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Thread: What do you do at 2 a.m.?

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    I'm finding that having hot flashes is waking me up more! I'll have to read what you all do!

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    One thing I don't do when I'm up during the night and can't sleep, that is do some sewing. I did that one night and the next morning DH said he had terrible dreams about a train roaring towards him. That's when I realized that since my sewing room is right over our bedroom the train he was dreaming about was actually the sound of my machine sewing! LOl!

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    I always have an "insomnia project" going. Right now it's a baby quilt. I turn on a video and sew. Right now it's season 4 of Murder She Wrote to keep me company.

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    I am always reading a book, so I get and read until I get tired again...sometimes that takes several hours, but being retired does have its perks as I just sleep late in the morning.

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    I use to do that with hotflashes-I now take One A Day Menopausal vitamins and it worked-no more hotflashes-I feel great

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    I empty the dishwasher, do a couple loads of laundry, dry and fold. With this done I can, without guilt, quilt the next day without a guilty conscience. Sounds like a plan......

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    With any luck, I am sleeping! If not, then I am reading. I am not one to get up out of bed usually. If I do get up, then I want to eat not work or sew. I make too many mistakes when sleep deprived.
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    If I had a dollar for every time I got distracted I wish I had some ice cream.

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    My iPod is a great remedy for sleeplessness. I have an app with several kinds of Solitaire, those are usually enough to put me to sleep after 5-10 minutes. I also have a couple hours worth of old West Wing episodes on my iPod, I don't watch them, I put my earbuds in and listen. They're all dialogue, no loud explosions or music. When I'm stressed, my heart rate and temperature go up, I can't sleep and I can't stop thinking about what's stressing me out. Listening to those West Wing shows keeps my brain occupied just enough to let me relax and go to sleep. Works better than a Benadryl for me. I told my husband if my iPod ever croaked, I'd be in trouble!

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    If I'm still awake at 2:00 a.m., I take a sleeping pill. This happens more nights than not.

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    What do I do at 2:00 a.m. - I wake up from the couch and go to bed.

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    Play cards on the Acer tablet or read on it, watch a football game that I shoved on the tablet as an experiment, watch a recorded football or baseball game on the DVD. Try to convince the Snowshoe and the Siamese that I am entitled to some of the bed. I'd go downstairs and work on a project, but it disturbs the Vulcan I'm married to. He gets annoyed if I decide I want breakfast at 4A.

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    I keep my Kindle Fire by my bed and if I have trouble going to sleep I can read without turning a light on and disturbing my other half that goes to bed every night at 10:00 p.m. with the pooch. I also have trouble convincing the pooch that I'm entitled to at least a small portion of our kingsize bed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJ Quilter View Post
    I HATE that! Happens to me more often than not these days. I go downstairs and read or play on the computer so as not to wake DH. He claims I won't wake him if I sew (upstairs) but I'm a non-believer. Sometimes I can get back to sleep at a reasonable hour but many times not. Being awake for 22 Hrs. plus really bites.
    That sounds like what I do, too. Ever since my health has decided to go nuts, my sleep is all over the place. So being up at 2 AM can be because I haven't been able to go to sleep yet or because I've woken up. Mf DH says sewing doesn't bother him either but I just am afraid it will so I don't sew. I also try not to do anything too active, in hopes I can go to sleep again. So I read, play on the 'puter, watch TV, anything quiet. But I hate it. I lied sleeping "normally" so much better.
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    If I can't sleep I organize things that need to be done around the house, some times I bake, I read, I work on blocks (which I find I have to wake the thread ripper up early sometimes lol), I do laundry. I'm like SouthP there are nights where hubby is snoring so loud I'm literally wide awake so I just get up do my stuff he leaves for work and I can nap for a couple of hours

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    I try to rationalize that whatever is on my mind and keeping me up.....that at that hour there is not anything I can do about it. I try to imagine that I am floating in a calm pool of water.
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    I am just getting home from work at 2 am. Except weekends its 3 am. The Dominos I manage closes at 12 Sun thru Thurs and 1 on Fri and Sat. When I get home I check out this board, play fairyland, then watch whatever series I am watching at the time while I hand quilt on a hoop. I am watching House right now, on season 6.

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