Comments: BEDTIME

HEY SARA IF YOU EVER HAVE TROUBLE SLEEPING TAKE A SHOT OF WHISKEY OR DRINK LIKE 2 BEERS THAT ALWAYS MAKES ME DROWSY OR IT HELPS TO THINK ABOUT GOOD THINGS BEFORE YOU GO TO BED AND THEN SOMETIMES DREAM ABOUT THAT LIKE THE MUNCHKINS FROM THE WIZARD OF OZ OR PRETTY LITTLE RAINBOWS LOL

Posted by MARK at October 26, 2005 02:45 PM

Increasing your level of exercise might help. Some herb teas help people. Stuff with chamomille in it is popular for this, although for me hop tea works much better. Alcohol helps you get to sleep, but or most people it doesn't help you stay asleep very well.

Posted by Pericles at October 27, 2005 12:55 PM

I've always been slightly insomniac. So, I've collected lots of advice for getting and staying asleep.

Alcohol really isn't a good solution.

Exercise several hours before bedtime will sometimes help. As will a warm bath before bedtime.

Try instituting a nightly routine...several steps that you do every night before bed and give
yourself cues, "I'm taking my bath for bed so I'll sleep comfortably." "I'm putting on my most comfortable nightgown so I can relax and get a good nights sleep." a running internal monologue while you prepare for bed. Same bedtime every night.

Turn off all the electronics in the bedroom. I had my house Feng Shui'ed last year and was told that electronics in the bedroom "disrupt the flow of restfulness" :-) I think what she meant was the bedroom should be conducive to restful sleep.

And finally if all that doesn't work.....

Ambien. Helps you get to sleep, stay asleep, no weird dreams....and best of all, no morning after lethargy. I really like it. It's not like taking sleeping pills at all.

I just hope it's not addictive, so I don't end up on a street corner trying to score a hit:-)

Posted by Pamela at October 27, 2005 05:57 PM

How come you get to fly in a Chinook in your dream...and to Taco Bell, dammit? I need to get me a dream like that too!

Posted by CaliValleyGirl at October 27, 2005 11:16 PM

Don't take this as a recommendation, but modafinil is pretty close to your magic pill, only you get to keep the 8 hours.

Posted by Pixy Misa at October 31, 2005 12:35 AM

Tylenol PM works pretty well, but I'm a little stumped why Nyquil didn't do the trick too.

That stuff's the best!

MajorDad1984

Posted by MajorDad1984 at November 2, 2005 02:15 PM