Elements of Health · Sleep

3,748 people have taken on rules to modify this element of their health.

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Remedys_Mama has a tip for the Sleep rule.

Heart.half.16 8 · 4,602 pts

One of my rules is to get in bed on time because I am a, dyed in the wool, night owl and ALWAYS have trouble getting to sleep. Last night I discovered calm.com. It’s relaxing music and a guided meditation that mimics my yoga practice and puts my mind at ease finally. It worked like a charm. Not only did I get into bed before 1am, (10pm!) but I slept like a baby too! If you have trouble sleeping like me, or have the “Meditate Daily” rule, I high suggest you give it a try! :)

over 4 years ago

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Ryan Clayton has a question about the Sleep rule.

Heart.half.16 2 · 3,543 pts

I have been adopting the blackout curtain method for better sleep. It has worked fantastically but I want to wake up when it’s still dark. This is problematic, as I have always relied on the sun. I am more rested with the curtains but cannot get up. Are there any other early risers that have overcome this issue?

:) MaryAnn
about 5 years ago

I’ve heard mention of some kind of daylight alarm – a clock that also switches on a white light, to simulate sunlight, at the time that you want to wake up.
I think that would do the trick for you.

I just checked – I think it’s called a “dawn simulator alarm clock”.

:) Ryan Clayton
about 5 years ago

Thanks for the idea, MaryAnn. I might just opt for un-blackening the windows, as I would hate to rely on yet another piece of technology for something that should be natural. Regardless, I appreciate the insightful suggestion.

about 5 years ago

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Laura D'Ambrosio has a question about the Sleep rule.

Heart.half.16 6 · 955 pts

How does lack of sleep affect your ability to follow your rules?

:) orie
about 5 years ago

I always feel less energy if I wake up too early. Even if I go to bed early.

:) jhayman
about 5 years ago

Chris Brogan has it right, he goes to bed at 8:30 or 9 at the latest, must have been a hard habit to develop.

about 5 years ago

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Dylan Pocock has a tip for the Sleep rule.

Heart.full.16 10 · 3,054 pts

It looks like Saturday night is when I get the least sleep, and since it affects Monday morning, I’m going to find a way to make it part of my goals.

What is working for me, when it works, is a couple of alarms every evening, that signal the stages: no new projects after xpm, pajamas, meds, toothbrush at ypm, then (no alarm) lights out and activate sleep tracker at zpm. After 3 weeks of this, I was spontaneously rising at the scheduled time.

But it’s harder to believe those deadlines on Saturday.

:) MaryAnn
over 5 years ago

I’m impressed with your progress around sleep-time.

External signals are a great idea.
I’ve thought of using alarms, but haven’t actually tried it (yet).

:) kaizenkaren
over 5 years ago

What a good idea!

:) Dylan Pocock
over 5 years ago

It’s a tricky thing, to ask our devices to speak as if from our insides, and for us then to believe them. I still treasure this bit of insight:

http://healthmonth.com/n/279364

over 5 years ago

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msmaggie has a question about the Sleep rule.

Heart.full.16 10 · 1,799 pts

How do you make sure you go to bed consistently when your to-do list is endless and it is difficult to calm your mind? Any specific strategies are much appreciated…

:) Tuketi
over 5 years ago

Everyone is different but for myself, I listen to an audiobook while I’m lying in bed, and play a simple puzzle/logic game on my phone. The book gives my mind a direction, and the game prevents it from veering off into distraction. I find I get tired very quickly this way.

:) Cat
over 5 years ago

I often read in bed and that helps. And if I can’t go to sleep, I set my dawn/dusk light to turn off within 30 minutes: the light slowly decreasing rarely fails to make me yawn and do to sleep!

:) Michael Wegelin
over 5 years ago

Sorry to say this, but you obviously need to start cutting down your to-do list.

I was forced to do this after a burn-out in May 2011. And since then, it has been my first to-do on my list: Eliminate to-dos!

