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Old 02-09-2019, 04:48 AM
 
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Now I am working and studying, everything as usual for the past 6 months, but I have to submit my final thesis in 3 weeks and the workload is harder. I can't sleep well due to stress and just is hard to fall asleep at nights. Any healthy suggestions?

Thanks in advance
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Old 02-09-2019, 05:21 AM
 
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A melatonin supplement might help. I take a benadryl and/or a single sleeping pill every now and then to combat my insomnia issues.

No screens before bed helps (I do read my kindle paperwhite, but I'm talking about the bright phone / tablet screens).

Someone once mentioned holding your tongue in the middle of your mouth without touching anything. I think it focuses your brain or something, instead of letting it wander to all the things you need to do.

I also started writing down a list of things I need to do, so I they aren't in my brain while I try to remember them.

And I'll sing / chant - usually either the Sesame Street song, or my ABC's.

Wishing you luck this is a tough one....
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Old 02-09-2019, 01:55 PM
 
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Melatonin is a good suggestion. There are some teas to help you relax before bed, too, and breathing exercises are a good thing to focus your mind and lower your heart rate. You can probably find some on YouTube. It also focuses your mind, but has physical effects as well.

It's only 3 weeks; you'll be OK.
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Old 02-10-2019, 08:39 PM
 
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A small fan in the room to make white noise may help. Take an ibuprofen before bed. Make sure you get cardiovascular exercise during the day. This will help in 3 areas. It will help in memory and recall, it will lower stress level and it will help you sleep better. Detach you mind from your studies an hour before bed. Do something that takes your mind elsewhere and temporarily compartmentalize and isolate your studies and think about things you like to do such as hobbies, traveling, etc. In the morning re engage into your thesis and set short term goals. "By noon I will have X completed". Doesn't have to be perfect at first. You can push back through it later to edit and improve, but you want to have a complete structure in place in advance and then you have time to go back and re run through it. You'll be ready early because you have something you can deliver.
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Old Yesterday, 12:26 PM
 
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Inhaling cigarette-smoke/nicotine or drinking coffee too late into the night, I will sleep
very poorly.
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Old Yesterday, 12:28 PM
 
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Look in the Supplement area for a new post on Homeopathics and Insomnia.
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Old Today, 08:36 PM
 
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It sounds too simple, but it works for me. Put yourself in a good sleeping posture and make yourself yawn a couple of times. Just thinking of yawning will make you want to do it.
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