Sleeping problem

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 26, 2013 at 9:46 PM

Hello. I'm a student from Finland and I live in a dormitory where all my neighbours prefer a ZOO lifestyle, e.g. they stay up very late every day. I used to go to sleep at about 10 pm every day when I lived with my parents. I can't keep my habit because it's quite noisy in the dormitory. Some guys are drinking and shouting, others listen to loud music. What would you suggest me to do to go on living primal? I can't make my neighbours to sit silent in their rooms because everybody has to live in their own way.

I tried to go to sleep at my usual time but it has no sence because I'm kept woken up by noise. So I do my homework at that time and thus have about 5-6 proper hours of sleep like my neighbours.

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on January 27, 2013
at 12:36 AM

Try foam earplugs. They are very cheap and they will filter out most of the noise, but you will still be able to hear your alarm in the morning if you turn it all the way up.



on January 27, 2013
at 08:49 AM

Welcome, Finland is the land of excessive coffee, alchohol and antidepressant use. Sorry to hear about sleeping problems. I feel your pain.


on January 26, 2013
at 11:15 PM

A good dose of Tryptophan.

Pumpkin protein powder has one of the highest tryptophan contents known.

There are two companies that make it. One is http://www.zenbev.com/ they are pretty expensive.

The other i get is here Vegan protein sleep aid Very reasonable.

The Zenbev site has great info though.


on January 26, 2013
at 11:05 PM

Hi Nick, Your questions brings back memories of university! Have you tried ear plugs?? It may be difficult to get some quiet time to prepare for sleep but ear plugs usually block out noise. Remember to have no light in your room. Put a towel along the bottom of the door if there is light coming from the hallway. Turn your alarm clock (led lights) away from you so the light doesn't bother you. I am now doing this every night and it helps! I also don't look at the time if I happen to wake up during the night. Good luck...


on January 27, 2013
at 01:47 AM

You would have to move into a single occupancy dorm. Difficult to get at most unis, obviously. Or go off campus.

When I entered university, I was like you - I could only sleep from around 10pm to 7am.

What happened to me was, I eventually graduated having acquired the ability to fall sleep with the lights in the room on, with people talking, and at all times of day, with marijuana smoke adrift, and to stay soundly sleep. Don't know how this adaptation is possible, but it was for me.

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