Ask For Advice
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Sleep problems after breakup

  1. #1
    rosstheboss
    Member rosstheboss's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Scotland, UK
    Age
    32
    Posts
    215
    Gender
    Male

    Sleep problems after breakup

    It's coming up for almost 6 months now and it still hurts.
    My biggest issue is that I am still not sleeping properly and after 5 months it's starting to give me problems. Has anyone got any suggestions for not only getting to sleep but for STAYING asleep?
    I still have that aching pain in my neck shoulders and arms which I am convinced is excess adrenalin pumping through which would explain why sleeping is a problem.

    I don't talk to her unless it's just being polite. In my head I know that taking her back would be stupid because she changed so much, she treated me quite badly towards the end and it would just never be the same. But my heart would have her back in a second I'm sure.

    Sorry that turnned into a bit of a rant! So to recap: how can I STAY asleep?

    Thanks

  2. #2
    bobo85
    Member bobo85's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    California
    Posts
    441
    Gender
    Male
    What helped me sleep right after my breakup was exercise and a hot bath. When you exercise your body is using a lot of energy so when you go to bed you are tired. Try lifting weights for an hour in the morning and then go jogging for 30 mins in the evening. When your tired, the last thing you want to do is be awake. So hit that gym. Also the hot bath before bed raises your body temperature which helps you fall alseep better.

    If you have to...go to the drug store and ask the pharmacist for something that can help you sleep better.

  3. #3
    kadvati79
    Platinum Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    999
    For the first week after my breakup I took sleeping pills. I can't remember what they were, but they did have the side-effect of making me drowsy and slightly headachey during the day. But I got a fantastic nights sleep. Once I was able to get a few weeks worth of sleep my patterns came back fine and I was able to sleep without it.

    Having said that, the fact it has been five months and you are still experiencing problems is of concern. Do you know why you are still troubled? Is it anxiety over the past, or anxiety over the future? I notice you are 22, do you exercise regulary? For myself, I have a very fast metabolism and if I don't exercise regulary I tend to not sleep for very long.

    Also, do you lie in bed awake? It is best to get up if you don't feel tired and go do something constructive, such as going for a jog, reading a book, calling a friend, etc... But don't do these things in the bedroom. The bedroom should be a place of SLEEP. If you do this, your body will become tired to the point where you will have no trouble sleeping. Also, make sure you are waking up at the same time every day, regardless of it being a weekend or weekday - good luck!

  4. #4
    crvers
    Member crvers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Canada
    Age
    34
    Posts
    280
    Gender
    Male
    Have you consulting with a doctor for sleeping pills. Lack of sleep is never good. If your depressed not getting any sleep can really make it worse.

    I got into the gym thing. Started going almost everyday just to get my system to calm down and be tired. I did it until I couldn't move. It helped.

    But maybe some sort of anti-depressent or sleeping med's could help.

  5. #5
    Midgi
    Member Midgi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    London, UK
    Age
    33
    Posts
    164
    Gender
    Female
    Thanked
    1
    I have had similar problems when I broke up with my ex twice. At first I would go out lots to keep things off my mind and I would drink some wine before I go to sleep (this helps you fall asleep)

    The other thing I did was get an audio book, and everytime I would wake up I would turn it on and listen to it... so that I would not start thinking about him and hype myself up.

    The gym idea is good aswell.. but if you are as lazy as me even a breakup cannot motivate you

  6.  

Top Threads
Why is my ex-boyfriend doing this?!
I know people say you can't be friends with your ex and stuff, but when my ex and I broke up we both wanted to stay friends after because we were
Can you really be friend with you EX?
My ex asked me to be part of my life recently. We talked now and then be he wants to hang out with me more because he says that he enjoys my company
Do you think he will contact me?
No judgement please. A guy I was seeing left me 4 his abusive ex. 2nd time they broke up this year. They were apart 3 months. He blocked me on
Is it okay to contact an ex to see how they are doing?
My first serious boyfriend broke up with me about a month ago after a year together (I'm eighteen and he's turning seventeen in a couple days, so I
I have a awkward/strange relationship with my ex...
Me and my ex have been apart for some time now, (about 7 months). Our relationship didn't last very long, but she's left a lasting impression. I am
Not Really Sure what I am looking for
I had an on and off relationship with my 1st girlfriend since I was 18 (Female and Female) that ended when I turned 25. The reason for the
What to do with a flirty ex?
So a little background info, my ex broke up with me 3.5 months ago, it was a pretty amicable breakup, a loss of feelings on her half but I have

Expert Advice
Featured Threads
Don Juan President
I'm the president of Don Juans. I know all the top moves to make with females and I've had sex so many times. If a man needs advice ask right here.
Talk Dirty to Me!
OMGosh this is rampant. I have been serial dating in hopes of finding a long term relationship. BTW, nn the past two weeks I have been doing really
Is it wrong that I don't drive my parent's car to drive myself places as of now?
I am 20 and I have my driver's license but I don't have my own car yet so I have to rely on my parents and the bus to get me places but my parents
Friendship changes, how to deal?
Hello All, My friend and I are close. We consider our friendship like a brother & sister type. Lately, I've been noticing he has been treating me
Online Dating Descripton Sets Off Red Flags For Me, But Maybe Not for Others?
I have someone who has been giving me attention with Online Dating (yes, I thought I'd give it a gentle go. Dip my toe in the water even though I was
Help
Hi, I'm 37 and I have been with my partner for about 5 years and we have been married just under a year. About 5 months ago my now wife had an
Did you ever get over your first love? Post your stories!
Hello, I've been feeling kind of down lately because I always hear people saying that you never get over your first love, or you'll always compare
Ask For Advice

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •