How to battle insomnia??

United States
June 18, 2008 3:53am CST
For the past 6 months I've been having trouble sleeping regularly. I would be awake all night, until around 5 to 6am, my body starts to shut down. I am a senior in college so stress may be a contributing factor, but I'm not very sure. I've tried everything from removing the TV & computer away from my room to just laying in bed with my eyes shut. And still nothing seems to help get me back on a regular sleeping schedule. Is this an issue that calls for a visit to the doctors office?
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5 responses
• Malaysia
19 Jun 08
I have the same problem as you have. I funnily believe that it is a result of me preferring night rather than day but since you are a college student then it is a big problem for you.
• United States
5 Jul 08
thanks for responding.
@mialei23 (2386)
• Philippines
19 Jun 08
You should go to sleep early like 8 to 9 pm, Yes, it's right Insomnia is somewhat a psychological problem, but sleeping pattern is the issue. Don't sleep at wrong time. Take a nap at least 1-2 hours in the afternoon but never sleep and wake up late in the evening because you can never sleep if you wanted too. Don't take anything with caffeine or chocolates. If your are stress, find time to relax and massage your head for you to feel comfortable. Wake up early in the morning and don't over sleep because if you do so, your sleep pattern will never be normal. Have a routine, the time you sleep,nap and awake. Sometimes the issue here is discipline.
• United States
5 Jul 08
thanks for responding.
• Philippines
19 Jun 08
Insomnia could be an issue of a psychological basis. Maybe you have a problem that still persist you even during bedtimes. If all the things that you have done to induce sleep fails, like drinking milk instead of coffee at night, having a warm bath before going to bed, avoiding stimulants like coffee, chocolates, etc... you can ask for help from a medical professional that can help you with insomnia. Sleep is a basic need, thus you must do something to address this problem of yours.
• United States
5 Jul 08
thanks for responding.
• Germany
14 Dec 08
I normally have insomnia when i think too much about my studies or personal problems. Most of the time is due to stress. I think in your case might be the same too. Try to relax and not to think so much. Or perhaps you can sink your feet into the warm water for around 15-20 minutes. And massage them for a while, this might help you get into sleep better. I don't think it's necessary to visit the doctor, normally doctors will give you the pills and fall asleep, i don't think this is a good idea. What important is to change your mood and relax. Have a nice day.
@Anchopy (1453)
• Paraguay
24 Sep 08
hi mishastar.. I have the same problem since 5 years ago.. I can't sleep until my body tell me to.. I can't lay down in bed and try to sleep if my body doesn't feel to.. even after a hard day of work I only want to see my bed, but when I got home I cannot even sit on the bed because I know that there is so much to do and I feel like I don't want to waste the time sleeping.. For your trouble I don't know what to say to help you