I have sleep problem . I'm insomniac !

@myrnz626 (112)
Philippines
November 14, 2011 5:16am CST
I have insomnia and sleep trouble nowadays. I have difficulty to fall sleep on the right time. My time has been rescheduled. I am not sleeping the whole night until the morning. I am awake most of the night , lying in bed wondering how i could do household chores in the morning. I will sleep after lunch till 3 hours or 4 hours in the afternoon.But sometimes, I 'm unable to wake when i needed to. I want to find out the cures for insomnia. What relaxation or therapies you know to help me sleep?
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26 responses
@enelym001 (8322)
• Philippines
14 Nov 11
I also have insomnia... the worst time for to fall asleep sometimes is 4AM. But nowadays, it became 2AM. I am still trying to sleep by 1AM so that my body and mind can easily adapt on that time at least. Usually when we have a lot of things in mind it is hard to sleep. I think you should try drinking milk although I know it won't work sometimes. Try to avoid sleeping in the afternoon so that your body clock will eventually change. I have experienced to have no sleep at all and the next day I have to go out with my friends. It was like I did not sleep for two straight days, I even tried staring at the fan but it didn't work before. Fortunately at least I can sleep by 1, 2 or 3AM.
• Malaysia
14 Nov 11
I am getting better now and can sleep almost the whole night after my problems been solved.
@enelym001 (8322)
• Philippines
18 Nov 11
Oh my that's really worst. That's the reason why you feel really sleepy in the afternoon.
@myrnz626 (112)
• Philippines
18 Nov 11
Oh enelym001, you also have insomnia.. I;m really trying to avoid sleeping the whole morning up to the afternoon. I am going to the bed in the evening. I have not to think and think all my worries and plans. I am now getting sleep at 2 am or 3 am. ...but the thing is , getting awake ata 5 am ! :) :) hi, wongchoiyee, glad to know that you are having a normal sleeping time. Thanks for sharing here. :)
@belaaa (181)
15 Nov 11
The EFT Manual (EFT: Emotional Freedom Techniques), this system help for different problems! I was skeptic, but try and it really work.
@myrnz626 (112)
• Philippines
18 Nov 11
Hi belaaa! I hope i will know and learn EFT ! Hope i can find that book! Thanks for this sharing! Have a nice day and hope to see you around ! :)
@belaaa (181)
15 Nov 11
OK, I tried to find the book, that I used to learn this system. Unfortunately it doesn't have english translation. But in Amazon have many other book about that.
@GemmaR (8517)
14 Nov 11
I think that the most important thing that you have to do is to try and make sure that you get yourself into a routine that you can stick to, as this means that your body would be used to getting up and going to bed at the right times. If you can't get to sleep, then don't just lie in bed, as this can be incredibly counter productive and mean that you soon learn to associate your bedroom with sleeping problems rather than as somewhere where you are able to relax and have a good peaceful night of sleep.
@myrnz626 (112)
• Philippines
18 Nov 11
Thanks GemmaR! I'm trying to get sleep in the evening, right time. And I'm avoiding to sleep during the afternoon. I'm trying to get busy in this internet activity the whole day, so i can still avoid thinking worries and stressful thinking. Thanks , new mylot friend to be :)
@1hopefulman (45125)
• Canada
14 Nov 11
I think willpower is important. One has to get a good routine going and have the willpower to live your life. Don't let others live your life for you. Listening to soft music when in bed might relax you. Maybe also something repetitious like the waves of the ocean or the wind blowing or something else that is soft and soothing. Or do something practical like getting Bible recordings and listening to that. At least if you still can't sleep you are listening to something up-building and useful.
@1hopefulman (45125)
• Canada
18 Nov 11
Let me know how you are doing from time to time. I used to have a problem going to sleep but now most nights Ii am in bed by latest 11 PM and sleep very well. Now I am getting up earlier and getting a lot of things done. Also. close the computer and the TV by 10PM and relax. It takes a while to get used to it but then you will enjoy sleeping, a great pleasure that God has give us. Also by getting a good night's rest you will enjoy life much more. All the best!
@myrnz626 (112)
• Philippines
18 Nov 11
Thanks for these tips 1hopefulman! I will do these. . . i am a music lover, i will listen to soft music while getting chance to sleep at the right time! Thanks ! :)
• Philippines
14 Nov 11
Hi.. i think is not good because you can't sleep...What i can do is to think positive when you are going to sleep.. Think that you sleeping,and don't allow those negative thoughts..because that may cause sometimes
@myrnz626 (112)
• Philippines
18 Nov 11
Thanks befrinwithme26! I am now trying to avoid thinking of many negatives and worries. We really should be always positive ! Thanks! :)
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• Philippines
24 Nov 11
Yes true that we need to be positive, think those things that are useful i our life and heart.. Sometime thinking negative will let us down..
