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PostPosted: 13 Jun 2014, 03:33 
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Yes, I'm up too early.

No, I'm not terribly happy about it.

Same here. I slept 1 hour total last night. Watched Friends reruns, a Full House re run then tried to read myself to sleep. None of it worked. SF what is your advice for getting through the day feeling like you're weighted down?

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 Post subject: Re: Insomnia
PostPosted: 13 Jun 2014, 08:55 
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SF what is your advice for getting through the day feeling like you're weighted down?

Sorry about your sleep woes.

I don't know if you're asking this question seriously, but in case you are -- yes, I've been here several times. What do I do? All about prioritization -- even in a day following no sleep, I will have a small window of lucidity, as if my lack of sleep never happened. Sort your day into tasks that NEED to get done, and tasks you'd LIKE to get done. During that two-three hour window of clarity, cram in every last NEED task, no matter how out-of-chonological order it is. (And then you have to assume that none of the like tasks with be accompished to any degree of satisfaction, or at all for that matter.)

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 Post subject: Re: Insomnia
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parent in hospital + they live on east coast + you live on west coast ≠ good night sleep :(

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 Post subject: Re: Insomnia
PostPosted: 25 Jun 2014, 06:40 
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SF what is your advice for getting through the day feeling like you're weighted down?

Sorry about your sleep woes.

I don't know if you're asking this question seriously, but in case you are -- yes, I've been here several times. What do I do? All about prioritization -- even in a day following no sleep, I will have a small window of lucidity, as if my lack of sleep never happened. Sort your day into tasks that NEED to get done, and tasks you'd LIKE to get done. During that two-three hour window of clarity, cram in every last NEED task, no matter how out-of-chonological order it is. (And then you have to assume that none of the like tasks with be accompished to any degree of satisfaction, or at all for that matter.)

:glwacoy:

I was asking seriously, and I understand your answer. That was one wacky day but I did get the things I needed done when I felt the most awake. Then I just felt fuzzy the rest of the time.


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 Post subject: Re: Insomnia
PostPosted: 25 Jun 2014, 06:41 
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parent in hospital + they live on east coast + you live on west coast ≠ good night sleep :(

Not good. I hope your parent is ok!


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 Post subject: Re: Insomnia
PostPosted: 30 Jun 2014, 03:45 
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Well that didn't go well. If there was a whole hour of sleep in there, I'd be surprised. Just have to hope that what I've read is true--just lying quietly in the dark give you some modicum of "rest."


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 Post subject: Re: Insomnia
PostPosted: 04 Oct 2014, 00:14 
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I hate not being able to sleep. :balrog:


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 Post subject: Re: Insomnia
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I hate not being able to sleep. :balrog:

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 Post subject: Re: Insomnia
PostPosted: 22 Oct 2014, 22:18 
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For the fourth night in a row, I've woken up after three hours, then I'll be awake for three or four hours before I can go back to sleep. I wish I knew how to break this cycle.

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 Post subject: Re: Insomnia
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For the fourth night in a row, I've woken up after three hours, then I'll be awake for three or four hours before I can go back to sleep. I wish I knew how to break this cycle.

If you figure it out, let me know. I've gotten mine down to being awake for 2 - 3 hours at least. :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: Insomnia
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For the fourth night in a row, I've woken up after three hours, then I'll be awake for three or four hours before I can go back to sleep. I wish I knew how to break this cycle.

If you figure it out, let me know. I've gotten mine down to being awake for 2 - 3 hours at least. :roll:

Slept in this morning, myself. 6:30, woo!

Sorry about the collective troubles. I obviously know nothing here, but am happy to share that when this happens, I usually get up and exercise. Even if I can't get back to sleep after an hour of running, well, hey, at least I exercised. :P

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 Post subject: Re: Insomnia
PostPosted: 23 Oct 2014, 10:21 
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Steel Frog wrote:
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For the fourth night in a row, I've woken up after three hours, then I'll be awake for three or four hours before I can go back to sleep. I wish I knew how to break this cycle.

If you figure it out, let me know. I've gotten mine down to being awake for 2 - 3 hours at least. :roll:

Slept in this morning, myself. 6:30, woo!

Sorry about the collective troubles. I obviously know nothing here, but am happy to share that when this happens, I usually get up and exercise. Even if I can't get back to sleep after an hour of running, well, hey, at least I exercised. :P

That's a good idea.


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 Post subject: Re: Insomnia
PostPosted: 23 Oct 2014, 17:13 
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BubbyChubs wrote:
For the fourth night in a row, I've woken up after three hours, then I'll be awake for three or four hours before I can go back to sleep. I wish I knew how to break this cycle.

