How to Get More Sleep?

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    Jan 26, 2014 8:51 PM GMT
    No computer/laptop/tablet in the bedroom. It makes a huge difference.
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    Jan 27, 2014 12:19 AM GMT
    Import saidI get between 8 and 10 hours of sleep everyday.
    I dont think I could function on just 5 hours of sleep.
    man, if I were you i'd start just going to bed earlier. I know it's easier said than done, but eventually your body's internal clock will adjust.

    What I think the root of your problem is you have a slight depression. You have something on your mind that is not allowing your body to fully relax and sleep.

    I find then when things are good and I'm generally happy, I sleep without problems. I have also found that when I'm stressed or down or depressed my sleep suffers. It's weird. My body will just wake up earlier or will take longer to fall asleep, etc.
    Like when my beloved cat died earlier this month I was pretty upset and sad. Kind of down and depressed for a couple of weeks and I noticed I felt like I could never get a good night's sleep. It was so annoying. I was tired..... literally tired from not sleeping well. I wasn't like losing it or anything it was just my mindset was kind of blaah for a while and I just didn't sleep well.

    Eventually, I kind of snapped out of it and accepted he was gone and once I did that my sleep pattern returned to normal.

    Maybe there's an underlying cause to your sleeplessness? By the looks of ur pics it would appear that u get regular exercise, so that's good, but perhaps something in your head is preventing you to relax and get that important REM sleep.
    Best of luck to you.



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    Jan 27, 2014 1:29 AM GMT
    Read about sleep hygiene. Basically establish a routine. No TV in the bedroom. No exercise or food within the last two hours prior to sleeping. Van read but only mild reading. Etc etc.
    yup google sleep hygiene.
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    Jan 27, 2014 1:12 PM GMT
    Joeyphx444, I know where you're coming from. I often sleep only 5 hours per night, and at times will go down to 3-4. I think that some of the issue for me is that my biological clock is set to a 28-hour day in a 24-hour world. In other words, my body isn't ready to start its 8 hours of sleep until I've been awake for 20 hours; but at that point I only have 4 hours left for sleep.

    I've tried most of the suggestions that others have made (good sleep hygiene, no artificial light in your bedroom, melatonin or other drugs, etc.) without success. My experience has been that when people hear that I have trouble getting to sleep, they often suggest a quick fix, and are absolutely sure that it will solve my sleep problem. What a lot of people don't get is that some of us can't get enough sleep due to physiological issues.

    Maybe one of the suggestions that other posters have made will work out for you. I hope it does. Or maybe you are like me, and have a body that doesn't always work the way you'd like. In that case, I suggest a nice strong cup of coffee in the morning.
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    Feb 06, 2014 5:54 PM GMT
    Eat cherries and go to bed earlier. You do not have to keep checking what people are saying on this forum everyday.
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    Feb 06, 2014 6:40 PM GMT
    TheGuyNextDoor said
    David3000 saidHow can you only sleep 5 hours? I sleep 10 every day and if it depended on me I would sleep more.

    Wow,, 10 hours! I'd love to have that luxury.
    My body will take 9 if I let it.
    The OP needs to get to bed earlier if he ever expects to get more rest.


    My sleeping time is 10-11 hours normal. I wake up and go workout and go to collage part time and volunteer once a week. I thank god everyday for this. Life is good. icon_biggrin.gif

    Who am I kidding, I am living a life without a purpose. Which is more dangerous in the long run. icon_sad.gif