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What's an easy way to get yourself to fall asleep?
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19 / F / ON, Canada
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Posted 6/11/14
At the moment, if you live in the Americas as well, you can probably tell why I'm posting this. It's currently 4:26 AM, I can't sleep, and I think it would be in my best interests to actually get rest. Plus, it'd be good to know for future reference, and for anyone experiencing this sort of problem as well.

So please, offer your suggestions.
Posted 6/11/14
Don't try so hard. But if you're really nervous or have a sleeping disorder..... booze.
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20 / F / Australia
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My regular sleeping pattern consists of not sleeping until anywhere between 4-6am. As of late, I've been trying to change that by forcing myself in bed before 2:30am, and forcing myself to get up at 10:30am or earlier everyday.

Normally I would just keep doing what I was doing until I was too exhausted to continue - like watching a movie, drama or anime. Extra points if it's dull or slow-paced because that is more likely to make you sleepy. Otherwise I try to minimize the amount of light in my room by only using candles and doing something, like reading, that does not involve any exposure of electronic light such as my laptop, or phone. Sometimes I'll listen to ambient noise or relaxing consistent music - try the sound of rain or water flowing. Finally, I just force myself to get into bed and lie down because sometimes you think "no, I won't be able to fall asleep", but 15 minutes later you've already dozed off. Counting sheep in my head has actually helped me to fall asleep a fair few times. Also I love using a heat pack on my tummy (especially when I have cramps or it's cold) to help me get comfortable and cozy.
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Posted 6/11/14
My version of counting sheep.

I simply deep breathe, sigh, exhale, snore, whatever, all in my head. You might say this is stupid, but I fall asleep in a silent room and I'm still scared of the dark at 19 years old. I hate sound machines and the like, and I guess this is basically my version of it.

Plus I have ADHD, so quite simply, doing this effectively empties my mind a little better and helps me go to sleep easier and faster.

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Posted 6/11/14
I am not sleeping because I found a spider in the hall and when I tried to kill it it got away. But to get to sleep, it helps if you never do anything in your bed but sleep. Like no reading or using a computer. Also, you should gradually reduce light in the evening because then your brain will know to start producing the chemicals that make you sleepy. Regular exercise and keeping a regular schedule also helps. If you can't fall sleep, you can always try getting up and doing something like reading with a dim-ish lamp for about 15 minutes and then going back to bed. If you stay in bed not sleeping you create a pattern of not sleeping and then your bed becomes a place where you can't fall asleep.
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21 / M / Under your blankets
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2:04 am, my usual time is 4 am ish, but ways I can think of is either reading or watching youtube videos. Reading works the best for me, but sometimes it can backfire as I managed to read from 12 am to 5 am while I was still in school and it was a school day. But no matter what, the surefire way for me is to hug a plushie and slowly embrace its soft fluffyness until i go to sleep~
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Watch boring TV until you feel sleep. When i used to go to school i put the TV on sleep timer and drop the volume where i can't hear what it being said, then i change the channel in to a boring show, then i stair at it until i feel sleep. Like this i sleep quickly. With out this method i could straggle for more then 2 or 3 hour trying to sleep.
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Posted 6/11/14
Taking a warm bath and drinking something warm usually helps me.
And I don't touch my laptop and tablet, I go directly to my bed and stay there ; v ;
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26 / F / New Zealand
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Have a warm bath or shower and use lavender-scented body wash and/or moisturizer. This helps babies fall asleep A mug of warm milk is good, too! The key is relaxation~
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22 / M / Swedish Street Life
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Posted 6/11/14
Not gonna lie wanking..
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I'm telling you, I've been dealing with a disorder for YEARS, and the best way to get you on track, at least for a little while, is to have an all nighter one night and then go to bed the next night at a reasonable hour. This usually works for me for around a month or so until I'm back in the bad habit....which I am right now. I dread the thought of going back to school in August. I don't even know how I make it through school. I honestly get like 8 hours of sleep in 4-5 days and then sleep like 14 hours on the weekend days.
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Posted 6/11/14
Stay up for 21 hours, that usually works.
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25 / M / Fenix, AZ
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Posted 6/11/14
Do something that you want to do, aka watch/play something you've been wanting too for awhile and before you know it, you will either fall asleep or have done at least something cool instead of lying there wishing you were asleep. I usually fall asleep to a youtube playlist. Clan of the Gray Wolf: 16-bit gems, or a let's play. Basically you want your brain to be active up until you pass out. And if this is a reoccurring problem, try a little snack like crackers and milk before bed, or a little 10-15 minute walk, but too much exercise can have the opposite effect. Those have helped me in the past. Not today though since it's 3:38 now
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Posted 6/11/14
I find that if I go out and get fresh air or do something outside of my routine during the day, I fall asleep much faster at night. I think if you make sure there's a bit of activity in your day, it may make you more tired and help you get to sleep at night.
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Posted 6/11/14
How I wish I could stay up so damn much.
For me falling asleep only requires me laying down. As soon as I lay down, it is determined that I will fall asleep, whether I want to or not.
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