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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)
...: [House] Cheesechowburger on August 25th, 2006 12:04 am (UTC)
I have no idea where I read this, and I hope I'm not just making it up totally randomly, but if you hold onto your thumb with your other hand for about a minute, then move onto the index finger, then the middle finger and so on and so forth, it's supposed to make you drift off.
It usually works for me, so I hope I'm not just talking crap. Otherwise, I just listen to a book on tape - I really can't sleep without one.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on August 25th, 2006 09:11 pm (UTC)
That sounds good -- hell, if it works for you I'm willing to lay bets that it'll work for me.

What books do you listen to? I would quite like to get a reader with a nice voice, and given that you have equally poor access to sources as me, your rec would be helpful. :D
...: [David Tennant] Tea?chowburger on August 27th, 2006 11:45 pm (UTC)
Well, I pretty much exhausted everything in the city library, which was distressing. So I went a-huntin', and found _audiobookshare, which is pretty cool, though most of the books are read by Americans, who don't really have the most soothing of voices. Still, beats nothing.