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    How do YOU get to sleep when tomorrow is a big day?

    Dont say DRINK....cos I cant...no hangover for tomorrow.....

    What do YPU do to get to sleep?

    Count sheep?

    "Yesterday in Parliament" on Longwave radio

    QVC? (dont let Deckards mum see this..she LURVES QVC )


    anybody got ant special knacks for sleeping when you're excited? Like Christmas Eve or day before going on holiday dead early in the morning...

    how the HELL you supposed to sleep

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    2 valerina (herbal - promote natural sleep) and a big mug of warm milk

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    extreme comfort. Go from the shower, have a good wash into something comfortable, sit down and watch a movie.

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    Im not herbal...sorry Elmo....I'm a natural person, love the outdors etc..but not a herbal man

    However Kezzer has a point......and the funny bit is getting it right...

    Bath or Shower (for me a bath) and then into a clean set of comfortable clothes that smell all.....er.........fresh :blush:

    ya know what I mean....but NOT a film.......gawd.....I'd be wide awake again.

    think maybe a mild comedy......Red Dwarf or Vicar of Dibley

    I WISH I had a video/dvd with The Good Life.....now THAT would nail me into relaxed mode

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    dont bother trying to lye in your bed and instantly get to sleep . that never works

    all i do is go to bed a bit earlier than normal and put on a movie and you'll always end up falling asleep before you antisipated. you'll get to sleep a lot more quicker if you do that instead of lying in bed thinking about your 'big day'

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    i always get really comfy whilst watching a movie snuggled up and just want to close my eyes, but it means having to gt up, walk across the room, turn it off then by the time i'm back in bed i'm wide awake again. Need to have a timer that turns it off at the end of the film

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    some little telys have a timer for switch off.....mine does.

    You lot are stars...what a good idea

    nighty night

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    hehe, nn zakky, good luck for tomorrow too

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    For me, I usually read a book in bed with nightside light on. When eyelids get heavy, drop book on floor, turn off light, lay back and zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.....

    And good luck for tomorrow Z

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    I often watch late-night films and I find that where I'm usually awake in bed at the said time, when the film is over, I'm really tired, and I can go to bed and fall straight asleep.

    Works well if I listen to music before going to sleep too (lying in bed with Mp3 player and headphones)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elmo
    i always get really comfy whilst watching a movie snuggled up and just want to close my eyes, but it means having to gt up, walk across the room, turn it off then by the time i'm back in bed i'm wide awake again. Need to have a timer that turns it off at the end of the film
    yeah thats why you keep your remote controls beside your bed

    ... and basically follow floppybootstomp's advice

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    I usually stay up untill my eyes hurt so that when I try to get to sleep its much much easyer. A few times when I had a big day I just didnt bother going to sleep
    Also listning to music while trying to sleep helps a lot as you dont think about stuff, usually I have it quite loud and im unsure how I manage to get to sleep that way but it works!

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    Reading works for me, it's makes you tired and gives you something to imagine with as your going to sleep, pretending to be the hero in the book...

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    Been a while since I've been in that situation and sometime's I never
    got to sleep when the sleep period is shorter than norm just a few hours
    worth of closed eye's, talking quick turn around from nightshift to morning
    shift but that been some years ago now.

    For me this normally works...
    • Cup of ovaltine or Horlick malt type drinks then goes to bed
    • leave's window open so its cool (I sleep better when its colder)
    • Radio & headphones deployed
    • Lay back close eyes and listern to radio until eye's feel heavy
    • take headphones off drop on floor roll over and thats me out for the count

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    Dunno but just had heaps of fun driving Aylesbury and certain Roundabouts I remember doing in the Signum Good luck fella!

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    i agree with elmo, the herbaal method is rather effective

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