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September 26, 2011 7:29 AM Subscribe
Insomnia-filter: Help this stressed-out couch-sleeper re-learn how to sleep in the bedroom (with television).
posted by headnsouth to Computers & Internet (18 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I am going through a tremendous amount of stress in my life. As a result, my sleep patterns are a mess and I've taken to sleeping on the couch so that when I wake up multiple times in the night, the chatty blandness of Married With Children reruns or Wen haircare infomercials can lull me back to sleep. Silence & the radio aren't enough, and I don't want to get up and be productive when this happens. I need to sleep.
The bedroom doesn't have tv, and even if we put one in there, there's no cable so no reception. We have computers & can put a dvd in, but I'm looking for something that plays all night, so when I wake with a start, I don't have to find a remote, put a new movie in, etc., or get up, pick out a new Hulu show, etc. Are there any websites that play Nick at Night or something, all night long, so that I can just set it and forget it?
As for the insomnia itself, I don't want to take anything because I get up at 6 each morning & can't afford to be groggy. I have tried valerian and found it pretty useless. I do drink coffee but only first thing in the morning. And I'm seeing a counselor, not for this specifically, but for the big-picture stuff.
I appreciate any suggestions, but mostly I'm looking for practical, tech/media suggestions for the bedroom so my partner and I can sleep together again. He can sleep with Dragnet on in the background, so solving my sleep problem won't cause one for him.