what would u do if u find difficult to fall asleep at night?

@kunking (1116)
China
December 21, 2008 7:26am CST
hey, mylotters! sometimes we are too excited to get asleep at night,or we get worried about something that may happen later such as an importane exam, or a job interview..anyway, we can't easily fall asleep as usual..so what would u do if u find difficult to fall asleep? For me, i will try to make myself not to think about the things and said to myself 'sleep, sleep..' until i really fall asleep...but it doesn't work at all times..another way is counting numbers in mind..but i find its not fit to me...so do u have some new ideas? thank u in advance.
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@zackyo7 (301)
• United States
21 Dec 08
Most of the time I would take a nice warm relaxing shower and if I still can't fall asleep I would meditate or just lay there listening to my surroundings.
@kunking (1116)
• China
22 Dec 08
oh,taking a nice shower is a pretty much way to get asleep..sometimes it works for me ,but sometimes it doesn't..i don't know why..
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22 Dec 08
i just try and clear my mind and not think about ANYTHING, because it always leads to another thought, which stops me sleeping lol.
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• India
21 Dec 08
I do YOGA & then take homeopathic med gelsium 200 one drop with water & I go to sleep. Learn FREE YOGA at http://divyayoga.com SAT_OM-DELHI
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@kunking (1116)
• China
22 Dec 08
thank u for responding~
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@reshadar (112)
• United States
31 Dec 08
Is the gelsium specifically for sleep and would it help you stay asleep which is my problem (not getting to sleep initially) Thanks
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• United States
21 Dec 08
Hi! I just read a book while lying down on my bed, and I would simply doze off without knowing it, even when I'm too excited about the following day. I think I can easily sleep, because I love to sleep! If I am agitated, I would walk several times around the house and alternate this with watching TV or browsing over the net. Then, I will read while lying down. When I do that, I even sleep better. My problem is actually how to NOT fall asleep too often. Happy myLotting!
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@kunking (1116)
• China
22 Dec 08
haha, a sleepy man...i like your ways. thank u for sharing.
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@regal_aeros (2606)
• Singapore
21 Dec 08
a very simple thing for me. i simply open my textbook and attempt studying. within half an hour and my lids would just start closing voluntarily. another way would be to drink warm milk. it's like quite a common practice to do so. when you cant' sleep, drink a cup of warm milk and you'd feel sleepy. maybe that's why babies sleep so much. =X
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@kunking (1116)
• China
22 Dec 08
hi,friend! thank u for tips...reading a textbook is a good way for those students..as drinking a cup of warm milk is concerned, i heard of it and also had ever given a try but find it useless for me..what's more, i read about news that its not healthy to drink warm milk before the bed time..i don't know whether its true or not..
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• United States
21 Dec 08
if i can't sleep i usually get up and come play around on the computer for a while. it usually starts to make my eyes sleepy and then i can usually fall asleep. or i may read, but it is hard sometimes to concentrate on reading if it is too late at night. :)
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@kunking (1116)
• China
22 Dec 08
hi,friend! i think your first method doesn't fit me coz i will be more awake if i sit back around the computer..lol..reading a boring book is really a good way to fall asleep..thanks for input and have a nice day!
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@Frederick42 (2017)
• Canada
21 Dec 08
If I am too excited, then I would not even need to sleep. So, no problem.
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@kunking (1116)
• China
22 Dec 08
good for u to stay up..i just felt frustrated if i can't get enough sleep..
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@Monkeyrose (2850)
• Canada
22 Dec 08
I had this problem just tonight! I could not sleep because I left my heater on and it clogged up my nose and dried up my throat. Usually I'll play a couple rounds of soiltare on my cell phone. Sometimes I'll read for a bit. I have these meletonin strips that I take before bed. They help me get to sleep. I wish I had remembered to take one today. I have a long day and I really needed more than 2 hours of sleep.
