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How to sleep 8 hours straight?

  1. Feb 5, 2016 #1


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    I am a healthy person except cannot sleep 8 hours straight. I tend to sleep for 3 to 4 hours wake up then have a lot of difficulty getting back to sleep. I'll lie awake for 2 hours then have something to eat then fall asleep again for a further 3 or 4 hours. How can I not wake up in the middle of the night?

    I don't drink coffee after midday
    Sleep in a good quiet environment without anybody disturbing me
    Have a good bladder and it's not because I need to go to the toilet
    I am taking melatonine tablets an hour before sleep but that doesn't seem to help
    There isn't anything obvious that I am anxious or worry about
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  3. Feb 5, 2016 #2


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    You should consult a sleep specialist. Internet forums are not a good place to look for sound medical advice.
  4. Feb 5, 2016 #3


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