logo

Privacy
This forum uses cookies to ensure smooth navigation from page to page of a thread. If you choose to register and provide your email, that email is solely used to get your password to you and updates on any topics you choose to watch. Nothing else. Ask with any questions!
Channel List
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies
Safety
We take forum safety very seriously here at BellaOnline. Please be sure to read through our Forum Guidelines. Let us know if you have any questions or comments!
Newest Members
LoreenBarton, amyispretty, Akeem Koss, healthiswealth, LamRoy
58383 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Forums417
Topics119,528
Posts848,336
Members58,383
Most Online449
Mar 28th, 2018
Top Posters(30 Days)
Angie 59
Advertising
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Tips for Falling Asleep #789986
10/29/12 04:28 AM
10/29/12 04:28 AM
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 22,637
Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames Offline OP
BellaOnline Editor
Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames  Offline OP
BellaOnline Editor
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 22,637
I've put together this list of tips for falling asleep. Which of these work for you? Do you have other tips to add in?

* keep the room cool

* take a hot shower / bath beforehand. It then makes the room seem cool.

* eliminate allergens / get a fresh pillowcase. I have to be sure to wash them with non-allergenic / non-bleach detergent to sleep best. I switch out the pillowcase even when I'm not ready to switch sheets.

* white noise helps. I run an air filter in my bedroom. Some people have apps on their phones that have a wealth of noises to choose from.

* make it *really* dark or wear an eye mask. I have double shades on my windows, and curtains too. I also cover up or turn off any glowing plugs or clocks. I keep my watch by my bed which is push-button to light up, if I need to know the time.

* avoid caffeine / chocolate / alcohol beforehand

* avoid glowy devices & TV for an hour beforehand. Light on your eyes causes melatonin not to be produced, because your brain thinks it's still daytime. So your brain needs that dark to start preparing for sleep.

* lavender as a scent can help bring on sleepiness

* chamomile tea is also known to help here

* keep a journal by your bed, with a glowing-pen. This way you can write without turning on a bright light. Here's an example if you haven't seen one -

glowy pen

This way if you have a thought that's stuck in your head, you write it down and then promise yourself "I'll deal with it when I wake up". Any time the thought circles back again, promise yourself you'll deal with it later. This is a training process. The more you do it, the more it works. So don't be frustrated if it doesn't work the first time, or second, or tenth. Keep at it. The training is key, and it does get better over time.

* exercise. I know we can sometimes tend to avoid exercise. But it really does help the body sleep MUCH more easily. Find something you love to do. Dance with your Wii. Go for a lovely walk in nature. Play with your pets. The more you do it, the better you'll sleep.

* remove stress from your life.

Last edited by Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames; 10/29/12 05:43 AM.

Lisa Shea, Low Carb / Video Games Editor
Low Carb Forum
Re: Tips for Falling Asleep [Re: Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames] #789993
10/29/12 05:02 AM
10/29/12 05:02 AM
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 469
Bay Area, California
Tina - Living Simply Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Tina - Living Simply  Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Gecko
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 469
Bay Area, California
For the last 3 weeks I've done a series of 3 on how to get a better night's sleep. Here they are:

How to Get a Good Night�s Sleep
What to Do at Night in Order to Sleep Well
Have a good evening routine before you fall asleep

Re: Tips for Falling Asleep [Re: Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames] #789998
10/29/12 05:45 AM
10/29/12 05:45 AM
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 22,637
Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames Offline OP
BellaOnline Editor
Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames  Offline OP
BellaOnline Editor
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 22,637
Dear Tina -

Those are great tips! We do have a soft nightlight in the bathroom.

The "early bedtime" is of course a varying thing - we all work different hours, so early for one person is late for another person smile.


