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3/10/18 1:31 A

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I haven't been able to sleep very much since Dec 2017. Have had bouts with insomnia in the past, but this is the worst. I average about 2 to 3 hrs of sleep a night. I do not take naps. Some nights I get no sleep at all. Lots of jitters at night and energy high. I could run a marathon at midnight.

Have seen a few docs about this - no help. I have tried about 4 different sleep/anxiety meds ( non-habit forming - or so they say) and they have not worked or made things worse.

I deal with anxiety from a prev 30 plus year marriage that ended with him having a 3 yr affair with a very young girl with criminal records. I had no idea until I got served with a 17,000 credit card demand. He always got mail so I never saw this coming. He (which is legal for a spse to do in FL) had taken several credit cards out on me and used them to support his girl friend and her children. I had visits from cops looking for her at my address (nice up scale 55 plus community) and just thought they had a wrong address. He was always so calm and collected if I asked him anything and gave no clues out. He was gone a lot = supposedly with some older guy friends which now I know was a lie. I also believe when the money started running out ( he went through all of our savings - which was considerable). When that was gone, I believe he and she planned to dump me at sea for insurance money. He took me out one day on our boat and headed for deeper sea. I did not like this and he knew it and when I asked him to turn around he didn't at first. Finally when I started getting very nervous he did take us back. Don't think he could do it that time. I refused to go back out on the boat. My daughter believes this story and that he was capable at that time. I left him, at the strong suggestion of my pastor, and moved in with my daughter in TN. She helped me, or I would have been living under a bridge. I got a divorce, but the trauma of all this left me with anxiety. Shortly after my adult son almost died in NH. My daughter and I got him to a hospital just in time. He soon had a hip replacement (had severe psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis). He had gone down from180 pounds to 130 quickly. Last year he had the other hip done and still needs his two knees done. He is 40. He now lives with my daughter too. It has been an emotional and financial burden trying to get him the help he needs, as he cannot work. TN is not a great state to help disabled people. Been a trial and still working on it.

All this has given me anxiety, even though I believe in God and that He is in control. Still hard to deal with all this. I got remarried to my 7th grade crush and he is terrific. He is so supportive and we live in an apartment in my daughter's home. I have lots of family support, but still have endless nights of no sleep.

I am waiting to hear from a new doc next week that might be able to help me. I do feel like this will all work out and am positive. It still works on me every day though.

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1/23/18 5:56 A

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Again it is a night of sketchy sleep. Went to bed at 11:30. Got to sleep at midnite. Woke up around 2am and here I lay wide awake.... I will be till about 7am then drift on and off till 1pm. I am so exhausted by this sleep pattern. I read all your posts and I empathize!

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1/21/18 10:20 P

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JENNY_NG I always wake at 4 a.m. too no matter what time I go to bed. I will doze off again sometimes right after I use the restroom and sometimes I am awake for an hour or more. Ticks me off since I am now retired and should be able to sleep.

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1/8/18 10:44 P

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Always wake up at 3/4am, hates it when I cannot get enough sleep & need to work. Really bad for losing weight when I donít have enough sleep due to stress & worries in life. Sigh

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12/23/17 2:16 P

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I am feeling sorry for myself. I am in a funk. My blog would explain.

I hope you have a blessed Saturday. Any plans for the day?

For Christmas Eve, I am making a crockpot of wedding soup. I cannot wait!

Maybe I could make some buckeyes too. I found a super easy recipe on YouTube. One jar of peanut butter and one jar of chocolate icing. Just layer the two. I lack common sense and was thinking it would be too technical for me to do.

Should I start a blog about cookbooks? Members could share favorite recipes from any cookbook that they want. Maybe THAT would get me out of this funk?

Be good because Santa is watching.

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12/21/17 1:40 P

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Last night, I could NOT sleep. The night and darkness just seemed to drag on forever. I was doing so good, too. uuugh

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12/16/17 9:52 P

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My problem is not having a man in bed with me... someone to cuddle with.

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12/16/17 6:54 P

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Sounds very familiar. Last month I had two consecutive weeks of 7 hours of sleep , 5 nights out of 7. Thought I had broken the back of sleep deprivation, but am now back to the 3 or 4 am witching/waking hour, and waiting to go back to sleep. My plan is to turn off my iPad no later than 9, plug it in, and not have screen time until the next morning. Hoping that will help!

