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Lately I've been staying up till 3 or 4 in the morning and sleeping till 7 or 8 in the morning. I've tried to go to bed earlier but I'm having a tough time. What do you do to fall asleep?




I browse the internet and then go back to sleep


Exercise helps.


Stop trying to fall asleep and stop trying to feel sleepy, when you think 'its time to feel sleepy now'. You will go to sleep when you feel tired. If you really want to rest then just REST. Like lie down on your right side and rest, relax. Also eating anything <=4h before sleeping is ridiculously stupid.


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Adjust your screen in a way, that the blue color is less emphasized especially in bright areas. You could try "f.lux" to get that job done depending on time.

Listening to relaxing music always helps me to get in the mood.

Reading a plain old book (that stack of paper with letters) under warm light while lying in prone position is pure sleeping pills for me.
I often fall asleep under that circumstances even during daytime.


I usually meditate before I sleep.


Isn't it bad to exercise right before going to bed?


Bad? If you are trying to go to sleep, yes. If you are planning on staying up a few more hours, exercising now will help you fall asleep then.


I've been trying to go to bed and get some decent sleep for a while now. I've been hitting the hay at roughly 11-12 at night. I used to get up at 7AM, but for the last few months I've been waking up around 5AM. I spend about 30 or so minutes rolling around before I drift back off into sleep. This is starting to take a toll on me, and when I try to go to sleep earlier I wake up earlier. I just can't seem to win, and I am not quite sure what to do.


I find that it helps to avoid video games late at night.


Try to unwind a little before bed. Try not to use any devices with a monitor for about an hour before you go to bed. Don't eat before sleeping either or your body will get excited over the extra energy and try to burn it off.
Make sure your room is fairly dark and the sheets are a comfortable temperature. If they are too cold it can cause you to become more alert just as you get into bed.
Books are particularly helpful when trying to kill the hour off before bed. Try to read something light that require little brainpower to process the story. Furthermore try to avoid doing anything like reading, checking texts etc. in bed as this again will wake your brain back up so-to-speak.


i used to sleep with music and stuff, but now that im older i find i need it pitch black and quiet.


Yeah, it's better to have it quiet and dark rather than using music. For some, music can act as a waking stimulant, so it doesn't really help in every case.


I turn off all electronics and put my phone out of my reach 2 hours before I go to bed. I also don't eat any snacks after dinner and stay away from coffee/soda during this time as well.
Been struggling with falling asleep quickly most of my life, but this has helped a lot.


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being fuarrrking depressed also helps


What about e-book readers, do they impact the ability to go to sleep due to the LED light?
I just ordered one and I'm wondering if there is a big difference regarding that in comparison to the light that is reflected by a regular book.


you can read without the led light, so why does it matter?


I disagree because music can be a stabilizer of sorts, as long as it is something repetitive or constant. Especially if there is noise in your environment. The sound of a cat, police siren, rowdy neighbor, etc can startle you awake but if the music is at the right volume it creates a background fog where sudden noises are obscured.

Long playlists of pure ambient music (no beats) work the best. William Basinski, Earth or Natural Snow Buildings are some of my favorites.


That's a cool picture right there



Is that Feherlofia?


I set a few alarms for the end of the day to remind myself that sleep is near. It helps me wind down and begin to relax for sleep. e.g. 3pm, 7:30pm, 10pm


it's from Neon Genesis Evangelion.
as far as sleep tips go, binaural stuff knocks me right out. The only problem is I fall asleep before the track finishes, and I wake up with my earbuds tangled around me. I ruined a pair this way so I had to quit.


>lately I've been staying up till 3 or 4 in the morning
Between 1 and 3 for me.

>sleeping till 7 or 8

Same. Trying to get to bed earlier, though, because I know that I need sleep if I want to function properly while I am at uni. ;_;

The only good thing is that because of a condition I have, I take adderall and that helps me stay away during the day.


>implying I ever fall asleep.

Don't focus so much on falling asleep, focus on getting the most memory-hardening out of the most minimal amount of sleep.