Insomnia

MrsOgre

Chatty Member
Self heating eye masks are great and would recommend them, except for when I'm wide awake at night. I splashed out and got spacemasks, but they stayed heated for so long that I got bored and took it off. I get cheap ones from superdrug.
I also got a herbal scented pillow, to place next to my own pillow.
 

poppycat

Chatty Member
Self heating eye masks are great and would recommend them, except for when I'm wide awake at night. I splashed out and got spacemasks, but they stayed heated for so long that I got bored and took it off. I get cheap ones from superdrug.
I also got a herbal scented pillow, to place next to my own pillow.
The spacemasks look lovely, but going to go for the Superdrug ones, they look perfect for using in the bath.
 

Gentlemensrelish

Well-known member
Not an insomniac but I did work in a sleep clinic for a long time (which is fun because when people ask what you do for a living, you get to say you watch people sleep...) so happy to answer questions people may have about going down that route.

That said, the best sleep advice is often the annoying wholesome stuff you already know: put your phone down, have a good bedtime routine, keep your bedroom for sleeping, clean sheets and fresh air.
 

poppycat

Chatty Member
@Badlyplatedflapjacks and @hongkongfuey

I've talked about weighted blankets on the JM threads, I suffered from insomnia for years, I bought a weighted blanket a few months ago not really expecting it to work but as anyone who's experienced insomnia knows we'll try anything that might help.
It has really changed my sleep patterns, most nights now I sleep for 6/7 hours, sometimes more, which is miraculous for me.

I still wake in the night but instead of tossing and turning for hours I fall back to sleep quickly and wake up feeling refreshed in the morning.
I know it sounds too good to be true but it worked for me :sleep:🥳

I'll stop boring on, I bought a ZZZNest blanket from Amazon, it cost about £60, you can pay a lot more but I'm really happy with this one.
 

hongkongfuey

VIP Member
@Badlyplatedflapjacks and @hongkongfuey

I've talked about weighted blankets on the JM threads, I suffered from insomnia for years, I bought a weighted blanket a few months ago not really expecting it to work but as anyone who's experienced insomnia knows we'll try anything that might help.
It has really changed my sleep patterns, most nights now I sleep for 6/7 hours, sometimes more, which is miraculous for me.

I still wake in the night but instead of tossing and turning for hours I fall back to sleep quickly and wake up feeling refreshed in the morning.
I know it sounds too good to be true but it worked for me :sleep:🥳

I'll stop boring on, I bought a ZZZNest blanket from Amazon, it cost about £60, you can pay a lot more but I'm really happy with this one.
Thank you so much.

Do you use it over your duvet or instead of?
 

MrsOgre

Chatty Member
I got a weighted blanket from kalmkoala, it was a bit expensive at £97 but seems ok so far. I still don't know if it's really helping yet as it's been a very stressful week, I have anxiety attacks during the night and I was really hoping the weighted blanket would put a stop to it. But it could be that I had placed too high expectations. I'll report back again when I've calmed down a bit more. Anyway the blanket cover has a cool bamboo side and a warm fleecy side, which is good too as I like different textures. It also states it's a 8 tog rating, so compared to a duvet it's pretty good.
 
I get bouts of insomnia and have tried all sorts but the best techniques I have:
-drink bed time tea. Be careful if you’re on antidepressants though- Some of them contain valerian root or at johns wart which can interact with meds. If in doubt use chamomile.
-Avon’s pillow mist
-Johnson’s bed time baby body lotion
And for when I’m really really struggling to knock myself out I take strugeron travel sickness tablets.
 

ScrambledEggs

Well-known member
I get bouts of insomnia and have tried all sorts but the best techniques I have:
-drink bed time tea. Be careful if you’re on antidepressants though- Some of them contain valerian root or at johns wart which can interact with meds. If in doubt use chamomile.
-Avon’s pillow mist
-Johnson’s bed time baby body lotion
And for when I’m really really struggling to knock myself out I take strugeron travel sickness tablets.
Travel sickness tablets? Do they really help ? .I occasionally use Nitol so I'd be willing to try something new.
 

leon19

Well-known member
I've had on and off insomnia for years since giving birth to my first child. I never once had trouble with sleep before that. My last bout of insomnia lasted a solid 8 weeks nothing changed or happened in my life I was not down in any way I just could not sleep more than 3 hours broken sleep a night in 1 hour blocks. It was awful I was crying every day It made me feel that low so I understand anyone's struggles with it. Now what helped me were magnesium tablets from Holland and Barrett you take them an hour or two before going to bed. Aswell as cbd oil jacob hooy from Holland and Barrett I started with the 2.5% which helped but then had the 5% which is much better. I was going to sleep straight away nearly every night which even before my insomnia started it would take me an hour or 2. And I was sleeping better than I ever had done 7/8 hours a night. Now I don't take these every night anymore as my sleep has drastically improved but if I'm ever finding myself struggling I go back to these products. Also there's antihistamine called sominex you can buy behind the counter at Tesco which I find are good for the odd night when you can't sleep. And Definately no phones tablets laptops in the hour or so before bed
 
Top

AdBlock Detected

We get it, advertisements are annoying!

Sure, ad-blocking software does a great job at blocking ads, but it also blocks some useful and important features of our website. Please disable your adblocker for tattle

I've Disabled AdBlock
No Thanks