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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.

Patient discussion about asleep

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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Instead of forcing yourself to fall asleep, why not focus on trying to stay awake?
And I could probably even fall asleep while standing up.
A major US study in 2005 also found that men are more likely to fall asleep at the wheel.
Every sedentary hour during daytime added 3.1 minutes to the time it took to fall asleep.
The children who took part in the more vigorous sort of exercise fell asleep faster, but those with sedentary lifestyles took longer to fall asleep.
Soda and coffee give your brain a jolt, but they can make it harder to fall asleep. Likewise, having more than four electronic devices in your bedroom is a sure way to lose sleep.
Over the past 3 years, for instance, Figueiro has worked with eight Alzheimer's patients who tended to fall asleep around 7 p.m.
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.
The effects are probably bidirectional [the child's sleeping patterns affect the parents and the parents affect the child's sleeping patterns] and probably create a long-term problem." 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.