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Help me regulate my sleep thermostat!

Winter brings sleeping woes... I am typically very cold natured, except in the middle of the night. I am FREEZING when I go to bed, necessitating long-sleeved/long-pants PJs and a down comforter to get warm enough to sleep - but then I wake up drenched in sweat and radiating heat. Why do I seemingly only produce body heat in the middle of the night, and how can I fall asleep comfortably but also stay comfortable in the middle of the night? [more inside]
posted by raspberrE on Dec 6, 2014 - 34 answers

Appalachian Trail Equipment recommendations.

A friend and I are thinking of doing a portion of the Appalachian trail, from the northwest corner of NJ down to Harper's Ferry. [more inside]
posted by JohnE on Nov 8, 2014 - 10 answers

How do I help my toddler get over his horrible jet-lag?

We recently arrived back in Australia from the UK. We are seasoned travellers (even the toddler in question, aged 21 months) but this round of jet-lag is kicking him (and us) in the ass. I'd love to hear from people who have dealt with this precise situation, because we're not sure what we should be doing. Specific details inside. [more inside]
posted by forza on Aug 5, 2014 - 13 answers

Leg Pillows: What's your favorite one?

I need a recommendation for a leg pillow. [more inside]
posted by undercoverhuwaaah on Jul 22, 2014 - 4 answers

Sleeping, it's sooo boring

What tricks or tips do you have to make yourself go to bed? Even when I'm tired, I balance sleeping (man, sleeping is boring!) with doing something, whether it's Internetting, tidying the house, reading, etc. [I'm not a great sleeper, I probably get uninterrupted sleep once a week, which has been the case my entire life]
posted by sandmanwv on Jun 25, 2014 - 21 answers

I'm too tired to think of a quirky title

We're tired of sleeping on a twin sized futon mattress. Literally. Help us find a solution. Difficulty: Spiral stairs! [more inside]
posted by Diskeater on Jun 24, 2014 - 34 answers

Knee/lower back pillows for sleeping?

My back is arching while sleeping (well, arching all the time actually). I'm currently doing what I can stretch-wise to try and help the problem, but I often wake up in pain. The arch makes me sore - my lower back never touches the bed. I've been told pillows for my knees/lower back would help. What knee/lower back pillows have you tried that helped relieve the pressure on your lower back? I'll probably be purchasing from Amazon.
posted by CottonCandyCapers on Jun 20, 2014 - 12 answers

Full-body tension while sleeping leads to hours of pain in the morning.

At some point during the night I go from sleeping comfortably to being curled up in a tight little ball, resulting in pain and intense achy stiffness in the morning. If I have an obligation I just deal with it and get up. But on my days off I stay in bed, laying flat on my back, sleeping in 20-minute increments for another two hours or so, and by then the pain is gone and I finally feel rested. While that's nice, it doesn't help me on work days, and it means I don't wake up until about 10am on my days off, so I lose a big chunk of my morning. [more inside]
posted by possumbrie on Jun 11, 2014 - 23 answers

Babycare secrets that you didn't even know to ask about.

We have a very new baby (as of two weeks ago) as an inveterate optimiser (read, lazy person) I am looking for all the little tips and tricks you have picked up for managing tiny babies. [more inside]
posted by Just this guy, y'know on May 27, 2014 - 52 answers

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

Indie rock / ambient lullabies

I like to listen to music while I fall asleep, and I'm in need of some new material. I don't care if there are lyrics or not, but preferably nothing prone to making one rather emotional. I'd rather avoid New Age (no Enya, please!) and "space music." Here are some things I often sleep to: -Brian Eno's "Music for Airports" (this is my go-to) -Olafur Arnalds -Pop by Gas -Nepenthe by Julianna Barwick Sometimes I'll try Sigur Ros, Aphex Twin, Boards of Canada, or Global Communication, but those can be a bit distracting. When I'm really, really tired and need coddling, I listen to Hafdis Huld singing Icelandic lullabies. Any suggestions?
posted by mermaidcafe on Oct 22, 2013 - 33 answers

How can I get my four month old to like going to sleep?

My four month old cries when we are putting her to sleep, she doesn't like going to sleep. How do we get to her to go down to sleep quietly (we're not ready for cry it out)? [more inside]
posted by echo0720 on Oct 21, 2013 - 16 answers

My back hurts and I like firm mattresses

My husband and I both started having back pain in the last year. My problem is pretty clearly related to soft, cushy beds like fancy hotel beds with gigantic pillowtops. I sleep best with no pain on cool, firm mattresses. Is a Tempur-pedic Contour Select (their extra firm mattress) something I should even consider? [more inside]
posted by arnicae on Oct 5, 2013 - 21 answers

Asleep on Adderall

I work full time, 8-5, and I also go to school online, which means I start my academic work every day when I get off work. Thus, I need to take my prescribed ADD meds much later than what I would consider ideal. Of course, this makes it tougher to fall asleep. Help me! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 18, 2013 - 9 answers

My 9-month-old baby is waking up increasingly early. Help!

My 9-month-old, always a good sleeper, has been waking up in the morning earlier and earlier for the past two months. He now consistently wakes up between 5 and 5:30am, and sometimes before. This is hard on his poor parents. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by forza on Jul 25, 2013 - 26 answers

I can't sleep. I like sleep.

I usually sleep OK. Sometimes I have trouble falling asleep (mind racing, problems at work, etc, etc) but once I'm out, I'm out. I'll wake up once a night maybe to take a leak, but other than that, I'm good. Now, not so much. [more inside]
posted by kbanas on Jun 28, 2013 - 36 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

To Bed, Perchance to Sleep

Help my boyfriend and I sleep (in the same bed) together! [more inside]
posted by 3491again on Mar 24, 2013 - 24 answers

Side sleepers: give your pillow reviews.

