how do you fall asleep?

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  1. pianoman macrumors 68000

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    Hey guys. I couldn't fall asleep last night and I have to be up for work at 7:30, which is earlier than I am usually awake at school. So, I usually go to bed around 11 or midnight, but I couldn't fall asleep. I ended up watching tv until I got tired.

    Any tips for falling asleep... besides perusing the Internet or watching tv?

    Thanks.
     
  2. cleanup macrumors 68030

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    Take a melatonin supplement a few hours before bedtime.

    Makes you sleepy without any side effects.
     
  3. kretzy macrumors 604

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    I usually have to have the tv or radio on for some reason. Reading just before going to bed can also help.
     
  4. markjones05 macrumors 6502a

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    TV blasting, pillows under and on top of head, one leg under covers one leg on top. If that doesnt work for you, take an ambien.
     
  5. Kardashian macrumors 68020

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    Haha. :) I can't believe I didn't mention that.
     
  7. blackscooby macrumors 6502

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    Can fall asleep anywhere, anytime !!!!
    Work all hours god sends and then some.

    Yesterdays hours... in work 7:15am, left 4:30pm (not bad)
    Called out 7pm worked til 1am.
    slept until 3am.
    Called again at 3am worked until 5am.
    Got up 9.30 am and drove to work.

    Total 16 hours, 8 of them overtime :D
     
  8. Lau Guest

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    Reading, not being too hot. However, having to be up unusually early is a sure-fire way to be up till god knows when. Annoying but true. :(
     
  9. pianoman thread starter macrumors 68000

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    thanks for the replies.

    i don't know about the vodka suggestion but i can def try listening to the radio and i haven't really read any non-school books in a while, so i'll try reading a novel or something.
     
  10. cleanup macrumors 68030

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    If you read a novel and you like it, you won't want to go to sleep.

    Try the melatonin. It's just a supplement. It'll make you sleepy faster, you'll sleep through the night but you'll rise at your normal wakeup time.
     
  11. baby duck monge macrumors 68000

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    What the hell is your job that they do that to you?!
     
  12. pianoman thread starter macrumors 68000

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    where can i get this and what exactly is melatonin?
     
  13. cwedl macrumors 65816

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    I find that when I know I have to get up early I can never sleep that well. This is what I do:
    1)Set your alarm clock earlier before you go to bed, that way you can almost forget that you have to get up so early.

    2)Go to bed at roughly the same time, you may be more tired in the morning but least you would have gone to sleep. If i go to bed earlier I always stay awake.

    I have friends that can fall asleep when they want and wake up when they want! They make me sick. If i go to bed at 11pm like i normally do i wake up at 7.30am. If i go to bed at 2am or 3am i wake up again at 7.30am and I am really tired.
     
  14. eva01 macrumors 601

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    If i can't fall asleep, 3 fioricets will do the trick.

    Normally can't fall asleep due to my wonderful headaches, which is bad today
     
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    On a large pile of money with many beautiful ladies.
     
  16. cwedl macrumors 65816

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    Too much Anime!? thats whats probably giving you the headaches! (Only kidding!)
     
  17. dcv macrumors G3

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    *sorry couldn't resist rearranging your words. That's a lot of vodka :D
     
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    Telecoms, supplier to telco operators.
    Thankfully not every day is like that, otherwise I'd be pushing up daisies :eek:
     
  19. miniConvert macrumors 68040

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    I put the radio on sleep timer and listen to BBC Radio Five Live. The shows are available online... I highly recommend Rhod Sharp's Up All Night (Monday-Wednesday) for transporting you to the land of nod. That's not an insult to our Rhod, he just has a very relaxing voice. Good show!
     
  20. adk macrumors 68000

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    I could lend you one of my economics textbooks, those always seemed to do the trick for me.
     
  21. CubaTBird macrumors 68020

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    OH GREAT... I have to take that class in college pretty soon... oh noes!:p
     
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    I use the slider bars in my Energy Saver preference pane...
     
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    I usually just lay down in bed and listen to my iPod, this is when I listen to my podcasts because they're more calm than songs.
     

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