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I can't get to freak'n sleep!

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Multa21 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am probably possessed to do this but, I just HAVE to wake up at 12 in the morning once a week. In fact, its 2:24 and i'm typing this and i'm not tired! I've even tried everything! I've taken pills! I've drank warm milk! I've read in bed! I just can't take this! WHY MUST I GO THROUGH THIS?!?!
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Azn-Expo-Marker Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Like others said, it's best to have some time between the computer & sleep to let your mind settle down. You probably think too much when you're trying to get to sleep so even though you're in bed you can't go into deep sleep. Meditation is a good way to clear the mind again. If you're napping a lot during the day, it makes sense to awake at night. I'm definitely not a professional, but if I were you, I'd try doing something during the day that would tire me out enough to get a good night's sleep. (like exercising, or something...) Sorry, not that much help but I hope you start to get some sleep. c:
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RandomRobskii Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student Filmographer
:iconneo-kaiser: :iconsaysplz: FAP.


I'd say that's a tried and tested method.
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lightning-13 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
What do you do during the day? sit all day? drink much coffee? maybe you could lie on your bed listening to relaxing music? stop thinking too much about problems, stop worrying too much ^^
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Calcination Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional
I've noticed I can't sleep straight after shutting down the computer, allow yourself a decontamination zone when you need to get to sleep, half an hour or so. If you shut down then hit the sack right away I find that you're too wired to sleep, and if you're distressing yourself because you can't sleep, you'll keep worrying yourself awake.

I would recommend meditating for 20 minutes or so (which you can do lying down).
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RoguishBard Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
^They've got an excellent point. Namely, I find it hard to sleep while my brain's abuzz with activity. Stop trying so hard to go to sleep. Getting yourself worked up over it only worsens the matter. Try focusing your thoughts on a central idea. Just lie down, close your eyes, and center your thoughts around one thing: like an apple tree, or your favorite piece of artwork, or even just a train of thoughts with a common point. (Just think of something you like to think about) Rushing thoughts can be one of the most frustrating causes of insomnia in that way.

Most people suggest reading a good book because a book centralizes your thoughts around a single story. It gets your mind on a one-track stream of consciousness. I often find myself dozing off after a few chapters, at which point it's the time to put aside the book and continue the one-subject thoughts in peace with my eyes closed.
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Self-Epidemic Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
get of the fucking pc then you nitwit.
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Euterpe-The-Egret Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Something I read that has helped me is to either 1. repeat one word over and over in your head in a soothing manner and try to do the action of the word you say. My word is "relax" and you just repeat it while slowly relaxing all of your body.

Another thing is to picture a black tv screen or a black curtain. You slowly clear your mind and focus on this curtain/tv. If thoughts come to you, you acknowledge them and then think to yourself that you will address them in the morning but now it is time to relax.

Don't stress about sleeping. Keep the lights off, find a comfy position and just chill. IT may take a while but you can train your body to fall asleep easier.

Try working out daily (or every other day). Set a slow paced bed time routine. Don't eat or drink after 8 pm and don't drink caffeine after 4pm. Turn off computers, TVs, cell phones, etc. 2 hours before bed. Settle down to a calming/boring book (I choose classics because while they are interesting they also make me extremely tired late at night) before bed.

Good luck. I hope this helps some.
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SoullessSaphire Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student General Artist
I live in the usa. its morning...HAHA
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Euterpe-The-Egret Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Ditto.
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SoullessSaphire Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student General Artist
:D
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Hurricaneclaw Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Take sleeping pills.
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WilliamRobertRussell Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ever indulge in meditation? its good for the mind and the body. relieves a lot of stress, and can actually help you sleep. read a little into it. and just start doing it for 15 minutes before you go to bed every night. also stretch out your legs and arms too. helps relax your muscles.
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MatthewMatters Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
Well is there a problem if you're not tired? Do you get tired later on during the day then?
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Pakaku Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
You're stressing out over not being able to sleep, and you're also on the computer. I would say turn off every possible source of light in your room, and relax :B
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CommanderEVE Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student General Artist
I can only seem to go to sleep at 4am, it is my body alarm clock, it thinks that’s the time I go bed and that 1pm is the time I wake up. So I have to force myself to wake up at 9am and then I am tried enough to go to sleep between 10pm and midnight. But in your case it is different and a bit strange. I think you have to somehow tire yourself out by doing something during the day. Your diet might also have something to do with it.
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GGordonS Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thats crazy! Same situation I'm in myself. I haven't gotten a definite solution yet, but not looking at the bluish light of TV, computer and phones like 2 hours or so from bed does help... but you CAN go to sleep, you just wake up, right?
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Multa21 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes. I do wake up but too early and it is impossible to get back to sleep.
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GGordonS Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
do you take naps during the day or are you just INCREDIBLY tired during the day?
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Multa21 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, i was tired today, but i'm not normally tired in the day. Nor do I take naps.
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GGordonS Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You must have a very high metabolism. Exercise helps, I probably wouldn't be up right now if I TOOK my own advice lol
IDK its really different for everybody
Have you done anything besides what you listed above?
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Multa21 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No. Not really.
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GGordonS Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
~Shrug~ you can always alter the way you think about the situation, and that always provides perspective. I get really stressed out about not being able to sleep and thus I sleep even less... So I said to myself... I'm going to lay here and not get angry, not get frustrated and just try to relax as much as possible.. and i fell asleep...
Its like the weather, you have a choice in how you think about a rainy day... I mean ultimately you can't control when you sleep (Oh how I've tried!)
What do you think?
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Multa21 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think you actully really helped. Thanks!
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GGordonS Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
~Shrug~ you can always alter the way you think about the situation, and that always provides perspective. I get really stressed out about not being able to sleep and thus I sleep even less... So I said to myself... I'm going to lay here and not get angry, not get frustrated and just try to relax as much as possible.. and i fell asleep...
Its like the weather, you have a choice in how you think about a rainy day... I mean ultimately you can't control when you sleep (Oh how I've tried!)
What do you think?
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