Buckwheat, down, millet, feather, foam? Which pillows have you tried and what did you think of them? How can I make an informed decision about pillows without wasting time and money? [more inside]
posted by absquatulate on Jan 28, 2013 - 40 answers

Apps for sleeping the old-fashioned way?

Android Appfilter: I have been reading about humanity's sleep schedule (polyphasic sleep) before industrialization and the eight hour day. I would like to know if there is an app or something else to help me regulate my waking/sleeping to that schedule. I know there are apps for picking the best times to go to sleep and wake up, but they don't have the kind of windows I am looking for. Any help?
posted by parmanparman on Jan 23, 2013 - 3 answers

Why does my son suddenly hate bedtime and will not sleep through the night?

My son (12 months) has been sleeping through the night since he was 3 months old, but now...he hates bedtime (but naps are fine) and wakes up screaming and wanting to play (usually around 1 or 2 am). What's going on? [more inside]
posted by The Hyacinth Girl on Jan 5, 2013 - 17 answers

My back... it hurts! And I'm so tired.

Help save our Christmas! My wife and I are sleeping on the basement floor of my parent's house during Christmas week. We've stayed on a queen-sized inflatable mattress before and it is incredibly uncomfortable. Any recommendations for alternatives? [more inside]
posted by swhitt on Dec 12, 2012 - 22 answers

How to prevent Princess and the Pea situations with overnight guests?

Inflatable-Mattress-Filter: what's the best inflatable mattress for two people that I should buy? [more inside]
posted by jetlagaddict on Dec 11, 2012 - 9 answers

I need to go to sleep ridiculously early. Help?

I need to be at work at 6am every morning and get to bed around 7pm to get enough sleep for the day. My body doesn't want to fall asleep at that time. How do I fix it? [more inside]
posted by Autumn on Nov 4, 2012 - 14 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

help a baby out - eating and sleeping shouldn't be mutually exclusive

Babyfilter: At just over five and a half months, baby machine is starting to try solid foods. So far what this seems to mean is that about 4 hours after he goes to bed at night he wakes up crying due to gas. I'm looking for suggestions or anecdotal experience around how to help the little guy out. [more inside]
posted by machine on Sep 30, 2012 - 17 answers

how can we stop our baby rolling in his sleep?

How can we stop our 5 month old rolling on his stomach in his crib? [more inside]
posted by Admira on Sep 30, 2012 - 29 answers

How can I manage "shift sleeping"?

Shift sleeping... I work standard office hours, but my boyfriend is a boozehound who works till very late (or early). What can I do to preserve my sleep/sanity - and his? [more inside]
posted by teststrip on Sep 13, 2012 - 14 answers

Bore me to sleep.

Does anyone know where (if) I can find mp3s of recordings made for museum exhibits? I'm thinking of things in the vein of Martyn Ware's Tales from the Bridge; ambient music and gentle voiceovers? [more inside]
posted by peacrow on Sep 10, 2012 - 5 answers

Am I sleep-spilling?

What caused this mysterious wet spot on my bed? No, I didn't wet the bed, and it's not sweat. [more inside]
posted by three_red_balloons on Aug 27, 2012 - 28 answers

Sleeping suggestions for a mattress-less house

I'm subletting a house for three months in a town three hours from home. (I'll be there temporarily for work.) House doesn't come with a bed. What's the most comfortable sleeping arrangement I can make for myself without buying or transporting a mattress? [more inside]
posted by Zosia Blue on May 15, 2012 - 20 answers

"She slipped the dirk from under her pillow..."

Should I train myself to sleep on my back? [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on May 2, 2012 - 15 answers

Tips for sleeping without the AC?

I want to attempt to sleep without turning on the air conditioning this summer, any lifehacking tips for training one's body to adapt to a 30°+ environment when sleeping? [more inside]
posted by querty on May 2, 2012 - 46 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

Another question about what am I supposed to do with twins?

So how do you get twins to fall asleep in bed, i.e. without carrying them around for hours? [more inside]
posted by creasy boy on Feb 14, 2012 - 16 answers

Camping While Fat

I need tips for hiking and camping from fat-identified and otherwise overweight folks only! FYI I am 5'6. Thanks!
posted by MidSouthern Mouth on Feb 2, 2012 - 25 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

How can I get my 14-month-old son to go to sleep without nursing?

LactationFilter: help me decouple nursing and going to sleep for my almost-14-month-old son. Related: Help me keep my sanity! [more inside]
posted by handful of rain on Jan 1, 2012 - 18 answers

Help make my bed more like a couch, please!

I’m trying to think of a way to make one part of my side of the bed more like the back of a couch. But I’m not very creative, apparently. Can you help me please? [more inside]
posted by miaou on Nov 1, 2011 - 13 answers

where should the baby sleep?

Is there a good source to neutrally explain various baby sleeping options? [more inside]
posted by kestrel251 on Oct 25, 2011 - 38 answers

Who drew this picture of a teddy bear defending a sleeping child?

Please help me identify the artist of this drawing depicting a teddy bear defending a sleeping child from a nightmarish monster. Bonus points for providing a place where I can purchase a print legitimately.
posted by DWRoelands on Oct 24, 2011 - 4 answers

How do I get enough sleep despite daily stress?

How can I relax and get a full night's sleep, despite stress? [more inside]
posted by deathpanels on Oct 14, 2011 - 13 answers

and the survey says.....!

Camping with a 4 year old in an unheated cabin when over night low is 37 F? [more inside]
posted by ian1977 on Sep 23, 2011 - 21 answers

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