:) Cat
over 5 years ago

Kill To-Dos, I love that!
And for every To-Do you’ve killed (without doing it of course), you get 50 points!

Yeah, I am getting carried away by the Gamification course I am taking :-)

:) SarahM
over 5 years ago

Hehe, kill the todo’s :-)

over 5 years ago

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eallam has a tip for the Sleep rule.

Heart.half.16 9 · 3,038 pts

I got up super early on saturday (like 5:30) for a run and ever since then I’ve been getting to bed really early.

:) chuckthechortler
almost 6 years ago

Good tip E.A. Perhaps I should (could) give that a go.
I keep waking up just before 5am when the heating in our flat starts up so I could just stay up instead of going back to sleep. (It is awfully cold at that hour though.)

:) thegirlmaxtous
almost 6 years ago

Bed is so nice and warm though… :-/

:) thegirlmaxtous
almost 6 years ago

Ok that’s basically what you said Annabell

:) thegirlmaxtous
almost 6 years ago

I’m tired…

:) chuckthechortler
almost 6 years ago

Waking up and staying up at 5am. Perks – got lots done this morning and got to work on time. Pitfalls – I’ve had three breakfasts.

:) chuckthechortler
almost 6 years ago

(Other perks include talking to @thegirlmaxtous who was also up at that ungodly hour.)

:) chuckthechortler
almost 6 years ago

@thegirlmaxtous – Did you end up going back to sleeps?

almost 6 years ago

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Bridget has a tip for the Sleep rule.

Heart.full.16 12 · 2,273 pts

Turn off the computer screen to up the melatonin levels

Increasingly, researchers are finding that artificial light from some devices at night may tinker with brain chemicals that promote sleep. Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute showed that exposure to light from computer tablets significantly lowered levels of the hormone melatonin, which regulates our internal clocks and plays a role in the sleep cycle.

In the study, published in the journal Applied Ergonomics, the researchers had volunteers read, play games and watch movies on an iPad, iPad 2 or PC tablet for various amounts of time while measuring the amount of light their eyes received. They found that two hours of exposure to a bright tablet screen at night reduced melatonin levels by about 22%.

Studies of college students using computers at night have suggested similar effects on melatonin. And researchers say melatonin suppression may not only cause sleep disturbances, but also raise the risk of obesity, diabetes and other disorders.

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/10/really-using-a-computer-before-bed-can-disrupt-sleep/

This would be a real problem for me b/c I read email & news, play free cell on the laptop while the TV is on most nights.

I think that now I will think about using the computer less before bed. Not commit to change yet.
Currently, I can rarely fall asleep until doing 2-4 Sudoku puzzles in bed. That pen and paper task may help counteract the computer screen.

:) MaryAnn
about 6 years ago

Thanks, Bridget. Good info.
And I’ve also read about research showing an association between sleep deprivation and increased incidence of cancer (or of aggressiveness of cancer).

There are papers that show that these are all connected: nocturnal light, melatonin suppression, sleep disturbances – and detrimental effects on health.

:) Shoes
about 6 years ago

I am going to send this to my husband. He messes around with his iPad before he goes to bed, and then he doesn’t sleep well.

:) healthyrach
about 6 years ago

I guess I’d better get off this computer soon & go to bed! Btw, I registered the team for October.

:) MaryAnn
about 6 years ago

Thanks, Rachael!

:) Bridget
about 6 years ago

OK, I shut my computer off while watching a second New Tricks recording.
Sound asleep in the chair in about 8 minutes.
There is considerable adjustments to be made when school starts up in September.

about 6 years ago

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Aika has a tip for the Sleep rule.

