Cannot sleep. Cannot fucking sleep.

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  1. Forbin

    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    Ironically, if i sit down in my recliner and start to read, in the middle of the afternoon,I nod off after a couple of pages and sleep for a half hour or so. Yet lying in bed, in the dark, I'm wide awake. I'd sit up and start reading if I was alone, but the wife wouldn't appreciate it.
  2. armalyte

    armalyte Unsafe for everyone.

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    I've come to learn to be able to work without sleeping.

    Problem solved!
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  3. oldfella1962

    oldfella1962 light & lethal

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    that's how I am with late night TV viewing! It's frustrating that's for sure. I fall asleep easier with background noise and lights on. In the army I could fall asleep at the M-16 range waiting for my turn to shoot. But for some reason people unconscious on the grass where bullets are flying concerns people, so it's best to find an ammo trailer or vehicle out of eyesight to catch a quick nap. :yes:
  4. Forbin

    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    Perfect example this weekend - sat down with a magazine around 3 in the afternoon Sunday, and woke up after 4. But last night? Woke up at 3:30 to pee, and never got back to sleep. Mainly because the next morning was the first day back to work after a week off and I had to get up at 6. Last week when I was home? Slept fine (with pee breaks during the night), until 8AM.
  5. foil1212

    foil1212 Jose "Mom Fan" Alvarez Staff Member Moderator

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    I can be falling asleep in front of my computer sitting upright, but once I get to my bed I'm wide awake. Sleep is weird.
  6. A Bangkok Atheist

    A Bangkok Atheist Don't believe his lies

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    It sounds like you have a stressful job with long hours (and I'm guessing it's mostly sitting in an office?). Your sleep deficit is going to make things worse, even if you're able to manage it now (mood swings, reduced cognition, etc.).

    This might be difficult to do, but try to incorporate walks into your work day (even for 5-10 minutes at a time). I had a similarly stressful job several years ago with lots of overtime, and incorporating walks into my routine helped. Any movement will help you later in the evening with being able to relax. And try going for a long walk or going to the gym once you're done with work for the day. More exercise leads to the brain releasing endorphins to help cope with stress. It also helps you practice mindfulness (e.g. focusing on your body's movements in the present, rather than worrying about the tasks you have ahead of you the following day).
  7. armalyte

    armalyte Unsafe for everyone.

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    Tons overdue, but no, I'm an industrial worker and technician. I walk all the time. I often lift eight to ten metric tons of steel a day.
  8. Marso

    Marso High speed, low drag.

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    I'm convinced that's a 'gettin' old' thing. I've noticed the past couple years that if I get by just fine on less sleep than I used to- usually 6-7 hours versus 8-9, and if something wakes me up between about 0130-0430, I'm pretty much not getting back to sleep for a few hours, if at all. I'm finding it harder to get to sleep, and harder to stay asleep at night. I also get dopey in the afternoon if I'm sitting and reading- I call it the "I need my old guy nap" syndrome. Fortunately, I'm not yet at a place where my prostrate/bladder is calling me to the can every few hours at night, or I'd be a flat insomniac.
  9. A Bangkok Atheist

    A Bangkok Atheist Don't believe his lies

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    Welp, never mind then! :D

    Maybe try the opposite: meditation or something where you concentrate on staying still for extended periods of time.
  10. BizarroEnt

    BizarroEnt Liberal Queen of TNZ

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    I have trouble sleeping, the only thing that seems to help is taking melatonin. I’m afraid to try actual sleeping pills because I’m afraid I’ll grow dependent on them and need more until it becomes a problem.
  11. oldfella1962

    oldfella1962 light & lethal

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    "where you concentrate on staying still for extended periods of time" - I already have that covered....it's called a job!
    Seriously bizarroent is smart to stay away from sleeping pills! :nono: Melatonin though is a harmless natural hormone - my very sensitive to drugs/medications wife takes it with no problems, and it works for her.
    As for me it doesn't work, and anything with doxylamine succinate doesn't work very well. Diphenhydramine hydrochloride works very fast for me, and I take it nightly. But yes it is addicting to the point of without it I will wake up several times throughout the night, or even wake up hours before my alarm clock warning and thus I will crash mentally around 2:00 PM. :brood:
    But I have to function at work & in traffic so needing to take sleeping pills is the lesser of two evils.


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  12. Teh Baba Returns

    Teh Baba Returns Fresh Meat

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    Have concerta, wild turkey, cigar and red bull.
  13. oldfella1962

    oldfella1962 light & lethal

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    maybe as an appetizer ya lightweight! :zzz::larry::storm: :what:
  14. BizarroEnt

    BizarroEnt Liberal Queen of TNZ

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    I just drank some wine, that helps. But I can’t do that every single night or I become an alcoholic.