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12/5/17 10:37 P

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Tonight, 2 of my articles will go live, both about couples... (1) about nicknames and (2) about Christmas presents. Pray they get many views. :)

Last night, I was a mess. I was sick and could not sleep at all. Today, I felt like a zombie. The roommates and I simply bought pizza from Gionino's for dinner. A luxury.

I have cleaned up the team Dealing With Our Fears. Here is to hoping for activity and new members. Kindly pass the word around.

Then, I was going to do 30 minutes of activity every night before bed. I have decided to simply calculate my activity from my pedometer from throughout the day. Also, I was going to read The Carb Lover's Diet before bed, but the book is so dry that I cannot get into it. I do need my rest and do not want to burn out. I have 12 topics jotted down on paper to research and write about. No joke.

Get your beauty rest and message me if you ever need a friend.

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10/12/17 7:25 A

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I am getting tired of waking up in the middle of the night. Typically it is on or around 3am and I am unable to get back asleep. I have 3 and a half hours of sleep in. I finally get really tired and go back to sleep at 7am. Even going back to sleep I wake up tired.

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8/3/17 1:37 P

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Racing mind. Woke up at 5am and couldn't go back to sleep (until it was time to get up, of course!).

Move more, eat less!


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8/2/17 5:47 P

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I didn't get any sleep last night *sigh*

I keep trying to lose weight, but it keeps finding me


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7/10/17 1:46 A

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When I get up to go to the bathroom, I can't get comfortable when I return to bed. I punch out my pillow and try to get comfortable. Grrrr, so frustrating.

Move more, eat less!


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7/10/17 1:40 A

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That sounds so familiar. Same here

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Hi;
I have lost 15 pounds. have 5 more to go. I remember when I was a kid I slept like a log .Not anymore. Now, I just have problems sleeping. I have tried reading a book. I am new to this also. Thanks for listening.

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7/8/17 12:50 P

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I could NOT get comfortable last night!


Move more, eat less!


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7/8/17 12:04 P

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I found n app on google play that helps me it's the sound of rain and it helps me sleep

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6/25/17 12:59 P

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I wish I could get my body to do what my brain tells it to do! I set two alarms on my tracker to remind me to do two things last evening, and my body totally ignored the TO-DOs! They are not things my body is not able to do, just seems my body is too lazy or too tired!

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6/8/17 3:28 A

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Have you tried reading? A book, not a screen. Supposedly computers and cell phones and tablets keep you awake.

Move more, eat less!


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6/8/17 3:00 A

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I am not able to get to sleep tonight I am not in the slightest bit tired. I tried taking a hot bath and lying down and an hour later I got up and got on the computer. I have had my sleeping problems for 16 years now! It is either I just can't get to sleep or I go to sleep and I am up again 2-3 hours later wide awake! I have never tried a prescription for sleeping pills. I do drink a hot cup of sleepytime tea every night before bed and it does not work. I have my bed scented with lavender essential oil to help induce sleep to no avail. I am so tired of being tired.

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5/26/17 10:35 P

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l go to bed around 11 or 12 pm and wake up at 4 am .lt is hard for me to get back to sleep again. emoticon

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5/25/17 10:33 P

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I have restless leg syndrome and man it sucks trying to sleep. My fit bit logs me as restless 22 or 25 times a night. I hate trying to get going for the day and feeling exhausted

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5/21/17 11:01 P

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I can't sleep before 3a.m.

I keep trying to lose weight, but it keeps finding me


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4/11/17 12:28 P

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Bad night last night. Grrrrr
Was doing better at getting seven hours for several nights in a row.
Starting over...

Move more, eat less!


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4/11/17 11:54 A

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I currently have respiratory issues. I can't find a position where something isn't sore.

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4/11/17 11:50 A

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Hi , I am not really new to the team but I don't post like i should. My rant for today is. I was on Night shift for ever and couldn't sleep during the day;. Was getting if i was lucky 3 to 4 hours of sleep a day. Now ... I just switched over to evening shift on the 1st of April and am still not sleeping .. more than 3 or 4 hours a night

Never allow yourself to be bullied into silence, never allow yourself to be made a victim, accept NO ones definition of your life , Define yourself."

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3/29/17 10:44 A

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We had a thunderstorm last night and the cat was jumping on and off the bed all night. emoticon

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3/28/17 11:01 P

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I've done that! So fun but keeps you up too late.

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3/10/17 5:51 P

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Stayed up until after 4 am watching youtube videos like a naughty child???
Will have to pull the plug on the computer for a while if I lose control again.

