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Old Sep 19, 2012, 11:53 PM   #1
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What do you do when you can't fall asleep?

Just wanted to see what people do when they are having a difficult time falling asleep?

I personally just walk around wherever I'm living, sometimes I move to the couch and watch some TV... maybe read. Eat hot cocoa.
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 12:11 AM   #2
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 01:57 AM   #3
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 02:13 AM   #4
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Funny, when I was younger I always used to have trouble getting to sleep... But I seem to have grown out of it now and drop off easy as
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Lately I've been watching multiple episodes of Treme, the post Katrina drama based in New Orleans. What a great TV series.

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Old Sep 20, 2012, 03:49 AM   #8
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I usually throw a load of valerian down my neck, works a charm and doesn't leave me feeling foggy the next day like sleeping pills do.
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 04:45 AM   #9
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One of the great perks of being retired is there is no schedule, you can make it up as you want.

If I cannot sleep I get up and watch a film or read a book or go online. I then sleep when I feel tired, whether that is daytime or not.
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 05:26 AM   #10
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Just wanted to see what people do when they are having a difficult time falling asleep?

I personally just walk around wherever I'm living, sometimes I move to the couch and watch some TV... maybe read. Eat hot cocoa.
No one replied yet with the classic, alternating bouts of masturbation/Call of Duty 4 frag fests?
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 05:35 AM   #11
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 07:56 AM   #12
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One of the great perks of being retired is there is no schedule, you can make it up as you want.

If I cannot sleep I get up and watch a film or read a book or go online. I then sleep when I feel tired, whether that is daytime or not.
I've tried that when I'm off work for a few days, but it always makes me feel unhappy because I'm not following my usual day/night pattern. Maybe I'll have to wait until I retire (assuming that day comes) to try.
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 08:40 AM   #13
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 08:45 AM   #14
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 10:14 AM   #15
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I pray.

Usually when you cant sleep is because your brain is all messed up, still active, there is energy left.

I pray, is a meditation state that relaxed the mind.

You give thanx to God for what you have, for your day, your house, even the problems you are facing because those are learning experiences.

Then... you surrender to God "I am here, take me, I am your child, do what ever you please with me, I surrender, I am yours".

Then... you ask for guidance, for clues. God, give me tips, send me clues, help me to listen to them. Help me to resolve the issues in my mind, you know what to do, help me to be better, guide me.

And that's basically is.

Let your mind be free of worries, give them up to God and you will feel relaxed and happy.

When in bed, protect yourself spiritually. Start to visualize a white light coming from above trough you to protect you, feel the protection, make it healing you.. ZZzzzzzzzz.... You are gone!

That is how I fall to sleep. Do it every night and it works better every time. Is healthy and in the morning you feel great. I am 37, I started to do that this year and my anxiety is basically gone and I feel great.
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 10:16 AM   #16
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Masturbate.
Ditto, it works for me...seriously
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 10:37 AM   #18
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 11:26 AM   #19
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I just listen to music and reflect. If I'm not sleepy within a hour, I just anticipate how messed up I'll be in the morning...

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Old Sep 20, 2012, 11:51 AM   #20
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 05:44 PM   #21
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I'll read something on the net on my iPod Touch or play Angry Birds until I feel like I'm about to drop off. Only disadvantage of that is that I have to charge it the following morning to have it fully charged for the day.
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 05:47 PM   #22
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 11:52 PM   #23
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 12:00 AM   #24
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No one replied yet with the classic, alternating bouts of masturbation/Call of Duty 4 frag fests?
Replace call of duty 4 with uncharted 3 and there you go
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 12:27 AM   #25
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If you have a channel that shows 50's shows like I love Lucy or leave it to beaver try watching that as you fall asleep. Works for me. Not that the shows are boring, but the filming style and the sound of them make me sleepy.

Edit: In case that doesn't work, just jerk off.
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