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Side Sleepers of MeFi: Where do you put your hands while asleep?

I've been a lifelong sidesleeper. My preferred hand position is with my hands curled up under my chin. For a while now, I'm being woken up by the pins and needles sensation in my hand (the shoulder side down hand) as it's asleep. I'm trying to figure out where else to put my hands while I sleep. [more inside]
posted by sarajane on Mar 18, 2014 - 41 answers

Can I wash an Army Modular Sleep System in my top-load washer?

I just got a set of surplus unused Army sleeping bags (called the Modular Sleep System) and want to wash them. The tags say to use a commercial, front-load washer; can I use my modern, top-load washer that does not have an agitator? [more inside]
posted by wenestvedt on Jan 20, 2014 - 5 answers

I want to sleep less, without turning into a zombie.

Is there any realistic way to train your body to need less sleep? Or any tricks to have better energy levels and brain activity if I just provide my body with less sleep? [more inside]
posted by euphoria066 on Dec 3, 2013 - 19 answers

Teach me how to sleep comfortably!

I slept wrong on my arm and it hurts. The problem is, I do this every night. [more inside]
posted by pdb on May 7, 2013 - 7 answers

Does fasting to hack your sleep cycle actually work?

I'm sick of going to sleep at 8am and waking up at 2pm due to a messed-up sleep cycle. I read/saw today that you can re-set your sleep cycle in just one day by fasting for 12-16 hours before the time you want to wake up. Has anyone tried this? Does it actually work? [more inside]
posted by everydayanewday on Apr 24, 2013 - 17 answers

How to Properly Sleep Through the Night For Once

I have been waking up at the exact same time in the middle of the night for the past month or so, and it's majorly disrupting my ability to be a functional human being. [more inside]
posted by These Birds of a Feather on Apr 14, 2013 - 19 answers

I need to sleep

I keep good sleep hygiene. I have herbal tea and a warm bath/shower an hour before bed. I take 50-75 mg of Benedryl (or equivalent) every night. I'm still only sleeping 3-4 hours a night. I can't take Ambien because it makes me sleepwalk. Ideas?
posted by kamikazegopher on Mar 30, 2013 - 35 answers

Can you help me find a cap that would keep me comfortable at night?

Bald man seeks a sleeping cap. Can you help me find a cap that would keep me comfortable at night? [more inside]
posted by cheapskatebay on Oct 22, 2012 - 14 answers

Getting myself prepared to work midnight shift, I need HELP!

How do I best prepare my body to work 3rd shift/midnight shift? Is there anything good to do in the weeks before I begin, and to maintain when I start the work? Any good vitamins, etc. that could be taken? Something healthy to help with staying awake? Some personal info inside... [more inside]
posted by PeppahCat on Apr 30, 2012 - 19 answers

visualize this

How would one visualize 3 parametars on the same graph? I have to visualize my sleeping schedule (time + day) + alternations of my body temperature during the day on the same graph. How could it be done?
posted by leigh1 on Mar 22, 2012 - 13 answers

How to get an infant to sleep on his back?

First-time parents looking for resources to get 4-month infant to sleep on his back. We've already consulted our pediatrician and family, and searched online... would appreciate any more help! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 8, 2012 - 35 answers

Transition from nap to quiet time

NapFilter. I think that my kid is done napping. How can I set up 'quiet time' for him? [more inside]
posted by k8t on Jan 2, 2012 - 16 answers

Let me sleep on it

I've gathered that people who share their bed with another person are able to get quality sleep. How is this task accomplished? [more inside]
posted by geneva uswazi on Jul 12, 2011 - 38 answers

Help me feel better about leaving my baby for a business trip

I am going to be away from my baby for five days. Help me know that he will be OK without me. [more inside]
posted by bq on Feb 9, 2011 - 18 answers

How do I get my husband to sleep in bed with me?

My husband falls asleep in front of the TV four or five nights a week. He says this is the only way he can get to sleep. I hate sleeping alone and this has become a Big Issue. Should I let this go and if not, how can I communicate more effectively? [more inside]
posted by fantoche on Sep 10, 2010 - 49 answers

Sleeping the night and day and night away?

