On 1 Mar 2011 at 3:03pm pope wrote:
Hi Folks, I had a job sleeping last night. Any good tips.
On 1 Mar 2011 at 3:06pm teacher wrote:
Try sleeping on the edge of the bed, you will soon drop off.
On 1 Mar 2011 at 3:26pm Ian Eiloart wrote:
Put the radio on quietly, or some music. It can help cover up distracting noises, or distracting thoughts. Also, make sure your room is not too warm or too cool, but is well ventilated.
On 1 Mar 2011 at 3:42pm Sonia Somnia wrote:
No late caffeine, try reading a really dull text book and if you really can't sleep it's better to get up and do something quiet but productive. When trying to get to sleep make sure all your muscles are relaxed starting at your feet and working up. Don't forget your jaw muscle which is often tense without you even being aware of it.
On 1 Mar 2011 at 4:01pm pope wrote:
Thankyou Ian& Somnia I will try both your suggestions and let you know how I get on. As for you Teacher I think I will leave your tip well alone.
On 1 Mar 2011 at 4:03pm Hoist wrote:
I think about soap operas. Just interesting enough to take my mind off anything stressful but not interesting enough to keep me awake.
Gives me a reason to watch them too.
On 1 Mar 2011 at 4:04pm Chris wrote:
Enjoy it while you can! Does it pay well?
On 1 Mar 2011 at 4:59pm bastian wrote:
I seem to do my best sleeping on the sofa in front of an action packed film...then when I finally give in and go upstairs I can't sleep,but i find a snifter if rum very beneficial.
On 1 Mar 2011 at 6:41pm Grunge wrote:
Get up. Make yourself a warm drink. Then get back to bed. I find this works. If all else fails, try Nytol.
On 1 Mar 2011 at 6:43pm Mr Forks wrote:
I count down the days 'til bonfire night, then again it gets me far too excited and I can't sleep! Forget that, bad idea! Burn Him!
On 1 Mar 2011 at 7:10pm canoeman wrote:
I concur with the radio very softly. Radio 5 is best for me as no music. If its interesting then I listen and learn. If not i'm more likely to drop off
On 1 Mar 2011 at 7:28pm expat wrote:
A hop pillow. Smells really bad but seems to work for me.
On 1 Mar 2011 at 7:33pm Deelite wrote:
No alcohol. Smoke some dope at least two hours before going to bed. Not skunk.
On 1 Mar 2011 at 7:46pm NCG wrote:
Celestial Seasonings makes a lovely herbal tea called SleepyTime. it works well for me. else a blend of Chamomile and Lavender in a hot tea with a bit of honey and milk in it might work for you. do not eat too heavily before bed time. and no caffeine late in the day.
On 1 Mar 2011 at 7:58pm jrsussex wrote:
Assuming you are at a level of tiredness when you go to bed read a book, never fails for me.
On 2 Mar 2011 at 8:01am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Rescue Remedy night formula was recently recommended to me and it really seems to help. My problem is more one of staying asleep though, I tend to wake up in the small hours and can't get back to sleep.
If I'm desperate, I take a Zopiclone, prescribed by my doctor.
On 2 Mar 2011 at 12:06pm pope wrote:
Thankyou so much for all your helpful advice. I had a lovely sleep last night listening to a c/d of bird songs that I got from the gardening centre on the newhaven road. This forum is like having an extended family, although you dont meet the people their pen names become very familiar and you get to feel you know them personally. Ok so we have heated debates and the odd insult gets thrown around but isnt that what a lot of families do and get over it. Anyway thanks again, must go now as I am filling up.
On 2 Mar 2011 at 9:23pm Big Z wrote:
My advice is that If you are male then` Knock one out ` as it were ,you should be asleep in a few mins, But if you have a partner then `making love` will not work for the male as the female will want a cuddle and talk after and it will be worse
On 2 Mar 2011 at 11:34pm Williamdyer wrote:
Melatonin works well, available online from USA. Much of other suggestions good too. Basically dark, quiet bedroom, keep caffeine out of it, no alcohol, no tv in bedroom, lavender oil and wear socks.
On 3 Mar 2011 at 12:37pm Hoist wrote:
No - don't wear socks! Apparently your feet have to be cooler - don't know where I read that but I have real problems sleeping and the socks off method works for me.
No TV in bedroom.
On 3 Mar 2011 at 12:58pm Cat in the Hat wrote:
Whatever you do, for a good night of sleep, don't start thinking about all those cats pooing in your garden
On 3 Mar 2011 at 5:20pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Does the tv in the bedroom still stop you sleeping if it's turned off?
I actually find watching tv in bed very soporific. I've lost count of the number of films I've watched but never seen the end of. If I went to bed early enough, I'm sure I could fall asleep before the end of Eastenders.
Socks: a friend of mine swears he can only sleep if his feet are cold. He keeps the window open and sticks his feet out the end of the duvet to ensure they stay that way.
I must ask him how he manages in a heatwave.
On 4 Mar 2011 at 2:38pm Hoist wrote:
Well whatever works for you but I would tend to stay up a bit too long to watch the end of something and then miss my 'slot'. If I miss that then I'm lost.
Feet thing v true.