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distrofijus #1 Posted 14 September 2014 - 09:20 PM

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Hi there,

 

I'm addicted to this game, but due to RL constraints I can immerse at late evenings. So if I choose to stay a bit late (midnight, 1am latest local time), when I get to bed I cant fall asleep for at least an hour or even two - this is really cutting into my sleep.

 

So the obvious solution to not play - I'm choosing this most often, but looking for alternatives.

Do you have any routine to help you get asleep after gaming session?

Some of the lost games are in my head (I eventually decide something that I should have done differently at some key moments) and I can't just clear all of it and sleep. But I guess this is just due to agitating nature of the game. It takes time to calm down and I reviewing the failures due to not being sleepy is making thing worse. :)

 

Thanks in advance



Kdingo #2 Posted 14 September 2014 - 09:21 PM

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Beer.

PAKFA #3 Posted 14 September 2014 - 09:25 PM

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You need to go to WoT Rehab Facility. that's some serious addiction you got there... :blink:

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On a more serious note, I always fall asleep listening to music, try that maybe it can "cure" your sleep disorder.

 

edit: I see my usual fanbase of neophytes are down-voting me, rofl. That's all you can do neophytes. :biggrin:


Edited by PAKFA, 14 September 2014 - 09:35 PM.


Flapjackbatter #4 Posted 14 September 2014 - 09:26 PM

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A beer, yes.

Or play one or two low tier games as the last games before you go to bed.

Sometimes higher tier battles can be _really_ tense for me. So much as I have to take a break. I find playing a low tier battle helps put my shoulders down.



krautjaeger #5 Posted 14 September 2014 - 09:27 PM

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View Postdistrofijus, on 14 September 2014 - 10:20 PM, said:

Hi there,

 

I'm addicted to this game, but due to RL constraints I can immerse at late evenings. So if I choose to stay a bit late (midnight, 1am latest local time), when I get to bed I cant fall asleep for at least an hour or even two - this is really cutting into my sleep.

 

So the obvious solution to not play - I'm choosing this most often, but looking for alternatives.

Do you have any routine to help you get asleep after gaming session?

Some of the lost games are in my head (I eventually decide something that I should have done differently at some key moments) and I can't just clear all of it and sleep. But I guess this is just due to agitating nature of the game. It takes time to calm down and I reviewing the failures due to not being sleepy is making thing worse. :)

 

Thanks in advance

 

I always make a small meal, and watch an episode of a tv-series that I enjoy. When that is done I'm usually tired enough and my mind is calm. Failing that, a glass of red wine always does the trick. ;-)

RogDodgeUK #6 Posted 14 September 2014 - 09:29 PM

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moved to 'off-topic'

Tank_Killer1 #7 Posted 14 September 2014 - 09:30 PM

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I usually just cuddle up next to my wife and fall asleep like a baby.

CuddlieBunny #8 Posted 14 September 2014 - 09:39 PM

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View PostTank_Killer1, on 14 September 2014 - 10:30 PM, said:

I usually just cuddle up next to my wife and fall asleep like a baby.

 

Wont your wife mind that your inviting random people to cuddle her?:)

Edited by CuddlieBunny, 14 September 2014 - 09:39 PM.


Hullo_Kitty__ #9 Posted 14 September 2014 - 09:51 PM

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I usually switch off the PC 1 hour before I go to bed. Rage, Despair, Happines, Euphory, Crying, Rejoycing... Such feels.. Many commitment. Playing games does things to your brain that is comparable to hard workout. You get all excited and turned on.

 

- Switch off the PC 30-60min before bed time.

- Drink some milk

- Move on with evening routine

- Go into bed

- Read a few pages of some book/magazine whatever

- Sleep like a baby.



_Antipathy #10 Posted 15 September 2014 - 08:53 PM

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Stay away from any screen for 2 weeks, then your biological clock will work.

Celandri #11 Posted 17 September 2014 - 07:27 AM

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that i do is: logout game half a hour before bed time, then read some news, or anything that removes the thinking about the game, then zzzzzz

daddlar #12 Posted 17 September 2014 - 11:32 AM

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Lower your monitor background light. Tweak its settings to give a warmer (yellowish) glow. There's several benefits to this. Mainly less strain on your eyes and it won't trick your brain into thinking it's mid-day. Last part is individual, it works for me.

 

Tell yourself when you want to quit. Keep a clock visable at all times. When time is right think "I got to go!" and leave.

 

In my teenage years I hooked my computer to a mechanical timer. At 21:45 everyday it cut the power.


Edited by daddlar, 17 September 2014 - 11:34 AM.


gasgas1 #13 Posted 19 September 2014 - 03:05 AM

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Read something if you can't sleep, I usually find myself half-sleeping after reading a novel for half an hour.

GiraffeInATopHat #14 Posted 19 September 2014 - 07:42 AM

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View Postgasgas1, on 19 September 2014 - 03:05 AM, said:

Read something if you can't sleep, I usually find myself half-sleeping after reading a novel for half an hour.

 

Does not always work, I have managed to stay up all night reading and only realised I had when the alarm went off.

h3dning #15 Posted 19 September 2014 - 10:50 AM

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Fap? Funnet enough, autocorrect wanted to make that cap;)

breakthecycle #16 Posted 20 September 2014 - 03:57 PM

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I have to read a book for a while after gaming or surfing the internet. 

Otherwise I just lay there fidgeting. 







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