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How long does it take you to drift off?

Postby Jack Reacher » 24 Feb 2012 00:29

Im wondering if its normal for me to take ages to drift off. Sometimes I go to bed very tired, I can relax my body, but it will still take hours before I actually drift off. Sometimes it can be mentally exhausting, I know some friends who take a while as well but I also know some who fall asleep the second their head hits the pillow.

So yeah, how long does it usually take for you to drift off?
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Re: How long does it take you to drift off?

Postby Peter » 24 Feb 2012 01:18

In the past I could on a really good night remain awake all night with a head full of thoughts, now it is rare for this to happen and less that 10 minutes to get to sleep and a lot of the time 2 to 5 minutes. I had to learn to relax and let the thougths go and that took me most of my life
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Re: How long does it take you to drift off?

Postby Sarah » 24 Feb 2012 01:38

It takes me over 10 minutes.. but I've learned more ways to make it shorter! ^^ I have a create imagination, so when I close my eyes I think and imagine a whole world/story of my own. Usually why thinking, keeping my eyes closed, I sleep without even knowing it!
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Re: How long does it take you to drift off?

Postby Worldenterer1 » 24 Feb 2012 02:46

Sarah wrote:I have a create imagination, so when I close my eyes I think and imagine a whole world/story of my own.


HA! This works so good! :lol:
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Re: How long does it take you to drift off?

Postby Snaggle » 29 Feb 2012 13:47

Hard to time, usually as soon as I've laid down and gotten comfortable, so under 2 minutes.
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Re: How long does it take you to drift off?

Postby Sarah » 29 Feb 2012 21:06

Snaggle wrote:Hard to time, usually as soon as I've laid down and gotten comfortable, so under 2 minutes.


Dang you must be a heavy sleeper or something o: I wish that would happen for me.
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Re: How long does it take you to drift off?

Postby Axalto » 18 Mar 2012 00:39

On average it takes me 1 to 4 hours to drift off and it can be very exhausting usually ruining half my weekend by me sleeping till 11AM
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Re: How long does it take you to drift off?

Postby SGraham » 19 Jun 2012 20:30

On average 15 minutes. but when atempting WILD probably 2 minutes
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Re: How long does it take you to drift off?

Postby casey » 01 Aug 2012 05:48

Usually between 30 to 90mins

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Re: How long does it take you to drift off?

Postby Denmonation » 07 Aug 2012 07:02

Unless I'm extremely exhausted, I usually have so many thoughts racing through my head that it can take an hour or two sometimes. Now I've learned to be more calm and not engage so many thoughts so I can fall asleep relatively quickly, but sometimes I can't control them.
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