Can't Sleep

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  1. thekidandblue profile image61
    thekidandblueposted 13 years ago

    I've been having trouble sleeping recently. Has anyone got any tips for a good nights rest. Many thanks in advance.

    1. Cagsil profile image74
      Cagsilposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Want an easy way to go to sleep? Do an introspective look at your entire day. Lay in bed, think about every detail that occurred throughout the entire day. You will likely not have any problem falling asleep. smile

      1. Sab Oh profile image55
        Sab Ohposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        That sounds like about the worst way to get oneself to sleep

    2. greeneyesH1982 profile image60
      greeneyesH1982posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I havent the slightest idea I have had this problem my entire life and I am 27.. I never can sleep at night and I remember being this way as a small child the only one up runnin around the house playing with legos and what not... and here I sit it is now 12 midnight and i am wide awake... I think I will be this way all my life probably so I pretty much just accepted it... so honestly not an idea really but maybe try some tea because once in a GREAT while it will help me relax..... sorry but good luck to ya

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      oanadoledoposted 13 years agoin reply to this

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    4. DGB profile image58
      DGBposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      IF youdrink shit loads of energy drinks or stuff with high caffine in, in the morning, exercise like hell during the day and you should find that you should be knackered. when you sleep, you brain gets used to the  sleeping pattern and you should hopefully be able to sleep like normal people again. well thats how i cured my problem of lack of sleep !

    5. bojanglesk8 profile image61
      bojanglesk8posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Melatonin pills.

    6. jonny wong profile image57
      jonny wongposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Just found this interesting website regarding
      Sleep and insomnia...more information
      click here

  2. whiteorchids profile image60
    whiteorchidsposted 13 years ago

    Lavender Bath , soft candles and a glass of wine.

    1. thekidandblue profile image61
      thekidandblueposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      sounds good i currently have 0/3 of those items. may need to do a little shopping

      1. whiteorchids profile image60
        whiteorchidsposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        It is very relaxing or soft music (Ocean) anything calming to the mind. Keep the TV off when you sleep it is known to cause restlessness when you sleep.

  3. Arthur Fontes profile image76
    Arthur Fontesposted 13 years ago

    Rent the Watchmen that movie puts me to sleep every time.

    1. Cagsil profile image74
      Cagsilposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      lol lol lol

  4. tantrum profile image61
    tantrumposted 13 years ago


    1. thekidandblue profile image61
      thekidandblueposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      surprisingly that didn't work tonight sad

      thanks for all the tips, humourous or otherwise. I'm gonna sign off now and hope for the best, night all.

    2. DGB profile image58
      DGBposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      @ tantrum ... YOU ARE A GENIUS !!!

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    Crazdwriterposted 13 years ago

    Reading sometimes works for me...but I am in the same boat as you...haven't been able to sleep for a while due to stress and my mind unable to shut down...but reading helps relax me as well as writing.
    And the bath does work sometimes too. Hope you find eomthing that words for you.

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    shazwellynposted 13 years ago


  7. Cagsil profile image74
    Cagsilposted 13 years ago

    Good night then. smile

  8. Cagsil profile image74
    Cagsilposted 13 years ago

    Any ladies or to join the fun? smile

  9. marcel285 profile image65
    marcel285posted 13 years ago

    Go to a health foods shop and purchace either tea or tablets that have a herb called Vallerian in it..Sorry i'm not sure if that's how it's spelled, but it's pronounced that way.

    For a period of a few months last year, i was depressed and i had really bad insomnia. I would have a cup of vallerian tea an hour before going to bed, and then i'd be out like a light. It did make me vomit quite often, i don't know why, but it works very well.

  10. dan91123 profile image53
    dan91123posted 13 years ago

    You should not be looking for a magic supplement to help you sleep,
    what is your health and nutrition like? Often people who have trouble sleeping are not getting the proper nutrients to allow themselves to fall asleep.

    1. prosmentor profile image61
      prosmentorposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Take a glass of Haulicks and ask God to make you sleep. the Bible says "He gives His beloved sleep"

      1. greeneyesH1982 profile image60
        greeneyesH1982posted 13 years agoin reply to this

        if  i did that i would be an alcoholic because i would have to do that every night.. i think maybe not eating right could be PART of it but I just am not rich to buy the necessary things I need so I just deal with it

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    lyricsingrayposted 13 years ago

    I too, for a week now, help!

  12. RealEstateHelper profile image61
    RealEstateHelperposted 13 years ago

    have really dim lights or no light in the bedroom, take a warm bath before going to bed, put on soft instrumental music, close your eyes and start counting (you will get bored and doze off), work out to make yourself tired so that you can hit the bed easily and if nothing works see a doc and get sedatives tongue

  13. Dolores Monet profile image95
    Dolores Monetposted 13 years ago

    A day filled with hard physical work should do it.

  14. ambieca profile image59
    ambiecaposted 13 years ago

    melatonin is your brain's natural sleep chemical, sometimes we may not produce enough of it,or do not produce it early enough to feel sleepy at bedtime, this is most often in teens, that is why they like to and can stay up so late and want to sleep in.  you can find the supplement melatonin over the counter at your vitamin section, take it after dinner sometime and it may help boost your sleepy feeling in a more natural way.  Also try going to bed and waking up at the same times everyday, this will train your body to have a better schedule of sleep and wake. good luck!

