Remedy of not being able to sleep:
Do something really fun, like watching tauge grows. take one green bean (uncooked), take a bit of cotton and dip in water, and wrap the green bean with that wet cotton. watch it grow into tauge. If cotton get dry, add a bit of wate, but do not drown the green bean in water. It cannot swim and it will not grow like that.
You mean you havent slept since last night?
ok, dont flame me, but was told an age old recipe to sleep. Have a good sex...
Sounds like a good idea... tomorrow i go advertise for a good partner
Honestly, go see a doctor for some sleeping pills. It could be anxiety as your brain is too active. You need to sedate it and let it calm down. Avoid all kinds of tea, coffee and soft drinks (100+, mountain dew, pepsi, coke, red bull, etc) as they do contain caffeine.
I know sleeping pill is a bad option, but if you carry on this way, you will deprive your brain of rest and you will be a walking zombie. Besides, you may fall sick easily.
A word of caution though. Inform your mom if you are on sleeping pill so she will watch over you. But if you have some wolfy neighbours, dont bother telling them.
Please take care. Dont stress yourself. There are 11 days of Christmas to go.
sometimes, my advise to people with sleep problem is to grab some sleep before bedtime. If after a dinner, you feel sleepy, go for a nap right away. Listen to your body and dont wait until 11pm and try force yourself to sleep. The more you think you cant sleep, the harder your brain works.
In the office, ask friend to bring packet lunch back for you. Take a nap on the desk with head down.
In Taiwan, it is a norm to sleep during lunch break. There will usually e two persons on duty to pick up calls or answer the door. The rest will be sleeping. And trust me, a short 20min nap does make your day brighter.
Just remember, the brain the the body needs rest and they are independent. While on the bed, your body is resting, but your brain can still be active.
I had had some really good one to one discussions with psychologists before and I really learnt alot from them. They were my instructors when I took their courses.
And, when you get too tired, you may also suffer from a syndrome called "ghost pressing" in Chinese. This is a situation when your mind is active, but your body cant move an inch. I searched for 20years to understand how it happened and was enlightened by my instructor overseas.
I had the worse sleep ever.
I was sneezing non-stop prior to me sleeping. took Clarinase and that eased the nose a bit, and fell asleep at about 3? I woke up at 6am. and then had my brekkie/tea and then fell asleep from 8am till 12.30pm.
urgh I really hate being back in Singapore at times. damn nose and its sinus issues!
My best defense is having a big rest over the weekend and accept that am sleeping 2-4hrs during the week days.
I never have a nap after dinner before 5pm - defo won't sleep again in the night.
Sometimes can have a short nap during the day (sit at desk with eyes closed.....and if no one has called me/bothered me an hour can go by!!!)
As for exercise - if got the time - go swimming (if of course you can't find a suitable partner!). Perhaps we should take up tai chi!!!