Monday, 17 December 2012

Lenor Sleep Challenge Giveaway 14th Jan



Sleep escapes me at the moment, I am fully aware of some of the reasons, some I can deal with,some will take time to manage.

So when Lenor asked if I would like to take part in a sleep challenge, I yawned ;) and  said yes, oh yes please!! 

My sleep is hampered by many things but new research by Lenor has found that a staggering 83% of Brits go on to have an unproductive day if they’ve not slept in clean, fresh bed sheets and 71% claim that sleeping in fusty sheets makes them unhappy.

Unfortunately for most, a mere 5% of people feel that the clean, freshly washed feeling of newly laundered bed sheets lasts for more than a couple of days. Lenor gives fabric up to seven times longer lasting freshness by releasing scent through touch to keep them fresh and fragrant for longer - helping turn Fresh Sheet Day into Fresh Sheet Week!

Sammy Margo

Lenor sent me a sleep guide to fill in for a week.  Lenor's  had a sleep expert Sammy Margo analyse the results This covered not only length of time asleep, but how often I awoke, what my routine before bed was, worries that were affecting sleep, plus any disturbances that affected it. Importantly how I felt when I awoke.Here are Sammy's findings


Jo Bryan

Busy looking after everyone else …….but not herself.
As a full time carer, Jo is never not at work.
With her grandmother living with her and what with worrying about her Mum and other family, she doesn't really get a chance to switch off.



How can she make some time for herself whilst still ‘caring’?



Tips

Jo needs to:


  • Set some time aside for a bedtime routine which may include a warm relaxing bath with lavender , some calming music and a sleepy snack
  • Try to start the bedtime routine and hour before bedtime
  • Try to get to bed a little earlier even if it means just being in bed and resting
  • Set a ‘caffeine cut off ‘time after lunch
  • Take some time during the day to go for a walk around the block and if that’s not possible just get out into the fresh air for a short while
  • Try to do at least 30 minutes of physical activity even if it’s broken into 3 chunks of 10 minutes, stair climbing, and housework count.
  • Consider buying noise cancelling ear plugs to get some respite from the noisy street and snoring husband-but you will still be able to hear your grandmother and high frequencies such as an alarm clock
  • Freshen room with lavender/camomille or wash your clothes using Lenor
  • Try placing a pillow between your legs to help optimise your sleep position and help reduce your back pain


It is very interesting to see that in print , 'busy looking after everybody but herself' I really need to do all of these as I am three months in to my caring role and want to continue to do it well, plus function in all other areas.

Some are very easy to do immediately, cutting caffeine, buying earplugs and camomile room spray are happening from now. 



Lenor sent me a sleep sack to further help, the items are proving very beneficial. I have one to giveaway to a lucky reader too.

Sleep sack
Sammy Margo's The Good Sleep Guide -the book is packed with really great tips and looks at your sleeping environment and common sleep disorders.
A Delta Sleep System CD- Delta sleep is the most important part of sleep and this CD helps you achieve this
A Can't Sleep Write Now diary. Great for writing down all things preventing sleep and full of prompts for creative writing and thoughts.
Hot Chocolate to swap for the caffeine.
An adorable mug apt for me 'Go away I'm blogging'
A Pillowcase with a message from  Lenor 
Washout fabric pens for doodling thoughts on my pillowcase, easily washed out!
A personalised eye mask (Please note the prize eye mask will not be personalised)

Lenor Pink Topaz and Magnolia- This has been lovely, all my sheet have been washed in this gorgeous softener, it does indeed last all week,this particular fragrance is so delicate and restful too. My cushions and curtains have been freshened using it and the bedroom does have a really relaxing light aroma.

Prize pack, contents may vary.

So if you want to be sleeping like a baby very soon, fill in the easy peasy rafflecopter.
Ends 3rd January


 Disclosure I was given  free products listed above. I was under no obligation to receive the samples or talk about this company. I get no additional benefits for talking about the product or company.

330 comments:

  1. Because of my illness I sleep A LOT. That doesn't mean that it's easy though. I am often awake through the night because of pain. I often sleep at weird times too. I don't really have any miracle tips, wish I did. Hope another commenter does!!

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    1. That must be tough, you may be asleep lots but its not correct sleep as its pain filled.

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  2. I have a lot of problems sleeping, mainly because of the pillow, sometimes I like two then I will toss and turn and throw one out and sleep with one, always the pillow seems to be my problem to a good nights sleep.

