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Iluminada
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PostPosted: Sat 23 Jul, 2005  Reply with quote

I feel for you Hyperion. I know what it's like to suffer from insomnia. I despise it.

I would do everything from cleaning the house to reading books and writing short stories to get to sleep. I eventually tried prescription sleep aides but I started doing the strangest things at night and seeing the most horrible sights that I stopped that. Then it stopped all of a sudden.

I can't say I found a cure b/c it still comes back from time to time. But I stay away from the prescription stuff.

I will have cornflakes w/ warm milk and some sugar (splenda) but sugar is better. or a cup of chamomille tea w/ honey.


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PostPosted: Sat 23 Jul, 2005  Reply with quote

I laid in bed from 2:30AM till 7AM without success. Damn this sucks.

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PostPosted: Sat 23 Jul, 2005  Reply with quote

Maybe you should visit a sleep clinic?

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PostPosted: Sat 23 Jul, 2005  Reply with quote

Do you go to bed thinking and hoping that that night you don't have insomnia? If so, maybe that's part of your problem.

Try keeping yourself busy right up until the time to fall asleep. Even if it means doing things you normally wouldn't. See how that helps.


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PostPosted: Mon 01 Aug, 2005  Reply with quote

Well it's 1.20 AM here in Croatia and I can't fall asleep...any ideas? I heard that warm milk gets you to sleep faster , is that true? Help help!

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PostPosted: Mon 01 Aug, 2005  Reply with quote

yeah warm milk is supposed to make you sleepy.. whenever i can't sleep i just try to lay back and relax like try to wild or meditate smile

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PostPosted: Mon 01 Aug, 2005  Reply with quote

I tried that but I just can't sleep...I think that I could go in the gym right now...Im bursting with energy and when you're trying to get some sleep that isn't good

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PostPosted: Mon 01 Aug, 2005  Reply with quote

lol i know the feeling where you should be exhausted yet you just stare at the roof cry maybe do like you said do some exercise push ups, sit ups or whatever untill you just pass out lachgroen or crawl to your bed

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PostPosted: Mon 01 Aug, 2005  Reply with quote

no I'm to lazy...I think ill just explore: The Magical and Misterious world of the World Wide Web 8D


grin


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PostPosted: Mon 01 Aug, 2005  Reply with quote

Go read about the magical world of lucid dreams before you fall asleep i mean.. there are plenty to read on the forums you could spend hours upon hours upon hours etc.... reading all of the useful post then hey.. you might even get a ld ..maybe wink in any case have fun and sleep well

-lucid dreams

edit: oooh yeah.. welcome to the forums


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PostPosted: Mon 01 Aug, 2005  Reply with quote

I actually meant to do that. Reading the posts on this forum i mean smile


thnx


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PostPosted: Wed 03 Aug, 2005  Reply with quote

Don't you hate it when you get that one night after monthes of great sleep, where you just can't seem to fall asleep? They make you tired in the morning and give you less time to sleep, and, to dream,therefore, less time to lucid dream.
I'm having one of those nights now and I'm sharing my fustrations. sadblauw
It's too hot to drink some warm milk or tea, and I have to get up too early to just wait it out.
What do you guys do when this happens to you?


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PostPosted: Wed 03 Aug, 2005  Reply with quote

(to title) Me too! For quite a few weeks cry . It happens.

The guy next door suggested vanilla ice cream (which works, if I had any). Try walking around, do something mentally/physically exhausting (this can be good OR bad for LDing in my experience).


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PostPosted: Wed 03 Aug, 2005  Reply with quote

Last night I got up and had a drink of pop, chatted for a bit then headed back to bed. That helped for a while, then I woke up again. Maybe it'll com to the point where I'll just be so exausted I'll fall asleep no matter what.

Any other insomnia cures?


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PostPosted: Wed 03 Aug, 2005  Reply with quote

I've read that reading a book for like an hour in bead is a good solution with some warm milk. Be sure to have a night lamp next to you so when you done reading and feel tired you don't need to stand to turn it off. Just extend your hand and turn off. Also try enforcing yourself to bed, that's something I do, especially when summer's over and I have to go back to school.

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