What to do when you can't sleep?

@onlydia (2808)
United States
February 20, 2011 11:16pm CST
I have a cup of hot tea. And then I also take a shower as that does help. My Son is the other way around he takes a shower to wake up. I have alway's taken one as I'm dirty or to sleep. So Yes the tea helps me as well. Grandma used to drink hot milk. NOT ick never did like it. So what do you do to help you sleep?
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@anne25penn (3310)
• Philippines
21 Feb 11
I just lie in bed and hope that I do get some shut eye. Sometimes when I really can't sleep, I go online and try to post and respond to discussions or read something on the internet. I share my bedroom with my mother ever since I lost my house and had to live in my brothers' house. When I used to have my own room, I would get a book and read myself to sleep. Now I either just lie in bed in the hopes of getting sleep or just go downstairs and go online.
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@onlydia (2808)
• United States
21 Feb 11
I'm sorry to hear that you lost your home. I'm in the middle of loosing mine as well. It is the times and when we try to keep it we still end up loosing. Nut yeah I did sleep good last night. You have a great day.
@dragon54u (31636)
• United States
21 Feb 11
I just give up and get a book to read. I know from experience that when I can't sleep, nothing will help. Might as well enjoy that time rather than fret about it. I have a lot of trouble sleeping. I'll be drifting off and all of a sudden feel as if I'm going to vomit so I have to sit up. Then I'm wide awake for at least an hour. I wake up several times a night with my joints hurting. As you can imagine, I go through a lot of books!
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@onlydia (2808)
• United States
21 Feb 11
Yes I go through alot of books as well. I used to try being on comp. Well, that didn't work as I alway's found something else on here to do. Well, lastnight I went to bed layed there for ever but didn't get up and went to sleep. But I toshed and turned until I did go to sleep. I think the one thing that did help was I turned the haet down to 66 as they say you sleep better.
@dodo19 (33590)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
21 Feb 11
When I can't sleep, I usually go online, read a little bit, drink some milk, watch a little bit of a movie, or something like that. usually this helps me fall asleep. Sometimes, it does take a while, but for the most part, this helps me go to sleep fairly quickly.
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@onlydia (2808)
• United States
21 Feb 11
Oh my I tried that last night and was up until 5:00am. Then got back up at 7:00am went back to bed at 10:30am and then got up again at 1:00pm to 2:00pm took a nap until 4:00pm now I'm up but going to go and try to sleep. If I back in a couple of hours then only took a nap.
@monty21 (119)
• India
22 Feb 11
It is an interesting question. But i have a strange answer of it. Whenever i am not able to sleep, i just start reading books. And i feel sleep after spending more than ten minutes with books. I assure you this trick is very useful. Not only i have gone through this but everybody also know. Having milk and a cup of hot tea are nothing to do with the sleep.
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• Oman
22 Feb 11
When I could hardly get my sleep, I rest flat on my back as I watch a film or two (classic chivalric films) as I sip green tea with the twist of lemon or mint. After which I find my self dozing off even before the film ends. Sounds funny but it works. Gotta try it, too.
• Philippines
22 Feb 11
When I can't sleep, I usually read a book or watch a movie in my iPod till my eyelids decide to fall down by themselves. It's usually effective for me. I tried drinking hot milk but it didn't help. Being a premedical student, I have this thing for staying up all night so I guess my body got used to the routine. Good thing reading books and watching movies help me in my dilemma.
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@samrie29 (112)
• Philippines
22 Feb 11
For me a warm shower really helps then in case I'm not sleepy yet, I try to read a good book, watch TV or listen to soothing music. Drinking hot milk is a no no for me either since it will only give me a really bad stomack ache. Tea helps too but I sometimes still end up running to the bathroom after wards.
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• Philippines
22 Feb 11
If you cannot sleep try to spend your time reading some books. Before you go to bed make it sure that you are clean to make it your smell is fresh. Then just always pray before you sleep.
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@jhoanee (598)
• Philippines
22 Feb 11
a glass of milk will help you get a nice deep sleep and also one of my friends advice me to drink hot tea, but honestly i havent tried that one as i dont like the taste of hot tea.i dont know why i just dont like how it taste but when its cold its the other way around.
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• United States
22 Feb 11
Well I like to take a hot shower or a long hot bubble bath and get in to my most comfy pajamas and fluff the pillow and have nice clean sheets and covers and watch a little of television and I take a couple of Tylenol P.M. and have a glass of chocolate milk and when I dose off I turn off the television and lights and get a good nights sleep. I agree hot milk ick!!
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
21 Feb 11
I lay in bed and count.....truly thats the only thing that helps. But most of the time I crash and sleep hard most nights.
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@sexyice (874)
• Latvia
21 Feb 11
When I can't sleep, I take my computer and read something in internet or waching TV :D simtemes I can't sleep all night, than I know, next night I can sleep :) Next time I try hot tea, but in shower I do not go, because shower wake up me too :D AAA and sometimes I need just something next to me (teddy bear or sweet men :D)
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• Philippines
21 Feb 11
I read books, try to go online and surf, sometimes I clean my room. I take pictures of myself hehehehe.
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• United States
21 Feb 11
i pick up a book and read until i cant hold my eyes open anymore :) getting up and doing something does the reverse effect for me.
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@mermaidivy (15415)
• United States
21 Feb 11
A cup of tea? I don't think a cup of tea would put me to sleep but keeps me wild awake. Most of the time, when I cannot sleep, I just stay lying down on the bed and try ahrd to sleep... I don't feel like getting up to do something instead. Because I am day person, I like to do things during the day, if I get up and do stuff in the middle of the night, I would feel sleepy during the day.
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@Jlyn10 (10913)
• Malaysia
21 Feb 11
I won't be able to sleep if I have a cup of tea. I'd be wide awake. Did you know that tea has more caffeine than coffee? What I usually do is to watch a movie on the TV until my eyes get tired. Then the TV will be watching me sleep instead, LOL!
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
21 Feb 11
I try to keep a regular bed time routine. I get ready for bed, take a sleeping pill, read a little then sleep.
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@didi13 (2927)
• Romania
21 Feb 11
Before going to bed take a hot bath with lavender oil, relaxes me a lot. I sit in bed, reading a few pages, I put a quiet soft music, and try not to make it more demanding activities.Help me have a peaceful sleep.
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@cloudi (330)
21 Feb 11
If I can't sleep I'll usually try watching TV until I feel sleepy. Of course if that doesn't work then I do sometimes just stay awake until I feel sleepy. Warm drinks don't really do anything for me other than wake me up a bit.
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@weraful (58)
• Bulgaria
21 Feb 11
Well when I can't sleep i usualy am training a little also i watch tv (you'r eyes can't handle it and you goes to ZzZz.. :)
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