Sleeping problems?

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    Jun 16, 2012 7:45 AM GMT
    For over a week now I have been having bad sleeping problems. I am being very pensive at night and I can't fall asleep even though I know I'm tired. What do u guys do to keep your kind off things. I try having my tv on as background noise.

    Thanks guys
  • Karl

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    Jun 16, 2012 8:11 AM GMT
    yeah I used to be in the same boat with you.
    Let's try this , I dont know but it's effective to me.

    Put on your headphone , play some music ( no need to play soft song , rock , pop , whatever is ok)

    Just think that YOU'RE LISTENING TO MUSIC, do not think that "ah , Im trying to sleep"...

    keep listening and you will fall asleep , you didnt know since when has you slept.

    edit :
    drink a warm milk before going to bed , dont think so much about tomorrow.
    Those worrying or thoughts , they will make you awake.

    hope you understand my English

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    Jun 16, 2012 9:20 AM GMT
    Marijuana
  • aj101

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    Jun 16, 2012 9:41 AM GMT
    Yeah im in the same boat as you. I listen to music like karl suggested. Most of the time i just get on here until i cant keep my eyes open
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    Jun 16, 2012 11:11 AM GMT
    make sure i get enough (tough) exercise during the day.
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    Jun 16, 2012 1:58 PM GMT
    Um, turn off the TV,

    loud music and your computer about 30 min before going to sleep and grab something to read. When you try to fall asleep you will hopefully think about the story.
    If you are worried about something, write it down and try to come up with solutions to put your mind at rest.
    Try to establish a go-to-sleep ritual.
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    Jun 16, 2012 8:43 PM GMT
    Try some Valerian Root (Natures Way). You can buy it at any herb store, I think Walmart sells it too. Just take a couple capsules about one half hour before bed. Works well, no hangover.
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    Jun 16, 2012 8:46 PM GMT
    I've set these to play for about 20 to 30 mins before I go to bed. My PC falls asleep after 30 so I find I'm either asleep or about there by the time my PC falls asleep.

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    Jun 16, 2012 8:46 PM GMT
    What are you pensive about? Dealing with the underlying problem, if you can, is your best bet. There are some OTC sleep aids you can try, but they're not for long-term use.
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    Jun 16, 2012 8:57 PM GMT
    DudeInNOVA saidWhat are you pensive about? Dealing with the underlying problem, if you can, is your best bet. There are some OTC sleep aids you can try, but they're not for long-term use.


    Lots of stuff going on in my life
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    Jun 17, 2012 1:51 AM GMT
    Find a job that doesn't make you get up early.

    Problem solved. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 17, 2012 1:56 AM GMT
    Buddyboy938 saidTry some Valerian Root (Natures Way). You can buy it at any herb store, I think Walmart sells it too. Just take a couple capsules about one half hour before bed. Works well, no hangover.


    These do absolutely nothing to me at all. Melatonin will sometimes work for me but your body builds up a tolerance to it over time.
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    Jun 17, 2012 1:59 AM GMT
    I work 3rd shift and can sometimes find it very difficult to sleep in the morning. Besides the fact that sleeping during the day isn't easy anyways, there is the hustle and bustle of the world that can keep me awake too. What I do is turn on a fan or 2 in my room for some background noise. Seems to work little better than the tv.
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    Jun 17, 2012 2:07 AM GMT
    Melatonin and ZMA before bed. The melatonin will help you get into a deeper sleep and dream mode.... the ZMA will repair, relax and replenish your body. Hope that helps. I use to live on 4 hours of sleep per day.... i quit that job..aahhh.... got up to 6 hours sleep and then the melatonin helped me sleep 8 hours and dream again.
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    Jun 18, 2012 3:01 AM GMT
    You should try reading a book with just a bed lamp so that you can easily turn over and sleep in the dark. I heard that getting yourself ready for sleep (staying around dim lights and not being very active) can make it easier for you to fall asleep. Also, just try clearing your head, sometimes my mind is just running circles and I never fall asleep.
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    Jun 18, 2012 3:02 AM GMT
    Yeah... I sleep alone... it's a real problem. No clothes for nothing. icon_sad.gificon_confused.gif
  • kenanna

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    Jun 18, 2012 3:04 AM GMT
    1. go to youtube

    2. search "sleep hypnosis"

    3. click on a video that's around 20 mins long

    4. turn off your light and drift off to sleep icon_smile.gif
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    Jun 18, 2012 3:04 AM GMT
    Yea sleeping has been an issue for me lately. I'm anxious, stressed, etc. Idk why especially when I'm on summer break.
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    Jun 18, 2012 4:04 AM GMT
    FilmGuy18_notporn saidYea sleeping has been an issue for me lately. I'm anxious, stressed, etc. Idk why especially when I'm on summer break.
    Anxiety sucks. Talk to your doc and get meds before it costs you your career.
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    Jun 19, 2012 10:51 PM GMT
    FilmGuy18_notporn saidYea sleeping has been an issue for me lately. I'm anxious, stressed, etc. Idk why especially when I'm on summer break.


    You're 18. You shouldn't be that stressed.

    You do know what it is, because you're thinking about it all night. You need to be honest with yourself and deal with it.
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    Jun 19, 2012 11:12 PM GMT
    I'm finding that ZMA is helping me get better quality sleeps, and helps me nod-off faster.
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    Jun 19, 2012 11:13 PM GMT
    Also: FAP or Fuck. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 19, 2012 11:24 PM GMT
    FilmGuy18_notporn saidFor over a week now I have been having bad sleeping problems. I am being very pensive at night and I can't fall asleep even though I know I'm tired. What do u guys do to keep your kind off things. I try having my tv on as background noise.

    Thanks guys


    Sounds like you might have some issues that need to be worked out. Honestly, I would try finding someone you can trust to discuss these things. You'll likely have sleeping issues until you work things out.
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    Jun 20, 2012 4:23 AM GMT
    I put in silicone ear plugs you can buy at sporting goods stores in the swim dept. Drowns out all noise but you can still hear the alarm or music alarm in the moring. Make sure you don't eat or drink anything after 7pm. It may keep your body awake longer. Also don't do drugs if you can avoid it.
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    Jun 20, 2012 4:36 AM GMT
    turn everything off... lights, computer, tv, radio, close the blinds, no flashing lights, even the phone.

    focus on your breathing. take long deep regular breaths from your diaphragm/lungs -- not the shallow short breaths using your stomach.

    think about relaxing every part of your body, one by one. start with your toes, once they are relaxed, move to the tops of your feet. then to your ankles, to your shins, to your knees... etc. don't move to another part until you relax that part you're thinking about. you end at your forehead, and then your scalp.

    this is a kind of meditation to help you stop thinking about all the stuff thats going on in your head from a busy day or stress about an unknown future. i find it helps to write down all these stresses into a notebook. you don't have to solve every problem immediately, but having a place where you know you can refer to them later for followup will free your brain to shut down so you can sleep. stress is a big factor in sleeplessness.

    also melatonin (available at drug stores, health food stores, and sports nutrition stores) is very helpful in resetting your body clock, and giving you a deep sleep. get the slow release tablets.

    good luck!