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Old 05-23-2008, 05:19 AM   #1
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Default Poll- What do you do to relax before bed?

Curious what people do to relax and wind down at the end of the day?
(aside from a bout with the significant other)

Recently I've been trying out Tim Ferriss' suggestion of reading fiction (haven't read fiction in a loong time- I think he might be right that non-fiction is for during the day and fiction is a good place to visit before bed).
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Old 05-23-2008, 06:08 AM   #2
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No talking about business before bed. No suspense/drama/horror/action TV either.

Chamomile tea. L-tryptophan. PharmaGABA. Revitalizing Sleep Formula. Mix, match, omit, whatever's clever.

Hot shower/bath.

There's two main options, IMO. Avoiding things that excite the CNS and doing things to downregulate the CNS. If I do the former, I'm good to go.
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Old 05-23-2008, 06:38 AM   #3
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I wind down for the day with a good book and a glass of whisky followed by a set or two of pull-ups which for some reason I find relaxing.
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Old 05-23-2008, 07:25 AM   #4
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I have read Tim's book and enjoy reading before bed to relax. I don't have the problem with fiction vs non fiction. I can read either and still go to sleep. I do have a very thick book on the Kennedy brothers that I am trying to finish and whenever I am struggling with relaxing I bust that out and am asleep within a couple of minutes.

Other than that I have found the most relaxing thing I do is putting my children to bed at night. We will read a little together, recap the day, plan for what tomorrow is going to bring then snuggle. If you have kids you probably know what I am talking about. On more than one occasion my wife has had to wake me up after I fell asleep holding my daughter or son.

After putting the kids to sleep I don't turn on the TV or the Computer unless absolutely necessary. That and a couple of other things I picked up from Lights Out really make it easy for me now.
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Old 05-23-2008, 07:41 AM   #5
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One more vote for the Revitalizing Sleep formula.

Also, I'm a fan of letting it get darker inside as the night progresses. Spend some time with the lights out, not staring into the tv.
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Old 05-23-2008, 09:41 AM   #6
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Doesn't really matter for me. Just get in and roll my eyes back and I can usually fall asleep within 5 minutes. Even after doing a set of pushups or pullups or whatever.

However, if I've had a nap within like 4-5 hours I usually can't fall asleep for like 30+ minutes. Kinda sucks.

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Old 12-10-2008, 05:15 PM   #8
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Other than that I have found the most relaxing thing I do is putting my children to bed at night. We will read a little together, recap the day, plan for what tomorrow is going to bring then snuggle. If you have kids you probably know what I am talking about. On more than one occasion my wife has had to wake me up after I fell asleep holding my daughter or son.
Hey...me too!
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