Sleep, or lack there of.

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  1. olivia_the_lamb

    olivia_the_lamb Moderator Staff Member

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    Okay, I am an insomniac. Tur, I know you know this because you have IMed me at 5 AM my time before while I was at school, or even here. Many other people across the pond know for this same reason. Ender knows because I force him to stay up and talk to me even though he's 2 hours behind me and has school in the morning.. yes, I am selfish.

    Back to the point. So, it seems I can only sleep under 3 conditions:

    1. I have taken my sleeping meds that my psychiatrist gave me because of the insomnia (which complete mess me up, it's not fun and I hate them almost as much as I hate Mac/Apple).
    2. It is light outside, or at least just beginning to be... yes, I know, vampirism *hiss*.
    3. I am completely and utterly exhausted.


    I am currently #3, but you know what? I STILL CANNOT SLEEP. I got offline at a reasonable hour (a bit after 1 AM), but I am pretty darn scared of thunderstorms because Lincoln gets tornadoes a lot, so I got all hyped up and started collecting some irreplaceable belongings and put them in a bag that I call my "Oh Sh*t!" bag, for the occasions of tornadoes/flash floods. So I freaked out for about an hour because it was bad, I mean REALLY bad. At 2 AM it finally calmed down and I wrote in my journal for about an hour because I have to do that too to wind down anymore (I think too much, if y'all didn't notice).. and I was really really tired. I got back online quickly to check the price of something, and then I lied down. Here comes 4 AM and Rhiannon is still not asleep. It really upsets me. A lot.

    I could take my meds, but you don't even know what those things do to me. A lot of the time when I take it, I have night mares. It's also a drug used on psychotic people at higher doses (I was reassured that they weren't using it on me for that).

    Well, I am terribly sorry for getting this personal with you guys, but I just don't know how much more sleep I can go without. It's not anyone's fault either. I just can't sleep... ever.

    It's 4:25 AM, and I'm going to go try again because I have to be up by 10 AM to go turn in a job application and pick up more while I am out. I also have random planning to do and redo tomorrow. School's not on, I have no job, yet I am stressed. Thank you sleep for being an *******.


    Thanks for listening to me moan about something slightly unimportant once again guys.

    Love,
    Liv.
     
  2. JIM

    JIM zombie Turncoat

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    I never Have trouble sleeping, learnt in army... get sleep wherever u can
     
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    Sevi Pocałunek!

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    I used to have trouble sleeping. But nothing like that...I think it was because I was anxious about things. Now I force myself not to think before I go to sleep because I can't function with less than, at least, 7 hours of sleep...But yeah sleep can sometimes be a real scam..:(
    Hope you get over your problem soon..
     
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    JIM zombie Turncoat

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    are u physically tired when u go to bed? go for a walk long enough to exhaust yourself physically.
     
  5. Turambar

    Turambar Harebrained Staff Member

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    Well, at least you're currently offline, which means you've either fallen asleep, head-first on the off button - or you're investigating new ways to get a job, held awake only by your own eyes being open.

    Kudos, tho.
     
  6. olivia_the_lamb

    olivia_the_lamb Moderator Staff Member

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    I slept through the hours that I was supposed to wake up. Actually, I kept being woken up by phone calls, alarms, and text messages, but they made their way into my dreams as minor annoyances, so I never knew that I was supposed to be awake.

    So it looks like I will go do the job thing tomorrow.

    And yes, I was thoroughly exhausted when I tried to sleep.

    Hmm... I can't sleep unless I think about at least something before I go to bed. But I can't sleep if I think too much. It's horrible.

    I'm very angry right now :(
     
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    Kakashi The Fighters Guide House Member

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    Liv, i hope you get that worked out. I couldn't imagine not getting any sleep :(

    I only have trouble sleeping if i have something to look forward to the next day.
     
  8. olivia_the_lamb

    olivia_the_lamb Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks.. I have that problem too, on top of all of the others.
     
  9. JIM

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    turn the radio on to a very boring station, religious stations are the best for this, otherwise put on a dvd that u have seen many times only have the sound very low. hope this helps
     
  10. Turambar

    Turambar Harebrained Staff Member

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    Sleeping tips :)

    I ALWAYS sleep best in trains. The monotomous clicking of the the wheels on the rails and the slight rocking back and forth make sure I'll sleep, whether I like it or not.

    A professor once held a lecture about sleeping - and stated that a lecture room in action is possibly the best environment to fall asleep (slightly warm, dark, monotomous speaker, above all, boring). I've slept through about half my school period.

    I know a trick involving a mallet, but it sort of takes an accomplice :(

    Going to bed in the anticipation to go to sleep might well work adverse. In stead, indeed, watch a very boring movie, in a darkened room.

    Another trick is cycling about 30 miles or more without eating.

    Indeed, eating is very important. Sleeping works very well just after a good meal. However, more than half an hour later, you will find it shear impossible to fall asleep. I would say that it is unwise to eat/drink large quantities of carbohydrates 4 hours before even attempting. I'm not even going into coffee usage.
     
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    I used to suffer from insomnia but i found out about a herbal medicine which helps me sleep ^_^
     
  12. Turambar

    Turambar Harebrained Staff Member

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    Oh, there are lots of poisonous plants that help you sleep at a certain dose :)
     
  13. warrior_squirrel21

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    Yah, I stayed up to at LEAST 4:30 last night talkin to Liv and Ender.
     
  14. olivia_the_lamb

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    Nah, Ender and I got offline at about 3 AM my time. :)


    Though I still didn't sleep until 6 AM. Way too humid to fall asleep :(
     
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    Two herbal options.

    1. (i don't think you'll like this one :p) - smoke insane amounts of pot.
    2. Cat's mint tea... tried it a few times - it AWESOME!!!
     
  16. olivia_the_lamb

    olivia_the_lamb Moderator Staff Member

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    1. Pot is insanely illegal here and the only person I could get it from is my ex-step-brother and then the whole town would know because we are 15400 people.
    2. Where can I get that?
     
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    Try wake-dreaming, it works like a charm for me.
    I do sleep only two hours a day, but they're great two hours...
     
  18. olivia_the_lamb

    olivia_the_lamb Moderator Staff Member

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    what is wake-dreaming?
     
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    It's like playing a book in your head in which you star in, like day dreaming, only you do it before going to sleep, if you use an interesting enough place you'll get so cough up you just zone out and sleep.

    For example, imagine yourself as the Queen in ASoIaF.
     
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