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    Cannabis sir.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uriah View Post
    I've been one my whole life, but after a week or so on a long hike, fatigue typically takes over and sleep is had. Cares of the "outside world" and my own messed up head drop away.
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    Ditto... it takes me about five to seven days on the trail, but then I start to sleep like a hiker~ "out" at "hiker midnight" and up before sunrise - naturally!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chknfngrs View Post
    I find Tylenol PM and earplugs do the trick. Iím a light sleeper at home, but my away sleep game needs that help.

    The guys that fall asleep instantly and snore the night away suck
    ...and they contribute to keeping me awake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by devoidapop View Post
    I have managed my sleeping trouble for almost 30 years and really do pretty well at home without meds. On backpacking trips, not so much. I usually fall asleep around 3 am and wake up around 6 am whether I'm in a tent, hammock, or on a shelter floor. I'm not at all scared of being in the woods at night. I just have trouble shutting my brain down.

    Anyway, the result is that with each consecutive day of my trip I'm a little more worn down and need more rest breaks.

    So, if you have insomnia, do you eventually adjust and get into a more regular sleep cycle after a certain number of days out? I'm not looking to hike for months on end. Just go from 3-5 day trips to 1 or 2 weeks. Also not looking for pharmacological solutions. Really don't want to ambien walk off a cliff.
    I'm the same, but usually by the 3rd night, I'm so exhausted I just fall right out.

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    I'm surprised nobody has mentioned pillows. I tried a bunch of blowup hiking pillows and none worked. Turned out all I needed was a decent pillowcase to put over my clothing stuff sack, which I discovered at the outfitter in Franklin. Thermorest makes it. After that, I never had any more trouble falling to sleep than I do at home. It would be easy to make one.

    Also, benedril helps.


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    All day to get up
    all night to get down
    nick knack paddy whack
    give yur dogs a break
    time to git up again
    oh for pete’s sake

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    Time to make the doughnuts!

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    It takes me two or three days, and then I sleep like a log, but the first day or so, there are worries about the next day, the weather etc that keep me up.

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    Deep breathing is a practice that I have used at home that translated well into camping. I've talked to people who have taken the dive with some green herbals but I have not done it personally.

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    I actually have more problems sleeping at home than I do while hiking. I use a hammock on the trail and I know several people have hung hammocks inside their homes, but my home doesn't quite incorporate a hammock as part of its decor, I gues is the best way to put it.
    Blackheart

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    Default Any other insomniacs out there?

    I primarily use a hammock. Doesn't get me anymore sleep, but it's much more comfortable to lay awake in a hammock then on a sleep pad. well, as long as it's not freezing cold out...
    You can walk in another person's shoes, but only with your feet

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    Melatonin, ibuprophen, ear plugs. If ya gotta pee, don't put it off. If yer cold/hot, take care of it now. If the air mat isn't comfortable, let some air out.

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