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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 3:38 am    Post subject: Can`t sleep.. Reply with quote

i`ve recently not been able to sleep properly for the past week or so.

Does anyone have any tips on getting to sleep or anything?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 4:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

-Deep breathing exercises
-Hot bath 1-2 hours before bed
-Avoid caffeine and sugar after supper
-Make sure your mattress is good and has proper support
-If you're stressed, work on ways to deal with it
-If all else fails, try sleeping pills for a night or two (be careful though, you definately do not want to become dependant on them)
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 4:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Exhaust" yourself.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 4:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DarkeTiger wrote:
"Exhaust" yourself.


As silly as that sounds, lol...that could also work. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, exercises such as push-ups, sit-ups, squats, and even pull-ups if you have a pull-up bar, then a good stretch (along with a nice shower after wards) really help me get to sleep. It also helps build a little muscle. ;]

Too bad I don't take my own advice anymore. =(
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try ambient noise like a fan or a television with sleep set at like 90 minutes. Don't perform any strenuous physical activities before bed, because that will get your heart rate going and actually prevent you from relaxing into sleep (if it works for some, that's their own thing). Also, everything that Kitty suggested is good advice. Also, get into the habit of sleeping on a schedule, and only allow yourself to get eight hours of sleep. Finally, don't think about what you did that day or what you need to do the next day.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, getting a good amount of exercise during the day is important - but generally not right before bed Wink
Another important one is to go to bed before your eyes are already trying to close themselves. If you're overtired then it probly won't go smoothly.

Lol @ me, Kitty and Quakey giving advice on this.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't live in Alaska, in summer there's no night. Hope I was helpful !
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go outside and sport or atleast do something what makes you tired. Work helps too. Also try to stand up in the morning a little earlier. Like 11 am or 10 am. Rather than 3 pm. Razz These two things help, believe me.

Or just do not sleep for a week.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wait for a few months, years, then worry/complain. A week could be a sort of jetlag thing.

When worried try breathing in deep with your nose, breathe out with your mouth and keep very focused on that. Make it fill your whole chest and then try to push it out again. Stay focused on it. It only helps when your nose is not full of crusty snot, wich is often the case when you have certain allergies. Sad

Don't start thinking about how you'd feel when eating a hamburger without the bread. Those kinda things keep you up all night.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ambien CR
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SuperNova wrote:
trazodone


I take that and it works pretty well. I didn't have to much of a problem falling asleep, it was staying asleep that was giving me trouble. It works pretty well, and seems less drastic than taking Ambien or some of the other sleep aids.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DarkeTiger wrote:
"Exhaust" yourself.

Re-iterated.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trazadone can be pretty helpful but lol, I don't think Rpenis is at that stage just yet.

One tip I forgot (which should be a no-brainer): don't go snoozing during the day as that'll disrupt your rhythms.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 2:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cybershark wrote:
One tip I forgot (which should be a no-brainer): don't go snoozing during the day as that'll disrupt your rhythms.


Actually, if you're really tired during the day, a 20 minute nap is suggested. Any more than that, you'll get into a deep sleep and wake up more groggy.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

smoke some weed, eat a pounder and it should be pretty easy
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 1:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kitty: sure, the science of 'power napping' is pretty well known. I don't know if 'little sleeps' like that would have any knock-on effects in the evening but personally I'd try to avoid them if I was having bouts of insomnia.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 2:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dunno, I was having trouble sleeping at one point too. I was given an anti depressant that was suppose to make me sleepy. I never took them and eventually I got back on track.
I do find that soft music in the background does help a bit...as long as the room is totally dark.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 5:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My sleeping pattern is quite ruined throughout certain times in the year, Sometimes not hitting the sack until after 4am, and waking up at an equally bad time of day as i work in the evenings. If i have trouble sleeping i watch some TV whilst in bed, it really relaxes you and helps you doze off, even if it's something you like. Or reading a book apparently, though i'm not a fan of reading myself.
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