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  3. My depression keeps me either sleeping a lot or sleeping very little so when I can get a "normal" sleep I get over happy :)

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  4. I have a problem with sweating at night-its horrible! Its not because i am hot, i havent quite figured out what the problem is. I like to have a nice bath in the evening but find i am covered in sweat after a couple of hours.

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    1. I found this Angie, I have swapped to all cotton bedding and a cotton mattress protector, that really helps.

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  5. I have a bath to wind down before bed, which helps me to calm down and forget the stresses of the day. I also spray lavender room spray on my pillow in a bid to help me relax.

    @rachiegr

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  6. a bath can be relaxing to wind down the stress of the day

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  7. I find it difficult to sleep when i know i have to get up early and end up stressing that i can`t fall asleep and whe i do fall asleep its usually time to get up ;[ mind you i have been using lavender spray on my pillow and it really does seem to help calm and relax the mind and induce sleep so will keep using it as it works so well .

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  8. A long soak in the bath - with some candles and wine!

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  9. My wife's got a nice smelly spray that she sprays on the pillow

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  10. my wife hates me as I fall asleep so quickly

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  11. I love to read before going to bed, helps me relax and also reading helps me feel more tired, i read 150 pages of one of my books the other night lol.

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  12. A nice bath, get dressed straight into PJs and have a mug of hot chocolate before bed.

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  13. Reading on my ipad! Best way for me to fall asleep

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  14. i like to fall asleep with the tv on

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  15. A long hot bath and a good book. Or listening to the favourite band (whilst in the bath, me not them unfortunately) lol :) :D x

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  16. For some reason during winter I have real trouble staying asleep all night, falling to sleep is no problem but come 3AM I'm wide awake, so instead of lying there fretting about it I get up make some warm milk and pop a pinch of nutmeg in it, within an hour I'm usually ready to get back in bed.

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  17. I always put lavender oil on my pillow if I'm struggling to sleep

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  18. I have trouble sleeping I was even diagnosed with sleep apnea and had a cpap machine but still cant sleep some good ideas here thank you I will try some of them @bella97p

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  19. I suffer from insomnia I have tried the hot bath, milky drink, sleeping pills etc etc so will be checking the answers here frequently to see if any will help

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  20. It may sound silly butt I go over what I ate that day to see how healthy it was... I usually nod off before I've finished the analysis :)

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  21. I like to read a few pages/chapters of a book to unwind

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  22. I sleep okay I just dont get enough of it, with 3 small kids there is always someone waking up and I end up staying up very late too so that i get some quiet time to relax, so overall just need the chance to sleep a bit more!

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  23. I wish I had a sleeping tip, but I don't seem to manage much sleep unfortunately!

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  24. Certain smells, such as lavender, chamomile, and ylang-ylang, activate the alpha wave activity in the back of your brain, which leads to relaxation and helps you sleep more soundly. Mix a few drops of essential oil and water in a spray bottle and give your pillowcase a spritz

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  25. hot chocolate and listen to the radio

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  26. My tip is routine routine routine it really does help have a strict routine and sleep definitely improves!!

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  27. Nice cup of cocoa and a good book. And the most important thing - Earplugs! (married to a snorer)

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  28. I have a terrible sleep routine, sometimes I'm up until 4am go to bed then up at 7am, then other days I am so tired, will be asleep by 9pm, but am them up and about at 3am, used to be a really good sleeper but past 4-5 years sleeping pattern is terrible.

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  29. I have terrible trouble sleeping - I`m out like a light but if I wake up that's me awake for the rest of the night :-(

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  30. i have a nice warm bath, with perhaps a 'sleep' bubble bath, nice quiet room, then lie and relax in the quiet

    @sarahrees151286

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  31. I am up a lot at night because of pain issues but I find that watching tv just makes me less likely to drift off again so some nice calm music might do the trick.. if I'm lucky! lol x

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  32. I suffer from night sweats (age related) which wakes me up tossing and turning, I like to take a nice hot bath, and a good old fashion cup of milky hot chocolate.

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  33. I sprinkle lavender sometimes but every night I read until I fall asleep!

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  34. Glass of wine and a bubble bath usually do the trick.

