What Do You Do If You Can't Sleep At Night?

keith zaira - aira on her way to sleep.,
Philippines
July 28, 2009 11:44pm CST
it always happened to me ., everytime i'll sleep at night there are times that i can't get to sleep upfront ., especially if i was thinking of a lot of things ., like work related, lovelife, money matters etc., well, if this happened i always read magazines or books ., or listening to music in my mp3 ., or a minute of talk to my boyfriend will make me fell asleep ., LOL! How bout you? what do you do if you can't sleep at night? share your thoughts ., have a nice day ahead!
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• Philippines
29 Jul 09
either i watch tv or play on my psp. the worst thing that could happen is that i lose the willingness to sleep that i end up staying up the rest of the night.lol
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• Philippines
29 Jul 09
that's good ., we need to sleep so in order for us to get it upfront sometimes we need to make ourselves real tired .,
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• Philippines
29 Jul 09
yeah. but there is a risk when you make yourself too active as you lose the desire to get to sleep.
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@phesaru (300)
• Philippines
29 Jul 09
well for me if i can't sleep at night i usually listening music or sometimes i spend my time all night in computer and it make me fall asleep ^_6
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• Philippines
29 Jul 09
me too ., LOL! thanks for responding! have a nice day ahead!
• United States
29 Jul 09
I usually watch TV,I find sometimes when I am watching TV I will fall asleep, so when it is time for bed and I cant sleep I will turn it on. Another thing that works really well it to make sure there is no light at all on and everything is quiet when you are trying to fall asleep.
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• Philippines
29 Jul 09
that also works for me ., when i watched tv i usually fell asleep ., LOL!
@jeg2315 (197)
• United States
29 Jul 09
I am stubborn, and just keep tossing and turning. I know I shouldn't but I eventually do go to sleep. Some times I listen to music as I am getting into bed, so that helps some times. I do think a lot before I go to sleep though, so I try to picture a blank white space or something simple so my brain winds down.
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• Philippines
29 Jul 09
i love listening to music before bedtime ., that's one of the thing i used to do ., thanks for responding and have a nice day ahead!
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@daliaj (5684)
• India
29 Jul 09
This is an interesting question. It is a very difficult situation if we don't get sleep during night. This is happening with me for the last one week because it is very hot and there are a lot of mosquitoes. I just lay down and think about a lot of issues in life. I will try my level best to get sleep.
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• Philippines
29 Jul 09
its hard to sleep if the weather is hot ., whenever that time comes ., i always take a bath first .,
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• Indonesia
29 Jul 09
I have insomnia because during holiday I've no sleep schedule and I think about many things, money, love, my future, friends, etc.. If this happen, I will listening music in my cellphone (I've made a list of slow & instrumental song that makes me sleepy if I hear it)or I will send text message to my bf until I fall asleep^^,, or, I'll eat! After eat usually i feel sleepy, so I often do it have a nice day too!
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• Philippines
29 Jul 09
wow! that's also one of my favorite thing to do ., whenever i eat a lot i always fell sleepy, so sometimes i also eat first before going to sleep ., but some says its not good to sleep if your stomach is full .,
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@cbeee3 (2063)
• India
29 Jul 09
Hey there, I normally just turn the volume low on my ipod and then keep listening to slow songs. In a while, I get real sleepy, then its la la land for me.. Else I count in my mind or pray or do something like that, so that my mind is distracted from my thoughts that are not letting me fall asleep. That helps too. Reading books while I am in bed also helps me sleep.
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• Philippines
29 Jul 09
yeah ,me too ., i read a lot before going to bed ., thats my ritual before going to sleep ., LOL! thanks for responding and have a nice day ahead!
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@llowe3 (24)
• United States
29 Jul 09
I have full on insomnia. My doctor put me on Ambien a coupld of years ago. If I don't take it, I won't sleep a lick. I'll be up the next morning as though it were no big dea. It's creepy having that kind of insomnia, but I thank the Ambien gods for saving me!
• Philippines
29 Jul 09
oh i see ., so you really can't sleep at night without taking that meds? that so sad .,
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• United States
29 Jul 09
I usually burn some lavender inscence and do some reading. That works almost everytime.
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• Philippines
29 Jul 09
Hmm, that's a good idea ., i'll try on that ., i'll buy scented candles and light it when reading before going to bed ., thanks a lot for responding. have a nice day ahead!
