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Sleeping troubles. - September 13th 2012, 04:46 PM

Practically all year, I've been having troubles with sleep. The getting to sleep part is fine, but I always end up waking up earlier than I want, and still feeling tired.
I keep waking up at 7 or 8 in the morning. I know for some people that's fine, but I don't like it. When I wake up I'm still really tired, but can't seem to fall back to sleep.

Anyone have some tips on how to stay asleep?
   
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Re: Sleeping troubles. - September 13th 2012, 07:02 PM

What kind of curtains or blind do you have ? Do they let in a-lot of light ? This may be part of the reason why , because our minds are programmed to wake up to natural light, so when the sun rises you wake up. A way to solve this is to either wear a blind fold, or get a black out blind.



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Re: Sleeping troubles. - September 26th 2012, 07:34 AM

Try exercising just an hour or so before bed. I have found that if I am physically tired before going to bed, I sleep better. These are also some controlled release sleep medications that might help as well.
   
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Re: Sleeping troubles. - September 27th 2012, 04:29 AM

There is something called "early-waking insomnia", it's basically insomnia where instead of having trouble falling asleep, you have trouble staying asleep.

Anyway, if you're getting more than 6 hours sleep a night, that's enough for most people. If you're getting more than 8 hours of sleep a night, and still feeling tired, then you need to see a doctor about why you're so tired. It could be something really simply like a lack of iron or B12 (both easily treated but affect mood and tiredness and sleep).

So yeah, if you're getting more than 8 hours sleep a night, but you're still tired, it's probably time to see a doctor about it!

Also a lot of people struggle with mornings, and waking up and feeling clear-headed. There's things like coffee and having a shower when you wake up to help, and having a good breakfast helps boost your morning energy levels too.

   
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