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the last few nights i've gotten about 4hrs sleep, despite being exhausted. it seems to me, that if i don't go to bed at 10 (regardless of what time i got up etc) ..i just don't sleep!?? ive been out the last few nights, til various times, not even anywhere over stimulating, and then i get home..and it just doesn't happen. for more than four hours. then i wake up and can't go back to sleep and am getting progressively more exhausted.<br><br>
which is stupid because i have the time to sleep in.<br><br>
hmm. i know the obvious answer is 'well go to bed at 10' but i was doing that for months and now..now im kind of enjoying actually DOING things at night.<br><br>
any advice would be brilliant<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smitten.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":smitten:"> so..sleepy.
 

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try meditating before bed. it really calms you down and you can just lay down and fall asleep, it's pretty great. I know you said that you haven't been 'over-stimulated' or anything, but relaxation techniques can really help. My one friend has been trying to convince me to give it a shot (i admit, I haven't yet... but maybe I will) she swears that she's been sleeping a million times better since she started relaxation excercises right before bed<br><br>
good luck!
 

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My sleep boat sailed out of the habour and sunk on a rock a long time ago.<br><br><br><br>
Despite that, there are some things that help besides taking pills, which often leave you feeling tired anyway as it's not natural sleep.<br><br><br><br>
Are you stressed about anything? Even if it doesn't seem immediately obvious, have a think about it, even small things can affect your sleep. Also eating habits, if you've started eating or drinking drinks with caffine in later than usual. How you treat your bedroom is important - have you been using it more like a living room, and working, watching TV in there etc? We need to associate our beds with sleeping, otherwise it's harder to turn off at night.<br><br><br><br>
If you really can't think of anything that could be causing this, like steinbock said, try meditating. One exercise I find really helps is when you're lying in bed breathe in slowly through your mouth, imagining you're bring in good energy, then breathe slowly out of your nose, imaginging you're breathing out the bad energy - anything that's bothering you. Just do it for as long as you like, I've sometimes actually drifted off to sleep while doing it, it's one of the few breathing exercises I find useful.
 

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a good cup of tea does it for me , also maey try reading your eyes will get tierd , and put some soft soothing music on to try and take your mind away! good luck! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">)))
 

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Try chamomile tea, it is naturally soothing and safe.<br><br><br><br>
I need to get some, I've been having a heck of a time with sleep lately - big chunks of sleeplessness interspersed with very vivid action-packed dreams with lots of screaming, laughing, and talking (my husband tells me). I wake up absolutely exhausted....
 
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