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Insomnia....

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Xen, Dec 25, 2003.

  1. Akka

    Akka Moody old mage.

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    Stay awake until you're tired enough to sleep. Then get up the same hour as usual. Eventually, you'll end up having enough sleep to catch up that one night, you'll fall asleep immediately.
     
  2. lord_byron_nz

    lord_byron_nz Gimme some money

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    I get this quite often as well. Usually when I need to be up early as well.

    I find drinking tea helps, as does turning on a talk radio show with a sleep setting. Failing that, try and sleep at the other end of your bed...
     
  3. Superevie

    Superevie Latina Goddess™

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    That actually does work for me! I dunno why, but it makes me very sleepy.

    Worst comes to worst, I do some gentle yoga to relax. A plow pose usually does the trick. I enjoy doing this pose or this one is fantasic as well. :)

    Basically, Xen needs to be more Zen. ;)
     
  4. Xen

    Xen Magister

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    thnaks for the advice you guys :) I dont think I'll be havign a bout of insomnia tonight

    (on a side note, I think if I tried that first pose you suggested Evie, I'd break myself :p)
     
  5. Bozo Erectus

    Bozo Erectus Master Baker

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    If I tried the first pose, my stomach would suffocate me like a car airbag.
     
  6. Superevie

    Superevie Latina Goddess™

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    It's really not that hard. You can put a pillow where your feet land to make it softer on your back. It is very relaxing and you can change from that to a "choke pose" where you bend your knees by your head from the position you are first in. I do them all the time and it really helps me relax. :)
     
  7. The Yankee

    The Yankee The New Yawker Retired Moderator

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    Try hunting for weapons of mass destruction. You'll get tired soon enough. :mischief:
     
  8. Pongui

    Pongui Deity

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    In teenagers, insomnia may be caused by the last big twist of neurological development.

    Otherwise, for myself, it's just going in circles. Not a repeating chain of thoughts, but a sort of orbit flirting high and low around something I must address but am avoiding. I can't sleep until I plunge into that toughie and resolve it somehow, even arbitrarily. The challenge for me is in sensing these subconscious irritants.
     
  9. cgannon64

    cgannon64 BOB DYLAN'S ROCKIN OUT!

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    Oh, I see you've been listening to the White Stripes. :goodjob: But they are kind of loud to try to fall asleep to. Listen to their quieter songs or listen to quieter band to try to sleep to...
     
  10. Xen

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    I dont listen to music to fall asleep to, I go to sleep when I get tired, problem was, I couldnt seem to get tired ;)
     
  11. Azadre

    Azadre One more turn...

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    Insomnia sucks, but if you have it, go for a walk.
     
  12. bobgote

    bobgote Trousers

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    When I can't sleep, I prefer to embrace my insomnia, embrace the madness.

    I fall asleep soon enough, but sometimes when I wake up, I'm lying in a pool of blood :confused: Ok, so maybe it's not the best idea....

    Having trouble sleeping, I usually go get a glass of milk, and put on some (soft) music to help me sleep.

    Oh yeah, my troubles are usually being tired, but not able to sleep, not just not being tired.
     
  13. Gogf

    Gogf Indescribable

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    After not being able to go to sleep for hours, at three AM I tried listening to a Coldplay song, "Clock". If that doesn't put you to sleep, nothing will.
     
  14. WildFire

    WildFire amour

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    Actually, if I have insomnia, I just try to fall asleep.



    :p
     
  15. jack merchant

    jack merchant Internationalist

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    That might work........ :D

    Going for a walk helps, especially when it's cold outside but failing that, drinking yourself senseless tends to do the trick too (or so I'm told :mischief: ).
     
  16. Smaasnekje

    Smaasnekje Should be medicated...

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    Hmm.. I was told the same thing ;)
    I think it works yes..
     
  17. cgannon64

    cgannon64 BOB DYLAN'S ROCKIN OUT!

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    If I tried the first pose I'd be dangerously close to something very perverted.

    ;) :lol:
     
  18. Archer 007

    Archer 007 Rebirth

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    Im not a fan of wild goose chases. ;)
     
  19. Archer 007

    Archer 007 Rebirth

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    I wonder if that guy was double-jointed? Cause that just looks unnatural.
     
  20. SoCalian

    SoCalian Deity

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    i usually do that too. I one time tried to make communism work, then when I got to what I though was a solution, I realized I had turned it into capitalism.
     

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