If you figure it out, let me know. I've gotten mine down to being awake for 2 - 3 hours at least. :roll:


See if you can find timed release melatonin--should help you fall asleep and stay asleep. Take 20 mgs about an hour before you go to bed. This--along with some mental strategies for what I do when I do wake up in the night--has made a big difference. It helped me "re-set" my clock so right now I'm not taking it any longer.


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 Post subject: Re: Insomnia
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...and here's what I get for making so bold and presuming to offer advice on how to combat insomnia.
Sigh.

Let's all sing! "Tonight insomnia is using me as bait...."


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 Post subject: Re: Insomnia
PostPosted: 11 Dec 2014, 01:48 
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...and here's what I get for making so bold and presuming to offer advice on how to combat insomnia.
Sigh.

Let's all sing! "Tonight insomnia is using me as bait...."

I don't recognize the tune, but the lyrics seem familiar...


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 Post subject: Re: Insomnia
PostPosted: 04 Feb 2015, 01:26 
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And the hits just keep on comin'

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 Post subject: Re: Insomnia
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I have a relaxation tape I used to use. Really works. Takes about 15 minutes but I could always fall asleep after. All about stretching exercises. One arm, other arm, one leg, other leg, both legs etc

Next picture a waterfall, every aspect, every rock, every leaf at the sides. Look closer. concentrate on one droplet of water. Follow the droplet

etc etc

Of course there is more to it than that, but this kind of thing really helps me :)

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 Post subject: Re: Insomnia
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I have a relaxation tape I used to use. Really works. Takes about 15 minutes but I could always fall asleep after. All about stretching exercises. One arm, other arm, one leg, other leg, both legs etc

Next picture a waterfall, every aspect, every rock, every leaf at the sides. Look closer. concentrate on one droplet of water. Follow the droplet

etc etc

Of course there is more to it than that, but this kind of thing really helps me :)

That doesn't sound half bad. What is the name of this tape?

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 Post subject: Re: Insomnia
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Dawson wrote:
I have a relaxation tape I used to use. Really works. Takes about 15 minutes but I could always fall asleep after. All about stretching exercises. One arm, other arm, one leg, other leg, both legs etc

Next picture a waterfall, every aspect, every rock, every leaf at the sides. Look closer. concentrate on one droplet of water. Follow the droplet

etc etc

Of course there is more to it than that, but this kind of thing really helps me :)

That doesn't sound half bad. What is the name of this tape?


I will dig it out for you if I can find. Used it a few years ago now I don't even need the tape just know the rules. Sure I can find it tho but most of these new age candle funky stone stores have something similar

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 Post subject: Re: Insomnia
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Dawson wrote:
I have a relaxation tape I used to use. Really works. Takes about 15 minutes but I could always fall asleep after. All about stretching exercises. One arm, other arm, one leg, other leg, both legs etc

Next picture a waterfall, every aspect, every rock, every leaf at the sides. Look closer. concentrate on one droplet of water. Follow the droplet

etc etc

Of course there is more to it than that, but this kind of thing really helps me :)

That doesn't sound half bad. What is the name of this tape?


I will dig it out for you if I can find. Used it a few years ago now I don't even need the tape just know the rules. Sure I can find it tho but most of these new age candle funky stone stores have something similar

http://www.ew.com/article/2015/02/02/i- ... -got-weird

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Dawson wrote:
Steel Frog wrote:
Dawson wrote:
I have a relaxation tape I used to use. Really works. Takes about 15 minutes but I could always fall asleep after. All about stretching exercises. One arm, other arm, one leg, other leg, both legs etc

Next picture a waterfall, every aspect, every rock, every leaf at the sides. Look closer. concentrate on one droplet of water. Follow the droplet

etc etc

Of course there is more to it than that, but this kind of thing really helps me :)

That doesn't sound half bad. What is the name of this tape?


I will dig it out for you if I can find. Used it a few years ago now I don't even need the tape just know the rules. Sure I can find it tho but most of these new age candle funky stone stores have something similar

http://www.ew.com/article/2015/02/02/i- ... -got-weird

that article is hilarious


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 Post subject: Re: Insomnia
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Omg this is One of the worst times I've had! I went to sleep from 930 to 11 and have been up ever since. It's almost 430 I have to wake up in three hours and I do not feel sleepy at all :cry: :balrog:


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PostPosted: 25 Jun 2015, 00:35 
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At what point do I give up and get up?


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 Post subject: Re: Insomnia
PostPosted: 25 Jun 2015, 09:20 
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At what point do I give up and get up?

For me, it's a half hour. Might be a tad on the impatient side, but I find the more you insist you need sleep, the harder it is to get it. So after a half hour, it's time to switch gears -- get cold, get milk, get exercise, get into a story (book, movie, puzzle, whatever), just get your mind elsewhere and give it another go in a bit.

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