• Philippines
14 Nov 11
I'd suggest you prepare your brain for sleep. Remove all diversions and attention-grabbers near your bed like gadgets because they are just giving you all the distractions for you not to pursue sleep. Use your bed for sleeping alone and when you can't sleep, get out of bed. Do not try to force yourself to sleep cause turning and tossing around bed can just worsen the anxiety that you're feeling. You can leave the room and do something that is relaxing, appeasing and pacifying like reading, drinking milk or a caffeine-free tea, taking a warm bath, or heeding to a soothing jazz music. Then when you're sleepy, you can now go back to sleep. One of the surefire recipe for insomnia that I know is when you have a clock or a watch near you. It's when you hear and see the clock ticking and time passing so fast that makes you more anxious and couldn't settle you to sleep because you're distressed that the time you need to wake up is near. You can have an alarm clock at your room but you have to place it somewhere where you cannot see it. You also have to challenge yourself to remove all self-defeating thoughts before sleep and do breathing exercises. I hope these help. Happy MyLotting to you!
@myrnz626 (112)
• Philippines
18 Nov 11
Hi gagagaohlala! Thank you for these sharing. I am trying to pacify myself with listening to soft music, i will have jazz music as you advice. I am not having coffee on afternoon or snacks time. I just drink coffee once in the morning, not everyday. But as you said here, i will look for caffeine-free tea. Thanks ! :)
@lilaclady (28207)
• Australia
14 Nov 11
I have the same problem, usually when there is something on my mind that is worrying me, my doctor told me I have to put my body into a sleep routing, go to bed at the same time every night, have my bedroom for sleep not watching TV or reading, and set my mind to relax and she said the body gets used to the routine...
@myrnz626 (112)
• Philippines
18 Nov 11
Yws, we have the same situation. THe doctor advises that to be calm and without doing to be tired my body and mind. And stay lying at the bed on the right time every night! I 'm doing that , but i am still thinking and thinking , so it takes number of hours i am awake . . thinking ... :) Thanks for he comments here , thanks to my new friends ! :)
@wongchoiyee (7413)
• Malaysia
14 Nov 11
Firstly, you have to detect your problems for not sleeping. Do you have problems burden you? Find a solution and you can sleep afterwards.
@myrnz626 (112)
• Philippines
18 Nov 11
I am just worrying what to do now in my 2nd life. After my recovery fully, will i work or be employed again? That's what i am doing here in my room, always thinking and thinking of solutions too to have the right time to be calm and sleep. Thanks for the comment and concern. :)
@jaiho2009 (39142)
• Philippines
14 Nov 11
You need to know the reason why you cannot sleep. If you have problems, don't keep thinking about it it won't be resolved when you are stress. Take sometime to resolve it or have a friend to talk with who can help you with. take a bath in the evening, eat ripe banana and drink a lukewarm milk, it's a good downer. Hope this will help you.
@myrnz626 (112)
• Philippines
18 Nov 11
That's what i always try to do, not to be stress and not to think always. Thanks for your tips. and will try to drink lukewarm milk. I am not taking coffee in the evening anymore . Thanks friend! :)
• United Arab Emirates
18 Nov 12
Don't try to think much when going to sleep. Just concentrate into sleeping and emptying your mind. The more you think about the next day or the previous day, the more you will have trouble sleeping. I used to get this problem, but I solved it by emptying my mind before sleeping or making myself tired so I can fall asleep fast.
• United States
20 Nov 11
i have not slept at night in over a year, i have no idea why i just cant. i got put on the med xanax for my insomnia and anxiety. the meds will knock me out during the day even just taking half my dosage, but at night i can take 3 or4 times my dosage and cant sleep. :( if you do find anything that works please let me know. best of luck to you
@mariahhh (1328)
• United Arab Emirates
14 Nov 11
I also have problems with sleeping. I am actually so sleepy now while typing my response lol. I do not know how deal deal with deal. I have tried everything. I tried to drink warm milk before going to bed, but nothing changed. I tried to clean my room to be tired, but I still did not feel asleep. I don't know why I have this problem. It's not like I have problems or thinking something while in bed. My mind is blank but I still can't sleep.
