i too have same prob n m awake since 48 hrs n thr r no signs of sleep
warm cup of cocoa. make room real dark and some peaceful background music
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Start a sleep routine .. something that triggers your brain to "do the right thing" .. a series of steps that become habit so you automatically do them when you want to sleep and your body automatically responds regardless of what is racing around in your brain.<br />
It works wonderfully for very small children with sleep issues .. I'm sure it would be just as efective for an adult.
Benadryl to start with. Do you have a psychiatrist or a doctor who might prescribe a sleep aid or something to calm your nerves. I don't know if it's legal where you are but my best sleep aid was mj. Just a little bit; more gets me paranoid. I've been prescribed ambien ad it's not too bad, I just don't like how fast you fall. You might like that though.
oops sorry that's "Ambien, and..." but yes, I took Ambien and it knocked me out in about fifteen minutes flat but some people it takes a while longer. I know what you mean. I have had luck with Geodon to keep my mood stable so I rarely get those freak-out spells. I have PTSD. It's the best med I've ever tried. I bet your psychiatrist would know more.
make urself physically tired, listen songs in bed, take hot showers, read books specially history
well, for a start drugs will only make the long-term problem worse and you'll become an addict to boot - but the methods require incredible patience and difficult emotional reflection
shutting your eyes?..
watch out. ill send that crazy lady atcha
occasionally, tend to sleep when im tired ... or eat my guts full and crash on a food coma...
eat... as i said. :) peace