Joining this conversation a bit late, but it speaks to my heart! I have no trouble falling asleep, but I can’t stay asleep. A few months ago, I went through a sleep study and found I have moderate apnea, and began using a CPAP machine. After the initial few weeks of tangling with the hose (and the hose winning!), I finally can sleep most of the night with it. I also don’t snore anymore.
I was horrified to find out I was waking 19 times per hour, which is on the lower side of moderate apnea.
Menopause has really messed with my sleep. I no longer get hot flashes, but I do sleep warm, and can wake in soaked sheets. Our room is kept cool, and I use a synthetic down comforter. We just got a weighted blanket to try, but I’m very curious about the wool blankets mentioned. Might get one and try it.
I’ve tried various supplements, Melatonin & 5HTP, but none have worked to keep me asleep through the night. I’m sure some of that is stress. I always hope after a hard workout that I’ll be able to sleep through the night, as my mind and body crave that.
So, I’ll start shopping around for a wool blanket and pillow, and will try the weighted blanket in the meantime.
Also, to add to the other string about runny noses, my nose runs whether inside or outside, winter or summer. I have to use a hanky (I use bandanas), as it doesn’t just run but it pours! I’ve gotten used to it, so it’s no biggie, but I always have to make sure I have someplace to keep my hanky if I don’t have jersey pockets, such as mountain biking in a t shirt.
Loving that we can have these conversations!