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  35. i like to burn a candle and red a nice book to wind down

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  36. I always try winding down before bed but I have such trouble switching off. We play an audiobook in the background which is set on a timer so goes off after 2hours. I find this helps alot because with someone else talking my mind finds it more difficult to spin round, although I now tend to fall asleep watching tv. I still wake up a lot during the night and wake up crazy early though so I never feel very rested. I also get a lot of pain during the night due to a problem with my shoulder, this also tends to wake me up so I use a nice heat pad to sooth it - this helps me sleep

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  37. I've found a memory foam pillow perfect to help me sleep well - stops me waking with a stff neck!

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  38. A long hot bath definitely helps me just before bed, to get to sleep. Also listening to relaxing videos on YT helps...things like the sounds of a spa or something like that can be really relaxing :).

    gemmatranter@mail.com
    http://gemsi2011.blogspot.com
    @GemsGemz86

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  39. A memory foam mattress helps me have the best nights sleep.

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  40. a long hot shower and a read of a good book, works every time for me!

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  41. I'm a terrible sleeper but jasmine oil and a good book help.

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  42. If I can't sleep I "write a novel" in my head. I am too lazy to actually sit down and type one but in the wee small hours I plot away!

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  43. Middle age, means middle of the night rambles for me. My thoughts are on overdrive, thanks for all the handy tips above, will mark and learn :-) Sweets dreams all.

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  44. I take a long time to wind down - first I watch a favourite TV programme. Then I put on Classic FM and listen to the relaxing music until I drift off to sleep. I put it on again when I waken in the middle of the night - if I can't get back to sleep at least I have nice music to concentrate on.

    Hazel Rea - @beachrambler

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  45. I love my sleep but having a 20 months old toddler who gets up at 5am means I never sleep enough.

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  46. I love burning scented candles. Glades~With Love is a particular favourite. Once I'm asleep, I could sleep for days :)

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  47. I generally read until my eyes start to feel tired, then I have no problem falling asleep.

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  48. i have fibromyalgia so either sleep alot of cant sleep at all i usually read and that helps a bit

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  49. A hot bath/shower before bed helps, or if I can be bothered a foot spa works really well.
    When I was little I used to like a comb being run through my hair, very soothing - worked a treat.

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  50. i am always busy with 3 teenagers so i wind down by reading my book in bed for a bit with a cup of hot milk. it helps relax me and gets me off to sleep

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  51. I often have a broken sleep most nights with young children it's either one or the other!

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  52. I am lucky and sleep like a log. However my hubby is not so lucky. He wakes several times during the night. We have given up sleeping together, which is a bit sad. :(

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  53. I quite often end up going to bed when i can literally stand no more,
    following a day of work and heard the kids and countless other mudaine tasks!

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  54. My favorite way to wind down at night is to listen to some relaxing music, works like a charm!

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  55. i always read a book before i sleep, sometimes i only manage 1/2 a page and sometimes i read for haf an hour, but it usually works

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  56. I recently got a Lumie bodyclock. I can set it to give me a sunset and sunrise. I have a 90 minute sunrise, where the light slowly dims until it's on nightlight setting. It has really helped me get a regular sleep pattern.

    Isabel O'Brien @yyesidolikecake

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  57. Hot chocolate before bed and listening to classical music while I relax in bed with a book x

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  58. love a hot drink befor bed

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  59. A bubble bath and a good book. Never fails to work in relaxing me!

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  60. I open the window and listen to the waves crash in

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  61. Playing on internet keeps me awake, reading helps me relax.

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  62. I always walk my dog before bed - really helps me relax

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  63. I do not sleep very well due to depression and restless legs. I do find reading helps me relax and deep breathing, A full nights sleep would be lovely though

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  64. My favourite way to wind down is to have a hot bubble bath & read a book, then put my feet up on my husband's lap so he can rub them while we watch TV.

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  65. I never sleep soundly,I spend the whole night moving about!

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  66. catch up on regular blog posts on my lappy :)

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  67. I sleep well, but my son does wake me up twice a night.

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  68. i have a bubble bath and put the lava lamp on in the bedroom for some soft light i then have to get all 3 of my pillows just right to sleep

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  69. I have had restless leg syndrome, for about 25 years, every single night. It affects your sleep very badly. I have been taking medication for it for two years now and it does help, but cant take every night. I would rather not take it and would love to find a natural remedy for it. Ive tried lavender and putting soap under the sheets at the bottom of my bed, nothing works, but I dont really think there is a cure for it.

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  70. I have to have Radio 4 on to stop my mind spinning when I go to bed.

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  71. a glass of wine before going to bed

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  72. I only need to be next to my husband, he is gifted to fall asleep very quickly and its well infectious to me ;)

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  73. my new addiction before i go to sleep is doing kriss kross's haha, i do about 5 in my big book that i got from the works and after doing them it usually winds me down ready for sleeping :-) - i should really start reading again, i have a pile of unread books :-/

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  74. Never have trouble dozing off

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  75. im asleep as soon as i go to bed!

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  76. When I can't sleep I start from my feet and work my way up my body trying to relax each muscle as I go.

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  77. Have a cup of warm milk or Horlicks and some lavender on my pillow

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  78. A shower or bath and clean PJ's!

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  79. I don't sleep much due to health problems, but I still go to bed at a reasonable hour because I need the rest it provides.

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  80. I sleep well in fresh sheets always.

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  81. I struggle to sleep, I've tried various methods including, a hot milky drink, and tablet's nothing has worked so far I'm lucky to 2 to 3 hours it's exausting

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  82. I always struggle to stay asleep then I am awake at 5-6am and that is it for me

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  83. I struggle to sleep at the best of times, but now I have Baby Girl I get even less. My favourite way to wind down is a bath, clean PJs, Clean sheets, a warm drink and a book x

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  84. A few puzzles always helps me to wind down

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  85. I love a nice soak in a bubble bath. and fresh sheets are always a winner for me.

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  86. I do some head, and neck exercises that my doctor prescribed to me - I never reach the required amount because I have a dire need to lie down and sleep. Who would have thought!

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  87. I know its all wrong, but I generally fall asleep to the TV, if I'm having difficulty dropping off I make myself a hot chocolate and toast - works a treat

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  88. I try and go to bed at a similar time each night. If I stay up late, I then feel tired the next day, don't achieve much, then don't want to go to bed early the next night and get into a vicious circle of staying up late and being tired all day

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  89. horlicks and a good book

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  90. once in bed i like to play a few games of angry birds on my tablet, this normally helps me unwind from the busy day.

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  91. I suffer from chronic neck and arm pain so have to have a system to wind down to get a good nights sleep. I have a warm bath, followed by a horlicks and then use a v pillow to sleep.

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  92. I have a cup of horlgood book and ensure that the electric blanket is on.

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  93. Stick to a routine. Up the same time and bed at the same every day, even on weekends. I've had huge problems with insomnia and it's the only thing that's ever worked for me.

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  94. sleeping in my new onsie!! :-))

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  95. i can never get to sleep on a night time :(

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  96. A warm bath and a good book

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  97. Cup of hot chocolate and a few pages of my book

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  98. I fall asleep quite quickly, but usually have the TV on as other half has real difficulty falling to sleep.

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  99. I like to have a nice warm bath before bed to help me wind down, then read my book for a bit. Usually helps if I'm asleep before the snorer next to me!

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  100. I never seem to sleep well i sleep with a cushion between my legs i started doing it when i was pregnant and the habbit has stayed.

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  101. My sleep patterns constantly fluctuate - sometimes I sleep like a log and struggle to get up, sometimes I'm up all night as if it was day and can't sleep a wink (generally, when I'm preoccupied with stuff) - for the past couple of nights, my sleep has been somewhat "disturbed" - I've been waking up every couple of hours then struggling to get back to sleep - it's rather annoying!

    When I can't sleep, I tend to play solitaire or sudoku on my mobile phone - keeps me from "thinking" too much about stuff, and I eventually drift off!

    Ant :)

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  102. a nice cup of lemon green tea and a couple of jaffa cakes. Maybe a nice book too.

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  103. I usually read a book to wind down before bed

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  104. I always read for at least half an hour to wind down. I also make sure to swicth off the computer a good hour before bed and leave my phone in another room from the bedroom to ensure a restful night's sleep.

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  105. Have a lovely relaxing bath, then I read for about 30 mins to an hour. Looks like I'm really lucky to be able to get a good nights sleep.

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  106. A good long soak in the bath with a book

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  107. I wear glasses so can't watch TV until I fall asleep. But I know the show Friends so well that I put a DVD on and can listen to it and 'see' what's happening in my head.
    I often do this when I have lots of thoughts going around my head because I concentrate on listening to it and in the end I'm so engrossed the thoughts disappear.

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  108. I sleep ok once i get to bed- been deaf helps block all the neighbours/ household noises out. It just takes me ages to actually get up to bed!! I get into the telly too much.

