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HippieVan at 2:40PM, Jan. 18, 2010
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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.

That sounds pretty serious. You should see a doctor if you haven't already.
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Lonnehart at 2:47PM, Jan. 18, 2010
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Oh, and also, insomnia isn't like a real illness or anything like that.

I know wikipedia isn't a reliable source for information, I found this pretty disturbing…

Wikipedia Article: Fatal Familial Insomnia

Luckily this thing's very rare…
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ozoneocean at 2:50PM, Jan. 18, 2010
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I had zero sleep last night. It's morning now… and it's STILL HOT! >:[

According to this article you only need 20 minutes sleep every few hours or so…
link to yahoo news thing

I find it way easier to sleep during the day than at night. I LOVE to sleep for as long as I can, if I can, but oversleep triggers migraines. :(
Undersleep triggers them too, so I'd better watch out today –__–

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I know wikipedia isn't a reliable source for information
damn straight. Calling that “fatal insomnia” is like calling pneumonia “fatal sniffles” :)
 
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LOOKIS at 6:45PM, Jan. 18, 2010
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Depriving animals of sleep can actually kill them in just a few days. Apparently humans are the only species that can survive extended periods of sleep deprivation.

(That probably should have gone on the “cool facts” thread.)
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mamaya94 at 4:49AM, Jan. 19, 2010
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I know one good solution

Just don't sleep until you want to sleep
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KademonsterX at 2:11PM, Jan. 19, 2010
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I know wikipedia isn't a reliable source for information, I found this pretty disturbing…

Wikipedia Article: Fatal Familial Insomnia

Luckily this thing's very rare…
That's a bit disturbing… I do love sleep, though. When I get some.

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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.

That sounds pretty serious. You should see a doctor if you haven't already.

lol… The doctor will only prescribe more valium.
Cease this, honkus!
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ozoneocean at 9:32PM, Jan. 19, 2010
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lol… The doctor will only prescribe more valium.
Downside? :)
 
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KademonsterX at 7:14PM, Jan. 20, 2010
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Ha, that's the question, I won't complain.
Cease this, honkus!
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Sea_Cow at 5:58PM, Jan. 28, 2010
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Take 3 aspirins. That knocked me right out, yes sir.
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KademonsterX at 7:09PM, Jan. 31, 2010
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I took three aspirin once. It just made me retarded.
Cease this, honkus!
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Sea_Cow at 8:23PM, Feb. 1, 2010
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Try four. Maybe five. Go for the gold, man.
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Cheesecake for Every at 10:13AM, March 12, 2010
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Insomnia…is a book by Stephen King… :)

^ Read that book
suprisingly even though the book is really REALLY good i'll read it in the morning and get perfect sleep that night when it usually takes me hours to fall asleep

Other than that i've found out
-counting sheep never works for me
-Music works sometimes (it has to be soft and low-volume but doesn't have to be classical
-turning off all the lights makes you tired
-thinking a lot will keep you awake
-think about a hippo? (the book insomnia actually suggests that one)
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Jobo at 3:17PM, March 18, 2010
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meh,
Ive been cursed with chronic insomnia. But on the flip side, some of the best artwork comes out of you when you're sleep deprived and insane! =D
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Kroatz at 3:26PM, March 18, 2010
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I sleep best when music is on.
Once I fell asleep with the remote on my bed, I rolled onto it and the sound just got turned harder and harder.

My parents had to kick me awake for me to turn it off.
That was fun.
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Air Raid Robertson at 9:36AM, March 25, 2010
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I have a few methods for inducing sleep.

A couple of people have mentioned masturbating already. Some studies have proven that it's more effective than any sleep medication out there, including valium.

Herbal tea or a glass of warm milk can also help. They're both stereotypes, but there's a reason for that.

Turning off all your electronic devices is a heavily recommended move. The light that perpetually exudes from a television or computer screen can inhibit the mind's ability to fall asleep. A bit of light reading is a much better alternative.

Taking a shower twenty or thirty minutes before going to bed is also an effective tactic. The hot water warms the skin up, and once it cools it can often make a person feel sleepy.
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ozoneocean at 9:43PM, March 25, 2010
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A couple of people have mentioned masturbating already.

…warm milk.
lol! Disturbing connections :)
 
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Kroatz at 11:34AM, March 26, 2010
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A couple of people have mentioned masturbating already.

…warm milk.
lol! Disturbing connections :)

And another display of a sick mind from Ozone there…
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DrLuck at 11:13PM, March 27, 2010
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Turning off all your electronic devices is a heavily recommended move. The light that perpetually exudes from a television or computer screen can inhibit the mind's ability to fall asleep. A bit of light reading is a much better alternative.

I was gonna post this. Seriously, I'm like a parrot with a blanket over its cage if you turn off all the lights in the room. Downside: I really hate sleeping in pitch black because I can't see anything.
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Randal at 3:36AM, March 31, 2010
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If I can't sleep and really need to, all I have to do is pop in a movie I've seen a hundred times, (used to be Empire Strikes Back. One of my favorite movies, but these days I have a hard time making it past the Yeti.) Lately I just put on MTV A.M. or VH1 Nocturnal State/Jump Start, as it's always the same videos over and over and over… (infomercials are boring too, but they piss me off)
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