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CPT Bob Moore
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I already do a couple of those things and sometimes they help, sometimes they don't.

I keep my room pretty dark, including cover the clock so the light from the numbers or power buttons doesn't show.

I've tried some of the mental and relaxation techniques with varying success.
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SGT Signal Support Systems Specialist
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I use my cell phone as an alarm and I tell you, the blue blinking light because someone has messaged me, will actually wake me up before any sound would. I thought I was weird. O.o
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CPT Bob Moore
CPT Bob Moore
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I use my phone as an alarm (I have two alarms just in case). I put it face down so alerts won't cause it to light the room.. It is also on silent all the time so the sound won't wake me up.
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CMSgt Mark Schubert
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I like the 4-7-8 breathing technique - works great - most of the time I'm asleep before I can even finish the cycle below.
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Exhale completely through your mouth, making a whoosh sound.
Close your mouth and inhale quietly through your nose to a mental count of four.
Hold your breath for a count of seven.
Exhale completely through your mouth, making a whoosh sound to a count of eight.
This is one breath. Now inhale again and repeat the cycle three more times for a total of four breaths.
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I tried that right now at work, and that is relaxing. I can see this working when you are anxious. Thank you for sharing!
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CMSgt Socom J2/Tsoc Reserve Program Manager
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I don't think that will wor..........ZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzz
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LCpl Mark Lefler
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sleep? whats that! haha.. i sleep about 5 hours a night but then i need a nap later in the day. The joy of having young children.
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Oh I hear ya on that one. I didn't know my body could go 3 months without after I had my baby girl. Just wow! I don't think I have caught up and its been 8 years. LOL
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