i am lying on the beach (at the waters edge) and tense up my toes, focus on scrunching them up. then release them.

    Then move down to your heals (scrunch them up - yes this is impossible but trying takes your mind off what ur thinking about). Work your way up your body (calves, knees etc etc). I kind of got bored and then focussed on starting with my hands and working up my arms.

    I actually slept the night i tried this technique. Not great - but rather than 2-3 hours i think i got 6 hours broken sleep. The next night i got more like 8 and i have been on that since and am a lot better now. :)

    I know it sounds silly but it really did work for me.
     

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