Sleep problems

Ok well I have a trerrible time getting to sleep at night. Last night I went to sleep at around 2 a.m. and had to wake up at 7 a.m. for school. I had a hard time getting through the day. Any suggestions for getting to sleep easier/quicker?

Topic by Sunbanks 11 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Sleep Mode Answered

If using sleep mode with the external interrupt to wake it. Does it always  go into sleep mode after a preset time or can it go into sleep mode after inactivity also?

Question by WWC 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Polyphasic Sleep

Now i know there is already an instructable on polyphasic sleep (which is sleeping multiple times a day instead of one time a day like most people do, polyphasic gives you more time to do stuff each day, problem is everyone else is sleeping while your awake), but i was just wanting to see how many in our instructables community are polyphasic sleepers, since i just got a renewed interest in it since a friend of mine has said good things about it. And ya know, tell about your experience with it, worth it?

Topic by wingman246 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Tauntaun Sleeping Bag

Once again, ThinkGeek has hatched an April Fool's joke that sparked so much interest, they're now looking into production rights.This awesome Tauntaun sleeping bag was just one of several spoof products that TG game up with to prank its audience. In response to their onslaught of letters, they're promising their best to bring it life. From ThinkGeek:Use the glowing lightsaber zipper pull on the Tauntaun sleeping bag to illustrate how Han Solo saved Luke Skywalker from certain death in the freezing climate of Hoth by slitting open the belly of a dead Tauntaun and placing Luke inside the stinking (but warm) carcass. If your kids don't change their tune on which Star Wars film is the greatest ever, you can do your best Jar Jar impression until they repent. via: consumerist

Topic by scoochmaroo 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Soundproof Sleeping Closure

Hello fellow instructables :) Right I need some help and advice on a design brief to help fix my problem. Problem - I live in a ground floor flat and there is 1 flat above me, 2 scum bags occupy it, a couple of 22 year olds and they have obviously never been taught consideration for others and they bang and thrash around all through the early hours of the morning. When they bang on their bare wooden floor it sounds like a heavy metal dumbbell coming through my ceiling and it wakes me abruptly and its ruining my life :( I've complained to the council the past 18 months but there not interested. They have not put any carpet down in their flat in the last 18 months and it looks like they have no intention of doing so (they can afford fags n booze tho), plus they have a baby due any day now, great.. so now there making their problems, my problem. Solution - The only thing I can think of is making a soundproof sleeping closure, a large box like a 4 poster bed but all sides solid made out of a layer of MDF then insulation then more mdf, but I have some questions before I start. How would I get adequate air in and out ? Would this even stop the banging on my ceiling waking me up ? or would it still penetrate the box ? How would I control the temperature, would it be too hot in there ? Something like the image below but more solid with a door. If anyone has any experience with this or input or any good ideas I'd be ever so grateful. Cheers in advance. Matt

Topic by mattdiy 4 years ago  |  last reply 3 months ago


Why do dogs walk around in a circle before lying down? Answered

I just thought it was an odd habit for dogs to do.  

Question by Quest for Questions 8 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Ways to get to sleep quicker?

I always seem to be lying there for ages before i finally get to sleep! lol

Question by anna rox 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Fear of sleeping near metal

I'm very afraid of sleeping near metal of any kind, shape or form, and I need to get rid of this phobia fast. Anyone got any ideas?

Topic by Camisado 9 years ago


HP monitor going to sleep

So I am trying to help my grandparents fix there computer, they have a dell pc ( don’t know what exactly ) and a hp 22cwa monitor. The monitor will stay on in tell I plug the hdmi in then it says no signal then goes to sleep mode, I have tried new mouse and keyboard on the computer, as well as using another cord on this monitor and pc but neither work. I did take the monitor to my pc and used the same cords and it instantly worked with both cords just fine. Before today this monitor has been working for almost 6 months with no problem and now is randomly doing thos

Topic by alexberger1033 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Going to sleep with HP monitor

So I am trying to help my grandparents fix there computer, they have a dell pc ( don’t know what exactly ) and a hp 22cwa monitor. The monitor will stay on in tell I plug the hdmi in then it says no signal then goes to sleep mode, I have tried new mouse and keyboard on the computer, as well as using another cord on this monitor and pc but neither work. I did take the monitor to my pc and used the same cords and it instantly worked with both cords just fine. Before today this monitor has been working for almost 6 months with no problem and now is randomly doing thos

Topic by huongrio 6 months ago  |  last reply 6 months ago


How can I get vegetable oil out of a polyester sleeping bag? Answered

I was doing laundry and cooking and I had my sleeping bag all washed and clean and the cap wasn't on the vegetable oil as tight as it should have been... Anyway now my sleeping bag is soaked with cooking oil, it smells weird and I've washed it normally a few times but it still feels greasy. Any special suggestions?

