How quickly do you sleep

@mayka123 (9549)
India
June 2, 2008 7:21am CST
How long does it take for you to fall asleep after you hit the bed. Do you need to read to fall asleep? Or may be listen to some music or watch the tv? Or pray for some time? What is your mantra to fall asleep?
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@squaretile (3835)
• Singapore
8 Jul 08
It usually takes me only 5- 10 minutes to fall asleep every day. If I can't, I will say a quick prayer for my family and loved ones. Sometimes I also wake up with a prayer thanking God for the new day. Most of the time I don't have problems trying to sleep. only if my mind is very busy do i have problems falling asleep, or if I'm very excited about something happening the next day, or if I try to go to bed very much earlier than the usual time.
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@mayka123 (9549)
• India
8 Jul 08
Thanks a lot for your reply. Praying just before going to sleep and immediately on waking up is a very good habit.
@SwtJenlove (1090)
• United States
21 Jun 08
Well as my fiance says.. As soon as i hit the pillow im out. I think i toss and turn a little bit and get comfortable and then not long after that i am out. If im not comfortable it takes me a little longer to get to sleep. i have to be just right. not to hot and definately not to cold. I used to listen to the music when i was a teen to fall asleep but i dont need to do that now.
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@mayka123 (9549)
• India
21 Jun 08
I think it was easier for us to get good sound sleep when we were in our teens. Probably as we get older we need lesser sleep. There was a time when I would hit the pillow and be out immediately but now I keep tossing and turning and do not let even others sleep properly.
@cupid74 (11397)
• Pakistan
3 Jun 08
does ot long to fell sleep, No way when i am in bed with intention to sleep, it hardly get me more than 5 minutes and i am enjoying sweet dreams. Its coz my bed timimng are set, that is between 11 to 12 of night, and wake up at 6, so after 17-18 hour long days, i dont find it hard to sleep Take care
@mayka123 (9549)
• India
4 Jun 08
Lucky you are able to sleep immediately after hitting the pillow. I wish I was that lucky. Inspite of working for 8-10 hours and then travelling another 4 hours a day I am still having a problem sleeping!
@cupid74 (11397)
• Pakistan
4 Jun 08
Hi dear yeah u r right, i am really lucky that i can have nice sleep, which is sure essential for next day working and for ur health, i think if re look at ut life style a bit, i am sure u can manage that Take care
@mayka123 (9549)
• India
5 Jul 08
Have still not been able to get the secret for a good nights sleep.
@sminut13 (1786)
• Singapore
2 Jun 08
i've never really taken that much notice but i think i sleep quite fast. i don't have to wait and wait for sleep to come to me unlike my hubby. for him, even if 1 or 2 hours has passed, he can't sleep sometimes unless he's really tired. and that too, it needs him at least around half an hour to get to sleep. for me, i guess i fall asleep within 10 to 15 minutes though even faster sometimes. once my head touches the pillow, i'll be off to dreamland very soon. no need to count sheep.
@mayka123 (9549)
• India
3 Jun 08
You are one of the lucky few who can go to dreamland immediately after hitting the bed. I wish everyone was as lucky as you are. I end up tossing and turning for a long time.
@sminut13 (1786)
• Singapore
3 Jun 08
yep, i do consider myself lucky. no matter what time i sleep, i'm able to sleep early and don't have to worry about not getting enough sleep.
@mayka123 (9549)
• India
3 Jun 08
Yup and let me know your secret to a sound sleep! Probably even I could use the same formula!
@dpk262006 (52452)
• Delhi, India
12 Aug 08
It does not take much time for me to sleep. It hardly take 5-10 minutes before I fell asleep. My better half sometimes complains that I sleep so quickly that she does not realise........I tell her that if one is tired, he cannot help it. I usually get up very early in the morning (specially on working days) so I go to bed latest by 10.00 p.m. I sometimes listen to songs on my mobile, when I am unable to sleep despite passing 10-15 minutes on the bed.
@mayka123 (9549)
• India
12 Aug 08
Here in Mumbai we cannot even think of sleeping at 10 pm. That is dinner time here. And after that to wind up and sleep is very very difficult for me. Though these past couple of weeks I think I was sleeping better so I should not be complaining now.
@dpk262006 (52452)
• Delhi, India
12 Aug 08
If I get late in my schedule, as far as sleeping is concerned, I feel restless. I prefer going to bed, most of the times, on a set time.
