Insomniac Thread.

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    Nov 10, 2013 9:03 AM GMT
    Is everyone in your time zone sleeping? If yes, why aren't you??? icon_biggrin.gif

    Me? Too much caffeine today. I'm gonna struggle with tomorrow. icon_neutral.gif


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    Nov 10, 2013 9:07 AM GMT
    I took a late nap today.
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    Nov 10, 2013 11:51 AM GMT
    I suffer from Insomnia on and off..some nights are good some nights are horrible. This is one of the not so good ones, been awake for two hours now.
  • Destinharbor

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    Nov 10, 2013 4:20 PM GMT
    I've got a number of books by my bed. If I can't sleep I pick up one of the harder academic ones to tire my eyes and put me back to sleep. The current one discusses the Higgs Boson and it's relevance to Electromagnetism and the Weak and Strong forces. See, you're getting sleepy already.... But if that doesn't work, well, at least I've learned something. Better than worrying which I always do when I can't sleep.
  • Aodhan

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    Nov 10, 2013 7:29 PM GMT
    I stayed up last night to chat to guys from here on googly... It destroyed me, today I've been a wreck haha.

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    Nov 10, 2013 7:44 PM GMT
    xrichx saidIs everyone in your time zone sleeping? If yes, why aren't you??? icon_biggrin.gif

    Me? Too much caffeine today. I'm gonna struggle with tomorrow. icon_neutral.gif

    It gets worse as you get older I've heard. I've had to make a rule that I don't drink any coffee after 2. It used to be after 5 but I've had to move it back to 2. I only drink 1 cup a day, sometimes 2 on Sundays. And I love coffee.
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    Nov 10, 2013 7:46 PM GMT
    Grab a set of headphones and listen to this.



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    Nov 10, 2013 8:18 PM GMT
    Alcohol induced insomnia is quite common too. Didn't hit me until about 40. If I have 2 pints, a double, or big glass of wine I will wake up at 3am and that's it. Might as well get up and make coffee and let the dogs out.

    Caffeine is probably most folks insomnia inducing nemesis. After a bout of stomach ulcers I gave up coffee for 6 months (it sucked but man did i sleep)and when I started up again I went 1/2 caffeine for my 1st mug (I use a Melita cone) and a second with lunch would be 1/4 caffeinated and not after 1pm. I use real good beans and make it strong so it's satisfying but I don't chain drink coffee like I used to. I have read more than once that caffeine's 1/2 life in your blood stream is 7 hrs.!!??

    Exercising too late in the day does several of my buddies in as does not getting any exercise for prolonged periods.
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    Nov 10, 2013 8:22 PM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal said
    xrichx saidIs everyone in your time zone sleeping? If yes, why aren't you??? icon_biggrin.gif

    Me? Too much caffeine today. I'm gonna struggle with tomorrow. icon_neutral.gif

    It gets worse as you get older I've heard. I've had to make a rule that I don't drink any coffee after 2. It used to be after 5 but I've had to move it back to 2. I only drink 1 cup a day, sometimes 2 on Sundays. And I love coffee.
    It's hit or miss with me. If my body (or mind) is tired from work or working out, then it doesn't matter how much caffeine I've had. I'll just go to bed and fall asleep instantly.
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    Nov 10, 2013 8:59 PM GMT
    When I can't fall asleep, I turn on the radio to one of those AM stations that carry those crazy overnight shows about space aliens because at least if I can not sleep I will be entertained.
  • Webster666

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    Nov 10, 2013 11:01 PM GMT
    1 Clonazepam and 2 Benadryl Allergy tabs, and I'm gone.
    Otherwise, my brain won't shut up.
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    Nov 11, 2013 1:07 AM GMT
    It's a little early to be writing this icon_wink.gif, but I haven't slept in 47 years. Tried everything short of pharmaceuticals -- which I prefer to avoid -- but nothing works. Even multiple sleep aids have no effect.