Question by norsehorse 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Vacuum Maker? Answered

For my sleeping pad. It's a thin, around one inch one. I would like to have something to just suck out all the air when I'm done.

Question by Batryn 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Will a two season sleeping bag inside another two season sleeping bag be equivalent to a four season sleeping bag? Answered

 ....Um.... ....I plan to be camping rough in Inverness in two weeks.

Question by FriendOfHumanity 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


I CANNOT SLEEP!!!!!!!!!!???!!!!!!! school is coming up and i CAN"T SLEEP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?

Lately i haven't been able to sleep theres just too much rolling around in my head and i end up  finally falling asleep at like 3:00 in the morning. i know its called insomnia, and i don't want to take drugs to fall asleep. the solution i can think of is music sleep. please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Question by DehLeprechaun 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


i have to sleep like outside !

Today winter showed its presence here. nights with lightnings and thunders i want to get a glass roof and sleep under it outside ! or atleast to stick my head to the window of my room *tries to set up the computer desk next to the window and throw a mat over it*

Topic by 11010010110 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Can't sleep, clown will eat me!

I'm soooo very tired, but my body won't sleep, it hasn't slept in two days, I've tried everything. I really want to skip class today, but HW is due and it's 20% of my grade and the teacher has only assigned two HW's so that would be an entire letter grade lost. And I can't sleep in tomorrow, I gotta get up at 3am because a buddy an me are going fishing. Maybe sleep this weekend. Just how long can you go without sleep before bad things happen?

Topic by Tool Using Animal 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Natural light for fixing sleep problems?

Saw this over at LifeHack.org - guy talking about using blue light to fix up his sleep patterns. In the comments someone reckons instead of spending $200 on a light one could make one using off-the-shelf LEDs. Anyone got any thoughts, or better yet, instructable?! Oh, you could buy such a light here.

Topic by TinyPirate 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


My pc only stays in sleep mode for a few hours. (windows 7 64 bit)

Does anybody know why it doesnt stay in sleep mode all night?

Question by la-main 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago



Guess Where I am Going Camping/Hiking!!

I am going to Gettysburg PA. I will post pics on Sunday when I get back. has anyone ever gone there? ttys.

Topic by Thelonelysandwitch 10 years ago


programmer time off (sleep)mp3 player

 Dear....   I have this mp3 player.and must reprogram each night for time off (sleep)could you help me to know it can program once for all .if yes please show me how  do that.                         Thank you in advance your time                                        lam

Question by lam 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Electronic sleep timer for my car stereo

I live in my campervan and often listen to music before I go to sleep. I have a Sony CDX-GT470US carstereo and Sony RM-X4S wired remote for it. here is a schematic for the remote www.panuworld.net/minidisc/fordsony/rm-x2s.gif It has also a wireless remote so when I am in bed I can turn it off with it unless I have fallen asleep. Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night with the radio still on. This wastes power and might flatten the battery. So I need some device which attaches into the wired remote parallel to the off switch. Then some type of timer circuit which gives a 2 second pulse to short the contacts to turn off the stereo. Any ideas appreciated.

Topic by pellepeloton 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How-To: "Kill" yourself by not getting enough sleep...

I'm just wondering if anyone else in high school (specifically junior year) is frequently pulling all nighters to get their work done, and essentially "dying" from the process. I am in serious sleep deprivation now, and I'm pretty sure that my eyes are going to implode....

Topic by T3h_Muffinator 12 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Did I Sleep Last Night?

Yet another benefit of getting an adequate amount of sleep: a more accurate memory. According to researchers in Europe, a lack of sleep increases the likelihood of forming false memories. However, there are two ways of avoiding this: test subjects who caught up on their sleep debt had a similar level of false memories as those who had not been sleep deprived at all. Or, you can try the classic morning method: drink coffee.They took two more groups of volunteers, deprived them of sleep, and then gave them either caffeine or a placebo in the morning, one hour before their memories were tested. The group given caffeine had 10% fewer false memories than those who did not receive any, an effect McCabe describes as "quite striking."Despite their recent closures, Starbucks must be very excited to hear this news.Take a look at the full sleep/memory article from naturenews. How much sleep are you getting each night?

Topic by joshf 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


CHALLENGE! Make this mattress!?

The "Love Mattress" I have seen this thing on the internet for years, and somehow or another, it's been in the prototype phase for years, and I still don't see it on the market.  It was designed by an Iranian designer named Mehdi Mojtabavi, who apparently is in no hurry to sell the darn thing. http://dornob.com/modular-love-mattress-made-flexible-for-cuddly-couples/  So here is the challenge, if anyone is man (or woman) enough to accept... Make one! If my girlfriend doesn't get one soon, she might throw a Veruca Salt temper tantrum (I WANT IT NOW!)

