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Apr 17th, 2014, 17:27 PM  
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How do you relax before sleep / bed

I find it really hard to snuggle down and settle even though I'm soooo tired ... I keep saying I will read a book but never do!

What do you do?

Apr 17th, 2014, 20:27 PM  
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I know it's bad and they say that you shouldn't, but I always fall asleep playing on my phone. It really relaxes me for some reason!
Apr 17th, 2014, 22:32 PM  
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I have a DVD on, which I actually hate, but it's the back ground noise I like, and play on my phone/read a book for a while. It sounds super corny, but I find really hard to sleep if OHs not in bed too, I think it's cos he relaxes a lot faster than me, so I sync my breathing or something!

Another thing I do if I'm really struggling is to imagine parts of my body falling asleep from the toes up, so kinda feeling yourself go numb until you get to the top and fall asleep!
Apr 18th, 2014, 12:29 PM  
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I have battled this issue since childhood and there is no way I could read a book before bed. I need something that is going to slow my mind down, not try to speed it up. A good cup of tea works for me along with quiet time (kind of like what you do for kids).
Apr 18th, 2014, 13:11 PM  
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I don't usually have a problem getting off to sleep. If I do, a cup of hot chocolate before bed usually works, but I can't afford too many of them if I want to continue my weight loss! The kids like to have a DVD playing music to get them off to sleep. Try that.
Apr 18th, 2014, 13:38 PM  
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Avidian I get that with books, I get so into them I end up being up for hours! But I try and do say 1/2 hour of reading. My mum's always falling asleep reading and I just don't get how she can!
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I'm lucky I think as,as soon as my head hits the pillow I'm out for the count. But I do wake up at 4am and have done for years as I use to get up at that time for work.
May 10th, 2015, 16:25 PM  
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I usually am so tired when I get to sleep (my son is only 5 months old), but before I used to listen to music or read, and sometimes now I play Candy Crush Soda Saga, makes my brain turn off quicker.
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