@mayka123 (9549)
• India
12 Aug 08
Lucky you to be having a set time. I was never able to set my sleeping time.
• Australia
13 Jun 08
One should always pray before sleep to receive devine inspirationa and quiet peace of the soul during the night. I really truly don't have any issues falling asleep. I can simply close my eyes and be asleep. My wife hates it but it works.
@mayka123 (9549)
• India
14 Jun 08
I think many wives have this complain of husbands falling asleep in a fraction of a second. I dont know how you guys manage to do that. And inspite of praying and meditation and music and every thing possible I am still not able to get sleep soon and have to drag myself out of bed in the mornings!
• Australia
14 Jun 08
It's called practice. You need to tell your mind it's time to go to bed, then set a routine. eventually it will happen.
@mayka123 (9549)
• India
21 Jun 08
Am trying to practice this and i think am almost succeeding.
@nupats (3564)
• India
6 Jun 08
hi mayka sleep just evades me i lie in the bed keep on tossing around then i get up drink water..again lie down hoping to sleep..finally i switch on the tv and start watchin and in abt and haou and half i sleep off...even if i m tired i cannot sleep early..
@mayka123 (9549)
• India
6 Jun 08
If I have to et up and drink water in the middle of the night I will end up going to the toilet every few minutes and not sleep at all. Its just one glass after dinner and then not at all till morning!
@nupats (3564)
• India
6 Jun 08
i think i have a strong bladder tht holds through the night...heeehee just kidding..i do go the loo once in between the night..have a nice day..
@mayka123 (9549)
• India
6 Jun 08
My bladder is not all that week but then if I wake up even once it takes me a long time to get sleep again. That is the only reason I dont have water. hehehehehe
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
3 Jun 08
Depending on how tired i'm ^_^ If i'm not really tired and just want the comfort of my bed, i can spend up to 3hrs tossing and turning b4 i fall asleep.. BUt if i'm really tired and sleepy, i will need around 5mins or so to fall asleep too.. hehe
@mayka123 (9549)
• India
4 Jun 08
Even if I am tired I end up tossing and turning for hours together . And sometimes I fall asleep while my daughter is stil talking to me.
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
4 Jun 08
oh, u'r sleeping with your daughter?? Maybe she's your lullababy.. hehe ^_^ ANd that's y u can fall alseep more easily.. hehe
@mayka123 (9549)
• India
21 Jun 08
No my daughter sleeps on another bed. She gets disturbed with my tossing and turning.
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@gwenns (255)
• Singapore
2 Jun 08
I took like forever to fall asleep on normal days, unless I'm SUPER tired. I can lie as long as up to 4 hours and still not sleep! =/ Usually I will first listen to music, trying all kinds of music.. starting from the noisiest to classical Lol. If still not able to sleep, will try to read something real bored.. In some extreme cases(if not working) I will just on my computer and let my tiredness come to me. It's bad... can't help it =(
@mayka123 (9549)
• India
3 Jun 08
Taking four hours to sleep is really very bad but then I know we cant help it. Try to avoid the noisy music because I think it will wake you instead of putting you to sleep!!
@gwenns (255)
• Singapore
3 Jun 08
Yes, it's Very frustrating sometimes. I guess most of the time we can't sleep because we tend to think a lot! Most of the times, it's hard to clear my mind. Any suggestions to clear all thoughts when lying on bed? lol, I know meditating might help, but I can't really grasp the meditating techniques, I find myself thinking more _
@mayka123 (9549)
• India
5 Jun 08
Meditation needs concentration and I cannot concentrate while meditating because my mind is on other things. That is the reason why I dont get sleep also. So I dont know how to make meditation help us. For that I have to blank off everything in my mind and it is impossible!
@rirbry (353)
• Malaysia
2 Jun 08
I fall in sleep in just 5 minutes... i pray and read some 'Doa' before i sleep
@mayka123 (9549)
• India
3 Jun 08
How lucky you are to fall asleep in just five minutes. I am usually tossing in bed for atleast half an hour and sometimes more!
@riyasam (16582)
• India
2 Aug 08
lucky you.have a good day.
@Ganesh44 (5547)
• India
15 Aug 08
I never know how much time as soon as lie I feel I get to sleep sometimes it takes long but most often.....it only requires bed to fell asleep..... Thanku Ganesh
@mayka123 (9549)
• India
15 Aug 08
I have a very comfortable but but still do not get a good nights sleep.
