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How to sleep?

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Barb, Feb 17, 2019.

  1. Barb

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    I'm feeling very tired lately but can't seem to sleep well at night..
    Soooo... what do you guys do when you can't sleep? And when do you get the best sleep?

    I usually get very grumpy and end up getting out of bed in order to draw or read for a bit before trying again. Doesn't always work, unfortunately.

    I get the best sleep when with my girlfriend actually. She's always so warm and soft, it's great just laying next to her.
     
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    It's been said that one should stay off electronics (TV, phone, PC, etc.) at least 2 hours before planning to go to bed. Your brain takes 2 hours give or take to switch off from the light that electronic devices give off. I'm guilty of not adhering to those "rules" and some nights, I roll around for 2-3 hours at a time before nodding off. What has worked for me in the past is to read a book. I try to read until my eyes don't focus anymore, or until I don't really take in what I'm reading, and have to reread certain lines.
     
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    Lately I've been listening to sleep ASMR and it helps. You can try free ones on Youtube. You can listen on a phone or tablet, just be sure to turn off notifications so they don't wake you up. I've also heard of melatonin and sleepytime tea helping some people.
     
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    I tend to take some melatonin, half an hour before going to bed. It's helped. I don't think there's adverse affects, I could be wrong. As far as I know it's harmless.
     
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    I read a lot but I tend to stay awake longer because I get too invested in the story. I only stop when my eyes give up and I literally can’t read anymore. I usually play a show on my iPad on Netflix and can usually fall asleep before the first episode is over. I usually put on Full House, I’ve seen it enough times it’s boring but it stops my mind from running through a million other things while I try to fall asleep. I will never be desperate enough to try meditation .
     
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    I'm terrible at sleeping I don't have any useful advice I just wanted to say you're lucky to have a girlfriend :laughing:
     
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    I usually fall asleep within a few minutes. However in the rare event I struggle to sleep, then I cuddle the plush parrot that my amazing girlfriend gave me. It helps a lot because it reminds me of her. Sadly it doesn't nibble on me or scream like a sun parakeet at 5am XD

    Plus I've noticed I feel sleepy after a shower

    Also I must note that people shouldn't sleep next to real parrots because you might roll over while alseep and injure or even kill them
     
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    I was a low-key insomniac, I could not sleep till 2 am in the morning. Then I read somewhere that hot chocolate helps you sleep. Guess it releases endorphins into your system. You could give it a try.
     
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    I try to force myself to close my eyes and lie down for at least 30 mins. If that doesn't work (or if its some hour like 4 am and i have to get up at like 7 am) I try to not sleep that night and will try to just stay up until next night or whenever I can sleep next.
     
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    I usually try and stay off electronics for about an hour or 45 minutes until I go to bed, and I usually take my showers at night. I've also found that working out and doing homework at night can help put you to sleep. I usually also listen to music when I go to sleep, and I think that helps, if it's on the right volume. If you use a CD (I know, so old) then if you fall asleep on the 4th or 5th track, it will end when you're asleep. I also try and read before bed. When I'm really tired, I read poetry: it settles the mind. I don't know how caffeine sensitive you are, but I have a rule: I don't drink caffeine after 4pm alone and after 6pm with food, and I think that helps. Sorry for such a long reply, but I hope this helps.