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How I Overcame Insomnia

From the COLlive inbox: A bochur tells how he overcame insomnia thanks to an adaptation of something the Rebbe's said. Full Story

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Nice
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Nice

Thank you

Yes. Good Idea to Spread This.
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Yes. Good Idea to Spread This.

I heard the advice of this writer said publicly years ago in Machon Alta by Rabbi Rosenfeld. He said it really works. Interesting though, it was on Lag B’Omer about 8 years ago when I walked into 770 and ended up desperately sharing with 2 women I didn’t even know that well that I had not been able to sleep every night for about the last 3 months and it was reaching havoc on my nerves etc….One of the ladies suggested I look at a picture of the Rebbe before going to sleep. Though I didn’t verbalize it, I decided… Read more »

questions for "reb yossi"
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questions for "reb yossi"

Any prescription for be being too tired, despite enough sleep?

Fellow insomniac bochur
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Fellow insomniac bochur

Thanks, I’ll try it out.

So true
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So true

Awesome!!

Thank you for posting
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Thank you for posting

for once there a positive op ed.
we need more of these posts, thank you!!!

anonymous
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anonymous

Ambien & Melatonin also work well

trued and proven
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trued and proven

Have you ever walked into a zal and noticed how many bochurim were sleeping?

Rebbe's Picture
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Rebbe's Picture

I think under the pillow is maybe a bit unintentionally disrespectful…

To #3
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To #3

Check out your thyroid!

To #7
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To #7

Melatonin is natural but Ambien is a prescription drug with known side affects and can be harmful. I like the learning Torah advice – only positive side effects!

works for me
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works for me

When I can’t fall asleep which happens pretty often, unfortunately… I either take melatonin or listen to a shiur I downloaded from Chabad.org. Just be careful- some speakers are really good that they’ll acutally keep u up. But for the most part, u fall asleep like a baby- I guess the Yetzer hara wants u sleeping as the author writes!

What are the halachas??
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What are the halachas??

Regarding getting up at night to learn – negel vasser? Morning brachas? etc..???

chossid
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chossid

I think a likutei torah works best

tried and tested
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tried and tested

i received the same advice from a mashpia in LA and its fool proof.

Thinking Tanya?
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Thinking Tanya?

If I’m not mistaken, the Frierdike Rebbe writes about thinking Tanya in one’s mind as a way of falling asleep. Further more, I’m almost certain that The Rebbe mentions this Segula several times in the Igros. Anyone?

learning...more business
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learning...more business

Love the business side of it.

Similar
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Similar

I was out of work and was eventually approached by someone asking if I would spend a few hours every day for pay putting tefillin on Yidden in a business area. There was a bonus amount for 1st timers. I agreed and was going to start right after the weekend. Before Monday came I got a full time job. So, the story makes perfect sense to me!

sounds good :)
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sounds good :)
caring Rabbi
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caring Rabbi

im most impressed by the caring Rabbi yosef who came over to you every day to ask how you slept???????!!!!!!!!!!!!
kein yirbu rabbi yosef{s like this in yeshivos!!

Author of article
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Author of article

Thanks for all the positive comments, in regards to halacha I asked a Rav and he told me that you should do neigel vasser but in regards to saying brochas if you are just reading without verbally pronouncing the words you don’t have to do brachas (but double check with your own rav just in case I misunderstood the rav’s psak).

Thanks
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Thanks

…And BTW I love seeing storekeepers learning in their stores!

Thank you!!
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Thank you!!

I have been suffering from sleeping disorders for years!
Thanks for posting this story, I will implement 🙂

Torah thoughts in middle of the night
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Torah thoughts in middle of the night

Once I heard in a Farbrengen, don’t remember which Chassid was, but was a Chassid that fell bad every time he woke up in middle of the night for a restroom trip, to bring down his neshama just for that.. So he would think some lines of Tanya before he went back to sleep.

thank you
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thank you

thats beautiful! love it thanks for sharing!!

To #24
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To #24

I think it might have been Chaim Shaul Brook. Anyone?

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