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    Anybody else have sleep issues?

    Hi all,
    I'm only on Day 3 but one of the reasons I want to stop drinking is in hopes that I may be able to sleep better. I always blamed my poor sleep patterns on all the wine I had before I went to sleep but now they are exactly the same without a drop. I usually drop off to sleep right away, wake up about 4 hours later and stay awake for several hours before dropping into a sound sleep in the early morning hours. Then I can't wake up when the alarm goes off and am exhausted all day. Now I'm wondering if maybe the problem isn't related to alcohol. I know this may not seem like a very big problem but it really impacts my life and I don't have the energy to get much done at all. Any insight would be appeciated.
    bd

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    Anybody else have sleep issues?

    Golfdiva,
    You are going to love the sleep you get while not drinking! By day 9 you will probably have tons of Energy & be sleeping like a Baby.... I sure did. Keep up the good work....... Ps- Remember to take Bcomplex & vit C, it really helps!

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    Anybody else have sleep issues?

    Hi Golfdiva,

    Insomnia is one of the symptoms of withdrawal from alcohol. Drove me nuts! I used melatonin to help regulate my sleep until my natural patterns sorted themselves out without the booze. There are various herbal sleep remedies you could try.

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    Anybody else have sleep issues?

    I had horrific sleep issues before I stopped drinking. I was stunned. Even 1-2 glasses of wine or beers messed my sleep up. Research it and you'll be shocked. I was! You won't believe the quality of your sleep if you stop drinking!

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    Anybody else have sleep issues?

    Hi

    Sleep disorders are common in withdrawal. the only difference between while you are drinking you technically wake up "hungover" withdrawal in the middel of the night from a disturbed and artificial sleep which keeps you awake while in case of withdrawal it is primarily because of REM.
    During my withdrawal camomile tea was a real helpful (used to have 3-4 cups spread over 2 hrs before hitting the sack). Another important factor is keeping your serotonin high. many things help here especially good nutrition (and lots of lean meat). Sunflower seeds are real helpful too. This is not unsolicited advertising but you may want to read my article on this.
    Sunflower Seeds- A Natural Source to Fight Depression and Stress | Suite101.com

    Hope this helps and all the very best

    Vijay

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    Anybody else have sleep issues?

    Well I knew alcohol interrupts sleep patterns but I had no idea disruption also occurs during withdrawal. I guess I naively expected to sleep soundly through the night from day 1. I will head out in the morning to purchase melatonin and sunflower seeds. I will try the camomile this evening. Vynan, what a great article. Sounds as if I better begin munching lots of the sunflower seeds. To get a good night's sleep is alone worth the withdrawal for me. I'm so tired of being tired!

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    Anybody else have sleep issues?

    Golfdiva, being exhausted the next day was my single biggest motivator!

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    Anybody else have sleep issues?

    Sleep is hard to come by. Napping helps.

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    Anybody else have sleep issues?

    I ordered some curtains that "black out" sunlight. That might be one thing to help? I put them up and we'll see. Where I am it gets light far before when I'd like to rise, so maybe -- or whenever you are up it could also be helpful for naps or early bedtime.

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    Anybody else have sleep issues?

    Ive had insomnia as far back as I can remember. When I stopped drinking, for a while my sleep improved greatly.

    Here for the last few weeks, Im waking up at 2 or 3 am, and not being able to get back, and it SUCKS

    Wish I could do an Ambien drip all night..............LOL

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