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Old 05-11-2008, 01:03 PM
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any idea of how one could go to bed, sleep through the night ans wake up around 6 or 7 AM without feeling sleepy but feeling ready to tackle the day all refreshed and without wanting to crawl back into bed or take a nap later in the day?
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Old 05-11-2008, 01:07 PM
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Insomnia does wonders for the mind, mate.
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Wake up when you're in a REM state.
Take multiples of 1.5 h and wake up then (after 6 or 7.5 or 9 h of sleep).
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Old 05-11-2008, 04:34 PM
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Try this: http://www.5hourenergy.com/product.asp
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I'm not an insomniac. I can get to sleep just fine at night. Just in the morning when Olivia wakes up, I have to wake up and tend to her until her first nap. That's when I usually finish sleeping. But "finishing" sleeping will make it a total of 11-12 hours in bed. I'd rather sleep 7 or 8 but feel awake and ready to start the day then.

I'd rather not have to take something to feel awake during the day and then perhaps to take something to get to sleep at night.
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I was tired til my kid was 3 - so you might have some waiting to do!
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Old 05-11-2008, 07:03 PM
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try meditation or yoga at leat 3 times a week, helps you relax, hae helped me through pregency, insomnia and now a newborn
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I think the general drill is the birth of a child means up to 5 years of interupted sleep....

You could try having her in the bed with you. I've known people to find that very successful...

My suggestion would be to put some sort of "white noise" in her room so she's not being disrupted by small noises in the rest of the house (a fan pointed at a wall would do it). An added bonus here is that you won't hear small noises she makes and over react by checking on her (which makes her stay awake to get attention and forces you to tend to her...it's a viscious circle!). You'll still hear her if she's really unhappy, but if she's just sending out a "can I get some attention?" cry, you'll miss it and she'll almost certainly get bored and go back to sleep.
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I think the general drill is the birth of a child means up to 5 years of interupted sleep....

You could try having her in the bed with you. I've known people to find that very successful...

My suggestion would be to put some sort of "white noise" in her room so she's not being disrupted by small noises in the rest of the house (a fan pointed at a wall would do it). An added bonus here is that you won't hear small noises she makes and over react by checking on her (which makes her stay awake to get attention and forces you to tend to her...it's a viscious circle!). You'll still hear her if she's really unhappy, but if she's just sending out a "can I get some attention?" cry, you'll miss it and she'll almost certainly get bored and go back to sleep.

Just 5 years???? ROFL!!!!
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Oh god I am in for it lol. she is 2 months and yesterday was the first time she selp 5 hours staight nad if it isn't my daughter its the dogs who wake me.
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