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How do you fight insomnia?

Asked by arbocalaviv (6points) March 15th, 2008 from iPhone

I find myself getting 4 hours of sleep a night… I have to get up at 5:00…

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topserb96's avatar

stay up all night n you will pass out early the next day. Then get used to this bed time. Try not to fall asleep later the following nights, and don’t sleep for 15 hrs on weekends.

mcw's avatar

ambien is my friend

ninjaxmarc's avatar

melatonin, google it,

this topic was covered a few days ago

arbocalaviv's avatar

@ninjaxmarc: sorry, I am new here and didn’t go back to read all of the questions

arbocalaviv's avatar

ok let me rephrase the question

Any drug-less ways? I’m 13…

ninjaxmarc's avatar

Its not really a drug, melatonin is a natural hormone in your body, you basically add more to your body to get you sleepy you can pick some up at walgreens usually after 30 mins it gets me tired

ninjaxmarc's avatar

no problem enjoy fluther

blink1181's avatar

stop looking at somy websites! Start there !

trainerboy's avatar

Actually, if you fight it you are more likely to struggle with it.
reading a book with a light that is dimmer than normal signals the brain to slow activity and prepare for sleep.
Also, meditation and breathing deep and slowly can assist as well. If you concentrate on slowly breathing deep, holding it and exhaling slowly, you will find yourslef nodding off to sleep as this puts the body in a relaxed state.
See if that works.

brenden's avatar

ambien works for me, but on lesser ocassions, melatonin helps!

scamp's avatar

Take a warm bath just before bedtime, Drink some warm milk, then read while listening to some soft soothing music. When I can’t sleep, I listen to Enya. her music is very soothing to me.

figbash's avatar

It’s not a long-term fix, but I like Benadryl or Nyquil. It makes me fuzzy and sleepy without feeling like I woke up being hit by a baseball bat.

For long-term, I hear melatonin really works.

loki's avatar

if you can’t stop the chatter in your head go with atavan

scamp's avatar

Don’t forget, she said she is only 13 years old.

shawcraw's avatar

Xanax and a few beers! Sweet dreams

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