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  109. LAVENDER SPRAY ON THE PILLOW

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  110. the only times i can't sleep is when I've had a few days off, up till 3am last night, usually sleep like a log!! usually get up & watch some tv until im tired enough to go back to bed x

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  111. I usually have some hot choccie, sends me to sleep really quickly!

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  112. due to illness i sleep through the day and night. I like to read a book to wind down at nighttime aswell x

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  113. Writing a to do list for the next day - it stops things going through my head when i'm trying to relax

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  114. I struggle sleeping too. I think it's an 'age' thing :( Tried all sorts of things with little success.

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  115. If I can't sleep within 15 minutes I get up and go downstairs for half an hour and read. If I am still not feeling tired after half hours read, I read for a bit longer.

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  116. Stick on a one hour documentary!

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  117. I sleep terrible, have tried cutting down on caffeine, reading, warm bath etc but alas the solution to sleeping still evades me!!!!!

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  118. My sleep trouble is dropping off in the evening on the sofa, waking at gone midnight and then not being able to get to sleep when I get to bed!

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  119. victoria thurgood4 January 2013 at 14:19

    I find in very hard to fall asleep in seems to be my thinking place rather than sleeping place. Ive tried reading but this makes it worst i then think about my book

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  120. I normally sleep well but husband usually keeps me awake - hes and insomiac

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  121. I have a lavender bath to unwind before bed

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  122. I read a few pages in a good book until I get tired.

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  123. I normally sleep okay unless my mind is in overdrive.. hate that

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  124. I've been an insomniac all my life, and I find that the usual advice to get up and read or write wakes me up even more. I swear by a hot bath, a mug of milk and some paracetemol

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  125. I can't sleep because my babies are crying at night.I'm always tired because of that. Fortunately, they will grow fast :)

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  126. I always have trouble sleeping but if I've been lying in bed for ages trying to sleep I play the iPhone app "Fill It!", the repetition of the game makes me sleepy :)

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  127. I suffer from insomnia .... hence typing this at 4.30am!!
    Have ran out of sleeping tablets :(
    I suggest to anyone who can't sleep to get out of bed. You need to train your brain that bed is for sleeping not for lying awake in.

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  128. I put lavender oil on the pillow

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  129. I like to fall asleep to a David Attenborough DVD!

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  130. A long hot bath and a large glass of wine soom sorts me out zzzzzzzzzzzzz

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  131. Lavender spray on the pillow, and my partner stroking my hair usually works!

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  132. hot chocolate and reading a book until my eyes cant stay open. Neither are particularly successful though as I dont get nearly enough sleep!

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  133. I find reading helps the transition between being awake and settling down to sleep.

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  134. Since using a better quality mattress I've found I sleep more soundly. Cheap mattresses where you can feel lumps, bumps and springs are just distracting when trying to sleep. To unwind after a long day and prepare me for sleep I switch the TV off, computer off and everything else distracting for at least half an hour before bedtime and just potter about the house doing little chores that I know would play on my mind if I went to bed without doing them.

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  135. My husband snores terribly and I have to wear earplugs at night to get to sleep! :(

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  136. A nice warm bath always helps me sleep.

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  137. A long soak in the bath helps me wind down at night

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  138. Snuggle down in clean sheets and read a book that you don't find that interesting - I often fall asleep within minutes with the book in my hands! Don't read a book that you want to keep turning the pages to find out what happens, save those books for daytime reading.

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  139. I like to take my dog round the block and blow out the cobwebs before bed.

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  140. I like to read in the bath, helps me unwind before bed!

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  141. dont sleep a lot but watching tv makes me sleep ,so you can guess ,tv is open all the time in my room

    martin gashi fb

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  142. listen to music whilst brushing my teeth. Put the electric blanket on. text hubby from bed (he's overseas!) and read a bit.

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  143. I usually sleep really well, but if i'm feeling wide awake at night i read and usually wake up with the book in my face!

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  144. Got to have a warm bed, so leccy blanky. Also I read in bed - never tv, email or social media!

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  145. I've just discovered jersey bedding. It's so warm and cosy that I'm off to sleep in no time even on the coldest night.

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  146. I sleep well most of the time so no tips but if I struggle then I listen to relaation tunes

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  147. I'm really really lucky I have no trouble sleeping. I think it's due to the fact that I've had six children and learned to sleep immediately if I had a spare 15 minutes. I was sleep deprived for many years, so every minute counted! But I do realise that I'm very lucky, my husband lays awake for hours worrying about things at work over which he has no control.

