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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)
 
 
 
Melanie: Random } Mindless entertainment4am_secret on August 25th, 2006 10:23 pm (UTC)
I have the exact same problem! I'm also guilty of reading in bed at night :P The ONLY thing that ever seems to work for me is to either leave the television on, or music playing. The background noise lulls me, and I think it also stops me from thinking too much.

I think my main problem is psychological - no matter how tired I am and how much I really love sleep, I only have so much time in a day due to how much I work. It feels frustrating to not even be conscious for such a big chunk of it! But thanks for posting this, because I think I'm going to try out some of the advice you've been given :)
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on August 25th, 2006 10:27 pm (UTC)
According to my sociology lecturer, if you need total quiet to study and sleep you're an introvert. And that's me. Even people talking is too much noise for me.

Same here! It's like, I have only so much time to spend doing fun stuff -- rather that than sleeping! O, well.
Melanie: HYDE } Niji4am_secret on August 25th, 2006 10:31 pm (UTC)
That's really interesting! I'm extremely introverted, but I need constant background noise or I feel claustrophobic. I think that's why I love music as much as I do, really. I wonder why I seem to have deviated from the norm :P