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Going to sleep

Discussion in 'Ailments & Natural Remedies' started by Caitlyn, Jan 5, 2005.

  1. Caitlyn

    Caitlyn New Member

    Ever have that problem wehn you just couldn't get to sleep? This works better for me than anything:
    Stretch as far as you can for as long as you can, then, when you curl up to go to sleep, you're dead tired.

    Some other tips:

    Take a Warm Bath
    Get a Massage
    Listen To Music
    Drink Warm Milk
    Drink Herb Tea
    Eat a bedtime Snack
    Avoid Caffeine, Alcohol and Tobacco
    Sleep on a Firm Bed
    Get Your Daily Exercise
    Keep Regular Bedtime Hours
    Get up for a while, if you can't sleep.
    Get Up Earlier in the morning
    Avoid Naps
    Avoid Illuminated Bedroom Clocks
    Smell an onion ten minutes before you go to bed.
    Count Sheep
    Imagine it is Time to Get UP
    Deep Breathing
    Leave the TV, radio or fan on
    Visualize something boring
    Visualize something peaceful
    Count Sheep
    Stretching like a cat. Just stretch your legs and arms as far as possible and within 15 minutes it seems to work most times.
    Massage as well as aromatherapy using lavender oil
    Pretend you're taking a nap and fall asleep on the couch.
    Read an agonizing, boring psychological journal article (I recommend E. Tory Higgins)
    Try to clear your mind as much as possible . Try to work out problems that you have been putting off because you will think about them at night whether it be consciously or subconsciously.
  2. Snowbaby

    Snowbaby Active Member

    burning lavander oil is a good way also :yes:
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  3. fastchaz36

    fastchaz36 New Member

    I can't settle down too much if i do guarentee one of the kids would wake up and i wouldn't [​IMG]
    It always happens to me the nite i start to have a good sleep or early nite one of them gets ill lol
    The thing that helps me sleep best is when i have made love. So relaxed afterwards better then any sleeping pill

    Charlotte [​IMG]
  4. Chantilly

    Chantilly New Member

    I find what works for me the best, is getting ready for the next day. Like picking out my clothes early, making a lunch for work, stuff like that. By the time I'm done I'm just dying to go to sleep.
  5. Snowbaby

    Snowbaby Active Member

    Having all that organised the night before of course, means you can grab those few vital extra Z's the next morning [​IMG]

    They say a nice relaxing bath is good before bed, but I find it always makes me too hot to be able to sleep after [​IMG]

    What I love the best, is clean sheets and clean jammies (pyjamas for those who aren't common as muck lol), then hop into bed, have music on really quiet and read for half an hour....

    ZzZzZzZzZzZzZzZzZzZz [​IMG]
  6. fastchaz36

    fastchaz36 New Member

    making me feel sleepy just reading it lol
  7. lottie9394

    lottie9394 New Member

  8. merisplit

    merisplit New Member

    If I cant' sleep, it's usually cause I'm nervouse, 'cause there's something bugging me. Then I can't sleep no matter what, nothing helps...except if i manage to clear my mind.
    Luckily, not being able to sleep doesn't happen that often(as you can see from my avatar), so.. [​IMG]
  9. Riyah

    Riyah Guest

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    Haha that should work for me XD

    I like to imagine stuff ^-^ but sometimes i get carried away and can't sleep haha.
  10. Jigglypuff

    Jigglypuff New Member

    playing videogames make me sleepy.
  11. Chantilly

    Chantilly New Member

    Lately I find the hot bath helps a lot. If I can't sleep I'll fill up the tub with water as hot as I can stand it, and wait until I feel all weird and then go to bed. Works most of the time. [​IMG]
  12. johnmarshel

    johnmarshel New Member

    Before going to sleep you take a bath,massage your body,or going to walk,listen music,and watching your favourite program,and take a dinner properly then go to sleep,I think it help you.
  13. jaylo

    jaylo New Member

    reading a book works for me and staring at bright light :yawn:
  14. katharina

    katharina Member

    Great tips, Caitlyn... I usually don't have a problem falling asleep. My trouble comes with waking much too early and how I hate that! I count sometimes but that gets annoying real fast. :)

    I've done the stretching thing... it feels great when those muscles are released again.

    What I *can't* do is get up or turn a light on. If either of those things happen, I might as well forget about going back to sleep. :-(
  15. I try not to allow myself to get too physically or mentally stimulated before I go to bed. If I do, I'll toss and turn for HOURS before going to sleep!

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