Heart.half.16 9 · 43 pts

Instead of worrying about what hour you will go to sleep, worry about the hour you’ll wake up. If you want to fix your sleeping hours, the only thing you must do is set a specific time to wake up on your alarm clock and when that alarm rings, even if you feel like going back to sleep, stand up go pee, go eat, go wash, whatever and live your life. Keep going to sleep at your natural hours. By the simple act of waking up early your body will ask you to go to sleep early by itself (As long as you don’t nap during the day of course)

about 6 years ago

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BunnyFooFoo has a question about the Sleep rule.

Heart.half.16 4 · 673 pts

I am still having trouble waking up about 2 or 3 hours before my alarm. I’m thinking of taking melatonin. Does anyone have any experience with this? I’m worried about it triggering a bipolar episode.

over 6 years ago

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JLoren has a question about the Sleep rule.

Heart.full.16 10 · 254 pts

I need help with sleeping. I am tired, I want to go to sleep, then I get a burst of energy around 10-3, which really makes morning rough.

over 6 years ago

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phiekiy has a question about the Sleep rule.

Heart.full.16 10 · 0 pts

how I can sleep in 5 hours ?

over 6 years ago

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RemedyJayne has a question about the Sleep rule.

Heart.half.16 9 · 6,933 pts

As a bona fide night owl, it’s extremely difficult to get to bed at the right time for me, (sleeping pills and everything!!) I would dearly love to be a morning person. Any ideas to help me out? I set alarms to go to bed AND to wake up but still.. something seems to be lacking. Help!

over 6 years ago

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allergeek has a tip for the Sleep rule.

Heart.half.16 8 · 7,539 pts

really interesting point on sleeping patterns – first short sleep and a second nap? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-16964783

:) Nicole Caron
over 6 years ago

Bi-phasic sleep? I’ve read a lot about that.

:) allergeek
over 6 years ago

Are there any major cons?

:) Nicole Caron
over 6 years ago

I think just in terms of a person’s daily schedule. For several years I have been sleeping about six hours a night, then taking a 30 minute nap during the day. I think being either a teacher or a student or someone who works from home makes this lifestyle a lot easier to follow.

:) allergeek
over 6 years ago

wow, six hours are enough for you to restore energy, really cool!

over 6 years ago

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tmitodd has a question about the Sleep rule.

Heart.half.16 2 · 3,932 pts

Anybody have any suggestions for how to establish a regular bedtime and regular waking time. I have to get up at 5 each morning, and I have to work until 10 a couple times a week due to my schedule. If I get to bed by 11 and back up at 5, that only gives me 6 hours of sleep. How can I tell if I am getting enough sleep?

almost 7 years ago

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JayShoe67 has a question about the Sleep rule.

Heart.full.16 11 · 65 pts

Anyone use a fitbit for sleep tracking? Thinking of getting one.

almost 7 years ago

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fabricioz has a question about the Sleep rule.

Heart.half.16 2 · 3,628 pts

Any tips on how to stop drooling on the pillow? :(

:) MaryAnn
almost 7 years ago

Lie on your back?
Tape your mouth closed?
Put a sock in your mouth?
:-)

:) Nicolette
almost 7 years ago

Put a towel over your pillow. Won’t stop the drooling, will help the pillow stay dry.

:) MaryAnn
almost 7 years ago

Good idea!
And Fabricio, then you can hide the evidence in the morning. ;-)

:) fabricioz
almost 7 years ago

hahaha thanks, people! Actually the problem isn’t about getting wet, but everytime I realize I’m drooling, I wake up to “fix” it, so the quality of my sleep is getting very low.
Mary, I just read that lying on your back isn’t helpful because this forces you to open your mouth and can force sleep apnea (snoring). I started to lie on my back and my girlfriend just told me I was snoring too much. What a bummer :-/

:) MaryAnn
almost 7 years ago

Gee, that’s a tough problem, then.
I wonder, though, if a towel wouldn’t help.
I’m thinking that maybe the towel would absorb the drool more, so you would notice the wet puddle less often, and maybe wake up less often.
Maybe worth a try?

