August 28, 2019 “Working on Us” : Week 13 Topic: Sleeping Disorders/Insomnia

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Prompt #1 Questions:

  1. Have you, or do you suffer from sleep disorders?
    I’m sure we’ve all had problems not sleeping at some time or another. For me it was usually stress from the work place or worries about finances or family.
  2. Have you sought treatment for your sleep disorders?
    No. It was usually short lived and once the cause identified, I could deal with it.
  3. Have you ever had a sleep study on you, and if so, what was recommended?
  4. Has your doctor prescribed medication for your sleep disorder, if so, what has worked for you?
  5. Have you ever tried home remedies to alleviate your sleep disorders?
    The smell of lavender helped with my migraines to a degree, and we did try OTC remedies such as KALMS or the equivalent with mixed results.
    We found music helped enormously, putting a particular CD in the machine at night and for months never heard the last track. It also worked for the dog and she was asleep by track 3. Great in thunderstorms or when fireworks were going off.
  6. What’s the longest amount of time you went without sleep?
    Probably 48 hours, and that was when we were house hunting with the tent, got rained out once too often and had to go and stay with a friend to dry out. We were travelling through the night to get there and were exhausted.

    Prompt #2 Picture Prompt:
    This is an insomniac’s nightmare, always aware and conscious of what goes on.
    Even when the eyes are closed, the brain continues to work sifting data of the day’s events, seeing beyond the shadows. Rest won’t come and that inner third eye interferes, filtering images to an already over stretched mind and constantly posing questions, ideas, concerns and worries.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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19 Responses to August 28, 2019 “Working on Us” : Week 13 Topic: Sleeping Disorders/Insomnia

  1. Sadje says:

    Sleep every night is a luxury denied to many.

    • I can’t remember the last time I had more than 4 hours at a stretch. I usually have to get up once or twice in the night even though I try not to drink anything after 8pm, then Maggie gets me up any time between 4 and 6, but I’d rather she did that than have an accident indoors. If I haven’t been quick enough to let her out when she’s been poorly, she is devastated and tries to keep it all in one place as close to the door as possible bless her. Barney was the same.

  2. Hello, Di! So happy to hear that you don’t really suffer too badly from lack of sleep. It’s true that if you (we) have a lot on our minds such as work, family, just plain issues… that can keep us up tossing and turning.
    I myself, take several types of medication for my insomnia, but I also listen to soft music or nature sounds to help me fall to sleep.

    This particular one is for sleep hypnosis. It really helps has helped a great deal in the past. The same thing happens to me. I make it to the third track, and I’m out like a light.
    Thank you so very much for joining us again on Week #13 “Working on Us” 💚 😴

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    REBLOG: Di, of “Pensitivity101”, shares what keeps her up at night. Luckily, she has things that truly work for her. This Week #13, of “Working on Us” Topic: Sleep Disorders/Insomnia.

  4. Astrid says:

    Oh, it sounds like even though you don’t consider yourself suffering from insomnia, you do get a little sleep deprived.

    • Maggie sleeps with me and I’m a light sleeper anyway, so I wake up every time she moves or if Hubby has to get up in the night too. If I can get back to sleep around 6 to 6.30, I will sleep the deepest sleep for two hours. Sadly I haven’t had that for a while with current events.

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  6. Fascinating responses. Thank your lucky stars that you don’t have insomnia. It sucks. Big time. 😦

  7. Smell of lavender helped with your migraine, you say? Maybe I should give that a try!

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