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How to get to sleep quicker.

Discussion in 'Training, Fitness and Health' started by gavroche, 22 Feb 2018.

  1. gavroche

    gavroche Getting old but not past it

    North Wales
    If you take a long time to get to sleep, I was told a new method yesterday. Here it goes:
    -Take a breath for 4 seconds.
    - Hold it for 7 seconds.
    - Breathe out for 8 seconds.
    It is called the 4-7-8 method. I tried it last night and can't remember going to sleep so maybe it works?
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  2. screenman

    screenman Legendary Member

    I just triezzzzzzzzzz.
  3. Slick

    Slick Über Member

    I'll be honest, if I was struggling, that would definitely not help.
  4. MikeG

    MikeG Veteran

    It certainly wouldn't help the person lying next to you get to sleep. Besides, how are you supposed to time to the second in the pitch dark?
  5. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Vin rouge.
  6. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    I go over the day's ride in my head. I never reach the end.
    Katherine, deptfordmarmoset and Slick like this.
  7. Slick

    Slick Über Member

  8. pawl

    pawl Veteran

    Get into bed.Lay on the very edge of the bed You will soon drop off.
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  9. sheddy

    sheddy Veteran

  10. Amanda P

    Amanda P Veteran

    Make sure your feet and bum are warm. Listen to the Shipping Forecast if you're desperate. (Does it go on all night? I don't know, I've never got further than 'reports from coastal stations...')
    Milzy likes this.
  11. keithmac

    keithmac Über Member

    I've had 3 nights this week of virtually no sleep, same again 2 weeks ago.

    Wearing a bit thin now!.
  12. lazybloke

    lazybloke Senior Member

    Surrey Hills
    Phone the speaking clock?
  13. stalagmike

    stalagmike I love the smell of wet lube in the morning...

    Milton Keynes
    I always find Ronnie Barker quite entertaining...
  14. deptfordmarmoset

    deptfordmarmoset Full time tea drinker

    Armonmy Way
    Radio 4 and hope those atrocious BBC schools programmes don't wake you up before morning. @Amanda P 's shipping forecast: I've actually tried to follow the morning one but I've nearly always fallen asleep again before they get to the end.
  15. Nigel-YZ1

    Nigel-YZ1 Guru

    Camomile tea.
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