Lovely topic for conversation, isn’t it?
Kind of intimate, in a “too-much-information” kinda way. ;-)
Good thing you’re a few thousand miles away, which makes this, practically-speaking, anonymous. I guess.

:) fabricioz
almost 7 years ago

Lol! Actually I don’t mind talking about it. I guess we’re all here because we want to be healthier and this implies many of us have bad habits or other embarassing issues. Since this is very common, thought it would be worthy a try asking. Also, I like to talk about pretty much anything, anyway :P

Yes, the towel could be helpful, but this is just palliative, the problem will still be there. I’ll look for a doctor, because this could be related to breathing issues, and I definitely have some.

:) MaryAnn
almost 7 years ago

Me?!? Bad habits? Embarrassing issues?
Never !
:-)

:) fabricioz
almost 7 years ago

Why not?! Come on :D

:) MaryAnn
almost 7 years ago

You want me to confess something? :-)

:) fabricioz
almost 7 years ago

hahaha not at all. But we’re here to talk mainly about bad habits and stuff, aren’t we? :) Just kidding!

:) MaryAnn
almost 7 years ago

Sure!
And to confess, for example, the naughtiest things we’ve ever done.
You go first . . .
;-)

:) fabricioz
almost 7 years ago

OK then! Well, I drool all over my pillow… ;)
Your turn!! lol

:) MaryAnn
almost 7 years ago

Now Fabricio, you know very well that one doesn’t count!
Now come on, play fair. A REAL one! A NEW one!
:-)

:) MaryAnn
almost 7 years ago

(P.S. – Ewwww! You DROOL, ALL OVER your PILLOW ?!?! )

:) fabricioz
almost 7 years ago

That’s not fair!! You’ll know of two of my nastiest habits? hahaha
All right, I drink everything from my fridge straight from the bottle!! Bad enough? :P

PS: Don’t make me feel so bad about it, you’re not helping!!!

:) MaryAnn
almost 7 years ago

Okay, sorry. :-(

OK, here’s one. I drool on my pillow too.
How’s that?

. . . not exactly all over it, and not all the time, but I do occasionally make a little tiny cute puddle ;-]
A little girlie puddle.
Heeheehee.

(and yes, the fridge thing is bad enough.)

:) fabricioz
almost 7 years ago

For me that doesn’t count but it does for you? ¬¬
You’re fooling me, this is so wrong!!! hahaha

:) MaryAnn
almost 7 years ago

You mean it doesn’t count because it’s a cute little girlie puddle?
That still counts for me, though. ;-)

:) fabricioz
almost 7 years ago

haha you’re a clever girl… I give up!!!

:) MaryAnn
almost 7 years ago

Awwwww. :-(
Fun while it lasted! :-)

:) fabricioz
almost 7 years ago

I’ll only resume the game if you play your turn again, since I did it twice already ;)

:) MaryAnn
almost 7 years ago

I give up.
You win for the baddest, nastiest habits!
I gleefully hand the torch of victory over to you!
Carry it well! Make us all proud!

:-))

almost 7 years ago

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Brooke has a question about the Sleep rule.

Heart.full.16 12 · 2,106 pts

Anyone wanna go to bed a teensy bit early tonight?

:) Brooke
about 7 years ago

I gotta wake up early again
and I just don’t wanna go to beddy-bye oily tanight…

:) CynthiaR
about 7 years ago

It’s a good night for it, Brooke…I went to bed EARLY last night (Wednesday) because we’d had a long tourist day out in the heat and I was fried. I know it’s cheating to say “yes” after I already did it (lol) but I can now assure you that it IS possible…go for it!

I failed on the earlier GTBE-a-Thon but the fact that you did it also made me think last night “Don’t be stupid. Go to bed!” So thanks for that and good luck…

:) Brooke
about 7 years ago

Thanks…
will she or won’t she…

reminder: waking up early is SUCH a drag when I haven’t slept enough

:) MaryAnn
about 7 years ago

Yes.
12:30.
Just being realistic.
Or, more realistic than if I said 11:30.

