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Advice for better sleep

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#1 sleepandsound


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Posted 03 May 2021 - 11:27 AM

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




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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.

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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.


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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.
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Posted 03 May 2021 - 01:05 PM

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

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Posted 03 May 2021 - 09:35 PM

Not eating sugary things a few hours before bed

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Posted 04 May 2021 - 07:20 AM

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

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