@lourry (72)
• China
22 Dec 08
yes,it happens to me sometimes and really bothers me a lot which usually results in a bad tired day in the next day. as for me, counting number and relaxation of my body from feet to head more or less work and i also expect some good advices from your guys. haha,wish all lotters good luck.
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@zulito (174)
• Germany
22 Dec 08
well, when i have that problem i usually try to do some quick sport like go for run, after getting physically tired, its quite easy then, i was told just that to really fell to sleep comfortably, your mind as well as your body has to be equally tired... so if you study the hole day your mind may be quite tired, but your body is completely fresh... so there you have problems...
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@RMGray (16)
• United States
22 Dec 08
Trouble sleeping can begin as a mere irritation, but can quickly degenerate into a full blown health problem. You're young, so your body is more resilient than those over 40, however, lack of sleep impacts many areas...not the least of which are immune response, focus and personality balance. When I have trouble sleeping and I notice it's developing into a pattern, I start a melatonin cycle (http://tinyurl.com/7yky5u). This natural hormone is conducive to a good nights sleep, and because it's not a synthetic chemical, I don't ever feel groggy in the morning...not true with most synthetic sleep aids. In addition, melatonin is a GREAT antioxidant. Check out your local healthfood store and give it a try. RM Gray http://www.GrowThyself.org
@BYOLA2871 (4376)
• South Africa
22 Dec 08
anytime i find myself in this situation i just get off my bed walk around or take a good shower then slot in some nice movie i bet you i do sleep off doing this sometiem s and the next morning i feel fresh like i never had the probvlem of sleeping the previous night
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@ANR2000 (135)
• Indonesia
22 Dec 08
Well, i'll just try to find a boring activity, and something to eat. usually whn my stomach full i'll be sleepy :D And doing boring activity will makes me feels tired even more. For example i just read text books (or PDF), since i don't really like reading long text without images, i'll feels bored any sleepy with it ^_~
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@mflower2053 (3227)
• United States
2 May 09
I was laying in bed about 30 minutes ago saying I could be making money since I can't sleep anyway. i hate when I get that way so now I am here going through all my old emails from mylot trying to catch up and get paid doing so. I could really use the money so maybe I will reach payout by the end of this month.
• Malaysia
25 Jan 09
most of the time if i cant sleep i'll go online..and also probably catch up with some tv series that i've downloaded
• Canada
24 Jan 09
Smoke a joint.
@vanonas (950)
• United States
6 Jan 09
I hate when I'm excited for something or have a lot on my mind and can't fall asleep! I usually drink some sleep medicine to help me get drowsy. It doesn't happen often so it doesn't really hurt me. It helps too because I get a good night's sleep for the upcoming day. - vanonas www.thelendingstory.com
@reshadar (112)
• United States
31 Dec 08
I have been having terrible problems with sleep for a few months now and especially in the last few weeks! I fall asleep with no problems, but I wake up every 1.5 - 2 hours - somewhere between 4 and 6 times a night. I feel like I've tried everything - does anybody else have this specific problem? It's horrible! I'm looking forward to reading some of these posts - maybe I'll find a solution.....sigh
@micahbrul (307)
• Philippines
23 Dec 08
Ahhh.. I just put my music on in my ears. It makes me fall asleep. Hehehe, I don't think thinking nothing would make us fall asleep, counting numbers either. I don't know to others but for me it doesn't work.
• Philippines
23 Dec 08
I don't have any difficulty falling asleep, unless I have a deadline to beat or a good book that I don't want to put down. In such a situation, I induce myself to sleep by using self-hypnotism. A friend of mine eats Sweet Basil to induce herself to sleep.
@anne12d (676)
• Philippines
23 Dec 08
If I cant fall asleep and I really need to sleep because I should get up early, I will drink warm milk then read a school book of mine during college to the point that I will be sleepy and sleep. Those are my doses to fall asleep. Sometimes I watch Television but at times, it make me not to sleep so I'm preventing that to happen. Do boring things that you know you will get sleepy.