:) Brooke
about 7 years ago

I was thinking for myself… 11:30… which would be 10 minutes from now.
AIN’T gonna happen, though.
oy.

OY…

: (

:) MGB
about 7 years ago

And here I am – checking you all out at 11:37pm! Sweet dreams, friends…

:) chailily
about 7 years ago

I’m in bed now, it’s 9:58pm and lights out in 2 minutes (half hour earlier than usual).

:) elkit
about 7 years ago

10pm here, and I am heading toward sleepy time … gotta take my supplements, brush and floss, and do my foam roller stretches. Should put me with lights out before 10:30.

:) EddFear
about 7 years ago

Up at 4:00 am pacific time, on a plane at 7 am, and into my hotel in Chicago at 530 pm central time. Then the dinner, the meetings, the unpacking, and the prep for tomorrow. And I’m still getting to bed about an hour earlier than I usually do. G’night.

:) Bridget
about 7 years ago

I felt asleep in chair before 9:20.
Only had a sip of my wine before dozing off.

:) Brooke
about 7 years ago

Asleep at 1:00am.
Out of bed resistantly at 7:30am

:) MaryAnn
about 7 years ago

Failed again. Will keep trying, though.

:) elkit
about 7 years ago

Was in bed at 10:28, but then I played a game of Bejeweled on my iPhone for 20 minutes. Ha!

:) pelly
about 7 years ago

I turned the computer off at 10:30 and was asleep by 11. It really does help with the mornings! I was in my chair at the office by 7:57.

For some reason, I am resisting this less when it’s your gentle suggestion. When I had a bedtime HM rule, oh the agony!!!

:) Brooke
about 7 years ago

Good!!!

about 7 years ago

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Brooke has a question about the Sleep rule.

Heart.full.16 12 · 2,106 pts

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

This is an invitation
to join the

SLEEPY TIME PACT

Anyone else have a hard time going to bed “early”?
(whatever “early” means to you)

Would you like to
join my one-time,
11/3/2011 Sleepy Time Pact
to be in bed,
lights and electronics off
“early” Wednesday night?

What does “early” mean?
Whatever time you choose!
(For me, it might
be before midnight…
…maybe 11:30pm?)

My idea is,
with others,
to make a “public” (public on Health Month, that is) agreement
to go to bed Wednesday night
at a certain time
and then actually do it.

Are you game?

:) MaryAnn
about 7 years ago

yes

:) zephyrus66
about 7 years ago

No M.A.H., the correct term is actually yep-idy-doo-dah!!!

:) karenv
about 7 years ago

I will try to go to bed before midnight…that would be early for me!!

:) chailily
about 7 years ago

I’m in. I’ll be in bed by 9:30pm for brief book reading (and not the iPad), lights out and head on pillow by 10pm.

:) MaryAnn
about 7 years ago

yep-idy-doo-dah!!!

:) CynthiaR
about 7 years ago

Yep-idy-doo-dah, yep-idy-ay,
my-oh-my, what a wonderful way!

YES. My goal is 11. It isn’t going to work well with houseguests for the next few weeks but I’ll start with my own Awareness, then share my goal and ask for their support. Liz will be happy to finish the wine after I go to bed anyway. :-D

My body clock really wants Debbie’s scheduled goal, though, but we generally don’t walk the dogs till 10 or later so 11 is an improvement for me.

Baby steps, thank you, Brooke.

:) healthyrach
about 7 years ago

I wish! I have a self-defense class tonight until 10pm. God luck to all of tonight’s sleepy timers!

:) healthyrach
about 7 years ago

*Good luck!

:) CynthiaR
about 7 years ago

11.03 upstairs, fiddling with laundry till 11.07. Well, it’s a start. Nitey nite, all.

You go, Rachael!! Be safe!

