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TriciaRudy

828d

Hi there I am an 8 year post brain injury survivor and it has left me with severe insomnia! I am on a prescription for sleep,as well as Melatonin and medical marijuana, but I STILL don't sleep well! So I am wondering what YOU have done for your insomnia ❤️‍🩹

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    • sarah03

      822d

      I’ve read into a method the army uses to sleep in minutes. I don’t focus on breathing at all because it causes effort to me. I try to relax my body and and relax my shoulders arms laying up by my sides picking on finger up and down then I think of my waist. My theighs, my knees, shins, ankles feet. I wiggle each toe one by one. I close my eyes and think the word black I continue to say the word black. To focus on my eyes being closed and just seeing black. When I have thoughts run thru my head I think I’ll deal with this in the morning. As much anxiety as I’ll have tomorrow I’m lucky to have this moment to close my eyes and say the word black. nothing matters now that I’m in my bed. That my eyes are closed. Because that in itself is a breathe for my mind. In this moment nothing matters. It’ll matter in the morning and it’ll suck. But right now I’m lucky because it’s black. I have no control over my fears or situation or duties but right now my job is to remember my job is to think black and it’s scary. to let go of the fear and anxiety. But remember in this moment ur job and task is to sleep. nothing can change. but tomorrow it may be hard. be ok that whatever is going on could suck and it could be hard but right now the job is to sleep. not sure if this helps or made sense.

    • sarah03

      822d

      I’ve read into a method the army uses to sleep in minutes. I don’t focus on breathing at all because it causes effort to me. I try to relax my body and and relax my shoulders arms laying up by my sides picking on finger up and down then I think of my waist. My theighs, my knees, shins, ankles feet. I wiggle each toe one by one. I close my eyes and think the word black I continue to say the word black. To focus on my eyes being closed and just seeing black. When I have thoughts run thru my head I think I’ll deal with this in the morning. As much anxiety as I’ll have tomorrow I’m lucky to have this moment to close my eyes and say the word black. nothing matters now that I’m in my bed. That my eyes are closed. Because that in itself is a breathe for my mind. In this moment nothing matters. It’ll matter in the morning and it’ll suck. But right now I’m lucky because it’s black. I have no control over my fears or situation or duties but right now my job is to remember my job is to think black and it’s scary. to let go of the fear and anxiety. But remember in this moment ur job and task is to sleep. nothing can change. but tomorrow it may be hard. be ok that whatever is going on could suck and it could be hard but right now the job is to sleep. not sure if this helps or made sense.

    • Musickel

      827d

      I don’t know if you’ve seen any of my other posts but there are a lot of things that you can do with your diet that can really help you sleep it is all related. Eat breakfast first thing in the morning before coffee even if it’s just a little something, like yogurt with honey and blueberries. Also try keeping your blood sugars stable by eating a piece of fruit two hours after your meal of breakfast and two hours after your lunch of breakfast and then before bed as well. Get off of the melatonin because after a while it doesn’t work anymore neither does any sleep meds. Delta eight has a lot of toxins in it unless you’re buying a organic pure source that you know without a doubt is clean. And I don’t know about you but it made me feel awful the next day. I prefer a really good clean CBD and taking it once in the morning and once before bed and it needs to be a really strong dose. I take Luna and I take a very small piece of Unisom and I do mean very small pieces because I’m trying to wean myself off of it but balancing my blood sugar throughout the day has really helped! I’m finally sleeping better. Also don’t take Tylenol and cleanse your liver with cleansing herbs you can research this there’s different teas you can buy etc. if our liver is over taxa fied with chemicals, say perfumes body lotions laundry detergent fabric softener‘s cleaners anything in your environment that’s not organic I would clean that up to. As you run out just buy the organic brand. It all has made a big difference for me. Also keeping stress low very low, and even using a breathing technique to help you go to sleep where you breathe in deeply for seven seconds, hold it for five seconds and blow it out slowly for eight. Also having blue light blocking glasses on after 6 PM, taking whatever sleep stuff you take about 45 minutes before bed and reading during that time out loud because that will make you also very sleepy. 🙏🌹

    • Summer_13

      827d

      I take lunesta, delta 8, and melatonin and like you, I still don’t sleep!! 💕

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