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Can you share any tips to help with sleepless night?

chloe40
chloe40Administrator

My tips are:

Try to have a little exercise each day.

Have a shower or warm bath to help you relax.

Try not to use computers & phones late in the evening.

Add yours here please <3

Chloe

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kenster1
kenster1Volunteer

a nice hot drink of hot chocolate as well maybe relaxing music.

chloe40
chloe40Administrator in reply to kenster1

OOH yes Kenny,

I have drinking chocolate and listening to soft music for 30mins when I go to bed, doesn't always work for me but I wouldn't be without it.

Chloe<3

kenster1
kenster1Volunteer in reply to chloe40

I don`t do anything watch the nightly newspaper review before bed and that`s about it.

chloe40
chloe40Administrator in reply to kenster1

And does it work Kenny?

kenster1
kenster1Volunteer in reply to chloe40

it does relax me till the medication kicks in but not been a great sleeper for years.

Greyone
GreyoneVolunteer

Avoid food for around two hours before bed and avoid too much liquid as well to prevent getting up in the night. Avoid alcohol as well.

As kenster1 says relaxing music. There's a shed load of that sort of thing on YouTube. I think the trick is just listen to the music.

My favourite tip is not to take your worries to bed. Make sure you write then down and what you plan to do about them.

chloe40
chloe40Administrator in reply to Greyone

Brilliant Greyone

I especially like 'Make sure you write them down and what you plan to do about them'.

Will certainly give this a try.

<3

Sandradsn
Sandradsn in reply to Greyone

I try not to take my worries to bed but they keep me awake!Feeling very bleary eyed this morning, I felt like I couldn't switch off my head!🥴

Greyone
GreyoneVolunteer in reply to Sandradsn

I understand. It's all easier said than done - but i hope we can all find a way.

Meditation/ deep breathing. Writing down all your thoughts before bed

chloe40
chloe40Administrator

Great ideas FearIsALiar <3

Not sitting / being in a draught as it increases my pain level (wind and coldness affect my pain!), also being moderately warm.

chloe40
chloe40Administrator

Oh no! the cold and pain is not conducive to sleep <3

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