:) pelly
about 7 years ago

I’m in as well. 11:00 lights out! and NO BOOKREADING.

:) Brooke
about 7 years ago

For me it’s between 11:30pm and midnight.
Dark in bed no electronics, nothin’, before midnight.

:) MaryAnn
about 7 years ago

What Brooke said.
No. Wait. Between Midnight and 12:30.
:-)

:) zephyrus66
about 7 years ago

I am saying that I will go to sleep before midnight, and that means that all light must be off at that time, but I can go on my phone after that time!

:) MaryAnn
about 7 years ago

So . . . umm . . . Zephyrus . . .
How’re you gonna go to sleep if you’re on your phone?
Is it a fancy phone, that you can web-surf with?
Even if it isn’t, can you really go to sleep if you’re texting and/or talking?

:) zephyrus66
about 7 years ago

Probably, listening to music on pandora or checking my email would be more like it!

:) MaryAnn
about 7 years ago

I wish we had pandora here.
Sigh….

:) karenv
about 7 years ago

well I made it before 12 – just about – but read till well after twelve so I guess that doesn’t count :)

:) Brooke
about 7 years ago

Karen… it DOES count. For those of us who are hardcore night owls, small steps DO count.

:) karenv
about 7 years ago

Well Brooke I am now switching off the computer and heading to bed at 11.41pm so hey, baby steps but I am making it to bed before midnight!! Hope you get a good night’s sleep tonight…and same to all my fellow night owls ;)

about 7 years ago

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söckli has a question about the Sleep rule.

Heart.empty.16 -3 · 1,594 pts

If there’s no time for sleeping, why am I still in bed?

about 7 years ago

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ronorron has a question about the Sleep rule.

Heart.half.16 9 · 144 pts

I would like to go to sleep earlier, but I find myself staying up late (until at least midnight) doing completely useless activities, mostly web-browsing. Does anyone have any tips for self-motivation of turning out the light and resting?

:) athenivanidx
almost 6 years ago

I do this too. I even tell myself not to but I do it anyway. :(

:) athenivanidx
almost 6 years ago

I do this too. I even tell myself not to but I do it anyway. :(

about 7 years ago

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söckli has a question about the Sleep rule.

Heart.empty.16 -3 · 1,594 pts

i wont get enough sleep….

:) Andi_an_die_Macht
about 7 years ago

Why not?
That’s not good, honey. You’re going to die a most painful death.
For science.

about 7 years ago

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greenmama has a tip for the Sleep rule.

Heart.full.16 10 · 0 pts

спать не меньше 7 часов в сутки

over 7 years ago

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HeffJoker has a question about the Sleep rule.

Heart.half.16 1 · 1,341 pts

Does the sleep rule apply to the night before reporting in or the night before the day of action (when you actually try to meet your goals)?

over 7 years ago

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so_gracefully has a question about the Sleep rule.

Heart.full.16 14 · 2,830 pts

I’ve been a lifelong difficult sleeper (also lifelong generally worried/stressed person); I go through phases of doing ok at sleeping and then not doing too well. Benadryl works to get me to sleep but I still end up waking often during the night, etc. I do already follow a lot of the general advice for sleep difficulty, like limiting caffeine and only getting in bed for sleeping, but I wonder if anyone else is also a chronic insomniac and has found anything that tends to work for them when they’re in rougher patches?

:) ambrosia
over 7 years ago

Oh I hear you. In addition to the general advice that you already know (limit caffeine, exercise, stay on same sleep schedule 7 days a week), my one weird tip for sleeping better is wearing socks to bed. Definitely not a sexy look or anything, but my feet get just slightly cold enough that it’s a low-level discomfort that just makes it that teeny bit harder to sleep. Also, I keep a pad and pen next to my bed and if I’m having trouble shutting off my brain I just write down whatever it is I’m thinking about. Then my brain can let it go and I can go to sleep. Taking a bath just before bed can also help me relax enough to go to sleep.

