Hi FF - I've got the CherryActive brand. The bottle says to mix 30 ml (2 tablespoons) in 240 ml of water. It says that amount provides one of your 5 a day portions of fruit and veg. There's 473 ml in a bottle so it says that's 15 servings. As it cost about £16, it is rather expensive but I've found previously when I'm not on steroids I just need to break the cycle of bad sleep. I'm hoping the one bottle will get me back to sleeping through the night. I hope you can get to sleeping through the night. It's horrid lying awake with all sorts of thoughts going through your mind. X
Not surprised it's expensive, cherries are. Sounds yummy though and worth a try. I'd try anything, well almost. Drinks a bedtime though!
Now then ladies - I've been having trouble with my sleep because of the steroids. My mother had heard that drinking cherry juice before going to bed can help. I'm not sure if it has melatonin in it, or if your body makes more melatonin because the juice helps you to sleep? Anyway, I've slept much better for 3 nights that I've taken it but had a very sleepless night last night after not having it. I'm always unsure if it's psychological with me but whatever it is, I felt much better for my 3 nights of good sleep. The only down side is that it's very expensive. I got mine from Holland & Barrett. It's concentrated so mixed with water.
Carolyn...im not fidgety, just sometimes btm is a bit painful, I just dont get to bed early enough tooxx
Dawn, lucky you dont use an Ipad..far too temptingxx
Yes...but it is my fault for being on the internet!
my OH rises at the crack of dawn every day, every day and wakes me up? I am SO happy about that as you can imagine!
only popped onto the thread to have a 'bleep'!
Blast!! I was awake, had another disturbed night but didn't have internet on as I find that wakes me even more. Hope you got some sleep eventually xx
The stars were beautiful at 3.30, not so good later on though. They turn the street lights off here after 12.30 so the view is good. Ssssleep better tonight B xx
Bonariensis, I'm sorry you lost your mum. Even when we have differences with them they are still our mum. Dementia is tough. You lose them twice! First the person they are and then the physical form. It is a cruel illness! I'm glad she is in a better place. FF
Bonariesis, I'm sorry for your loss particularly at this time of year. I know that in many ways you lost the mum you knew a few years back when the dementia changed her but that won't take away the pain of losing her now. You are right, she is in a better place and I hope that that knowledge will give you some comfort.
You and your family are in my thoughts and I send you my love xx
Oh, Bonariensis, I'm so so sorry to hear about your Mum - although, as you say, you really lost her some time ago. I have no personal experience of dementia, but I understand how distressing it must be. As you say, a relief for her in the end. Thinking of you during the next few days and weeks. Difficult at Christmas at the best of times. Your Mums care home sounds like it is wonderful - you hear such bad things sometimes. So glad they were so caring of her.
Hugs, and best wishes. Barton.x
Oh B, I'm so sorry for your loss, so close to Christmas too! I fully understand what you mean about her being in a better place now though with no more suffering. I lost my mum 12 years ago she was 53, she had a poorly lady for as long as I can remember, she had heart and lung transplant aged 41 which did give her a new lease of life for around 9 years but through all the drugs she had to take her kidneys then failed. like you I was sad to lose her but happy that she's in a better place with no more suffering,
Sending you lots of cyber hugs Janette ((((())))) xxx
Glad you slept better last night Marcelle. Listening to music is good in the middle of the night. At least you can do it with your eyes closed. I have my special nighttime playlist of things I don't suppose many people have heard of.
I'd been lying awake since 2.30 thinking about my mum when the phone rang at 4.30. I knew straight away what it would be, a carer from he care home to say she had died. She was 95 and had dementia; we lost her several years ago really, and I'm happy for her that she's in a better place, We often didn't see eye to eye. She came through two great sadnesses, one of which was the loss of a child. You hear a lot of bad things about care homes but my mum's was wonderful.
Hi Marcelle, totally get where your coming from, wouldn't it be lovely if our only worry was whether or not we're going to get the Christmas shopping done in time! As Carolyn said unfortunately we all wear that tee-shirt from time to time.....hey you need to ditch the Adele music though(I think I must be the only person in the world who doesn't get her) for something more up beat 😆😆 like Take That!.....80s style!
Hugs Janette xx
Went to bed at 10! Woke up at 12! Wide awake and stayed in bed til 3, coukdn't stand it any more. Here I sit wide awake! Lots I wanted to accomplish today but will probably need a nap. I'm off work today and wanted to finish some shopping, but it's sleeting! I can see its going to be a change of plans day! Probably some cleaning, gift wrapping and cookie making. I'm off tomorrow too, so will have to shop tomorrow!
Well today something good came out of my habit of waking very early. I usually turn on the radio after the shipping forecast so am listening to the farming programme at 5.45. This morning my friend Sue who breeds prizewinning Berkshire pigs was being interviewed. I liked and commented on her facebook page. Being a farmer she's an early riser so she commented back and said it was a pity they didn't include the sound and smell of bacon sizzling on the hob.
Happy Birthday Bonariensis! Have a lovely day. Let the Grandchildren tire youout and sleep well tonight xx
Aww happy birthday Bonariensis,🎂 bet you couldn't sleep because you were excited! 😆 hope you have a lovely day.
Hugs Janette xxx
Woke about 2.45 this morning. I'm always sleepy when i go to bed but it doesn't last. It's my birthday. Three score years and ten as they used to say. Don't know whether to laugh or cry. Grandchildren for tea today, ceilidh tomorrow. Hope I can stay awake and looking interested all evening.
Been really busy the last few days so not reading the forums. Glad to hear the wasp mystery has been resolved Carolyn.
Our decorating is finished now - thank goodness - got the new curtains up this morning and bought new cushions this afternoon - looks nice so glad we did it, but hated the disruption.
I am up later than usual tonight. I slept last night until 3.00am and then was awake until 6.30am. I made a cuppa about 6.00am after reading, watching rubbish TV and gazing out of the window....then slept until about 8.00am.
I read somewhere yesterday that it is good to wait until you're sleepy before going to bed, not going to bed to read, or in the hope that you'll sleep.....so giving that a try.
Hope you got some sleep eventually Moijan.
Carolyn, maybe your sons dog disposed of the wasp?! Hope the thought of where it could be doesn't keep you awake.
I've been having very disturbed sleep and am tired (and getting a little ratty too). Loo trips are a pain but also have some funny nose/cold/cough going on and disturbing me, then I start thinking about all the things I shoul be doing but can't get round to ........