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Help me fall asleep on my back without choking on my tongue.

I find it much easier and more comfortable to fall asleep lying on my back than on my side or stomach, but once I actually slip into unconsciousness my tongue falls into the back of my throat and suffocates me, causing me to wake up. Is there anything I can do about this? [more inside]
posted by Anticipation Of A New Lover's Arrival, The on Nov 2, 2016 - 16 answers

Looking for an eye mask that was sold in Australia

I'm looking for an eye mask. I bought it in Australia several years ago. Only the surface was knitted and design was just like this [PDF] with the same color. Could you tell me where I can get it again on the internet? I really want it now!
posted by mizukko on Sep 11, 2016 - 3 answers

Split/biphasic sleep pattern. Help me adjust it!

This isn't the usual sleep question and I've had a hard time finding answers. Basically I will sleep for a few hours, then wake up for anywhere from 30 min to a hour. Then I go back to sleep. The problem is when this happens later in the morning, so that second "sleepy time" hits at 9 or 10 am. How can I keep that from happening? [more inside]
posted by MultiFaceted on Aug 14, 2016 - 5 answers

Sexsomnia and Body Policing

So, it appears I have some kind of sexsomnia, where I masturbate while I'm sleeping. I will wake up occasionally with my hands in my pants, with no recollection of anything. This is bothersome to me and my husband, for different reasons. [more inside]
posted by Dressed to Kill on Aug 1, 2016 - 24 answers

Replacing our bed with futon to save space?

My boyfriend and I are moving into a much smaller apartment, and would like to conserve as much space as possible. Is sleeping on a futon in the living room every night a reasonable arrangement? [more inside]
posted by stoneandstar on Jun 3, 2016 - 27 answers

Repeated sleep paralysis while falling asleep?

I'm going through a really stressful period in my life and only sleeping about 5.5 hours per night. While falling asleep, with my mind going and going, I realize that I'm awake and paralyzed and it causes delayed release of adrenaline as I sort of eventually jerk awake.. [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on May 27, 2016 - 10 answers

I need to stop sleeping on my face

Sleeping position is causing problems. How do I fix this? [more inside]
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering on May 22, 2016 - 13 answers

Historical record of sleepiness?

Are we more tired than our ancestors? What is causing this? [more inside]
posted by amicamentis on Mar 28, 2016 - 20 answers

What Mattress Is Good for Kids?

My little girl is growing out of her crib and I need a mattress. Grandpa has lovingly made the little bee a cedar bed frame; it needs at least a 9" twin sized mattress. What do you recommend? [more inside]
posted by danielle the bee on Mar 5, 2016 - 12 answers

Orthostatic Hypotension's Got Me Down

My ability to get out of bed and get ready for work is inhibited by frequent dizzy spells. Almost every time I stand I have to sit again or lean against a wall until it passes, and sitting on my bed often turns into lying down/sleeping again. Dizzy spells happen at all times of day but less frequently and usually less severe. Looking for suggestions to reduce the frequency or severity of my morning episodes. [more inside]
posted by good lorneing on Mar 4, 2016 - 22 answers

Adjusting from 9-to-5 to ?-to-??

I recently left my 9-to-5 job and have a lot of guilt about setting my own schedule! Help? [more inside]
posted by easter queen on Jan 4, 2016 - 11 answers

how to share a bed with a restless sleeper?

I've been sharing a queen-sized bed with someone who is very restless at night: tosses and turns, clutches at parts of my body, sometimes flops an arm or a leg down on top of me hard enough to wake me up, slowly migrates backwards across the bed and almost tries to burrow through me. The best we've found so far is to sleep head to toe, with separate blankets, but I still wake up once or more every night. Any other ideas to try, before we go to separate beds?
posted by d. z. wang on Dec 5, 2015 - 21 answers

4 month old not sleeping, ferber, swaddle transition- ADVICE!