Lisa Shea, Low Carb / Video Games Editor
Low Carb Forum
Re: Tips for Falling Asleep [Re: Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames] #790143
10/30/12 03:44 AM
10/30/12 03:44 AM
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 22,637
Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames Offline OP
BellaOnline Editor
Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames  Offline OP
BellaOnline Editor
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 22,637
We do also have a 39 page free ebook available for everyone, on Secrets to Falling Asleep! It covers a lot of what I posted here -

Secrets to Falling Asleep


Lisa Shea, Low Carb / Video Games Editor
Low Carb Forum
Re: Tips for Falling Asleep [Re: Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames] #795314
12/05/12 11:20 PM
12/05/12 11:20 PM
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 48
C
Carolyn Golden Offline
Newbie
Carolyn Golden  Offline
Newbie
C
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 48
You just posted some great tips. I have a white noise machine and it really helps. My brain seems to focus in on that noise so nothing else bothers me! And I have to sleep in a cool room - I like to keep the fan on low even in the winter. Anyhow, thanks for the other tips - I think I have not been sleeping as well when my daughter turns on her nightlight because I like it dark! Guess it is time for the facemask!

Re: Tips for Falling Asleep [Re: Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames] #796254
12/16/12 06:00 PM
12/16/12 06:00 PM
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 22,637
Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames Offline OP
BellaOnline Editor
Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames  Offline OP
BellaOnline Editor
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 22,637
Carolyn -

I agree that my white noise machine definitely helps me sleep. It mutes out all those "sharp" noises that might have otherwise woken me up.


Lisa Shea, Low Carb / Video Games Editor
Low Carb Forum
Re: Tips for Falling Asleep [Re: Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames] #799838
01/10/13 03:28 AM
01/10/13 03:28 AM
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 212
M
Meredeth King Offline
Shark
Meredeth King  Offline
Shark
M
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 212
Nice post, then I have some asleep problem, Thanks for sharing, I would have a try on your tips!! Thanks again! :)


Come to pandahall to get your fashionable jewelry.
Re: Tips for Falling Asleep [Re: Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames] #800884
01/16/13 06:49 AM
01/16/13 06:49 AM
Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 7
Delaware
S
Smear Offline
Newbie
Smear  Offline
Newbie
S
Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 7
Delaware
I had sleeping problem for long time and thus trying to adopt such tips to help my sleep so hope for the best.

Re: Tips for Falling Asleep [Re: Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames] #803208
01/28/13 05:18 PM
01/28/13 05:18 PM
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 22,637
Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames Offline OP
BellaOnline Editor
Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames  Offline OP
BellaOnline Editor
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 22,637
It also helps to think thoughts of gratitude as you lay in bed. That way your mind focuses on the pleasant, helpful things in your life.


Lisa Shea, Low Carb / Video Games Editor
Low Carb Forum
Re: Tips for Falling Asleep [Re: Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames] #806043
02/14/13 09:44 AM
02/14/13 09:44 AM
Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 16
D
djesse Offline
Newbie
djesse  Offline
Newbie
D
Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 16
Very interesting tips. One thing I always consider so that I can fall asleep or sleep well is indeed to have cool room having an air conditioner is not necessary as long as the air can circulate, it is okay. My sleep can be disturb especially if I feel the room gets warmer. sometimes, I love to sleep while listening to music especially the mellow ones.

Page 1 of 2 1 2

Moderated by  DebbieMandel 

Brand New Posts
Where are you and how is the weather?
by Mona - Astronomy. 06/23/18 08:47 AM
Happy birthday, Royal Observatory Greenwich
by Mona - Astronomy. 06/23/18 08:45 AM
Summer Solstice - St John's Day
by Mona - Astronomy. 06/23/18 08:21 AM
The Natural Beauty Solution Book Revi
by Katherine - Natural Living. 06/23/18 05:46 AM
Articles of clothing you cannot go wrong with
by jodirose. 06/22/18 06:43 PM
Luke Cage - New Season
by Maria - Prime Time TV. 06/22/18 05:16 PM
Hair Color- How do you choose?
by Nancy Roussy. 06/22/18 04:29 PM
What are you looking forward to today?
by Nancy Roussy. 06/22/18 02:46 PM
What will you do today?
by Nancy Roussy. 06/22/18 02:44 PM
What's your Typical Daily Menu?
by Nancy Roussy. 06/22/18 02:36 PM
Forum Activities
Book Clubs
Trivia Contests
Register to Post!
Want to post? For security reasons you need to Register as a Forum Member. It's quick, easy and free!
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 107 guests, and 4 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Sponsor


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2018 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1