@myrnz626 (112)
• Philippines
18 Nov 11
Oh, we have the same situation. We have the same problem. I wish you will be okay. I am trying not to be tired because , as for me, if i am tired, i can't sleep right away, i still , been thinking and thinking of many things, many worries and many plans. hope we will be fine while doing this mylot activity we do .. :)
• India
14 Nov 11
Insomniacs have to moderate their lifestyle if they have to overcome the issue and get good sleep to stay healthy. A number of reasons may cause loss of sleep, the key ones being too much stress and worry, indiscretion in habits especially overdose of tea and coffee, lack of proper physical activity etc. The key is to get some fresh air & calm down the mind & body. Rectification of wrong breathing habits is one major correction required. Every day, practice simple breathing techniques twice for at least five to seven minutes. You may find help from this article: http://www.ezinearticles.com?A-Simple-Breathing-Exercise&id=793375
@myrnz626 (112)
• Philippines
18 Nov 11
It's really the cause of my sleeping problem, being stressful and always thinking of many worries in life, and many plans for my life. Thanks for many things here you shared. I will check out this site and i will try to do simple breathing techniques you said. Thanks much !!! :)
@ardoy0731 (7308)
• Philippines
14 Nov 11
I do experience that.Sometimes I'm having a hard time to sleep.Thanks to internet,it really helps a lot.
@myrnz626 (112)
• Philippines
18 Nov 11
Thanks for the internet really! And thanks for this mylot activity! I am having time to be busy whole day so i will be sleepy hopefully at the right time at night. :) Thanks mylot friend! :)
@buenavida (9985)
• Sweden
18 Nov 11
Most of our health problems are easy to correct as long as we know how to do it. I have been in contact with gnld.com for many years and my health problems came from lack of right nutrition. So I have learned a lot by listening for the information they give on webinars and meetings. Of course the best thing we could do would be to eat a lot of fruit and vegetables and avoid all junk foods, especially white sugar and white flour, but everyone is not always ready to do that kind of change. So many choose the food supplements that are made of food without synthetic ingredients. Even if we don´t buy any of the supplements, it can be good to go to the site for some advice. One thing we need to learn is that if we are too acid, everything in the body stops working as it should. So we can choose vegetables to get Calcium and Magnesium and sunshine to get vitamin D. Magnesium helps to sleep better. Another thing is that we need good bacteria to be able to digest our food properly. It can help to use fermented food natural yogurt. If we take care of our health, we will most likely sleep better.
@ratyz5 (7808)
• Philippines
16 Nov 11
Hmmmm, like what some of the respondents have posted already, you should try to alter your schedule, especially when you get to sleep in the afternoon. When you get to sleep in the afternoon, you end up having energy again in the evening which makes you unable to sleep through the night. I guess that really takes a lot of effort but I believe that it is truly possible. On another note, I do have an alternate suggestion when it comes to people with in insomnia. Perhaps you would be interested in trying it. It is something you put within your pillow and it'll help you get sleepy more or less.
@bostonphil (4459)
• United States
19 Nov 11
I developed insomnia in 1975 and have not had one normal sleep since. I have Primary Insomnia I. Some things that have helped me through the years is hypnotherapy, meditation and massage. But I still suffer terribly with my insomnia. You need to consult with a Sleep Disorders Specialist. But first, you should probably visit your Primary Care Physician. Be careful about sleeping pills. There are side effects and they are habit forming. In order to cope with my insomnia, I have been forced to make changes in my entire life. I have had to reduce stress to a minimum. I can only work p.t. I have had to limit personal relationships. I live very simply and spend a lot of time being quiet and alone. And still my insomnia continues to be a terrible problem.
@deliar (609)
• Indonesia
16 Nov 11
Insomnia - this thing really annoying and disturb our work.
when we have to wake up morning to get work,we cant sleep well because we get insomnia.
it cause we lost so much energy in the morning.
we dont get enough rest.
our energy not fully recover.
so we cant do our job well.
you have a problem like what my girlfriend has. it really disturb i think. you cant get enough rest and when morning come, you dont get fresh body, you can thinking clearly because you are still tired. i think you sjould trying to go sauna. maybe it can relaxing you from so many problem that burdened you. maybe one of reason make you get insomnia is too much thinking your problem. you should try to not thinking too hard now. just trying to thinking small thing. maybe it will help yoou much.
@khare_1005 (1310)
• India
15 Nov 11
you said you sleep for 3-4 hours in day time after taking lunch and sometimes even more then that.firstly you should stop sleeping after lunch as it is the main reason behind your insomnia at night.your mind and body has already taken a rest of 3-4 hours in day time and your brain is active at night then.how can you feel sleepy then?
@ygna21 (294)
• Bulgaria
18 Nov 11
Maybe you have too much stress in your life. Try meditating or doing light yoga before you go to sleep so it puts your mind into ease.Also you can try drinking different calming teas that will relax your body and mind and help you falling asleep. Good luck! :)