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    Exercise.

    Or sexercise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MEversbergII View Post
    Exercise.

    Or sexercise.

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    +1 on sexercise - with or without a partner. Nothing like a good Oh! to put you to sleep.
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    Well that's much more fun than potato starch...

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    -Much- more fun.

    Can't recommend it enough.

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    bowl of ice cream before bed always does it for me.
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    I was chronically exhausted, unable to sleep well at night, falling asleep at work, and just a mess a few months ago. Here's what has helped me (very much life changing!)

    1. Avoid blue light ~2 hours before bed (you might be able to get away with less time before bed, but this is a good starting point.) I got an orange light bulb from the hardware store, and use that (I stretch, exercise, read, listen to music, or write in the orange light - you don't have to do "restful" things - just avoid BLUE LIGHT.) Blue light = all screens (tablets, computer, tv, phone, etc.) and all white lights (since they have blue in them).

    2. Avoid caffeine during the day. I don't drink coffee (or alcohol). I recently discovered the caffeine in dark chocolate totally kicks my butt when it comes to sleep. If I have it late at night, I just can't fall asleep - but even if I have it before noon, my sleep is restless, not deep, and I wake up tired. Sad, but I think I actually like sleep better than dark chocolate!

    3. I've been cleaning up my diet as I did #1 and #2. I started changing my diet first, and my sleep didn't improve until I added the orange light. But, I can do an occasional (1 time a week or less) "cheat" day where I have a bit more sugar (and milk chocolate), and I still do ok. The dark chocolate though, seriously, kills my sleep...

    That's what's working for me... and I haven't fallen asleep ONCE at 5pm (after work, used to happen EVERY day) since I started with the orange light (and orange glasses for traveling, or leaving the bedroom). Orange light bulb was $5, glasses were ~$7 or so on Amazon. Being able to wake up feeling rested = mind-bogglingly-amazing! ;-)

    Good luck!

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    I've seen improvement the last two nights trying honey one and a banana the other. I've been reading about resistant starch on and off this weekend and I'm ready to give it a shot too.

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    sleep with socks on
    also try reading or watching a movie, sometimes it helps...
    and put your phone down.. tv turned off.. put your all lights off actually
    also sleeping with earplugs helps me fall asleep easier sometimes, but no chance of hearing the alarm if I need one

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    Grounding and avoiding blue light, plus the oblivious one, just get more sleep!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NittyGrittyDanny View Post
    hippy cabbage
    Best euphemism ever.

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