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sleep ???

Hi everyone.

My lovely husband decided that all i needed to get a good nights sleep was a new bed.

So now am the proud owner of a all singing all dancing tempur electrical bed. Yes i can sit up lie down have my feet up, and it si very comfortable, along with my new tempur pillow.

So last night i realised that i go to bed drop of to sleep, after a few jump starts when i feel that i jump out of my skin as i drop off.

I have realised that i am sleeping but feel that i am aware of my surroundings waiting to go into a deep sleep but it never happens, so my body has lovely long periods of being pain free but sleep ? that eludes me.

A rheumatologist advised fluoxitine, then a mental health nurse says citalopram, neither one works. but i count my blessings, a supportive husband a lovely family, and i am able to work as i have supportive employer. but oh for a good nights sleep

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what a lovely hubby :) ,its funny i jump aswell ,like your jumping out of skin ,and i too am aware of my sorrounding ,but still dreaming ,weird eh lol ,

i thought you couldnt dream unless you are in a deep sleep ? i give up lol

hope you get a lovely restful nights sleep soon ,hugs x


I really find it weird how e get used to not having a good nights sleep. I think sometimes that lunchtime I could quite easily go to bed and sleep but work gets in the way lol hugs x


yes i could quite happily go to bed ,during the day lol ,but my 2 yr old dosnt agree lol xx


OOH that is a lovely act of love and care!

I too cant sleep and experiance the dreaming but not actually deep sleeping. I like to think its our minds way of trying to recharch the body even though we cant sleep as we should, I have tried a number of meds to aid sleep and they either stop me waking in the morning or not strong enough to work.

hugs poppy xx


The jumping sensation we all experience is called "nurses fatigue" - where we are so tired we literally jump or startle ourselves trying to fall asleep - but our brains are stil in over drive. Though for nurses it's as they fall asleep at their station - usually night-time - and as they nod off they jump awake - I think due to their sub-conscious kicking in to let them know they are meant to stay awake - And you'll be happy to know - normal people can get it too! :-D

Gentle hugs,

Carol xxx


Well that explains a lot thankyou. I am a nurse and used to do nights, had to leave because of the pain. Thankfully I work in a gp centre were at the moment. I am being supported. But for how long who knows hugs angie x


Bless you Webby,

That is a wonderful Blog, comfort is so important and hopefully s..l..e..e...p will follow eventually

Soft Hugs, Sue



oh webby, your blog has made me smile too. my hubby got me a new bed but not the top of the pops one you have. i would love it too. enjoy it and remember to thank that god sent husband. <3 :)


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