Question by OtisDrftwood 7 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


How do I make a yoyo sleep for 3- 4 minutes ? Answered

I have loved yoyoing from birth. I have been wondering how to make my transaxle yoyo sleep for approximately 3-4 minutes. Do I just need to get better friction stickers? Is there any way to make stickers as well?

Question by Toxicity 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Aside from sleep mode, can we completely turn off the power of Arduino through software? Answered

I would like to configure my arduino to have zero current draw when circuit is doing nothing for certain period, like turning off completely. Sleep mode can save power and extend battery life but is there any other way of doing it?

Question by pelegren 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


is there any way to use a homedics sleeping sound device for an audio amp? Answered

It is the one that has a bunch of sounds and is supposed to play calming sounds to help u sleep. it is 6v powerd with an 8ohm speaker i want to use the circit bord for an audio amp. if there is anything u need to know about it please just ask.

Question by ross33 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Replacing alarm speaker with vibrating motor (for sleeping with earplugs)

I just started college and have found sleeping with earplugs to be indespensible in a dorm room. I have a radio alarm that is pretty loud. I was thinking of ripping out the speaker and attaching a vibrating motor to it. Then I would mount the vibrating motor to my bed post or something, and hopefully it would be annoying enough to wake me up. Does the alarm send enough power to the speaker to power an electric motor? Thanks! -Cedric

Topic by polar8 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Did we all sleep through English class?

I mean really!  I know this isn't school, or professional publishing in the comments.  Really I do.  But what's with the runon ramblings?  You all know you have read one (at least).  These people sometimes really have something valuable to say, but they say it all in one ridiculous runon sentence and you can't tell where one thought ends and the next begins and oh by the way I stopped reading it ages ago because I got tired of decoding.  The whole point of posting a comment is because you wanted someone to read it, right?  So be kind to our eyes and make it a little easier, please.  Periods, commas, these are our friends.  Insert them in the spaces you pause for breath when speaking. And a side note: Your- ownership, belonging to you You're- You are, a contraction Their- belonging to them They're- They are, a contraction Things-plural of a thing Thing's-again, ownership, not a plural the only time to use an apostrophe in making plural is if it is an abbreviation, as in the law suit between the two WWF's. I feel better now, thank you.

Topic by hishealer 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How can get one of my 2 monitors go to sleep?

 I've got Windows 7 and I am running 2 monitors. Is there a way that I can make only one of them go to sleep? One is a 50" Plasma and the other a 20" LCD. I love to watch movies on the 50" and the 20" can be quite overwhelming due to how bright it is. If you are wondering why I don't just hit the power button, well... it's 8 feet away. 

Question by redstarsrbija 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


How to sense motion in sleep using accelerometer and Arduino Duemilanove ? Answered

I want to make an alarm clock that will monitor the motion of a person in sleep, and will trigger when the person is in motion. i have the code but i need the hardware and schematic.... the code is as follows: http://code.google.com/p/lolosalarmclock/source/browse/trunk/AlarmClock/AlarmClock.pde

Question by thakur900 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Can I make Win7 require a password after hibernation, but not from sleep?

I'd like to make my netbook present the login screen on wakeup from hibernation, but not from sleep. All I can find is how to have both or none. Is this possible with Win7 or do I need some extra software?

Question by CameronSS 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


I Need to make a large 40" wide sleeping bag. Low cost .

 I'm thinking a couple of blankets safety pinned together with a wrapping of that reflective poly sheeting ( I have some) this mite work out if it wont rip or crackle loud when I roll over. ?.  I will be leaving it in one spot, so weight is not a consideration. .Anyone with experience with this?  thanks  Jon

Question by jonpersonals 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Sleep deprived brain fart...Solar Panel Lightbox Generator

OK first off let me tell you I don't know much at all about solar panels, wiring, or electrical at all. So to those that want to flame save your breath. Now at 3:30 am my time I woke up and since I couldn't sleep logged on to Instructables because something was bothering me. The something that wouldn't allow me to get back to the sleep which I craved was the idea for a Solar Panel Lightbox Generator. Now I see the logic in thinking about some of the perpetual motion generators and how they are impossible. And I believe my idea is not possible either, but till I get some info from someone that knows more about electric and solar panels I don't think I will be able to rest. So here is the idea, someone please explain how my thinking is wrong. Build a box of solar panels faceing inward with a light source inside of the box. once the panels start to charge a battery, use the battery to power the light. First off I know direct sunlight is optimal for the panels, but I'm thinking "outside/Inside" the box. How much light does it take for a panel to actually start creating current? How much energy does the light use to create the light? How do you measure how much light (candle power?) a bulb/LED or what ever produces and is it enough to " power " a solar panel/cell? My thinking is if a LED/incandescent/haligion light can produce enough light, with the right amount of solar cells it could power its self after start up. I know things degrade, bulbs burn out and all that. What I guess I'm saying is mathematically could this happen? Since I know so very little about solar and electrical in general is it possible? And if it's possible could more panels be added to make more power than it uses? There's my brain fart, feel free to point out the flaws so I can get some sleep tonight.

