How to deal with insomnia?

@wrangel15 (1443)
Philippines
November 18, 2007 8:24pm CST
Guys most often, I find it hard to get asleep. Can you suggest ways to cope with it.
1 person likes this
8 responses
@Ann2407 (306)
• China
19 Nov 07
listen to music or do some exercises before going to bed,they maybe help.
@wrangel15 (1443)
• Philippines
7 May 08
I've just read that doing heavy exercise just before sleep can cause heart and respiratory disorders. I usually do heavy work before sleep but now I'll be using safer techniques in order to get sleep.
@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
9 May 08
No exercising unless it's a relaxation exercise or meditation. Deep breathing is good. Also, co0unt backwards from 200. Read a book, listen to music, watch a movie. All these things make me fall asleep.
• United States
22 Nov 07
For me, if I can't sleep, I won't force it. Just wake up and do something. Read a book, surf the net, watch tv or simply turn on the radio or play your favourite cd. You will feel really tired the next day at work but will sure to get a great rest the following night.
@wrangel15 (1443)
• Philippines
23 Nov 07
Thanks...
@dianne17k (600)
• Philippines
19 Nov 07
I, too, have difficulty falling asleep. My brain chooses to be in hyper mode during the times i should be sleeping. I take valium on desperate times especially when i have work the next day. I try to stay off caffeine 4 hours prior to my bedtime and avoid food high in sugar during dinner. They say thinking about useless stuff or visualizing something completely nonsense helps bore your mind to sleep. Try visualizing a moving windmill to help you clear your mind of thoughts that keep you up.
@wrangel15 (1443)
• Philippines
21 Nov 07
I really find it hard to get asleep. I haven't tried to take some medicines yet. I want to get asleep in a natural way. Thanks for the suggestions :)
@ayou82 (3460)
• Philippines
19 Nov 07
I dont know the cure for insonmia but i very much concerned healthwise.. i have developed that and i really feel uneasy having insomnia all the time.
@nishurs (582)
• India
19 Nov 07
Just pray to God. Or speak out any chants you will get a good and beautiful sleep
• United States
19 Nov 07
i was diagnosed with sleep apena..so i take Ambien Cr with xanax at time of sleep to calm me down for a good nights sleep...also i take a light anti-depressant in the a.m. i tried using the cpap..and i had three of the different machines but could not tolerate them..as my sinus would hurt, etc etc claustraphobia..? so i don't use a cpap..but without sleeping bills i sometimes wake up terrified and I have stoped breathing in my sleep..know i know there are treatments that deliever the air pressure through the mouth andnot the nostrils.i will try this new approach.. but check the sleep apnea a a sleep disorder clinic..and then work with your docotr..it wil change your life..ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
@megumiart (3780)
• United States
19 Nov 07
I'd say exercise a lot before going to bed, so your body is tired. Or listen to soft, classical music to help you doze off.
• Australia
19 Nov 07
I usually read a boring book. They work instantly!