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 should i be freaking out?
i just went to the doctor and i told him my symptoms. well he said it could either be something as simple as not getting enough iron in my diet because im a vegetarian....or something more serious ...


 Anyone battling to quit smoking?
did you win your battle, how did you do it? Do you think cold turkey is the best way, my hubby manged it 10 months ago, i am finding it really difficult. Any tips? Have you beat it, how did you do ...


 wat hapns wen u dont pee for a week?
im thinking of trying this for charity and people will give me 100pounds if i dont pee (at all, even a ...


 Is it a health risk to have my pc in my bedroom? will I be exposed to its radiation when i sleep at night?
even though the pc is turned off?...


 How old is OLDEST cigarette smoker that you know (or have ever met)?
I met a steady half-a-pack-a-day smoker today. He's 96! Couldn't believe it. He said he's smoked the same brand since he was 15 years old.

But don't read too much ...


 Is there anything you can say or do to help my friend who is quitting smoking?
Monitorhead is going cold turkey. Today is day 7 and he's needing some inspiration and motivation from you fine people. Any advice to help? Any motivation? Any funny anecdotes? Any load of crap ...


 I want a pill to make me 10 to 20 smarter?
I want to smarter for many types of things including computer and school can a pill help me I will take it every day with water....


 someone tell me what this is? im scared?
i have been really itchy lately, [like my arms, hands, and stomach mostly] and i have like little red dots on the places that are itchy. ive had this for a few weeks now, i know for a fact that its ...


 i think theres something wrong with me (please read)?
i could be sitting on a chair doing nothing and all of a sudden i get this big adrenaline rush and my eye brow and ear start twitching and i feel a little be dizzy what could that be? its happening ...


 Where's the wierdest place you've gotten a mosquito bite?
I've gotten on my arms, shoulders, neck, cheeks, ankles, fingers, thighs. and I'm allergic to them! so they swell up like my bodies trying to grow a new body part!...


 If i wrap my feet will they get smaller?
i have naturally wide feet, so if i wrap them tight (with knee-high socks) will they get smaller?
if they will, how long should i do this?
i just want them small enough to look good in ...


 what are some good ways to fall asleep faster?
the tittle pretty much says it^^^^^^^
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 Help me please!!! I'm so scared! Serious answers only?
I have this thing on my right butt cheek. It really hurts. I think it's a bug bite but I'm not sure. It's circular and it has some sort of puss filled dot in the center. It's ...


 If i'm 15 and i'm 5'5 will I grow anymore?
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 How can i not be tired in the morning?
Im 15 and in the 11th grade. I wake up at 6:00 am and go to be at 9:00 pm. Im so tired during the day, sometimes when i am supposed to stay after, i will just skip and take the bus home right after ...


 is it true we eat spiders in our sleep?
ok, i heard this from a lot of people guys..and just so you know, i have an unbelievable fear of spiders and all the other bugs, insects, whatnot..omg, i can cry. and hearing this, makes me wanna ...


 My mother died 10 days ago and I'm having a hard time coping. What can I do to get through this awful time?
http://blog.360.yahoo.com/blog-NvrA3TsjdKS5kkjuUhg9v.BDQQ--?cq=1
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My mother died of cancer. We didn't know she had it until the end of June and we only found out ...


 Is there something safer to smoke than tobacco.?
I have been smoking shisha, a type of tobacco, for a few years now on rare occasion. I do not smoke anything else, but enjoy the sensation and the social opportunities that smoking out of a hookah ...


 What is a good way to get more sleep?
So i am only 16, but lately i've been having some trouble with going to sleep and staying asleep. I fall asleep around 12ish and wake up at most 5 times a night. Then at school i feel weak and ...


 Why do I sleep so much?
I am a healthy 19 year old and I drink plenty of water, am not overweight, rarely drink alcohol and am somewhat active. I end up sleeping a full nights sleep and staying exhausted during the day. If I...



Mila Johnson
How can i fall asleep people? without taking the night pill?
how can i sleep without taking the nightquile? i usually take the night quil to fall asleep.cause it's getting hard for me to fall alseep lately, i been on it for 2 months now!1 what would happen if i continue to take nigh??
                      








James F
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Try melatonin (sp?) it is your bodies natural hormone that tell you to go to bed.


meee
count sheeps


Adidas
have someone sing a lullaby to you


ulagam
Practise yoganidra a technique taught by the Bihar School of Yoga.


Miss Blue
this is kinda stupid but count sheep ?? it works for me


tae
some people i know get drunk so they can fall asleep. and others i know just stay up very long until they get messed up enough to go to sleep.


JLLady
Ok , here are a few ideas.
1. watch a VERY boring show on tv and put the tv on sleep timer
2. Put on a tape of someone talking about something REALLY BORING (tape a math teacher or something)
Then snuggle comfy in bed and close eyes
3. Read a book while lying down ( tires your eyes)
4. Just get cozy in bed and turn out the lights and think happy thoughts to start up your dreams.
5.Get married to a very snuggly person.

Good luck


Fireman
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You should contact your doctor for a mild tranquilizer to help you relax and sleep. It sounds as if you could have anxiety, and or insomnia.


mi deng
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Just stay up for one whole night and then sleep the next day. Never fails for me.


Susan Yarrawonga
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Some warm milk at bedtime is supposed to help. Further remedies can be found in a web search for "natural sleep remedies".


