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    What's your recipe against INSOMNIA (mine is oldies music)?

    I think I'll never have sleepless nights anymore. This is the perfect "dope" to fall asleep in just minutes. My latest discovery on YT. 😁😁
    There are tons of such videos on this channel (but try this one first!!!!). And what do you do against sleepless nights?


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    Mostly instrumental tunes featuring cello, piano or acoustic guitar. My biggest go-to is Adam Hurst, a cellist with some Dream inducing music.


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    It's been a while since I had trouble, but I used to go lie on the couch facing away from the TV tuned to CSPAN at a volume that's low enough to hear all the blathering but not be able to make out the words, and pretty soon, ZZZzzzzzzzzzz

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    I have some Prog albums that bore me so much that fall asleep very soon. Wont be giving any names though.

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    My recipe against insomnia?

    Sheer exhaustion.

    As Calvin once said, the days are just packed.
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    Maintain a routine. Take a shower about 4-5 hours before you go to bed. Being stuffed with food helps me.. Relax any way you can.

    I also turn off the phone at 6-7pm.. I eat, watch some "dumb" TV, but nothing too exciting. I have some "smoke".. I'll watch old episodes of stuff from MeTV, etc., (Wanted: Dead or Alive, The Rifleman) until I can't keep my eyes open, which is usually when I take my last leak, and if I still have trouble keeping my eyes open, I go to bed immediately.

    I also must keep it as cold as possible. The sound of the window AC unit helps block all the other sounds -- traffic, birds, neighbors, etc.

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    Listening to classic comedy radio show MP3s at night while I lay down. Jack Benny, Bob Hope, etc. I like falling asleep to laughs, it makes me smile and eases me.

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    I worked 3rd or 2nd shift for the last 15 years of my career, but also had to be in during the day for meetings, so never had anything close to a normal sleep pattern. I am now retired, but still rely on Ambien most of the time for sleep. I have been taking it for years and it works well for me.

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    If I am truly desperate I have some instructional videos that could tranquilize a rhino. I have yet to watch one all the way through.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheH View Post
    I have some Prog albums that bore me so much that fall asleep very soon. Wont be giving any names though.
    Why the heck not? Others have insomnia on here too.
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    Fripp & Eno's The Equatorial Stars works okay.
    "It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."
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    Nostalgia, you know, ain't what it used to be. Furthermore, they tells me, it never was.
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    murder documentaries
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rune Blackwings View Post
    murder documentaries
    my wife did that True Crime stuff but had to quit because they started infiltrating her dreams.

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    There's a lot of YT vids of low frequency alpha, beta and delta wave emissions for sleep or meditation

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    Television always works for me.
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    ^^ Television works for me too often when I don't want it to. Sometimes to the point where it's almost painful to try to stay awake.
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    My wife uses these links, usually it works for her.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0BNejY1e9ik

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FfdIpDNV_TQ

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    Quote Originally Posted by progmatist View Post
    ^^ Television works for me too often when I don't want it to. Sometimes to the point where it's almost painful to try to stay awake.
    Exactly! I can be trying to watch something in the evening and can't keep my eyes open. Late at night it is the exact opposite.

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    Chamomile tea + Ashra’s New Age of Earth
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveSly View Post
    Exactly! I can be trying to watch something in the evening and can't keep my eyes open. Late at night it is the exact opposite.
    Same here. Possibly because during primetime, I'm drowsy from just having dinner. But by late night, I'm pretty much over it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by progmatist View Post
    Same here. Possibly because during primetime, I'm drowsy from just having dinner. But by late night, I'm pretty much over it.
    Same here, I tend to get drowsy after eating. It seems to be worse as I have gotten older as it hardly ever used to happen.

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    Death Metal. Honest to God's truth.
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    Because NIR induces intracellular production of melatonin, better and longer sleep occurs:
    On the verge of indecision
    I'll always take the roundabout way

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Eric View Post
    Death Metal. Honest to God's truth.
    contrary to what others believe, I find metal music quite relaxing.
    "Alienated-so alien I go!"

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    On the verge of indecision
    I'll always take the roundabout way

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