I'm supposed to be asleep, but I just can't fall asleep, even though I'm tired enough to do it. Anyone know of any simple home remedies that can ease the process?
Same problem buddy. I figure scotch is the best home remedy but I don't drink,
so I pace over and over and over until I tire enough.
I also try lying in pitch black still with my eyes closed completely still and really start to identify with the sounds I hear. Most I would never notice otherwise. I don't meditate but suspect this would be a form of such. It's like counting sheep but really fascinating.
I don't know but hope it works for you too.
Vigorous exercise - a brisk walk that raises a sweat and makes you pant - or sex true
A cup of hot, sweet milk. A boring book. Soothing music.
If you've got some essential oil of lavender at hand , sprinkle some on your pillow.
I've actually written a Hub about insomnia and what to do about it, if you'd care to take a look. You might just need to calm your mind.
What if he's on his own? No, don't tell me.
Trust you to come up with that onr BP lmao:)
I usually get a warm sponge bath from a little blonde nurse helps.....
Getting in a good workout several hours before bedtime always seems to do the trick for me.
A warm bubbly Lavender Bath or if this sounds too hot - a glass of Bailey's.
@kimberlyslyrics, I don't drink anymore, but I have heard that booze does help the sleep process, one way or another haha.
@Justine76, Same here, I have a fan right by my head.
@Jayne Lancer, I'll try some warm milk and a movie I've seen about 10 times in the past month (aka Avatar!!)
@blondepoet, hahahhaha.. nope no girlfriend, so I guess I'll just have to !%!@! and perhaps a bit of !)%!*)! and then some !)%*!) and finally fall asleep.
@K Partin, that's always helpful I bet!
@lender3212000, well my body is already tired from running a bunch of errands today, had to get a lot done. Hmmm..
@Lady_E, ahhh a combination of a warm bath and booze, perhaps I should get something.. like... tasty!
I sleep better when I know I'm making Progress, then I can switch off lol
Thats what I think is causing my massive insomnia, a lot of unfortunate things have happened the past year due to the bad economy which greatly effected me. Aside from that I'm currently working overnight, and now sleeping in the day... which is hard enough in a noisy home lol.
I used to have problems sleeping when I worked nights, it doesn't suit everyone. Used to make me crazy after a few nights. I used to be told off for laughing hysterically at obituries (not sensitive as I was working in a hospital at the time,) but at least I didn't cry at shift handovers. Eventually, I found going for a swim before I went to bed worked. Its relaxing and the rythm empties your mind and winds you down. Other than that the sex thing seems to have a lot of fans. Sweet dreams Origin. x
I know what you mean, I think I'm one of those that it doesn't suit quite well. But I think I'll have to muscle through it until something else comes along, which is hopefully soon! I would love to swim before bed, but I don't have a pool. Perhaps after I strike it rich or something I can get one! Yea, when I did have a gf the intimate relations before bed usually helped quite well, I usually zonked out like 10 minutes after. I'll probably just have a nap later, because if I sleep now it would almost reverse my schedule and I work tomorrow night... thankfully I don't work tonight.. that would suck!
Teehee. I used to swim at the local public pool along with all the other insomniacs, its a wonder we didn't crash into each other in the car park. I could afford one of those inflatable pools now but the chickens would probably get in with me. It's 2.15 am here in Brittany so I have to go and get some shut eye cos the animals have their own internal alarm clock and will be yelling their heads off if I don't get up at the crack of sparrows. Watch a funny film, always made me feel better, even if I didn't get to sleep. x
This hub may help http://hubpages.com/hub/Did-you-know-th … Night-Owls
Years ago a friend of mine suggested when I go to bed to close my eyes and reopen them, slowly, then slowly close, and slowly open, slowly, close, slowly open...zzzzzz
Not exactly a home remedy, but something that worked for me.
I've used various things, none of which seem to help long term, so I'm always moving on to the next herbal.
I had some great, if temporary results with Scullcap. Mine is Nature's Way, 425 mg. You take 2 in the a.m. and 2 in the p.m. It took a couple days to kick in, but I had really good results after that.
I've also used melatonin, and 5-HTP. You could also try Valerian. Lemon balm is another, but didn't work for me at all.
Here's a bunch:
http://www.holisticonline.com/remedies/ … _herbs.htm
Sometimes I just don't do my part to gear my brain down. You can read about that in my "Michael Jackson" hub.
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