(Closed) Does this happen to anyone else, ALL THE TIME!?!

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@Contented_J:  Disconnect from any electronic gadgets an hour before bed. No cell phones, computer screens, etc.

Warm milk or a cup of herbal tea (I love vanilla or lavender tea before bed – decaf ones).

I also find taking a shower before bed (I normally shower in the morning) really relaxes me.

It sounds like you’re too tired to sleep!! I feel this sometimes. Just restless but exhausted. I try to count sheep or count 2, 4, 6, 8 until I fall asleep. Just boring myself to sleep basically lol.. it actually can work. Or I go to my happy place. Sounds corny, but if you try to focus on something happy then it can help relax you as well.

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Contented_J:    I hate insomnia, it’s the worst.  A couple of tips that worked for me when I had it (haven’t had it since being with my Fiance but used to before I met him):  Don’t get upset or worried about the lack of sleep because that starts a vicious cycle going in your head, so stay calm.  Masturbate.  Drink a glass of wine.  Read something boring.  Take a warm bath and go back to bed.

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@canarydiamond:  Disconnect from any electronic gadgets an hour before bed. No cell phones, computer screens, etc.

I also find taking a shower before bed (I normally shower in the morning) really relaxes me.

This! I take a shower around 8, lay out my clothes for the next day, then crawl in bed and read for an hour-ish. I have to have fans one, as well–usually one for just noise and one for noise + air.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

If I’m laying there exhausted and can’t seem to fall asleep, I start counting my breaths.  I’ll focus on breathing in for a slow four count, and breathing out for a slow four.  I try to concentrate on just the four count, and eventually the rest of the thoughts swirling in my brain fade away.  It usually only takes me 10 breaths or less at this point to fall asleep!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I agree about trying not to get stressed out about it. If you can try to be relaxed even though you’re awake, it can still be restful and help you stopping thinking yourself awake.

Also, it can help to change the scenery for awhile. Like get up and read for half an hour or something.

If you usually have trouble sleeping when your SO is away, try getting into an evening ritual. Having a cup of tea, reading, having a bath/shower. Setting up a routine can teach your brain to start slowing down in time for getting into bed. I found eventually having a cup of tea last thing before bed then reading in bed for only 10 mins worked as a good routine for me and helped get me out of a insomnia cycle.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Even if it’s hot out, run a hot bath.  The process of your body losing temperature when you get out coaxes your brain into thinking its doing the natural body temp dip of sleep and helps you relax (like the shower suggestion above, but a bit deeper).  If that doesn’t work, picture all the things you’re stressing about and then put them into a box, lock the key, and put it under your bed to deal with in the morning.  If that doesn’t work, read something incredibly boring.

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