Advice for better sleep - Anorexia Discussions - Forums and Community

Jump to content


About MPA

MPA is a site dedicated to the support or recovery of those suffering from eating disorders or body dysmorphic disorders. Please be sensitive to this fact when creating an account and contributing to the board.


Photo

Advice for better sleep


  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1 sleepandsound

sleepandsound

    Advanced Guru

  • Accountability access
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 711 posts

Posted 03 May 2021 - 11:27 AM

Do u have any advice on how to get better sleep? What has worked for u?

168cm 

 

 


#2 Parrot

Parrot

    Advanced Warrior

  • Accountability access
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 366 posts
  • Locationsinging in the rain

Posted 03 May 2021 - 11:53 AM

There are loads of websites with "sleep hygiene" ideas; maybe do some web searching?

 

Everything from not having caffeine in the evenings to taking melatonin to not using screens for two hours before bedtime ... and more. You'll need to try different things, so give it time.



#3 littlegnome

littlegnome

    Warrior

  • Accountability access
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 191 posts
  • LocationHyrule

Posted 03 May 2021 - 12:00 PM

On nights I can’t sleep I turn the air conditioner on real low and put on a hoodie. My body just shuts down when it’s cold. Works like a charm, at least for me.

**•̩̩͙✩•̩̩͙*˚145cm˚*•̩̩͙✩•̩̩͙*˚*


CW 36GW 30HW 50LW 25


d7fsbiw-e34c22cc-52d2-4b3c-b237-3c836b92



accountability/body checks


#4 fairies

fairies

    Omniscient

  • Accountability access
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3924 posts

Posted 03 May 2021 - 01:04 PM

Antidepressants and antipsychotics are the only things that have ever worked for me which isn’t exactly advice since I’m not on them for those reasons alone, but it’s a bonus after so many years of struggling with such severe insomnia. If you do have depression though, a lot of antidepressants can also help with sleep especially if you make it clear that’s something you’re struggling with since they can also do the opposite. Melatonin helped a little when I was younger. Eating closer to when I go to bed as well so I don’t get kept awake with hunger.
cbmi: 15.4

new accountability

#5 mindoficeandfire

mindoficeandfire

    Advanced Guru

  • Accountability access
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 870 posts

Posted 03 May 2021 - 01:05 PM

Eat something before bed, especially if I'm lying there clenching my jaw. 



#6 xl7

xl7

    Omniscient

  • Accountability access
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6286 posts

Posted 03 May 2021 - 09:35 PM

Not eating sugary things a few hours before bed


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

#7 smallascanbe

smallascanbe

    Advanced Member

  • Accountability access
  • PipPipPip
  • 75 posts

Posted 04 May 2021 - 07:20 AM

Eating some sort of carb before bed like warm oatmeal helps me falls asleep.


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users