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antonio
Posted: Monday, June 27, 2011 7:07:44 AM
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Any suggestion to fight my sleeping disorders?? It's so hard for me to sleep at night even if my body is so tired. Sometimes, my mind seems awake all night.

Any help will be muck appreciated
ellana
Posted: Monday, June 27, 2011 7:41:14 AM
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There are doctors who specialize in sleep disorders. Insomnia has a variety of causes as well as treatments, some not at all invasive or complicated. Get your GP to give you a referral to a specialist who will investigate, diagnose and treat. Proper diagnosis is essential.
Christine
Posted: Monday, June 27, 2011 8:57:32 AM
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Think of words like "peace", "quiet", list of your blessings. Listening of your breathing. Make your breathing go slow. This will automatically put you asleep.Good luck.
thar
Posted: Monday, June 27, 2011 9:15:37 AM

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1 turn off your computer and TV and get some peace and rest before bed

2 make the room cool so....hey, you still there? Darn, computer is off!
etrusca
Posted: Monday, June 27, 2011 9:49:16 AM
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Maybe it is difficult to believe, but sleep is discipline. It's important respecting some rules for a good rest. First of all: going to bed at the same time every night. Keep the room cool, have a light dinner and don't take your book to bed. But I understand that when you have difficulty to sleep, you begin to be unrested at the very idea to go to bed. My Husband has this problem, but everytime he behaves with discipline, he gets good results. Some sport, three day a week, can help too, but not before bedtime. I wish you well.
boneyfriend
Posted: Monday, June 27, 2011 10:35:41 AM

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I second Ellana's suggestion of seeing a doctor who specializes in sleep disorders. I have the problem of sleeping all the time. I went to the local Sleep Disorder Clinic and problem solved. It is a very comfortable place to go, to be diagnosed and to receive treatment. I have learned through much behavior modification how to stay awake all day and am much happier. These doctors have a huge amount of information about sleep and how important it is. I wish you the best of luck.
Ravindra
Posted: Monday, June 27, 2011 10:38:10 AM
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After a light meal, wash feet and start reading something on the bed under a bed light. And lo you are asleep!

munro66
Posted: Monday, June 27, 2011 4:00:41 PM
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My wife has suffered from having what is known as 'restless legs' over many years, inherited from her father, who we after his passing came to realise that yes men can also suffer with this. Many a night he was unable to sleep and would find that the only way was to try and settle down in the chair in the lounge. My wife knows when she is not going to get some sleep or is heading for a restless night, something which she cannot put into words but knows deep down within. I myself having been diagnosed with a cancer related illness through side effects of medication taken in the early stages have peripheral neuropathy in my feet and have over the years experienced many a night where I have just not been able to rest because of my feet being hot, although to the touch feel cold. Trying a bed frame to keep the sheets of my legs, putting them on a cold hot water bottle has been tried and have worn socks in bed which keep my feet from 'wandering'. Thankfully something seems to have burnt out as now I can rest much better and my feet do not get to a boiling point stage.

A relative was referred to a 'sleep clinic' at a national leading hospital, when the results became known and medication commenced, felt 'on top of the world' wishing that
if only she had been able to have this attention years previously, the 'long watches' of the night could have been eliminated.
jeans&sneakers
Posted: Monday, June 27, 2011 6:44:16 PM
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Ravindra wrote:
After a light meal, wash feet and start reading something on the bed under a bed light. And lo you are asleep!



Sometimes it's really just so hard to get a sleep. This works for me, too, sometimes. Sometimes I'll just close my eyes, get my headset/earphone, and listen to music (not the loud ones) and I fall asleep. And of course, I do my best (with much difficulty at times) to stay away from my laptop when I really have to sleep! But if it's a serious sleeping disorder, the previous posts about seeking pro's advice is also what I would suggest.
antonio
Posted: Monday, June 27, 2011 10:13:36 PM
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I've tried washing my feet, taking a bath and eating light meal before sleeping but it's really not working at all. I've tried taking some sleeping pills and it worked but I'm scared to get addicted to it. Sometimes my body felt so hot that I need to set the aircon temperature every now and then. And when I peed in the middle of the night, it's so hard for me to go back to sleep again. Worst case, everything was affected. My family, work, etc. I'm afraid to consult to a doctor or specialist with the fears of knowing what my illness really is. :-(
sisikou
Posted: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 4:00:39 AM
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Changing a living style, maybe. I've suffered from sleeping disorders for several years when I was working in the ads agency. Irregular sleeping time and intensive work are the quiet killers. Sleeping pills are effective; however, you might depend on them later on. Consulting the pro was not that common years before, I think. Now many hospitals have set up "sleeping centers". It is more convenient to search for the pro.

