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Last night I was laying In bed and thinking to myself, why Is It so hard for me to fall asleep? When I was younger I use to fall asleep with no problem. Maybe It was the Teddy bear I use to hold onto when I was younger and It helped me to sleep or maybe as I got older It was leaving the radio on during the night and that helped me to fall asleep. Now that It’s cold and raining out lately, It kind of helps me to fall asleep better because I can crawl under the warm cozy blankets and It feels good, plus listening to the rain and wind Is soothing.

My Question Is: What helped you fall to sleep when you were younger and what helps you now that you are an adult?

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      Samib wrote Oct 13, 2009
    • When I was a small child I was moderately afraid of the dark, so it was difficult for me to go to bed and fall asleep.  Reading would help me fall asleep but then I would end up sleeping with the light on.

      Now that I’m an adult if I have trouble falling asleep its because I have something on my mind bothering me.  The only thing that seems to help is a distraction such as reading or television.




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      Kyah wrote Oct 13, 2009
    • When I was a kid, I would sleep like a rock. When I worked from Midnight to 8am for 12 years, that changed my clock around a bit, and lately, so did menopause. I have a few bad nights on occasion, but there are two things I do. I will either get into a nice hot bath with lavender epsom salts called Batherapy. There’s a company called Little Moon Essentials, they have bath salts called RELAX which is wonderful, and a salve called Sleep Comes Easy. I rub a little of this salve on my forehead and pretty soon, I’m out like a light. Lavender has a wonderful effect on the body.




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      Frannie1964 wrote Oct 13, 2009
    • That sounds great Kyah. I use this lavendar spray that a friend gave me just for helping me sleep, and I believe It helped me to sleep one night, but I am always forget to use It. I love the smell. Where do you get the salve for your forehead?




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      Anne E wrote Oct 13, 2009
    • When i was younger I used to read and re-read my favorite books.  Now, I can’t get to sleep if I’m too worried about stuff.  I try to destress by taking a walk or talking to a friend.




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      Deb Link wrote Oct 13, 2009
    • I’ve never been able to sleep...my dad used to call me Hoot Owl...it has steadily gotten worse as I’ve gotten older...aargh!!




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      Mzd3 wrote Oct 13, 2009
    • I used to sleep fine when I was younger , but since I hit 40, I have had to take Ambien CR or I cant sleep....




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      Doreen XoXo wrote Oct 13, 2009
    • I guess I am lucky!  I can sleep through a world war!  Nothing stops me from getting my zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz’s




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      Debbie Mallory wrote Oct 14, 2009
    • I don’t remember having a problem falling to sleep when I was younger. After my divorce I had trouble sleeping and I would watch Johnny Carson till I fell asleep. After the death of my 2nd husband I used sleepers to help me sleep. Now I just do a relaxation technique...I lay in bed on my back, and tell myself to relax the top of my head, then I work down to the forehead, relax the forehead. ...ect...I say this to every part of my body..ears, neck, shoulders...ect.. it really does relax you and helps you fall to sleep.....I don’t think I have ever reached  to relax my toes.....lol

      Try it.. it does work

      TG




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      Jenz ~ wrote Oct 14, 2009
    • younger, never a prob falling aslee anywhere.
      Now most of the time, I’m ok too but when I CANT fall asleep, the ‘white noise’ of a fan is helpful, or the sound of a DVD I like.
      Less caffeine has helped as well. Plus workng out helps sleep.




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      Mz. Queen wrote Oct 14, 2009
    • I don’t remember youthful sleep habits. Nowadays, I have to be tired and mind empty. I have a radio that plays nature sounds and the rain is my favorite. Counting backwards from 100. Praying until I fall asleep. and sex. when I can get ittongue out




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      Coralee Flug wrote Oct 14, 2009
    • I use a natural supplement that helps shut off your brain, I have found the older I get the more going on and the longer it takes me to settle down.




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      Rene' Grandon wrote Oct 14, 2009
    • When I was young I drank a glass of milk before bed. Well I am now dairy retarded so it is melontin to the rescue.

      ciao,
      Bella




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      Angelcart wrote Oct 16, 2009
    • When I was younger I always slept with the radio on.  Now music drives me nuts when I’m going to sleep.  I fall asleep with the TV on and take an ambien.  Works great!




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      Klha wrote Oct 21, 2009
    • Coralee - what natural supplement do you take?  I do not sleep.  It takes me forever to fall asleep because my mind is on overdrive.  Even when I finally fall asleep I wake up or don’t sleep very well.  I’ve used sleeping pills but if I oversleep then I can’t seem to catch up!  It’s a daily thing and it drives me crazy.  I can’t remember the last time I slept soundly for any period of time!




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