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Do you struggle when you sleep?

Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:41 pm

I have trouble falling asleep, but once there, no waking up and no tossing and turning

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Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:47 pm

I thought about making this thread earlier today, but I passed.

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Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:48 pm

philjryan wrote:I thought about making this thread earlier today, but I passed.

Good call

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Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:50 pm

If I take enough meds I have no trouble sleeping. On the rare occasion I do not have those meds, herb helps immensely.

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Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:51 pm

Yes. I barely sleep. My poor wife.

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Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:07 pm

Namurti wrote:If I take enough meds I have no trouble sleeping. On the rare occasion I do not have those meds, herb helps immensely.

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Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:13 pm

sand423 wrote:Yes. I barely sleep.

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Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:19 pm

I do not. I'm the guy that when it's time to sleep I can sleep. Sleeping on lsd? No problem. Sleeping after a rail of cocaine? No problem. I can literally fall asleep 37 seconds after my head hits the pillow no matter what. It drives my wife crazy.

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Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:26 pm

No I fall asleep with ease.

If I ever am restless, I just bust ropes and pass out to mindless sitcoms on netflix

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Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:29 pm

if I don’t have my bedtime sleeping aid

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Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:30 pm

RDF wrote:I do not. I'm the guy that when it's time to sleep I can sleep. Sleeping on lsd? No problem. Sleeping after a rail of cocaine? No problem. I can literally fall asleep 37 seconds after my head hits the pillow no matter what. It drives my wife crazy.


This

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Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:51 pm

jkaroe wrote:
sand423 wrote:Yes. I barely sleep.

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Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:59 pm

I can falł aslee like a boss. But if I wake up I can never get back to sound sleep. It’s all tossing turning the rest of the night.

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Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:09 pm

I honestly think it's been many years since I slept through the night without waking multiple times.

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Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:10 pm

i sleep like a rock.

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Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:17 pm

Usually I can fall asleep okay
Though I'm a light sleeper so depending on where I am I will have a sleepless night
And sometimes from chronic pain which is the worst
And occasionally I get sleep paralysis and nightmares that cause sleep talking and shouting and flailing.

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Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:21 pm

are you guys against getting sleep aid from a doctor? i use Flexeril and it’s really helpful for me

Love, a formerly poor sleeper

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Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:24 pm

I take melatonin sometimes

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Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:25 pm

Sometimes

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Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:34 pm

fall asleep easily
probably once a week i wake up after 3-4 hours and can’t fall back asleep

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Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:24 pm

upsilamba wrote:Usually I can fall asleep okay
Though I'm a light sleeper so depending on where I am I will have a sleepless night
And sometimes from chronic pain which is the worst
And occasionally I get sleep paralysis and nightmares that cause sleep talking and shouting and flailing.


Vibes. Sleep paralysis is awful. I got them often when I was younger but haven't had one in ages, but I will never forget the feeling

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Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:33 pm

I can't remember the last time I got 8 straight hours. It's not so much falling asleep as staying asleep. I blame it on all the years of f***ed up hours I worked. My body clock has never recovered.

Have tried the sleep meds mentioned above, no luck.

See you at 4am ;)

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Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:34 pm

flexeril?

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Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:36 pm

Yup. Makes me speedy...

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Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:37 pm

bummer & vibes

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Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:39 pm

Flexiril makes me very sleepy

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Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:41 pm

It is a godsend for me

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Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:44 pm

My wife gets it for back issues. I've taken them for sore muscles and they always knock me out. They would be great sleep meds

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Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:44 pm

Flexiril does not do a goddamn thing to me

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Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:48 am

I did get a lot accomplished after taking it. It's amazing how much you can get done in the middle of the night.

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Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:43 am

Sometimes...although I have to take a little Ambien every night, along with a natural magnesium powder that calms. If stress levels are high, then I can't shut my mind off and have trouble staying or falling asleep and will wake up a bunch, but if all is well in my life, then it's good.

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Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:57 am

garrison wrote:are you guys against getting sleep aid from a doctor? i use Flexeril and it’s really helpful for me

Love, a formerly poor sleeper


I've been doing a cpap mask for the last 7 months or so. Sleeping better than I've ever slept in my whole life. No snoring, no apneas, no waking in the middle of the night. Fucking amazing.

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Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:24 am

2:23 EST and I am wide awake. Went to bed at 10. Woke up wide awake at 1:30

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Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:43 am

Got woken up by a drip in my room
It’s going to rain for the entire night and day until it turns to ice and snow going into Saturday
And I think I’ve got a cold
So yeah, I’m struggling

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Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:48 am

I rarely have a hard time falling asleep, but I only get about 4-5 hours before I have to wake up to piss. It's annoying, but such is life.

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Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:00 pm

lifepulse wrote:Flexiril does not do a goddamn thing to me


I love it but haven't really ever had a stronger muscle relaxer.

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Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:02 am

I sleep like shit. During the week I likely am not falling asleep until at least 2AM, up at 7AM. If I wake up during that 5 hr window there is no way I'm getting back to sleep.

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Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:46 am

Bedtime worry, including worrying about incomplete future tasks, is a significant contributor to difficulty falling asleep. Previous research showed that writing about one’s worries can help individuals fall asleep. We investigated whether the temporal focus of bedtime writing—writing a to-do list versus journaling about completed activities—affected sleep onset latency. Fifty-seven healthy young adults (18–30) completed a writing assignment for 5 min prior to overnight polysomnography recording in a controlled sleep laboratory. They were randomly assigned to write about tasks that they needed to remember to complete the next few days (to-do list) or about tasks they had completed the previous few days (completed list). Participants in the to-do list condition fell asleep significantly faster than those in the completed-list condition. The more specifically participants wrote their to-do list, the faster they subsequently fell asleep, whereas the opposite trend was observed when participants wrote about completed activities. Therefore, to facilitate falling asleep, individuals may derive benefit from writing a very specific to-do list for 5 min at bedtime rather than journaling about completed activities.


http://psycnet.apa.org/record/2017-47677-001

Tldr: journal before bed but journal about things you want to accomplish tomorrow or the next day. Nothing guaranteed but interesting.

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Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:04 am

I was having trouble sleeping in no matter what time I went to bed. I’ve been taking a supplement called kavinace for about 3 years and it’s really effective. I’m now sleeping 8-10 hours, which unfortunately is what I’ve always required to be at my best. It’s not a cheap solution but it sure works.
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Re: Do you struggle when you sleep?

Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:17 am

Yes I do, Which is why I am posting at 4:15 AM.

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Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:39 am

Woke up to a screaming 2 year old after crashing around eight. Poor kid has gas. She’s finally back asleep for now but I’m wide awake.

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Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:41 am

Damn dude. How's San Diego?

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Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:46 am

Awesome. Gonna surf with my brother this morning. 77 today. I just hope I can sneak in a couple more hours of sleep.

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Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:03 am

Does rubbing one out not help any if you fall asleep?

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Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:23 am

Yes. My puppy decides he wants to play in the middle of the night and barks incessantly...waking me up in the process.

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Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:29 pm

It generally takes me over an hour to fall asleep. I think usually randomly wake up at least twice a night. I've been like that my entire life. I honestly never knew people could fall asleep and and not wake up until morning until relatively recently.

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Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:39 pm

philjryan wrote:I thought about making this thread earlier today, but I passed.


lol
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