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turn off your computer and TV and get some peace and rest before bed


Good tips, Thar. Actually, not only adults have sleeping disorders, but kids also suffer from the media.
TV, Video Games at Night May Cause Sleep Problems in Kids
dangeralert
Posted: Friday, July 1, 2011 5:56:46 AM
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I think the problem that most people (myself included) have when they can't sleep is they go to the computer or TV to help ease them to sleep. Blue light such as the light emitted from electronic screens has been proven to inhibit sleep, similar to how daylight/blue sky promotes the Circadian rhythm and makes us want to be awake during the day.

Try exposing yourself to more sunlight during the day. Also regular exercise or physical activity will make you more tired at the end of the day as well. I used to take sleep aids (Tylenol/Advil PM, etc) but hated that they took an hour or more to kick in and I would feel so groggy when I woke up the next morning. A friend told me about melatonin, a chemical that occurs naturally in our brains, that aids with sleep. You can buy melatonin pills at most stores (Walmart, Target, GNC, grocery stores in USA), and it's completely safe to take. I usually take between 3-6 mg if I'm having trouble sleeping and it starts to take effect within 15 minutes or so. You have to be laying down and actually trying to go to sleep to notice the effect however. When I first started taking it, I would have some pretty crazy dreams, but nothing horrible. You might wake up a time or two during the night, but it's very easy to fall back asleep if/when you do. Best of all, you won't feel groggy when you wake up the next morning.

Research it yourself if you like. There are many tips and tricks out there but your results will vary. Good luck!
srirr
Posted: Friday, July 1, 2011 6:12:59 AM

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Simple tips:
1. Make a routine. Go to bed at fixed time.
2. Use your bed only for sleeping. It is not your dining table or reading table.
3. Keep TV out of bedroom. It is better if you keep the computer too out.
4. Have light meal and dont go to bed immidiately after having meals.
5. Take a glass of lukewarm milk.
6. Wash you feet, hand and mouth. Sometimes a light shower can help.
7. In the daytime, avoid sleeping.
8. Keep your troubles out of bedroom. :) It is a bit difficult; your spouse has to be there. :|
9. Reading helps many people, but not on Kindle or laptop. Use print books.
10. Dont take wine or coffee in night. If you want to, take it a couple of hours before you go to bed.
HarveySmith
Posted: Tuesday, December 13, 2011 12:21:48 AM
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Poor quality sleep can have a negative impact on your energy, emotional balance, productivity, and health. The most common type of sleep disorder is insomnia. Whatever the cause of your insomnia, being mindful of your sleep habits and learning to relax will help you sleep better and feel better.
claudineriddle
Posted: Saturday, March 24, 2012 8:57:05 AM
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Hi

Can I know your sleep cycle?

What you need to do is to note down your sleeping time and also the times you take small naps.

This will help me to guide you in a way to make you overcome your sleeping disorder.

You can also PM me your Sleep Cycle, I would love to help you regarding this.

To normalize things in an initial level, start with good Sleep Hygiene practices. :)
thar
Posted: Monday, March 26, 2012 7:59:23 AM

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claudineriddle wrote:
Hi

Can I know your sleep cycle?

What you need to do is to note down your sleeping time and also the times you take small naps.

This will help me to guide you in a way to make you overcome your sleeping disorder.

You can also PM me your Sleep Cycle, I would love to help you regarding this.

To normalize things in an initial level, start with good Sleep Hygiene practices. :)


Antonio has left the building!
pedro
Posted: Monday, March 26, 2012 8:22:27 AM
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Cautionary words about an alcoholic solution; it will relax you and perhaps help you get to sleep but you may find yourself waking up in the middle of the night.

