Things you do when u can't sleep

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    Sep 28, 2011 6:54 AM GMT
    so the reoccurring theme of my life is that im up at 3am with a headache cant sleep and watching family guy re runs so i wonna know am i the only guy in the world up this late is there anything i can do that'll help pass my time... let me know what you guys do that put u to sleep
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    Sep 28, 2011 7:27 AM GMT
    Im a insomniac also man, it sucks big time. Passing the time and trying to go to sleep are totally different things to me.

    Trying to get to sleep: Once I'm ready try to sleep i get in bed and lay there and when i know im not falling asleep i have to get proactive. I drink chamomile tea, get warm, comfortable, and put on a long and relatively interesting movie or really old movie on netflix. So i'm drawn in but its no so interesting that im trying to stay awake to watch it lol. If it's really bad I put soft music on under my pillow. Usually a combination of the things above work for me and i eventually fall asleep. But i end up just like you though, awake till 3am trying desperately to fall a sleep.

    To pass the time: I'll put on some music i really love and sing along, i draw and sketch super late at night, watch crazy psychological movies, and I eat what ever is in the fridge that tastes good cold lol.

    I used to just hop in the bed and have everything turned off, completely dark, and silent room. I oddly enough I would literally lay awake till sunrise with my eyes closed thinking or staring into the darkness of the room. So i started trying other stuff.
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    Sep 28, 2011 11:28 AM GMT
    You have to reset your circadian rhythm, regarding the biorhythm of your sleep-wake cycle. If you go to bed at the same time every day you're body will adjust and reset your internal clock. At first you will just lay in bed and it will take a while before you fall asleep. Eventually the time between laying down and falling asleep will shorten.
    If you have an irregular work/study roster and this affects when you go to bed and when you wake up, this will also effect your sleep-wake cycle. You could also consult with your physician about your insomnia. I'm guessing you don't want a temporary fix

    You also talk about a headache.
    Important is what kind of headache it is,
    since how long it is occurring,
    what relieving, or worsening factors are,
    how long the headaches last
    In which context the headaches occur
    What are the causes of your headache
    What other symptoms you have besides the headache
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    Sep 28, 2011 11:52 AM GMT
    I go through cycles like the last week I've been waking at 2 or 3 and thats it.
    I just lay there and flop around until it's time to get up it makes me less tired the next day rather than getting up.
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    Sep 28, 2011 12:00 PM GMT
    If you jack off a lot you may be depleting hormones and chemicals from your body that it needs to sleep. I found some information that linked excessive ejaculations with low levels of serotonin and melatonin.

    So if you are jacking off a lot or you suspect that your sleep patterns may be caused by low levels of melatonin you might try taking some melatonin before bed.

    If worked for me.
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    Sep 28, 2011 12:10 PM GMT
    the time you get up is what sets your body clock.

    When I canĀ“t sleep I massage my feet, especially the soles. This helps.. icon_smile.gif
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    Sep 28, 2011 12:26 PM GMT
    Had this problem, got a prescription sleep aid.....what a difference.
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    Sep 28, 2011 1:00 PM GMT
    I was having problems sleeping earlier this summer from stress. My trainer told me to start using Marijuana to assist. I never did, but apparently it works for some. He did say don't smoke it, just vaporize it.
  • kew1

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    Sep 28, 2011 1:05 PM GMT
    Don't watch TV, read something really, really boring.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Sep 28, 2011 1:08 PM GMT
    I've had issues off and on for about 10 years..... don't get up and do something like watching reruns on TV.... that creates a pattern and I think things like sleeping aides are out!

    Drop any caffeinated drinks after about mid afternoon, be active during your day and create a time you go to bed each night... stick with that. Your body has to develop a pattern.. make sure you have a quiet environment when you go to bed. It's a start. If you continue to have issues, see your doctor.
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    Sep 28, 2011 1:09 PM GMT
    I always keep a book by the bedside. It helps to clear the mind of inner thoughts, so read something that will require careful attention and absorption. You'll fall asleep with the light on.
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    Sep 28, 2011 1:13 PM GMT
    RunintheCity saidI always keep a book by the bedside. It helps to clear the mind of inner thoughts, so read something that will require careful attention and absorption. You'll fall asleep with the light on.


