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Cant sleep!

Luci

Luci

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England
I've spent the bank holiday weekend anxious and irritated. I've struggled to get to sleep every night. I've kept in my normal routine, no alcohol or caffeine, felt shattered come up to bed and lie here for anywhere up to 2 hours before I have any joy. I cant turn my brain off and I have a real nad restless leg. Help :( I'm fed up!
 
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Harp

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Apr 22, 2019
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Canada
I've spent the bank holiday weekend anxious and irritated. I've struggled to get to sleep every night. I've kept in my normal routine, no alcohol or caffeine, felt shattered come up to bed and lie here for anywhere up to 2 hours before I have any joy. I cant turn my brain off and I have a real nad restless leg. Help :( I'm fed up!
Hey :) I suffer from insomnia, I’m on sleeping pills now for that but when I run out of my prescription or when the pills don’t work it gets hard. I try to stay out of my bed all day so I only lay day when I want to sleep, I realized if I lay in bed otherwise I get used to not sleeping and instead just lay on my phone. Also I try to tire myself out, like going for a run or a long walk. I also try to read something so my brain gets a little more tired and isn’t so awake so I don’t overthink when I lay down. The last thing I try is taking a hot shower right before I get into my bed, this helps especially if I went for a run, I just feel a little more relaxed. I don’t know if any of that will help or if you’ve heard all that before, but I hope it helps a little
 
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