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Can't sleep !

Discussion in 'Newly Diagnosed' started by charliebarker, Jul 11, 2017.

  1. charliebarker

    charliebarker Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks - good to know I'm not alone - I'll try and stress about it less.
     
  2. charliebarker

    charliebarker Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes, trying not to stress about it - and luckily I'm not working at the moment, so I guess it doesn't matter if I sleep or not ! Have been going to the gym almost everyday - that just energises me more ! but I'm going to keep doing it as it seems to give good results BS-wise
     
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  3. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    I have been sleeping much less this year - but I joined in a morris side, playing in the band, and have got roped in to play for other things as well - I tend to sleep better after an outing with the morris - though it would not do for everyone, they are an energetic lot and travel widely.
    Perhaps taking a short walk in the cool of the evening might be helpful?
     
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  4. Chook

    Chook Type 2 · Expert

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    My husband got some successful results from Paul McKenna's 'I Can Make You Sleep' CD - I don't know if its still available but Mr Chook listens to it when he goes through a period of insomnia and it work very well for him.
     
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  5. charliebarker

    charliebarker Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the tip!
     
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    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    I found I needed less thyroxine meds on lower carbs diet. I have underactive thyroid treated with levothyroxine.
    I've ended up on betablockers to calm me down on low carb.
    Its worth having a chat with your gp before and during low carb diet change, I found.
     
  7. charliebarker

    charliebarker Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, will do, I am in thyroxine too, so might be influencing it
     
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    leslie10152 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I've heard similar reports. I had it recomended to me, but without professional advice I tend to steer clear. Someone actually told me to try testosterone! Not as such!!
     
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  9. charliebarker

    charliebarker Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes, am suspicious of using drugs unless medically prescribed
     
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  10. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    Time to have it checked?
     
  11. Providence 62

    Providence 62 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    @Resurgam - another morris muso here.

    I have always used meditation techniques to get to sleep if I am not tired enough to drop off easily. One big plus of having a father who was a buddhist! Lots if info available on simple meditation techniques available online. Very handy when the mind is racing, which is very likely if you are not working at the moment.
     
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    MikeP_in_KY_ Type 2 · Newbie

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    Hello from Kentucky...I am a T2 and had the same problem for years, until mys sister who is a T1 gave me her secret. Set your room at a comfortable temp then raise or lower the temp to suit your personal comfort level. I like a cool to cold room, my wife prefers warm. We keep the bedroom at 20c(or lower) and while I sleep with just a sheet, she uses an electric bed warmer. If you have no way to lower the air temp (no air conditioning?) use a fan to move the air around. Hope it helps.
     
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  13. charliebarker

    charliebarker Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Think so!
     
  14. charliebarker

    charliebarker Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    That's great thanks for the tip!
     
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    Redrav Type 2 · Active Member

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    I also have a similar problem. Got this advice from a Yogi........when in bed, focus only on your breathing. Listen to your breathing. Try to cut off any thoughts from your mind. You should be asleep in a minute!! Works for me.
     
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    I to have suffered with this problem and think it may be to do with the body clock My bg was at 5.8 at 9.00pm by midnight it has risen to 6.7 and at 2.00am fallen back to 6.2 with it being 6.5 at 7.00 am my last meal and drink was at 7.00pm so not sure what goes on but I know why I feel so awake in the middle of the night .
     
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    Hi all,

    I am having the same problem, when I get into bed my mind starts to race and I cant switch off. I end up working out how much sleep I can get and then count down the hours im awake and get more stressed. Have tried Kalms, sominex and Nitol, nothing seems to work as mu mind is too active.

    Starting to really get me down. Just started a relationship too and we are six months in, she does snore occasionally and mves about a bit. It does add to the stress of it all and the times I am dropping off I get disturbed.

    I tend to sleep better when the pressure is off me to get up the next day, so weekends without work.

    Any advice would be great
     
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    Chook Type 2 · Expert

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    You've probably done this - but have you cut out coffee, tea, cola, chocolate and other caffeine containing substances from lunchtime onwards. I am very caffeine intolerant and can't have anything with caffeine in any more or I'm awake all night.

    Apart from the caffeine thing, I was advised to give it 20 mins and if I couldn't sleep then get up and do something else for a bit rather than lay there and worry. Also to keep mobile phones, tablets and TV out of the bedroom and not use social media for at least an hour before bed to give yourself time to unwind and properly relax. A hot shower before going to bed helps, too.
     
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    Brunneria Other · Guru
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    Absolutely agree to everything @Chook says, except that I needed to absolutely give up ALL tea and coffee (even decaff).
    Which then made a huge difference, but it took me a very long time before I realised that even one cup of decaff at breakfast was causing so much aggro.
     
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  20. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    Me too. Decaf still affects me.
     
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