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    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer View Post
    Cut out the caffeine and green tea...it too contains caffeine. Just try it....it won't kill you.
    I do take in a good amound of caffeine via Coffee and Green Tea.

    This energy boost will be difficult for me to toss out. I'll keep doing it, but I appreciate your note.

    Maybe I'm having too much, too late in the day, and should only have 2 cups of Java in the morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conche View Post
    If you are tired and go to bed at 9pm and wake at 3am then your body has had what it needs .

    I dont think thats too much to worry about , whats more annoying is when you go to bed at whatever time and cannot get to sleep........
    Yes, luckily I don't have a problem falling asleep.

    How old is your mattress ? ????? ?

    Well change her for a younger model then !
    My mattress is new and my bed is good, firm and comfy.

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    Get up and drink a full glass of water as soon as yer feet hit the floor...Then start brewing yer favourite coffee to continue...And get outside and breathe that morning air...Have a smoke if you hafta...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaitongBoy View Post
    Get up and drink a full glass of water as soon as yer feet hit the floor...Then start brewing yer favourite coffee to continue...And get outside and breathe that morning air...Have a smoke if you hafta...
    good advice.

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    Just have a spliff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ENT View Post
    Just have a spliff.
    I cannot smoke anymore.

    I only preferred sativa when I did occasionally toked.

    But I never spliff now.

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    Will check it out thanks.

    I have a form of mild neurosis, I think.

    If that is what "thinking about stuff too much is."

    It's not negative or bad thinking but just too much thinking.


    Seriously, I need to try to think in a Zen-way. The present is the present. No need to focus and over-think about the future too much.

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    Constantly getting negative feedback on a forum could be having an impact.

    Take a break from TD for a year or two and see if it helps.

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    It could, too.

    Either do that or just stop raking over the past, once is enough.

    I sleep whenever I like. If I can't sleep normal hours, I'll get around doing things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaitongBoy View Post
    Get up and drink a full glass of water as soon as yer feet hit the floor...Then start brewing yer favourite coffee to continue...And get outside and breathe that morning air...Have a smoke if you hafta...
    Yep i follow the Jensen Button routine. 1/2l of water first thing.

    If on the piss I drink 1/2l before going to bed, with an ibuprofen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ENT View Post
    Either do that or just stop raking over the past, once is enough.
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    I don't focus on the past.

    I focus too much on the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cold Pizza
    I have a form of mild neurosis, I think.
    No. Shit.

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    Start your future with a tall glass of water and a slice of cold pizza...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaitongBoy View Post
    Start your future with a tall glass of water and a slice of cold pizza...
    I stay well hydrated throughout the day. I drink at least 4 litres.

    I rarely eat pizza, although I do enjoy a good, authentic thin crust with real Italian, ingredients about once every 2 months.

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    But your last name is Pizza...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaitongBoy View Post
    But your last name is Pizza...
    That is true. My parents gave me this name though. I didn't choose it.

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    That's cold...

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    Last night i fell asleep at 10 and woke at 4am. Six hours.

    As whoever said above - your body knows how many hours sleep it needs.

    It's a bit shitty to be awake and craving a coffee at 4 am. But i do it often. Then read a book or watch tv. But then i am female, and menopausal.

    What i have to do is try and stay awake until 1 a.m and sleep till 7.

    Difficult when there's nothing on telly apart from footy, or ancient old episodes of CSI.

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    I don't focus on the past. I focus too much on the future.
    The future ain't what it used to be. When I was a kid it was better. Now it's just too damn scary.

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    Perhaps some good news on the way for some. For some, a pharma aid is needed. Bonus: cool name. "Sandman Switch."

    'Sleep switch' in brain discovered by Oxford in breakthrough which could lead to better sleeping pills


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    A pill to help insomniacs drop off instantly could be developed after scientists discovered the brain switch which triggers sleep.


    Dubbed ‘Sandman’ the switch is triggered by falling levels of the chemical dopamine which is known to keep people awake.

    Scientists at Oxford University have been trying to work out how the brain suddenly switches off in sleep, a process which has widespread effects throughout the brain.

    Sleeping pills

    The breakthrough could lead to a new generation of sleeping pills
    Sleep is governed by two systems—the circadian clock which monitors the time of day, and a mechanism called the ‘sleep homeostat’ which can trigger sleepiness even when it is not dark.

