EGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 31
Reply 1, posted (13 years 11 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2332 times:
Yes! Until about 2 years ago, I used to go to bed at 10pm and fall asleep by 12am, it was extremely annoying, as I just could not fall asleep. Since then though, I have gone to bed later and fall straight off to sleep, works wonders!
NormalSpeed From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 11 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2333 times:
Yes, sometimes. But I've noticed that since I've begun my fitness program, it's a lot easier. Also, I try to shower/bathe at night, which helps to relax me. Also, I try to avoid eating anything about two hours before I go to bed, since that always seems to keep me up. And also, It's been about a month since I've had any sort of caffienenated beverages. It makes me feel a lot better. What tends to keep me up every now and then is when I get stressed out about certain situations in my life. But again, if I can get myself relaxed before I go to bed, it usually helps.
Yyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 3, posted (13 years 11 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2315 times:
I've suffered from major insomnia in the past. Tried everything, including going to a sleep clinic.
Here's the best long term solutions to insomnia (which includes having trouble falling asleep):
1. nothing to eat within 3 hours of bed,
2. no aerobic exercise within 2-3 hours of bed,
3. if weather cool, a brisk walk for 20 minutes,
4. a warm drink just before bed,
5. do something relaxing for 30 minutes prior to bed, such as light reading, light TV.
6. use your bed only for sleeping (or sex), don't use it for reading, watching TV (this sets you up psychologically),
7. keep the room cool,
8. no caffeine after 6pm,
9. no daytime napping, or sleeping in the next morning,
10. wear your socks to bed (warm extremities help with sleep).
11. do not attempt sleep when stressed out....destress FIRST.
All obvious stuff......but collectively they work. Of all the above, #5, #9 and #11 are key.
I dumped at the gybe mark in strong winds when I looked up at a Porter Q400 on finals. Can't stop spotting.
Lax From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 2290 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (13 years 11 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2273 times:
Somebody put some TNT under PROSA and wake him up!
Yeah, Bernard........Looks like ALL the game threads were shut down.
Crapola!! The baseball thread was the best ever here on non-av! (So, natch, it gets closed!!)
Well, Bernard, I've just GOT to get these names out of my system, that I was waiting to use during our game (remember these guys?) ...........
Larvell "Sugar Bear" Blanks
Arturo DeFreites ('79 Reds)
Mike Kilkenny (your Indians)
Steve Christmas ('83 Reds)
Rich "Goose" Gossage
Brad "The Animal" Lesley
Mark "The Bird" Fidrych
Al Hrabosky (a MAD MAN!)(I had trouble getting to sleep after facing this crazed lefty!)
George "Sparky" Anderson
Johnny Vander Meer
Clay "Hawk" Carroll
Tom "The Blade" Hall
Mike "The Human Rain Delay" Hargrove
Joe Hoerner (LHP; gave up GRAND-SLAMS to BOTH Davey Lopes and Larry Bowa in a single season! That's how rotten he was with '77 Reds!)
Mark Lemongello (great baseball name!)
John Boccabella (John Boca-belllllllaaaaa)
Darryl "609 Arrests and Counting" Strawberry