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      Insomnia

      I have wanted to become a lucid dreamer for a long time now. But I can't get a proper sleeping pattern, and sometimes my alarm won't wake me up, because I have barely gotten any sleep and is sleeping too deeply.

      My insomnia is a SERIOUS roadblock for my way to lucid dreaming, I have had a few lucid dreams actually, even though my sleeping pattern is abysmal. But I never get very lucid in my dreams, and they're not very frequent at all.

      Let me explain what happens when I try to go to sleep:
      I have an over active mind, I think - ALWAYS. I'm always questioning stuff, imagining stuff, and just thinking about stuff. When I go to try to go to sleep my mind starts thinking "why haven't I fallen asleep yet, how long have I been here, should I change sleeping position, how will i know when i am asleep?" (and more). It is not possible for me to just stop these thoughts, I have tried everything - meditation, relaxation pills, reading.... it's just not possible for me.
      After a while my phobias start to kick in - and the biggest fear I have is the fear of being watched. I can't have my eyes closed, I am constantly looking around in the room to see if I am alone every minute, I start imagining noises of someone breathing...

      Not only does this give me problems in real life, as I have no energy to concentrate on school (I am going to have to go through ninth grade again because I just can't keep up with everyone else, and I'm one of the smartest guys in school..), I care for spending time with my friends because all I can think of is going home and lying down.
      I need this to stop, fast! I have talked to doctors but all they give me is medicine which has no effect. Do you know of any good techniques?
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      Sorry to hear about that, insomnia is horrible

      Have you tried listening to anything as you go to sleep? Like music, audio books, tv, relaxation guides, nature sounds? Listening to something as you go to sleep might help you focus on something other than your thoughts. Maybe try some relaxing tea, like chamomile tea.

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      For a while I was the same, I could take anywhere from 15 minutes to a couple hours to get to sleep. After about a year of this happening it started to get better. Now it can take anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour to get to sleep but more towards the shorter end. More recently I found listening to music and just focusing on the lyrics with my eyes closed has helped. I set an auto shutdown command in my computer for about an hour and play some music with my monitor off.
      shutdown -s -t (seconds until you want it to shutdown) This command in the command prompt for Windows 8 works for me.
      Hope it gets better for you soon.

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      It's frustrating wanting to sleep and not being able to, and it seems like the more you think about it the more awake you feel.

      What I do in these moments is go for a walk, not even outside but in your house, I get out of the bed and walk a little, go to the roof and breathe some fresh air, then I go back to sleep and put my earphones with a full album of a calm band so I don't need to be changing the song every five minutes. I stop thinking about sleeping and eventually I find myself with the cable around my neck thinking someone is trying to kill me.
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      I just got some pills from my doctor and loop the 'comfort' song from katawa shoujo. All while hugging my dakimakura.
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