Wanting help with insomnia

Discussion in 'Rebooting - Porn Addiction Recovery' started by Hylian, Jan 18, 2019.

  1. Hylian

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    Hey all, I'm 22 years old and started doing nofap 14 days ago (hard mode, I'm very single).

    I've run into a bit of a problem currently and I'm just wondering if anyone has tips or knows how long to expect these issues.

    Basically I only seem to be able to sleep 4-5 hours a night. I find myself waking up constantly and I also find it very difficult to get to sleep. And to be honest this is the only thing making it difficult to keep this up. I know that relapsing won't help in the long run but it really gets to my head that it could atleast put me to sleep for a while.

    In the day time I'm generally still more energetic than I was before trying this but towards the evening I am absolutely exhausted.

    Thanks in advance for any help, really hoping I can get past this problem to the great beyond.

    TLDR
    Can't sleep for long enough
    After tips or any ideas about how long this will last
     
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  3. Hylian

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    Thanks for the response, I have fallen off the workout routine a bit because of the tiredness. Maybe I would sleep better if I worked out anyway to exhaust myself
     
  4. Hey brother,

    I struggled with insomnia for many years. Sometimes I wouldn't sleep for days and it was really miserable. Here are the things that have helped me sleep:
    - Continuous abstinence from PMO (especially 30+ days)
    - If I can't sleep, I like to read a book for an hour or so
    - I try to meditate before I sleep for at least 15 minutes, there are some really good guided meditations on Youtube.
    - I try to avoid things that stimulate my mind right before I sleep such as videogames and TV
    - I try to stick to the same regular sleep schedule 11 pm to 7 am
    - I like to pray at night as well if I'm getting attacked by obsessive thoughts

    Best of luck on your journey my friend.
     
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  5. Hylian

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    Thanks for all the advice mate. Will definitely put some of these to use tonight. Insomnia for years?? Glad you have found some ways to deal with it.
    I think getting a longer streak without PMO, reading before bed and scheduling a bed time are all things I'll do straight away. Thanks again brother
     

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