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Hey what do you do when you cant sleep?

:iconasianjunkyard:
asianjunkyard Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
most of the time i'm sleepy and i can't sleep.
i'm listening to my iPod for more than an hour just to fall asleep.

how about you? just wondering tho~
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:iconieighton:
Ieighton Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
you probably don't have the right sleeping conditions

:pointr:no ambient noise
:pointr:no eating stodgy meals straight before bed
:pointr:no caffeine
:pointr:no browsing the internet on/in your bed
:pointr:no irregular sleeping patterns

go read a book or something that doesn't require staring at a screen just before bed
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morbid-angelic Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Let's see. Most often I'll soft reset for shiny legendary pokemon on one of my NDS games - I just turn the volume way up and put it under my pillow, so my room stays dark and I can hear the sparkling noise if it's shiny. That normally puts me to sleep within about 10 minutes. I also have a playlist I listen to specifically for sleeping. Sometimes I'll read, or I'll just scribble on a piece of paper.
The most important thing is establishing a routine. Try googling sleep hygiene, that's what professionals will recommend before medication.
I also do something active first thing in the morning. I run for 20 minutes when I first get up - it's super healthy and it'll wake you up during the day, but by nighttime you'll be just a little bit more tired and ready to crash.
Hope this helps. :pat:
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Nosh59 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I turn on the fan. The sound of the fan is soothing to me and the cool air just makes me want to curl up in a blanket and go to sleep. :sleepy:
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UltraLiThematic Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I read a book I donīt like.

Or I read paperwork. :lol:
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:iconbrownez-koekoez:
Brownez-Koekoez Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It worked for me too. Sleepy in no time :iconmingplz:
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:iconultralithematic:
UltraLiThematic Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, I am not the only one!

Haha. :lol:
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Tweezalton Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I go to youtube and look for different sounds of nature videos. [link]
The sounds are really soothing to me, perfect for trying to relax. Then I just try to clear my mind of any bad thoughts or negative feelings and focus on sitting still. Eventually I slowly drift off to sleep.
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:iconoxfordtweed:
OxfordTweed Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I just stare at the internet and wait for it to do something interesting. Eventually, I just get bored enough to sleep.
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ChibiLovett Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I add a little to or read some/all of one of my stories and/or listen to calming music. If I really can't sleep then I go for a walk.
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Mr-Timeshadow Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
It depends on the reason. When I lost my marbles about 18 years ago, I tossed and turned all night and didn't really sleep more than an hour or two at a time for a month. If I have a cold and it's keeping me up -- which hasn't happened in a long time -- I just elevate my head slightly and try to sleep on my back.
And if it's not so traumatic, such as excitement about a big event, then I simply lie on my back, cross my arms on my chest, and listen to my slow, controlled breathing. If that doesn't work,I can recite a long poem to me. Anything that requires me to focus like that is good for a few zzzzz's
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maltese101 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Listen to music.
Read a random book.

Don't ever think of something when you're trying to sleep! It only increases the insomnia.
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:iconasianjunkyard:
asianjunkyard Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
really it does? i used to think about all the problems and failures in my life om g
hello insomnia
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:iconmaltese101:
maltese101 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Really. Personal experience.
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:iconikilledmyelegance:
IkilledMyElegance Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Read Twilight. It'll put anyone to sleep.
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:iconasianjunkyard:
asianjunkyard Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
^this
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:iconikilledmyelegance:
IkilledMyElegance Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
^You
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:iconterminallybored:
terminallybored Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Murder my neighbours, since they're the ones who've been keeping me awake these past two weeks.
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:iconasianjunkyard:
asianjunkyard Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
report them to the policeeeee
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:iconhopeira9:
hopeira9 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Let my mind wander. :iconicecreamchairplz: it usually goes nowhere productive, and sometimes i just lay there thinking all sorts of random crap til my morning alarm goes off
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:icongual:
Gual Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Listen to random music on Last.FM
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:iconroguishbard:
RoguishBard Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
A nice, long, thought-provoking book that gives me some mental imagery to focus my thoughts around. Rushing thoughts are usually my insomnia-trigger.
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WilderGothica Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Listen to music or read. :D
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:iconbadgercheese1994:
Badgercheese1994 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student General Artist
You don't wanna know :p
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:iconrobstrand:
RobStrand Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Listen to Ben Stine's voice. So monotone and boring. Like warm milk in the form of a voice.
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:iconmechanicold:
Mechanicold Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Is it an iPod touch? If so, surf the web.

