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Suggestions to help me sleep.

13 Dec 2011 4:47PM
I love Jeremy Kyle lol but hate porridge! As for vigorous exercise, that'll be a power walk home and see if daily i can reduce the time from an hour. Don't think drinking pepsi max helps Tongue

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JenniCh 12 32 2 England
13 Dec 2011 4:54PM
Try an audio book, works for me and have found many others for whom it is the only answer.
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
13 Dec 2011 4:54PM

Quote:I have comments from several people that our album Sound of Flak Unbalanced helps them relax and get to sleep.
That's real chill-out music. Like. Wink
conrad 13 10.9k 116
13 Dec 2011 4:57PM
Besides the suggestions for things to do, there are also suggestions as to what you don't want to do:

Don't watch TV or use the computer just before going to bed, don't read anything upsetting and don't do anything else that puts you in anything other than a serene state of mind, don't eat too much at a late hour.
User_Removed 14 3.3k 4 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2011 4:58PM
Two things have helped me get a really good night's sleep for first time in many, many years.

1) I stopped using all sleep aids and switched to using Melatonin (this is a natural hormone that your body uses to tell you it's sleep time, don't double dose it though as you get opposite effect).

2( Better than that though has been spending a tenner on a few metres of black-out material from eBay. I hang that over the bedroom window and it blots out all light. First time I used it I slept in til 11am! I have to use an alarm now to wake me up.
13 Dec 2011 5:02PM
Thanks for all the sugestions guys. I'm just such a day person, prob have got into it by the end and then the shifts change to 10am til 10pm. You have to love mr tesco, hes such a task master Tongue
f8 14 9.2k 22 England
13 Dec 2011 5:10PM
On arriving home don't go to bed straight away have a beverage (not tea or coffee) and a slice or two of toast, while your doing that read a paperback or woman's romantic magazine and do a crossword or word game,after you feel a bit more relaxed take a hot water bottle and go to bed and cuddle it, when you are nicely warm lie on your back and and blank your mind of any thoughts except nice ones of pleasant memories of holidays on a warm beach,walking through a wood with birds singing etc.
then tense your body muscles all over.
When you have done that start relaxing your body starting at the toes and working up the legs to the body,shoulders, neck, jaw, down the arms to the fingers, and lastly to the brain,continuing the pleasant thoughts.

It works for me,given time it will work for you.( the reading material was different for me,thought I'd point that out before some smart arse did)
BigRick 12 2.1k 3 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2011 6:05PM
Warm bath or shower and take a sominex tablet just before you go to bed. I sleep for 12 hours with one tablet. Smile
13 Dec 2011 6:18PM

Quote:Failing that turn the TV on watch 5 minutes of Jeremy Kyle and that should send you straight to sleep.

That has worked for me when it was on about 2a.m. - much better than any sleeping tablet!!

13 Dec 2011 7:48PM
kathrynlouise, Forget about all those stupid suggestions posted above, INCLUDING MINE, just get home from work, hop into bed and think about nice things and people. It could be your favourite hobby, favourite food, or even your favourite film star, let your imagination run WILD. I can guarantee you will be fast alseep with 23.7 minutes.Grin And don't fantasise about a Geordie dwarf or dwarves, because we cannot answer the phone, - we are in rehearsals with Snow White for the coming pantomime season.TongueGrinGrinSmileWinkTongue
Jestertheclown 9 7.7k 252 England
13 Dec 2011 10:30PM
I used to work a week of days followed by a week of nights. I did it for two years.
The change from days to nights was the worst part. Finish Friday afternoon and back at ten on Sunday evening.
I used to get home about 9.00am. and treat the morning as if it was evening and I'd just done a "normal" day's work. A few beers, dinner and walk the dogs, I had two then.
I'd usually go to bed about 2.00pm or so which would equate to 10.00 or 11.00 in the evening for normal people and get up again about 9.00 to start work at 10.00pm.
I other words, I used to turn my day around. I never really got on with it but it worked after a fashion.
Tooth 13 5.8k 227 Ireland
13 Dec 2011 11:05PM
I had a friend who slept like a log.

one night he woke up writhing in pain and agony..

someone had thrown him on the fire... Smile
StrayCat 14 19.1k 3 Canada
14 Dec 2011 5:45AM
Drugs. Works for me.Grin

Went on a fishing trip to Labrador years ago with two friends.Sad We were flown in to a remote lake and a friend's old log cabin. We had a fine first day, and in the summer twilight of the north, we sat around a warm campfire drinking beer, and eventually rum. We were zonked when we crawled into our sleeping bags, which I don't even remember. I was awakened the next morning by Jim and Jay trying to stuff a 20 lb live pike into the sleeping bag with me. Who needs enemies? Anyway, that method works for sleeping.Wink
14 Dec 2011 10:25AM
Wide awake and bushy tailed, jezza kyle is keeping me awake Tongue
User_Removed 9 26 2 United States
18 Dec 2011 12:43AM
My specialty, having wrestled with it for many years and gone through sleep studies, etc. I took Trazodone for a while but didn't like the side effects. But when I stopped it, I found it had "reset" my sleeping so that now, all I need is 1-2 Benadryls and a melatonin, both over the counter. No problems since then! Good luck - it is miserable not to sleep. A cheaper remedy is reading an old math textbook.

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