'muck appreciated?' hmmmm...
Margarit Bamllari
Posted: Monday, March 26, 2012 11:56:24 AM
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srirr wrote:
Simple tips:
1. Make a routine. Go to bed at fixed time.
2. Use your bed only for sleeping. It is not your dining table or reading table.
3. Keep TV out of bedroom. It is better if you keep the computer too out.
4. Have light meal and dont go to bed immidiately after having meals.
5. Take a glass of lukewarm milk.
6. Wash you feet, hand and mouth. Sometimes a light shower can help.
7. In the daytime, avoid sleeping.
8. Keep your troubles out of bedroom. :) It is a bit difficult; your spouse has to be there. :|
9. Reading helps many people, but not on Kindle or laptop. Use print books.
10. Dont take wine or coffee in night. If you want to, take it a couple of hours before you go to bed.


11. Try to avoid seeing any LED or hearing a ticking clock. You don't need to know what time is it before the alarm clock goes off.
12. Leave problems and issues for next morning. Don't try to solve them in bed time.
13. To my own experience. Try all the above mentioned before YOU SEE ANY DOCTOR. He might create another problem.

I guarantee, you will overcome this BIG problem. It is possible.
Ms. B. Have
Posted: Monday, April 30, 2012 6:35:52 AM
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Still a sleepng disorder? 14. Use a calculator!


Geeman
Posted: Monday, April 30, 2012 5:56:51 PM

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I have a lot of trouble getting to sleep at a reasonable hour. Tonight I'm going to try drinking. I've tried that method before, mind you, and it didn't really work out all that well, but I'm willing to give it another go for the sake of fairness and scientific inquiry. In fact, I'd better get to it. Wish me luck.
Tovarish
Posted: Monday, April 30, 2012 11:45:58 PM
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None of the cleches work,

The only things that help me are,

Dont read really interesting books, pick something relativly boring, National Geographic, the political section of the Time magazine.

Take a deep breath through your nose, let the breath out through your mouth and count to at least 4, keep doing this and you usually get to sleep.

This method drops my blood pressure too.

I sleep with a war vet who suffers from night terrors, so getting back to sleep are nightly events.

If you take sleeping tablets you just feel like a zombie the next day.
Hope1
Posted: Thursday, May 3, 2012 6:27:13 PM
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I see this is an old thread, but it is a problem that never goes away.

Calcium and magnesium an hour or so before bed. (some vitamin D with it will help your bones) over 400 mg of mg daily is a laxative. Magnesium not only relaxes your muscles, it relaxes your cardiovascular system, which is good. Do your own research.
Research the herb passionflower. (but be careful with herbs - they are drugs too)
There are homeopathic remedies which may help some people.
Use an arnica homeopathic cream on any muscular aches and pains.
Gravol makes some people sleepy.(motion sickness pill- but not scopalomine - spelling?)
The old antihistamines (such as Chlortripolon) for allergies make you sleepy.
Try not to take any remedy for any length of time, especially drugs or herbs,
Melatonin - it is a hormone. It can be used for jet lag. It is supposed to be OK long term but ...
Practise all the good sleep hygiene mentioned here.
No caffeine, even chocolate or cola after noon to two pm. Cut down on the morning caffeine or gradually wean yourself to decaf. Some people do not know caffeine is actually bothering them.
No eating or alcohol before bed.
A glass of milk, or enriched rice milk (with calcium in it) is perfect for the tryptophan in it. I warm mine up. (except then you may have to get up in the night)
Research natural products such as GABA, 5HTP (tryptophan) etc. at your health food store. (Neurotransmitters)


I am NOT recommending ANY of these products. Check it out yourself.
If all else fails, see your doctor. But sleeping aids he can give you are really addicting tranquilizers.

Edit: I forgot one. The men will love me. Have lots of SEX.
Hope1
Posted: Thursday, May 3, 2012 7:56:45 PM
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Now my brain won't stop till I write this down.

