I have a friend who has trouble staying asleep. She has no problem falling asleep but she would get up in the middle of the night or wee hours of the morning and have difficulty going back to sleep or if she does go back to sleep she feels that her sleep is light. She does not feel rested in the morning and sometimes feel very sleepy and tired during the day.
I used to have imsomnia too when I was younger. I think it was due to my own unhealthy sleep patterns. Sometimes I could not sleep till about 4-5am in the morning. However, I no longer have sleep problems now. Usually I fall asleep easily and I stay asleep unless the spouse or the children wake me up!
My friend can fall asleep easily but she has trouble staying asleep. I wonder has anyone experienced this type of imsomnia? Apart from going to see the doctor to have a thorough health check and evaluation, I hope to hear from anyone who has trouble sleeping and how they deal with it.
stress? anxiety? cos for myself, when i m stress n have anxiety over something…for things cannot solve within a short time..i cannot sleep.
Yes, stress and anxiety.
Hi! I encounter such problem before, but this is because of stress. I woke up middle of the night (once or twice at night) to feed my baby. then I couldnt fall asleep easily and I keep tossing for almost 1 – 2 hours. But it gone after I solve my problem….. 😛 So, probably your friend is stress or think too much and the mind becomes very alert and active after wake up.
Hopefully her problem will go away like yours. 🙂
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hahaha…I kinda laughed when I read this coz like your friend, I also used to get up at 4/5 am and have trouble going to sleep. But not since I had kids!!!
So, maybe her remedy if possible is to have kids REAL SOON !!! or maybe she can take care of mine! hahahaha….
Taking care of kids? Either your sleep improves or gets even worse! Haha.