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November 8, 2012


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Hey what do you do when you cant sleep?

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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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
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:
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:
UltraLiThematic Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I read a book I donīt like.

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

Haha. :lol:
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.
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.
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.
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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