sleeping troubles

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Lauren.-321
Lauren.-321 Member Posts: 41
edited 17. Jan 2011, 14:23 in Living with Arthritis archive
Anyone know any good tips to help get to sleep? I can't stand this being up all night when im used to sleeping at 10 :/

Lauren xx
Lauren 8)

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  • skezier
    skezier Member Posts: 11,333
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Lauren,

    Sorry your having a bad night flower.

    They tell me to relax, empty your brain and I do try .... but the cramp is hard to ignore :roll:

    I watch a video, it helps... some people like silence but I don't really....

    Jassie has done a lot of tips on one of the threads abut sleep... might be worth giving them ago?

    Hope you can get some sleep soon and nice to meet you cus I haven't bumped into you before. Cris x
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    The more you lie there awake thinking about not sleeping, the harder it becomes to get to sleep. I normally listen to my MP3, that helps, either music or a talking book. I would prefer to read, but having a slumbering husband in the same bed (and oh boy, does that grate, watching him snooze peacefully away) I cannot, as the light would wake him. And what a shame that would be. :wink: DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • Lauren.-321
    Lauren.-321 Member Posts: 41
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Thank you for your advice, I always read before I go to bed, and if I feel I can't get to sleep I usually listen to my ipod but for the last week or so it just hasn't worked!

    Lauren xx
    Lauren 8)
  • julie47
    julie47 Member Posts: 6,041
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi lauren

    When I cant sleep I listen to the radio where it is only talking. It is so boring I eventually fall asleep.
    OR try a warm bath and a warm milky drink.

    Hpe you get some sleep tonight.
    Juliepf x
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,506
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    All of those ideas might help Lauren..

    one of my very good freinds has a relaxation cd tghat she has never heard the end of!!! You need it!

    If all else fails talk to your GP - s/he may help you.

    Love

    Toni xx
  • daylily
    daylily Member Posts: 619
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Lauren,
    I usually get up, have a hot chocolate/horlicks and a read in peace and quiet and within an hour I'm ready for bed again.
    Found that way better than lying awake worrying about it.
    Take care
    xx
  • speedalong
    speedalong Member Posts: 3,315
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Lauren is it pain keeping you awake or your thoughts?

    Speedy
    I have had OA since mid twenties. It affects my hips and knees. I had a THR on the left aged 30 and now have a resurface-replacement on the right - done May 2010.