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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)
seana_sseana_s on August 25th, 2006 10:32 am (UTC)
I like herbal teas - anything with valerian in is good, and the Sleepy Time tea anyotherknight mentioned is really tasty and soothing, I think it's a mix of chamomile, peppermint and other relaxing herbs. Although hot chocolate is just as good :)

On the other hand, my housemate has always had trouble sleeping (one of those people who just can't turn off her thoughts) and was advised to play spoken word tapes at an audible but not loud volume. She listens to things she knows really well, like HP and Just William, and that stops her thinking too much and because she's familiar with them, the plot doesn't keep her awake either.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Fangirlscoradh on August 25th, 2006 10:06 pm (UTC)
I'm definitely going to try get my hands on that one. It sounds ideal.

I was thinking of getting Sense and Sensibility, read by Kate Winslet, once. I think I should. She has a nice voice.

Thanks for the advice!
seana_sseana_s on August 27th, 2006 08:29 pm (UTC)
You're welcome, hope it helps!