I’ve noticed, though, that when the insomnia is the most persistent, that there is something going on in my daily life that I’ve been avoiding and need to address. When I’ve figured out or acknowledged what it is, sleep comes much easier.

:) webgoddess
over 7 years ago

For me it’s white noise. My husband has now accepted that if we don’t have a fan going in the room, I’m not sleeping. The other thing that usually works is (no joke) him reading me a bedtime story. Something about that just puts me right zzzzz….

:) myhero
over 7 years ago

A quick trick to tell if it’s due to poor sleep habits/conditioning versus some potential medical issue you should get checked is to note whether you sleep better at home or away (e.g. hotels, friend’s house, etc.). If it’s better away than at home, then you sound like you already kinda know the drill (i.e. bed only for restful/sleepy things etc.). One thing you could try is to sleep with your head at the other side of the bed – the change in perspective might be enough to trick your body into thinking you are elsewhere. If your sleep is uniformly bad regardless of the location, you might consider seeing your doctor. It could be a breathing thing, or something else that interrupts your sleep (i.e. lack of sleep > worry/stress moreso than vice versa). Just some thoughts.

:) everybody_polka
over 7 years ago

I am typing this at 12:45am, so I guess I’m not a great example of beating insomnia, but I have made huge progress with it in the last couple years. I use a HEPA filter for white noise and always try to fall asleep listening to something interesting on the radio (to tune my brain out).

Those two things alone weren’t very helpful to me until I added a very small dose (0.5 mg) of chewable melatonin into the mix. I’d tried melatonin in the past, but the common dosages available (3mg is typical) were waaay too much and made me feel weird. Then I found a 0.5mg variety and suddenly I’m getting the droopy eyelid feeling on a regular basis. :)

:) beanie
over 7 years ago

I second everybody polka. White noise machine and low dose melatonin have really helped me, after decades of trying everything else under the sun (and moon).

:) so_gracefully
over 7 years ago

Thanks for all of the suggestions! I’m fairly sure it’s anxiety/stress related, and some circumstantial things are about to change that will help a lot. And this week, it seems like my workouts are wearing me out again! I love that I feel super energized right after a very hard workout, and then at bedtime I feel like a bag of extremely sleepy rocks. I had lost the sleepy effect for a little while, but am very glad it’s back.

over 7 years ago

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donaldkks has a question about the Sleep rule.

Heart.full.16 11 · 1,968 pts

Do any of you sleep on time? Or sleep very late?

:) Crash_AT
over 7 years ago

Sleep on time:)

:) sharky04
over 7 years ago

I am a night owl so i have a hard time getting up on time in the morning.

:) beowulf28
over 7 years ago

I am more of a night owl, too.

:) donaldkks
over 7 years ago

LOL, John & Monique, you mean your guys sleep very late? is it good to sleep late or?

:) sharky04
over 7 years ago

basically I would rather sleep in late then get up early :)

:) beowulf28
over 7 years ago

I would rather sleep late than get up early, but my schedule doesn’t always allow it. Sometimes I have to go to work early. But that just means I can leave early! :)

:) donaldkks
over 7 years ago

sleep late then wake up early, will u feel refreshed??

:) donaldkks
over 7 years ago

Oh. Is your work same timing or schedule?

over 7 years ago

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healthymonkey has a question about the Sleep rule.

Heart.full.16 10 · 3,089 pts

I’ve heard a lot about different ways to sleep better, melatonein, breathing… I am having a hard time staying asleep, but I am usually so tired that I fall asleep easily. Any fun tips?

:) Sixty5roses
over 7 years ago

Short of something like sleep apnea, I would try this: http://www.origins.com/product/3826/11634/Bath-Body/Star-Collection/Dr-Andrew-Weil-for-Origins/Night-Health/Bedtime-Balm/index.tmpl

I had problems sleeping for the longest time – I wouldn’t dream, couldn’t stay asleep, was always tired, etc. This stuff works! I was skeptical but gave it a shot. It doesn’t put you to sleep per se, but it relaxes you. Every time I use I dream and I’m asleep the whole night. Give it a try!

