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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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If not, what wakes you up?  Do you find it harder to get a full night's sleep, why?

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