"A candle loses none of its light or warmth by lighting another candle" Anonymous

Go share your light with someone who needs it.


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3/9/17 9:21 A

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Lately I have been waking early and not been able to return to sleep.

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3/8/17 12:53 P

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I seem to go through phases. At times I wake up after 4 hours no matter how tired I was when I went to bed. At other times I sleep right through and wake up just before the alarm. I seem to be in my good phase now; I hope the time change won't throw me off again.

"A candle loses none of its light or warmth by lighting another candle" Anonymous

Go share your light with someone who needs it.


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1/16/17 10:56 A

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It annoys me to keep waking up during the night. I might sleep a bit, but then I wake up, look at the clock and see I haven't slept long at all. Doing this all night does not provide me with a restful sleep.

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1/15/17 11:57 P

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I tracked bedtime for the first week of the year and did great; then I did no tracking for the second week and did poorly, so I guess I'll have to resume tracking for week # 3.

"A candle loses none of its light or warmth by lighting another candle" Anonymous

Go share your light with someone who needs it.


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1/15/17 8:15 P

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Mine is if I take a nap during the day then I can't sleep at night. If I'm upset or ruminating about something I can't sleep. I sometime take Bendryl or Trazadone to help me sleep.

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1/13/17 4:04 A

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My problem is the racing thoughts in my head when I'm in bed, like I need to do this or that the next day. Then I figure, why not get it done now? So I get up, do whatever and then I stay awake. I find it strange that I can still function the next day without feeling tired. Does this happen to you?

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1/12/17 9:22 P

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I think there must be. I'm a night owl.

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1/12/17 8:35 P

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I believe some individuals are more nocturnal. I was one of them. It has taken developing a routine and medication to be able to get a restful sleep. I schedule my medication and then I am asleep within an hour.


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1/12/17 7:37 P

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The first week of the New Year I did so well with my resolution to be in bed with lights out before midnight. I got a good 7 - 71/2 hours sleep and felt great!!! But the last 4 days I slipped back into my old ways and only got 5 - 6 hours of (interrupted) sleep. Grrr... and , of course, when I stay up late I snack on junk so it becomes a double whammy. Is there a "night owl" gene? and, if so, how can I turn mine off so I can go to sleep at a decent hour?

"A candle loses none of its light or warmth by lighting another candle" Anonymous

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1/11/17 10:34 A

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Sometimes when my mind won't shut off I will write about what is bothering me. I may make a list or a plan to take care of some of the problems. The last time this happened, I made a monthly plan to begin working on some health issues which were bothering me. I am glad I did, or I probably would not be working on them now.
Welcome to the team!


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Slept terrible last night. I laid in bed for the longest time, and could not shut my mind off, kept thinking about things, and finally got up and got on the computer and thought, I would start back with Spark again. So here, I am. I am new to this team.

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12/22/16 8:30 P

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Thank you. I appreciate you're taking the time to reply. So happy it is working for you!

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12/22/16 10:07 A

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It is very basic. First I established a time which would work for me. An hour before, I turn off the computer, and begin my nighttime preparations. I may drink a cup of peppermint tea or something I find relaxing, as I begin the grooming and preparations for the next day if any need to be made. I do take medications which help me to sleep so after the hour I take them and head to bed. I make a point of keeping the same time schedule which after a while I noticed seemed to make a difference for me.

I hope you find a way to get a restful sleep. emoticon

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12/19/16 10:37 P

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@HUNGRYWOMAN2 Any tips you care to share about your routine?

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12/19/16 2:53 P

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I have finally established a fairly regular sleep schedule. It makes a difference when it is disrupted. There are times when outside influences will get me off track and this makes me irritable.

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I can't function well anymore on so little sleep. I forget things. I feel like my brain is not working & I'm more clumsy & accident prone.

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11/29/16 2:55 P

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I like the idea of a mantra. Perhaps I will try and create one and see if it works for me.
I am glad you have found a way to help you sleep better. It is so important to rest well.

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Amen! I do the same thing! I have started singing a one line song to myself like a mantra over and over to keep my mind from racing till I can drop of to sleep. Its my kitty has a first name its Oscar. And I repeat it over and over and if I try to stray my thoughts I bring it back and I eventually fall back to sleep. You know that your close when you start forgeting the words.

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Reliving the day over and over again or making plans for the future.

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11/19/16 7:24 A

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too much information...

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Trying to establish regular sleep hours and my bf stays up late and then wakes me when he comes to bed.

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