Huh, I can't sleep...

I can't sleep!!! - I can't get my sleep...
@joice86 (1079)
Philippines
May 15, 2007 10:57am CST
Wow, i was just trying to get my sleep but I can't get it. It's around 12 midnight now and as I was trying to get my sleep earlier, I am bombarded with so many things in my mind. I am a little bit sleepy but I really can't with these questions in my mind... So I just decided to get up and log in again here in myLOt...Huh, i just want to share how I feel now... How about you? What do you do when you can't get your sleep?
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@sreevasu (2718)
• India
15 May 07
Same with me too. I too log on and to myLot and see my friends are there or not, Look for new discussions of my interest.. okay when you feel sleepy, turn off and go to bed.. good night and sweet dreams!!
@joice86 (1079)
• Philippines
15 May 07
Yes, thanks for that one....i hope i can sleep by the time i will log off here...
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15 May 07
I suffer from bouts of insomnia and nothing really helps me get to sleep. That's when I take up a book and read. I have tried the warm drink at bedtime, and the warm bath and aromatherapy oils, the 10 minutes exercise and all the other ideas and nothing really works. Now I find that I am better off simply lying quietly and reading a book, and usually it helps me to relax enough to drift off to sleep. I hope that helps
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@joice86 (1079)
• Philippines
15 May 07
I don't have insomnia but there are really times that when my imagination starts, thats the time I can't really sleep...And only now, that I can't sleep again.... Thanks for your response!!!
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@charms88 (7545)
• Philippines
15 May 07
I usually spent the whole night doing mylotting. Its my only free time since I am really busy during daytime. Its summer which means I don't need to rouse up early. I actually stop forcing myself to have a complete 8 hours of sleep. 5 hours during the night and a little nap in the afternoon works well for me.
@joice86 (1079)
• Philippines
15 May 07
It's only now again that I can't sleep so I just log on to myLot. I have all day tomorrow to sleep because I am on vacation... Thanks for your response...
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@anjoks (2084)
• Philippines
15 May 07
Well, you just made the wrong move my friend. Mylot will just keep you wide awake, haha! ... I know the feeling, countless times i experienced that too. I lie down, get up, lie down again without knowing the time passed by doing that. . Found solution to my problems months ago. You'll find this funny but really, watching animal planet makes me feel sleepy no joke. (",)
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@joice86 (1079)
• Philippines
15 May 07
Oh, its ok...Because myLot keeps bothering me a while ago so I just decided to log on here... Nah, we don't have animal planet here and that I cannot watch tv at this time because we have visitor who is sleeping in the sala...LOL Thanks for your response!
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• United States
15 May 07
I am exactly the same way, when i can't sleep i log onto mylot. I probably shouldn't though, being sleep deprived, i'm sure my responses don't make a whole lot of sense.......lol....hope your able to sleep soon.
@joice86 (1079)
• Philippines
15 May 07
Hehe, it's ok...Thanks for your response...I'm addicted to mylot now so maybe it was just bothering me so I just log on here...
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@pawaree (34)
• India
15 May 07
i go and drink water and then do meditation for a while.this helps me in relaxing
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@joice86 (1079)
• Philippines
15 May 07
Thanks for your response... good night and sweet dreams!
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@Munira (484)
• United States
15 May 07
I, too have a sleep problem. I tried prescription sleep aids. They made me oversleep. And, I would be groggy when waking up. I definitely have a lot to think about.
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@joice86 (1079)
• Philippines
15 May 07
I never tried taking sleeping pills... I am afraid to...So i just log on to mylot... Thanks for your response...
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• Singapore
15 May 07
you can't sleep and you login to mylot??? mylot will definitely keep you wide awake rather than make you sleepy! LOL!! If I have trouble sleeping, I usually go read a few pages of a novel, or self-help book, it always works for me. So, i wish you sweet dreams tonight...
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@joice86 (1079)
• Philippines
15 May 07
Yes, because I am trying to sleep a while ago and myLot keeps on bothering me..LOL...that's why I just log on here so that I can sleep later on...maybe myLot keeps me excited tonight...LOL
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• India
16 May 07
wow !!!!! u cant sleep and u login to mylot ? dawg .,.... well wat i do when i cant sleep is listen my mixes in my walkman fone and after 20 to 30 mins i feel like sleepy etc etc i stop liseting and go to sleep :) peace !!!!!!
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@joice86 (1079)
• Philippines
16 May 07
Yes, because myLot is just bothering me...A lot of thoughts in me so I just get up again and log on to mylot... Though I want to listen to music too, I don't have a walkman or radio here in my room.