@henryjoe (249)
• Malaysia
15 Aug 08
Hi mayka123, Well that depends.When I'm not stress out I will usually slept in about 5 minutes.I normally will do some light reading,listening to music,watching tv,work on my aquarium plants,gardening,water my plants,playing computer games,surfing the internet before going to bed.Aslo I keep my bed and environment cool to feel relax and comfortable.When I'm stress out I couldn't hardy sleep soundly.I've tried using aromatic scent,relaxing tea like chamomile,inducing sleep gadgets,some light exercise 3 hours before bed,ionizers but still no positive solution.Some normal routine like drinking warm milk doesn't help.My mind seem to be very active on the worries of the day.This is like I've this inborn weakness which I'm not able to control.My father has this problem too, I think this is partly inherited.I've even went to see a phsychology but they give me pills but not something to control naturally.I'm still searching for a remedy to put me to sleep better and hope I can find my solution here in myLot.My solution today is trying not to receive things that can stress me out and make me worry.Have a nice day:)
@mayka123 (9549)
• India
15 Aug 08
I have not yet got my solution for a good nights sleep. I hope you do. Have tried everything possible but I still do have this problem.
• India
4 Aug 08
I take some more time to sleep. I lie on bed when i feel sleep or when time's late. Then for ten or fifteen minutes i need to wait. I lie on stomach mys getting sleep. Also i don't off any pillows. I always sleep on stomach. Good night. Thank you.
@mayka123 (9549)
• India
4 Aug 08
Thanks a lot for your response and happy posting.
@riyasam (16582)
• India
2 Aug 08
it all depends on how tired i am.sometimes i fall asleep immediately,sometimes i toss and turn.also i love to listen to music.i get break in sleep which is very troublesome.
@mayka123 (9549)
• India
2 Aug 08
Thanks for your reply and happy posting.
@mimpi1911 (25455)
• India
2 Aug 08
Hi mayka I usually take very little time nowadays to get asleep. It has to do with the amount of exertion I am getting currently. This wasn't the case previously though. I could only get to sleep after a long long time with story books, music and stuffs like that...it was terrible time.
@mayka123 (9549)
• India
4 Aug 08
Thanks for your response and happy posting.
@ryzach (1546)
• United States
31 Jul 08
99% of the time I will fall asleep right after going to bed, just within a few minutes. I am not much of a night owl so falling asleep at night is usually no problem. On occassion I will watch tv but most times will fall asleep with the television on and my husband, who is a night owl will turn it off when comes to bed.
@mayka123 (9549)
• India
4 Aug 08
Good you have a night owl at home to put off the television. I have to put the timer in the tv set so that it goes off at a particular time or else it would be on the whole night.
@subha12 (18463)
• India
8 Jul 08
it depends how tired i am. generally on weekdays i am so much tired from work, traveling long distances to and fro office. those days I fall asleep very soon.other days it takes about 10-145 minutes. but when i am very much worried, it takes longer.
@mayka123 (9549)
• India
8 Jul 08
Yes worries keeps us awake. But when I am too tired I dont get sleep.
@williamjisir (22909)
• China
8 Jul 08
Hello dear mayka. It usually takes half an hour if I am tired and sleepy, but not always because sometimes it could take me an hour or longer before I could fall asleep. If I have a long nap in the afternoon, then it will be a hard time for me to fall asleep at night. The only way I do is to listen to English or radio or music to aid me with my sleep. Thank you for your discussion.
@mayka123 (9549)
• India
8 Jul 08
Lucky you get to take a nap in the afternoons. I work all day and am too tired at nights to sleep.
@qhwater (394)
• China
7 Jul 08
it is very easy for me to go to sleep if there is nothing to bother me. but if it is too noisy outside, or there are too shiny i will take long time to get sleep, or even can not get a wink sleep at whole night. by the way, i like sleeping.
@mayka123 (9549)
• India
8 Jul 08
Happy sleeping! A lot of people love sleeping but I am one of the few who does not get proper sleep at all.
@jhake1984 (270)
• Philippines
5 Jul 08
I don't need to read or to listen to music or to watch tv to fall asleep. As long as the lights are off, it usually takes me 30mins to 1hr to fall asleep.
@mayka123 (9549)
• India
5 Jul 08
Same is the case here. But by the time I go to bed its past midnight. And I have to be up by 6 am. That hardly leaves me any time to sleep.