who know how to get rid of insomnia?

China
April 30, 2007 12:51am CST
I always could not have a good sleep and it bring me so many troubles. Due to insomnia, I could not have a good psychosis at work and I even make some mistake in work . that made my boss uphappy but I am always tired and could not be very carefully. who know how to get rid of insomnia? I don't want to eat medicine . if you can give me some advice?
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@mystery5 (351)
• India
3 May 07
Drink a glass of milk with some honey mixed in it, just before going to sleep. Then, lie down and start meditating. You could either think of nothing at all, if possible, or think of some God, or imagine a blank wall, or imagine a flame in front of you, for as long as you can. You will fall asleep in some time, and the sleep will be very restful and refreshing. Initially it might be a little tough, but you will master the meditation with practice. If you want, in the initial stages you can stare at a real candle flame just before sleeping. Make sure that you do not blink, and stare at it till tears flow from your eyes. then go to sleep.
@filmbuff (2909)
• United States
3 May 07
Taking a hot shower has been suggested before bed, but make sure you do it a good hour or two before you want to go to asleep and it can initially make you feel energized. Avoid caffiene before bed and try not to be on the computer or watch tv. Both of those produce artificial sunlight which will trick your body into thinking that it is daytime and that you should be up, awake and alert. You can always try some kind of meditation, yoga or relaxation to help you fall asleep, and if that fails read something very, very boring. The military has a method for getting people over insomnia. It's not fun but it works. What they do is make you get up earlier. If you have to get up at 6, get up at 5. If that doesn't work the next day get up at 4:30 and so on. Eventually you will be so tire that you will be used to going to bed earlier. Like I said, it's not fun, but it works.
• United States
30 Apr 07
A warm bath before bedtime is a very safe and relaxing way to help coax sleep to come easily. Just draw a warm bath and soak in it about an hour or so before bedtime. Your body temperature will rise. After you leave the bath, your body temp will begin drop slowly and this drop in temperature will cause you to become sleepy. Lay down as soon as you start to feel tired and limit the amount of distractions you have. Also, remember that naps during the day and cause sleep troubles at night, as well as caffeine consumption after 4 or 5 in the evening.
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• China
30 Apr 07
thank you
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• United States
30 Apr 07
Yes, I can. Go out for a walk before turning in. Make sure it's a nice long walk, at least 30 minutes. Try to race-walk for part of it, or at least walk fast for a few minutes, Then just take your time. Walk in an area that is not lit up like day. The key is to get your body tired, burn some calories, and to get your eyes accustomed to the fact that it's getting dark out. Your photoreceptor cells in your eyes will beging to give your mind cues that it's time for bed. Eat ice cream or drink milk warmed with nutmeg and vanilla in it. Not too much, though! You don't want to wake in the middle of the night because you have to go to the bathroom! Take your shower before going to bed., If you can, take a bath. Try to get your body warm and relaxed and ready to stretch out in bed. Check your mattress. Is it lumpy? Are the springs sticking you? If you have the money, check eBay for a Temperpedic-type mattress. They are made of memory foam. You don't need to spend $1000 to get a good mattress. We bought ours from a guy in Florida who gets the foam from the same factory that "Temperpedic" does, and we only paid $250 for an oversized King. It's the most comfortable mattree I've ever slept on. It feels like you're floating on clouds!!! (And it doesn't cost much to ship - they vacuum all the air out of them, roll them up in a plastic seal, and fit them in a medium sized box, so it will fit up any stairwell and when you're ready, then you cut the bag and the matress expands in about three hours.) You may want to buy a fan for your room. Even if you don't like the air on you, the sound of a fan whirring usually blocks out other sounds. It creates "white noise", which cancels out noises from outdoors, or in your house or apartment. I know you don't like "pills" but an occasinal Benadryl can help you go to sleep and will keep you asleep. It is an allergy medication, but it really does work to make you drowsy. Hope that helps! Nighty night.
• China
30 Apr 07
thank you very much. I will try your method. thank you again.
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@samrat16 (2442)
• India
30 Apr 07
I have used Calm Forte for years with great success and no side effects. Insomnia (both by Hylands) on days when I can't seem to shut my mind down or I wake up in middle of night and can't go back to sleep, they melt in your mouth so you don't even have to get out of bed to take them. If you don't have access to a good Health Food Store you can also buy Simply Sleep over the counter it works good too but I tend to feel a little groggy the next day but not as bad as other otc products. You can also put lavender essential oils on a kleenex and put it near you it will help relax you, chamomile tea, valerian, melatonin are also other options you have (all also available at health food store). I have recommended these products to many of my friends and they are helping them so I hope this helps you for sleep.
@ellanick (191)
• Philippines
30 Apr 07
lack of sleep will really affect one's work and it also lead to other complications like you always get tired easily, cannot concentrate on your job or studies. there are 2 types of insomnia, situational insomnia and chronic insomnia. people with insomnia should try to establish their sleeping habit so their body can stick to it. avoid any caffeine before sleeping, avoid exercising in the evening esp before bedtime. for complete information about insomnia, visit this site http://www.med.umich.edu/1libr/aha/aha_insomnia_crs.htm hope you have a goodnight sleep!
@Melody1 (968)
• India
3 May 07
Insomnia is seems to be spreading like wildfire.I also suffer from it.I feel sleepy at the right time,but the moment I hit the bed sleep plays hide and seek.I try to calm my thoughts but my mind refuses to do so. I have been recommended a medicine but I try to avoid taking it.Yoga has proved very effective lately.I would recommend you to do yoga and meditation if possible.It has no side effects.