How I beat insomnia

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  1. trojansc82 Purple Belt

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    I struggled out here in Japan for a few months with insomnia. It basically started when I took a sleeping pill (benzo) that my girlfriend's mother gave to me one day when I couldn't sleep. I basically had rebound insomnia and I was drinking to pass out.

    I tried Valerian root but it just made me lay awake. Melatonin just made me tired but wouldn't knock me out.

    Finally I just decided to work out nonstop until I almost passed out. I went home and finally fell asleep. Since then I have stopped drinking completely and I'm sleeping 8 hours a night.

    I also bought the book Say Goodnight to Insomnia. That really helped me overcome some of the fear I had of lack of sleep.
     
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    Good enough for me.
     
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    What's in it?
     
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    Basically information on how your body sleeps due to a drop in body temperature. Also, that there is a lot of misinformation on insomnia and that most insomniacs don't have anxiety but try too hard to sleep. Most insomniacs start by some event that triggers a lack of sleep and you have to retrain your body to sleep again(through exercise, diet, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, etc...)
     
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    Just beat it.
     
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    Doesn't work for insomnia, but helps you fall asleep faster if you already sleep well.
     
  8. Scrody Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    Haha I was just bein an ass, doesn't work for me either. I don't like sleeping pills so I just suffer.
     
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    If you want to try and break out of it send me a PM. I think I can help most people because I had it pretty bad and was able to break out of it.

    And if anybody else needs help send me a PM. I can give you some tips and maybe develop a plan for you. Insomnia is torture, but it doesn't have to be a permanent situation.
     
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    Might have to pick up that book. I've been on Ambien for 2 years, but I'm trying to stop
     
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    There is a 6 week program to ween off of sleeping pills. I was lucky that I refused to take them. I've heard it's hard to stop.
     
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    Drunk and have sex = go to sleep.
     
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    honestly i used to have insomnia until i started deep breathing. It works for my anxiety and passes me out after like 5 mins ever time. even when I am in sort of a "realization" that Im falling asleep, I still go out.
     
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    Another thing to consider is magnesium supplements. I read an article online that said magnesium deficiency was found in something like 70% of insomniacs they tested. I usually take a calcium and magnesium supplement everyday and it seems to help.
     
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    Alcohol doesn't allow you to go in to "deep sleep". You pass out but it is much different from natural sleep.
     
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    I've been using melatonin; it makes me go to sleep fine, but I'm always tired.
     
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    Yeah I took it once with wine so I wouldn't wake up in the middle of the night, but I woke up the next day still groggy. You should stop taking it, get a lot of sun in the morning and run a few miles. You will sleep well. Also try some Sleepy time tea.
     
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    sex is the ultimate sleep aid, corrects my sleep cycle each time.
     
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    Also makes it very difficult to drive to that guy's mother's house.
     

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