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exercise helps A LOT. it used to take me up to 20-30 lying in bed until i fell asleep but now with school, i get enough exercise just walking to and from classes. so for the past few weeks, i've been falling asleep within 5-10 mins.

also the book at this link has some really good info, helped me out a lot - "How To Sleep Less And Have More Energy"

it's kind of long, i think 60-70 pages but i just skipped the parts that i didnt really need to read.

here's a summary:

Inside you'll learn...

checkmark.gifThe most misleading LIE about sleep that is costing you your health and energy every single day.

checkmark.gif How sleeping 8 hours or more each night can actually lower your energy, and drag you down all day.

checkmark.gif14 powerful habits that will pump-up your sleep system, let you wake up 1-3 hours earlier with more energy than when you slept longer.

checkmark.gifOne sleep "secret" action you can take within 45 seconds of opening your eyes in the morning, to instantly raise your energy.

checkmark.gifWhy "catching up on sleep" often leaves you more tired than before and 3 simple steps to eliminating that problem.

checkmark.gif Which sleeping pills have devastating effects on your health and what to do to avoid long term medical problems if you're currently using them.

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Read a physics textbook. Always worked for me.

On a side note there was a small-scale study done claiming that using a mobile phone before going to bed prevents you from getting a good, deep sleep.

On a serious note, warm milk and a warm bed is a good start. Also if you've worked hard during the day, excerised (as said above) or maybe gotten up really early, the tiredness will knock you out.

And most importantly Sohila Saaheb : )

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^ I was going to say, great minds think alike :D , but then I realised that if I really had a great mind I'd probably understand physics!

To the OP, getting a good night's sleep is also much easier if you're more relaxed/happier and not worried or stressed. If there's anything on your mind that prevents you from sleeping, try to talk to someone or find a way to relieve the tension.

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Anyone remember this classic? -> sau jaa babuaaa, mano billi aai aaaa

awwww my mom used to sing that for meee :@ ..esp when i used to think there were big tall scary bunnies in my closet :D

awwww bhenji thats so cute! not scared anymore are you LOL

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Fateh Ji

Make sure you are not over exposing yourself to unnatural light (computer screens around bed time, light bulbs etc). You basically need to synchronise your sleep-wake cycle and having too much light in your face just before bedtime makes it difficult to go to sleep. I would try to sit in the dark when you do your kertn sohila paath. Keep all lights off go and go to sleep in the darkness. This is a really good read about sleep in general

http://www.npi.ucla.edu/sleepresearch/encarta/Article.htm

More specific would be this article about research done for NASA Atronauts who tend to lose sleep due to constant shuttle light....Read this article http://www.inserm.fr/en/presse/CP_scientif...fier28may07.pdf

With the advance of technology I believe some of us more than others are more sensitive and so we have a tendency to put lights on all the time when rather we should be in harmony with the natural daylight changes. I think controlling light levels will really help you. Computers especially around bedtime are a huge problem so don't use yours before bed. I think this is the main problem whilst the others recommeded are minor. Hope that helped!

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