Try this, exercise 2: http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/ART00521...exercises.html
I had some success with it, even though i didn't stick with it.
I've had insomnia since i was about 10yo, and have tried everything (including stillnox, which made me hallucinate for 6 hours! Never again!). And honestly the only thing that worked was drastically reducing my sugar intake. I have no more than 6-8 teaspoons of sugar per day (which is the amount reccomended by WHO), and now i fall asleep within 20 mins and stay asleep all night. The difference is amazing.
Good luck, sending some zzzzzz's your way
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27-08-2015 20:55 #11
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28-08-2015 06:06 #12
I considered transdermal stuff but opted for a tablet because for me it's easier to do and remember.
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28-08-2015 08:59 #13
Lavender oil on your pillow works wonders for me
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28-08-2015 09:17 #14
Following. I don't have trouble getting to sleep. But currently waking between 1-3am and finding it v hard to get back to sleep. Not fun.
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28-08-2015 09:46 #15Senior Member
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If it's stress related try exercise. I know that's not what you want to do when you're so tired, but a good cardio session will release endorphins, relax you, and stop your brain ticking over.
All the other options are good too...no screen time before bed, reduce sugar intake, limit caffeine in the afternoon etc. You could try medication for a couple of days, just so you have the energy to start adapting the other techniques to reduce your insomnia.
Also, have a look at what you're eating. Sulphites give me the worst insomnia. So, they're found in red wine, beer (I think), lunch meats, dried fruits, sausages, and a range of other foods.
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28-08-2015 18:14 #16
Thanks everyone. I do do a lot of things that I know as PPs have pointed out aren't helping me to be in the optimum state for sleep so I guess I'll start there.
28-08-2015 18:27 #17
Just like bubs you have to catch the sleepy window so if you are on the couch and feel sleepy, go to bed.
Also try reading a textbook. Doesn't matter what sort, they are usually mentally challenging enough that your brain might choose sleep over learning.
The other thing I'd suggest is if you are doing any meditation tracks you really have to visualise the things. You have to try for them to work.
29-08-2015 12:08 #18
Hit me with your insomnia remedies!
When I have an insomnia period, I listen to an audio track by Glenn Harold. Works for me every time and I fall asleep quicker and have better quality. If you have an i-product, you can DL it from iTunes. The full version is a few bucks, but there is a freebie as well.
29-08-2015 14:21 #19Senior Member
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I cannot eat any sugar or have any caffeine at any time of the day. If I have none I can sleep. Otherwise I'm screwed. If I drank half a glass of coke at lunch I'd sleep 3 hrs that night. I've never drank coffee. If I eat a chocolate no sleep.
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