Home > Experts > Question Question Posted by: Pam | 2013-06-28 Can you please advise me on natural ways to get a full night's sleep. I don't like pills and I can't afford to go to a sleep doctor. This has been going on since 2006 and I'm just so tired, I wake up a 3-4 times at night. The reasons for the sleep disturbances differ every night e.g. The day before yesterday it was my bladder I swear I got up 6 times, last night I woke up 3 times for no reason other times I wake up choking on air or its nightmares and going back to sleep is always a problem. I've tried sleeping early, power naps in the afternoon, reading till I past out nothing helps and the problem is I'm tired and I find it hard to get out out of bed. I've also noticed my concetration is weak and I tend to forget words I know I know, also things that require concetration make me sleepy. Something that may or may not be relevant I've had family and friends who've commented I sometimes 'stop breathing'. Apparently sometimes I snore then all of a sudden I stop and I also stop moving-i had a friend who once woke me up in a frenzy cause she thought I'd died in my sleep. Very rarelly I'll have a full night's sleeps. What disturbs me the most is that I sometimes lose chunks of times, its quite distressing. I could be watching tv then all of a sudden I zonk out for like a minute or two but it always feels like I lost a great deal of time other times I find myself waking up, but this doesn't happen very often and when it does I feel well rested it just bothers me losing time without realising it. Not what you were looking for? Try searching again, or ask your own question Have your say Your name (optional) Your comment Security × Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly. Search health advice Find an answer × Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly. Reply to Your name (optional) Your comment Security Close Submit comment Recently: Asked Questions Answered Questions Commented Questions I skipped my petogen injection could I be pregnant? I skipped my petogen injection could I be pregnant? I skipped my petogen injection could I be pregnant? I skipped my petogen injection could I be pregnant? I skipped my petogen injection could I be pregnant? Africa asthma statistics in children below 5 years of age coughing Non stop cough Non stop cough Cough and prexum 5mg Unappreciated My Husband cheated what should I do. Wedding fever... Am I at fault? I am not sure what to think advertisement From our sponsors Sun protection for all children Understanding your sunscreen The science behind cosmeceuticals Do you know these 5 facts about skincare?