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How well do you sleep?

Ah, sleep, the best time of the day! Who doesn’t look forward to a good night’s sleep at the end of every day?

How well do you sleep at night? Do you “sleep like a log”? Do you have trouble sleeping sometimes but most of the time you sleep fine? Do you always have trouble sleeping? Is sleeping a real problem for you?

After you vote, please leave a comment. Do you have any special nightly routines or habits that help you sleep (taking melatonin or other sleep aids, having a white noise machine, etc.)? Your comment could help someone else start catching some good zzzs again. Thanks!

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Michael Schrader
3 days ago

I sleep like a dead person….Nothing wakes me…. However, my wife on the other hand doesn’t sleep more than 90-120 minutes per night . We’ve tried everything and nothing helps her.

Diane M
4 days ago

I’m 70, I sleep like a log and always have. I usually get up once a night for the bathroom and go straight back to sleep. I do seem to need less sleep than when I was younger.

Gary
4 days ago

On the couch…great. Then I wake up, turn off the TV, and go to bed and sometimes it takes a while to go back to sleep. Need something to distract the brain.

Thomas D
4 days ago

Sleep like a baby except for that thing they call enlarged prostate. Get up 3/4 times a night.Then right back to sleep

Jim Camp
4 days ago

Every since Viet Nam I cannot sleep when my family is sleeping, but when my wife is awake, whom I trust, I can sleep but never more than a couple hours.

Sue
4 days ago
Reply to  Jim Camp

😥 Have you considered getting a service dog? I’m a volunteer puppy raiser for a service and guide dog organization. Several non-profit assistance dog schools provide well-trained dogs for free to people who can’t see and to veterans who have seen too much. The VA is finally recognizing how much service dogs can help veterans who have PTSD or other disabilities. The VA is starting to provide more information now about how to get a dog. It’s amazing how much they have helped veterans with sleeping issues, panic attacks, going out in public, suicidal thoughts, assisting with physical disabilities, etc.

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Diane McGovern
4 days ago
Reply to  Sue

Thank you for your very valuable information, Sue, and for your important work being a puppy raiser for a service and guide dog organization. I’ll bet it’s very difficult to give up the pups once you’ve trained them. I don’t think I could do it. But it’s certainly extremely worthwhile and you, and the pups, are doing an amazing service for those who can benefit from these wonderful companions. Kudos and huge hugs to you and others like you who volunteer for such a worthy cause, as well as to our service men and women heroes. Thank you all! Have a good night. 😀 –Diane at RVtravel.com

Sue
3 days ago
Reply to  Diane McGovern

Diane, it IS hard for puppy raisers to return the pups to their campuses for advanced training. They are encouraged to bond with the pups so the pups will bond with their furever person. The raisers have to go into it knowing that while they may love their puppy, someone else really NEEDS that puppy after it’s trained and will love it just as much. It helps to be a “serial” puppy raiser – a raiser in good standing can pick up another young puppy when they take their older one back for advanced training. That often makes it easier to say goodbye! There is one couple who has raised 50 pups for the school I volunteer with!! That’s dedication! They’ve helped change a lot of lives, including theirs. Most schools will keep the raiser updated on the pups’ progress, their career choice, and who they are placed with. Often they get to meet that person at graduation. Usually it’s up to the person receiving the trained dog to say if they want to keep in contact with the raiser. Some do, some don’t.

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Diane McGovern
3 days ago
Reply to  Sue

Thank you for the insight into how this extremely worthwhile avocation works, Sue. Heck, I even get “attached” (albeit very temporarily) to our Pets of the day. 🙄 Thank you for what you, and others like you, are doing to help improve the lives of those less fortunate. Have a great day! 😀 –Diane at RVtravel.com

Robert
4 days ago

I sleep like a baby, clear conscience………………

M D-B
4 days ago

I have had 3 sleep studies over the years. I get about 45 minutes of “restorative sleep ” in 8 hours. That’s the term for healthy sleep. It’s not apnea but a combination of RLS, restless sleep syndrome, and PLMD, periodic limb movement disorder. In other words my legs don’t stop moving and my other muscles jerk both interrupting me from entering and staying in good sleep.

Lindalee
4 days ago

To really tell how you sleep, get an app (like Sleep Cycle, it is free), it will tell you how much and what kind of sleep you actually get (it also has a paid one at [I think] $29 a year). It also tells you if you snore!!

I’m now on Oxygen and am trying to get an Oximeter test done with my CPAP machine which I can’t use anymore! I have been diagnosed with Sleep Apnea!

I take prescription AND melatonin AND pain meds and still sometimes have trouble sleeping well (I sleep, just not the GOOD kind)! I also have an oscillating fan which makes “white” noise. I sure hope the Oximeter test gets done soon!!!

75-year-old female (for reference).

Thomas D
4 days ago
Reply to  Lindalee

You can buy an oximeter from Amazon for $12 up. I have 2 of them. Not recording but seems accurate.

Karen Bates
4 days ago

I sleep really well. Sometimes when we are at a campground near a highway or interstate, I have trouble falling asleep but doesn’t normally hamper my sleep. Acts like white noise!

Spike
4 days ago

A LOT better since I retired. Even started dreaming again.

Heckman Kenn
4 days ago

According to my wife, a rock is restless compared to me.

John147
4 days ago

With a CPAC machine I sleep great; b/4 not so great; sleep apnea.

Wayne
4 days ago

I fall asleep easily even when the wife is bumbling around doing something in the bedroom or watching her late nite TV shows. In fairness she is hearing impaired and does not realize the noise she creates. I guess my ability to sleep easily goes back to my Navy days sleeping in storms and bouncing around, next to 5 inch guns doing shore bombardment and sleeping on steel decks at times.

martin a
4 days ago
Reply to  Wayne

Dad was in ww2 said if you had a couple minutes that you were not doing something you slept, maintaining the Captains jeep you could catch a nap under the vehicle if others thought you were working.

Deborah Johnson
3 days ago
Reply to  Wayne

My husband spent 20 years on submarines, sleeping next to all sorts of machinery. He falls asleep at the drop of a hat and awakens if someone says “Mr. Johnson” or “Captain”. He then falls right back asleep. I, as a critical care nurse for 40 years, am always half asleep waiting for alarms to go off!

Skip
4 days ago

Haven’t slept well in years. It would be nice to get just 4 hours of straight sleep. DW can sleep for 8-9 hours straight.

TScott
4 days ago

After 30+ years of OTR driving and having to take my rest break all hours of the day or night, I don’t have good sleep habits. After being retired for almost 4 years now, sleeping all night still don’t happen very often.

kat
4 days ago

Sleeping has been so much easier during retirement!

Scott R. Ellis
4 days ago

Increasing difficulty getting a full night of good sleep is my least favorite aspect so far of aging.

Wayne Caldwell
4 days ago

I sleep like a baby – wake up in the middle of the night crying, wet, and hungry.😁😁

Bob p
4 days ago

Late wife said I didn’t have a conscious just because I’d fall asleep in the middle of talking to her. Present wife says I have no problem sleeping and most of the time I sleep all night undisturbed.

Tommy Molnar
4 days ago

“They say” we seniors no longer need eight hours of sleep. Eight hours has been the magic number for years. Once I get to sleep I’m good. But I get up numerous times for a head call and getting back to sleep is rough. Can’t shut the brain off and keep thinking – about nonsense!

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Diane McGovern
4 days ago
Reply to  Tommy Molnar

Hi, Tommy. My brain keeps proofing newsletters all night long. 😆 Have a great day. 😀 –Diane at RVtravel.com

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