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    Insomnia - ever have it?

    Haven't been sleeping right for the past few weeks or so.
    Seem to have too much energy right now because I work out a lot and also stand on my feet at work for 6 or more hours.

    It seems that I can't fall asleep sometimes till 3 or 4am and then I sleep till 11 or 12pm, which is not a habit I like to keep with.

    Any suggestions to get to sleep?

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    Don't be so conscious about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissTraveller
    Any suggestions to get to sleep?

    listen to podcasts

    i like theoretical astrophysics ones but you can listen to anything that takes your fancy

    i usually listen to a few lectures and drift off.....i have nice lucid dreams about being departiculated and get pissed off when woken up

    i can't imagine sleeping without earphones on

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    A good shag helps ,

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    I am an insomniac,if i am lucky fall asleep about 10 pm i wake up at 2 am if i get 4 hours sleep a night i consider myself lucky.
    That's why i like a bit of the falling down water can sleep 6 hours plus then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klong toey
    I am an insomniac,if i am lucky fall asleep about 10 pm i wake up at 2 am if i get 4 hours sleep a night i consider myself lucky. That's why i like a bit of the falling down water can sleep 6 hours plus then
    That is me also, tired go to bed and the same every day unless i have slurping juice and i even tried those little blue sleeping pills and they didn't do it so i'll leave it to nature and the ale.
    Margerat Thatcher was famous for only sleeping 4 hrs. every day for years and she lived to her 80's running a country.....I'll get my coat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dobella
    Margerat Thatcher was famous for only sleeping 4 hrs. every day for years and she lived to her 80's running a country..
    She certainly was not 'running a country' in her 80s.

    By then she was having conversations with radiators.

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    Not really insomnia missT if you are getting 7 or 8 hours sleep lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by malcy
    Not really insomnia missT if you are getting 7 or 8 hours sleep lol
    This is true.. I guess my sleeping pattern is off though. I usually like to go to bed around llpm to midnight and get up at 8 or 9am to have a full day..but now I miss half the day.

    I heard Melatonin helps wonders for a natural sleeping aid. Anyone try it?
    Thanks for the suggestions peeps.

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    What, shag and get drunk?

    Those suggestions?

    Do you ever actually read anyone else's posts?

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    How old are you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille
    She certainly was not 'running a country' in her 80s
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    I know she had dementia in her 80's but when she was running the country she only slept 4 hr.s each day but lived a long life - that is what i meant.

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    Nope, never had it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissTraveller
    I heard Melatonin helps wonders for a natural sleeping aid. Anyone try it? Thanks for the suggestions peeps.
    Melatonin is part of your skin defence against sunburn, i was in the RAF in Oman and they gave us melatonin pills to combat the sun until we got acclimatised.
    It reacts with direct sunheat apparently and helps the skin absorb the sunray.

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    get up earlier

    then you'll feel tired ealier

    and go to sleep earlier

    and get up earlier

    .....


    you can pay my usual fee to my paypal account

    much thanks

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    [QUOTE="NickA"]get up earlier then you'll feel tired ealier and go to sleep earlier and get up earlier ..... you can pay my usual fee to my paypal account much thanks[/QUOTE
    I've heard of terrible side effects from that, do you need a lawyer ?
    no win no fee ? I'm on your side.
    They were in the wrong for sure and we can win bundles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klong toey
    I am an insomniac,if i am lucky fall asleep about 10 pm i wake up at 2 am if i get 4 hours sleep a night i consider myself lucky.
    That's why i like a bit of the falling down water can sleep 6 hours plus then
    Some people don't seem to need alot of sleep. You really should be getting 7+ hours of sleep though according to what I've been reading to be healthy. Alcohol doesn't make you sleep well, in fact you don't get as much REM sleep if you are intoxicated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dobella
    Melatonin is part of your skin defence against sunburn, i was in the RAF in Oman and they gave us melatonin pills to combat the sun until we got acclimatised.
    It reacts with direct sunheat apparently and helps the skin absorb the sunray.
    Ah... but many people take melatonin as a sleep aid.
    Fact Sheet: Melatonin | The Dr. Oz Show

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickA
    get up earlier

    then you'll feel tired ealier

    and go to sleep earlier

    and get up earlier
    Oh wise one, if only it were that easy to break the cycle... lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snakeeyes
    A good shag helps
    I don't think that will make me sleep.. lol. I already have too much energy.
    I'll have to try that though.

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    don't drink
    don't do drugs
    get out in the fresh air for a couple of hours a day at least

    you can pay double for that

    paypal: iwant@yourmoney.co.ck

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissTraveller
    Ah... but many people take melatonin as a sleep aid. Fact Sheet: Melatonin | The Dr. Oz Show
    Miss T, i can vouch for this against suburn as it brings oils to the skin naturally.
    The guys in Oman who never took the pills took longer to get UN-burnt, for me melatonin is great but not to use lightly.

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    Menopause is fun. I get night sweats and wake up at about 4. These days i sleep around 5 hours a day. That includes a siesta in the afternoon. (about 20 minutes cat nap)

    But i can still get out and about and do whatever.

    It's boring waking up at 4. And it's cold. Make a coffee and sit under the duvet reading the Daily Mail and here.

    Up until i was 40 i could sleep 10 hours straight.

    I have tried sleeping pills before, but they make me feel all sort of woozy the next day, out of it. So my doctor said to just keep going natural sleep, including the siestas. And if i really cannot function during the day and sleep badly at night she will find an alternative. Now, if i could find someone to roll joints then i would sleep!!

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    Diazepam are great when you are trying to get off to sleep but can't , I had them for a back condition to relax ,used to make me sleep for about 4 hours but I felt very refreshed after . Not good for long term use though very addictive .

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    few weeks boo hoo

    havent slept well since my daughter was born 3 and a half years ago. she's a poor sleeper, wakes up because;

    she needs a wee wee
    she's having a nightmare
    she wants strawberries at 3am
    plain vengefulness

    try eating shitloads of turkey;it contains something that then turns into that melatonin stuff
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