Sleep doesn't rule everything around me...
September 20, 2012 8:00 AM Subscribe
(Chronic Insomniacs-filter) Sleep avoids me. Been doing so for years.
Any tips or tricks to try and successfully sleep? Always special snow flakes....
posted by handbanana to health & fitness (36 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
First and foremost, I know the general things recommended for falling askeep. No tv or internet. Avoid caffeine. Don't exercise before bed....
On average I sleep about 4 to 5 hours every night. Never much more. I do have arthritis in my spine and I know this has something to do with it. I have tried damn near everything. Pills, melatonin, avoiding electronics, booze even cutting down on coffee in the afternoon. I am so tired of being tired. It affects my life in work, schook, and personal relatonships. Doctor isn't the answer. She isnt particularly good in this department (just take another pill...that doesn't help. It only increases my tolerance and makes me have to get early refills) I am going to try to get in to a sleep clinic, but money is an issue as my insurance totally sucks. I do smoke cannabis in the evenings which can help me get in the mood for sleep but again tolerance. I have an awesomely comfortable bed, which helps but not enough. I do use a heatpad which can trigger sleep but that is dangerous and not always a sure thing.
Looking for any tips or tricks I may not have tried or what you do to deal with poor sleep. That or coping mechanisms.
Thanks everyone in advance.