I CANT SLEEP!

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    Jan 03, 2011 8:13 AM GMT
    Anyone do anything special to make them self fall asleep easier? Ive done everything to try to fall asleep early, but nothing ever works (Besides a sleeping pill).
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    Jan 03, 2011 8:15 AM GMT
    funny you should post this thread....I got up because I can't sleepicon_lol.gif.....I usually play around on this foolish thing or read until i get tired...........Keithicon_cool.gif
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    Jan 03, 2011 8:16 AM GMT
    When I'm insomniac like I close my eyes and watch the back of my eye lids seeing things in my head and eventually well it takes me off to dream land icon_razz.gif
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    Jan 03, 2011 11:59 AM GMT
    i am always awake.......always. Perhaps your just going through a patch of energy that will eventually pass. But next time you can't sleep hit me up! It's so lonely being awake all the time icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jan 03, 2011 12:00 PM GMT
    Meditate.. as in focusing on your breath and slowing it down, for at least ten minutes
  • cromi

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    Jan 03, 2011 12:43 PM GMT
    im guessing its the new year's eve syndrome...

    My remedy would be to wake up early(the day that i had little sleep) so that by my normal sleep time, i would feel very sleepy.
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    Jan 03, 2011 4:49 PM GMT
    try reading something really boring icon_lol.gif

    I usually grab some dry nonfiction, puts me right to sleep
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    Jan 03, 2011 4:56 PM GMT
    A joint calcium magnesium supplement did wonders for me... It helps your nervous system relax and aids in entering deep sleep. If you're mind keeps buzzing and you cant get it to calm down give it a go! I would reccommend the powder that you mix in water before bed, and pills during the day!
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    Jan 03, 2011 4:56 PM GMT
    I always put on a movie... knocks me out 10 minutes in, especially when I'm all nice and cozy.
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    Jan 03, 2011 5:23 PM GMT

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  • Karnage

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    Jan 03, 2011 5:45 PM GMT
    amar_m saidMeditate.. as in focusing on your breath and slowing it down, for at least ten minutes


    That' sort of what I do. I use a relaxation technique I learned back in high school cross country. I concentrate on a part of my body to relax it - waiting for the tingling blood-rush sensation. I start from my scalp and work my way all the way down my body, covering every body part I can think of. I sort of think of it as focusing on relaxation and releasing the tension from my body. If I'm laying in bed, I'm usually asleep before I get to my toes.
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    Jan 03, 2011 5:51 PM GMT
    warm milk , and honey and a dash of nut meg.


    Just calmly inhale and exhale. Listen to lulling music or even landscape music such as thunder/rain or babbling brooks etc etc.
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    Jan 03, 2011 5:56 PM GMT


    Masturbation??? Have you tried?
  • Geoedward

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    Jan 03, 2011 6:13 PM GMT
    I have no problem falling asleep. My problem is that I wake up between 2 and 3AM and can't go back to sleep. I get up at 5:30AM for work. I go to bed at 10PM. When I wake up my mind is racing all over the place and I can't stop it.
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    Jan 03, 2011 6:28 PM GMT
    Go to a wall before bed. Put your legs straight up the wall and lay on your back for 10. Minutes close your eyes and breathe. Then get up, go to your bed, and crash.

    Trust me. I've done it for years and it mitigated any sleep issues I've had.
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    Jan 03, 2011 8:19 PM GMT
    I have a hell of a time getting to sleep usually, and have basically since I was born. Recently I discovered that a double espresso helps turn my brain off and allows me to sleep. "Bed time" used to be about 6, 7 or 8:00 AM and now has been cut back to 3:00 or 3:30 (or sometimes even earlier!) Basically, I always knew that "energy drinks" did nothing for me, and I didn't bother with coffee in the morning because it lacked any "pick up" effect- but I never connected them with the idea of sleep.

    ADD diagnosis and popping a Ritalin before bed (and it working) led to experimentation with stimulants which are not as harsh to get to sleep... espresso is the ideal. Anyhow, from your profile pic, I would question if you are not a little "wired to be on" and if a couple of cups of coffee might not do the trick. The worst that happens is that you have another night with too little sleep; good luck.
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    Jan 03, 2011 8:34 PM GMT
    Turn on the TV and watch the Oprah channel. You'll be asleep in minutes.
  • Hunter9

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    Jan 03, 2011 10:41 PM GMT
    when i used to smoke weed, it'd usually put me to sleep in about half an hour.. deep, comfortable, REM, stoney sleep.

    that said, for some people the reaction is just the opposite, and they can't sleep for hours.

    might be worth a shot though.
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    Jan 03, 2011 10:46 PM GMT
    A warm beer while reading.
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    Jan 03, 2011 11:01 PM GMT
    Turn your Tv, computer, lights off like an hour before bed time and just lay there till you fall fast asleep. I think what keeps us up is our electronics, well for me it does. I have trouble sleeping as well but I think with a lil determination I can be able to get to sleep faster if I turn off my Tv and computer which is a distraction. I'd say practice going to sleep with everything off and see if that works for you. cheers
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    Jan 03, 2011 11:03 PM GMT
    dragondevil said

    Masturbation??? Have you tried?


    hahahaha that DOES make you sleepy afterwards icon_razz.gif
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    Jan 03, 2011 11:07 PM GMT
    Somebody told me about this decddes ago and it really does help. When you're in bed ready to go to sleep stretch every muscle in your body, kinda of like a cat. I start at the toes and work up, and when I finish I always emit a wonderful long yawn. I guess the theory is that in relaxes your body.
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    Jan 03, 2011 11:11 PM GMT
    costaki saidA joint calcium magnesium supplement did wonders for me... It helps your nervous system relax and aids in entering deep sleep. If you're mind keeps buzzing and you cant get it to calm down give it a go! I would reccommend the powder that you mix in water before bed, and pills during the day!


    Yes, something like ZMA. I know you said you didn't want a pill, but its just Zinc Magnesium and Vitamin B6. It didn't make me sleep any better, but some people swear by it. I use a sleeping supplement once in awhile to help me sleep it has 5HTP, Valerian Root, and Melatonin in it.
  • Mikeylikesit

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    Jan 03, 2011 11:16 PM GMT
    Try sex!!....works for me....LOL
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    Jan 03, 2011 11:16 PM GMT
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