Cannot sleep. Cannot fucking sleep.

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  1. Fruitloop

    Fruitloop America's Ass

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    I've had difficulty for years sleeping through the night. I've tried drinking chamomile tea, got myself a weighted blanket, but none of those help much. A dose of liquid melatonin before bed helps more, but I hate being dependent on something like that.
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  2. oldfella1962

    oldfella1962 light & lethal

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    of the various ingredients in non-prescription sleeping pills only diphenhydramine hydrochloride works for me. Okay I'll be honest here - WTF is a "weighted blanket"? :unsure:
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  3. Lanzman

    Lanzman Vast, Cool and Unsympathetic Formerly Important

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    Just what it says on the tin. A blanket with heavy material built in, so that it feels like something is holding you. The idea is to make your body think it's being hugged, which studies have shown can profoundly relax some folks.
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  4. armalyte

    armalyte Unsafe for everyone.

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    Awake since 3am. 3 hours sleep. Going to work now. It's 5:20.

    @spot261 will have his reply in that other thread it's just gonna be astronomically long.

    And of course since this is the most tired I've been in weeks, this will be "lift-12-metric-tons-of-steel" day.
  5. Lanzman

    Lanzman Vast, Cool and Unsympathetic Formerly Important

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  6. armalyte

    armalyte Unsafe for everyone.

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    This is just pure bragging so you should probably ignore this, but hey I have a video.

    No sleep as usual. Well, 3 hrs tonight. But today I did a job. Inherited the program 1 year ago from my then-coworker.

    Back then, machining one piece took six minutes.

    Observe:

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  7. oldfella1962

    oldfella1962 light & lethal

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    what were you making? I can't tell from the video.
  8. armalyte

    armalyte Unsafe for everyone.

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    Just a very, very big screw.

    For mining installations at Sandvik.

    For reference the tool is 80mm in diameter. (Adore that face mill. It's Superman.)

    The dividing apparatus is shifty. Old. So it causes some delays that can't be helped.

    Normally speaking this is the type of job you'd do from start to finish in a lathe (with rotating tools), but given the workpiece size, thing is mills are just... eh, better at milling. More stable.
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  9. RickDeckard

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    I'm not a good sleeper. For me it's all about routine - if I get into a good one where I go to bed at the same time, don't eat too late & don't get woken up by family members, I can gradually improve my sleep quality and get a good night most nights. But if I'm in a bad routine, I wake several times per night, feel tired and it can take weeks to improve.
  10. oldfella1962

    oldfella1962 light & lethal

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    one reason I'm glad I'm a military vet - like most vets I have the ability to sleep anywhere, anytime even in the lack of any semblance of a routine or schedule. In theory the military is all about "routine" except when it's not of course, and quite often it's routinely nonroutine. :unuts:
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  11. armalyte

    armalyte Unsafe for everyone.

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  12. oldfella1962

    oldfella1962 light & lethal

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    wow you have a cool job! I don't work with metal & heat & powerful machinery - a soldering gun is my most lethal tool.
  13. spot261

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    I can sleep literally anywhere.

    Except next to my wife when she gets restless legs.
  14. oldfella1962

    oldfella1962 light & lethal

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    my wife keeps claiming that I am rolling around and bumping into her, hurting her often sore (bursitis maybe?) shoulder. I tried to explain that if I am sleeping I can't control what I am doing!
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  15. spot261

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    No, it's your fault!

    You'd be surprised how often my less tolerant posts in here are done in the wee hours when I've given up trying and gone to sleep/sulk on the sofa!
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    oldfella1962 light & lethal

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    I just realized - Fruitloop's avatar bears a strong resemblance to the Born In The USA album! Feel free to "no shit Sherlock" me if you feel the need.

    2261.jpg born.jpg

    just realized also that Bruce's ass looks flabby. Hard to tell though from the picture.
  17. armalyte

    armalyte Unsafe for everyone.

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    Okay... Some minor victory here.

    After explaining things to my psychiatrist he agreed to prescribe exactly the sleeping pill I wanted. Halcion, very rare. Needed special license. Also I have new glasses which may help alleviate some stress on my eyes.

    At least I don't think I look tired.

    ... do I? I do, don't I.
  18. Captain Conspiracy

    Captain Conspiracy Making Frogs Gay Again

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    More importantly, what are you going to do when you finally kill He-Man?
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  19. oldfella1962

    oldfella1962 light & lethal

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    whatever you say Heisenberg! :shep:
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  20. armalyte

    armalyte Unsafe for everyone.

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    I'm so, so happy I got my Halcions back. I've missed them.
  21. Captain Conspiracy

    Captain Conspiracy Making Frogs Gay Again

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    Better yet, what are you getting your wife, Mary Matalin for your anniversary?