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#1 Old 08-05-2014, 12:49 PM
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Mind Racing Before Bed

I find my mind doesn't stop racing before bed, to the point that where it takes me sometimes hours to fall asleep. Does anyone have any tips for overcoming this?
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#2 Old 08-05-2014, 03:37 PM
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This happens to me a lot. Sometimes it's just impossible to turn off the brain before bed. I have found a couple of remedies that help:

1. drink a hot tea with some valerian root before bed
2. pop 2 advil liquid gels or extra strength tylenols

Obviously number 2 should only be done in moderation, but give the valerian root a shot. There's a tea by the name of "SleepytIme" that works wonders.



Hope this helps and good luck or should I say good night
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#3 Old 08-05-2014, 10:21 PM
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Hi Tony,
It's rockygirl, writing under my temporary name, peevedrocky.

Anyway, I used to have this problem. It took a while, but I did this.

When I got home from work I made a short to do list. I put on everything I needed to do from wash dinner dishes to walk dog to correct papers. I crossed off the things one by one and didn't go to sleep until they were all done. The feeling of "doneness" helped me sleep. Eventually, I put less and less on the list, and I don't need to use it any more. I never have racing thoughts now.

For me, it wasn't the ability to relax, it was the stress of not having things done. I would get up in the middle of the night to pack my lunch for example. Now, if I don't get my lunch packed before bed, I just know I'll go out the next day or something. Much less stress.

Good luck.
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#4 Old 08-06-2014, 02:58 PM
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Hey tonysop, I have a couple things you may find quite useful. First and foremost is meditation, in the morning and before bed if you can. Second and the mose useful is binaural frequencies.

check out the lists on these two sites

http://synthesislearning.com/article/brwav.htm
http://www.lunarsight.com/freq.htm

The first link will help you understand what the different frequencies will do for you, the second one will help you fine tune your results. Simply find your desired frequency, google/youtube a track with your desired frequency and head to bed.

This is one of my favorites...

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#5 Old 08-06-2014, 04:00 PM
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Hey tonysop, I have a couple things you may find quite useful. First and foremost is meditation, in the morning and before bed if you can. Second and the mose useful is binaural frequencies.

check out the lists on these two sites

http://synthesislearning.com/article/brwav.htm
http://www.lunarsight.com/freq.htm

The first link will help you understand what the different frequencies will do for you, the second one will help you fine tune your results. Simply find your desired frequency, google/youtube a track with your desired frequency and head to bed.

This is one of my favorites...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXYcRbA3ZLk
Have you found that meditation works for you? I haven't had success with this but maybe I am meditating wrong LOL.
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#6 Old 08-08-2014, 06:04 PM
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Have you found that meditation works for you? I haven't had success with this but maybe I am meditating wrong LOL.
I find great success with this! how long and often have yo been trying? I've known people who express similar sentiments as yours but they'll try for 5 minutes every now and then, that is just not going to work. Its like how you train a muscle or for an activity. You need the repetition to become comfortable. You cant bench press 200 pounds your first day in the gym, nor do 50KM on the bicycle first day out...

patience and practice, patience and practice
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#7 Old 12-23-2014, 10:40 AM
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re: Mind racing Before Bed

Magnesium Citrate supplements. Do some research first. It works....there is one potential side effect though, diarrhea.
Some folks prefer chelated forms of it.
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#8 Old 05-02-2015, 08:45 AM
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Does getting to bed feel like a nightmare? For many of us, as soon as it’s time for bed, the brain begins buzzing. We might experience racing thoughts or a thought or two that keeps gnawing at us. Then those thoughts can turn into worry thoughts about not being able to function the next day because we slept poorly. It can become a vicious cycle. While there’s “no button to push” to deactivate our thoughts, of course, we can “create the right associations” to help us sleep well, says Lawrence Epstein, M.D., chief medical officer of Sleep HealthCenters and instructor in medicine at Harvard University.

Below, Dr. Epstein and sleep specialist Stephanie Silberman, Ph.D, share their insight on quieting your worries and sleeping well.








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