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Re: Do you tend to sleep through the night without waking?

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No I take sleep medication and I still wake up every 3 Hours.

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no

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You suggested “Try #6”. What is that?

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When, I worked, I went to bed at 1100pm, got up at 3:30am.  I did this for 20 years. So, when I retired, I changed that awful schedule to 10;00 pm till 9:30am.  Sounds usually wake me up, music, talking but I think of my room bathed in white light and my pillow is a cloud so I float back into sleep.

Its important to change your way of thinking.  If you wrestle with your brain, it will wrestle back so if it's totally impossible then try this - Hylands -Homeopathic medicine.   Try #6 ,it literally calms your whole being down and whatever you are thinking about at that very moment, it gets shoved in the back of you, literally.  Your mind is free to drift and let it , till your eyes start to droop, your brain quiets down, and you simply fall asleep.  It's the only medicine that has actually worked for me, so give it a try.  It won't harm the body at all.

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No, I am a very light sleeper. I have little problem falling asleep but wake up if the wind picks up, rain begins to fall, or any unusual sounds around the house. Getting back to sleep is a challenge so I usually just close my eyes, relax my body, and rest until 5:30 or so. This has been the pattern my entire life so I don’t worry about my sleeping habits. Interestingly my wife is instantly to sleep and can sleep through practically any storm or event. 

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About 3 nights out of 7 depending on level of stress.  Since I retired that's up from 0.  I am fortunate that my dog sleeps until 9:30   I get up at 8:00 and if I've had restless night, h gets very annoyed.  So I continue to work on it.  Very hard to avoid stress during these Trump times.

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My mind is usually abuzz, thinking back on the day. I usually say quick prayers and then go into meditative breathing awareness. Is helps drift me off to a date with the sandman. If I awake in the night, I repeat the breathing technique. Sweet dreams, everyone.

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When I was working, I had to be up early as we started at 6 a.m., and I had to sometimes shovel the driveway in winter and scrape the ice off the car windows, so I was used to getting up at 4 a.m. to eat breakfast and do whatever it took. When I retired, I took care of my Dad who had dementia so I worried about him getting up at night,and as a result, still got up early.  Now I can get to sleep right away (depending on what I am doing before bedtime), but my mind races and goes over things I need to do the next day and I wind up waking up several times.  I still get up at 4!  When daylight savings ends, I just thing to myself, another hour of insomnia!

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I infrequently sleep through the night. I even went to a sleep study here at West Virginia University and followed all of the advice and honestly saw no change. The days I sleep the best, and that means staying asleep, are the days I work out the heaviest. Falling asleep is a constant problem. I would love to find the answer.

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I can't remember the last time I slept through the night- multiple bathroom visits! I was diagnosed with over-active bladder and prescribed Oxybutinin. Now I only wake up once and usually get back to sleep without difficulty.

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