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I can NEVER go to sleep, am I an insomniac?!


Question: I can NEVER go to sleep, am I an insomniac!?
I am always awake! I never go to bed until like 4am or 5am and i get up at like 7am or 8am because I have to get up with my daughter and my son!. i try to go to bed earlier but when i try to I can not because my mind just keeps racing!. What should I do!? Do I have a problem that is normal!?Www@Answer-Health@Com


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i too had the same problem!.
i went to my doc cause i couldn't take it anymore!. he said i could have depression!. i didn't feel depressed, but eventhough you may not feel depressed, insomnia is a major symptom of depression!. trust me, not getting sleep is a very annoying depressing thing and you can get sick if you don't see a doc!.
don't drink coffee after midday!. goodluckWww@Answer-Health@Com

I have the same problem sometimes, but for me, I found that I was drinking caffeine too late in the day!. It stays in your system for 8 hours, so make sure you're not drinking anything with caffeine too late!. Sometimes anxiety can cause insomnia!. That's something you may want to talk to your doctor about, but try the caffeine thing first, it worked for me!Www@Answer-Health@Com

Regardless of the problem it is critical that you get some sleep, worst come to worst you should get some sleeping pills!. Lack of sleep, especially consistent lack of sleep will without a doubt cause further health problems and can even lead to death!.Www@Answer-Health@Com

perhaps your a night owl ( a person who is more awake at night) but maybe you should go to your doctor and see what he/she thinks

good luck Www@Answer-Health@Com

Exercise, but not within 2 hours of bedtime!. Have a warm bath, or shower, an hour before bedtime, then a glass of very warm milk, possibly with Horlicks, or one of the herbal teas, below, and use dimmer lighting!. Put your mind in a position where it wants to shut itself off, and sleep!. See insomnia treatments, in much more detail than can be included here, in section 3, at ezy build, below!. Use one of the relaxation methods, in bed, after lights out, on pages 2, 11, 2!.c, or 2!.i, but they can take some time to learn, (progressive muscular relaxation excepted) so learn and become proficient in their use during the day!.

An alternative is to use the EFT, in section 53, and pages 2!.q, and 2!.o, saying to yourself: "Even though I currently have a sleep disorder, I deeply and completely accept myself!." (or choose your own wording) while you use the acupressure tapping!. Some more; quick, and easy to learn, are at http://www!.umm!.edu/sleep/relax_tech!.htm The progressive muscle relaxation, (most easily learned) guided imagery, and mindfulness breathing are known to be effective!.

Find out which works best for you, in the daylight hours, so you will be prepared, come bedtime!. For many people, a good idea is to develop a set "wind down" routine for the last hour before bedtime, so your subconscious mind learns that it is time to put thinking aside, and prepare for mindfulness, (awareness, without cogitation/purposeful thought) or the EFT, in preparation for sleep, but the idea with mindfulness is to not even think about sleeping: just drift off, naturally, during exercising those techniques!.

Avoid TV, computer, or anything exciting in this hour, although reading a BORING! book is a good idea!. I suggest that you try using the EMDR variant, below, prior to the mindfulness, or the progressive muscular relaxation, but after the EFT, if that method is chosen!. Experiment, to find which combination works best for you!.

In section 3 at ezy build: INSOMNIA: PAGE O - INSOMNIA: A COMPREHENSIVE POST a variant of Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing therapy is shown, which has been used successfully for those people suffering from insomnia, depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and anxiety!. It is easily learned, quick to use, yet can be very effective; although it is easy to be dismissive of such a seemingly unusual technique, give it a good tryout, for at least a few weeks, to see if it is effective in your case!. I learned it from a book by a published clinical psychologist, on depression insomnia, and now use it every night, and find it works well!.

No coffee, tea, or other caffeine (see list in section 7) within 6 hrs of bedtime! Try a cup of chamomile herbal tea, an hour before bedtime, and employ many of the techniques in section 3!. Others may prefer Sleepytime, by Celestial Seasonings, Relax, Be Sleepy, or valerian root (valerian "hangovers" possible), from supermarket tea, or health food aisles!. Milk, or cream should not be used with herbal tea!. http://www!.ezy-build!.net!.nz/~shaneris Move your bedtime earlier 30 - 60 mns daily, until at a reasonable hour!. I also suggest that you view page N, of section 6, on anxiety/worry!.
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