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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2004 11:55 pm    Post subject: Insomnia Reply with quote

Why can't I fall asleep?
I'm tired.
It's late.
I'm sober.
I've worked hard.
Why can't I fall asleep?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2004 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What if I'd bang my head against the wall?
Would I get a concussion or just pass out?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2004 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it's any consolation - I've suffered with Insomina for years. And banging your head against the wall doesn't work. It just wakes up the neighbours and then they play hell, it ends in an argument, the adrenaline starts flowing and then you are even more awake!
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2004 12:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it's - seriously - due to stress.
Not that I work that hard (we have sweet secretaries in accountancy), but when I do, it's real hurry-hurry-or-the-world-will-end...
How did u get through?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2004 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since you said "I've" Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2004 12:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Segereh wrote:
How did u get through?
With difficulty. Actually I used to get by with very few hours sleep. Since I've been self employed the stress hasn't been so bad (still stressed but it seems to be a different kind of stress) so I actually do get some sleep - although it usually isn't until the early hours of the morning. But because I work for myself it means I don't have to 'be in work early' so I can stay in bed some mornings and catch up on that lost sleep.

I have found that the reason I can't sleep is because I am so full of thoughts from that particular day running through my head. I have trouble just switching off. Reading a book for a while when in bed helps. Takes your mind of the daily events.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2004 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I might just do that, got LOTR on my night cabinet. Rolling Eyes
I used to need less sleep than I do now, but that was back when I was in uni. Never had any complaints back then. Guess I'm not used to it anymore. Going for a cig, a fresh walk (forests are nice at night Cool ), a chapter or two and somewhere along the way I'll probably find my pillow.
Thanks for keeping me company. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2004 12:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Segereh wrote:
Thanks for keeping me company. Smile
You're welcome - any time. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2004 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you tried Melatonin?

It's a natural sleeping aid. Here in the US it's sold in Health Food stores.

While my mother was visiting me she had some problems. (Pain in her leg kept her up). The doctor prescribed melatonin. She says it works very well. She took the smallest dose we found (1mg I think). She even ended up taking half a pill, because that seemed to be enough.
She also got over her jetlag in Holland in about 2 days, and mind you she's 87 years old!

Here's some info:
http://www.melatonin.com/
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2004 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds good - I might just give that a try. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2004 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Same here.
Walking around with a serious headache now.
I think I'm getting immune to alka-seltzer (is 'aspirin' a correct English word?). Confused
Any suggestions on that front? Cool
I know, it doesn't matter how stunning I may look, I'm the walking ruins of a man.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2004 12:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

my wife suffers from insomnia,she does a night shift,i wake up to the sound of washing machines and hoovers,and even worse jerry springer nad awful sattelite t.v. progs like that.sometimes i get up in the morning and the living room has been rearranged,i think im in the wrong house,disconcerting to say the least.
it is spinal pain that keeps her awake,she is on drugs that should knock out an elephant and believe me she is just a slip of a girl,but she cant sleep,it is killing her.
and guess what ,since she went on holiday to canada i cant sleep now,we thought it would give me a chance to rest but its the opposite.i find reading and listening to good music lets me nod off eventually,my bruce springsteen dvd is wonderful and the song "if i should fall behind",leaves me feeling very happy and ready to rest.if you have not heard it try to get it on "live in new york city",final track on the c.d or dvd,beautiful song,also,"all that you cant leave behind "by U2
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2004 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I knew The Prodigy wasn't any good nodding-off music... Rolling Eyes
Actually I try that as well, listening to some 'softer' music. Nithin Sawhney is nice, Air and Coldplay as well, but (for me) only when u want to sleep. As soon as I hear U2 though, I want to hear "Elevation" Smile . Kind of ruins the use...

Main problem I have with not being able to get to sleep, is becoming a little irritated and edgy. Very annoying for the people around me. It has bonuses though, like being able to write giant articles on my laptop for my coming website (that is, if I finally receive my FrontPage-package Confused )...
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2004 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet it is to drop off on The Cure's "Lullaby"... sleepy3
A little frustrating if those songs don't help though. Luckily I still have the wolve-less forest.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2004 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This Is...
The Happy House...
We're Happy Here...
In The Happy House...
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