Airlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 20 Posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2748 times:
I have a problem sleeping sometimes, as I am sure many of you do also. Differemt people do different things to help them get to sleep.. What do you do?
I do many things..
I have an audiobook playing when I am trying to sleep, usually helps.
Sometimes, my doctor has said that I can take a Benadryl capsule, as the medicine in it can help me to sleep.
Reading sometimes helps..
I come on Airliners.net until I get tired.
But what about when you just CAN'T sleep? What do you do to help? There are nights when I can't sleep and maybe get 1-2 hours that nite, and have to pull a 4-midnite shift, and I feel like crap.. What helps YOU get to sleep? I am open to suggestions, as are many others, I am sure..
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Iainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2637 times:
I can actually sleep all the time!! When I flew from LAX-LHR the otehr week, it was a morning flight and I slept the whole way (and the night before). I can actually force myself to sleep (force is kind of the wrong word, but I can sleep all the time). I just close my eyes, and generally 10 minutes (at max) I will be asleep. If I have problems sleeping, I count sheep as they jump out the field!
Airbus380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2607 times:
I usually get on this website and things get posted about every 30 minutes at midnight so it is boring and I fall asleep from boredom, or I go into the chatroom and start a fight about a plane with someone from the UK or Hong Kong who are up. It's all good.
Yyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 20, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2590 times:
Try any or all of the following:
1. Drink some milk. Mildly sedative.
2. Eat some turkey. Contains a chemical that induces sleep. Should be easy if you're Canadian as this wkend is Canadian Thanksgiving.
3. If you live in a cold climate, go for a brisk 30-min walk just before bed. The warm air on returning home will make you drowsy.
4. Take a vitamin supplement called Valerian. This is NOT addictive.
5. Do not stay in bed if you can't sleep. Get up and read or watch TV. Important psychologically to condition your brain that your bed is for sleeping.
6. Do NOT worry about falling asleep. Easier said than done.
7. Get up early in the mornings. Sleeping-in is the number one cause of sleepness nights on the subsequent night. Guess which night most people have trouble falling asleep???? Sunday night.
8. Do not nap during the day.
9. No coffee/stimulants after 8pm or so.
10. Keep the bedroom slightly cool. Not warm.
11. Sleep in the nude.....always more comfortable.
12. Exercise every day.
13. Wear your socks to bed (but otherwise be nude). Sleep researchers have found that warm extremities induce sleep.
I have long suffered from sleeplessness...learned the above at a sleep clinic.
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Tbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7013 posts, RR: 23
Reply 22, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2577 times:
This might sound kind of corny, but have you thought of perhaps meditating? I know that if you are peaceful enough, and doing it right, you can fall asleep easier.
Sometimes, when I cant fall asleep, I just start concentrating on my breathing, and nothing else. I take deep, long breaths, and concentrate on that, listening to them, and keeping them regular. Try to get everything else out of your mind.