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my mind wont let me sleep!

  1. H.C Porter profile image82
    H.C Porterposted 8 years ago

    It is almost 530am,and I can't sleep to save my life. The kids will be up in 4hrs-so it isn't like I have a shot of sleeping later, so rather than stare at the wall-figured I'd ask- have u ever had one of those weeks that isn't quite normal-and life seams off balance overall?
    I feel drained-not like myself this week.

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image64
      prettydarkhorseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I hope you can get sleep HC, try to sit down and think if something is bothering you, take your time, plus you need to sleep so that you can take care well of your baby,

    2. pisean282311 profile image60
      pisean282311posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      sure u wuld feel drained...did u try meditation?..it works for me...

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    pinkyleeposted 8 years ago

    its going on 4 in the morning here and i cant sleep either ... i was asleep but now im awake ... it kinda sucks lol

  3. H.C Porter profile image82
    H.C Porterposted 8 years ago

    Your telling me-i have so much on my mind-cant even start to sort things out... I want to escape to dreams-but my mind is being cruel

    1. Jerami profile image72
      Jeramiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I have had many nights like this. Too many things on my mind at the same time that seem to be in competition for first priority.
        It helps if I can hold onto one thought long enough to relax in it. Sleep soon follows. When my concience mind can not handle it all, give to my subconcience. Usualy awake with some awareness of how I "should" handle them.
          I don't always do what I think is best. This is usually  "MY" problem.

  4. thisisoli profile image72
    thisisoliposted 8 years ago

    I got to sleep at around 4:30 last night UK time. hate it when my mind is working fast but my body can't keep up!

  5. figment profile image80
    figmentposted 8 years ago

    It's 6am here, and I still haven't fallen to sleep. sad

  6. H.C Porter profile image82
    H.C Porterposted 8 years ago

    My house is silent-im not even at computer, I'm posting from my cell, so I don't wake anyone...

    1. thisisoli profile image72
      thisisoliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Maybe if you do wake them, then they wont get up in four hours big_smile

  7. europewalker profile image76
    europewalkerposted 8 years ago

    I fell asleep at midnight and have been up since 2:30 am. Don't know why I can't sleep, but I have alot to do today and I could have used a good nights sleep.

  8. insearchof truth profile image81
    insearchof truthposted 8 years ago

    I am glad I am not the only one who has sleep problems, I have trouble stopping my brain too.  It's only just after 9pm here though.  I found out recently my personality type means I often lie awake planning.  Seems I am in good company here!

  9. Glenn S. profile image55
    Glenn S.posted 8 years ago

    It's tough not being able to sleep. I usually get a couple of hours a night. Sometime I will not sleep for 4 or 5 days. Eventually I will crash.

    Take it easy today, and be careful what you say and do. Try not to take a nap during the day.

    I hope you sleep better tonight.
    Sweet dreams tonight.

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    Justine76posted 8 years ago

    That sucks, happens to me too. Your going to have one tired day, but if its anything like when I can't sleep, if you taeka long nap today, youll not sleep again tonight. Try ome yoga, stretchign and breathing exercises through out the day to calm you mind. Avoid drinkng alot of alcohol, but one glass of wine before bed and a hot bath can help. Also, Ive never treid it, but i have freinds who swear by melatonin.

    maybe write in a journal all the thougths that are bugging you, and then you can read through it and decide which problem to focus on solving first, and let the rest of it go.

  11. gramarye profile image59
    gramaryeposted 8 years ago

    Happens to me often too - glad to know I'm not alone - brain going too fast, writing in my brain, but too tired the next day to do it!

    1. premierkj profile image70
      premierkjposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Have a few beers before bed, sleep like a baby!

  12. Rafini profile image88
    Rafiniposted 8 years ago

    I don't usually wake up too early, my problem is not being able to fall asleep.  Tuesday night was one of those nights, I lay in bed writing a hub in my head!  After I finished, I was able to sleep and in between appointments yesterday I got it typed out.  Still tired today though  lol

  13. ThoughtfulSpot profile image69
    ThoughtfulSpotposted 8 years ago

    I'm joining the club here... I wish someone would invent an "off" switch for the brain.  I do have some luck w/ meditation and breathing excercises once I'm in bed, but there are nights where nothing seems to cut it.

    Sometimes I find that getting up and getting the thoughts OUT of my head and onto actual paper helps.

    Get some rest my sleepy hubber friends!

  14. blondepoet profile image70
    blondepoetposted 8 years ago

    I get the same too at times.
    There are so many night owls here on HP's.

  15. timorous profile image84
    timorousposted 8 years ago

    You need to either read a book, or concentrate on some peaceful, relaxing situation.  Either something from your past, or imagine walking through a quiet meadow or forest, where all you can hear is the sound of nature.

    Perhaps a look at my latest hub would help.  Go and have a nature walk, why don'tcha.

  16. Dolores Monet profile image99
    Dolores Monetposted 8 years ago

    I have suffered insomnia and it can be awful. I found that getting plenty of fresh air and sunshine and exercise helps. And creating a clam mind by concentrating on something repetative, a mantra or simple prayer.