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Posted 12 December 2013 - 04:47 PM

Hey, I live in Australia. It's currently 3:19 am and I have a lot of trouble sleeping. I have just graduated from high school and have just been taking it easy, sleeping in and going to bed late. now my sleeping pattern is f*cked.

I want to start going to bed earlier, I've been laying in bed for 4 hours, and just decided to open my laptop and write this.

Is thare anything you can recommend for me to sleep easier?

thanks. :^:



 

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 04:52 PM

Hey, I live in Australia. It's currently 3:19 am and I have a lot of trouble sleeping. I have just graduated from high school and have just been taking it easy, sleeping in and going to bed late. now my sleeping pattern is f*cked.

I want to start going to bed earlier, I've been laying in bed for 4 hours, and just decided to open my laptop and write this.

Is thare anything you can recommend for me to sleep easier?

thanks. :^:



 

 

Roll it back an hour each day. Say you're going to bed at 5 a.m, try to go to bed at 4, then 3, then 2, then 1, and so on. Or do what I do and stay up all night until 6 p.m. the next day and force yourself to get up at 8 a.m. the next morning. 

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 04:55 PM

Tylenol, Heroin, Alcohol. But not all at the same time unless you're trying to be a hero.


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Posted 12 December 2013 - 04:57 PM

 

Hey, I live in Australia. It's currently 3:19 am and I have a lot of trouble sleeping. I have just graduated from high school and have just been taking it easy, sleeping in and going to bed late. now my sleeping pattern is f*cked.

I want to start going to bed earlier, I've been laying in bed for 4 hours, and just decided to open my laptop and write this.

Is thare anything you can recommend for me to sleep easier?

thanks. :^:



 

 

Roll it back an hour each day. Say you're going to bed at 5 a.m, try to go to bed at 4, then 3, then 2, then 1, and so on. Or do what I do and stay up all night until 6 p.m. the next day and force yourself to get up at 8 a.m. the next morning. 

 

Thank you!

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 05:05 PM

Don't take my advice as perfect. I have an IV of coffee and energy drinks attached to me, basically. So I don't know if it will work for you.


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Posted 12 December 2013 - 05:06 PM

Don't use your cell phone in. Bed, don't use your laptop in bed, don't watch tv in bed what I am getting at your bed is for sleeping you also don't want a tv in your bed room, when I can't get to sleep I get comfortable I close my eyes and take slow deep breaths in through the nose out through the mouth this works like a charm for me hope this helps

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 05:53 PM

Read a book, pretty effective way.

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 05:58 PM

Same issue here. I just pulled an all-nighter and I have to go take a history final in about 20 minutes. As someone who's had sleep trouble their entire life, I can tell you these are the best ways to pass out.

-Do NOT under any circumstances go on your laptop in bed, watch TV or do anything stimulating one hour prior to when you want to go to sleep.
-Heat up a coffee mug of warm milk and sip on it for 5 minutes.
-Read something, anything boring and your mind will wind down.
-Cut off eating and drinking (sans water and warm milk) 3 hours before bedtime.
-Wash your bedsheets once a week.
-Try to avoid even being near your bed during the day, your body will learn to understand that it is a place exclusively for rest.
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Posted 12 December 2013 - 06:16 PM Edited by haythem09, 12 December 2013 - 06:17 PM.

Try anything from these (With headphones): http://www.youtube.com/user/nlpmagic

 

This can be put on top of anything else you try. Example:

 


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Posted 12 December 2013 - 07:15 PM

Try going for a run at around 10 to make yourself tired before bed--this works well for me at least. Try listening to some relaxing music before bed, too.


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Posted 12 December 2013 - 07:16 PM

Watch ASMR videos on Youtube.


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Posted 12 December 2013 - 07:28 PM

Smoke a fat joint.

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 07:29 PM

Nothing like a night cap to ease yourself into slumber !

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 07:30 PM

Get a Fan. The hum of the motor and blades will sooth the mind, and might cover up ambient noises.

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 07:46 PM

Xanax or alcohol, both if you're feeling ballsy.


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Posted 12 December 2013 - 09:37 PM

Oh yeah if you can't get to sleep do not just lay in bed get up do something then try to I back to bed in a little while

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 10:19 PM

Get a Fan. The hum of the motor and blades will sooth the mind, and might cover up ambient noises.


This. Fans on low settings produce a sound that calms you down.

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 12:04 AM

it doesn't have any solution. i have it since 2009-2010. only thing that works for me so far is doing something tiring in-day. so both my brain and my body actually want sleep a little bit earlier. try working somewhere or something.


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Posted 13 December 2013 - 12:16 AM

Get a Fan. The hum of the motor and blades will sooth the mind, and might cover up ambient noises.

 

This. It's hard for me to sleep without a fan,even though its below freezing where I'm at. 


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Posted 13 December 2013 - 12:23 AM

Get a Fan. The hum of the motor and blades will sooth the mind, and might cover up ambient noises.

Yeah, I'm using this as well. Can't sleep without it, even though its like -8 outside, I still have the fan going.


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Posted 13 December 2013 - 02:13 AM

One way also is to use melatonin. For me it has worked great for both recovering, and maintaining my sleep cycle when needed. You can read more about it around internet, it's basically just a hormone which is released during night to make you sleepy, so it's pretty safe to use. If above tips don't work properly, you could try melatonin as an addition to catch your sleeping cycle and probably use it to not slip from your bed times.


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Posted 13 December 2013 - 02:26 AM

Try going for a run at around 10 to make yourself tired before bed--this works well for me at least. Try listening to some relaxing music before bed, too.

Exercising shortly before bed is a terrible idea and in most cases keeps you up instead.


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Posted 17 December 2013 - 03:47 PM

Thanks everyone!


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Posted 17 December 2013 - 03:56 PM

Enjoy two glasses of your favourite alcoholic beverage* before you hit the hay, you'll sleep like a baby.

 

*Not recommended in combination with sleeping pills.

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 04:03 PM

Enjoy two glasses of your favourite alcoholic beverage* before you hit the hay, you'll sleep like a baby.

 

*Not recommended in combination with sleeping pills.

I'm only 17. :p

But seriously, i'll save the nightly drinks for my depressing adult life. ;)


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Posted 17 December 2013 - 04:17 PM

Get naked and stop thinking about stuff. When you start to think about anything just stop. Since you've just graduated from school you can do anything that pops into your head (like posting threads) after you wake up in the morning, there's no reason to do it at night.

 

Also cover blue, green, and/or yellow indicator lights on your electronics with black tape; if there's a way to make them red or orange, do that instead. Turning off normal lights should be obvious, but do that too if you aren't.


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Posted 17 December 2013 - 05:46 PM

Get naked and stop thinking about stuff. 

 

Just not in public. Don't make the same mistake I did.

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 05:48 PM

I usually drink a glass or two of milk if I have issues falling asleep.. it tends to help. Or you could listen to some soothing music.

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 07:45 PM

 

Try going for a run at around 10 to make yourself tired before bed--this works well for me at least. Try listening to some relaxing music before bed, too.

Exercising shortly before bed is a terrible idea and in most cases keeps you up instead.

 

 

Well perhaps not directly before bed, but about an hour before bed works well for me.


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Posted 17 December 2013 - 07:47 PM

And I thought I was weird for needing a fan to sleep, even when it's freezing. I didn't know so many people did that.





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