• India
17 May 07
OOoooooooooooooo .... , i see neways it depends on each and every person Take care DJ DE3p (virtual dj)
• Malaysia
16 May 07
i hate it when i can't sleep! if it's a working day and i have to get up early, i'd have no choice but to sleep. coz i wouldn't wanna go to work feeling tired and sleepy and groggy. i'd probably turn here and there on my bed, i'd be so restless though..and i'll usually pray to God, that seem to help i think. sometimes i'd also call my friend and yak on the phone for a bit until i'm feeling a bit sleepy. if it's a holiday and i have trouble falling asleep..hmm..then i don't have to sleep at all..lol .
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@joice86 (1079)
• Philippines
16 May 07
heheh, thanks for those thoughts..I am also worried when i have to do something in the morning and i cannot sleep...
@eyewitness (1577)
• Netherlands
16 May 07
Well i know it's important to clear the mind before you go to sleep.I know it's not easy since i have that same problem too.But sometimes it works to focus on someting else.Set your mind to something else or read abook.My docter adviced me not to watch tv but to do or nothing or to read something.clearing the mind is not easy i can't do it but i try to think of something really nice and sometimes it really works. I hope maybe this will work for you too.
@joice86 (1079)
• Philippines
16 May 07
Yes, i am doing that one also at times but i can't really get those thoughts off my mind but it also works for me at times...It really depends on what i am thinking...
@lingli_78 (12846)
• Australia
16 May 07
well, i usually did nothing when i can't sleep... i just lay on my bed and close my eyes until i am really tired and i will fall to sleep by itself after some times... even though i didn't fall asleep, but at least i got to rest my eyes and my weary body... i experience what you experience so i know exactly how it feels when we can't sleep... hope you can get to sleep soon...
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@joice86 (1079)
• Philippines
16 May 07
yes, it is really something bad when you can't get your sleep...Thanks for the response...
@limcyjain (3523)
• India
15 May 07
Whenever i find a problem in slepping although this is very rare i simply swith on my tv and start watching some really bore program or put on slow music which gets me in the right tone to sleep.
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@joice86 (1079)
• Philippines
16 May 07
Yes, hope I have radio or tv in my room so i can just turn them on every time I can't sleep...Thanks...
@cher913 (25893)
• Canada
15 May 07
yes i often have problems going to sleep...i clear my mind by using yoga techniques such as deep breathing and repeating a word...its a wonder that any of us can sleep with so much going on in our lives lol
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@joice86 (1079)
• Philippines
16 May 07
Thanks for the tip...I guess I have to practice yoga now...
@sreevasu (2718)
• India
15 May 07
Same with me too. I too log on and to myLot and see my friends are there or not, Look for new discussions of my interest.. okay when you feel sleepy, turn off and go to bed.. good night and sweet dreams!!
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@joice86 (1079)
• Philippines
15 May 07
Thank you for your response...Mylot is bothering me a while ago so I just decided to log on here and get my sleep later on...good night!
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@mtoxales (374)
• Canada
16 May 07
When I can't sleep, I read a book so that my eyes will get tired.
@Fulton (219)
• South Africa
16 May 07
So do I!
@joice86 (1079)
• Philippines
16 May 07
Yes, that's a good way of getting asleep...Thanks for it...
@favefive (178)
• United States
16 May 07
A warm bubble bath always helps and hot milk. :) Read a book, or listen to classical music...the quiet lulling ones.
@joice86 (1079)
• Philippines
16 May 07
Thanks for that one...
@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
16 May 07
Hello,joice,I seldom suffer from insomnia,when i cannot fall asleep,i will go to have a hot water bath,then i will drink a warm milk,after that,i will massage the my forehead and two side of my eyes,i will feel sleepy soon and fall asleep not long later.Hope it works for you.
@joice86 (1079)
• Philippines
16 May 07
Yes, thanks for that one. I will try it the next time I can't sleep again...
• China
16 May 07
Sometimes I also can get my sleep easily.My way is that try best to drive my thought out of my head.Just sleep when you are sleepy badly.Remember health is the most important one.
@joice86 (1079)
• Philippines
16 May 07
Yes, thanks for that reminder...
@mykmari_08 (2466)
• Philippines
16 May 07
Just last night, I felt irritated while I was trying to sleep. Just when I thought I was already falling into slumber, my foot would ache or I would become restless and thus, move again in bed. I don't know if my husband felt my uneasiness but he had no reaction, so I guess he did not. I resolved to praying a novena. I guess it worked; because I was not able to finish the prayer. Not that I am recommending you to use "prayer" to induce sleep. Just whisper to your "angel" to help you have a good night sleep. Good luck, pleasant dreams!
@joice86 (1079)
• Philippines
16 May 07
Wow good for you that novena works. i also pray at times that I cannot sleep...Thanks for your response...