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Napoleon
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almost every night i have a great problem going to sleep, like it takes me about an hour to finally fall asleep, it very very frustrating, especially as the next morning i feel shattered.

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something on your mind?
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Is this just because you are on school/uni holidays? Lots of people find this is a problem as your routine has been affected. Maybe you need to ensure that you are doing enough in the day to tire you out (I should really heed my own advice). Obvious things really, maybe read for an hour before you intend to sleep, take a bath, hot drink. Don't eat near your bedtime, or watch tv.
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i get this on and off sometimes its the odd night and sometimes its really long running, i even went to my doctor a few years ago. unfortunatly it was so useless going to the doctor cos it was a locum and he just ran of a list of thing like depression and problems with my bowles. when i answered no to every question he went o and proceded to write out my repeat prescription for somethign completly different.
often i cant sleep cos my mind is racing but sometimes i just cant plain sleep even if my mind is blank.
try having a hot bath just before bed as when you get into your bed youll be more sleepy. burn lavender oil. or open your window sometimes being in a stuffy room can make it hard to sleep. try out different things, sometimes i find it better to just stay up till i feel like im about to collapse that way i have deep sleep.
good luck
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try nytol, usually works for me, not the herbal stuff tho
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(Original post by Napoleon)
almost every night i have a great problem going to sleep, like it takes me about an hour to finally fall asleep, it very very frustrating, especially as the next morning i feel shattered.

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don't worry, you are perfectly normal, on a few occasions recently i can't fall asleep when im in bed for 6 hours and I've watched a few times of dawn:eek:
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lol ive been trying to get to sleep since about midnight...still awake lol! darn night shifts at work...
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well one thing that is recommended sometimes is not to stay in bed if you cant get to sleep, since youll only "associate" being in bed with staying awake or whatever..

Try drugs/supplements but cease use asap
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Night nurse is really good but I wouldn't go for the sleeping pills. You could try reading a deliberately mind numbingly boring book or having tea or whatever when you find yourself lieing awake...might help u sleep rather than lieing there willing yourself to fall asleep. I sometimes have problems cause I sit there worrying about stuff so it helps just to try to put all your anxieties outta ur mind.
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Tempazepam.

I can't sleep around exam time. I'm talking about being awake until 4/5am and getting up at 7am. I'm not promoting the use of prescriped sleeping tablets; they can be addictive. However, they're very useful for getting back into your sleeping pattern. Half the time I can't sleep because I think, having got no sleep the night before, that I won't sleep. Tablets tend to knock you out completely.

The herbal ones didn't do a lot for me. You might also try anti-histamines, they make you drowsy. Try not to take naps during the day, no matter how tired you feel and do lots of exercise!
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do some weights, that always tires me out
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(Original post by drawmeamonkey)
try nytol, usually works for me, not the herbal stuff tho
why the feck did someone neg rep me for suggesting nytol?!? :mad:
wtf!!

leave comments and at least justify yourself in future.
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(Original post by Napoleon)
almost every night i have a great problem going to sleep, like it takes me about an hour to finally fall asleep, it very very frustrating, especially as the next morning i feel shattered.

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i'm having the same problem now. maybe it's because i woke up late today so now i can't sleep.
try clearing your mind. that should do the trick.
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If you're not tired maybe try staying up for a full 24 hours, hopefully you'll be tired enough by then to get yourself into a decent sleep pattern again. Being inbetween lectures and exams I'm having a problem with this as well, the worst thing to do is oversleep - that can make you nocturnal!
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getting up early seems to help a lot, sounds obvious really though!
you can't underestimate the importance of sleeping patterns!

even if you haven't been to bed til 2, 3, 4 or later ( :eek: ) if you still get up earlyish (before 10) i find its much easier to get to sleep the next night. if you keep doing that you sort your pattern out.

nytols good to help you in the short term. tis an antihistamine that makes you drowsy, in case you were wondering! (hopefully i won't get neg repped for mentioning it again :rolleyes: )
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