Things I do:

Read.
Watch a movie.
Get up and do something.
Draw.
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SoraBulgar Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student Writer
I draw, I listen to classical music [don't judge] and I often drink warm water [or milk] and sometimes it works.
Mostly not though. I suffer from pretty heavy insomnia.
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SpaniardWithKnives Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Read. Eventually I get tired and want to sleep and I do not have to go out of bed to do it, so it works. Sometimes it takes forever to get sleepy
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0rg Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Sometimes I go for a run. There's something really nice about exercising at 2 in the morning.

I'm lucky not to live in a shitty neighborhood.
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:iconhippo-rim-job:
hippo-rim-job Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I go push cows over. If I can't sleep, they don't get to.
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:iconjoeydawolf:
joeydawolf Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Here's what I do. I drink lots of water. After drinking so much water, I have to pee. After I pee, I feel incredibly relaxed. I lay down on my bed and drift away. :aww:
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JericaWinters Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
I give up and get out of bed. I read a novel for hours, then I try and sleep, then I realize I can't sleep so I read even more.
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IncandescentInsanity Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student General Artist
I sleep

I'm one of those terrible people who can just sleep

I'm so sorry
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:iconasianjunkyard:
asianjunkyard Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
teach me master ;A;
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:iconincandescentinsanity:
IncandescentInsanity Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Step 1: Lie down

Step 2: Close eyes

Step 3: Wait about 15-30 minutes

Step 4: Sleep

Also I listen to music
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Badgercheese1994 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student General Artist
I envy you... I have classes at Saturdays in the morning. Sleeping on friday doesn't work for me.. I wake up after 2 hours and can't sleep for 5 hours after
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IncandescentInsanity Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student General Artist
That sucks :<

I do have trouble sleeping occasionally. Usually I just make up stories in my head but that doesn't help me to sleep. Just makes it so I'm not bored
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V8Arwing67 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Usually, I read a news widget on my phone, or play a simple game (Jetpack Joyride, anyone? ^^). Other than that, I close my eyes, take a deep breath, and relax.
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:iconasianjunkyard:
asianjunkyard Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
oh right! play some random games~ i'll do that sometime~ thanks!
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:iconv8arwing67:
V8Arwing67 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, but remember to play stuff that's simple, like Tetris or any other puzzle game.
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Yrke Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student
FAP.

I usually go on my computer and just read random articles until I get drowsy. I somehow manage to come across creepypasta occasionally, though, oops.
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Iriastar Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
I go out of my bedroom and wander the house in the darkness. Or use the computer. Sometimes a combination of both. :nod:
I don't tend to have imsomnia, though.
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:iconcapilair:
Capilair Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
angst about it, then stay up all night being on the internett!
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:iconasianjunkyard:
asianjunkyard Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
i feel youuuu~
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Perhaps you've gotten into the habit of that.

If I can't sleep, I get into my position and try to go to sleep.

I eventually do, but I always wonder how.
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:iconsoda-with-cyanide:
soda-with-cyanide Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Have a glass of water and let my mind roam.
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:iconkoushoku-jin:
Koushoku-jin Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
If food, drink and anything on cable can't help, there's always the old aquarium to stare at :icondragonnodplz:
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:iconstieger:
Stieger Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
I STOP IT WITH THE COCAINE











JK, I DONT DO DRUGS. :B I JUST LISTEN TO MUSIC. :aww:
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:iconhoggys2much:
hoggys2much Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
When I can't sleep during the night (which is most nights of the week) I will log onto the internet or occasionally watch some T.V.
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:iconnosugarjustanger:
nosugarjustanger Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
I would just stay up until I couldn't anymore. I have this problem for some time now, so I managed to watch all the seasons of Shark Tank. 8-)
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:iconsaxeh:
saxeh Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Never happened to me.
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