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INSOMNIA!!! Why can't I sleep?

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posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 10:52 AM
G'day ATS

Imma cut to the chase here. Tonight is the fifth consecutive night I can't sleep (it's now Friday morning 0:32am Perth, Western Australia (WST)). Facts about me:

I do not partake in the abuse of illegal substances...

I'm generally pretty fit with no underlying health issues...

I'm emotionally stable and relatively stress free...

I'm O' so bloody tired...


Seriously, since I woke up Sunday morning I've had 2, maybe 3 hours sleep. I struggle through the day but manage. I drag myself to bed at night and as soon as I lay down and turn the light off...


It's as though I've been walloped on the cheek with a dirty big frozen fish and I'm wide awake again.
It's getting beyond a joke now, I'm feeling downright nocturnal here.
One thing I will say is I've always been a bit of a night owl, never nodded off to sleep with ease even as a young bloke but I've never experienced anything to these extremities.

I refuse to get on the sleeping meds, sumfin bout the concept don't sit right with me so I'm reaching out for ideas as to what may be causing this and how the fark I could resolve this little inconvenience.

Thanks a bunch ATS

posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 11:01 AM
Check out this thread mate

A few peeps with the same problem, myself included.

posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 11:04 AM
I read last week there is a recall on Excedrin and other meds. It seems somehow Nodoze was put in incorrect packages. This may be ties all these no sleep/ not tired/ not hungry threads together.

posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 11:04 AM
reply to post by TOMFROMOZ

Have the same for the last 4 days now knackered during the day ,but when going to bed wide awake driving me nuts ,and as you don't wanna take meds i am also not taking anything for it.

posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 11:10 AM
reply to post by lBLaCkOuTl

Wow I had a bit of a sticky beak at that thread when it was about 2 pages long. It's evolved somewhat since then. I entertained the idea when I read the op, but never really put too much weight in the theory. Perhaps it's worth another glance, it's quite popular and let's face it....

I've got all night!!!

posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 11:13 AM
reply to post by imawlinn

Not sure if you read it in my op, I don't do sleeping tablets so not the culprit this time round. Besides I'm bloody starving. I could eat the crotch of a low flying duck!

posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 11:17 AM
Try a nightcap....

Have a beer before bed while watching TV, it'll make you drowsy if you drink it slow.

posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 11:19 AM
reply to post by Quasi

All I can say is I feel for ya mate! If its anything like what I'm dealing with, you must be getting fed up. Something that almost worked for me was reading. Got to a point where I almost fell asleep with a book in me hands. As soon as I put it down and turned the light off...

A certain sub zero marine creature hypothetically slapped me in the face again! Stupid tuna!!

Maybe reading will help for you and get you to the land of nod. Give it a go bud, best of luck

posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 11:19 AM
reply to post by TOMFROMOZ

Are your pillows outdated and lost its fluffyness? New pillows and multiple pillows help with sleeping.

Has your mattress been turned over so the buldge drop in the middle is on the other side ? This can help make a differnce

Get a new blanket and fabreeze few times a week , to have that fluffy smooth and fresh scent when you hit the bed .

you need to put on some classical or chinese folk on low volume in the backround

get a mini fan and keep it blowing on your head . cozy igloo warm sleeps with a light breeze is better then hot sweaty yucky sleeps

drink a little water before bed

theres also a great herb , that when smoked makes you sleep like a baby

do you have a wifey or gf? ask for a neck and shoulder massage before bed.

Follow these steps you'll be good.

posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 11:24 AM
reply to post by TOMFROMOZ

I learned this in a Neuropsychology class:

A small carbohydrate snack (tablespoon of peanut butter and glass of milk) just before bedtime will flush the system of insulin allowing melatonin to take effect. In about 20 or 30 minutes you should be asleep.

Try it out. It works for me.

posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 11:24 AM
reply to post by TRILL

Yeah that's my usual evening ritual. It's failed me every night so far this week. Twice I've actually gotten out of bed at around 2am to give it another crack. It's almost 1:30am now.... Tick tock tick tock!
Cheers for the input anyway mate.

posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 11:25 AM
reply to post by TOMFROMOZ

Get more exercise....and fresh also might have more calories in your system in the form of sugars/carbohydrates in your blood stream than you are burning througout the day.

Beer....ahem Real Beer is loaded with might make you sleepy initially but once it reaches your blood stream after the liver has processed the alcohol you are going have all of that carbo load the body needs to now burn off and could contribute to your being wide awake.

That's' another reason why sweets as in soda pop isn't good for you especially at night before bed.

posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 11:31 AM
You're awakening
A lot of people around the world are laying in bed night after night unable to catch sleep. Last semester my entire dorm, 6 people, couldnt fall asleep. Its funny because one by one we each come out of our room into the common room to watch tv. I believe its because were reaching the galactic plain and receiving more rays from the giant black hole. This is energizing and changing our bodies. I believe a lot of change is going to happen with in the next 4-6 months.


posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 11:34 AM
reply to post by yourboycal2

Haha quite the informative one aren't you

Me pillows are about a month old so not the problem. I flipped the old hammock about a fortnight ago so can't be that.

I wash the linen regularly with odorless detergent (the smelly stuff makes me nautious)

I've got my fan set to "wind tunnel/ jet turbine" not doin the trick unfortunately.

No water. Beer for me

Im as single as a bloke that is single so maybe if I rubbed... Err yeah let's not go there.

And finally...

This herb sounds like a wonder plant. Where can I get me some of that sh!t?

posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 11:36 AM
reply to post by HeFrippedMeOff

Hmmm I'll give it a go. Thanks

Although 2am is beer o'clock haha

posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 11:39 AM
reply to post by nh_ee

I hear what ya saying and all, but it's only been for the last few nights. My beer ritual has been goin on for the last few years.... At least!

Never been a problem before. Maybe I'll go outside for some fresh air and a cigarette

Thanks anyway, appreciate your advice.

posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 11:42 AM
reply to post by BelowPublicKnowledge

So you really believe this? I've toyed with that theory but as I mentioned in one of my other replies regarding another thread, I've never really put much weight in that particular notion. Maybe a bit of research is in order.
Thanks for you input.

posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 11:49 AM
reply to post by TOMFROMOZ

I was that when I was younger.
I would go to bed at 10 but not fall asleep till 2 am sometimes.

My mind would just race like crazy and keep me up.
Maybe your doctor can prescribe a little something to help you sleep.
I don't know if you excercise. however that may help too.

posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 11:55 AM
reply to post by grey580

I've had that problem my entire life. Never really nod off till bout 2am. Just this last week though, not sleeping at all ain't the norm. As far as meds go I'm not really keen on the idea. Substance induced sleep is a bad idea IMO.

posted on Jan, 12 2012 @ 12:58 PM
Imma stay up all night trying to solve this problem if I have to... Who's with me??
Geez I think I'm delirious!

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