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 Pigmentation as a result of sinusitis (eye and nose area) how to gain weight what is the normal cd4 count in the body Is this normal to shed drops of blood the day after having sex lost and broken Moet ek bekommerd raak as ek blink flitse in my oe kry? Flimmer over lens Glaucoma Black cotton like fluff in my vision lost and broken Hi im on depo for one month now and have gained 7kg despite of the fact that im using herbex slimming products.What can I di to stop the weight gain? My son and I If a girl swallows sperm, can she get pregnant? He called me filth I'm 15 and jerk off all the time. advertisement From our sponsors Discover treatments that can help reduce acne Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know Fill in our quick and easy survey and stand a chance of winning a R2000 voucher! What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks?