Having trouble getting to sleep

Discussion in 'Midnight Owl' started by Mordeci, Sep 12, 2010.

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  1. Mordeci

    Mordeci Banned Member

    Before I use to have trouble getting to sleep and staying asleep then my doctor started me on a new medication (first ambien which did nothing for me, then Trazodone) which helps me stay asleep but I still have trouble getting to sleep at night, usually it takes me 11 hours to get a good 7-8 hours at night, any sugestions?
  2. Young suicider

    Young suicider Well-Known Member

    Clear your mind and take very slow breaths.It tends to work for me and I don't have to take any meds
  3. khlide

    khlide Member

    I read an article on Yahoo! once that gave a useful tip on getting to sleep. The gist of it was...

    Lay down, close your eyes, then picture each body part 'falling asleep' starting with your head; then move to your neck/shoulders, then your arms/torso, your hands/fingers, your legs, and finish off with your feet.

    It's similar to what 'Young suicider' said - just a different way of getting your mind to shut down and your body to relax.
  4. IV2010

    IV2010 Well-Known Member

  5. Remedy

    Remedy Chat & Forum Buddy

    I pace for an hour or two usually before I sleep while listening to music, does wonders. :)
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