Tips to fall asleep.

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Tips to fall asleep.

eri86 eri86
Sometimes, even though I am exhausted, I can't sleep. Sometimes I read for a bit. Other times I listen to my rain app. I'll even go so far as to make sure anything emitting any light, no matter how small is covered and blacked out.

But there are times when none of that works. And I hate warm milk.
03/12/2013
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Rossie Rossie
Try taking Melatonin.
03/12/2013
Peggi Peggi
My mom always drinks warm tea, though that keeps a lot of people awake, and I find that like rossie suggested, Melatonin helps a lot. The body produces it but sometimes we just don't produce enough. Also keeping yourself in as much darkness as possible is definitely going to help, which you were smart to already be doing, but if you haven't done it yet, try laying in the dark for a little while before you actually want to try and fall asleep.
03/12/2013
dv8 dv8
Take an antihistamine.
03/12/2013
woodsdragon woodsdragon
I had problems sleeping and these are tips that I received from health care professionals... ABC grocery list (A - Apple, A-Apple B-Bread, A-Apple B-Bread C-Candy...ect), write in a journal before going to bed, drink warm (decaf) tea, don't eat close to bed time, don't sit in bed to watch tv or eat...basically just sleep in bed (or have intercourse) so it trains your brain that your bed means sleep time, relax before bed (read, take a bath, ect), also can try melatonin. I have also found it helpful to have music/nature sounds in the background. Hope these ideas help!
03/12/2013
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
Quote:
Originally posted by Rossie
Try taking Melatonin.
5 mg of melatonin works for my wife and I every time. We've never found it to be habit forming or that we develop a tolerance for it.
03/12/2013
married with children married with children
I make love to the wife. that helps me sleep every time. I dont do pills.
03/12/2013
hillys hillys
take some herbs at a natural food store for sleep
03/12/2013
rosythorn rosythorn
Turn off the computer and the tv an hour before you go to bed, and then read.
03/12/2013
gsfanatic gsfanatic
turn off electronics and read, turn the lights off at a set time instead of focusing on falling asleep. Meditation can also help to calm you down
03/12/2013
jjis123 jjis123
Quote:
Originally posted by eri86
Sometimes, even though I am exhausted, I can't sleep. Sometimes I read for a bit. Other times I listen to my rain app. I'll even go so far as to make sure anything emitting any light, no matter how small is covered and blacked out.

But ...
There are sleeping aids you can get at the store. You can get them at your grocery store. But, if you want to know a secret, I found them at the DOLLAR STORE. They are usually expensive at the supermarket or grocery store. I have tried a few brands and the ones at the dollar store work just as well. It's all about the ingredients.

They work.
03/12/2013
spunkmonkey spunkmonkey
I have never had a problem falling asleep.
03/12/2013
Eugler Eugler
My tips are:

Switch off every screen (computer, TV) at least 1 hour before going to bed.

If I really cannot fall asleep I have an orgasm and enjoy the relaxation. Usually I fall asleep quickly.
03/13/2013
Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
Melatonin, yoga, progressive muscle relaxation
03/13/2013
GONE! GONE!
I listen to binaural beats.
03/13/2013
Chelynn67 Chelynn67
Quote:
Originally posted by eri86
Sometimes, even though I am exhausted, I can't sleep. Sometimes I read for a bit. Other times I listen to my rain app. I'll even go so far as to make sure anything emitting any light, no matter how small is covered and blacked out.

But ...
Laying in my guys arm, right out
03/14/2013
Jax Jackson Jax Jackson
My hallmate takes melatonin-it seems to work well for her.
03/14/2013
MrWill MrWill
Use your bed for nothing but sex and sleep. If you can't sleep, get out of bed. Keep your room between 65 and 75 degrees. Cut ALL light sources. No caffeine before bed. No spicy foods. No exercising within 4 or 5 hours of bed time. Do deep breathing/relaxation exercises.
03/14/2013
jr2012 jr2012
I have a few natural tips including quitting caffeine (really hard to do) and regular exercise (hopefully you're doing that already)....but my #1 tip is a SLEEP MASK! It takes a few nights to get used to wearing one but once I got used to it, I fall asleep within minutes of putting it on.

Make sure to buy a nice one though, I use the Bucky brand ones that you can find at Bed Bath and Beyond or Amazon. They are made of molded foam and you can actually blink your eyes inside of it, which is a lot more comfortable.
03/15/2013
Gone (LD29) Gone (LD29)
If you find yourself laying in bed getting frustrated that you're not falling asleep, get back up. Do something relaxing/distracting for half an hour, then try going back to bed.
03/15/2013
MrWill MrWill
Quote:
Originally posted by jr2012
I have a few natural tips including quitting caffeine (really hard to do) and regular exercise (hopefully you're doing that already)....but my #1 tip is a SLEEP MASK! It takes a few nights to get used to wearing one but once I got used to it, I ...
I can attest to this! mine has a tendency to come off though lol
03/15/2013
bayosgirl bayosgirl
Quote:
Originally posted by Rossie
Try taking Melatonin.
I second this. Melatonin works great for me.
03/15/2013
bratcat bratcat
Quote:
Originally posted by Rossie
Try taking Melatonin.
this is a very helpful sleeping aid as a lack of melatonin can sometimes lead to insomnia. However your lack of sleep man be caused by something else. Not getting "enough" exercise and sunlight daily can affect the way you sleep. Many people suggest taking a short jog or walk around the block, even yoga, before going to bed and can help clam your mind as well as aiding in falling asleep. Another, and a rather large contributor to ones lack os sleep is also your computer/electronic use. Watching TV, using a computer or even looking at your cell phone keeps the hindbrain awake and tricks your body into thinking it is the middle of the afternoon as the light electronics emit is the same type of light (well at least your brain thinks it is) as it is at 12pm.
Reading is a good trick, but i know for me, it's not often very useful as i become to invested in the story to try and fall asleep.

For me, i try and do a little yoga and drink sleepy-time or chamomile tea and do my best to relax and as when feel sleepy i turn on my twilight turtle and listen to some ambiant music. Also sometimes masturbation helps.
03/15/2013
Eugler Eugler
You are very lucky that you live in a country where melatonin is legal.
You can buy so many fancy chemicals in a local drugstore. In some European countries one would go straight to jail for posessing stuff that's pretty legal in the US.
03/15/2013
Hummingbird Hummingbird
If its that bad I just get up and do something around the house until I get tired. I've been writing lately so that usually does it for me currently but certainly cleaning clutter out of a room or paying some bills eases the tension on my mind.

One other thing I've found is to lay on the sofa all comfortable and watch TV or even just flick through the channels until something else brings my attention away from its current focus. That puts me to sleep too and I find I'm able to then go to bed and sleep more comfortably.
03/15/2013
dv8 dv8
Quote:
Originally posted by married with children
I make love to the wife. that helps me sleep every time. I dont do pills.
So are you advocating that other insomniacs make love to your wife?
03/15/2013
Noelle Noelle
Quote:
Originally posted by eri86
Sometimes, even though I am exhausted, I can't sleep. Sometimes I read for a bit. Other times I listen to my rain app. I'll even go so far as to make sure anything emitting any light, no matter how small is covered and blacked out.

But ...
Benedryl!!
03/16/2013
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