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posted on Aug, 18 2004 @ 09:56 PM
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Ok,here is the deal,it doesn't matter what time I go to bed or how tired I am I just cann't seam to stay a sleep for more than two hours at a time. I wake up just as tired if not more so than when I went to bed.I think my kids are thinking of trading me in. If I don't soon get some good sleep...well I don't know..but somethings got to give so please help.




posted on Aug, 18 2004 @ 09:59 PM
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Try going to your doctor? You may be suffering from insomnia.

Also did you try any sleep inducing drugs?



posted on Aug, 18 2004 @ 10:41 PM
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Try taking a lot of zinc about 30 minutes before you go to sleep. It also helps to add vitamin b5, and don't have it with any dairy products.



posted on Aug, 18 2004 @ 11:15 PM
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Something I've found to help me sleep is Valerian Root, you should be able to pick it up at Walmart in their herbal section. I usually take two capsules about a half hour before I want to go to sleep and then when I lay down I drift right off to sleep and wake up feeling nice and rested. Also one pill during normal daytime can help to take the edge off if your wired up and kind of out of whack about stuff.



posted on Aug, 19 2004 @ 01:51 AM
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I'll second the Valerian Root idea - but hold your nose.
It smells like a dead possum in an old sweat sock.

also good:

1. Melatonin (chewable and pepperminty!) Also at the pharmacy.
2. Weed (also at the pharmacy these days!)
3. Red Wine - although too much will interfere with sleep.
4. CSPAN - although too much will interfere with sanity.

also, I've found a mellow, slo-mo yoga routine before sleep will improve the quality and length of the rest.

sweet dreams.



posted on Aug, 19 2004 @ 01:08 PM
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thanks for all of your help everyone.I'm gonna try some of your ideas and I'll let you know.If something doesn't soon happen than I will be going to the doctor,but it's not that easy as I work the same hours ashe does.so getting in to see the doctors not easy.but I'm gonna try the valerian root and thanks again



posted on Aug, 23 2004 @ 02:41 AM
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As a chronic isomniac, I've taken both Melatonin and a OTC called "Calms". They both help...somewhat. But, on those nights when sleep is clearly imposible, I have used a doctors prescription drug for Ambien. I wouldn't recommend it for long-term use, but it does a great job of zonking you to sleep for 8 hours w/o any nasty hangover effects. It's expensive (3.00 a pill) but worth it when you have a special occasion when you MUST get a good night's sleep.
Otherwise, I heartily endorse the non meds listed. And, to quote my dear old mom "A cup of hot chocolate while covered under the quilts does wonders"
Good luck,
Joey



posted on Aug, 24 2004 @ 07:01 PM
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Originally posted by freespirit

Ok,here is the deal,it doesn't matter what time I go to bed or how tired I am I just cann't seam to stay a sleep for more than two hours at a time. I wake up just as tired if not more so than when I went to bed.I think my kids are thinking of trading me in. If I don't soon get some good sleep...well I don't know..but somethings got to give so please help.


Do you have a lot of stress going on in your life; do you have too much on your mind?

Also here's something you may not have thought of, it may be your thyroid...because that deals with hormones in your body that can make you soo tired that you want to sleep all the time or keep you up all the time, that no matter how tired your body feels, you can't sleep and are constantly awake. It may be worth checking out.



posted on Aug, 24 2004 @ 07:36 PM
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Originally posted by TheBean
Do you have a lot of stress going on in your life; do you have too much on your mind?

Also here's something you may not have thought of, it may be your thyroid...because that deals with hormones in your body that can make you soo tired that you want to sleep all the time or keep you up all the time, that no matter how tired your body feels, you can't sleep and are constantly awake. It may be worth checking out.


Actually stress is at a lower level right now. But the thyroid? That's possible, her sister has that problem. Thanks man, never thought of that.



posted on Aug, 24 2004 @ 07:58 PM
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I don't know how much time you have to exercise, but any amount helps....your body will only naturally want to sleep longer if you've exerted your energy....

Another similiar disease to insomnia is sleep apnea - you might want to ask about that...