  15. Suiiki profile image60
    Suiikiposted 13 years ago

    For occasional sleeplessness, peppermint teat or chamomile tea works well. Or a peppermint/chamomile blend. I don't recommend candles if you are going to be sleeping, can you say fire hazard? Haha but using a light lavender scented room spray can help, as can having a very warm bath and relaxing. Alcohol will help you sleep but it will not give you a good rest so I don't recommend that unless you have 10-12 hours to just sleep.

    Everyone has a night or two of sleeplessness sometimes, it's not a sign of poor health like everyone seems to think nowadays. Most of the time it is caused by too much thinking, you need something to shut your mind off for long enough to drift off.

  16. Ivorwen profile image66
    Ivorwenposted 13 years ago

    If your not sleeping because you are thinking too much, then wash your hands and feet with cold water.  Put on warm socks and when you get back in bed, put your hands in your arm pits. 

    It sounds crazy, written out like this, but it works because it pulls the blood supply away from your brain to warm your extremities back up.  My husband uses it regularly.

  17. inspireyourspirit profile image57
    inspireyourspiritposted 13 years ago

    Try Yogi Tea Bedtime!  It is amazing and knocks you out naturally.

  18. alexhd57 profile image73
    alexhd57posted 13 years ago

    A lot of the tips below all boil down to different ways to relax, so you need to find what works for you individually. Essentially you need to go to bed in a relaxed frame of mind to give yourself the chance to sleep. Personally I think it is important to have some calm winding down time before your bedtime; to stop working / serious thinking and do something that you enjoy and that relaxes you, while not stimulting your brain too much.

    While a glass of wine certainly can help, too much alcohol can be detrimental to a good full night of sleep. A milky drink helps many people to start to feel sleepy. Hope you're sleeping better by now!

  19. wyanjen profile image72
    wyanjenposted 13 years ago

    ta daa!

  20. yenajeon profile image71
    yenajeonposted 13 years ago

    I also have major insomnia. I almost never get more than 2-3 hours of sleep each night!!
    I have tried wine, baths, candles, warm milk, lavendar, tea, working out, reading boring books, tv nothing works!!

    I would never want to get addicted to sleeping pills so I don't take them. Instead I drink lots of coffee and just stay up which will probably ruin my skin by the time I hit my 30s! sad

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    Rosa Bergerposted 13 years ago

    I hope you are drinking caffeine free coffee, right?

  22. LizzyBoo profile image59
    LizzyBooposted 13 years ago

    When I cannot sleep I take a wine/small glass and it works well for me. Mostly I cannot sleep if I am stressed out.

  23. Affordablefun profile image60
    Affordablefunposted 13 years ago

    There seem to be an endless amount of suggestions from a small glass of wine, over the counter medication right up to doctor prescribed sleeping pills, from all these people. Wow what a response.
    I have longed battled with not getting the  magical 8 hour sleep.If I got 2 to 3 that was a full nights sleep. When I had enough of lack of sleep, I decided to end the cycle. I found out why I was not sleeping. I went to a sleep clinic. In fact I was sleeping. I was going into ' rem sleep ' within 45 second of laying down. So in fact I was skipping the usual steps right to the deepest level. That is why 2 to 3 hours worked.  This did not make it right by any means but I did learn the reason for not sleeping is a ' Sleeping Disorder '
    Go to a Sleep Clinic and learn the true reason you are not sleeping. Your body needs to rest.
    All the best to finding your sleeping health.
    Geri Canimhart/Affordablefun

    1. HubChief profile image73
      HubChiefposted 13 years agoin reply to this

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  24. efeguy profile image41
    efeguyposted 13 years ago

    think less and free your mind.keep stress and problem behind

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    Ghost32posted 13 years ago

    My SMI (Severely Mentally Ill) wife suffers from lifelong insomnia.  She's tried everything you can think of, and without "chemical help" (prescription drugs), she barely sleeps at all, sometimes for weeks on end.

    In her case, the ONLY thing that DOES work is a prescription drug called Trazodone.  It's used for depression and anxiety, but other drugs in that category DON'T work--only Traz (also known by a bunch of other names) does.

    In my case, over the years I've developed a surefire thing (for me) based on a "body position trigger".  Namely, I go "belly down"...and boom, out like a light. 

    Recommended that once to a lady with double D development; didn't work so

    1. Sab Oh profile image55
      Sab Ohposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Where were you relative to her?

  26. ocbill profile image54
    ocbillposted 13 years ago

    I use the radio or a boring old flick

  27. prettydarkhorse profile image56
    prettydarkhorseposted 13 years ago

    I always sleep soundly, not when I have menstruation my stomach hurts

  28. PeterKlibs profile image61
    PeterKlibsposted 13 years ago

    Ice cold shower about an hour before bed, it really works.

  29. Amber Allen profile image59
    Amber Allenposted 13 years ago

    Establishing a pattern before getting into bed helps me and if I can't sleep I get up and after a drink of water and a short walk around the house I usually try again with much better success.

  30. Trusted Marketing profile image60
    Trusted Marketingposted 13 years ago

    Get up every day at the exact same time, seven days a week.

    Exercise in some way every day.

    No protein before bed. Carbs could help you sleep.


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