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lothar at 11:17AM, Jan. 11, 2010
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i think i'm getting insomnia . even if i were to go to bed rite now i would prolly just play with my phone , get up , eat some cereal , check on the cat . i dont wanna sleep . i used to just hit my pillow and crash . now i have insomnia. anybody else here have problems sleeping ?
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Masturbation is the best technique to better sleep.
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crocty at 11:30AM, Jan. 11, 2010
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Depends on whatever you're doing before bed. If you're running marathons while smoking pot and drinking beer I'd recommend you stopped!
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Masturbation is the best technique to better sleep.
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skoolmunkee at 11:56AM, Jan. 11, 2010
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A couple weeks ago you posted about getting too much sleep. Make a complex chart detailing the differences between what you did then and what you do now, do the middle amount of everything, and you'll be set.
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The Gravekeeper at 4:39PM, Jan. 11, 2010
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Regular excercise and improved eating habits eliminate most people's sleep problems.

My sister worked in a sleep clinic for a year, and guess what? Most of the patients' problems were related to poor diets and an increasingly sedentary lifestyle. And yeah, the place was always busy; people had to book 4 months in advance to get an appointment and since the above reasons were the cause of their sleeping problems, that meant that people with legitimate sleeping problems had to wait a long time to get help.

Give it a try; it if doesn't seem to do anything for a few weeks, then look at getting some help. At any rate, the endorphins your body releases during excercise feel really damn good.
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seventy2 at 4:52PM, Jan. 11, 2010
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not complete insomnia, but i've only been getting 3 hours of sleep or so lately. it's killing me.
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AwesomeUnicorn at 5:57PM, Jan. 11, 2010
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I've had problems getting sleep for years and years, and everybody kept telling me “Get exercise, eat better, drink more water, etc.!” So I did. A lot. Nothing worked. I'd run a few miles, lift weights, drink herbal tea, take valerian root, sleeping pills, etc. The sleeping pills worked, except they kept giving me panic attacks and heart palpitations (which was pretty frustrating, since all I wanted to do was fall asleep).

One of my friends told me to try melatonin supplements, and it's one of the few things that have worked (short of drinking myself into a stupor).
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Stellar at 6:26PM, Jan. 11, 2010
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Insomnia plagues me. Everything that's suppose to help you sleep eventually stops working for me and I end up laying in bed staring at the ceiling no matter what. I recently tried sleep aids, bleh, they make me.. weird.

I haven't tried lately, but I use to fall asleep fast with some of my favorite music playing. Might work for others >.>
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HippieVan at 6:51PM, Jan. 11, 2010
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It always takes me a very long time to fall asleep. Not insomnia, just the way I've always been.
Lately I've been waking up in the middle of the night, though. This wouldn't bother me too much except that I need to be up early in the morning on weekdays so I can't just let my body have the sleeping patterns it wants. :(
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lothar at 8:11PM, Jan. 11, 2010
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A couple weeks ago you posted about getting too much sleep. Make a complex chart detailing the differences between what you did then and what you do now, do the middle amount of everything, and you'll be set.
haha. yea. seems like a long time ago now. maybe ill try that chart thinh. i like making charts anyway
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BffSatan at 1:15AM, Jan. 12, 2010
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Insomnia and not wanting to sleep are two very different things.
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A couple weeks ago you posted about getting too much sleep. Make a complex chart detailing the differences between what you did then and what you do now, do the middle amount of everything, and you'll be set.
haha. yea. seems like a long time ago now. maybe ill try that chart thinh. i like making charts anyway

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GracehFaceh at 10:24AM, Jan. 12, 2010
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I only have trouble sleeping if I'm too anxious or having panic episodes. Otherwise I go to bed at like 9:00, haha. Sleeping is the favorite part of living.
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LOOKIS at 6:32PM, Jan. 13, 2010
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Worry and anxiety can keep you awake.

You have to convince yourself that dreamland is a separate place that has nothing to do with your everyday life.

Getting into bed to sleep is a voluntary act of leaving the real world. Never think about ordinary stuff when you lie down. Thinking about your problems will NOT relax you!

Most good sleepers have trained their minds to shut down within seconds of their head hitting the pillow. It's as quick as going under anesthesia (if you've ever had that experience).

Pills are unnecessary. Falling asleep is really as easy as walking and talking once you train yourself how to do it quickly.
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HippieVan at 7:24PM, Jan. 13, 2010
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You have to convince yourself that dreamland is a separate place that has nothing to do with your everyday life.

