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Old 09-17-2012, 07:40 AM
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I saw this in an article a week or so ago and the curling and uncurling the toes I thought was non-sense, well I tried it a few nights in a row and it worked for me. It just relaxed me more than I ever would have though. The other 7 things I was already doing

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This could come in handy for those that are up all night with new bundles of joy!!

My yogi suggested "wiggle toes" as a way to deeply relax and it's amazing how quickly the worries and mind "clutter" falls away.
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Old 09-28-2012, 04:51 PM
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Those aren't the weirdest I have heard for falling asleep.

There always:

Tapping behind your right ear

Holding your wrists together

Grabbing and pressing your earlobes

Touching your elbows together above your stomach

And even weirder? They ALL work..... (well in my own "clinical" trials)
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Old 09-29-2012, 08:25 AM
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Good sleep hygeine tips that I learned (try to recall atm)

Don't do day-time activity in the same room that you sleep. You need to program your body to get tired in the room you sleep in. I used to try to get some work done in my room. I've changed that since then.


Racing mind: When your thoughts start turning towards stuff that keeps you awake, imagine yourself putting your thoughts into a jar, closing it, and putting it on a shelf for later. Everytime you notice your mind wander towards stuff that may stress you out or keeps you awake, remember to do this "jar" trick. After awhile it will get easier to do it.

I've done this and it works for me - though by the end of the night my shelf was getting pretty full
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Eliminating the Top Causes of Insomnia: Neurotransmitter Deficiency and Cortisol Excess from Julia Ross Author of The Diet Cure and The Mood Cure
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All GREAT ideas! Thankx.
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Want a Good Night's Sleep? Then Never Do These Things Before Bed
Mercola's list of tips for a good night's sleep.
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Wow, a lot of great tips in the last one. Some are impractical (for me), like shutting off your circuit breakers at night or removing your alarm clock.

My wife has to fall asleep with the TV on so I simply turn it off once she falls asleep as I'm very much the opposite (I can't sleep with it on). She is very lucky she can fall asleep so easily.

One thing I've really been practicing is not bringing my laptop into bed with me. I used to work from my room, as mentioned in an earlier post. Well I don't do that anymore but I would sometimes (read: all the time) bring my laptop to bed to help me "wind down".

Well I will no longer be doing that.

One thing that helps with sleep is exercise.

The tip of having socks on works for me. For some reason my feet are sensitive to cold and I get "restless leg" when I feel any cold on my legs or feet. Conversely, I love being in a cold room and simply use warm blankets. I can't sleep in a hot room.
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I forgot to add, having a good romp with the wife before heading to bed seems to help me get to sleep really fast

As you know relations release endorphins, and those happy happy feelings, help you fall asleep easier. Well, in my experience anyway...
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The tip of having socks on works for me. For some reason my feet are sensitive to cold and I get "restless leg" when I feel any cold on my legs or feet. Conversely, I love being in a cold room and simply use warm blankets. I can't sleep in a hot room.

I wear socks too. The only thing that will keep me awake is cold feet. Sometimes I don't even realize my feet are cold.
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Want a Good Night's Sleep? Then Never Do These Things Before Bed
Mercola's list of tips for a good night's sleep.
Thanks for the link I'll have to look through them
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I wear socks too. The only thing that will keep me awake is cold feet. Sometimes I don't even realize my feet are cold.

Hmm... I don't wear socks, but I absolutely can't sleep well if I don't have sheets or a blanket. Something about feeling exposed I guess.

I'll have the AC cranked to the max, and be covered up, or have the heater cranked to the max and still be covered up lol....

Guess I am just nuts :P
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Cold room and a hot bed, works wonders!
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Cold room and a hot bed, works wonders!

I think it's that, and also I got accustomed to doing that when I used to travel a lot. Some hotels didn't have mini-fridges so I used to crank the AC to 17 degrees or less to keep my drinks cool lol... Who needed the mini-fridge when the whole room was the fridge lol...

Of course, this was in a hot country (Costa Rica) so it really didn't matter much. I'd get into details, but basically that's how it would work. Also pretty good for storing food etc too. There's a tip for ya on your next trip
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LoL - make the whole room a mini-fridge... funny!

I live in a cold climate area and I've gotten very used to sleeping in a cold room with warm blankets. I've always said I'd love to move to a hot place like Arizona but after the hot summer we've had, I've come to enjoy the cool autumn nights.
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