How do you cure insomnia?

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For the past 6 months or more I've never slept properly. Yesterday for example I slept at 5 in the morning and woke up at 9. I know why I do as well but I can't help it.

The reason is just a whole lot of stress, unanswered questions, missing home, missing parents. I know I've been here for 4.5 years and I should be used to being away from home but sometimes you just don't get used to it I guess.

Anyway I have a long day at school tomorrow. I gotta be up at 8 for class at 9:30-11. Then I have class from 2:30-5. Discussion from 5-6 and then Infrared lab from 6-midnight. I should have gone to sleep 2 hours ago but I can't. I can't stop getting stresses and thoughts out of my head.

What's the best cure for insomnia? I know the permanent solution would be to finish up here at Berkeley and go back home, but obviously I can't do that for a few months.
 

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Watch the European F1 GP from Valencia? :p

But seriously, I imagine Berkeley would have counsellors that you can talk to about this - it sounds like you need to work your way through the issues causing the insomnia, that's the only way to really solve it.
 

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Bah those guys don't understand anything. They give some default response man, most of the time you have to cure yourself.

I'm just talking about temporary solutions. Outside of taking sleeping pills or something, I'm guessing warm milk would do the trick?
 

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^ Well, if it's a temporary solution you want, see my initial response, it's guaranteed to do the trick.
 
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Bah those guys don't understand anything. They give some default response man, most of the time you have to cure yourself.

I'm just talking about temporary solutions. Outside of taking sleeping pills or something, I'm guessing warm milk would do the trick?
I guess you could just catch up on some work until you get sleepy, but yeah basically a hot and creamy beverage should do the trick.
 

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What I do is listen to a Simpsons episode I have watched a million times. Play it with the video off, it will distract your mind and allow you to sleep. Make sure you are familiar with whatever you are listening to otherwise you will want to actually watch it and try to stay awake.
 

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I wouldn't call 4 hours particularly lacking in sleep. I usually only get 5 hours myself.
 

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Smoke/Drink yourself into a coma, the best cure for insomnia.


I sleep like a baby every night.
 
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I always sleep well when i've done something physical that day, like running for half an hour, or swimming for half an hour.
 

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Yeah, get a beer or two, or go to bed early with a book. That will take your mind of of things.
Got the same as you, although not quite as bad...

If nothing helps, talk to somebody you feel comfortable with.
 

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I'm having the same problem for years now... my solution is to stay awake. Anything else doesn't work. And u get used to sleeping 3-4 hours a day without any problems at day. At least for me... might not work for others.
Yah, try to do some enduring sport. Just a few situps won't help.
 

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alcohol works for me.. just have some work-out during the day (running, tennis, etc) then have a beer or two with your dinner and you'll sleep like a baby.
Alcohol works, because you essentially forget all your problems, which are causing your stress and not letting you fall asleep. But careful, don't become an alcoholic! :)
 

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There is none :<
 

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I've not had any luck with (non-prescription, over-the-counter) sleeping pills or aids.

The only thing that has worked is getting some exercise in - an hour's swim or whatever. I realise that isn't practical much of the time.
 

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Try to completely clear your mind as you lay in bed, also it doesn't hurt to be tired when you are trying to sleep.
 

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Print it off, and stick it somewhere handy. If you're still having trouble, have a glance through this:

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...Yes, I know, but it had to be done :cool:
 

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Honestly, I think the workout/physical activity solution is the best. If you have an hour or so to spare, whether it's the school gym, or a run around the block or something to that degree, it really helps you a) clear your mind, b) get you, or keep you in shape, c) refresh yourself.

There's no better feeling than having a shower, and a nice meal after that, post workout. The sleep you get afterwords is just phenomenal.
 

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I think the best way to cure insomnia is several hours of sweaty sex - what follows is the sleep of legends.

Or warm milk or something if you're not up to it.
 
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