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samplegirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-27-08 05:00 AM
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Can't sleep up every morning by 5:00 a.m.
I wish I could just sleep till 9:00. Any suggestions on how to go back to bed and just get some restful sleep? I hate being awake this early!!!
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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-27-08 07:43 PM
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1. I have the same problem
but it's more like up at three or so for a potty call. During the winter, it usually isn't a problem because we turn the heat way down and bundle under the covers so I go back upstairs, snuggle back in and read for an hour. That usually does the trick. During the summer, I have no answers.

Sorry. :shrug:

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samplegirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-28-08 11:10 PM
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3. You know it just does not seem fair
Edited on Mon Jan-28-08 11:20 PM by samplegirl
all our lives were up early because we have to. Now when I could really enjoy sleeping in some I'm robbed. I have tryed to read or open my laptop... and then usually never go back to sleep but end up half way through the day and the couch is just calling me when I need to have energy. Thanks for the advice and sometimes it helps to know I'm not alone.
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-27-08 08:06 PM
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2. I can't get to sleep very easily after I'm awakenened, which is often,
due to dogs and a snoring husband. I bring my laptop to my room each night and go to sleep listening to old-time classic radio -- streaming internet and a wireless network and a pillow speaker so that I don't disturb my husband. I can "think" right over music and political talk radio gets me too wired, even when I agree. :) But the old-time radio often lulls me to sleep, even when I'd like to hear the end of the program!

There are lots of blogs, etc., out there to listen to. My mother has the same problem and she turns on CNN (my father has passed.) I just need something to get my mind off of planning or worrying, etc., but not too engaging to keep me awake. Reading would work, too, but that would disturb my husband too much (even though he's usually the culprit that woke me up! :D)

There are also pills, of course, some that advertise that they are specifically designed not just to get you asleep but to keep you asleep. I've never taken any, though.

Good luck!
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samplegirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-28-08 11:19 PM
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4. Thanks Longhorn
Like you I guess I am always worrying and just trying to find the relax mode for me is just awful. I went to health food store and have been trying herbal be calm drops under the tongue it helps some but not enough.
Thank God...for Turner Classic as it has been a Godsend to get
my mind off things and just try to focus on a good movie.
Once I awake....the cat is ready to rule me for the next forty-five minutes and by that time I'm really wide awake.
Anyway I know I am not alone with this...and at some point it must pass or surely hope so.
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BlackVelvet04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-03-08 04:21 PM
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5. This is another thing magnesium might help,
Edited on Sun Feb-03-08 04:22 PM by BlackVelvet04

What are some of the symptoms of magnesium deficiency? They are outlined beautifully in a recent article by Dr. Sidney Baker. Magnesium deficiency can affect virtually every organ system of the body. With regard to skeletal muscle, one may experience twitches, cramps, muscle tension, muscle soreness, including back aches, neck pain, tension headaches and jaw joint (or TMJ) dysfunction. Also, one may experience chest tightness or a peculiar sensation that he can't take a deep breath. Sometimes a person may sigh a lot.

Symptoms involving impaired contraction of smooth muscles include constipation; urinary spasms; menstrual cramps; difficulty swallowing or a lump in the throat-especially provoked by eating sugar; photophobia, especially difficulty adjusting to oncoming bright headlights in the absence of eye disease; and loud noise sensitivity from stapedius muscle tension in the ear.

Other symptoms and signs of magnesium deficiency and discuss laboratory testing for this common condition. Continuing with the symptoms of magnesium deficiency, the central nervous system is markedly affected. Symptoms include insomnia, anxiety, hyperactivity and restlessness with constant movement, panic attacks, agoraphobia, and premenstrual irritability.
Symptoms or signs of the cardiovascular system include palpitations, heart arrhythmias, angina due to spasms of the coronary arteries, high blood pressure and mitral valve prolapse. Be aware that not all of the symptoms need to be present to presume magnesium deficiency; but, many of them often occur together. For example, people with mitral valve prolapse frequently have palpitations, anxiety, panic attacks and premenstrual symptoms. People with magnesium deficiency often seem to be "uptight." Other general symptoms include a salt craving, both carbohydrate craving and carbohydrate intolerance, especially of chocolate, and breast tenderness.


Notice how so many of the "diseases" that run in a group are included in this list? Muscle pain (fibromyalgia), anxiety, depression, insomnia, mitral valve prolapse, TMJ. For years women have been told they are crazy when they exhibit all of these symptoms.

Taking REACTED MAGNESIUM also rid me of restless leg syndrome and sleep apnea.
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Peregrine Took Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 09:29 PM
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6. Lemon balm is very good for bringing on, and staying asleep.
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fed-up Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-03-08 09:24 AM
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7. I've been using a rice sock (no heat here) to relax me and warm me up-works great! nt
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