    If I shared your bed...I would never sleep ;-)
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    Sep 28, 2011 1:19 PM GMT
    Kanaka24 said
    RunintheCity saidI always keep a book by the bedside. It helps to clear the mind of inner thoughts, so read something that will require careful attention and absorption. You'll fall asleep with the light on.


    If I shared your bed...I would never sleep ;-)


    Yes you would. I pretty much fall into unconsciousness by 2am no matter what. I've even dozed off at a loud boom boom bar before. So you'd have no choice.
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    Sep 28, 2011 1:56 PM GMT
    Insomnia and headaches are indicators that something may be wrong.

    Perhaps you should get an MRI and a physical.
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    Sep 28, 2011 2:06 PM GMT
    I work 3rd shift & battle insomnia all the time....its absolutely horrible when i cant sleep during the day then just when i start drifting off i have to go to work & take shit to stay awake, its awful!
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    Sep 28, 2011 2:32 PM GMT
    I also had a big problem with insomnia. I found what worked for me was pretty much what a lot of the guys are saying:

    1 ) Reduced coffee to 1 cup in the morning. I used to have several throughout the day.
    2 ) Wake up early every day and get my day started. If you have weird hours just make sure you wake at a consistent time.
    3 ) Make sure that there is some sort of rigorous daily activity to help deplete energy levels. I run 3.5 - 4 miles every morning, and do 30-60 minute strength exercise in the afternoon/early evenings.
    4 ) Keep busy during the day, no power naps.
    5 ) I try to keep carbs very low for dinner. Usually just salad and a protein.
    6 ) I rarely drink alcohol now, but when I do I limit the intake as alcohol may make you sleepy, but it will prevent a good night's sleep.
    7 ) Go to bed at the same time every day.
    8 ) Read a book to put me to sleep.

    Since making these changes, I have not had any problems with sleeping.

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    Sep 28, 2011 6:03 PM GMT
    Get up and eat a meal high in carbs. This will have an indirect affect releasing melatonin into your brain and also help you relax.

    If you do not want to eat a meal before going to sleep than try repeating a mantra, any repeated phrase will do not just the classic Ohmmm.

    If that does not work than take a pill of Valerium which is a natural substance. I only use Valerium if I wake up after only being asleep for a couple of hours. Do not use it during the latter part of your normal sleep period or it will enhance your headache.
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    Sep 28, 2011 6:40 PM GMT
    For headache I would take aspirin otherwise the headache will be there the next morning (or stretch). I know when I am about to go to sleep. I dream of silly, strange things so if I can't sleep I try to get to that state. I let me brain wander and sort of meditate. Make sure the temp in the room is right too. Can't sleep when it is hot.
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    Sep 28, 2011 6:49 PM GMT
    -Play videogames.
    -Watch travel shows.
    -Write bad porn.

    My remedies...
    -Dont eat anything close to bedtime. Make sure you ate something earlier.
    -Dont wear socks to bed, even if your feet are cold.
    -Have something like a a standing fan that will both circulate the air and create a constant hum that you can fall asleep to.
    -Avoid having easy access to things that would want to make you go "quickly gonna check twitter/facebook/my mail/ is he online?".
    -Brush your teeth before you go to bed if you dont. icon_surprised.gif
    -Masturbate before going to bed.
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    Sep 28, 2011 6:57 PM GMT
    Stop with the caffeine after 4. And regulate your caffeine intake. Plus, drink plenty of water. Being dehydrated is probably why you wake up with a headache and can't sleep.

    I started guzzling more water during the day and regulating my caffeine intake, and I sleep so much better.
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    Sep 28, 2011 7:06 PM GMT
    Thanks you guys i just dunno i think its cuz i jack off too much or something lol cuz i get tired then i jack off thinking its the happy ending to a long day then afterwards im wide awake