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can't sleep

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by gamelan, Aug 20, 2006.

  1. gamelan

    gamelan Senior member

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    yeah, it's not late (or early) but it's so amazingly frustrating when you want to get to sleep but can't. 1 vidodin and ambien within an hour and i still can't sleep. i suppose i could raid the fridge for some milk and Oreos. but then i'd have to brush my teeth again.

    no other point to this post really.

    arrrrgh...........hmmm...ok...starting to feel a little woosy...and the emoticons are starting to look 3d at the edges of my eyes...

    -Jeff
     
  2. j

    j Senior member Admin

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    I tell myself a story. Puts me right out. [​IMG]

    Seriously.
     
  3. Nick M

    Nick M Senior member

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    Clown will eat me.
     
  4. Ivan Kipling

    Ivan Kipling Senior member

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    I'm so sorry. When I can't sleep, I do a series of leg lifts, the more strenuous, the better. That helps me, to relax. Also, try tensing your entire body, limb by limb. Extend your arms and legs and tense your muscles. Release the tension, little by little, an arm and leg at a time. This method has never failed me.
     
  5. stach

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    There are some incredibly boring streaming video lectures online. They never fail to put me to sleep within minutes. [​IMG]
     
  6. gamelan

    gamelan Senior member

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    ok, note to self. never mix vicodin and ambien again. i fell asleep right away but woke up with the most horrible hangover and feel like puking.

    -Jeff
     
  7. Impulse155

    Impulse155 Senior member

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    2 things...

    some times people cant sleep because they forget to do something...

    So make sure theres no boogy man in ur closet
    No monster under ur bed
    On tuesday your wearing the Tighty Whities that say Tuesday
    If you have a Wife make sure your sleeping with her

    You get my point

    2) Watch hockey if this fails always puts me right to sleep if theres no fights


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  8. j

    j Senior member Admin

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    Clown will eat me.
    We all float down here, Nicky.
     
  9. j

    j Senior member Admin

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    ok, note to self. never mix vicodin and ambien again. i fell asleep right away but woke up with the most horrible hangover and feel like puking.

    -Jeff

    Watch out with Ambien, that stuff is crazy. I was taking it for a while and if I didn't fall STRAIGHT asleep, like within 5 minutes, I would be up for hours having waking dreams and racing thoughts. I didn't like it. I would also occasionally send really weird emails to people during these spells and only vaguely remember doing it in the morning. Luckily nothing too embarrassing, but enough to make me stop taking it.

    BTW, Colin Powell was quoted right during the beginning of the 2003 war that "everyone here [presumably, the White House or State Dept.] uses Ambien". That cleared up the 'how do they sleep at night' question...
     
  10. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red Senior member

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    Embrace your insomnia, invent an imaginary friend, blow up your apartment, start a Fight Club. [​IMG]
     
  11. Violinist

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    yeah, it's not late (or early) but it's so amazingly frustrating when you want to get to sleep but can't. 1 vidodin and ambien within an hour and i still can't sleep. i suppose i could raid the fridge for some milk and Oreos. but then i'd have to brush my teeth again.

    no other point to this post really.

    arrrrgh...........hmmm...ok...starting to feel a little woosy...and the emoticons are starting to look 3d at the edges of my eyes...

    -Jeff


    just rub one out...
     
  12. gamelan

    gamelan Senior member

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    night number two. asleep at 11:30pm. awake at 2am and have been since. now it's 4:55am. i should probably give some background. i was diagnosed with a herniated disc a few monts ago and started sleeping on my back. i think that sleeping position is finally catching up to me as it gives me back soreness and is not so comfortable anymore. although once i fall asleep i seem to be ok.

    anyway, it's good to have SF during the wee hours of the morn.

    -Jeff
     
  13. dusty

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    Throw in the Lord of the Rings DVD with the volume just quiet enough that you can't tell what they're saying. Or the lectures like stach said (I thought I was the only one!). Noam Chomsky has a particularly soothing voice.
     
  14. Nick M

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    Have you tried anything with doxylamine succinate? It's over-the-counter - I believe it's called Unisom Sleep Tabs in the US - but it's the only sleep aid that works for me, whereas prescription stuff like temazepam has no effect on me whatsoever.
     
  15. Matt

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    well now its my turn.

    1.40 am, sleep nowhere in sight.

    dammit
     
  16. gamelan

    gamelan Senior member

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    well now its my turn.

    1.40 am, sleep nowhere in sight.

    dammit


    probably because it's like 95 degrees with 100% humidity where you're at. heh heh. just a stereotype of Vietnam that i have although i'm sure it's not too far from the truth.

    seriously though, from the previous posts, i like telling yourself a story and the tensing/relaxing body thing.

    -Jeff
     
  17. Violinist

    Violinist Senior member

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    I haven't fallen asleep before 6am for the last 3-4 months... 2am is nothing.
     
  18. javyn

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    Alka Seltzer PM usually does a good job of zonking me out.
     
  19. VMan

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    I find it's a lot easier to sleep when there's a girl in bed with you.

    Of course, perhaps it's not the fact that the girl is simply there, but rather the fact that she gave you one hell of a workout moments prior. [​IMG]
     
  20. Stu

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    I've ocassionally had good results with valerian root. You can buy the tablets at Walgreens. It's a natural sleep aid. Sometimes it works, sometimes not. There is a tea by Celestial Seasonings called Sleepy Time. The Extra Sleepy Time has Valerian root in it as well. A nice pot of that about 10:30-11 p.m. sometimes works very well.

    I have been an insomniac for years and years, A good night for me is 6 hours.
     

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