Friday, September 2, 2011


Is it just part of growing older to have trouble sleeping?  Right now the only way I can sleep is propped up on 3 pillows or sitting semi-upright in the recliner.  I fall asleep easy enough but wake about 90 minutes later. Some time between midnight and 4 am I will sleep 3 uninterupted hours.  I have some arthritic pain in my shoulder that makes it difficult to get comfortable but I hate to take aspirin or ibuprofen every night, (Tylenol does nothing for it.)  I can take a nap during the day and that helps but oh how I long for the nights of blissful uninterupted sleep!!


Diane said...

I suppose the difficulty in getting 6-8 hours of uninterrupted sleep does increase with age, that certainly doesn't make things any easier.

I've discovered that the most I can count on is 3 hours at a time, which isn't long enough for truly restorative sleep.

This getting old thingie is truly not for the weak. It is, however, nice to discover that I'm not alone in this discovery.

Hattie said...

I discovered that going for a walk in the evening just about guarantees a good night's sleep for me.
Also, have you had your heart checked lately? Heart trouble and insomnia can go together.