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SleepRPSGT79 karma

You need to put your mind at rest first, the body will follow! No tv, loud music etc. Also a hot shower. No books either . They are just as effective (if not more) at stimulating your brain. Which in turn keeps it active while you try to sleep.

SleepRPSGT48 karma

Thanks everyone for the questions! I will do the best I can with keeping up. Sorry if it takes me a while, I am getting off of work and have a two hour drive home. I promise to keep answering questions as they come in !!

SleepRPSGT46 karma

Stress is a major contributing factor in poor sleep quality. If the mind is unable to relax, the body follows. Do you normally take a while to "unwind" before hitting the sack? A hot shower, no electronics and no meals before bed usually do the trick. As far as dreams, it's a tough call. Children as most likely to experience night terrors and such. If you are dreaming a lot that is a fairly good sign, as you are able to progress through the other stages to reach REM.

SleepRPSGT42 karma

Hmm.. Do you wake with frequent headaches or shortness of breath? How about limb movements? If you have a regular bed partner, consider asking them to look for these issues. Also, do you dream often ?

SleepRPSGT39 karma

At this point I would just say get up. Shower, exercise and eat a nice breakfast. I think sleeping for only an hour or so will actually make you more tired. But seriously, drive safe and don't do this a lot !!!