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Does any one know a great way to help you fall asleep

 
Becky197534

Asked by Becky197534 at 6:01 PM on Apr. 10, 2010 in Health

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Answers (8)
  • a warm bath? some lavender spray on your pillow? take some benadryl? work on clearing your mind. when i have a lot of my mind, i picture a grafiti wall, and i clear my mind by painting over it mentally.
    mrsjosey1018200

    Answer by mrsjosey1018200 at 6:19 PM on Apr. 10, 2010

  • I know this sounds silly but I always listen to myself breathe. It's a relaxation thing I guess but if I concentrate on absolutely nothing else but the sound, rhythm of my breathing I fall asleep instantly.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:03 PM on Apr. 10, 2010

  • I agree with the deep breathing, they say exercis also helps you sleep better.
    I have also taken tylenol pm, when I can't sleep. If I have alot on my mind I also have a hard time sleeping.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:05 PM on Apr. 10, 2010

  • Tryed both just cant relax to fall asleep have to much on my mind of things to do work and other stuff
    Becky197534

    Answer by Becky197534 at 6:16 PM on Apr. 10, 2010

  • Get comfy and then think about relaxing your toes. Once they're relaxed, think about relaxing your feet, then calves, knees, thighs and so on.
    Think about relaxing each body part individually, fingers, toes, each arm ect...

    I've never made it all the way to my head before falling asleep.
    Laila-May

    Answer by Laila-May at 6:21 PM on Apr. 10, 2010

  • If I really can't fall asleep, then I take 2 benadryls. OUT in an hour or less! But that rarely happens. When I get into bed, I AM TIRED!
    plclemo

    Answer by plclemo at 6:29 PM on Apr. 10, 2010

  • melatonin. start at 2 mg and go up to 3 if needed. It's a natural supplament- non addictive.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:36 PM on Apr. 10, 2010

  • I strongly second the melatonin - a lot better than tylenol pm or benadryl - much safer! No tv, computer, anything electronic the alst couple hours before bedtime, limit caffeine intake after 2pm, don't eat too much too late, don't eat foods high in salt or sugar within like 4 hours of bedtime, don't exercise at night, no alcohol before bed (sure it can help you fall asleep but it'll wake you more often during the night), have your s/o give you a nice relaxing massage (legs & feet especially, and hands), keep the lights low the last 1-2 hours before bedtime, if you take a bath wait about an hour before you go to bed...hope some of this helps, I deal with major insomnia issues!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:18 PM on Apr. 10, 2010

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