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1. In a state of sleep; sleeping.
2. Numb, especially from reduced circulation of blood to a limb: My leg is asleep.

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Q. I'm having trouble falling asleep. Please give me your tips & advice as it takes me 2 to 3 hours every night. I read a book before shutting off my light as it helps tire my eyes, otherwise I'd be awake all night. I take Amitryptiline for my Fibromyalgia before going to bed which is also supposed to help my sleep but I don't find it's helping much. Maybe you have a routine or a secret ingredient which I could try. I have never taken sleeping pills but I may have to resort to something as I am frustrated. I also suffer from Restless Leg Syndrome but that is something that wakes me up through the night. All ideas will be welcome except the counting sheep one as I've already been there, done that. Thanks all.

A. wow...i know this frustration by heart....sleeping problems can make you crazy. do you sleep more then 6 hours a night? if so- it might be an unwinded biological clock ... i find it relaxing to do a warm bath before going to sleep (45 minutes before) and then i shut my eyes and picture a giant tree, and every time a thought come to pass- i "frame" it and hang it on the tree. it's a kind of meditation that will help you fall asleep.

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The poll found that 48 percent of the full-time employed respondents identified Sunday as the most difficult night to fall asleep, and 43 percent of homemakers felt similarly, reflecting the effects of stress about the week ahead.
Try a natural sleep supplement to help you relax and fall asleep, but one that won't leave you feeling drowsy the next morning.
A major US study in 2005 also found that men are more likely to fall asleep at the wheel.
Going to bed after 9 pm, and the amount of television a child watched, did not make a difference to the time it took to fall asleep.
If that doesn't work, talk to your mom about seeing a sleep specialist, who might check you for narcolepsy, a condition in which people fall asleep at all hours of the day.
People say they have experienced head nodding but have not fallen asleep at the wheel, but you have to fall asleep first to have a head nod.
I fall asleep right away, but then about an hour later I wake up,'' she said.
The new way to define your personality is how you fall asleep.
Although the public prosecutor requested five months of military detention, the judge ruled that the soldiers did not fall asleep ''in times of war,'' a crucial phrase in the court case, while the public prosecutor thought the soldiers were in a war situation.
I couldn't fall asleep in front of the camera and then move it around.
Women with pulmonary disease also suffered disproportionately with sleep difficulties, including overall poor sleep quality, daytime tiredness, and the tendency to fall asleep during leisure time.
As they fall asleep, the Affirmation Station repeats their message once a minute for 10 minutes at gradually decreasing volume.