NOTHING helped me sleep last night. I am exhausted this morning! I just kept getting up, my back was killing me and the muscle relaxants that usually work did not! Hopefully, I can get a nap in sometime today.
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One thing that worked for me was to relax each muscle and think about it as I do. I lay down then I tense my toes and feet then relax them then do the same with my legs hands back ect. It helps me really get ready for bed....
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I am not doing anything really physical before bed. I have been off my normal schedule for a couple of weeks so I now that has a lot to do with it. I know once I get back on to my normal schedule again it will help but for now I was just looking for something to make me fall asleep. Last night I tried simply sleep which helped. I also got some melatonin and I will see how that will work. I like the idea of stretching at the end of the day as well.
I was having a hard time getting to sleep, but discovered that static works pretty well for me. (Some alarm clocks come with different sounds.) The other sounds just keep me awake. Rain, animals, etc. I can't sleep at all if music is on. I also benefit from the sound of a fan running.
Each person is different, but keep trying different things and you may discover something that works.
If you have a room that is dark it has nothing to do with light outside. Yes, if your room show the light from outside light when we were up in Washington it is harder to go to sleep. I got me some sleepytime tea to drink at night nothing to eat. For over a year I couldn't go to sleep and after two night without sleep I would fall alseep during the day oh yes, bad but I did get sleep...of course I'm lucky that way for have no little ones to care for. I do want to find out what others have to say so will be watching this post for it's only been in the last month I been wanting to go to bed by 8:30pm or earlier..but can't for have a job in the pm.
Edited by: GIVEUP30 at: 6/1/2010 (20:17)
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I am having the same problem. It can very well be the weather. I'm tired of it. Don't have any caffienated beverages after your morning coffee. Just water throughout the day. Try walking 2 miles if you can. That might exhaust you.
I have been suffering from insomnia for the last week or so. I have stopped watching tv before bed,drinking caffeine hours before bed, tried relaxing before going to bed..... Anything I can think of to make it easier to fall asleep but nothing has worked. I just lay in bed waiting to fall asleep.I eventually get up and take something that helps me fall asleep. Other people have told me that they are having trouble falling asleep lately. Is it that it is lighter outside longer? Is there anything anyone can suggest to help fall asleep faster?
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