How do you sleep earlier?

Australia
May 9, 2007 5:07am CST
What makes you go to sleep? Say you have an exam tomorrow and at around 6 pm you realise you have to go to bed early that night to maximise your performance and score. What do you do? Do you have a shower really early? Do you not brush your teeth? I've heard that eating before you go to sleep keeps you awake for longer - but; what else? Looking forward to your opinions on this issue.
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@healer (1783)
• India
9 May 07
Actually before going to bed a shower really makes us liking to go to bed right away. Usually during exams i sleep early i develop that habit before the exam sets in, making it as a habit so that it will makes us get used to it during the exams. Some guys read books but i usually don't do that as books keeps me awake
@healer (1783)
• India
10 May 07
Thanks for making this as the best response. Wish you good luck
@PsychoDude (2018)
• Netherlands
9 May 07
I simply can't do it that late, I have to start sleeping early a couple days before if I want to wake up early otherwise it's too late for me so I tend to plan it a bit ahead.
@xionous (440)
• Belgium
10 May 07
i never sleep before the exam night...thats because im not into study too much that makes me worried about my grades every exam night and i have to prepare myself for the exam waking up whole night. i know its a hard job to wake all the night and falling in sleep is what happens often on...but it works really well for me. dont try it at home if u cant take the pressure of enormous course work and cant wake all night.
• Philippines
10 May 07
i will skip my meal.. i won't do all my routine before i'm going to bed so that i can be able to save much time to review my exam. i set my alarm clock in a loud mode to make me awake..
@hexu640 (139)
• China
10 May 07
I would not go to bed 6pm,I need to eat food,brush my teeth,read book until I fall asleep.I think you need not to so nervous,needn't you?
• India
10 May 07
When I was examination pre day i sleep earlier. Naturally I awake correct at wht o clock i want to lay. It will happen to me naturally. after awaken I go bath and prepare my self to exam.
• Indonesia
10 May 07
I go to bed earlier just for one reason. When I feel sick, because that I must take sleep earlier to recover again my energy. So I can do my activity normally. But I don't agree with "eating before sleep keep awake longer". I think that make us oversleep easier and earlier. Don't you?
@azimsay (545)
• India
10 May 07
Pray to god be a tention free and go to sleep.You can sleep early.And second one is do work fast and make meal in time .EAT KHANA EARLY IN THE EVENING.
@sweetsue (759)
• Philippines
10 May 07
study - studying, cramming
Based on my personal experienced way back when I was still a student, I can't really sleep early though I'll have an early exam on the following day. I don't know, but I can't keep it away from me to anticipate things or the questions in the exam the next day. But anyway, that didn't gave me a negative feedback. Sleeping late wasn't merely a hindrance to me as long as I've studied my lessons well.
@magica (3710)
• Bulgaria
10 May 07
When i am tired and had a bad or not to much sleeping last night, i can go to bed really early. And no, eating before sleep makes you lazy and sleepy, just your full stomach is heavy.
@GardenGerty (104329)
• United States
10 May 07
I probably would not go to bed as early as 6 pm. I would eat something with dairy, perhaps some warm chocolate or cocoa. Take a warm shower about two hours before I want tosleep, dim the lights, take something to bed to read and read until I fall asleep.
@shellyrios (1215)
• United States
9 May 07
I don't know take a long hot shower to relax you, or a valium, some sort of sleep aid.
@Aussies2007 (5339)
• Australia
9 May 07
Don't really have an answer for you... as I find it impossible to go to sleep on command when I need to. If you are tired already... eating dinner will put you to sleep. But if you eat the wrong food... you risk to have indigestion through the night... and still have it in the morning. It is not a good thing to go to bed straight after dinner. Falling asleep in your lounge chair after dinner is OK... because you are sitting down... not lying down. For my part... if I fall asleep after dinner... I only sleep one hour or two... then wake up and cannot go back to sleep for hours. I can only go to sleep when I am really tired. So if I need to get up really early... I simply make do with five hours sleep instead of eight. Then I have a good sleep the following night.
@randy88 (685)
• Indonesia
9 May 07
I think just don't think about anything focus on blank side If you still can't sleep, consume a medicine for sleep)like codein)
@feralwoman (2199)
• Australia
9 May 07
I've always had problems getting to sleep. When I was at University I was always up all night before my exam the next day - revising. I had to revise a lot because I always left that sort of thing to the last minute as I was usually out partying and not attending classes! To get to sleep earlier perhaps try a nice hot bath to relax and not worry about the exam the following day. lol
• China
9 May 07
Perhaps i can't answer your question directly. i think you just need to sleep as usual and there is no need to make yourself so nervous, that is abandon brushing your teeth or something like that. the more you nervous, the later you get sleep. do you think so?