Trickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 913 times:
Insomnia used to affect me a lot more back then than it does now. Thank God! For a while, getting to bed before 2AM happened about once every 3 months or so and falling asleep before midnight was unheard of.
Now I don't have to try as hard to go to sleep.
Its better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than be in the air wishing you were on the ground. Fly safe!
FSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 11
Reply 15, posted (12 years 9 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 847 times:
Used to have it a lot as a little kid. I'd wander the halls of my house regularly at 2AM because I was never able to get to sleep..Sometimes 3AM. I rarely slept before that. Nowadays, I'm okay. I sleep normally at midnight, which is normal for me as I usually am studying until then. Then I wake up at 6 every night. I function great on 5 hours of sleep. The later I sleep, the earlier I wake up now..maybe has to do with my irregular sleep pattern as a child???
Yyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16457 posts, RR: 55
Reply 16, posted (12 years 9 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 842 times:
I've also suffered from insomnia in the past.
There are some things you can do:
1. Wear your socks to bed. Warn extremities help you fall & stay asleep.
2. Only go to bed to sleep. Don't watch TV or work in bed. Psychologically this is important.
3. Do not nap during the day, no matter how tired you are.
4. Try relaxation tapes.
5. Do not exercise right before bed.
6. Sounds corny, but try deep breathing to relax yourself.
7. Do NOT watch the clock when you can't sleep, just let time pass slowly.
8. No coffee, soda after 9pm.
I dumped at the gybe mark in strong winds when I looked up at a Porter Q400 on finals. Can't stop spotting.
Seb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 12790 posts, RR: 14
Reply 17, posted (12 years 9 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 839 times:
I get insomnia twice a year. A week each time. I don't know why. I used to take pills or drink to get through it, but now, I just let it go. My next bout will be in March.
Lately, I find when I want to fall asleep at midnight instead of 2AM, I light a candle and meditate. It makes the time pass and relaxes me. I'm out within 15 minutes.