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Clearing your head Mother of Broccoli. 1 child; California 12595 posts
14th Feb '13

How do you do it??



I want to go to bed, but every time I lay down my mind won't shut the f**k up. I can't stop thinking and obviously that's preventing me from sleeping. This happens every night, but tonight is a lot worse than normal. I'm physically exhausted, but my mind won't turn off. :?



I've already taken a warm shower, and I don't want to drink/eat anything. I just wanna go to sleep :(

Dr. Angelface 2 kids; California 8236 posts
14th Feb '13
Quoting Mother of Broccoli.:" How do you do it?? I want to go to bed, but every time I lay down my mind won't shut the f**k up. I ... [snip!] ... mind won't turn off. :? I've already taken a warm shower, and I don't want to drink/eat anything. I just wanna go to sleep :("


read something a little boring.

snglemama 4 kids; Georgia 11978 posts
14th Feb '13
Quoting Mother of Broccoli.:" How do you do it?? I want to go to bed, but every time I lay down my mind won't shut the f**k up. I ... [snip!] ... mind won't turn off. :? I've already taken a warm shower, and I don't want to drink/eat anything. I just wanna go to sleep :("


Melatonin... or Unisom : D

k♥[j&a] 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 1057 posts
14th Feb '13

Write everything down that you're thinking about. It helps me sometimes. Also, reading puts me to sleep.

livinginmargheritaville West Stockholm, New York 3 posts
14th Feb '13

Did you try any of the sounds you use for putting the kids to bed? Also, try ditching the cell phone in the bedroom if you have it by your bed. Leave it in the kitchen, or anywhere but by your bed. There was a recent study, I think the the New England Journal of Medicine, suggesting that cellphones by your bed tend to keep you up later, even if you aren't on them. Also, sleeping with the TV on never really helps you sleep (you may not do that, but I know people that do. My own father likes to do that and he never gets a good nights sleep.). It just keeps your body awake. Books are okay, but usually they still keep your mind occupied. Maybe you haven't identified something stressful, or upsetting (BESIDES the not sleeping!)? At any rate, good luck. If you find something that works, post an update. If it isn't of the pharmaceutical variety I might try it.

KNZ. 3 kids; Washington 59253 posts
14th Feb '13

watch something funny til you pass out.
i can never just lay down 'n go to sleep cos of this,
and showers/baths/anything that puts me even more alone with my thoughts makes it worse.

[[Breezy]] 1 child; Savannah, Georgia 14504 posts
14th Feb '13

Watch something funny like Family Guy or South Park, or you can try to meditate yourself to sleep! Picture a beach scene and focus on all the sounds at the beach.

Mother of Broccoli. 1 child; California 12595 posts
14th Feb '13

Thanks ladies! I laid down and took some really deep breaths and ended up going to sleep :D

[[Breezy]] 1 child; Savannah, Georgia 14504 posts
14th Feb '13
Quoting Mother of Broccoli.:" Thanks ladies! I laid down and took some really deep breaths and ended up going to sleep :D"


You were thinking about me. :3

Mother of Broccoli. 1 child; California 12595 posts
14th Feb '13
Quoting [[Breezy]]:" You were thinking about me. :3"


I wish you were in bed with me :wink: :3

ElleBelle (37 weeks) Due September 22; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Rio Rancho, NM, United States 22471 posts
status 15th Feb '13

I've been having problems sleeping too lately. I wish I could smoke a big hefty J like high school days.....sigh.....

Mother of Broccoli. 1 child; California 12595 posts
15th Feb '13
Quoting Elliot Grace's Mama:" I've been having problems sleeping too lately. I wish I could smoke a big hefty J like high school days.....sigh....."


LOL me too. Haven't had the extra cash though :?

ElleBelle (37 weeks) Due September 22; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Rio Rancho, NM, United States 22471 posts
status 15th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mother of Broccoli.:</b>" LOL me too. Haven't had the extra cash though :? "</blockquote>




I just don't have the guts haha

Mother of Broccoli. 1 child; California 12595 posts
15th Feb '13
Quoting Elliot Grace's Mama:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Mother of Broccoli.:</b>" LOL me too. Haven't had the extra cash though :? "</blockquote> I just don't have the guts haha"


I was like that for a while. But it helped me with PPD a bit. :P