A ?? ?
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eventually it will have an opposite effect and wake you up instead of put you to sleep.. Ahhh the joys of "the nightquile". It not only effects the minds ability to sleep but also has negative impact on ones ability to spell, evidently


wilderness
Give up caffeine. Don't take naps during the day. Exercise regularly -- if you have worked out, you will be tired enough to get a good night's sleep. Try to sleep on a regular schedule.

Those are lifestyle choices that will help you. I've had trouble sleeping myself -- I'm a very restless sleeper. The above has worked for me.

You can also try to read something fairly boring or slightly difficult right before bed. Like some classical literature.

Good night & good luck!


alpenglowmedia
Take valerian root. it is natural with no side effects


clcalifornia
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I have chronic insomia
Get yourself a peaceful bedtime ritual
dim the lights. drink caffeen free tea
take a long hot bath
have a clean comfortable bed.
If your head doesn't stop thinking. write down what you need to thinik about it and tell yourself you will do it tomorrow at 9am.

Banannas and warm milk work well


Shash3
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Clearly not of us know as we are all awake at midnight, just like you. But I would not take that stuff nor would I take meletonin or a natural sleep aid, (they can contribute to depression and other unpleasant things). Meditation works, but it takes practice. But sitting on the computer will not help you or the rest of us. Go to bed at the same time, and try to create a regular, yet peaceful routine.


branddxb
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the reason often is that the mind is tired , the body is not. so one should tire oneself out. try learning meditation. but dont drink to fall asleep. thats a nasty habit to get into.


Alice
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Try reading, that makes a lot of people start to get sleepy. I have a hard time sleeping to, so usually I'll read for about 15-45 minutes before I go to sleep.


je.suis.kat
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Some teas are very calming. As is a mug of warm milk.
I know lavender lotions or bath milks help people to sleep.
Have a really busy day, then finish everything you need to have done (or can possibly do) before settling yourself in bed. Don't eat dinner too late or watch a lot of TV. Read a novel or write in a journal.. sometimes they help clear your mind and make you sleepy. Or just relax and close your eyes.
I reccommend yoga. I had sleeping issues and a friend said I should try yoga. They teach you how to clear your mind and meditate. These are also good techniques to help you fall asleep.


Kin
Meditation helps a lot,
learn how to control your breathing and through that you learn how to control the rest of your body, right after meditation sessions you loose your sleep for the stream of energy that just went through your body, but after 20 or 30 minutes you really fall into a deep relaxed sleepy mode. Trust me!

There are several meditation techniques out there just browse the net a liffle and you'll find one that will interest
you, start with a lite short one though, you don't want to stay
there all night when you get started, remember you are trying to sleep... wright?


DarkKnight
you will be addicted to it and have to go to meetings a better way of getting to sleep is be more active during the day go ride a bike go to the gym or do some type of activity that would wear you out physically


LillyH
close your eyes and dont think about anything, counting sheep doesnt work, I used to have the same problem as you.Also make yourself active in the day so you will be tired at night.


flygirl2
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ok here is the REAL info..

Nyquil has DXM (dextromethorphan) in it which is also known as dissociative anaesthetics. It can have powerful psychedelic effects at sufficiently high doses.

These can be highly dangerous.

I would try methods that are useful such as..

-No caffiene after 2pm
-Try not to watch a drama series before bed time.
-Do light stretching, nothing strenuous, you'll wake yourself up again.
-Dont do any other activities in your bed such as homework, work, etc. Keep your bed for sleep and resting only.
-Lastly, is all else fails, watch something so boring that you fall asleep from boredom

ALWAYS WORKS FOR ME!

Hope this was helpful! :)


Nell
There might be a reason why your brain is not allowing you to fall asleep - perhaps there is a problem or ten you need to deal with first. Maybe seeing a Councilor can work? Try to avoid all types of caffeine five hours prior to you going to sleep; try exercises; try meditating. I read somewhere what also helps is to drink a glass of milk before you climb into bed, and while you wait to fall asleep, focus your mind on an object. It's worked for me so far.:-)


Lea F
Well, I am no doctor, but I do have experience with meds. And there's a risk of dependency. Especially with sedatives, like Nyquil, though I am pretty sure in all my experience I've never been addicted to it.
A good way to fall asleep is to lay in a dimly lit or dark, comfortable space and do something completely boring. Or just think of yourself sleeping.


Aztec_Angel
#1 it's addictive #2 your body has become dependant on it
#3 time to stop b 4 is get further out of contorl good luck


FishyFace
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Count sheep, or make a story up in your head and keep trying to fix it. It works for me...
one sheep...two sheep... 2343sheep later...ZZZZ

Answer my question, I answered yours...
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080309224535AAFEBmS&cp=2


hskim814
Stretching your body helps you to fall asleep


mialove ♥
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okay, this sounds really insane, but...
when i can't sleep, i listen to the soundtrack from 'titanic'.

hahaha, YES, there is someONE who owns that soundtrack :)


briahna93
isnt nightquill medicine that gets over the flu or something? just lay down, and close your eyes, and start day dreaming with your eyes closed ,and hopefully befroe you know it you will be asleep


Devan
read, in dim light.

don't eat, drink alcohol, smoke, or work out for at least an hour or more before bed.

seriously though, reading is very good, tires your eyes out, but just keep on going, always try to keep going, and eventually you'll get to the end of a page and be too tired to turn it to the next one, or you start dropping the book on yourself. then it's game over, just close your eyes and succumb to the beautiful ritual that is sleep.


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