:) brennsuppa
over 7 years ago

well I have the best sleep ever … I never wake up or anything! But sometimes I have problems falling asleep. In that case I ask a friend to join me for a beer or two – or in case of having a girlfriend/boyfriend – have some sex! makes everyone sleepy ;)

:) Ealasaid
over 7 years ago

I use 5-HTP as a before bed supplement and sleep through the night no problem (I used to wake half a dozen times a night). Freaked me out at first, I wasn’t used to that sudden “falling asleep – bang! it’s morning!” Transition. :)

:) healthymonkey
over 7 years ago

i meant serotonin… duh. thanks for the info, guys ;)

:) Bridget
over 7 years ago

Laura, I have had trouble falling back asleep if I woke in the night. The most frustrating would be waking after 15-30 mins of deep sleep and then not being able to go back to sleep.
What worked for me is freshening the pillowcases & sheets with a lavender fabric spray. Extra spray on the downside of the pillow. When I wake I get a drink of water, flip the pillow to the cool side, and breathe deeply. That works surprisingly well for me.

:) Brooke
over 7 years ago

I am pretty tightly wrapped, so if I have caffeine beverages after noon, I take my chances with sleep.

If I drink alcohol it can lead to me waking up in the middle of the night.

I like most to go to bed hungry or at least empty .

Sex is a great idea.

I think melatonin was correct, actually.

I’ve heard not to mix the bed/sleeping area with anything else… no tv, no reading, no work… it’s a sleeping area and you want to show your body you mean business.

Non-caffeine, sleepy sorts of tea like chamomile, is a good one about 30-60 minutes before sleep can work.

And another thing…
sometimes sleeplessness can be a call from your inner being to do something you need to do, or that you can do with the quiet of night…

over 7 years ago

:)

m2web has a question about the Sleep rule.

Heart.full.16 10 · 2,982 pts

What do you do during the day/evening for a good night’s sleep? I cannot seem to get more than 7 hours sleep before waking up.

:) falatas
over 7 years ago

sometimes you feel sleepy during the day, but fight it off, my kinda rule, no napping, then at 9-10 I’ll be tiring like o my god, then there I’m having a good night sleep.

(ps: I just want to guess but I’m gym-ing in the morning, that makes me so energize the whole day and tired at night)

:) hariansi_panimba
over 7 years ago

do some activity like go to gym, running so it can make you feel tired and can feel sleepy at night. XOXO

good luck Mark, wish you can have enough time for sleep

:) lrprice
over 7 years ago

For me: cutting out caffeine and sugar, keeping myself out of my bedroom except for right before sleeping, and keeping away from laptop and phone for an hour before bed has helped a lot. — But you may not have those same bad habits! Good luck!

:) m2web
over 7 years ago

Thanks for the pointers! These are good ideas!

over 7 years ago

:)

olalarus has a question about the Sleep rule.

Heart.half.16 7 · 764 pts

It’s 5:30 AM and i’m still up because of my screwed up schedule – should I go to sleep now to wake up at 9:30AM?

over 7 years ago

:)

healthymonkey has a tip for the Sleep rule.

Heart.half.16 4 · 6,622 pts

I need to remind myself that clean sheets and a made bed help me sleep better. I need to start getting into bed before i need to go to sleep, and remember to take my pill which I don’t sleep very well without.

:) Nicolette
over 7 years ago

How often do you change your sheets? What pill do you take? Zzzzz

:) healthymonkey
over 7 years ago

since i move, everything just seemed dirtier than usual. it felt really good to have clean sheets last night ;)

over 7 years ago

:)

katrobgt has a question about the Sleep rule.

Heart.full.16 11 · 1,121 pts

How much we need for sleep ??

over 7 years ago