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• India
29 Jul 09
whenever i m not able 2 sleep at night,i think about my boyfriend and the special time we spent together,i even think something romantic and then while thinking about all this special things,i get sound sleep...
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• India
31 Jul 09
Well then, your boyfriend is one lucky guy !
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• Philippines
4 Aug 09
reminiscing your goodtimes together makes you asleep? LOL!
@dpk262006 (56769)
• Delhi, India
29 Jul 09
Hi there! I do not bother much, if I am unable to sleep. If possible, I would read some books to make myself busy or watch TV for some 15 mintues. Even if doing all this I cannot sleep, I'll just lie down, I know when my body will require rest, I'll automatically go to sleep.
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• Philippines
29 Jul 09
i read books a lot too ., it works for me ., i find sleepy whenever im reading some books .,
@dpk262006 (56769)
• Delhi, India
29 Jul 09
Yes, books prove quite handy at that time and it works wonders.
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• Canada
29 Jul 09
If I can't sleep at night, I turn on my computer, and try to get a bit of work done. I don't usually have problems sleeping, but when I do, the computer is always there. It is really nice to know that I will always have something to do, and that I will never be bored, no matter what time it is.
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• Philippines
29 Jul 09
good thing we have a new technology now ., :D its great help ., :D
• United States
30 Jul 09
If I can't slep at night, I usually read pocketbooks or news paper even if it's already a history. It really works for me
@lala501 (1533)
• United States
29 Jul 09
If I can't sleep at night I just read a book or something because there is nothing else to do. So I just read a book and than after I read a book I fall asleep. That is my technique for falling asleep. Its also my habit.
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• Philippines
4 Aug 09
it really works for me too! ., have a nice day guys! happy mylotting!
@myc_phs (62)
• Philippines
29 Jul 09
I am very much used to sleep late and whenever I have trouble sleeping, I would listen to mellow and classical musics since they really work wonders in making me sleep.
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• Philippines
4 Aug 09
thats great! i love music., that is one of my passion ., :D thanks for responding! have a nice day ahead!
• India
29 Jul 09
Well I do generally sleep well. I can't remember the last time I faced sleeplessness at night :). But yes, I am generally very late to bed. Yesterday night I went to sleep at around three in the morning. I understand that its not a good habit, but I always find out something or the other on the internet which keeps me occupied :)
• Philippines
4 Aug 09
Hmmm, that's why i don't want to get addicted to computer cause this might gonna occupy me & my sleeping habits ., i'd rather read magazines or books., than to be in the computer for the whole night ., thanks for responding! have a nice day ahead!
• United States
29 Jul 09
When I can't sleep I go outside I live in the country so it's dark, I love to sit and look at the stars, think about things and enjoy the sounds all around me. Liz
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• Philippines
4 Aug 09
wow! it so nice to see stars at night with your loved ones ., that sounds great! thanks for responding!
• Malaysia
29 Jul 09
I would usually listen to instrumental musics as it soothes me to sleep slowly. I have insomnia and I have problem with sleeping early at night and that is really bad as I have class from 9 to 5 everyday and usually I would doze off to sleep in class. However on certain night if I really cant sleep I would have some hot Milo and cookies or alternately watching some movies to make me feel sleepy.
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• Philippines
30 Jul 09
oh i see ., don't sleep in your class ., your teacher might caught you and for sure she/he will failed you for that ., Lol! so better find time to sleep at night ., go to bed earlier if possible .,
@mohak123 (104)
• India
29 Jul 09
i listen to some music or watch tv or read some books when i am unable to sleep at night but after all these things if i am still unable to sleep i start imagining beautiful things like my crushes , my family and my friends offcourse and all the things that i want to do.
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• Philippines
30 Jul 09
that must be pretty good ., at least you always think of happy thoughts ., LOL!
• China
29 Jul 09
That's a good question. Although I seldom couldn't sleep at night, sometimes it did happen to me. when it bothers me I wouldn't feel upset but try to calm down and figure out some better solutions to conquer it. Sometime I would take into deep consideration of things that I never thought before and not very long I could fall asleep.
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• Philippines
30 Jul 09
maybe if you were thinking a lot of things ., it sometime works for me .,
@5to10pm (11)
• India
29 Jul 09
Most of the times I watched tv if I can't sleep. Some times I used to play games on Internet and some other times I just close my eyes and concentrate on breathing it would very helpful for me to go to sleep. Happy myLotting.
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• Philippines
30 Jul 09
watching tv's help me a lot in getting my sleep ., thanks a lot!