My 4 month old sweet little girl decided about 2 weeks ago she didn't want to sleep her usual 5-7 hours through the night, and now wakes up every hour or two needing help getting back to sleep, and it's killing me :( Our bedtime routine consist of bottle, bath, then rock until she's asleep at between 7-8 pm. She would sleep until 1-3 am for a feed and then sleep again until 6-7am...not anymore and it's continued for a couple weeks. She uses a pacifier which is the biggest culprit, and she is still swaddled. It's a vicious cycle, re-swaddle her tight, the paci falls out she wakes up crying, or even the paci will still be in and she will drop it just waking up grunting and wiggling around and then it falls out. She is a very active sleeper, I feel like she's trying to get out of the swaddle all night. Usually I have to pick her up and rock her back to sleep or get up to pat her back put the paci back in. [more inside]
posted by MamaBee223 on Nov 23, 2015 - 22 answers

Nuzzle-proof sleeping mask. Difficulty level: tiny head.

I'm pretty light sensitive, so I often sleep with an eye mask if I want to be able to sleep in at all. Unfortunately, I also tend to burrow into my pillow or worm along the bed in my sleep, and my eye mask inevitably falls off in the night, removing the entire purpose of wearing one. Does an eye mask exist that will stick to my eyes even if I roll around in my sleep? [more inside]
posted by sciatrix on Sep 20, 2015 - 13 answers

A firm orthopedic bed mattress for a bad back?

Can someone recommend me a good firm orthopedic bed mattress please (details inside). [more inside]
posted by sockpim on Sep 7, 2015 - 2 answers

Help me find a hammock

As Chicago gets warmer, it's getting noticeably harder to sleep without being extremely warm. I've considered buying a hammock to overcome this problem, partly because there's no mattress and partly because I think it'd be comfortable to lounge in. Questions below the fold. [more inside]
posted by LSK on Jun 24, 2015 - 9 answers

I don't want to be a sweaty mess all the time!

In my quest to become the worst person to share a bed with in the world, I have taken to sweating profusely while I sleep. It's gross, and I can't seem to stop. How do I best deal with this? [more inside]
posted by inertia on Jun 10, 2015 - 32 answers

Tall women of MeFi! Give me your sleeping bag recommendations.

I'd like a new sleeping bag that's mine, just mine. It should be perfect. Please advise. [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Apr 17, 2015 - 11 answers

A cool night's rest

Please share your bedding (or other) recommendations for staying cool while you sleep. [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Apr 3, 2015 - 21 answers

How bad is lying down compared to sitting?

This question is directed towards anyone with a medical background. I've read a few articles online that talk about how bad sitting is for health, but I couldn't find much on the detrimental effects of lying down when compared to sitting. I lie down a fair amount, especially on my days off - sleeping in late, listening to music in bed, etc. - and would like to know just how bad this is for my health. Obviously too much of either isn't good, but are all forms of sedentary equally unhealthy? [more inside]
posted by CottonCandyCapers on Mar 5, 2015 - 7 answers

Who is buried in Grant's tomb?

What difficult questions can I ask to my half asleep girlfriend? [more inside]
posted by Sreiny on Feb 11, 2015 - 38 answers

Get me out of bed

What are your tips for getting out of bed in the morning? I'd like to hear your advise on going from first waking up to 'up and functioning' as speedily as possible. I'm always groggy (and if I'm honest, cranky) first thing, but OK after the first 10-15 minutes. So my main problem as I see it is that initial movement to the vertical (no pun intended). What methods have you used to get you staggering to the shower? I can't be too noisy, as my partner is legitimately sleeping in beside me, so I'm really interested in what you tell yourself or motivational thoughts that get you moving. [more inside]
posted by M.Onniker on Jan 15, 2015 - 41 answers

Log Lounging Logistics

Have you ever slept in a hollow log? I am thinking about spending the night in a downed hollow log soon. What do I need to do to be comfortable? [more inside]
posted by Xurando on Jan 3, 2015 - 16 answers

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 - 35 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

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