For the past months, I admit I have been having extreme difficulties on sleeping everynight. For insance, I would get in bed and close my eyes however I would be constantly moving and having occasional disturbing mentations, which is the obvious cause of my trouble with sleeping. (I am extremely cynical, and it's hard to think peacefully lol)
The question is, do some of you have a solution to this type of trouble? I tried drinking less caffine and more milk, which is a natural sedative. I tried reading, listening to music... and it seems none of them would help. I always do sleep, but I don't like trying to sleep for hours and hours. Any ideas?
I will check this out tomorrow because I am, "Shits to bed" so goodnight.
17th June 2002
Hammer... head... unconscious.
Only thing that I've found that works so far. Alternatively, engage in physical exercise every day to drain away some excess energy.
I'm way cooler than n0e (who isn't though?)
27th May 2004
I have the same problem, and ive found that it happened only when I went straight to bed after using the computer, having a conversation with a friend, or doing some kind of mental activity that gives you a reason to think. Sit on your bed reading a picture book for 10 minutes, then go to sleep. :p
well what i do is go to be at 2am get up at 7am go to work come home and do the same thing again.... so im always sleepy.
i usually do the same. read a book or magazine, dont do anything very active, like runnning, masturbating, or sex with another person or anything else handy, a cuddle is fine though.
Thinking about it.
As Flodgy said, going to bed after having been at the computer for a while isn't a good idea. Before you go to bed do something calm. Neither drink coffee, as you said, or Coca Cola.
Also, as Mr. Matt said, try to be a bit active and do some exercise so you are more tired and are more likely to fall asleep.
Also, try to plan things. This will prevent you from being worried while you want to sleep. If you've still got certain stuff to do, write them down, so you are sure you won't forget. If you've got things sorted, this will help you being more calm.
Also, I don't think you should listen to music, as I think that would rather keep you from sleeping.
And, if you keep on having these problems, I recommend you see a doctor. It's isn't anything really bad, but having these problems are annoying as hell, and will exhaust you.
EDIT: What Huffardo says, about not heating the room, is a good point. It may be even better to, a few hours before you go to sleep, open you windows (pretty wide), so fresh and cold air can come in. That sleeps much better as well IMO.
I don't know if this would help you, but I used to get electric shocks that woke me up every now and then and that was really bad for my sleep, and that went away as soon as I bought an antistatic pillow. :)
You could also try tuning down the heating in your room, buying a better mattress, repainting your room and stop drinking coffee or anything with caffeine at all. Or then you could go the Valeriana way, but it's just a temporary solution, right? :p
I had problems with sleeping, because I constantly thought about how bad it was that I couldn't sleep. Stopped when I said "fuck it", and stopped caring. :p But yeah, physical activities - in other words: not sitting in front of your computer - can help a lot too.
F|odgy Sit on your bed reading a picture book for 10 minutes, then go to sleep. :p
LOL! i can imagin that, he'd be like lying there, then just start laughing at the pictuers, before going "wtf am i doing"
any who, yeah i kinda have the same problem. And as someone said, its only when youv been doing something that makes you think.
There is nothing better then shoot some vodka.. Makes me wanna sleep after an hour orso.