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    • CatherineR
      CommentAuthorCatherineR
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jul 30th 2015
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    This seemed the most appropriate title to put this under but......

    I'm really suffering with a bad sleeping pattern at the moment and I'm not sure if it's nerves unconsciously kicking in with 2 weeks to go (although it did suddenly hit me last week that I'm getting married in 2 weeks, argh!) but I'm constantly waking up regularly throughout the night and when I do sleep I'm having nightmares, sometimes wedding related but not always. Any tips to help with this? If I'm going to have this until the wedding, I'm going to be a zombie!

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    • Becci93
      CommentAuthorBecci93
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Jul 30th 2015
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    I had this problem with stress from work.. I bought the purple kalms tablets which are purely herbal tablets and I slept like a baby right through the night! They're not super cheap but maybe worth a try I know how frustrating it is waking every hour!

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    • Glitterfairy
      CommentAuthorGlitterfairy
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Jul 30th 2015
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    SOme of my colleagues take the sleep aid from 800ts, they say it works wonders. MOst of them are only antihistamines though.

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    • JennK
      CommentAuthorJennK
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jul 30th 2015
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    I've been doing colouring in the evening to calm me down before sleep

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    • ErinP42
      CommentAuthorErinP42
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Jul 30th 2015
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    Have you tried a hot bath and glass of warm milk before bed
    an hour and half before no work /wedding stuff
    no lying reading in bed or watching TV keep bed for sleep.
    make sure room dark and ur comfy not hot or cold
    leave window open if possible for fresh air

    Just a few things I k ow people have tried when having trouble sleeping

    Hope it helps
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    • sALLY
      CommentAuthorsALLY
      Posted: Jul 30th 2015
     
    Ownandthebutterfly I know what you mean about being a zombie. my sleep pattern has gone out the window but that's due to the kids suddenly waking every night... its awful im falling asleep in the day and don't want this for the wedding
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    • CatherineR
      CommentAuthorCatherineR
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jul 30th 2015
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    Thanks for the ideas everyone! I've tried the more therapeutic route playing the piano/recorder etc. which normally works when I'm stressed but it doesn't seem to be working. I'll try your other ideas now, thanks!

    I wish I had a reason for the lack of sleeping, I think it's the waiting and boredom for the big day. I'm a teacher and now we've had the end of term, I've not doing anything during the day which means I'm not as tired at night and results in me having broken patterns :/

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    • RachaelB76
      CommentAuthorRachaelB76
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jul 30th 2015
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    Try and find a pillow mist as well lavender is so relaxing to help u sleep x




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    • Becci93
      CommentAuthorBecci93
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Jul 30th 2015
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    Yeah and you can get bath salts in sleep therapy ranges too .. Or you can try Horlicks that is meant to aid sleep, there's lots of random things to try x

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    • LadyC
      CommentAuthorLadyC
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    I have no advice sweet, but really hope it settles for you soon.

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    • clair
      CommentAuthorclair
      Got married 5 years ago
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    Have you tried K&lm$ night time tablets? They really work for me when I have periods of not sleeping well. They are a hurble natrual remedie. oh and no cafeen/really sugary drinks after 7:00, and eating no later the 8:00. Hope this helps xx

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    • CatherineR
      CommentAuthorCatherineR
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    K3lms doesn't do anything for me but thanks for the suggestion hun :) Think I'm going to have to battle on, use your suggestions and try to distract myself! x

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    • Glitterfairy
      CommentAuthorGlitterfairy
      Got married 8 years ago
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    Try the sleep aid from800ts, my colleague uses it for night shifts, she says it is brilliant, and when she has none she will take an antihistamine, but worth a shot. I think they are better than the [email protected]

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    • CatherineR
      CommentAuthorCatherineR
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    Thanks GF. I'll give that a go too!

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    • KirstyR386
      CommentAuthorKirstyR386
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jul 31st 2015
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    It might be because you're not doing as much in the day now school has finished. I would try going out for a walk (especially as the weather is supposed to be pretty reasinable this weekend) in an attempt to tire you out a bit.

    I had annual leave the other week and spent the first part catching up on sleep because I was tired from work and then the second part not sleeping because we weren't doing lots in the day. X
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    • CatherineR
      CommentAuthorCatherineR
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jul 31st 2015
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    Thanks Kirsty - we've been trying to keep ourselves occupied and walks are good as we have a puppy so that's easy enough with her. I think it's the lack of nothing to do really. I went through our entire collection of decor and thank you gifts today which helped, the excitement took over today which was good! x

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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Aug 1st 2015
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    I think you're right OATB. When I have time off work and am out of a normal routine I also find it hard to sleep. I get quite restless just being sat around doing nothing so definitely try and keep yourself busy if you can! xx

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