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wake up during the night? For me, it's like 3 or 4.


 
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I don't think we do. We sleep knotted together so if one of us rolls over the other just kind of repositions too. But we aren't even aware of it.

We always start out with Bill on his back and my head on his chest. Eventually I roll over to one side and Bill follows me and stays cuddled. I think we change like that many times during the night but it doesn't wake us up for more than a second or two.

If I do sense he has woken up I can always tell and so I rub his back or tummy for a few second and he goes back to sleep. If Bill senses that I woke up and am moving around he rubs my back or shoulders and I fall right back to sleep.

So I would have to say our sleep is completely uninterupted except for when one of us rolls over and that does really wake us up.


 
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  • charK on 12-04-12 11:10 AM
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I have such awful night sweats and hot flashes...I wake up all night long! DH wouldn't dare cuddle me....he'd get burned! LOL


 
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  • GMFTS on 12-04-12 11:46 AM
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Generally 2 or 3. Lately about once an hour.

Gotta go gotta go don't you know?




 
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I don't.

I get woken up too early in the morning by 2 slobbery dogs and a moody cat, but not usually in the middle of the night.


 
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Usually once, but sometimes I make it through the whole night. Used to be I never woke up at night. Must be an age thing. LOL!


 
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None unless I'm sick or the kids wake me. I can't always turn off my brain when I should be trying to sleep but once I crash I'm out.

Maybe try Melatonin at bedtime?


 
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Zero.

When I have sleep issues, it is falling asleep.


 
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I dont sleep thru the night at all. I will wake up 3-4 times and at least one of those times I will be up for at least 1 hr. I wish I can sleep all night!


 
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  • t-scraps Said:
wake up during the night? For me, it's like 3 or 4.


as I have gotten older, I tend to wake up at least once too, usually after a day of little exercise.
What I have found that works for me is to accept I am awake, do a little reading, watching tv, or listening to the radio (approx. 15 mins), then go back to sleep. If I just lay there an stress I never get back to sleep.


 
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My main problem is a pinched nerve in my neck. I wake up and my hands are so numb, they hurt. It's when I end up on my side during sleeping. Using one pillow or two doesn't make a difference, it still happens. To make it stop, I re-position and then lay there awake. Listening to my iPod helps, but sometimes it's 1-3 hours before I go back to sleep.

My Mom and Sister have the same issue, no problems going to sleep, just going back to sleep once awoken. Wonder if it's hereditary?


 
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t-scraps
I hate to buy into the whole "get a new bed and sleep better" ploy but I have really been thinking about this lately.
My bed has developed a real slump and while I have been trying to offset it with a feather comforter, I don't think it is working. I wake up too because me hand is numb or my hip hurts. Do you think it really could be solved just by buying a new mattress?


 
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several times,,,,

I have arthritis of the spine and fibromyalgia.


 
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  • stick on 12-05-12 04:33 PM
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  • Gelidy Gelato Said:
t-scraps
I hate to buy into the whole "get a new bed and sleep better" ploy but I have really been thinking about this lately.
My bed has developed a real slump and while I have been trying to offset it with a feather comforter, I don't think it is working. I wake up too because me hand is numb or my hip hurts. Do you think it really could be solved just by buying a new mattress?




Mattresses wear out, definitely replace as needed. Think about it: if you sleep somewhere else - like at a hotel, staying with other family, camping, etc. - and the bed is softer or harder or just differently lumpy and slumpy, you sleep differently. You may even have a sore back from being positioned differently all night long, or sore or numbs limbs because of pinched nerves. IMO, the right mattress can make a huge difference.

I usually get up once to pee and drink a glass of water. What really bothers me is when this happens at like 5 am - by the time I've fallen back asleep and am fully in dream state again the alarm goes off


 
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Bill and I usually wake up around 6:00 for a bathroom break - he usually lets me go first and then his turn. Then we fall right back to sleep again for 3 or 4 more hours.


 
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I have a side-sleeper tempurpedic pillow that I got at the neck pillow store (you can google it). It makes a HUGE difference for me and my arthritic neck. Without it, my neck muscles spasm and I sleep poorly night after night.


 
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  • Luvmyfam Said:
I have a side-sleeper tempurpedic pillow that I got at the neck pillow store (you can google it). It makes a HUGE difference for me and my arthritic neck. Without it, my neck muscles spasm and I sleep poorly night after night.




Ooooo I'm gonna have to check this out. The new pillows I bought are definitely not working.


 
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Usually 0-1 times, but it's been more like 2 times now that I'm pregnant and have to pee all the time.


 
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  • LeeLo on 12-07-12 08:20 PM
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I sleep like a log and rarely get up during the night. DH & the dog both get up to go "potty" (LOL) during the night. He cannot figure out how in the world I don't wake up! The dog gets him up...I guess she doesn't want to potty alone!


 
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I only don't sleep right through if I've had too much caffeine the day before, or if I'm worried about something. Even a weak green tea after about 5pm is enough to stop me sleeping properly, which I hate.

Replacing the mattress and/or pillows can make a massive difference. DH's parents both had bad sleeping problems except when they stayed with us (CLUE!) and one time we slept in their elderly bed and it was awful. We offered to get them a new bed for their birthdays, and they chose twins - and have been sleeping better ever since. I'm so pleased!


 
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Since we're on the subject - what kind of mattress is good? We need a new one badly.


 
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  • stick on 12-10-12 08:06 PM
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You have to go to the store and lay down on them, there's no other way. We got ours at Macy's, they just happened to have something we were extremely comfortable on (I think it's a Serta but I could be wrong). The bonus is that they also took our old mattress away. Cost as much as our sofa, but you spend a third of your life in bed so the mattress should be good, right?


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Ours came from Macy's too - its a Serta perfect sleeper with the pillowtop. It was about $1,600 on sale but worth every penny. I bought it in 2001 (can't believe its been that long) but only slept on for 5 years.

Has held up beautifully. My old Queen Serta Perfect Sleeper is in the guest house and everyone tells me it is the most comfortable bed they have ever slept on.

When my exhusband and I divorced in 2001 he took his old waterbed and I bought the Serta perfect sleeper for the master bedroom but slept in the Serta perfect sleeper in the guest room because the room was smaller and cozier and I slept better in the tiny room. The master bedroom was just to big for just me and I didn't sleep well.

When Bill and I got married we started sleeping on the the big Serta Perfect Sleeper was 7 or 8 yeras old but still brand new because it had not been slept on.

We love both of the Serta perfect sleepers.


 
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i'd say 1-2 times a night i wake up sometimes for the bathroom, but usually because i had a bad dream or heard a loud crash from the cats knocking something over. i love my 2 cats and i am glad i got a buddy for my other cat...but they are very sneaky. sleep all day, then 2 am CRASH! goes a purse, suitcase, vase, christmas decor, or photo frame.


 
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  • CommaHolly Said:
several times,,,,

I have arthritis of the spine and fibromyalgia.


You sound just like me! I suffer with chronic pain as well, and I can never get enough sleep!


 
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