Trouble sleeping

Discussion in 'Erectile Dysfunction / Delayed Ejaculation' started by VJ, Mar 7, 2018.

  1. VJ

    VJ Member

    Hi,

    I got addicted to fantasy of femdom thoughts since age 13 or 14 without beforing knowing porn and I never watched porn that much till date if any type. I masturbae only to my femdom fantasy so real sex has no clue for me till now .I am trying to reboot and I am on 79th day of reboot . But at times I have sleepless nights or trouble getting sleep like say twice or thrice a month I have this problem. Any advice on getting over it ?
     
  2. matthewmammothrept

    matthewmammothrept Administrator Staff Member

    Some tips for falling asleep and getting better sleep:

    1. Take a hot bath or shower right before you go to bed. The heat will draw your blood to your skin and cool your body down.
    2. Adjust your thermostat to 65 degrees Fahrenheit or lower if it is not there already. Your body needs to cool down for you to sleep, and this is the optimal temperature for going to bed. It is hard for your body to lose heat if the room temperature is any higher than 65F. Also, don't cover yourself with heavy blankets or other bedding unless the temperature is below 60 F. This will impede heat release and make it more difficult to fall asleep. As your body loses heat easily through the feet, it is also important to make sure that you can stick your feet out from under the covers.
    3. Avoid light, especially blue light, when it gets dark, as this messes up your circadian rhythm, which is sensitive to environmental light, even artificial light. When it gets dark, your body releases melatonin, which starts the sleep cycle. However exposing yourself to too much artificial light, especially blue light, can push back this natural process by hours, making it difficult to get to sleep when you want to. Some solutions: don't use electronic media an hour or less before bed. Install blue light filtering software on all your devices so that if you do need to use them during the late evening, it will have a minimal effect on your circadian rhythm. Turn down the lights during this evening if you can, mood lighting is what you are shooting for. If you cannot do this, you can install red light filters in your room or apartment lights or where yellow or red sunglasses during the evening before you go to bed.
    4. Exercise and hard work is good and will wear you out and give you a good night's sleep. However, make sure not to work an hour or less before bed, as working out will raise your body temperature, and your body will need some time to cool down before you fall asleep, pushing back your sleep time.
    5. If you are lying in bed for more than 20 minutes and still haven't fallen asleep, get up and do something to occupy your time. This will prevent you from feeling anxious because you cannot get to sleep, which only leads to more racing thoughts, which makes your insomnia worse. Go back to bed and try again when you begin to feel sleepy.
    6. Don't drink alcohol or caffeine at least 8 hours before bed. Caffeine is obvious... it blocks the chemicals your brain uses to signal the body that it needs rest and this is why it is the primary tool of night-owls and night-shifters. It will interfere with your ability to sleep if you have any in your system, and it takes the normal person 8 hours to completely process caffeine. Alcohol is less obvious... but it leads to less restorative, and thus less quality, sleep, contributing to a sleep-deprived individual's sleep debt.


    Hope this helps!
     
  3. VJ

    VJ Member

    Thanks for your tips . Is that normal to have sleepless nights ?
     
  4. matthewmammothrept

    matthewmammothrept Administrator Staff Member

    Yes, but just because it happens to a lot of people doesn't mean it is natural. Our modern lifestyles have a lot to contribute to it. But 8 hours of sleep a night is absolutely essential to good health.
     
  5. VJ

    VJ Member

    Yes I feel my reboot also contributes to lot of sleepless nights. Anyways thanks a lot for your useful insights .
     
  6. Mickeymouse

    Mickeymouse Member

    Even i am facinf this since 8 months now. I am now on clonazepam 0.5 mg to fall asleep. But the sleeps too are not refreshing.
     
  7. shattered

    shattered Member

    I used to have this problem, and I dealt with it by drinking alcohol, but I do NOT recommend that solution. Drinking alcohol will eventually weaken your resolve to quit masturbating.

    What I do now is simply read books until I get tired. It works.
     
  8. Mickeymouse

    Mickeymouse Member

    I swear by god i have never ever touched alcohol. It is not permisssble for me to have alcohol in my religion.
     

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