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devilroljin

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For the most part I don't have too much trouble falling asleep. I used to be pretty good, I would just lay down for a few minutes and I was out. There are some days, however, that I have trouble falling asleep, although those days are far in between. Some times excitement or anxiety may play a role about having a hard time falling asleep, specially if you have to get up early and/or you have a big or very important event the next day.

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Re: How long do you have to lie awake before you can go to sleep?
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2013, 11:31:26 am »
About three hours then lights out for me.

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Re: How long do you have to lie awake before you can go to sleep?
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2013, 12:00:58 pm »
I don't have a problem falling asleep, it usually takes me about 30 minutes. My issue is staying asleep...I wake up about 5 or 6 hours later usually around 3 or 4 in the morning and can't fall back to sleep, and when I finally go back to sleep it's time for me to get up...

Have y'all heard of a product called "ZzzQuil"?...It's a non habit forming sleep aid. I think I may try that.

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Re: How long do you have to lie awake before you can go to sleep?
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2013, 12:04:52 pm »
Oh my gosh--for some reason, I only sleep about one or two hours at a time--I am up at weird hours of the night and fall asleep for periods in the afternoon and evening.  Once I feel I need to sleep, I am out within minutes!

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Re: How long do you have to lie awake before you can go to sleep?
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2013, 12:29:27 pm »
Usually within less than 5 minutes Iím snoozing away. If I canít sleep, meditating for 15 minutes or less should help me fall fast asleep.

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Re: How long do you have to lie awake before you can go to sleep?
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2013, 12:49:47 pm »
I agree with the change of plans for the next day, the anxiety can make it difficult to drift off into lala land....I use to have a very hard time dozing off, but these days it's much better to drift off.....

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Re: How long do you have to lie awake before you can go to sleep?
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2013, 01:06:14 pm »
yea I usually fall asleep in 10-15 mins but I too can't fall asleep fast if I have an exam or something important the next day.

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Re: How long do you have to lie awake before you can go to sleep?
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2013, 01:20:21 pm »
Usually takes awhile to fall asleep really hate it but sleep about6-7 hours. Years ago i had some real insomnia so got medicine from a doctorhelped a ton only took it when needed like once a week . over the counter meds are like Benadryl  an antihistamine will make you sleepy.

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Re: How long do you have to lie awake before you can go to sleep?
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2013, 03:32:21 pm »
hours then i sleep for just three or four hours

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Re: How long do you have to lie awake before you can go to sleep?
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2013, 03:41:48 pm »
I usually have no problem falling asleep, but when I get up in the night, then I have a problem getting back to sleep. 

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Re: How long do you have to lie awake before you can go to sleep?
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2013, 08:44:37 pm »
About 3 hours

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Re: How long do you have to lie awake before you can go to sleep?
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2013, 08:47:34 pm »
i'm usually asleep within 20 minutes of lying down.
i don't drink coffee often, but if i drink it after 3pm,
it keeps me awake later on!
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Re: How long do you have to lie awake before you can go to sleep?
« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2013, 10:12:13 pm »
I fall asleep fast, sometimes within a few minutes.
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Re: How long do you have to lie awake before you can go to sleep?
« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2013, 10:12:50 pm »
Maybe about 20-30 minutes. Although I had trouble getting to sleep last night. But that was the downstairs neighbor's fault. He likes to play video games on loud speakers. Like he is again tonight.

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Re: How long do you have to lie awake before you can go to sleep?
« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2013, 10:17:01 pm »
 :star: :star: :star: MAJORITY OF THE TIME I FALL STRAIGHT TO SLEEP THANK GOODNESS!!! :star: :star: :star:

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