    The only thing that seems to help a bit is having a man wrapped around me.
  • BlackCoach

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    Nov 11, 2013 1:23 AM GMT
    I once went a year using meds to get to sleep. I went to doctors and none could help me. In those days, i used to race on a bicyling team and hit the gym a few times aweek. I finally figured out that I hadnt taken a break from cycling or weights for years because i was out on vacation and decided to take a week off. After i came back from that vacation, I start sleeping better. Also, I had a friend who lifted weights for 15 years straight without taking a break and he couldn't sleep either. I told him to take two weeks off from doing any exercise and then at the end of those two weeks he did start sleeping again. The point is that you have to give your body rest! Also, as you get older, you really have to watch your intake of caffeine!
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    Nov 11, 2013 1:27 AM GMT
    Because I'm making nigh shift...
    But its only 11:30 Pm right now, so most people are still up.
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    Nov 11, 2013 4:26 AM GMT
    No joke, but at my worst, I went a month on about an hour of sleep a day. Your whole perception warps, and you feel like you're moving at a different pace than the world around you.
  • Matt_mesh

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    Nov 11, 2013 5:28 AM GMT
    I think I'm just a night person...I get up at normal times but end up staying up late just doing things. I guess I'm more of a procrastinator, haha.
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    Nov 11, 2013 5:51 AM GMT
    Elusium saidNo joke, but at my worst, I went a month on about an hour of sleep a day. Your whole perception warps, and you feel like you're moving at a different pace than the world around you.
    Happened to me for a little over 3 weeks when I hooked on Meth. Never really slept; though I could feel time and the pull of gravity. Trippy shit. I quit the next month, cold turkey.
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    Nov 11, 2013 5:59 AM GMT
    6:50am here, won't be ready for bed before a few hours.

    Hypernycthmeral syndrome (free run sleep), I go to bed and wake up one or two hour later every day, all year long, rotate the clock in around three weeks.

    12 years like that, and there is no cure. Forcing myself to wake up same time every day is possible, but only for a few weeks, as it means shorter and shorter sleep, and permanent jet lag state.

    No cure. I'm eager to see if jet lag research will find by rebound the miracle treatment for me before I die (and no, melatonin and light therapy doesn't work in my case).

    When you are not blind, or with mental illness, or with a brain tumor, it's utter-mostly rare.

    I'm fucked, but at least, it makes me special ;)
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    Nov 11, 2013 6:32 AM GMT
    I tried the binaural beats videos above. They were making me the opposite of relaxed.

    I did however find a Sleep Music Delta Waves clip that I am listening to now, so thanks.

    This does remind me, though, of the time I put my TV on the spa music channel on Dish. I fell asleep just fine, but later that evening, apparently it was on some sort of Volcano Sounds clip. Well, I woke up literally thinking Darth Vader was in my room with me. I have never been shocked from deep sleep like that in my life. The popping and hissing sounds sounded like some creature was in my bedroom.

    I jumped completely out of my bed. When I realized it was the TV - that channel was no more.

    Hahahahaha...

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    Nov 11, 2013 6:35 AM GMT
    Sometimes, watching tv helps me go to sleep. But it has to be a tv show or movie I've already seen. If it's something new, then I'll want to stay up and watch the rest of it. icon_lol.gif
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    Nov 11, 2013 6:38 AM GMT

    Wake up! icon_mad.gificon_cool.gif
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    Nov 11, 2013 8:03 AM GMT
    woodsmen saidIf I can't sleep in bed, I would try to sleep in different parts of the house, like the living room, the library, even the closet. You think it sounds crazy but it works!


    I've been having a lot of trouble sleeping lately. Maybe I'll try sleeping on the couch, and cutting back on the caffeinated coffee. icon_biggrin.gif
  • kew1

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    Nov 11, 2013 10:44 AM GMT
    Destinharbor saidI've got a number of books by my bed. If I can't sleep I pick up one of the harder academic ones to tire my eyes and put me back to sleep. The current one discusses the Higgs Boson and it's relevance to Electromagnetism and the Weak and Strong forces. See, you're getting sleepy already.... But if that doesn't work, well, at least I've learned something. Better than worrying which I always do when I can't sleep.


    My previous cure for insomnia was Bullock's Hitler & Stalin, Parallel Lives (interesting subject written in an amazingly boring style,3 pages = slumber). My current one is MacCulloch's History of Christianity. 1200+ pages of tiny writing,it's even more soporific.If reading it doesn't put me to sleep within 2 pages, hitting myself over the head with it will.
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    Nov 12, 2013 9:57 AM GMT
    Just checking in. Watching some reruns on tv at the moment.
  • Rene_Aensland

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    Nov 12, 2013 10:37 AM GMT
    4xsandbetter saidI get up at 4 every day. It's not insomnia as much as insanity, but it's what I have to do to fit my workouts in.


    Same. ;D