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Suggestions to help me sleep.

SlowSong Plus
8 6.7k 29 England
21 Dec 2011 5:14PM

Quote:Fresh air and excercise, a walk.
I'm yawning just thinking about it.

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macroman Plus
13 15.3k England
14 Apr 2012 7:43PM
Watch TV, pick any channel it doesn't matter which.
14 Apr 2012 7:54PM
Don't have a tv SadSad
avacreates Plus
5 448 1 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2012 1:06PM
I sympathies, I can't sleep either and I just don't have an answer for you, I just stopped by to let you know, you're not alone in your long hours of wakefullness
SueEley Plus
10 279 96 Wales
2 Jun 2012 5:51PM
The warm bath, peppermint and camomile tea (double dose if I'm feeling a bit 'up') and reading something fairly soothing by a bad light tends to work for me. I often find it hard to sleep if I have coffee, regular tea or coke after midday. You may find it is hard if you have these after midnight?
User_Removed 13 3.3k 4 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2012 6:11PM
Try one of these

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2 Jun 2012 6:27PM
Hi guys. Been back on days a while, still don't sleep wonderfully well but thats what comes of being a pepsi max addict! Could be worse Tongue

2 Jun 2012 8:30PM
Just give up trying to sleep normally after nights. Sleep what you can when you get home from work and try and get a few hours early evening before you go to work. Not the same as a full nights sleep but those few hours kip will help you get through a nightshift. If there was a one fix cures all for everyone you would have heard about it before now. You have my sympathy as a fellow nightshift worker.
2 Jun 2012 9:05PM
Thankfully not on them anymore! Still don't get much sleep but put that down to the pepsi max! Need a nice man to cuddle, that'll help me sleep or not Tongue
ElmsArt Plus
10 82 1 Scotland
3 Jun 2012 5:00AM
I am weird. If I cannot sleep a cup of coffee does the trick. I put it down to years of night shift. I used to have a coffee to keep me awake to drive home. Then went straight to bed. Am sure my system now thinks that is the way things should be.
MeanGreeny Plus
11 3.7k England
3 Jun 2012 11:39AM
I used to suffer from a seriously awful inability to relax in my younger years. I'd regularly lie awake to 2 or 3 am.

I was later taught breathing/relaxation techniques for use in rifle shooting and one night decided [sheer luck] to apply it and see if it could help. To my delight [next morning] I was asleep in very short order and continue to do the same every night since. It never takes me longer to get to sleep than 10-15 seconds once I've decided to do so [no matter what time of day or night].

Forget about trying to sleep - that only makes the problem worse. Consider relaxation as the way forward and the sleep will naturally come.

There's also an element of confidence about it. Once you know such a method works then failure to sleep isn't a problem.

Looks like everyone has taken the tips posted here, and all have fallen to sleep, like Rip Van Winkle.TongueGrin

PS. I am still waking up about 2am and spend time " thinking about things, Like a walk in the park, Things, like a kiss in the dark......" then I start remembering old love songs, old girl friends, and cry myself to SLEEP.SadSadWinkGrin
Carabosse Plus
13 40.5k 269 England
9 Apr 2013 5:21PM
You're not tired enough. Also, as one gets older, less sleep is needed..........

.................... er, so they tell me! Wink

Quote:thinking about things, Like a walk in the park, Things, like a kiss in the dark

Ah the memories! Smile

Thanks Carabosse for the music, but don't rub my nose in it - "like a sail-boat ride", all I could afford was a 3d. fare on the local ferry, at the harbour.Wink
Carabosse Plus
13 40.5k 269 England
9 Apr 2013 7:42PM

Quote:all I could afford was a 3d. fare on the local ferry

You're lucky to have afforded it, I had to wade through the river! Sad

(Here we go, here we go etc! Grin)

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