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 Hoe lank bly gips op vir n seuntjie van 6 Worried wife Intense burning sensation when urination at night Maagpyn met diarrhoea Wet during sex Second opinion Gevoelings van 'n slegte ma Contramyl XR vs. Concerta Intense burning sensation when urination at night Wet during sex 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? Crazy fantasy Does my husband have an affair with another man? Cant have intercourse More dok help asb advertisement From our sponsors Managing diabetes in the workplace Back-to-school with diabetes Discover treatments that can help reduce acne What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks?