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Does anyone else here suffer insomnia? What are your strategies for sleeping?
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Does anyone else here suffer insomnia? What are your strategies for sleeping?
Although I dont suffer from insomnia, I do find when I havent had any caffiene in the afternoon before sleeping I sleep better. I also sleep better if I go to bed at the same time every night.
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Drugs.
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Does anyone else here suffer insomnia? What are your strategies for sleeping?
I feel for you. Sleepless nights are awful! They make you feel so alone and they can stress you out. It can't be easy!

Now that you asked, I'll tell you my experiences with battling the Insomnia that got hold of me roughly six months ago.


I've tried various over the counter remedies such as Kalms

I've tried prescription remedies such as Phenargen (anti-histamine) and Amitriptiline

I've tried the online CBTI course- Sleepio

I've tried CBD oil

I've read a couple of books and websites with information on the subject

I've listened to Martin Reeds (he's a Sleep coach) podcast

I've cried. And meditated. And tried to do relaxation techniques



All of it proved to be unsuccessful.
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I feel for you. Sleepless nights are awful! They make you feel so alone and they can stress you out. It can't be easy!

Now that you asked, I'll tell you my experiences with battling the Insomnia that got hold of me roughly six months ago.


I've tried various over the counter remedies such as Kalms

I've tried prescription remedies such as Phenargen (anti-histamine) and Amitriptiline

I've tried the online CBTI course- Sleepio

I've tried CBD oil

I've read a couple of books and websites with information on the subject

I've listened to Martin Reeds (he's a Sleep coach) podcast

I've cried. And meditated. And tried to do relaxation techniques



All of it proved to be unsuccessful.
Though all of the paths I have taken to improve my sleep did not help me, they have all helped others. So I'm not advising you against trying any of them, they very possibly might work for you.

Best of luck, it can't be easy! If you/ anyone else have any other bits of advice please do share!
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Try calming your mind. Listen to soothing music. Practice meditation and Yoga.
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Does anyone else here suffer insomnia? What are your strategies for sleeping?
Sorry to hear this is an issue for you

Personally the few times I've had insomnia were awful. Sometimes it seems to just come out of the blue!
I usually do any of the following:
1.) Establish a night time routine where I do everything at the same time each night. E.g. eat dinner, shower, read, stretch, brush teeth, go to bed, this allows your body to prepare for going to sleep
2.) Avoid watching TV or using your phone at least an hour before bed, they emit blue light that decreases your melatonin levels and stops you sleeping. If you have a blue light filter on your phone, this may work if you can't help using it before bed.
3.) Do not eat or drink too close to going to bed if you find yourself waking up needing to use the toilet
4.) If that's not an issue, drink something soothing like warm milk - not coffee or tea as these have caffeine in them
5.) Meditate - lay down flat on your back in your bed and concentrate on your breathing and breathe deeply in and out
6.) If you feel stressed, ensure you get as much out before bed. Going for a run/long walk or writing in a diary will clear your mind and stamp out any frustrations you have. Perhaps even talking to someone about your problems or having someone to cheer you up can help (watching a comedy show works for me if I'm home alone).
7.) If you have a partner, get them to do something that soothes you, e.g. play with ur hair or something lol. For me a cuddle works fine

Not sure if any of this will work for you, but it has worked for me. All the best to you
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Put away all types of gadgets as soon as you go to your bed.
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Meditate before bed to quiet your mind.
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beat your meat
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stare at your wall or read something boring, you'll fall asleep in no time.
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lay in bed until i wake up
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Temazepam.
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I have severe insomnia which comes and goes.

Things that help me sleep sometimes:
- weed
- meditation
- music (especially sleep music)
- exercise
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I've always had insomnia and wake up really easily. Always on alert and ready to stab intruders. Diazepam helps. Other than that, exhausting myself throughout the day with exercise and then mindlessly watching a bunch of chiropractic and 'align your chakras' type crap on youtube relaxes me enough to get to sleep.
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