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What To Do When You Can't Sleep?  
User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 22
Posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1964 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..

Chris


Lets do some sexy math. We add you, subtract your clothes, divide your legs and multiply
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User currently offlineCstarU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1926 times:

chat with Aloha737-200 Big grin

User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1920 times:

I am actually being serious here.. It is getting to be a problem..

Chris



Lets do some sexy math. We add you, subtract your clothes, divide your legs and multiply
User currently offlineAloha 737-200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1919 times:

In all honesty, chat on AIM with my buddies or fly to Australia in flight sim or something. When I cn't read this instruments, I know it's time for bed!

Hey airlinelover!

Aloha 737-200!!  Wink/being sarcastic



User currently offlineMalina From Germany, joined Jul 2000, 146 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1913 times:

Have some s*x
Go for a walk
Confront and change the things that are eating at you, in case there are any (job or other problems)...


User currently offlineIkarus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 3524 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1908 times:

Usually, the only thing that works for me is if I read a book for half an hour or so. Then, I can sleep - provided I was tired beforehand.

Regards

Ikarus


User currently offlineAussiemite From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1896 times:

Take some Pethadine.

User currently offlineHoons90 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 3082 posts, RR: 52
Reply 7, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1892 times:
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I usually listen to techno music!


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User currently offlineTurbolet From Cape Verde, joined Nov 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1886 times:

Think. Don't open your eyes, never works for me.

User currently offlineSkychuck From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1883 times:

have a couple brews, hit or two off a joint.

User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1880 times:

Listen to any one of Al Gore's campaign xpeecehes. That outta make you sleep for days. If not, jerk off.

User currently offlineJAL From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 5093 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1871 times:

I just get up and surf the net or watch some TV.


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User currently offlineSophieMaltese From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2064 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1873 times:

Play on the internet!

User currently offlineVapourTrails From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 1361 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1867 times:
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I have always had this annoying thing of feeling most awake at 9:00pm at night, even if I have been feeling tired that day.. Angry

Some things that I do: listen to audiobooks, read, listen to music, make lists!, watch any aircraft that may be flying past, look at the moon and stars, don't worry..

There are also things you can do before you retire: take a herbal sedative tablet like Valerian (not drugs), have a small glass of wine, listen to soothing music, do some relaxation exercises.

Don't drink caffeine after (say) 8:00pm.

If all else fails? Make a point of closing your eyes, and not opening them (I'm being serious).

Hope this helps..



"I've never known an industry that can get into people's blood the way aviation does" -- Robert Six
User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1856 times:

I agree with Skychuck !

Dinking a couple of beers and smoking a little joint.

Patrick


User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1853 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!
Iain


User currently offlineLubcha132 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2776 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1833 times:

if i needed to i'd take a benadryl about 2:30 before going to sleep. CAKE helps me fall asleep sometimes- especially the album Comfort Eagle

User currently offlineAirbus380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1823 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.  Big thumbs up

User currently offline174thfwff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1816 times:

DON'T WATCH TV OR PLAY THE COMPUTER! Worst thing for you!

Honestly, if there is a all news radio station, whit a guy who talks realy low and slow, listen to him.
Sure bet he will put you to bed!

This is not a joke!

Or, if you can't go to bed, buy a lavender secented anything, and put that where you go to bed. Ontop of that drink some tea called "Sleepy Time". Great Great Stuff.

Try out what I said, that is what I do and it works better then anything!


User currently offlineKRP From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1814 times:

WANK

User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16370 posts, RR: 56
Reply 20, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1806 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.











Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineJetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 11
Reply 21, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1800 times:

A triple-dose of Nyquil  Big thumbs up

I don't know about a joint, but I think beer isn't such a good idea. It may make you doze off, but your sleep will likely be very restless. While it is a sedative, it also raises your blood-pressure.



"Shaddap you!"
User currently offlineTbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7013 posts, RR: 25
Reply 22, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1793 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.

That tends to work for me. Give it a try.

Hope that helps.

 Smile Tzvika  Smile



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User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 22
Reply 23, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1778 times:

Thanks everyone.. Much appreciated.. If I had room, I'd add you ALL to my list..  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Chris



Lets do some sexy math. We add you, subtract your clothes, divide your legs and multiply
User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 22
Reply 24, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1769 times:

Its 3:21am and I'm STILL UP!!

Chris



Lets do some sexy math. We add you, subtract your clothes, divide your legs and multiply
25 174thfwff : You do what I told you. It's now 3:25 est for me. I'm at a friends house. So staying up this late is normal
26 Airlinelover : I remember that Sleepy Time Tea.. PRetty good stuff.. Chris
27 Turbolet : Sometime I listen to some funny one-man-show tape on the walkman. Helps me, calms me down sort of. --turbolet
28 Gumah : Buy an herbal supplement called "Melatonin" (all natural). I was in Germany last month and with the 9 hour time difference from the west coast, I coul
29 Post contains images CPDC10-30 : KROC's suggestion is the only one that works for me. Any type of exercise is bound to make you tired Little things bug me and keep me awake...for exam
30 Metwrench : Chris, I frequently have the same affliction. I have broken it down to two seperate conditions. Can't get to sleep, can't stay a sleep. Can't stay a s
31 JetService : Also, try white noise. I big ole rumbly fan on low can help. A ticking clock can do wonders also, just don't look at it!!!!!!
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