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How often do you battle insomnia?  What are some good cures for it?




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      Diane17 wrote Jan 18, 2013
    • I need absolute quiet to sleep.  Usually I get a better night’s sleep when my husband is not in the room with me.  He does tend to snore but it has gotten better since he quit smoking.  And he moves around a lot.

      So basically I’ve noticed that I have insomnia when he’s sleeping in the same bed with me!  Some nights he sleeps on the couch and other nights I sleep in my son’s room.  It really stinks!




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      Tuliplady wrote Jan 18, 2013
    • It’s very rare that I can’t sleep.  When I do have that problem, I read a book for awhile and that usually relaxes me enough to go back to sleep.

      I can’t stand sleeping with another person anymore.  Hubby and I haven’t slept in the same room in years and years due to his snoring/our fight over the thermostat/his back problems/my back problems..     If we have companuy and he and I have to share a bed, neither of us sleeps much and one of us always ends up in the recliner or on the couch.




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      Mzd3 wrote Jan 18, 2013
    • I started having insomnia about 8 yrs ago when I was going through a lot of stressful stuff. I’ve been on a prescription ever since, and if I run out and can’t get it filled, due to pharmacy being closed, weekend, ect  I don’t sleep.




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      Vikki Hall wrote Jan 19, 2013
    • I have some sleepless nights but it’s usually because I can’t turn off my brain. In that case I start thinking about things I want to do around my house. Very methodically and in detail. It forces me to focus vs racing brain which helps me relax.




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      Marya1961 wrote Jan 19, 2013
    • Don’t feel bad about sleeping a bit better when you are alone.  I think it affects many women as we age.  I am like Tulip, hub has his room and I have mine.  We both sleep so much better and wake up refreshed.

      I switched to the Sleep Number bed, it is a twin and it is adjustable..with my Fibromyalgia killing me most days, it also has massage in it.  I know changing a bed is not always an option, but it helps.  Otherwise, try deep breathing, keeping your bedroom cool, very dark blinds, shades or curtains, limiting your fluid intake before bed, herbal sleep aids (there are some that you can massage on your temples at bedtime), not fighting it and just getting up and moving around for 20 minutes and finally, don’t laugh, but sex can really put you back to sleep.estatic




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      Wendy101 wrote Jan 19, 2013
    • I wouldn't really call it insomnia . My lifestyle has made me a very alert person and one who can go with little sleep . I breastfed my girls on a schedule of every two hours.  

      Doing that three different times in a time frame of one year, two years and even three due do the girls health and not being able to handle formula or dairies; it's habit to wake through the night my body still thinks I have to get up for them. GIVE IT A BREAK BODY!!! The youngest is now eight and there are no more childs in my future. lol

      Plus I use to work security and my shifts changed from night shift to graveyard shift. So I'm use to what I call napping at night . I'll sleep two maybe three hours wake and write a bit til I get tired or read. Then nap another two three hours.

      Most times I'm up at 5:30 sharp without an alarm no matter what sleep I get. It's total HEAVEN  when I get a rare night of sleeping six hours straight.




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