April 20, 2009 purchasemymind3
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For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been having an awfully hard time trying to fall asleep. I end up tossing and turning all night with my mind racing of a thousand different subjects per minute. Because my roommate is fast asleep, the only thing I can do is sit in the dark, on my laptop, which results in researching unnecessary information all night. My friend told me to take Melatonin, which are vegetable sleeping pills but I’m not too sure of taking pills to suppress my sleeping habits is the best idea. I wouldn’t want the dependency of needing to take them every night.

I finally decided to do some research. I actually found out that being behind my laptop before falling asleep is NOT a good idea. One good tip I recently started doing is going to perform a light activity before bed. For example, if my laundry needed to be folded or if I wanted to clear up my desk. Reading, Internet surfing, smoking cigarettes, or watching television are NOT good activities prior to sleep. They train your brain to think that instead of sleeping, this is what your doing, and this is how it keeps you up.

Another thing I find myself constantly struggling with is the urgency to eat right before I eat. When I’m hungry, that seems to be the only thing on my mind. Therefore, I end up tossing and turning thinking about how hungry I am and all the foods I’d like to eat. From my recent discoveries, I found out that it is NOT a good idea to eat too much right before going to bed. It is best recommended to eat a light snack.

I also associate my recent development of Insomnia with the amount of Stress I’ve been dealing with. I’ve never had a sleeping problem to this extent in my 21 years of living.

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  • 1. Robert Kerouac  |  April 21, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    Great tips. I have some other tips I found in a BBC article I’d like you to take a look at:

  • 2. annmarie  |  April 23, 2009 at 1:49 am

    I can really relate to this. I am sooooo stressed that I can’t sleep at night. My mind races a thousand miles a minute! This was a very interesting clip. Thanks

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