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    I can't get no sleep...

    No... Im not singing the faithless song folks, I am at the moment having real trouble sleeping, and have done for the last 3-4 days.

    To try to combat this I've already done the following ;

    Cut down on Caffiene i.e none after 6pm at all now.
    Tried Herbal Teas ( minging as they are... )
    Cut down on Smoking past 8pm ( never have 1 past say 10pm )
    Made Adequate ventilation in my room - opened all windows fully.
    Changed quilt to cotton sheets to see if this works.
    Cut all excess noise from room and even tried wearing ear-plugs.

    Alas, I still cannot sleep for more than 2 hours and over the last 4 days I've had in total roughly 7-8 hours sleep. Now during the day, even though I've had little sleep, I feel OK - if a bit distant at times.

    Any suggestions to help me have a good sleep tonight ?

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    Run home from work, really fast, all the way... that'll knock you out (unless you live next door to Scan).
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    Watch something really boring on TV like Ultimate construction jobs on the discovery. It normally sends me off to sleep.

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    niteol/other herbal remadies
    warm milky based drink before bed
    a rubbishrubbishrubbishrubbish (someone had to say it at some point!)
    a long hot bath with candles and essential oil bath stuff(soppy as it sounds it relaxes you!)
    reading in bed - always sends me to sleep after about a chapter! even if it's a really good book!

    *more to come as and when i think of some!*

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    try and do something mindless before you go to bed so your brain is in neutral . Ie gaming just before you sleep is bad
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    Listen to some ambient music - something like a Cafe del Mar compilation CD?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elmo
    a rubbishrubbishrubbishrubbish (someone had to say it at some point!)
    Could have been put slightly more elequently though

    I'm going to say, get horribly drunk, that'll send you right off

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve
    Run home from work, really fast, all the way... that'll knock you out (unless you live next door to Scan).
    Yeah.... a nice 12 Mile run

    Piece of pie mate .. I used to do cross-country for a laugh and also did 800m and 1500m at county level

    I don't usually play any games after 10pm and spend most of this cabbaging in front of the TV watching tripe on BBC1.

    I might try the warm milky drink - but I drink nearly 2 pints a day replacing my coffee's with milk/milkshakes etc...

    Cheers all - I shall try self-hypnosis tonight... I'll record myself saying get to sleep and play it over and over again.

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    is it hot in your room? I find that heat stops me from sleeping. If you get despereate try a night cap - a whiskey or something should help to knock you out - not that its a good idea to start taking drugs before bed every night heh but it might help you get one good nights sleep at least.

    It's possible to be too tired to sleep, i know that feeling well. Reading a book can also help - aslong as its not too good a book!

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    Surely this statement

    Quote Originally Posted by wildmonkeyuk
    I can't get no sleep...
    Means that you can sleep? Double negative ring a bell?

    One thing to try is to dissassociate yourself from technology, i.e. dont touch a pc, mobile phone or anything like that after say 6 or 8pm, then just read magazines and books and see how you go then

    As i can find it hard, if i have been texting or playing games pretty late, to get to sleep

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    Quote Originally Posted by muddyfox470
    Surely this statement



    Means that you can sleep? Double negative ring a bell?

    One thing to try is to dissassociate yourself from technology, i.e. dont touch a pc, mobile phone or anything like that after say 6 or 8pm, then just read magazines and books and see how you go then

    As i can find it hard, if i have been texting or playing games pretty late, to get to sleep

    Ian
    Its a line from a Faithless song but dont think its a double neg

    Have you got anything on your mind mate thats interrupting your sleeping? maybe your sleeping pattern is messed up, lots of late nights etc? gf/wife stealing duvet/elbowing head?

    Cadburys fudge highlights is a nice night time drink, you dont have milk with it however. A glass of warm milk is a good alternative to help you sleep.
    Last edited by steve threlfall; 15-09-2005 at 12:14 PM.

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    Monkey....I'd cut out caffine anytime after 2-4pm. I had the same problem, and it wasn't until I practically cut out all caffine that I managed to get a good nights sleep. I'm having about 3 cups a day at the moment, and that seems fine. Drinking lots of water helps to detox your body too...

    If you've got the time/patience, you should try some breathing techniques/yoga about 90 mins before you go to bed...no later than that, otherwise you've got too much oxygen in your blood (or something to that effect).
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    I find that havign a text convo when i'm lying in bed helps me drop off lol the number of times i've been waiting for a reply, i've dropped off then the reply has arrive and i've not woken up then recieved another text saying "oi!!!" hehe, it works every time.

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    getting nicely pissed does it for me, have a nightcap of a spirit or wine (a bottle).

    or try something like hoegaarden grand crue, or 1664 blanc, or leffe. That would help you relax.

    failing that try doing some documentation for a project, nothing sends me to sleep faster than that.

    Anything you find relaxing or something that dosen't use your brain should help. But if the problem is your waking up after 3 hours, it might be a different matter.
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    Cheers for that IBM but I'm not really affected by caffeine at all. I just started cutting down by sheer accident and replacing coffees with innocent smoothies and other fruity drinks and yogharty style drinks.

    Room temperature is roughly between 12-18 degrees - nothing higher unless its warmer outside.

    Fingers crossed I'll sleep tonight - probably like a baby with my eyes open staring at the roof (I hate being able to do this)

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    Quote Originally Posted by WildmonkeyUK
    replacing coffees with innocent smoothies
    The best drinks EVER.

    What's your favourite? My personal favourite is pineapple, banana and coconut, although the strawberry and banana comes a second close.

    (edit: a second close? a close second I meant. heh.)

    When tesco and asda had them on half price, we had about 6 cartons in the fridge at the same time
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