Insomnia - Can't sleep!

[size=75][color=darkorchid][b]I had a month long period of not being able to sleep at all.

masterofdementia I know what you mean. X3 It’s great.

It felt so horrible to not really be aware of anything when I needed to be…but when I just relaxed it was great, woozy, tripping out…natural acid. xD

My insomnia was cured by being completely destroyed and crying myself to sleep. o_o;

Not really a good thing…but damn did that sleep feel good. It was worth it.[/b][/color][/size]

You and me both…well the go to sleep before 5am part. :grin:

It is just me or LD and OBE improve the way of falling asleep more quickly.

At least with OBE , after I try to sleep normally , for me its more easy that before.

Relaxing helps to fall asleep. But we can’t say LD does, cause you can provoke insomnia by counting or having another mental exercice.

The only times I really havent been able to fall asleep has been after trying to do WILD :yes:

I dont know I think me I fall asleep more quickly…

At least for AP im sure because its proved that relaxing get better and better after time.

Hahaha, i can only feel asleep in my dreams!

If i try some techiniques told here, i can get a 3 hour sleep!
(I happened…)

The night seems to be most active part of the day for me, even if my body is exausted.

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hahaha, I think that noticing Im asleep may work as a RC for me!!

The key is not to think about trying to sleep. If you keep thinking thoughts like, “I just gotta get to sleep or I’ll be useless tomorrow”, you’ll only stress yourself out. It’s actually good to let your thoughts wander when you’re tired because you’ll often wander right to sleep.

Odds are though, if you can’t sleep you just aren’t tired physically. You said after school you are exhuasted, well it’s probably just your mind is exhausted and your body feels the same way. I get that same thing after work. The best home-grown, Bona-fide way to solve that issue is as simple as it is challenging: exercise! I always, whether I feel like it or not, go for a mile walk after work. It not only eases my worktime stresses but also effectively uses up my excess energy. Motivation is the only problem with this, so you’re just going to have to force youself to get to it. It’s well worth it in the end, and I can fall asleep with no drugs or intoxicants in roughly a half hour almost every night because I don’t have the day’s stresses hanging over me and I am physically exhausted.

ok, just wondering, I had a case of not-sleeping until 7 in the morning the other day, then i had an LD, then last night I didn’t sleep again. (which was annoying, as I have an Arctic Monkeys tonight, and i go back to school tommorow) :wallhit:

Anything significant?

I’m like that to, I feel like I get more done after midnight than during the rest of the day. I think part of the reason is that there’s nobody else awake to distract you. It’s also a lot easier to get to sleep after staying up until 2:30 doing your English homework.

I’ve been giving up LDing for a while, because I have a horrible insomnia.

I’ve been couping with an increasing number of sleepless nights due to insomnia. I seem to find some relief in Tylenol PM but I think I might be borderline addicted to it, and it’s not the placebo effect, I tested it. I can barely stand these summer days spent idle, in fact going back to college in August will be a godsend. It’s just the lack of brainwork, I need to have something to work on you know? I’ve had to go to a larger library since I read almost all of the books in the science section since the summer began…I just don’t know what it is, I think I need a quiet vacation. My favorite retreat is Camden/Rockport, Maine.

I don’t usually have insomnia problems, except for occasional nights when I wake up at 2-ish and don’t fall back asleep for hours and hours on end. However, I do have trouble falling back asleep if I awaken when there’s light in the sky. Even with the shades totally closed, I can tell if there’s light outside and the sun being up makes it difficult to fall asleep again. I suppose it’s mostly psychological. I’ve always had a hard time taking naps for the same reason. Any suggestions?

I searched for Kava at wikipedia and I must say, it sounds fantastic! I’ve been having trouble sleeping a lot and use melatonin and warm milk, but I still have trouble sleeping. This kava herbal tea thingy sounds like just the thing I need!

Normally, when I sleep in my bedroom it takes me about 2 hrs to fall asleep but as soon as I change environment (i.e. sleep on couch, in a hotel, at a friend’s place) it cuts it down to about 10min.

Does anyone else get this? Any ideas why?

I expereince the same exact thing. Now normally it doesnt take me 2 hours, but the prinipal of taking less time to fall asleep when somwhere else still holds true for me. To be honest i have no idea why this is. Never really thought about it… :neutral:

I bought some today. I had a cup earlier, and am drinking a cup right now before bed. The taste isn’t that good, but it is relaxing and makes me tired. I’ll post again tommorow to tell you if it affected my dream recall (which has been bad lately) or anything like that.

I did fall asleep quicker than normal, but it had no effect on dream recall or lucidity.

The fact that it took you nearly 3 days to reply may indicate that it REALLY helps you sleep!

I have the same problem. I usually manage to fall asleep in 1 or 2 hrs. When there’s been a problem with my room (like when a nest of wasps invaded) and I’ve slept somewhere else, i get to sleep almost instantly. I have no clue why. :confused: I think I’ll do a little research into it…