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    i'm not an nt but i can't sleep either...reading sometimes helps or watching a nature show or something...but typically i just have to go to bed really late.
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    Not to be the new age weirdo in the room, but meditation* is pretty much designed for the express purpose of quieting or ignoring thoughts running through your head.

    Here's the basic process: There are a bunch of things going through your head. Don't respond to them. That is, don't engage into them, just be aware of them. If you think of cats, just notice that you thought of cats, but try not to follow the tangent of cats. Just try to be quiet.

    Naturally however, you're going to find yourself following some tangent. That's ok, just notice what's going on and try to get back to being quiet. You may have to remind yourself to be quiet many times. That's ok.

    Over time it trains you to be able to control the flow better and pay more attention to what's going on in there.

    It works, but you have to do it on a regular basis.


    *There are different types of meditation. This is 'mindfullness' meditation. There are other kinds. Do some google searching. If you're just trying to get to sleep, don't worry about the postures and all that jazz.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bamboo View Post
    Not to be the new age weirdo in the room, but meditation* is pretty much designed for the express purpose of quieting or ignoring thoughts running through your head.

    Here's the basic process: There are a bunch of things going through your head. Don't respond to them. That is, don't engage into them, just be aware of them. If you think of cats, just notice that you thought of cats, but try not to follow the tangent of cats. Just try to be quiet.

    Naturally however, you're going to find yourself following some tangent. That's ok, just notice what's going on and try to get back to being quiet. You may have to remind yourself to be quiet many times. That's ok.

    Over time it trains you to be able to control the flow better and pay more attention to what's going on in there.

    It works, but you have to do it on a regular basis.


    *There are different types of meditation. This is 'mindfullness' meditation. There are other kinds. Do some google searching. If you're just trying to get to sleep, don't worry about the postures and all that jazz.
    For some of us, this isn't realistically possible =3

    I will NEVER be able to do whot yeu just suggested XD

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    I find I started doing what seems like breath meditation. Just inhale/exhale and focus on that. I focus on that and how comfortable the bed is and I fall asleep rather quickly.
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    I take a melatonin supplement and read until my eyes are too tired to stay open or listen to an audiobook.
    “There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.”
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    Ambien!!! With the occasional 'shot of Jack' kicker on those nights its not having much affect.
    "People in glass houses shouldn't use Windex when living near bird sanctuaries."- myself

    "We are never alone my friend. We are constantly in the company of victories, losses, strengths and weaknesses. Make no mistake, life is war...and war is hell. Those who fight the hardest will suffer the most...but that's what you have to do: Fight. As long as you're feeling pain, then there's hope...because only the dead do not suffer." -RD Metcalf
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    NF: music,meditation

    NT: booze, thinking about robots.

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    Don't lose sleep over insomnia.
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    ENP's are the only types that have ever made me feel like a sensor.


    There are two great days in a person's life - the day we are born and the day we discover why. --William Barclay

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    I watch television to distract my mind. tv tends to send me asleep even if I wasn't tired to begin with. maybe it's the assualt on the underdeveloped senses...
    "Of course we spent our money in the good times. That's what you're supposed to do in good times! You can't save money in the good times. Then they wouldn't be good times, they'd be 'preparation for the bad times' times."

    "Every country in the world owes money. Everyone. So heere's what I dont get: who do they all owe it to, and why don't we just kill the bastard and relax?"

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    I take 3 Melatonin pills and listen to music.
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