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Not being able to sleep

Updated on January 21, 2012

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can be very frustrating

Do you ever have those sleepless nights where you either are not sleepy enough to go to bed or you have so many things running through your mind that you just cannot fall asleep? I think most of us have been there at least once. It can be very frustrating, especially when one has to get up early the next day and/or has a long day the next day.

I know for a fact that I have those nights more often than not, and it's mainly because I have so many things running through my mind. Mostly these thoughts consist of what I am supposed to be doing the next day. I end up either staying up till 3 AM or tossing and turning for hours on end.

I read somewhere that there are somethings that one can do to improve on the length/quality of their sleep.

1. Sleep at the same time every day.

2. Don't use the computer or watch television right before bed.

3. Don't read a book right before bed.

4. Listen to some soothing music a half hour before bed.

5. Drink a warm glass of milk before bed.

6. Get completely comfortable underneath the blankets and try to relax your breathing.

7. If anything is bothering you, talk it over with someone before you go to bed. Chances are, you will become more relieved and can sleep better.

These are just a few of the things that I read about and can remember. I am sure that there are many other things one can do to help them sleep and sleep better. What are some of the things that you all do to help you sleep?

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      rlaha 5 years ago from Spartanburg, SC

      Hi Crazybeanrider. That's a good way to fall asleep if it works for you, and it is great that you have a timer on your TV. Mine doesn't, so I can't set it to turn it off. I usually start reading a boring textbook, and then I start drifting off to sleep :). So I guess whatever works for you is good.

      Yes, always remember to be cozy! Thank you for your comments and tips! I am glad you stopped by!

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      Boo McCourt 5 years ago from Washington MI

      I have a horrible time sleeping, and have tried everything in the book to sleep well. The only way for me to fall asleep is having the TV on, set to go off 30-45 minutes later, the volume just audible. For some reason this helps, also reading a for about 15 minutes seems to make me tired. I know those are suppose to be the worst habits, but they help.

      Getting cozy in your bed also sets the stage for sleep. It often doesn't work but it feels good. A good hub with useful suggestions. Enjoying your writing.

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      Kamalesh050 5 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      You are welcome, my friend.

      Kamalesh

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      rlaha 5 years ago from Spartanburg, SC

      Thanks so much for stopping by and for the votes, Kamalesh!

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      Kamalesh050 5 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      Beautiful, Interesting and Useful. Voted Up.

      Kamalesh

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      rlaha 5 years ago from Spartanburg, SC

      Hi Moonfish. Thanks for giving me some more ideas. I am sure that people who can sleep with those sounds and music will also agree. However, I personally cannot listen to the sounds because it does not help me sleep. Thanks for stopping by.

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      moonfish 5 years ago

      Listen to some soothing music a half hour before bed. Sorry but I don't agree with that one. It is better to have some CDs going all night long with the sounds of ocean surf, rain, thunder and new age music.