If that were true I wouldn't need an alarm clock…
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shirkersama at 7:52PM, Jan. 13, 2010
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I actually have a continual story, it's a very lame and boring one, that I have to think about to fall asleep. I've changed this story many times, but oddly if I think about a story I actually want to write I will lay awake for hours thinking about it.
I don't know if it will help you at all, but it helps keep the mind off of your life and problems and what not, so it might be usefull.
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PPPchairman at 8:17PM, Jan. 13, 2010
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When I can't sleep (which is getting to be an every night thing now) I just turn on the T.V. and start watching something boring like “Criminal Intent” or “Home Movies” 10 minutes into that crap and I'm already drowsy.
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I Am The 1337 Master at 1:44PM, Jan. 14, 2010
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Insomnia…is a book by Stephen King… :)

If you want the cure, I'll tell you when I find out myself.
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Lonnehart at 1:49PM, Jan. 14, 2010
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I get lots of insomnia myself. However, it's just how it is when you work as a security guar… er… officer. Now working graveyard is no problem for me. But I have a hard time falling asleep thanks to that. T_T
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ParkerFarker at 10:50PM, Jan. 14, 2010
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It always takes me a very long time to fall asleep. Not insomnia, just the way I've always been.

Yeah I usually take like 20 minutes to fall asleep. It's good thinking time though.

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Scribe_Drizz at 12:07AM, Jan. 15, 2010
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I usually don't have any problems going to sleep or waking up. I usually do spend a couple hours awake between 1 and 3am. During that time I usually write, knit, shop, or workout. Then I go back to bed for a nap before work. Usually.
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lothar at 1:12AM, Jan. 15, 2010
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“Home Movies”
the cartoon ? thats a good show
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gullas at 1:25AM, Jan. 15, 2010
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I get lots of insomnia myself. However, it's just how it is when you work as a security guar… er… officer. Now working graveyard is no problem for me. But I have a hard time falling asleep thanks to that. T_T

you do? Man I'd be falling asleep, all the time in a graveyard.. that is to say if I worked in one :D
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LOOKIS at 6:25PM, Jan. 15, 2010
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Glass of warm milk and a boring book.

Reading a boring book can make me fall asleep even if I just woke up from a good night's sleep.
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Product Placement at 7:29PM, Jan. 15, 2010
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It's only insomnia if you're not getting enough hours each night consistently. When do you get up? If you've stopped going to bed early but are now sleeping in later then normally, then you're probably just moved your sleep cycle few hours.

If you have trouble going to sleep after 24 hours, you could always try adopting the 28 hour cycle.

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TheFlyingGreenMonkey at 3:30AM, Jan. 16, 2010
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It always takes me a very long time to fall asleep. Not insomnia, just the way I've always been.
Same here. I can lay down in bed in the dark and still be awake three hours later. The other problem is once I do go to sleep, I can sleep for a LONG time. I could sleep a whole day away if I had the mind too. The only time I could easily go to sleep was when I went to school at 8am and got off work at 9:00pm. Then I would just past out when I got home.

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DOUK at 8:44AM, Jan. 17, 2010
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I used to have insomnia, but thanks to Avatar, I'm cured!
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lba at 7:39AM, Jan. 18, 2010
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It's only insomnia if you're not getting enough hours each night consistently. When do you get up? If you've stopped going to bed early but are now sleeping in later then normally, then you're probably just moved your sleep cycle few hours.

If you have trouble going to sleep after 24 hours, you could always try adopting the 28 hour cycle.



I tried adopting the 28 hour schedule myself, but I found that it can be incredibly hard when you have a really fluid and changing schedule like if you're in college. I kept wanting to sleep during times when I was supposed to be at work or in class. It probably might work out for other folks with different circumstances though.

There are some people out there who are just biologically inclined towards being awake much longer. I've found that being awake 20-24 hours at a time without getting tired is pretty average for me whereas most people tend to stay awake for periods between 14 and 18 hours before they're ready to call it a night. I'm not sure why it is, but I've noticed this occurs in a lot of people whose internal clock is set to second or third shifts. I don't think there's necessarily anything about it that would hurt you if that's the case, other than being tired a lot because you have to stay up and operate on everyone else's schedule when you want to be sleeping.
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KademonsterX at 2:06PM, Jan. 18, 2010
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I'm a terrible insomniac, I can lay in bed with my eyes closed, but it doesn't matter. The only way I can get to sleep is with Tylenol PMs. Or valium. Or excessive drinking. Needless to say, if I have none of those things, I won't sleep. If I DO sleep and wake up in the middle of the night, there's no way I'm gonna' go back to sleep, so I play a bunch of Guitar Hero until I have to work 6 hours later. Would play real guitar, but I wouldn't want to wake up my room mates.
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KademonsterX at 2:07PM, Jan. 18, 2010
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Oh, and also, insomnia isn't like a real illness or anything like that.
Cease this, honkus!
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