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  1. rlaha profile image59
    rlahaposted 12 years ago

    What do you do when you can't sleep and you know you need to wake up early the next morning?

  2. Smokes Angel profile image60
    Smokes Angelposted 12 years ago

    First I try praying.  For some reason that really works.  I think it bring you peace of mind.  IF that doesn't work, I get up and get something to eat.  Sometimes an empty stomach will keep you awake.  Third, I will take a benadryl which makes you sleepy

  3. MazioCreate profile image67
    MazioCreateposted 12 years ago

    I use meditation to help me relax and get the circus of thoughts out of my mind.  Deep breathing is a vital aspect of my meditation and this probably more than anything else lets me get to sleep.  It may take a half hour or so, but it works every time.

  4. cathylynn99 profile image74
    cathylynn99posted 12 years ago

    i drink one cup of warm sweetened milk with 1/2 tsp powdered ginger in it. i wouldn't do this if i were on a blood thinner, because ginger will interact with the med and may cause bleeding.

  5. Nefarious_Misery profile image59
    Nefarious_Miseryposted 12 years ago

    A regular dose of melatonin will aid in getting to sleep more easily. It's been part of my nighttime (or morning as I work graveyard) ritual for years.

    As a teen and in my 20's I had severe insomnia, unable to sleep sometimes for days at a time. It wasn't until I was in my early 30's that I read about melatonin. I never liked sleeping pills because they always made me feel groggy the next morning. But melatonin is a chemical that is naturally in your body, and boosting your own melatonin will help you get some good natural sleep.

  6. Ania L profile image82
    Ania Lposted 11 years ago

    When I struggle to fall asleep, I start thinking and dreaming about something nice, something I want to happen one day in the future. It usually helps a lot as it stops my brain from thinking over and over again the issues I have at the moment.

  7. musclequest profile image60
    musclequestposted 11 years ago

    Just lay there and bare with it...wait it out haha i usually get tired anycase troughout the day especially at work regardless of the amount i sleep.

  8. jacqui2011 profile image83
    jacqui2011posted 11 years ago

    I had this very problem last night. I had so much on my mind, but knew that I had to be up at 6am and was still awake at 2am. In the end I got up and made myself a hot chocolate. I wrote down all the things that were on my mind and how I was going to tackle them later on in the day. It seemed to work, its as though my brain thought that everything was dealt with and eventually I was able to drift off to sleep around 3am. I've only had 3 hours sleep, so hopefully I shouldn't have the same trouble tonight.

  9. MellyMoo profile image59
    MellyMooposted 11 years ago

    I sometimes get insomnia, mostly hormone related these days and at those times, breathing, meditation, etc does not work so, as I have four children, I just get up and take a couple of panadol to get to sleep

  10. jbrock2041 profile image66
    jbrock2041posted 11 years ago

    I usually don't have the problem of falling asleep. My issue is waking up at 3 a.m. wide-awake and starving. Then, by 9 p.m. I'm ready for sleep. But when I do have a problem falling asleep, I put in a movie that I've seen over and over and that usually does the trick.

  11. profile image0
    Daniella Lopezposted 11 years ago

    I usually try to read for a little bit. It seems to help me go to sleep a little easier.

  12. debbie roberts profile image73
    debbie robertsposted 11 years ago

    I have trouble staying awake at night, but tend to wake up too early, in which case I'll have a glass of warm milk and read until I hopefully nod back off.

  13. kr Heng profile image60
    kr Hengposted 11 years ago

    When I have trouble shutting my mind off, I just put in one of my sleep CDs and the next thing I know, I'm waking up hours later.  Can create a sleep CD for various reasons people have trouble getting to sleep.

  14. latina43mama profile image61
    latina43mamaposted 11 years ago

    First take a very hot shower before you get ready for bed, this helps relax your muscles and warm up a cup of milk with some sugar and vanilla in it. If you can invest in some key items like some lavender scent oils (which you could pick up at the supermarket where the health food is), a small bottle of valerian root capsules which help you sleep if you take two capsules with the milk, and a night mask will definitely help you drift away. Also if you like some  light music in the background, keep it low and you could fall asleep faster than putting your head down!
    If you like lavender candles or pick up some lotion with it, rub it on all over after your hot shower. You will see a difference once you get this all together and have a restful sleep. Just don't forget to set your alarm!

  15. giopski profile image58
    giopskiposted 11 years ago

    Your anxiety of the need to wake up early the next morning would simply not make you sleep.  You have to relax and make yourself comfortable and that's the first step.

  16. normanwinkfield profile image41
    normanwinkfieldposted 11 years ago

    Plan a head. Give some serious analytlical thought to your days activities. You are doing something to prevent sleep. Read my hub Quality Sleep.  If it is a once every so often thing, than that's nothing to worry about. But if it is a regularly occurrence, you must take action to eliminate the causing factors. If you don't you are heading for the danger zone.  Puffy eyes, red eyes, a haggard looking face. Here are three of my quickies that will help you sleep like a baby: 1. avoid coffee 2. exercise until you pop a sweat  3. get full body massages with hot oils.

    P.S. Schedule the massage treatment late in the evening about 7pm.  Good night

  17. parentsreview profile image69
    parentsreviewposted 11 years ago

    I read a book, and I also read an article that said screens, such as TV and computers emit light that stimulates your senses, so reading from the laptop, or firing up a game is not a good idea.

  18. rLcasaLme profile image70
    rLcasaLmeposted 11 years ago

    just the warm embrace of my wife or daughters is already enough for me to sleep. there's just something in it that's very satisfying and comforting. Try it. smile

  19. athena2011 profile image58
    athena2011posted 11 years ago

    I usually pray and ask that my mind be freed of all its thoughts so that I can relax and fall asleep. It works for me.

  20. sarah68 profile image60
    sarah68posted 11 years ago

    all i do is make sure every crack of light is off, fluff your piillows, rub a fabric sheet on it, then snuggle into bed and breath deeply

  21. THEHuG5 profile image61
    THEHuG5posted 11 years ago

    You might as well stay up. Get a 5 hour energy to get you through work or school and crash as soon as you can.

  22. That Grrl profile image73
    That Grrlposted 11 years ago

    If I just have to be there to open the door for someone, I just stay up all night and then crash once they have gone. If I have to be there and awake for whatever it is then I stay in bed and at least rest my body even though I'm awake and know I will be a zombie the next day.

    The worst thing is to finally fall asleep an hour or less before I have to get up.

  23. abouamani profile image58
    abouamaniposted 11 years ago

    is simple, avoid consuming any type of food that contains vitamin C and caffeine

  24. Cara.R profile image67
    Cara.Rposted 11 years ago

    Sometimes I fight falling asleep and sometimes get excited over the next day and can't sleep. Lately instead of watching a t.v. show before I go to bed I put on white noise. I prefer the sound of wind. The sound of water just makes me feel like I have to pee or I left the sink on.

  25. howtojunkies profile image58
    howtojunkiesposted 11 years ago

    just close your eyes and relax. and try not to think of anything.


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