Better sleep suggestions

Discussion in 'Midnight Owl' started by Cybrsk8r, Jun 13, 2007.

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  1. Cybrsk8r

    Cybrsk8r Well-Known Member

    I thought I'd start a thread where people could post things which help them get a better night's sleep. It's likely that a lot of us have trouble sleeping, so maybe we can help each other get some Zzz's.
  2. :idea: Exercise/work out :showoff: :trampolin: :boxer: :sweat: untill you literally pass out from the physical exaustion! :eek:utcold: :biggrin: :laugh: Try it! :night: :nite:
  3. Blacksheep

    Blacksheep Well-Known Member

    this works for me every night, although it would be kinda hard if you dont have an imagination...
    i write a story in my head while im trying to fall asleep. you know, with heros, bad guys, fair maidens being held hostage by a dragon or some such thing...i usually fall asleep before the hero even gets into town.
    it works just as well if you make a story about a bad guy too.
    aw hell, make the story from the maidens point of view...for a little twist, make the dragon a cricket or something.
  4. Esmeralda

    Esmeralda Well-Known Member

    I like to take a sleeping pill and then lay in my big comfy bed and and read a book. It also helps if you have one of those book-light thingys that attaches to the book so that you can have the lights out and just throw the book over the side of the bed when you are sleepy. Ambien is fantastic...but if you Don't want to use scripts, I suggest "Simply Sleep", some generic brand you can get at the grocery store that works great without making you feel like you just woke up from a coma the next day.

    Also, if you are religious, repetitive prayers always help me fall asleep...I guess I get bored :)
  5. expressive_child

    expressive_child Well-Known Member

    Hmmmm..never tried pills before but I might wanna consider seeing my old therapist again and see if I can get them. I can never sleep well anymore.
  6. Reading used to always put me to sleep, though if it's a good story I don't want to stop..... I guess read something boring then?
  7. expressive_child

    expressive_child Well-Known Member

    I don't know why but I can't seem to relax when I read, everytime I read sometime, I will be alert and can't calm down and I hate it cause if I want to read and understand something I have to really concentrate. I must be so freaking dumb!
  8. I don't think that's dumb. What's dumb is how I'm reading, my eyes get tired, but my brain won't stop-or let me stop-reading. If I could only shut my brain down & close my eyes I'd be able to fall asleep..... but my brain acts on it's own like there's someone else controlling it.
  9. hammockmonkey

    hammockmonkey Well-Known Member

    i do the same thing, I just wake back up if I read. . . . I can't try and imagine my own story because I get into the same problem. . . . I finish the story . . . Sometimes takes hours because I bust out the pen and paper and really work it out. I'd try pills, but I'm afraid of becoming dependent on them.

    Usually I just turn off the lights and stare at the ceiling. Sometimes I fall asleep quickly. I never sleep through the whole night though.
  10. theleastofthese

    theleastofthese SF Friend Staff Alumni

    I watch a favorite and very old Disney movie and am asleep before five minutes into the movie. Also I sleep with my two dogs on the bed and that is such a peaceful secure feeling - when I'm away from home I don't sleep well just because the dogs are not on the bed with me!
  11. Pensive

    Pensive Well-Known Member

    Not sure about policies etc., but usually I watch and find an old 80s cartoon/comedy I can enjoy until tiredness takes over and I fall asleep.
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