I just slept 23 hours, I am not narcoleptic. Any tips, tricks, or ideas on damage control when I wake up in the middle of the *next* night? [more inside]
posted by Elysum on Jul 19, 2010 - 14 answers

Help me put baby to sleep.

My 15-month-old still won't sleep through the night. How can I change this? [more inside]
posted by zardoz on May 9, 2010 - 63 answers

Make my bed "just right."

Don'tSaySleepNumberBedFilter: How to cope with very different sleeping preferences (hard/soft, warm/cool)? [more inside]
posted by amber_dale on Apr 8, 2010 - 18 answers

Sleep, sleep, sleep.

Help me figure out just what in the world is going on with my sleep (With updates from previous questions) [more inside]
posted by isoman2kx on Mar 11, 2010 - 20 answers

I can't wake up.

I've been sleeping through my alarm clocks, or turning them off without really waking up. Just about every day. This sucks. [more inside]
posted by devilsbrigade on Feb 2, 2010 - 38 answers

Never had a nightmare

I've never had a nightmare. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 8, 2009 - 22 answers

help me sleep... PLEASE.

Please help me sleep. Please :( [more inside]
posted by isoman2kx on Jul 28, 2009 - 51 answers

bed etiquette?

Do you sleep with tucked-in sheets? [more inside]
posted by speef on May 18, 2009 - 110 answers

Do partners still sleep in the same bed and why?

Sleeping together.... no I mean SLEEPING together ... is it still common among partners living together? I always found I got much better sleep alone in my own bed but when partners sleep in separate beds, others seem to think something is wrong with the relationship. What's the common practice/s around the world?
posted by zaebiz on Oct 7, 2008 - 61 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

Why do I always dream about stairwells and elevators?

Whenever I dream, stairwells, elevators, and large buildings with multiple levels always figure prominently. There'd be nothing strange about this except a) my daily life does not involve stairwells, large buildings, or elevators in any way, and b) they're in absolutely every dream I have -- no exceptions. This has been going on for at least a year, possibly longer. What could be possibly be causing this?
posted by coizero on May 23, 2008 - 15 answers

Do I sleep weird?

I wake up feeling drunk, then stumble through the day, and regularly pull all nighters to meet early morning deadlines, how do I break the cycle!? [more inside]
posted by chrisbucks on May 19, 2008 - 26 answers

Why am I hot in bed even with cool aircon?

How can I stop myself feeling/getting hot at night when the environment is cold. [more inside]
posted by dasfreak on Jan 29, 2008 - 6 answers

15-hour layover in Madrid: tips, advice?

I have a 15-hour layover in Madrid, 10pm-1pm on a Monday night (ouch, but definitely worth it overall in this case). General advice or any personal experience there would be much appreciated! I'm looking for spots in the airport to sit and work on my laptop (ideally even with electrical outlets) and spots for a quick nap or some sleep. I'm fine sleeping in chairs. I'll only have two small pieces of hand luggage. The airport is mostly smoke-free and I need that, so buses into the city probably won't work for me. I've seen this. Thanks!
posted by allterrainbrain on Nov 9, 2006 - 11 answers

Seeking Help with Some CPAP/Apnea Issues

Do you have sleep apnea and use a CPAP machine, or do you know someone who does? Help a CPAP newbie who's having a rough ride by answering a few questions and/or giving advice. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Sep 27, 2006 - 24 answers

Screaming nightmares?

So I've been waking up from nightmares a few times a month by screaming out loud... [more inside]
posted by callmejay on Mar 20, 2006 - 15 answers

How do I sleep on my back?

SleepFilter: Please help me learn to fall asleep on my back. [more inside]
posted by OmieWise on Mar 13, 2006 - 19 answers

Giant uvula - shave it down? Remove it?

SnoreFilter: Apparently, I have a giant uvula. One that's flopping around in my throat at night and keeping my girlfriend up with its monsterous noise. At least, that's what the ENT doctor said. She recommended Radiosurgery to either shave the uvula down or remove it completely and make more space in my throat. Has anyone heard of/had this procedure done?
posted by emptybowl on Oct 19, 2004 - 11 answers

Insomnia remedies

It's been taking me at least several hours to fall asleep every night. What's the best way you've found to deal with insomnia?
posted by transona5 on Sep 13, 2004 - 36 answers

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