How to have a brilliant and relaxing night's sleep?

  • infinitefrien...

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    Nov 04, 2014 3:40 PM GMT
    It's an issue that gets to me sometimes.

    What can I take or habits that I can build, that will help me have a 'brilliant' night's sleep?
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    Nov 04, 2014 3:55 PM GMT
    I didn't know sleep could be "brilliant". What is the definition?
  • Destinharbor

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    Nov 04, 2014 8:15 PM GMT
    Sex?
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    Nov 04, 2014 8:27 PM GMT
    smoke some weed or jack off
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    Nov 04, 2014 8:29 PM GMT
    NyQuil every night
  • Shenyu

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    Nov 04, 2014 11:10 PM GMT
    Put your phones, tablets, pc miles away from your bed room.

    Don't stare at TV, phone or pc half an hour before you sleep.

    Drink a cup of warm milk or warm camomile tea.



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    Nov 04, 2014 11:38 PM GMT
    Don't look at any blue light. Drink apple juice. Exercise during the day.
  • MikemikeMike

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    Nov 04, 2014 11:41 PM GMT
    Yoga before bed. Sex works well too as many have said.
  • LEANDRO_NJ

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    Nov 05, 2014 12:09 AM GMT
    Shenyu saidPut your phones, tablets, pc miles away from your bed room.

    Don't stare at TV, phone or pc half an hour before you sleep.

    Drink a cup of warm milk or warm camomile tea.





    I drink this before bedtime combined with Linden tree tea, it does work wonders for a very restful sleep!
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    Nov 05, 2014 12:37 AM GMT
    Read every thread on realjock.
  • Bowyn_Aerrow

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    Nov 05, 2014 12:39 AM GMT
    Strong sedative tea: California Poppy Seed Tea.

    Mind its not the same sort of chemistry of opiate poppies. And its not opiate latex (from which heroin, morphine and other interesting drugs come from.

    There is a minor risk that you will test positive for opiates from California poppy seed tea. You would have to chug a few gallons of it in order to increase that risk higher than positive test for poppy seeds on buns.

    I use California Poppy Seed tea for both chronic pain relief and to assist me in sleeping more dreamless sleep (trust me, we do not want Bowyn dreaming, it rarely ends well).

    Other herbs I use to improve sleep:

    Chamomile
    Catnip leaves
    Valerian root
    Lemon balm

    I typically mix up one gallon batches of tea. More often than not I use dried product.

    The ratios I use vary depending on flavor.

    However a good ratio for Chamomile and Catnip is 1 to 1 - I use a teaball, it holds about two teaspoons of dried crushed herb.

    I preheat the pot/container I'm going to seep it in and add 2 cups of boiling water. I will add honey, or a few mint leaves, or a few lemon balm leaves for added flavor. once the tea is cool I sieve the contents through a paper coffee filter, then add water to make a gallon.

    I drink it either hot or cold. Heating it for a cup of hot tea

    For California poppies I use a (one) seed pod. mind when I harvest I cut the stem about one inch below the dried ball (before it bursts open). When I use it I gently crush the ball to release the seeds, and then drop into a preheated tea pot, then add 2 cups of boiling hot water. I let it seep until the water is cool to the touch, and use a paper coffee filter to strain the liquid to remove the soils.

    With that two cups of water I add 1/4 to 1/3rd raw honey, and add water to make a gallon of tea. I refrigerate it. either drinking a glass cold, or heat a cup in the microwave about 2 minutes on high.


    I occasionally make the tea stronger, in this case its just seeping the same amounts with 2 cups of boiling hot water, then drink it without adding water.

    This last I do when my pain is 'through the roof' and I know I won't be sleeping well.


    DISCLAIMER: Herbs do not = safe. Some herbs may actually counteract other prescription drugs or be dangerous if used in combination with alcohol or sedatives, and others may be dangerous when combined with antidepressants.
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    Nov 05, 2014 2:56 AM GMT
    CPAP, quaaludes and a pint of Everclear. Should keep you resting quietly well into the post-election accusathon, and then you can wake up and go out to a nice Thursday morning breakfast to kick off the weekend.
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    Nov 05, 2014 3:04 AM GMT
    don't lie in the bed all evening, use another room for this, go to the bedroom when your ready to fall asleep.

    avoid drugs alcohol

    accept not every night is not going to be the same.
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    Nov 05, 2014 3:27 AM GMT
    Tuinol, Seconal, Restoril, Klonopins, Valium, Vodka and Chloroform.
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    Nov 05, 2014 4:48 PM GMT
    Destinharbor saidSex?


    Yes, a mind blowing orgasm will put a man right to sleep, just ask anyone who has ever slept with a man. My guy and I crash right after sex. It doesn't matter what time we do it.

    As far as electronics go, when I'm tired I'm tired. I will fall asleep in mid text message or Grindr convo!
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    Nov 05, 2014 4:58 PM GMT
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    Destinharbor saidSex?


    Yes, a mind blowing orgasm will put a man right to sleep, just ask anyone who has ever slept with a man. My guy and I crash right after sex. It doesn't matter what time we do it.

    As far as electronics go, when I'm tired I'm tired. I will fall asleep in mid text message or Grindr convo!


    I am always wide awake after Sex and ready to eat everything in the house. My appetite is out of control after the money shot!!!
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    Nov 05, 2014 6:52 PM GMT
    Heavy exercise?

    zolipedem (Ambien in the US)
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    Nov 05, 2014 7:25 PM GMT
    Work a really long hard day. Or have awesome sex with your bf, the guy you're dating and have multiple orgasms in a role. icon_redface.gificon_redface.gif
  • HndsmKansan

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    Nov 05, 2014 7:32 PM GMT
    Jacking off is nice, but I learned several things that are definitely helpful:

    1. No caffeine after late afternoon

    2. Work your muscles through exercise so your body naturally wants to relax

    3. Go to bed the same time each night and make sure you have a habit going

    4. Avoid TV and other distractions and that you sleep in a darkened room

    5. Try not to take work or issues with you to bed.

    As far as taking pills or medication... I'd AVOID! Try and make it a natural process.
  • LJay

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    Nov 06, 2014 6:51 PM GMT
    Ah, the British use of the the word brilliant. Hard for those of us in the US to wrap our heads around.

    As for sleeping, I have a number of health problems and take neurontin for neuropathy and have just recently started taking 1300 MG of extended release acetaminophen before bed. The combination works well, but precludes the use of alcohol. To do that, I take the cautious route and forgo the acetaminophen for a day or two and steel myself for the ritual of two or three double manhattans. If you have to ask why, you won't understand anyway.

    Manhattans do not preclude sex, pot and other therapeutic dissipations. Thank god. My lack of social life does. Dammit.