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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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All these questions will make your mind work into planning a healthier life, thus heling you fall asleep faster.
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.
In Sleeper Code, all Tom Lovett wants is to be a normal 16-year-old, but it's hard for someone to have an average life if there is always the possibility that he might fall asleep without warning and then stay asleep for days.
Soda and coffee give your brain a jolt, but they can make it harder to fall asleep.
Over the past 3 years, for instance, Figueiro has worked with eight Alzheimer's patients who tended to fall asleep around 7 p.
I fall asleep everywhere--in class, after school, even in choir.
It doesn't matter how long you are driving, if conditions are right a person can fall asleep at the wheel within half-an-hour.
Men are twice as likely as women to fall asleep while driving, and young people are much more likely than to nod off than older people.
Insomnia refers to the inability to fall asleep and to stay asleep.
Proper parental behaviors--not feeding your children who awaken at night and letting older children fall asleep without mom or dad in the bedroom--will help improve these poor sleep habits.