I have insomnia ...?

anybody know anything that could help me get to sleep that isn't drug related?

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  • MISTY
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    I have that occasionally. If I can`t fall asleep watching the news, then I find a book to read until I become drowsy.

  • tuinui
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    I am an ex-insomniac. What finally worked for me is a combination of things:

    1) Regulating my bed time, strictly 11:00 PM - 6:00 AM to start with. Once I sleep better I allow myself some, flexibility.

    2) Complete elimination of caffeine intake, no tea, coffee, or even Coke! I don't mean for the rest of your life, but at least until you are sleeping more normally, but even then you should watch your caffeine consumption.

    3) No phone call one hour before going to bed.

    4) If once in bed you can not sleep after 30 minutes get out of bed, sit in a comfy chair to read until you are sleepy or too tired to continue.

    5) Possibly the most important thing (for me at least) is not to worry and feel all stressed about it. Don't worry that you will be tired or sleepy at work the next day. May be you will be, may be you won't be, let tomorrow take care of itself. Any kind of worrying will not help you. Tell yourself you can get by with only 3-4 hours of sleep, you may not feel wonderful but you can get through the day. Tell yourself that sleep is overrated any way, and that you don't care, you are just gonna read this book and if you fall asleep that's well and good, if you don't that's OK too.

    I found that once I stopped being afraid of insomnia it will went away of its own accord, and when it comes back for the occasional visit I don't worry about it. I just use it as some extra time to read my books...

    Hope that helps.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    you can overcome insomnia by developing a regular sleeping schedule, creating a tranquil sleep environment, avoiding pre-bed stimulations, adjusting your diet, avoiding caffeinated products and alcohol before bed time and practicing stress reduction techniques. Through those tips you will get the sleep you desperately need. For more tips on how to beat insomnia visit http://www.sleepsogood.com/

  • 1 decade ago

    I'm suffering from insomnia too. When I can't sleep, I just stay up until I'm tired. I read a book or do my homework in the meantime. And I get sleepy soon.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Insomnia is often caused by fear, stress, anxiety, medications, herbs, caffeine, depression or sometimes for no apparent reason. Make sure your bedroom is quiet and dark. Soak a tablespoon of mint leaves in a cup of water for an hour, drink every night. Check out http://useinfo-insomnia.blogspot.com/ for more info

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    hi,

    I read your post about insomia. I'm a polish journalist and I'm writing a reportage about people who has a problem with sleeping. would you like to talk with me about it?

    we could talk by one of internet communicator. choose witch one. then I'll install it on my computer.

    p.s. sorry but my english - it's not as good as yours :)

    I attach my contact: m.najwer(at)gazeta.pl

    greeting from Poland

    Mariusz Najwer (Polish The Times - Wroclaw's Newspaper)

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    instead of using drugs, medicines ( which has side effects on health)

    try meditation ( it uses relaxation techniques) , join yoga class ( many of friends are getting benefit from it)

  • 1 decade ago

    well i have trouble my self so yeah sorry

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