Not Sleepy!!

By Hinboyz3 Latest Reply 2009-10-31 11:46:58 -0500
Started 2009-10-30 00:40:00 -0500

Am I the only one who can't seem to sleep at night? I find myself up in the wee hours of the morning just flicking through the channels on the tv waiting to fall to sleep. What's that all about? I use to not be able not to go past 10 pm, but now some nights it's almost endless. OK so help me out my friends.

21 replies

tabby9146 2009-10-31 11:46:58 -0500 Report

I hope I am not repeating lots of things and I probably am, have not had time to read the other's responses, but I have the same problem at times. I asked my doctor if it was o.k. to take those OTC things and she said yes. She said I could take them every night if I needed to. I need to about once or twice a week. I find that 'any' brand works for me and instead of two, which is the usual dosage, I only need on pill. It doesn't make me groggy the next morning of have any side effects. I've been taking a CVS brand lately. I like to take a warm bath, and make sure I do not sit in front of the computer late at night and I don't watch t.v. just before going to bed. About a hour before, I read. I had alwys heard this helps, but I have found out that it really does. Make sure not to eat or drink anything with caffeine after mid-afternoon. IT can take many hours for the effects of caffeine to wear off. Hope this helps you.

azrookie 2009-10-31 08:27:52 -0500 Report

Every night I get completely tired around 9pm, crash for two hours in a deep exhausted sleep, wake promptly at 11 or 11:30 and go to the couch to run the tv for the rest of the night. I find that the tv, although I don't really watch it, supplies what I now think of as "background noise"…stops me from thinking about things, and that helps me drift off into dozing and waking cycles for the rest of the overnight time. I hate it and have found that the more gente exercise I get during the day, or an actual hour of yoga seems to take away some of the underlying stress tension in my body and make relaxation more possible. So far, for me, none of the lotions and potions work but I'm in agreement that caffeine seems to have a much longer stimulus effect than we usually give it credit for. The upside here, for me, is that up until about 3am the Food Channel has some really fun programs to peek at while I'm scrunching around on the couch. Good Luck and try the gentle yoga thing and let me know. :)

Hinboyz3 2009-10-31 08:43:44 -0500 Report

I will try it and thanks so much! Yes the wee hours of the am are great on the food channel I love it.

salmanda 2009-10-31 06:35:51 -0500 Report

I found myself in a poor sleeping cycle a few years back. I would sleep for a few hours, be up for 2-4 hours, and go back to sleep for another 1-2. I was always dragging myself out of sleep. I realized that it was something I was doing to myself, and I broke the cycle. Now I sleep through the night, and fall back asleep if I have to get up.
I am sure you have thought of this, but anything with caffeine can keep you up as well. I know if I even have a soda with caffeine I am up most of the night now. So many things have caffeine in them that you don't even suspect. Check some labels maybe?
Hope you can sleep sound soon!

imsuzie2 2009-10-31 03:52:19 -0500 Report

I take a Melatonin tablet too. I think it helps, some, but…Did I mention my "Velcro" cat sleeps on me, and I can't shake her off. Heavy thing too. If I get her to sleep elsewhere, I do much better. What about ear plugs for the snoring? Has he tried Breathe Right bandage things? They didn't help too much and my husband stopped wearing them a long time ago. Now he says I snore, so I told him he taught me! :) S2

Elrond 2009-10-30 18:47:48 -0500 Report

I've found that sleep preparations containing melatonin seem to help me fairly well without unpleasant side effects. Walgreens carries a brand called Sleep Max that's rather inexpensive.

Hinboyz3 2009-10-30 18:53:27 -0500 Report

Thanks so much Elrond, Im gonna go to walgreens in the morning and check it out. Hopefully I can get some good sleep. I tryed a glass of wine the other night but in the morning my bloodsugar levels were up so that scared me.

daniel velazco
daniel velazco 2009-10-30 19:27:08 -0500 Report

I'm usually up till 5 AM everyday so I talked to my Dr and he priscribed Proson
and it works great. Dan

Grannymomma 2009-10-30 21:45:30 -0500 Report

I know exactly what you mean, I sleep really hard for the first couple of hours, then I toss and turn constantly. Just about the time the alarm goes off I finally doze off again. If you find anything that helps and doesn't leave you groggy the next day let me know. What I wouldn"t do for a good solid night's sleep!

ptsparkle 2009-10-30 10:40:39 -0500 Report

Wish I could help. I seem to go in cycles. One thing I look forward to is my "quiet time" after all go to bed. Then I get the t.v. all to myself, or quiet time reading etc. Some say a warm bath with lavender and a warm glass of milk. One night I tries it, but I got mixed up and drank a glass of warm lavender and took a bath in warm milk! Didn't make me feel any better, but the dairy farmer was pleased. lol. Hang in there, you"ll get on track soon.

Hinboyz3 2009-10-30 11:31:00 -0500 Report

Im sure you made the dairy farmers very happy that nite. Thanks ptsparkle, Im gonna try the warm milk and a nice bath at nite.

melissaweeks92 2009-10-30 13:17:50 -0500 Report

I am going through the same thing. I toss and turn all night. I feel like I just went to sleep when the alarm goes off. I am scared to take anything over the counter because I am on so much medication. If you hear of something to do or take please let me know.

Hinboyz3 2009-10-30 18:51:41 -0500 Report

Im in search of a good thing to do to make me fall to sleep as a normal person, like right now Im tired eyes burning. When I get into bed Im wide awake! Let me know if you find out anything that works.

Alicia039 2009-10-30 07:16:28 -0500 Report

I have a hard time sleeping also. After about 4 days and nights of not much sleep I finally basically pass out for about 10 hours lol Of course it doesn't help that most of the time it's because I have a really good book that I just can't put down until I've finished it.

Hinboyz3 2009-10-30 11:29:56 -0500 Report

Alicia Im gonna try a good book that I keep on my nite stand next to the bed, hopefully that will help me.

Harlen 2009-10-30 06:57:07 -0500 Report

SERQUEL works like a dream 25mg
I sleep like a 3 year old in the car lol
Wake up fealing like I slepped well lol
Hope this helps you as much as it dose me good luck and sleep tight

imsuzie2 2009-10-30 04:26:55 -0500 Report

Hinboyz, when you find the answer, LOTS of us would love to hear it. It is 2:24a here in Vegas, and I am here with the TV on in the background. But, I am getting tired. Doesn't mean when I finally fall into bed I will be able to sleep. Sometimes, if I wash my face and floss then brush my teeth on the early side, and just have to use the bathroom before going to bed it is easier than doing the whole getting ready for bed ritual all at once. Maybe rinsing my face with cold water does it? :) S2

Hinboyz3 2009-10-30 11:32:52 -0500 Report

Hi imsuzie2, that's me every single night my hubby always says Im in here sleep why you have to have the tv on every night to fall asleep. LOL!! he starts to snore like Fred Flintstones sucking in the roof in 5 mins. Maybe that's my problem his snoring. Ha Ha Ha!