Keep a pad and pen beside your bed. Write down the thoughts you can't gt rid of, or your worries.
Never toss and turn. Get up and read the stove manual. Or clean the bathroom! That will make you decide to sleep pretty fast.
Meditate. Do Tai Chi or Yoga. Listen to a book or music or a relaxation CD.
Do your physical exercise early in the day.
Never take a hot shower or bath too close to bedtime.
Stretch like a cat.
Get lots of daylight during the day and keep your bedroom cool and dark. Wear a mask and ear plugs.
Do not keep a digital clock close to your bed. And stop looking at it when you can't sleep. That only makes you anxious and angry.
Put on the furnace fan or buy one of those fancy white noise emitters.
Make sure your bed and pillow are comfortable.
Make sure you are not allergic to dust mites.
Try not to have a lot of electro-magnetic currents in your bedroom.

Blah, blah, blah. Read this post. It will put you to sleep!

And - do NOT go on the Forum. You may say something you regret.



Ray41
Posted: Friday, May 4, 2012 1:17:58 AM

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Angel Hope, I tried all of those (except one) and still have trouble sleeping.Think

Sooo, can you please let me know where I can get the "lots of Sex", and, does it come neatly packaged, individual portions, or, as a bulk buy?
Also, is it addictive, do you recommend any particular brand, and do you have any idea of what it costs?


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almostfreebird
Posted: Friday, May 4, 2012 1:02:43 PM
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Smoke pot and listen to music





Hope1
Posted: Friday, May 4, 2012 6:50:01 PM
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Ray41,

Sex is definitely addictive, I know only one brand and you can't have it! If my surmise is correct, you would not want it anyhow.

It costs a fortune in upkeep, (new large HD Samsung flat screen yesterday), my package is neat and individually wrapped, and I do not recommend buying in bulk or you will have a lot worse problems than not being able to sleep. Do NOT shop at the Bulk Barn for this product, even if it is cheaper!

If strawberry socials and the library are not up your alley, since I am out if ideas, perhaps you could look to yourself for the solution. Anxious Whistle
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jaychristian457
Posted: Tuesday, May 8, 2012 8:28:01 AM
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A good night's sleep is vital for all of us.You might be worrying too much about your career or related personal problems.Start breathing calmly for few minuets before sleeping.It will relax your nervous system and flush out negative thinking.Communicate with your friends more often.This will push you out of self-introspective mode.
I think this will help.
Geeman
Posted: Tuesday, May 8, 2012 6:00:42 PM

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My experiment with drinking to put me to sleep was... a failure. I'm pretty sure, however, there there is a variation in my methodology that might have different results. (That is, another label on the bottle.) So, I'm going to replicate the experiment on Friday with that one variable altered. In the spirit of science.
Aid-e
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antonio, do you know why are you so restless? I agree ellana, I really hope you get well soon, it`s up to you Boo hoo!
Aid-e
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d'oh! Well, it`s been almost a year since you posted this, anyway I hope you`re fine Whistle
pedro
Posted: Wednesday, May 9, 2012 11:23:02 AM
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Being of inquisitive mind I think I'm going to follow Geeman's experimental path.
wiley22
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Disruptions in rest can be the result of a number of issues, from tooth grinding. When a person is affected with difficulty in resting with no obvious trigger, it is known as sleeplessness. Additionally, sleep problems could also cause sufferers to rest excessively, a disorder referred to as hypersomnia.
claudineriddle
Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2012 5:44:32 AM
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Geeman wrote:
My experiment with drinking to put me to sleep was... a failure. I'm pretty sure, however, there there is a variation in my methodology that might have different results. (That is, another label on the bottle.) So, I'm going to replicate the experiment on Friday with that one variable altered. In the spirit of science.


You probably heard some people saying that they drink alcoholic beverage at night to help them get to bed. As a matter of fact, consumption of low doses or amounts of alcohol can help in promoting drowsiness and sleep. Alcohol can either be a substance that can promote sleep or it can be the total opposite. Some people may find drinking a bottle of beer to be effective in promoting sleep, while others do not. Some people may find drinking 4 bottles of beer to be effective in promoting sleep, while other find it too much. Some people may get drowsy after drinking a bottle of beer, while some people may feel energized and stimulated after drinking a bottle of beer. It is really up to a person’s previous alcohol consumption that can help determine whether or not their alcohol consumption can help in promoting sleep or it can disrupt their normal sleep pattern.
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