How to get a good night’s sleep?

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I find it really hard to sleep at night. I’m a very light, defensive sleeper. I have seen 200+ horror films because I adore them, bad move, I get terrified at night. I can’t sleep without a light on or on my side facing the wall. This is getting ridiculous! I’ve tried watching those ‘calming’ youtube videos which help relax you, but I need some other suggestions. Please do not suggest sleeping tablets/visiting the doctor :)

Category: Tags: asked February 21, 2015

7 Answers

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For those scary movies a good counter is watching the behind the scenes footage. That personally works for me, or just limit how much horror movies you watch. Exercising during the day also helps as your body gets tired and wants to go to sleep more. Are you having problems with sleeping in general or is it just the adrenaline rush from the horror movies?
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I haven't watched a horror film in over two months (sorry I forgot to add) but the images will be in my mind forever :( i always wake up 2-3 times during the night
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Just realize that the effects they use in movies are all fake. Again, I recommend watching the behind the scenes especially the climax scenes. Just seeing the "monster" surrounded with cameras, and the other random people just staring makes it even comical.
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Don't watch those movies again first off. Secondly try & reassure yourself that nothing bad will happen. Take breaths & just relax
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Maybe try to think that 1 monster was your enemy and 1 monster is your ally and is protecting the room your sleeping in. But just realize, in halloween, weren't the monsters/ghosts fake with makeup on?(I had the same problem after reading jeff the killer's story and i cant get him off my mind, but then i could sleep after reading Jane the killer's story. That she was traveling around, finding jeff looking revenge to kill him, so it's just like, when you start thinking theres something beside you just think that your ally will take care of it) i wish you can sleep in peace again xoxo
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I think doing things that'll tire you out should work. Even reading a book for a long time makes you drowsy. Exercise, watch something ((that's not a horror movie)) before bed. Even try limiting how many you watch. Good luck! ^^
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I know this is easier said than done, but if possible do an activity before bed that doesn't involve the light from your computer, tablet, phone, etc. The light from those sources can really mess up your circadian rhythm and cause difficulty sleeping. Try reading instead.A few other things that might help are some "sleepytime tea", listening to calming music (instead of watching a video), exercise during the day, a warm shower at night, and going to bed at the same time every night.