Thu 8 Jan, 2009 06:26 pm
My body clock is all messed up. I cant get to sleep till 4am. Any tips on how to stop my brain working and get of to sleep.
That was funny, but if you're like me and don't drink, reading in bed before I go to sleep helps.
I've heard that benedril works well too. Good luck with it. I know all to well how it is.
I have the larger type of back massager, 20 minutes of the old Shiatsu rolling up and down my back and it's easy to snooze! Go get a good one, it's worth the price.
That was funny, but if you're like me and don't drink...
Stop! Stop right there! I'm trying to imagine what that would be like. Trying ... trying ... trying ... nope. It's not coming to me.
Solve whatever problem you have now
Go for walking for a long distance then you can feel sleepy...
I found trying to get back to a routine is very important. I am not an expert so my way of doing it is take mild sleeping pill for two weeks at the same time and exercise. Eventually, I start to feel sleepy at 11pm and I let my self sleep when I feel like it. That'll do for me.
Don't exercise 5 hours before trying to go to sleep. But daily exercise does help.
deep breathing exercises in bed
mild sleeping aid one hour before desired sleep time.
no computer work or games one hour before sleep time.
at any drug store
About an hour before you go to bed try and stay away from technology and food. Both of these can throw off your sleeping. Let this hour be your relaxing time - read a book, sip some sleepytime tea, and let your mind calm down. This will put you in the sleeping mode.
Active meditations can work for insomnia. You need to shut off the mindtalk.
Try gibberish meditation for 5 minutes - work it up to 15 - then silent meditation for 5 minutes - work it up to 15.
To see how this is done, Google: Lunchtime Meditations , P. Dove
This poster had his problem two years ago..
I sincerely hope he solved it since then..
I just fly in from New York, and boy are my arms tired.
Using this wings contraption again?
Me, I just read a dull book. Well, dull would be the wrong word, but a book or magazine article with a lot of detail about the history re the background of various non fiction subjects. That puts me right to sleep.
Reading a good police procedural is verboten if I'm just starting the book.
(know it's an old question, but it's still probably a popular concern)
Is gibberish meditation or did you make a typo? I have never heard of that, and I'm at a point where I will try anything to get to sleep. read your post over a few times because I figured Iwas just tired and reading things.