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What do you do for insomnia?

  1. janesix profile image61
    janesixposted 3 years ago

    What do you do for insomnia?

    Do you take any meds? Drink or eat anything specific? Quit drinking coffee?

  2. elayne001 profile image72
    elayne001posted 3 years ago

    I do not drink coffee, but I do take medicine I got from my physician. Antihistamines help at times to sleep. Also, Vitamin B and magnesium seem to help.

  3. Sri T profile image81
    Sri Tposted 3 years ago

    Stay up late, then keep repeating mentally the words, sleep-sleep-sleep-sleep. At some point the mind will become bored and a deep sleep will take over.

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    Dave36posted 3 years ago

    I had it for as long as i can remember, & the only things that ever helped me finally crack it was the following..I had to force myself to get up early enough in the morning, to be absolutely knackered by bed time..Also this was crucial i had to write down what i was thinking about at night, when i was struggling to sleep..Once my worries etc that i had was actually written down, i could then start eliminating them ergo the things i was laid awake thinking about..What i noticed was i didn't actually have a problem getting off to sleep, my problem was getting up early enough to be able to sleep at night..It was sort of like a catch 22 situation for me i was always worried about not being able to sleep, but was too tired to force myself up in the morning..So i always thought the problem i had was getting to sleep but what i realized, was the actual problem i had was "getting up" when i was too tired & that's what i had to work on..I'm still often too tired to get up early enough, but i really force myself now because i know what would happen if i don't..I honestly hate getting up early when i still feel tired, but what i really really hate more is not being able to sleep....In the past i was often awake for 3 days especially when working away, & sharing with a snorer..When not working & at home i would often sleep for 24 hrs, so i was quite a bad case....So i would recommend a memory foam mattress/getting up super early/write down any worries that you often think about when trying to sleep/sort those worries asap/tire yourself out with some exercise/learn mindful meditating..I know what it's like having to walk around all day feeling like a zombie coz of tiredness, so just tell your mind that your onto it & keep forcing yourself up early everyday.

  5. Penny G profile image74
    Penny Gposted 3 years ago

    I was born an insomniac. My parents lost jobs due to lack of sleep being up with me. I'm 56 now, and still I have the same issues. I live on 2 to 4 hours asleep a day. Pills, Doctors, black out blinds, no caffeine,  noise machines, you name it, I've tried it. I have just decided I am programed different and this is all I require. I do OK, it does catch up with me about once a month and then I do get the 4 hours. Most people I think it's more temporary.

 
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