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What do you do when you have trouble falling asleep?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on June 21, 2011

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Photo of Kelsi Jennings

“I count in Spanish to 100. Sometimes backwards.”

Photo of Rachel Burke

“Sometimes I’ll get up and walk around, get a drink of water and try to go back to sleep.”

Photo of Seth Roberts

“Watch TV.”

Photo of Molly Maguire

“Count sheep.”

Comments

Bob Kraxner 2 years, 10 months ago

If you cant fall asleep, you haven't had enough to drink yet....

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centrist1 2 years, 10 months ago

Turn the TV on to faux news and have nightmares.

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Liberty275 2 years, 10 months ago

Sit around being bored, mostly.

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pace 2 years, 10 months ago

I read. Don't call me until noon.

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BigPrune 2 years, 10 months ago

i video tape city commission meetings, then replay them if i can't sleep.

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Kent Fisher 2 years, 10 months ago

Actually, I was baiting you. Caught you Hook, Line, and Sinker! Touche!

Now stop fishing for trolls!

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RoeDapple 2 years, 10 months ago

Dillon's North Topeka today, reg. gas $3.24 . . . .02 less with Dillon card

Who controls (fixes) the price of gas in Lawrence?

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HollisBrown 2 years, 10 months ago

I've been an insomniac every since I've been on and off the wagon. Most OTC sleep aids work ok. They all have diphenhydromine, an antihistamine. But do not exceed the dosage, or you get what I call a kickback, a complete opposite effect. I took half a bottle of Nytol once and thought I was gonna jump out the window. Counting backward from 12,000 works too, if you can finish before it's time to wake up.

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g_rock 2 years, 10 months ago

Honestly, I play Angry Birds on my phone then when I finally do fall back to sleep, I dream of crashing tumbling blocks and birds.

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HollisBrown 2 years, 10 months ago

I once took a couple of halcyon, a power sleeping pill, and chased them with a pint of cheap bourbon. I slept great, but when I woke up I went straight to the loo and puked. It was really brown and toxic smelling.

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CWGOKU 2 years, 10 months ago

Happy International surfing day

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autie 2 years, 10 months ago

cien, noventa y nueve, noventa y ocho, noventa y siete, noventa y seis....ssssnnn...zzzzzzzzzzzzz

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HollisBrown 2 years, 10 months ago

I sleep in the kitchen With my feet in the hall If I told you my whole story you'd weep.

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Flap Doodle 2 years, 10 months ago

I make myself a margarita. The rim of the glass is salted with the bitter tears of disappointed progressives.

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gccs14r 2 years, 10 months ago

I want to know what number Kelsi starts from when she counts backwards to 100 in Spanish.

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Andini 2 years, 10 months ago

Actually read Merrill's posts. :-)

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prospector 2 years, 10 months ago

I think we got a case of the ghost-posties going on in the popular count. Make Whit do some housecleaning this morning gets your jollies? Somebody should take up another hobby because eskimo canoes seem to make you loopy.

I bet I know the answer to what keeps Whitney from falling asleep some nights.

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CWGOKU 2 years, 10 months ago

Actually, I wake the wife up and have her join me, know what I mean?

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CWGOKU 2 years, 10 months ago

I get with Flux and count Roed's comments..............

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rockchalker52 2 years, 10 months ago

I try to make out the shape of the ceiling fan in the dark while mentally quoting Ol' Ben Franklin. "Early to bed, early to rise...healthy, wealthy & wise." Attaining one out of three is a start, I guess. I fall asleep thinking about the other two. I don't know if the national bird should be the turkey, but I'd be ok with it for either major political party. You see! It's working, isn't it? Give it a try, Ben's a snooze.

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somedude20 2 years, 10 months ago

Masturbation. Great time to meet the stranger again or

If it is before 2:00AM I will head down to Brothers and just drink what is left on the bar and pass out about 20 minutes later. Do not know how it works but I forget most of the night and wake up feeling like I was drugged but hey, it works

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g_rock 2 years, 10 months ago

I sleep soundly after romping in the sheets, but it helps to have a partner for that.

sigh

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prospector 2 years, 10 months ago

"Falling" no problem, staying asleep is the rub.

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RoeDapple 2 years, 10 months ago

Knew a guy like that. Work, work, work, night and day, type A (actually AAAA). Claimed he would retire a multi-millionaire by age 45. Brain aneurysm got him at 41. The wife and kids did okay though.

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autie 2 years, 10 months ago

Wow Babboy, that is not healthy. You need a hobby. All work an no play makes Babboy a dull boy.

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K_Verses_The_World 2 years, 10 months ago

Nobody can get no sleep There’s someone on everyone’s toes But when Quinn the Eskimo gets here Ev’rybody’s gonna wanna doze

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BABBOY 2 years, 10 months ago

The truthfull answer is I think about work and send emails to my self on smart phone on ideas worth following up on.

Boring answer but happens many a night.

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RoeDapple 2 years, 10 months ago

LadyJ - I have a couple of .45's laying around here too . . .

. . for when the aliens bring their probes . .

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RoeDapple 2 years, 10 months ago

Just for the record I have never intentionally scared the bejeesus out of any street walkers by presumptuous molestation due to my inner creepiness when I turn into an attack dog.

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looza 2 years, 10 months ago

I ask my wife to talk to me....it puts me right out!

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LogicMan 2 years, 10 months ago

It is very handy that you earth hairless apes sleep. That makes it easy for my and other species to sneak in and do experiments on you.

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LadyJ 2 years, 10 months ago

Watching tv puts me out. Got some of those new fangled tvs and I just set it to go off in an hour so it doesn't stay on half the night.

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autie 2 years, 10 months ago

I read the "Family". It only gave me nightmares. I thought C Street had something to do with rock and roll or Bruce Springsteen. come to find out it was a cult of regligious fanatics conspiring their own form of jihad in America. (see 2010 Kansas election)

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Liberty_One 2 years, 10 months ago

Reading a book seems to be pretty effective.

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Roland Gunslinger 2 years, 10 months ago

Calculate exactly how much sleep I would get if I fell asleep right now.

Repeat 10 minutes later.

And 10 minutes after that.

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RoeDapple 2 years, 10 months ago

Do you ever wake up with a song goin' through your head, no reason for it but you just can't shake it? Then you kinda wait, thinking maybe you'll have a revelation and it will all make sense. . . . but it never does . . .

♫Anybody here seen my old friend John? Can you tell me where he's gone? He freed a lot of people, But it seems the good they die young. I just looked around and he's gone.♫

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autie 2 years, 10 months ago

I take the dogs out and then go see what the other insomniacs are saying on the OTS.

First. Nothing etc. etc. etc.

Them voices? Jeez, are they out of beer again? Hope they ain't doing dishes again.

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RoeDapple 2 years, 10 months ago

"What do you do when you have trouble falling asleep?"

I don't have trouble falling asleep. The voices keep waking me.

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RoeDapple 2 years, 10 months ago

autie (anonymous) says… "cast and reel, cast and reel, cast and reel. Strike! reel,reel,reel. Remove hook, place in basket. And again. cast and reel, cast and reel, cast and reel."

Thanks autie. That describes what I do here to a "t"

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RoeDapple 2 years, 10 months ago

"Urban Dictionary"

maroon; A term of derision often uttered by Bugs Bunny when referring to an interaction with a dopey adversary. It is a mispronunciation of the word "Moron"

"What a Maroon!" "Will ya get a load of this maroon"

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RoeDapple 2 years, 10 months ago

Troll for maroons . . . doesn't take long . .

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Gandalf 2 years, 10 months ago

Reply to these dumb questions.

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