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Is there a dock for my iphone that will amplify the ringer and alerts?

I want to come home and put my phone down in a dock and not carry it around all the time. I'm trying to reduce both anxiety (from checking work email) and distracted/divided attention (from playing games while talking or watching TV). Is there a good (small/cheap/easy to use) dock or other solution for this? I don't care about playing music or anything else. I just want a ringer I can hear a room away. [more inside]
posted by mercredi on Aug 14, 2014 - 9 answers

Sleep Suddenly Sucks

I used to be good at sleep. Now I suddenly suck at it. [more inside]
posted by RobotVoodooPower on Jun 28, 2014 - 17 answers

How to stay calm at 4 a.m.

There's a lot of advice out there on how to achieve calm when you are awake and focusing. By day I apply this and have become decent at getting a grip and putting things in perspective once I'm awake and out of bed. But what about the hours when you are half-awake in bed and your guard is down? By 8 a.m. I feel like I have been in an all-night punching match with worries that have run loose while the watchmen are passed out. What do you do to avoid sleep-time anxiety? Is the answer just to be even calmer before you go to sleep? Or can you recommend some other middle-of-the-night strategy?
posted by anonymous on Jan 26, 2014 - 39 answers

How do I stop my mind from ruminating in the middle of the night?

I keep waking up in the middle of night, thinking about things I have no control over. One area I gravitate to more than most is decisions my parents in their lifetimes that have been harmful to me. Sometimes I think about work related issues. How can I resolve this? [more inside]
posted by helios410 on Jan 10, 2014 - 16 answers

How to deal with sleeping alone when a spouse works the night shift.

My husband frequently has to work overnight, leaving me alone in the house. I've been having a lot of trouble and worry over sleeping at night when he's gone, and it's eating into my day. What else can I try? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by sciencemandan on Oct 23, 2013 - 43 answers

Weigh in with your experiences.

Weighted blanket: good idea, or recipe for pickier sleep habits? This special snowflake travels a lot for work, has dust mite allergies, and dehydrates easily during sleep. [more inside]
posted by deludingmyself on Jun 20, 2013 - 6 answers

Increased anxiety at night

I tend to get increased anxiety in the evening, hoping for advice or explanations for what might be causing it. [more inside]
posted by Dynex on Mar 31, 2013 - 17 answers

Sudden, odd case of insomnia--help me sleep!

My doctor's office is closed today but I am in desperate need of a good night's sleep tonight. Weird adrenal "fight or flight" response kicks in every time I'm about to hit REM. [more inside]
posted by andariel on Feb 3, 2013 - 14 answers

Help me enjoy my wedding (and keep from freaking out beforehand and the day of!)

What can I do to manage my stress and anxiety (about being the center of attention, the logistics, and getting married itself) on and leading up to my wedding day? And do you have any other advice to help me enjoy and appreciate my wedding? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 13, 2012 - 28 answers

How can I wake up on Seroquel?

How can I help prevent this seroquel hangover? [more inside]
posted by trogdole on Nov 7, 2011 - 12 answers

How to emotionally recover after losing all material possessions in a burglary?

What are some practical steps I can do to keep sane after a robbery and try to pick up the pieces of my memories? [more inside]
posted by bodywithoutorgans on Sep 29, 2011 - 12 answers

but I have promises to keep

Insomnia-filter: Help this stressed-out couch-sleeper re-learn how to sleep in the bedroom (with television). [more inside]
posted by headnsouth on Sep 26, 2011 - 18 answers

Escaping the sleep debt cycle

Hi AskMe! I need your help devising an awesome bedtime ritual of ultimate relaxation and sleepiness-creation. This question brought to you by anxiety and yet another sleepless night. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 10, 2011 - 35 answers

From here to there to everywhere, when do I get some sleep?

How can I get to sleep sooner? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 9, 2011 - 30 answers

How do I just give up and go to sleep?

Up late, overwhelmed, and panicking about life. What do I do to mitigate the damage, and what do I do to stop this from happening again? [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Nov 1, 2010 - 31 answers

help me help my baby sleep

Can anyone suggest a good book to deal with the sleep problems and separation anxiety felt by a 9-month old, just adopted baby?
posted by luriete on Jan 3, 2009 - 37 answers

Nurze R4tch3t, c4n I h4v3 m1 t34?

Can a couple of cups of tea make me totally anxious, and totally unable to sleep? Even two days later? [more inside]
posted by sully75 on Dec 31, 2008 - 22 answers

To sleep? Perchance to sleep?

Dear Type A personality, what helps you ward off insomnia? [more inside]
posted by MaddyRex on Jun 19, 2008 - 20 answers

How can I fall asleep without the nightly existential review?

Every night when I get in bed I have an existential crisis that makes falling asleep difficult. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 13, 2008 - 46 answers

Can sleep. Anxiety? What to do?

Can't sleep, think I have anxiety. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 17, 2008 - 12 answers

Why haven't I ever had a good dream?

In my entire life, I have never had a good dream (that I can remember). What can I do about this? Every morning I awake feeling like I've just endured an extremely intense work out. These nightmares terrify me and are incredibly vivid. It feels like I am dreaming all night long, without ascending and descending through all of the stages of sleep. Is it possible to get too much REM sleep? If so, what causes this? Any sort of suggestion, outside of recommending therapy (done that), would be helpful. [more inside]
posted by crapulent on Mar 29, 2005 - 21 answers

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