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    If you are struggling to sleep when you are stressed or you have too much on your mind. Don't worry you are not alone, simply cut down on caffeine before bed, have a glass of warm milk and 30 minutes you would be asleep and you don't have to worry about the day sleepiness/sluggishness the next day and the obviously low mood. Only resort to prescription drugs when nothing has worked or it's severely affecting your life.


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    Reading a book before bed is always helpful, it helps to relax your brain and unwind from the day. Moreover I find that it takes my mind off the troubles of the day and I feel calm as I focus on the storyline .
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    (Original post by Isobel McLeod)
    Reading a book before bed is always helpful, it helps to relax your brain and unwind from the day. Moreover I find that it takes my mind off the troubles of the day and I feel calm as I focus on the storyline .
    The thing about reading a book is you get so into it that you want to carry on reading and before you realise, you've read half the book and it's 3 in the morning
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    Try reading something either really boring or really heavy going, so that concentrating tires your brain out.
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    Another tip is put on BBC parliament or some really boring repetitive news item, but don't do this if you are interested in politics or current affairs. If you hate football, then put it on.
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    (Original post by Kimmy2014)
    The thing about reading a book is you get so into it that you want to carry on reading and before you realise, you've read half the book and it's 3 in the morning
    Yes I know, that can happen occasionally, but that is okay, on a more regular basis try and control how long you read, before hand think - I'm going to read two chapters tonight , it usually works for me!
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    What about non-prescription drugs? I find Nytol works a treat.
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      Yep agree with the warm milk, also add a teaspoon of honey and you're asleep
      I used to have sleeping troubles but tried this and it actually works!
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      Never resort to prescription drugs, current rx sleepies have a range of huge side effects, from addiction to significantly increased risk of cancer. Unless you can get Xyrem which is the balls for sleep, but you can't...

      If it's something for one off occasions (<2/week, or "that ****ing dog woke me up again!") then get some diphenhydramine.

      Seen this? http://sleepfoundation.org/ask-the-expert/sleep-hygiene

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      That didn't take long ha.
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      (Original post by arfah)
      Yep agree with the warm milk, also add a teaspoon of honey and you're asleep
      I used to have sleeping troubles but tried this and it actually works!
      That works for you? I am insanely jealous D:
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        That works for you? I am insanely jealous D:
        Really?? It did take a while to get in effect but eventually did work, but i've stopped drinking it and I still get to sleep pretty quick since I'm used to it now, but it's obviously better when I do drink it :rolleyes: So you've tried warm milk with honey and it didnt work for you??


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        (Original post by arfah)
        Really?? It did take a while to get in effect but eventually did work, but i've stopped drinking it and I still get to sleep pretty quick since I'm used to it now, but it's obviously better when I do drink it :rolleyes: So you've tried warm milk with honey and it didnt work for you??


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        I did try it and it didn't work at all, I guess everyone is different *nonchalant shrug* (I tried to find a nonchalant shrug smilie but I there didn't appear to be one so here, have a dancing badger instead.) :badger:
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        Aye non of these tips have ever worked for me :/
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        If I'm awake because something is annoying me then it has to be solved. Sometimes that involves me getting up at 3am to do it or sometimes I just scribble what's bugging me down in a notebook so it's there for the morning.
       
       
       
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