Topic by RedneckEngineer 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Play with fire, sleep less, launch a rocket, slice bottles...

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Topic by lebowski 11 years ago


My monitor automatically gives me a message NO SIGNAL then goes to sleep......

I have an HP desktop, when I power on, I get a message box stating there is no signal and then the monitor goes to sleep mode.... What can I do to fix this please

Question by trbell 7 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Computer turns on but then monitor goes to sleep. Can aneone tell me what's wrong? Answered

I found this out at the curb with someone's garbage. It turns on and the dvd rom drive opens and closes but when i plug a monitor into it the monitor goes to sleep. Its not a very old computer and i would like to get it working. Can anyone help me fix it or telling what is wrong with it? The model number is T3410 desktop pc its made by emachines and runs on Windows XP

Question by LetsExplodeSomething 9 years ago  |  last reply 3 months ago


I dream of cheesy

I have just learned that people believe that eating cheese before bed will give you nightmares. I have also just learned that scientists have proven this not true. In fact, earing cheese before bed will improve your sleep and depending on the type of cheese that you have eaten, will depend on the types of dreams that you have. Now, I wonder how all that Cheez Whiz that Tetranitrate has been eating is affecting his sleep. You can't make this stuff up.

Topic by randofo 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Jak Pak

The worlds first jacket that combines a jacket with a sleeping bag and a tent.From the JakPAk site:(Jakpak) Active Engineering LLC proudly introduces the JakPak, the world's first all-in-one waterproof jacket, sleeping bag and tent. Created by Active Engineering to provide safety and comfort in an unpredictable world, JakPak is the only portable personal sleeping system on the market designed for outdoors and sports enthusiasts, as well as emergency preparedness.The patent pending JakPak design incorporates a waterproof sleeping bag, minimally-structured tent and insect netting into a comfortable jacket, creating an instant dry habitat that is ideal for outdoor sports enthusiasts, people living in areas prone to natural disaster, sports fans who will not be held back by a little rain, and anyone else in need of shelter.

Topic by Fengathor 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


sony rear projector tv turns off by itself after being on for a minute. The sleep/timer indicator light on the front

Flashes. checked the sleep timer and it was off. set timer for 120 minutes and same problem. anyone have any ideas ?

Question by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Im Looking for a twin bed with a sleeping trundle? Any good websites?

Question by r49417 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


lol

Btw, i think it's hilarious that "How to make a friend" is listed right before "How to sleep with a friend"....lol.

Topic by LMO 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


The 1 o'clock-in-the-morning Thread

Welcome to the 1 o'clock thread. This is pretty much off-topic, but there's a rule: you can only post after 1 o'clock, your time.Just to be specific:Once you go to sleep, even a nap, you can't post until the next day.If you manage to polyphastically sleep, or you don't go to bed until 6AM, somehow making you awake at 1, wait until you're tired.The point is to see how we are on the brink of insanity... this post, as you may or may not see, was written around 1... and I think it shows.

Topic by zachninme 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


(newsletter) Build a Net Gun, Sleep Less, Improve Your Life...

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Topic by fungus amungus 10 years ago


Something quite odd happened...

Ok so I had some trouble sleeping the other night, in fact I had an awful lot of trouble and ended up not sleeping for for near enough 48 hours, not unusual for me considering all the stuff happening but read on... I had sprained or stretched almost every muscle in my upper body before this happened and it had been hurting like hoohah just to move, I sit up reading etc for several hours and then descend to start the monrings activities and I noticed that all of a sudden everything has healed, even the massive pain in my shoulder from a fight during which my arm got twisted to almost dislocation... Any theories on why this might have happened, the only thing I can think of is the fact that by being awake and not moving too much it was like sleep as far as healing goes but my metabolism was higher since I wasn't sleeping... Does that sound plausible?

Topic by killerjackalope 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


magnetic bed

Since our cells are electrically based, I thought I would try sleeping on a magnetic bed, any plans out there?

Topic by katesisco 11 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago




Do you think anyone out there could make a cocoon sleeping bed, could anyone make it, or make it cheaply?

 I have seen it before, and it is a sleeping bed cocoon that floats in the air between two tress. And it isnt open it is your own little pocket, there will be photos on google, I just want to know how, if possible could this thing be made, and cheaply too. Thank you to whom ever tries.

Question by kittycatdogto 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago