Got a question lol. (Can't fall asleep after staying up to watch anime)
Posted 11/3/16
Does this happen to anyone else? Like for example you decide to stay up late and watch anime and then next thing you know when your tired and ready for bed you can't really fall asleep at all and next thing you know your laying in bed and can't sleep whatsoever lol.

Anyway was wondering if this happens to anyone else this has started just recently been happening to me and it has never been like this before I have always stayed up late watching anime and have always fallen right to sleep but now I can't for some odd reason lol. So does anyone have any advice or solutions besides not watching anime at night? lol.
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Posted 11/3/16 , edited 11/3/16
I think this happens to most people tbh. And when you are sitting in bed you start trying to remember some random character from a show you watched, and you can't remember their name. I do that a lot, I have to tell myself to stop with the pointless thinking so I can sleep lol

You should just not watch anime before you sleep tbh
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Posted 11/3/16
If you're watching on a PC, you could install f.lux and try it for awhile. Depending on what time of day it is, gradually tones down the bright white/blue light glow from the monitor that can keep some people awake. The screen will gradually get more orange-tinted the later at night it is.
Posted 11/3/16

IllIllIIlIllIlIllIlIlIlI wrote:

I think this happens to most people tbh. And when you are sitting in bed you start trying to remember some random character from a show you watched, and you can't remember their name. I do that a lot, I have to tell myself to stop with the pointless thinking so I can sleep lol

You should just not watch anime before you sleep tbh


I can agree with that lol i do the same thing just sit there thinking about the anime lol.

Then I guess lol.


asharka wrote:

If you're watching on a PC, you could install f.lux and try it for awhile. Depending on what time of day it is, gradually tones down the bright white/blue light glow from the monitor that can keep some people awake. The screen will gradually get more orange-tinted the later at night it is.


Nah not watching on the pc using a game console with a small wide HD t.v.
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Posted 11/3/16

asharka wrote:

If you're watching on a PC, you could install f.lux and try it for awhile. Depending on what time of day it is, gradually tones down the bright white/blue light glow from the monitor that can keep some people awake. The screen will gradually get more orange-tinted the later at night it is.


That's exactly what I do.
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Posted 11/3/16
Just turn off the lights and close your eyes even you cant sleep
Later on you don't know you are already sleeping
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Posted 11/3/16
I can think of three additional options off the top of my head:

There are certain types of tinted glasses for use with electronics that are supposed to block out the harsher blue lights from displays (the same ones that supposedly trick your brain into thinking it isn't sleep-time), though I can't confirm their efficacy. Basically an alternative to the f.lux program that was mentioned.

Then there are your (legal) drugs to choose from, by which I mean things like sleep aids or alcohol. Careful with the latter though. The right amount will put you out like a light, but too much will actually further hinder your ability to sleep properly, and the former are often addictive or have side effects... In fact, one should just be careful with drugs in general.

Lastly.. there are certain.. activities.. that release a large amount of endorphins, which are known to help induce sleep. I feel like I'm tempting fate by even vaguely alluding to that sort of thing on these forums, but it is a potential option.
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Posted 11/3/16
watching anime actively engages processes in your brain so you shouldn't expect to be able to fall asleep quickly after that; and yeah, doing something active like watching anime when you should be asleep isn't a good idea because the body develops a bad habit with sleeping and it seems like that's exactly what's happened here.

take a moment to yourself 15 minutes or so. do something calming and relaxing, like walking, taking deep breaths or stretching. just anything that doesn't require much effort and loosens your body, also stay away from technology for the time being.

you could also try to persuade yourself into being tired by saying to yourself "i'm really reeaaaally tired", it's better than being frustrated and saying to yourself "i can't sleep". i know it sounds a little strange but if you don't have a mindset of falling asleep then you'll only find it difficult.
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Posted 11/6/16
Looks like the OP nuked.. hope they got to sleep! But I'm closing thread because of the nuke.
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