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Hey, does anyone else get up several times every night...????
Any suggestions on how to sleep better ?
Never knew how much I was awake each night until I got a fit bit for a gift... lol

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I suffer from sleep apnea, which could also explain your situation. Mention your problems to a physician and they can refer you to a sleep/respiratory specialist. They might just give you sleeping pills or have you fitted for a CPAP machine.
In addition, I also find I need to distract my active mind sometimes and the sound of a fan or quiet music can help with that.

11Novelist Level 4 Nov 16, 2017
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it comes with age. I get up to pee, and when the train goes by.

MichaelSpinler Level 7 Nov 14, 2017
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Hey, thanks to all that replied to my post.
I'll give a try to the recommendations..
One thing for sure, I don't feel alone with that problem !!

Buddha Level 4 Nov 14, 2017
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I had been awakening several times during the night to urinate. I finally went to a sleep specialist and had a sleep study. Yes, you guessed it, I have sleep apnea. This M.D. told me that the body under the circumstances of not getting good sleep will produce a substance which will increase urination. After several appointments to find out how to get the most benefit, my C-PAP was put on automatic, it goes through several pressure levels during the night to find the optimum pressure.

I_dont_know Level 4 Nov 14, 2017
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I have some rare insomniac nights. I listen to NPR at a low volume and tht usually puts me to sleep.

One thing you might try is lots of exercise. Your body might sleep longer without waking in order to recover.

snytiger6 Level 7 Nov 14, 2017
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I started to sleep much better after I started wearing a sleeping mask every night.

Dylan Level 5 Nov 14, 2017
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Tried it, can't adjust to it..
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I agree with the people who suggested a sleep study and perhaps cpap. I used to wake up all through the night before being diagnosed with sleep apnea. I also use melatonin to stay asleep longer.

roberbro Level 5 Nov 14, 2017
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Have you gone to your doctor? Ask for a referral to a sleep clinic. They might also want to do some blood work.

tsjames Level 6 Nov 14, 2017
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What's a Fit Bit?

HeathenFarmer Level 7 Nov 13, 2017
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It's a smart watch that counts steels, heartbeat etc..
Reminds you to get up off your butt if you aren't moving enough.. lol
Sounds really annoying and totally unnecessary to my life.
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I guess I'm not alone..
I'll be thinking of all of you at night!!

Buddha Level 4 Nov 13, 2017
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Tecnoremix2001 Level 3 Nov 13, 2017
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I have a problem with it sometimes.
I sometimes take Melatonin, but like to avoid it.

Helps not to eat/drink too close to bedtime. Not to drink caffeine late.
Use blackout curtains.

I sometimes use a triphasic sleep pattern because of this issue.

silvereyes Level 7 Nov 13, 2017
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Used to. Medical Marijuana took care of it.

davtim68 Level 5 Nov 13, 2017
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Not here yet ???
But waiting... lol
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I have had an enlarged prostrate for years. I'm up about every 1 1/2 hours to pee. Now that I'm retired, it's easier. I sleep anywhere from about 6 to 10 hours per night. I just don't worry about it.

ThomasMeador Level 7 Nov 13, 2017
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I have a messed up back so I wake up several times a night to find a new position that feels better.

I have sleep apnea and I'm actually going to the clinic on the 22nd for a sleep study.
My best suggestion, check with your doctor and see if he/she can help.

Paul628 Level 7 Nov 13, 2017
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Good for you, for dealing with the problem and the second part is following their recommendations like getting a CPAP that made a world of difference for me.
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I wake up a lot through the night but go back to sleep pretty quickly. SOmetimes sleep is delayed. I have a 9 hour session of a thunderstorm on my kindle and the does the trick

btroje Level 4 Nov 13, 2017
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I love thunder storms. Lol
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Do not eat after 5pm. Do not drink caffeinated beverages after 1pm. Do not take hot baths any later than 3 hours before bedtime. Warm milk is helpful if not allergic. Sleep apnea and restless leg syndrome can cause difficulty sleeping. I have to say this as well. If you occasionally have trouble with sleeping there is something called the normal stress response. If you have an extremely stressful event in your life (a car accident, losing a job, etc) exactly 10 days from that day you will have a sleepless night.

Tecnoremix2001 Level 3 Nov 13, 2017
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No, this is every night..
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I do not have the answer. I only sleep 2-3 hours a night and that's only after taking four muscle relaxers. If I had the money I would try marijuana. I also would appreciate any suggestions. It's been over twenty years for me.

orion Level 4 Nov 13, 2017
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So, what is weighting so heavy on your mind that you cannot sleep? 2 to 3 hours is not even healthy unless you sleep several times a day.
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Wish I did have a suggestion. I haven't slept a full night in 20 years. You might check to see if you have sleep apnea.

jodyfine Level 6 Nov 13, 2017
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I tried one of those machines...
Can't do it...its worse than not using it, then I saw stuff about germs...lol
I'm trying teas, and music... but so far ????
I use a CPAP best thing that ever happened to me was trying it; suddenly no more waking up at night and no fuzzy headedness in the morning. Took me a little while to fall asleep with it the first night but, I felt so much better in the morning from that point on I slept like a baby.
There's also an oral gaurd (mandibular advancement device) now for sleep apnea. It pulls the lower jaw forward. You have to find a dentist that specializes in them. I HATED the CPAP and couldn't wear it for more then 2-3hrs before yanking it off.
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