Sleepless

United States
July 20, 2009 7:05pm CST
So I've been having a hard time sleeping lately. I can fall asleep when I take naps during the day for about an hour. But at night it's kind of ridiculous and I stay awake for hours tossing and turning. Any suggestions?
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9 responses
@daliaj (5689)
• India
24 Jul 09
Most of the days I get sound sleep. I had problem with sleeping last night. I went to bed at 10:30 pm, but I couldn't sleep till 3:00 in the morning. I was very disappionted and thought that I was not going to sleep in the entrie night. I found my room mate sleeping very well at the same time. There are also lots of mosquitoes in my house due to change of season. It is a big pain to kill misquitoes while sleeping. I have to buy some mosquito killer medicine urgently. Last night I killed aroudn 15 mosquitoes by beating. It is a very difficult situation if you want to sleep badly and you can't sleep.
• United States
1 Aug 09
Yeah, I totally agree. I hope you've gotten that mosquito situation under control!
• Singapore
21 Jul 09
Here's a good old-fashioned method - mix a teaspoon of honey into a warm glass of herbal tea or milk. Ref: http://www.benefits-of-honey.com/insomnia-cure.html
• United States
1 Aug 09
Hmm, I haven't tried that, but I will soon! Thanks for the advice!
@thea09 (18329)
• Greece
21 Jul 09
Hi Kalpal, been through this one. Stop the napping now and make sure you wake up early. Don't nap and son't let your worries come to you at night, address them during the day. Go to bed earlier, I know, what's the point, you won't be able to sleep, wake up early, don't give in to the nap, go to bed earlier again. After a few days your body will start to adjust to waking early and you will begin to feel tired at night. Don't think about going to sleep or it will keep you awake.
• United States
1 Aug 09
I've tried doing this, and it's helping a lot. Thanks so much!
@HelScream (2829)
• Philippines
21 Jul 09
for severe insomnia cases it is not advisable to be in the computer or any electronic device an hour before you go to sleep , like television and PC. you must relax your mind first before you could actually fall asleep, dont go to bed with full stomach , and try not to think of whats worrying you that may be the major cause why you cant sleep.
• United States
1 Aug 09
thanks for the advice.
• United States
21 Jul 09
I think the problem might be that you are staying up all night and taking nap and sleeping during the day. You need to turn your schedule around, your body is used to you sleeping during the day that when you try to fall asleep at night your not tired. You need to pick one night when you go to sleep earlier that normal and then keep yourself awake during the day that way your body can get back onto a regular routine.
• United States
1 Aug 09
That makes a lot of sense. I've tried doing that and it's helping a lot. Thanks!
@pickoy (735)
• Philippines
21 Jul 09
Well first you need to relax your mind, don't think about anything that may keep you busy and active during the night. If you worry too much it won't help too. When I can't sleep I try to stretch every part of my body until it's relaxed. I log on to my computer until I feel sleepy... you only need to do things that may calm you down. Don't drink too much liquids high in caffein, it may disrupt your sleep.
• United States
1 Aug 09
great tips, thanks pickoy
@ke0nxz (75)
• Indonesia
11 Aug 09
i ve been having same problem like that .. all u can try is not to sleep till tommorow night or not buy a bad or bored movies watch them ull get sleepy.. good luck =)
@jia3271 (28)
• Philippines
8 Aug 09
Hello. I have been sleepless already for the last 3 days. The doctor gave me medication since i can only sleep an hour in a day. I hope and pray soon i can do it alone. Really bad to be insomniac.
@busky5 (3166)
• Thailand
1 Aug 09
For me when i could not sleep i would know about the reasons because i am allergic air and skin,so i would take an allergic medicine tablet.Then i could deep sleep.