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    There are a lot of different techniques for getting to sleep.

    Two of them are purely physiological. One is to lie on your back with pressure on the back of your neck just below your head. That's a trigger to sleep.

    Another is to lower your "core body temperature" - many people find that cooling down helps them get to sleep. A warm (but not hot) bath actually cools you down as you step out into the colder air, dry off and the residual water on your skin evaporates.

    Psychological methods usually involve either trying to reduce stimuli on the brain or setting it a task that's too difficult so it effectively "gives up".

    An example of the former is to imagine your consciousness as a big, black empty box and you have to prevent anything from entering the box. That works for some people.

    An example of the latter is to try and divide (say) 16,908 by 30. Aside from anything else, the "8" at the end frustrates the hell out of your brain and it usually retreats into unconsciousness.

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    ^ Thanking yourpost at 4:23 in the morning as I am still awake (as are you!)
    Will give that that black empty box a try
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    Eugh, this thread has jinxed me! I haven't had a good night sleep in days. Tossing and turning is the bane of my existence!
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    Welcome to my world I havent slept in a good 3 months, it runs in my family. lol but I usually take hot showers or eat cereal or you can try over the counter sleeping meds

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    We should form The Fresh Insomniacs Club where we can all go on nights like these!

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    :'( Its 5:53am...and I haven't been able to get a wink of sleep
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave
    Its 5:53am...and I haven't been able to get a wink of sleep
    Aww...

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    It so stinks. I work graveyards, so my body is accustomed to sleeping during the day. It throws me all off. I haven't had decent sleep in quite some time.

    At least when I am living alone, I can watch movies in the living room and whatnot, but it's still going to stink I wish I had someone around to cuddle with, at least that would make not sleeping not so bad.



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    If it's any consolation y'all, my sleeping is still WHACK.
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