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  148. Fresh sheets, dim lights, pan pipes in the background - knocks me out

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  149. meditation with candles and incense always relaxes me sending me into a deep sleep zzzzzzzzzzzz

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  150. something I wish I was better at :(

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  151. I watch TV - I know its one of the worst things to do but it does send me off quite quickly - Jen Jackson

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  152. A warm bath and half a hour reading

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  153. a little lavender oil on my pillow

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  154. Like to watch tv in bed or listen to music helps me to relax ready for sleep. I'm pretty lucky and can get to sleep easy however I can wake up and still feel tired. Which is annoying.

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  155. At the moment it's the insomnia that's winning but I think that's more to do with circumstances than anything else.

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  156. I want to sleep, but the buzz in my head of the busy day keeps me up for hours !!

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  157. I'm usually so exhausted I fall asleep straightaway!

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  158. I often have difficulties emptying my mind of thoughts so what I tend to do is just focus on my breathing & it really helps me to get to sleep.

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  159. I am a worrier, so usually find myself worrying before bed which leads to me being unable to sleep.

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  160. I have terrible problems sleeping, can't even remember the last time I fell asleep before 2 or 3 am, but its not uncommon for me to still be awake close to 5, even though I am up no later than 7.30 everyday. Tried lots of different things, but the health problems i have makes it really hard. Its a vicious circle as i need sleep to help my health, but my health makes it hard! Ive stopped getting frustrated when I see the clock ticking by and watch films, recorded tv programmes, sew, read, do puzzles, whatever takes my mind off the fact im not sleeping, and hopefully relaxes it enough to maybe nod off. I do envy those that get a good few hours a night and who fall asleep easily, that would be a dream come true for me!!

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  161. A warm bath and then straight into a cold bed makes me drop off straight away but most nights I am still wide awake at about 2am worrying about going to sleep and how few hours I an get before the alarm goes off

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  162. my sleeping problem is my 5 month old baby!

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  163. I have so much trouble with sleeping but apart from pain I dont understand why I'm awake, at the moment I can go 2 days without any sleep like now!

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  164. My doctor has put me on Zopiclone to solve my sleeping issues... there is no 'winding down' anymore, just conking right out! :D

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  165. Strangely I find a computer puzzle game (definately not action packed)something like matching pairs etc makes me sleepy.If that doesn't work I'm in for a long night.

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  166. Biggest problem is winding down as I work for NHS Out of Hours until 11pm every night

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  167. I try to read/do puzzles or knit to help me drift off. Try not to have tea after 7 and have now started regular exercise to help also

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  168. I read and read and read until I can't keep my eyes open!

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  169. no problems lol allways go out liek a light

    greig spencer

    greigspencer@live.co.uk

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  170. I don't drink coffee after lunch time! I don't drink any liquid after 7.30pm. I stop all use of my laptop by 9pm.....and I go to bed at 10pm every night (I get up at 5.15am)

    Sue Warr
    suewarr@hotmail.com / @suewarr2

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  171. I have tried a large number of sleep tips after more than a year of poor sleeping. I find that being the right temperature will affect my ability to fall asleep - too hot or too cold and I become restless. The room also needs to be slightly cool to not feel drained when I wake up - whenever that is during the night.

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  172. I mess about on my phone, I always seem to wake up wit the phone on my face so it works :)

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  173. I imagine each of my limbs becoming heavier and then my head becoming heavier and if I'm lucky, it makes me fall over!

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  174. I dont sleep well because of an illness ..so its down to a bottle of sleeping pills :(




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  175. I find it very difficult to wind down but find a relaxing bath helps and a nice cup of tea.

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  176. I listen to a stuff you should know podcast. It drowns out my husbands snoring.

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  177. I'm a great believer in writing things down to get them off my mind, this seems to work well for me as I sleep very well most nights x

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  178. In order to get a good night's sleep I have a bath, warm drink and then read. Usually I'm then so drowsy I drop off easily.

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  179. nice cup of tea and an hours reading normally works for me

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  180. I sleep terribly, i've tried all sorts - hot bubble bath with radox before I go to bed sometimes helps x

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  181. I wake up so many times a night I''d love to have a full nights sleep

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  182. A good book

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  183. A little bit of my home-made sloe gin half an hour before bedtime and then a good book before my eyes close and that's it until morning!

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  184. Go to sleep with something calm on the radio.

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  185. I listen to wave sounds really helps

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