    "The circadian clock allows us to anticipate predictable changes in our environment that are caused by the Earth’s rotation,"said lead author Professor Gero Miesenböck.

    Ways to relax your body before bedtimePlay! 01:51
    "As such, it makes sure we do our sleeping when it hurts us least, but it doesn’t speak to the mystery of why we need to sleep in the first place.

    "That explanation will likely come from understanding the second controller—called the sleep homeostat.

    “The homeostat measures something—and we don’t know what that something is—that happens in our brains while we are awake, and when that something hits a certain ceiling, we go to sleep. The system is reset during sleep, and the cycle begins anew when we wake up."

    Finding a drug to trigger the Sandman switch could help insomniacs
    The team studied the sleep homeostat in the brain of fruit flies which are thought to have the same sleep-control neurons as humans. If the sleep-neurons are electrically active, the fly is asleep, and when they are silent, the fly is awake.

    Researchers found that the sleep-control neurons are either on or off based on the activity of the ‘Sandman’ switch, a physical gate which allows or blocks electrical signals to the cells. When dopamine production stops, the switch is flicked and sleep is triggered.

    Ways to relax your mind before bedtimePlay! 01:31
    Scientists think that making a drug to flick the switch could create a new generation of super-efficient sleeping pills.

    “If human cells have a similar switch closing Sandman could become a very clean and very efficient sleeping pill,” added Professor Misesenbock. “It would be a very quick way of getting to sleep for someone suffering from insomnia.

    “Sleep is still one of the mysteries. It creates considerable risks to disconnect yourself for seven to eight hours every day. Our long term goal is to find out what sleep is for and try and control it”.

    The research was published in the journal Nature.

    'Sleep switch' in brain discovered by Oxford in breakthrough which could lead to better sleeping pills

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    My laptop, TV and radio all have a sleep switch. This also appears to be your default posting state. Stop posting and you will be able to sleep without a sleep switch.

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    Makes sense....but I don't need more dough, I need more sleep for health.

    Want to earn more? Sleep more

    By Nancy Fitzgerald
    Published: June 12, 2017

    An extra hour in the land of Nod could lead to higher wages

    If you’d like to earn more money, science has a simple solution: Sleep more. Turns out, sleep deprivation is not only bad for your health; it’s bad for your bank account.

    A third of American workers report they regularly get fewer than seven hours of sleep a night
    , leading to the loss of some 1.2 million working days and robbing the U.S. economy of an estimated $226 billion annually, according to a 2016 study by Rand Europe. And 65% of Americans are losing sleep because of money, according to a recent CreditCards.com report. That’s the big picture.

    5% higher wages from increased sleep

    But here’s the close-up: A 2016 study from Matthew Gibson of Williams College and Jeffrey Shrader of the University of California at San Diego showed that people who increased their sleep by one hour a night saw their wages increase by 5% in the long-run.

    Getting more shut-eye paid a big dividend for Tony Warren. A businessman and professor at Penn State University, after struggling with chronic sleep problems and constant tiredness, he decided to retire. That’s when he suffered a mini-stroke, one of the serious health risks of poor sleep. For Warren, that was a wake-up call.

    “I wanted to feel better and be more energetic,” he says, “so I did some research and learned that breath-training exercises could help.” Not only did his sleep improve, but at 77, he developed software to help others learn these breathing techniques and launched a successful new business. “No more daytime naps for me,” Warren says. “I’m busy marketing my company, teaching, and taking care of the animals on my horse farm. I’ve even started motorcycle riding.” (You can learn about Warren’s business at Breathesimple.com.)

    Sleepless in America

    There are 40 million people like Warren in the U.S. whose work lives — and bank accounts — are diminished by sleeplessness. “I hear people say, ‘If I want to make money, I need to sleep less,’” says Terry Cralle, a registered nurse and author of “Sleeping Your Way to the Top: How to Get the Sleep You Need to Succeed.” “But the fact is, you need to get enough sleep, and get it consistently. That improves the quality of your working hours and helps you make good financial and professional decisions — and avoid bad risks.”

    Doctors already know that poor sleep leads to poor health; it’s connected to obesity, diabetes, heart disease and a host of other physical conditions. But only lately have we been learning that poor sleep is bad for your financial health, too.

