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Sad-Faced Girl
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   Posted 11/10/2007 12:52 PM (GMT -6)   
What are the things that are in your head that won't allow you to sleep?
Try putting them on paper.  I have been sleeping with a notebook next to my bed for 3 years.  Whenever I couldn't sleep, I'd roll over, turn on the light and start writing the thoughts I was having on paper.  As I look back, I was knocking a lot of weird things around in my head.  From, "You're gonna fail tomorrow."  to "Why did I volunteer for the potluck?" Putting it all on paper somehow cleared my mind and allowed me to sleep some nights.  Give it a try
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   Posted 11/10/2007 3:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Sad-Faced Girl,

Thank for the great suggestion, I will give this a try. It's amazing the things that keep us up at night.
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   Posted 11/10/2007 4:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi thert
Yes thi is a great idea and many ppl already do this I was one of them I now usually do sleep and dont have all this stupid thinking going round in my head .......I take my hot milk and trazadone and I am out for the count ......

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   Posted 11/10/2007 6:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Thats a great idea! I like that. Some times you need to just verbalize something -- get it out in the open, even if that open space is a journal. You take it from your mind to paper and it relieves you. Very cool. I'm gonna definitely do this.

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   Posted 11/10/2007 6:07 PM (GMT -6)   

Great Idea and keep posting.  We always need good ideas to help with insomnia as well as all the other anxiety issues.

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