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Sleeping: staying awake and falling asleep?

Asked by fortris (680points) August 17th, 2008

Good technique for staying awake and falling asleep. I am in the state of falling asleep after almost no sleep last night, but I can’t fall asleep during the day (messes uup my schedule)

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trumi's avatar

Adderall and alcohol?

Wait, no. Bad decision. Don’t listen to me.

gooch's avatar

eat a light snack and exercise. This will boost your matabolism.

tinyfaery's avatar

A short nap probably won’t hurt you.

augustlan's avatar

Keep all the shades open…lots of light helps, stay active, drink caffeine?

fortris's avatar

I found out videogames do the job quite nicely.

marinelife's avatar

Fluther on! It keeps me up when I should be sleeping.

redsgirl4eva's avatar

I have the same problem.

La_chica_gomela's avatar

I find that differentiating space helps a lot. For example, I try to use my bed only for sleep, and not sleep anyplace else (like the couch) if I can help it.

That way, when I’m in my bed, my body and my subconscous mind feel like “it’s sleepy time”.

I also try to wake up and fall asleep at the same time everyday (another subconscious cue). At around 11:30, my body starts getting tired.

flange's avatar

exercise, a diet rich in protein, vitamin b12 and good humor. keeps you awake, puts you to sleep and extends your life.

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