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can't sleep

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

  1. Dakota rube

    Dakota rube Senior member

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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]

    Braggart![​IMG]
     
  2. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I haven't fallen asleep before 6am for the last 3-4 months... 2am is nothing.
    Maybe that's why you're so cranky.
     
  3. Get Smart

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    This wont work for 99.99% of folks, but listening to loud fast Hardcore music is a guarantee for me to fall asleep before the CD ends.

    But VMan's suggestion is definitely the best one.
     
  4. Violinist

    Violinist Senior member

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    This wont work for 99.99% of folks, but listening to loud fast Hardcore music is a guarantee for me to fall asleep before the CD ends.

    But VMan's suggestion is definitely the best one.


    it might sound strange, but that definalety works. To me, listening to hardcore is like listening to a wishwasher or dryer, which to me helps me fall asleep.
     
  5. mr_economy

    mr_economy Senior member

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    I've had good luck with melatonin. It doesn't help me fall asleep, but once I'm out I will be completely gone for the next eight hours. Wake up feeling well rested too.
     
  6. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I've had good luck with melatonin. It doesn't help me fall asleep, but once I'm out I will be completely gone for the next eight hours. Wake up feeling well rested too.
    I use it as well. I also get strange dreams from it, which I don't mind.
     
  7. gamelan

    gamelan Senior member

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    ah yes...back again...night number 4 of insomnia. anyone out there have experience with Vicodin withdrawal? i'm 99% sure that's what i'm experiencing since i recently had back surgery and don't require Vicodin anymore for pain relief.

    either way, it sucks. supposed to last 7-14 days. i can't even imagine how heavy users of drugs would deal with withdrawal issues.

    anyway, just my completely random thoughts until sleep does hit.

    how about that T.O. eh? looks like he's also got some Vicodin problems. heh heh heh.

    too bad i can't drive out to the Fred Segal sale tomorrow...oh wait, that would be today...because my doc recommends only driving short distances.

    damn i hope those RM Williams boots i bought at STP fit. have a feeling they're going to be too big though...

    anyone out there have a PSP? while lying down and recuperating during the day, i browse the SF on the PSP web browser. it's surprisingly functional compared to the web browser on my blackberry which is a complete piece of crap.

    i just played 18 holes on Tiger Woods 06. Highlands course with rain and wind with the most difficult tee and pin placements. played against Sunday Tiger. i shot a 93 against Sunday Tiger's 85. ouch. hey...that reminds me...i gotta catch the Amer Ex Championship this weekend...

    allright...that's enough i suppose...probably be back manana...[​IMG]

    -Jeff
     
  8. whodini

    whodini Senior member

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    I think having too much stuff around causes me to stay up a lot later than I normally would. In my house I know I've got movies, booze, SF, school books, etc. that I could be doing. Put me in the guest bedroom of someone's house and it could be 8 pm and I'd pass out. Put me in the bedroom of a lady friend and I'm back to my insomnia.
     
  9. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim Senior member

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    Sleep is for the weak.
     
  10. Violinist

    Violinist Senior member

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    you can sleep when you're dead...


    I haven't gotten a "good night's sleep" since I was like 3.
     
  11. Soph

    Soph Senior member

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    2 Benedryl 15 minutes before bed and you also will get no hangover.
    The sleep aides otc suck as they make you feel like you got drunk the night before.
    And limiting stimulants (caffiene etc after 6 pm.[​IMG]

    I do this on business flights and trips all the time.
     
  12. Ivan Kipling

    Ivan Kipling Senior member

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    I have used Benedryl as a sleep aid, but the nightmares I had, were of epic proportions. I even had continuing nightmares . . . three or four nights in a row, until the story ended. Horrendous.

    My favorite sleep aid, is to do a series of leg lifts, in bed. That, and to extend my limbs as far as I possibly can, hold the position, then let go. By the time I'm finished, usually I can fall asleep quickly.
     
  13. MrRogers

    MrRogers Senior member

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    I develop sleep hygeine routines for alot of my patients. Here are a few tips.

    1) dont do anything but sleep or screw in your bed. No watching tv, eating, etc.
    2) As someone said limit caffeine intake.
    3) If you cant fall asleep in 15 min, get out of bed for a while and do a boring activity.
    4) Make sure your room is dark and distraction free if possible.
    5) make sure you're not exercising too close to bedtime.

    I've personally dealt with insomnia all my life and i know it sucks. When that alarm goes off after 2 hrs sleep I feel like death. I personally get up and take a shower if I can't fall asleep in a reasonable time frame. Also, if you have ruminating thoughts when you try and fall asleep.... STOP RUMINATING! Sounds silly but it works. Tell yourself that there is nothing you can do in the next 6-8 hours about your work/projects etc and decide to dedicate that time to doing nothing but sleep. If it helps, plan on worrying at 8am the next morning or whenever it is you have to be up by.

    MrR
     
  14. j

    j Senior member Admin

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    I develop sleep hygeine routines for alot of my patients. Here are a few tips.

    1) dont do anything but sleep or screw in your bed. No watching tv, eating, etc.
    2) As someone said limit caffeine intake.
    3) If you cant fall asleep in 15 min, get out of bed for a while and do a boring activity.
    4) Make sure your room is dark and distraction free if possible.
    5) make sure you're not exercising too close to bedtime.

    I've personally dealt with insomnia all my life and i know it sucks. When that alarm goes off after 2 hrs sleep I feel like death. I personally get up and take a shower if I can't fall asleep in a reasonable time frame. Also, if you have ruminating thoughts when you try and fall asleep.... STOP RUMINATING! Sounds silly but it works. Tell yourself that there is nothing you can do in the next 6-8 hours about your work/projects etc and decide to dedicate that time to doing nothing but sleep. If it helps, plan on worrying at 8am the next morning or whenever it is you have to be up by.

    MrR

    Good advice. I also keep a notepad by my bed so that if something comes up that I can't stop thinking about but I know I can't deal with immediately (or it's not that big a deal) I can write it down and know I'll get it in the morning. I stick the post-it notes on my phone so they go with me.
     

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