I wouldn't suggest taking any form of sleeping pills either.....try meditation or self-hypnosis before you go to sleep - here's a starter guide:

Get comfortable and in a loose and flacid state - Close your Eyes - Relax your muscles from your neck on down to your ankles - Count to yourself slowly and methodicaly from one to twenty - Focus on nothing but steadying your breathing and then allow yourself to drop into your bed or wherever you may be - Relax...try not to move or itch....just remain calm and peaceful - Don't allow your mind to drift or think of more than your breathing and your relaxation - If you count backwards in the same slow and methodical way from twenty to one and open your eyes you should feel some pressures releaved and your body should be relaxed enough to allow you to sleep a bit longer and easier....Some people like to do this with real soft and mellow music...like those nature CDs....

It takes practice to get the most out of each session - the more you practice the more you can experiment and leave certain elements out, like the counting....

But it works for me, and it's pretty easy top do, so I just thought I'd share it



posted on Aug, 24 2004 @ 08:15 PM
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Well I finally got into town today and I picked up some sleepytime herbal tea as well as some of the valerian and your right it smells really really bad.I get my thyroid checked every year I have to get into the doctor this month.Let hope its not that,that would just bite.I'll check tomorrow and let you know how the tea and valerian root worked.



posted on Aug, 25 2004 @ 09:38 PM
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:w::bnghd:
Okay so maybe it's gonna take more than one night although I did get a straight 3 1/2 hours sleep, witch is better nothing.Heres hoping that tonight will be even better.



posted on Aug, 25 2004 @ 09:42 PM
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If you get some free time, try what I posted earlier....I know it's not an instant cure, but I promise you that if you devote at least 15 minutes a day to just zoning out and relaxing your mind and your muscles you'll find it a lot easier to get into that sleeping mindset...



posted on Aug, 26 2004 @ 09:20 PM
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thanks, I'll try doing that everyday and see what happens,heck it sure cann't get any worse.



posted on Aug, 26 2004 @ 09:26 PM
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Personally a 6-pack works for me.



posted on Aug, 26 2004 @ 09:32 PM
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take sleepin' pills....

or...

for homemade, make a cup of milk, and put it in microwave, make it warm or hot and put honey in it, then get spoon and put in it then make honey melt w/ spoon, ya know what i'm sayin'? I mean, it might help you to fall asleep quicly because it makes you relax real well. That's how my mom was helpin' me with my sickness when i had like, a throat sore or something lke that, so yeah, when i drank it, i fell asleep in bed.


If my suggestions don't work, then I apologize, u know.



posted on Aug, 26 2004 @ 09:34 PM
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Originally posted by intrepid
Personally a 6-pack works for me.


lmao....true...Hey, since we're talking about quality of sleep here, I've got a question.

After you've had a heavy night of drinking, have any of you ever woken up on multiple occasions during the middle of the night with really dry mouth...almost to the point where it actually starts to crust up...lol

Another thing that's happened to me before is I'll be so drunk that I'll snore like crazy and when I wake up my uvula is so swollen I can only breathe thru my nose for a couple hours.

I got to get out of this college life-style



posted on Aug, 26 2004 @ 09:39 PM
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Originally posted by EnronOutrunHomerun
lmao....true...Hey, since we're talking about quality of sleep here, I've got a question.

After you've had a heavy night of drinking, have any of you ever woken up on multiple occasions during the middle of the night with really dry mouth...almost to the point where it actually starts to crust up...lol

Another thing that's happened to me before is I'll be so drunk that I'll snore like crazy and when I wake up my uvula is so swollen I can only breathe thru my nose for a couple hours.

I got to get out of this college life-style


Yes to all of the above. I was joking, Freespirit is my wife, she knows my habits all to well.


See, I just got this u2u:

"ya but a 6 pack is your answer for almost everything so that doesn't count"


[Edited on 26-8-2004 by intrepid]



posted on Aug, 26 2004 @ 09:40 PM
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If you want a quick fix try Tylenol PM but don't take it for very long also the morning hang over last until about noon. I've battled insomnia for years and so far the best cure is sex, Works everytime!!



posted on Aug, 26 2004 @ 09:44 PM
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:w:

Okay intrepid your at work so..... get to work






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