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I struggle getting sleep. What can I do to get more hours?

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    It started as a one off thing, and now it's literally every night.

    I'm damn tired after slaying my peeps at badminton, my head is just swirling with kinematics and differentiation, and I just want some sleep. I shut my eyes.

    And I can't sleep.

    I just keep trying to sleep.

    I sigh.

    I look at the time.

    My phone says it's 3am.

    Normally, I only 3-4 hours of sleep. I don't know what the hell's wrong with me, but I want to sleep, I'm exhausted, but I can't. At school, it's literally me being sluggish, walking around like a zombie, about to fall sleep on the table, that kinda deal.

    I have my GCSEs in literally less than a month, and I'm scared this shizz is going to affect my ability to do stuff.

    What the hell do I do?

    Do you use any electronic device with a screen before going to bed (phone, laptop etc)? If so then this could be the cause (google it).

    Personally I would recommend listening to some Qur'an while trying to sleep and also eating some cherries a while before going to bed. Both of these have never failed to work for me. Having faith in God is another good one in that if you're worried about anything (e.g. not being able to sleep --> failing exams) then that is like questioning God's plan for you; but God knows everything and wants the best for you so it's a bit silly to be worried about anything if you think about it. Hence Qur'an 2:62 on the believers: "and there shall no fear come upon them neither shall they grieve". (Note that fear is from future worries and grief is from past regrets but believers live the present to the fullest and let God take care of everything else that is not in their control.)

    Hi OP, that sounds tough, maybe try reading before going to bed. And maybe try this relation technique of tensing each body part one by one for 3 or 4 seconds and releasing, to relax your whole body. Also maybe try focussing on your breathing, I find 3 part breathing is useful for making you feel sleepy, We used to do this in yoga in the laying down part, and it wasn't long before you heard someone snore a little
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