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Trying something new to sleep

Nov 10, 2016 12:34 AM

Sleep is a problem and that can possibly be the root of all evil.
I sleep at most 4 hours at a time, usually it's 2 or 3. If im really exhausted and lucky i get 5 hours of sleep.
The boyfriend suggested i try sleeping 2 seperate times in a 24 hour period and see if maybe i can get more sleep total.
Usually i go to bed between 10 and 11pm and wake up between 1 and 3am and just lay there for hours. I usually start falling asleep again just as my alarm goes off, between 5:30 and 6 and it makes it really hard to get up.
So today when I got home I went to bed and slept for 3 hours. It was broken sleep because he forget that i was going to try this today and called to let me know he had acupuncture after work and then was going to costco to get food and drink for the conference he's running tomorrow. At least he let me know he was going to be late, usually i worry when he's late. He apologized a lot for waking me up but i was so exhausted from being called out at work on the weekend that i feel asleep again within half an hour. Then he called again when he was leaving costco to wake me up (7pm) and told me he was going to get his hair cut and I should get up so that I can eat by the time he gets home and makes supper. That was nice of him. It takes my body a long time to wake up properly and I found (in junior high and was labled crazy by the doctor because that's not possible) that if i eat before I've been up at least an hour its a guaranteed vomit, so we are just assuming that applies to afternoon sleeps too. Better to be safe than vomiting yummy food up.
So I've shifted my entire schedule and hopefully this works. But it is really weird to be doing my workout at 11pm instead of 4pm.
Has anyone tried splitting their sleep time like this and if so how did it work?

Nov 10, 2016 1:04 AM

Oh wow I never thought of trying something like that. Like you I normally sleep between 2-4 hours then I'm awake for hours and just start to drift off as my alarm is going to go off sometimes if I'm lucky I'll be awake for 2 hours then I can go back to sleep but that usually doesn't happen.
I'm going to think about hoe I can work that into my routine when my wonderful monsters!!!! Lol they can be nice to each other when the want to be it just doesn't happen very often! 😉

Nov 10, 2016 1:08 AM

Ok painssomnia brain this morning!!! Replace hoe to how and replace when to with in the second paragraph lol

Nov 10, 2016 7:46 AM

Let me know if this works ... Sounds brilliant!

Nov 10, 2016 8:31 AM

Today i feel a little better. I'm not completely exhausted, I'm mostly functional. Long term I'm not sure how this will work, especially with family crap and appointments happening when I'm going to want to be sleeping but in hoping i can keep it up for the most part and that in the long run it'll help

Nov 12, 2016 7:10 AM

Off topic but I'm going cook up a batch of nightshade free pasta sauce ... Found online ... I'll let you know how it is ...

Nov 12, 2016 3:32 PM

Taking one Ambein really helped me with my sleeping issues. I could get at least 6 hours uninterrupted sleep. Usually had a 2 hour nap before dinner buy was able to stay up and have time with hobby at night.

Nov 16, 2016 12:19 AM

Something I found is to remove all electronic from the bed room! It took 2 weeks but my mind does rest! Read this hint in an artical about how some trama doctors are treating brain and spinal trama patients. Also, took the alarnm clock out because of the light. Use a windup clock in there.

Nov 16, 2016 12:30 AM

It works for me. I usually sleep between 12-1am to 7 even though i always get up for bathroom, water because my meds make my mouth dry, to then pee again because of the water intake, to i get hungry in the middle of the night and head to the kitchen for a snack or sometimes even a full meal, or pain wakes me up... I then take naps thrughout the day as needed when i can. My wife understands this which makes it easier for me. Dealing with 4 chronic pain conditions is not easy and sleep is definitely an issue.

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