    Research on sleep and work
    Here’s what the latest research says:

    Your memory and productivity may plummet.
    Nearly a quarter of Americans (24%) surveyed by CareerBuilder in 2016 said that lack of sleep makes them less productive; 17% said it affects their memory.

    You might look like a slacker. According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, 20% of workers report falling asleep during business meetings or feeling drowsy while doing tasks requiring concentration.

    You won’t be able to work well with others. Lack of sleep increases blood levels of cortisol — the stress hormone — which can take a toll on work relationships. Plus, research shows, being tired makes it tough to interpret facial cues, and that can lead to misunderstandings with co-workers.

    Your ability to learn slows down. Every day, you’re bombarded with new information, new technology and new tasks. But sleep deprivation cuts your ability to learn new things by as much as 40%.

    Also read: Can’t fall asleep? Try these 7 minor changes

    Sound familiar? If so, that could be a problem for you — you’re less likely to get a raise or a promotion — and it will be a problem for your boss. A recent Harvard study showed that zoning out at work decreases national productivity by $463.2 billion annually. HR people have a name for this problem—presenteeism.

    Sleep your way to success

    If you’ve tried all the usual sleep tips (from avoiding caffeine and computer screens to establishing regular bedtimes) but nothing seems to help, there’s hope. Here are the latest simple, science-based solutions for a good night’s sleep:

    Listen to music. Soothing sounds and white-noise machines can be helpful, but Michael Tyrell, a composer and creator of Wholetones healing music programs, says high-frequency music is super-effective for deep sleep. “That works on centers where we feel guilty or bitter, which can make it tough to relax. In a survey, we found that people struggling with insomnia were able to kick the Ambien habit after using our CD ‘Life, Love, and Lullabies.’”

    Turn down the thermostat, says Shawn Stevenson, author of “Sleep Smarter.” “At around 9 in the evening, your core body temperature drops to facilitate sleep. But many insomniacs don’t experience that temperature drop,” Stevenson says. His advice: Cool off your bedroom and wear light summer pajamas all year — or even sleep in the nude.

    A Dutch study showed that people with chronic insomnia slept longer and more deeply simply by lowering their body temperature by one degree before bedtime.

    Get massages. Everybody knows that massage feels great, says Stevenson, but it’s also a powerful sleep aid. “It increases your body’s production of serotonin and oxytocin, the feel-good neurotransmitters. No wonder it can help us glide off to dreamland,” he says.

    Make a date with sleep. Everyone’s used to a buzzer jolting them out of bed in the morning, but try it as a reminder to hit the sack at night. “Electronics can cause us to lose track of time,” says Cralle. “So set an evening alarm on your phone to tackle the problem of bedtime procrastination.”

    Embrace flower power. Research shows that certain plants, like valerian and gardenia, may improve air quality in your bedroom and “air quality and sleep are closely tied,” says Cralle. And speaking of plants, try a nightcap of tart cherry juice. There’s recent evidence that it can be helpful, too.

    Kick the sleeping-pill habit. Instead of prescription or over-the-counter sleeping aids, go natural. The sleep-inducing hormone melatonin can be very helpful for many people, says Dr. Carolyn Dean, author of “The Magnesium Miracle.”

    Try magnesium as well, she advises. “Magnesium is vitally important for relaxing the body, stimulating the neurotransmitters that help us sleep, allowing people to get a deeper sleep.” You can find magnesium online, in health food stores, or in pharmacies; look for magnesium citrate tablets or try sipping magnesium citrate powder in your tea throughout the day.

    Want to earn more? Sleep more - MarketWatch

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    1. Tell everyone you have a problem.
    2. Listen to all the advice.
    3. Ignore said advice.
    4. Excuse your ignorance by telling everyone you have a small neurosis, when you are actually a paranoid hypochondriac.


    Don't stop drinking alcohol, don't stop drinking caffeine. Just sleep with the light off for a change. Idiot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chassamui View Post
    1. Tell everyone you have a problem.
    2. Listen to all the advice.
    3. Ignore said advice.
    4. Excuse your ignorance by telling everyone you have a small neurosis, when you are actually a paranoid hypochondriac.


    Don't stop drinking alcohol, don't stop drinking caffeine. Just sleep with the light off for a change. Idiot.
    I have a sleep problem.

    I go to sleep easily, but get up at 4 AM and sometimes even at 2:30 AM and often can't get back to sleep.

    I don't want to take any pills of any sort or any drugs. I don't want to go that route.

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