Posted 12 November 2005 - 09:41 AM
My head feels as though it's gonna blow up. I couldn't sleep all night.
I finished doing my work at around 2 am, I was so damn sleepy and tired but I couldn't sleep! I wanted to wake up at 3 for suhoor, but it turned out I didn't need the alarm cuz I wasn't asleep in the first place. I got up, didn't feel like having suhoor so I got myself a glass of water and went back to sleep...I couldn't sleep till fajr! I got up again to go to salah, I could barely walk. Came back, I drifted off to another world for 5 seconds, the worst 5 seconds in my life LOL I dreamt that I had my car parked outside our house in Iraq and I see a US Army tank heading towards my car...! I was standing across the street, so I tried to run towards them hoping I would be able to stop them from crushing my car but the guys who were with me kept pulling me back...and they crushed my car!! man, there was nothing left! then one of them shoots me and gets me on the left arm, and I'm there thinking...how the heck am I gonna finish off all my work with a paralaysed left arm?! then I woke up again. Man, this time I was glad I woke up It turned out this book I was reading managed to make it's way under my arm and was pressing against it haha. It was funny, considering the only things on my mind nowadays are: my car, Iraq, and all the work I gotta complete...and I managed to include them all in one 5-second (or less) dream.
Anyway, I still couldn't sleep...
Two minutes later my little bro comes: wake up, time for "school". Man, the last thing I needed was him telling me to get up, so I told him to get out and that I'm not going (I decided to skip uni today...there's no way I could go in this state). So, he says: fine, I'm not going too!* and walks out. I slept for two seconds then I woke up to the sounds of Crazy Frog...a poor imitation by my bro. Five minutes later mum comes to wake me up, I told her I wasn't going...
Man, it's now nearly 1 pm and I still haven't slept. I have so many things to do but I can't concentrate!
*My bro has a habit of copying everything I do. It's badly irritating.
Posted 12 November 2005 - 09:53 AM
I had the same problem during exam period. My brain goes into overdrive and sleeping seems like a waste of valuable study time. I pulled a few all-nighters whilst doing my A-levels, and felt like a zombie during my exams. Not a good thing!
Last year, in my Yr1 uni exams I set myself 11pm as my deadline for revision every night. It was hard, but I also tried some of those relaxation techniques:
1) Slow recitation of dhikr
2) Relaxing and Contracting muscles in your leg until you get tired and fall asleep
3) Lavender essential oil on your pillow
Alhamdulillah I managed to get a full night's sleep before my exams, for the first time in ages!
Posted 12 November 2005 - 10:01 AM
I just found this du'aa that you're supposed to say:
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Allahumma ghaarat al nujoom, wa hada'at al uyoon, wa anta hayyun qayyum, yaa hayyu yaa qayyum anim aynee, wa ahdi' laylee.
Posted 12 November 2005 - 11:50 AM
Go for a 10 mile walk during the day? The more active you are during the day, the easier it is to get to sleep. Obviuosly no coffee and other stimulants.
Also if there's like less than 5 hours before fajr, don't go to sleep. We sleep in 4-5 hour shifts. When we sleep 8 hours at night, we actually wake up half way. So if it's less than 4 hours befire fajr, even with an alarm it would be difficult to wake up.
Also, stop thinking "I can't get to sleep". And there was a post previoulsy about worry time. For like 20-30 mins a day, just write your worries out on paper, or even if you can't sleep just get up and write your worries down. So when you sleep and the worry comes back, you can say you've already worried about it.
You also need to sync your body clock, which works according to daylight and even the 5 prayers. Aim to sleep right after esha or have a cut off point of 10pm, from then don't stimulate your brain too much with games, chat, revision/studies etc. just start to relax and slow down.
At this moment (after zuhr?) take a nap for like 4-5 hours, if it's asr then wait until esha before you sleep.
Posted 12 November 2005 - 12:27 PM
Since I'm asthmatic, it's quite impossible to go for a walk in this weather...specifically where I live.
I had coffee last night, so it was probably due to that.
for the advice.
It's half 3 now, and I still can't do anything. The problem is I have SO MUCH to do for tomorrow, and I have so little time left.
Posted 12 November 2005 - 04:24 PM
lol i'm one of those fortunate ones you can say who pass out and i'm a log lol and NO i dont snore..!!!!!
Posted 12 November 2005 - 04:42 PM
I think I'm gonna be like that by the end of the week. I might even sleep the whole coming week.
7:30 pm and I'm still awake.
I've got a bit of the stuff done, but my brain's not processing anything now lol, it's like there's input, but no processing and no output. Also, I just called my friend because he's supposed to have sent me some docs for this project we're working on (which I haven't recieved yet!) and his mum answers and she says he's asleep! she goes: do you want me to wake him up? I was gonna say: yes, but then I thought nah... This means another night without sleep lol.
I have a feeling this time I will fall asleep on the keyboard, though.
Posted 12 November 2005 - 05:57 PM
The deadline of one of the projects has been delayed to Wednesday (it was supposed to be tomorrow).
I have 3 projects (1 due Tuesday, and 2 on Wednesday), an exam on Monday, and a project proposal due tomorrow.
This is just the beginning, man. Last semester we used to stay at uni from 7 am till 8-9 pm working on projects. That's what I'm dreading. We used to get home, sleep for an hour then get up and continue the work. This one day I got home at 8 pm, went straight to bed and told every one to wake me up at 10 pm cuz we had a project to submit at 9 am the next morning. I woke up at 6 am. Maaan, what was I gonna do in 3 hours?! so I thought to hell with the project, and I went to uni and the deadline was delayed an extra 2 weeks.
Always put your trust in Allah . I've noticed that everytime I leave it to Allah and not actually worry about the thing as long as I've done all I could, I never lose out .
I'm no longer sleepy, btw.
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Posted 15 November 2005 - 03:36 PM
I nodded-off 3 times while driving today.
It's not getting any better. Awake through the night, and sleepy during the day.
And I've got a stiff neck.