Seeking help falling asleep

All topics relating to health, diet, nutrition programs and any questions you might have about general health.

Moderators: Mini Forklift Ⓥ, C.O., Richard, robert, SyrLinus

Message
Author
User avatar
Baby Hercules
Elephant
Posts: 1074
Joined: Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:22 am
Location: in the Vortex
Contact:

Re: Seeking help falling asleep

#16 Postby Baby Hercules » Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:38 am

Richard wrote:I used to have terrible problems sleeping, literally could not do it and would just lay there for hours. Though it was linked to various problems, and I now have very little problem sleeping, at the time I found something to help which was a relaxation CD. I thought "yeah..." but I tried it anyway. I swear I have never heard the end of that CD, I am always KO half way through. But, since listening to it a number of times, I just remember the initial tools for how they get you to relax, and I just think about it in my mind and have myself go through the steps - don't need a CD anymore. So any night where I have trouble, I just think it through and put my body into a relaxed state. It works 99% of the time


Precisely. :D

Baby Herc
Power [][][][][][][][][][]
Speed [][]
Stamina [][][][][][]
Smarts [][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
http://allthoughtsworkoutdoors.wordpress.com/

User avatar
Baby Hercules
Elephant
Posts: 1074
Joined: Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:22 am
Location: in the Vortex
Contact:

Re: Seeking help falling asleep

#17 Postby Baby Hercules » Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:43 am

robert wrote:close to midnight and I'm still eating after my workout and still have to shower and have a lot of work to do.


Seems like you have a large chunk of your day scheduled very late. If your knee-jerk reaction is to say, "Well, I can't do anything about that," take a moment and think hard on it. Even stress activated by "good" activities wears down the body eventually. Refer to the cartoon you posted if you need inspiration.

:wink:

Baby Herc
Power [][][][][][][][][][]
Speed [][]
Stamina [][][][][][]
Smarts [][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
http://allthoughtsworkoutdoors.wordpress.com/

User avatar
Iron Clad Ben
Manatee
Posts: 221
Age: 35
Joined: Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:00 pm
Location: Los Mangoles, CA
Contact:

Re: Seeking help falling asleep

#18 Postby Iron Clad Ben » Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:46 am

What is your stimulant intake like? Coffee, chocolate, tea, sodas, energy drinks? I cut out all caffeine a while back and now I never have trouble falling asleep. I'm completely out cold within 3 minutes of getting in bed at night.

User avatar
Fallen_Horse
Elephant
Posts: 2341
Joined: Mon Apr 28, 2008 12:10 pm
Location: Bakersfield, CA, USA
Contact:

Re: Seeking help falling asleep

#19 Postby Fallen_Horse » Wed Jan 04, 2012 2:14 pm

I just found this, and it looks like it has potential!

http://zenhabits.net/sleep/
Learning how to be compassionate, gain wisdom, and love life.

User avatar
HorseSense
Manatee
Posts: 267
Joined: Sat Dec 10, 2011 1:16 pm
Location: Lexington, South Carolina

Re: Seeking help falling asleep

#20 Postby HorseSense » Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:45 am

Iron Clad Ben wrote:What is your stimulant intake like? Coffee, chocolate, tea, sodas, energy drinks? I cut out all caffeine a while back and now I never have trouble falling asleep. I'm completely out cold within 3 minutes of getting in bed at night.


THIS!! It has also helped me a lot!!

David
High carb, low fat, whole foods. Any questions?

User avatar
KarakD.
Rabbit
Posts: 155
Joined: Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:56 am
Location: Faux Food Fighter

Re: Seeking help falling asleep

#21 Postby KarakD. » Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:46 pm

This may sound strange but I highly reccomend eating raw spinach w/orange slices.
The trick is: Vit. C unlocks the iron in the spinach. I started eating handfulls
every morning 3yrs ago & now I sleep like a baby.

If I have a biz trip, I always eat spinach salads w/some sort of citrus or OJ for lunch.
Here's the catch - I know it works because if I don't have it for say 7 to 10 days, I can
no longer stay asleep (wake up @ 3am & stay awake)

I dare you to give it a try for a week.

User avatar
incinerate
Finch
Posts: 6
Age: 26
Joined: Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:17 pm
Location: Ontario
Contact:

Re: Seeking help falling asleep

#22 Postby incinerate » Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:35 pm

There are three supplements that are known to help those suffering from abnormal sleeping patterns and insomnia.
Valerian root (which you can find in capsule form) Melatonin & Cal/Mag.
Melatonin seems to be the first thing people choose but Cal/Mag is the better option. Valerian root is very strong and is usually the last thing I recommend but is an alternative if nothing else works.
C.D.[RHN]


Return to “Health & Nutrition Programs”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 16 guests