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24 August 2006 @ 09:00 pm
You may call me Jiroh  
Does anyone out there know of any methods to make yourself fall asleep? I don't have insomnia as such, but even when I'm really tired -- like now -- I find it difficult to get to sleep. I usually have to stay up till anywhere between one and three in the morning before my eyes will consent to the whole shutting biz. As you might have guessed, this will not be conducive to my study/lecture schedule in September. It happened all last year too -- I kept nodding off in the shower in the mornings, or having little naps when particularly soothing lecturers were talking. Usually physiologists. I failed physiology three times. You can see where I'm going with this.

So -- anything? Herbal remedies? Teas? Recs for meditation tapes? (I have two already, but they suck.) Voodoo? Glue? Anything, please, I'm begging here.

But if you're going to say 'start reading Carrie at one in the morning,' don't, because I tried that and it didn't work. Good book though.

ETA: Via one of mousapelli's fics (Track 2: Chemistry) I finally found out that Semisonic sings that song. Don't ever say that fanfic teaches you nothing!
Current Location: beddy bye byes
Current Mood: sleepysleepy
Current Music: You Learn (Alanis Morisette)
Aliciaaliciajd on August 24th, 2006 11:32 pm (UTC)
From an old hypnosis course I took for weight loss:

1. Get everything comfortable in your bedroom and bed.

2. Then breathe deeply with your eyes closed and imagine that you are somewhere very pleasant and quiet: For example lying in the sand on a warm day on a secluded beach.

3. Lie on your back and think about your toes and how relaxed they feel. Concentrate on them until they really do begin to feel relaxed. Then move on to your arches ... then your ankles and on up your body. Focusing on each part in order until it feels relaxed. When you get to your chest, move to your fingertips and on up your arms.

I've never got to my arms, if you do this properly, you'll be asleep in ten minutes or less. The key here is mentally relaxing your entire body and breathing deeply while not letting your mind wander off your body.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Armscoradh on August 25th, 2006 09:06 pm (UTC)
That sounds like an interesting technique. I'll be sure to try it out when I go to bed (if I don't pull one of my three-am-ers again, that is). Thank you!