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The pandy's insomnia club *suggestions for sleep*
Posted 16 October 2004 - 04:20 PM
this isn't as helpful as Lou's link...but as a sheep I just couldn't resist posting this. :rolleyes:/> what can i say? :blush:/>
Sheep Art for Insomniacs
good luck sleeping and sweet dreams,
P.S. Ayelet's a chronic member of this club. things that have helped in the past...herbal teas. making her bedroom more wecoming and comforting... getting a sleep lamp... lavendar mist spray... good night massage cream. (also with lavendar) writing out what's on her mind so she can try to let go of it enough to sleep.
This post has been edited by Star of the Sea: 16 October 2004 - 04:25 PM
Posted 16 October 2004 - 05:36 PM
I'm currently on a COCKTAIL of sleep meds, Ativan, Trazodone, and Risperdal (that one's technically an anti-psychotic, but it works for anxiety related problems, too) and I'm still sleeping all day and up all night if I'm not really careful.
Posted 21 October 2004 - 06:39 PM
i'm in the UK so thinking the time zones may be a little out for all you american's, but it's gettin late here and i'm sooooo not sleeping!! anyone else awake and feel like chatting?
Posted 28 November 2004 - 03:02 AM
Posted 12 December 2004 - 08:20 AM
I read most of the responses here, but not all of them....
There's a couple of suggestions I have but I don't know if they were already mentioned or not...
-- Don't go on computer a whole lot during the day, and try not to go on the computer before going to bed, the radiation from the monitor makes you have trouble sleeping(for me anyways)
--believe it or not, masturbating before going to sleep helps really well, I was reading about it on a site for teens, but it helps for adults too!
--and one more thing, sleeping with your head pointed to the north might help too!
hope this helps!
Posted 27 December 2004 - 10:57 PM
Posted 29 December 2004 - 02:38 PM
Posted 29 December 2004 - 05:32 PM
I have only done relaxing yoga. But I have "heard" the there are different kinds. Some that are more energizing and some that are more calming. (I don't know if that's true, it's just something that I've heard.)
Is Tai Chi (sp?) energizing? I've never done it, but maybe someone here might know.
I have found that exercise that gets me really working in general is energizing.
Posted 30 December 2004 - 09:01 AM
I've had a go at Tai Chi... I found it to be more of a relaxation thing than energising.. quite calming.. though it does help to clear your mind a bit because you tend to zone in on your movements etc, so it can leave you feeling quite fresh in a way..
some more info here if you're interested, you can even get a starter pack to have a go here:
Authentic Tai Chi for Health
xxx rala B)