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anyone else have it?

drives me nuts, its almost 2 and i leave for work at 0530
and ill be lucky to get to sleep by 4

i refuse to take pills and nothing else seems to work
anyone have any tricks or anything that helps?
 


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i build model cars. or go to the shop work on my ranger.
 

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I have heard that you should not look at a monitor 1 hr. before you go to sleep.

Something about the bright light.
 

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lots of benidrill....knocks me out for a long time!!!
 

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I had the same problem for years. About 1 year ago I started exercising. I lift weights and run 5 days a week, now I am asleep by 9:30 every night. Just remember to start slow if you haven't done any activity in a while.
 

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Lots of bourbon.
 

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Lots of bourbon.
+1

I have bouts of it now an again... spent nearly 2 years getting an average of 3 hours of sleep or less a night, and it wasn't a solid 3 hours either. Tried taking prescription sleep pills for a couple days, but it was only adding about an hour to my sleep and it was still broken sleep so I gave up on that. When I'd feel myself burning out from lack of sleep I'd find a party if I was up at college, or just sit down an have a few at home. Learned to mix different drinks, tried new drinks, and just had a blast. Then I'd get a couple hours of decent sleep and then back to insomnia.
 

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Get one really good workout in every day. If that's not enough, find the most boring audiobook you can, and play it when you can't sleep.
 

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Excersise or wrenching. And because it is cold out, if I go out to the garage at 1am in just jeans and a hoodie, the cold shuts me right down.
 

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anyone else have it?

drives me nuts, its almost 2 and i leave for work at 0530
and ill be lucky to get to sleep by 4

i refuse to take pills and nothing else seems to work
anyone have any tricks or anything that helps?
I have it on and off over the year. I work a rotating 12 hour shift, so it is part of the benefits that comes with that. :annoyed:

I had to make some adjustments as far as things like caffiene consumption goes. Now I never drink any caffinated drinks after noon and limit my coffee intake in the morning. I also try and go to bed by 10pm and get up at 6am every day off that I have. Sleeping in even one day can mess you up a bit.

Oh, and limiting alcohol consumption is a good idea too. Drinking a six pack before bed will not help you sleep despite what most others believe.

If I get particularily bad spells I use either Valerian Root capsules or tea or melatonin caplets. Both are readily available at any pharmacy. Just don't use them unless you need them.

I had the same problem for years. About 1 year ago I started exercising. I lift weights and run 5 days a week, now I am asleep by 9:30 every night. Just remember to start slow if you haven't done any activity in a while.
This is by far the best way to battle insomnia and it is also the easiest. If you go to one of those sleep clinics, 99% of the time this is the first recommendation on their list.

get laid, that always knocks me right out!
This is a close second to exercising. Just make sure that your wife/girfriend/mistress isn't one of those "I like to talk after sex," types! :icon_rofl:
 

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take a relly hot shower eat a turkey mash potato sandwich and rub one out youll be asleep in no time
 

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take a relly hot shower eat a turkey mash potato sandwich and rub one out youll be asleep in no time
Winner winner chicken dinner. That was freakin' hilarious. I got chewed carrot on my monitor.
 

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take a relly hot shower eat a turkey mash potato sandwich and rub one out youll be asleep in no time
That's what I do, minus the hot shower and sandwich.
 

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