CanŽt sleep... anyone have any tips...?

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  • SirScratchalot 19 Sep 2005 23:34:50 7,872 posts
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    Been pacing between the compo and the bed for a few hours now.... anyone have any suggestions as to what one should do? Desperate enough to try anything so please... If you just want to make me do something embarassing now is the time...
  • Deleted user 19 September 2005 23:35:54
    No... But do somethign constructive while you're still awake, don;t waste the time
  • deem 19 Sep 2005 23:38:00 31,641 posts
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  • SirScratchalot 19 Sep 2005 23:39:37 7,872 posts
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    Gf is out of town, fridge is empty and spliffs unavailable...
    Does that mean IŽll have to be constructive....?
  • Deleted user 19 September 2005 23:41:03
    SirScratchalot wrote:
    Gf is out of town, fridge is empty and spliffs unavailable...
    Does that mean IŽll have to wank....?
    Fixed that for you there
  • Teeth 19 Sep 2005 23:42:31 7,987 posts
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    Lie down. Your body needs to realise it needs to get to sleep, and it won't do that if you're active. Read a book in bed, maybe.

    Lie down. If you're trying to get to sleep, make sure you don't get caught up in daydreams. Try to reach a meditative state, where things that enter your head are registered and then discarded instead of developed.

    Monitor your breathing. Is your breathing fast, and excited? Try to calm it down so that your body relaxes.

    Here's a good exercise: Take in a breath. Now, when you let it out, don't breathe out. Just relax your body, and your breath should naturally leave you. If you continue to do this for a while, you will notice your body becomes more relaxed. Also you may notice strange feelings in your feet, hands, and spine, but those will be quite relaxing too.

    Have you ever watched someone sleep? The way they breathe is important. If your breath leaves you as a relaxed motion, you're breathing like someone who is asleep. Trust me, this will help you fall asleep as long as you keep your mind free of things that activate your brain, so don't think about shopping or work, or your friends or anything.

    Hope that helps.

    Edited by Teeth at 23:43:59 19-09-2005
  • SirScratchalot 19 Sep 2005 23:43:26 7,872 posts
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    Do something constructive with your time....
    Should have known that was what you meant... :)
  • SirScratchalot 19 Sep 2005 23:44:40 7,872 posts
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    Against all sound judgement IŽll listen to teeth.
    Thanx and wish me luck. Would prefer to not be a vegetable tomorrow.....
  • Pac-man-ate-my-wife 19 Sep 2005 23:45:24 7,008 posts
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    If I'm insomniac I find a could way of dropping of is to mentally play through a film that I know well. Don't try and rush through it. Try to get the dialogue and pacing right (but don't worry excessively about accuracy!).

    It's like counting sheep I suppose.
  • Teeth 19 Sep 2005 23:45:35 7,987 posts
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    Good luck!
  • sam_spade 19 Sep 2005 23:45:35 15,745 posts
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    First question, are you tired?

    If not, stop trying to go to sleep.

    Otherwise you need to relax, stop looking at the computer and remain in one place, preferably the bed, pick up a book you've already read and isn't a action packed thriller. Most of all relax.
  • Teeth 19 Sep 2005 23:46:49 7,987 posts
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    Good point, sam. If I try to go to bed much earlier than I'm used to, it often results in me lying awake long after the time I usually fall asleep. I'm certain this is a psychological effect, though, rather than physiological, but it's really, really difficult to break it.
  • SirScratchalot 19 Sep 2005 23:46:54 7,872 posts
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    Still here. IŽm really gonna shut down the computer this time.
    Really. Here I go!
  • cartman 20 Sep 2005 00:04:49 323 posts
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    Have a hot chocolate you start counting sheeps...
  • mystic_mick 20 Sep 2005 03:28:33 77 posts
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    Been pacing between the compo and the bed for a few hours now.... Posted at 11:34 pm.

    SirScratchalot, goes to be at 9:30 pm and wonders why he can't sleep? STOP Scratching.
  • SirScratchalot 20 Sep 2005 06:13:38 7,872 posts
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    WouldnŽt If I didnt have to get up at 5:30 mick....
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 20 Sep 2005 06:25:06 37,830 posts
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    mystic_mick wrote:
    Been pacing between the compo and the bed for a few hours now.... Posted at 11:34 pm.

    SirScratchalot, goes to be at 9:30 pm and wonders why he can't sleep? STOP Scratching.

    All this scratchin' is making me itch!

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  • SirScratchalot 20 Sep 2005 06:51:36 7,872 posts
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    rhythm wrote:
    SirScratchalot wrote:
    WouldnŽt If I didnt have to get up at 5:30 mick....

    Heh - I get up at quarter to five but don't go to bed until 10:30/11:00

    Well to be honest IŽm on main european time so that is about when I tried to hit the sack in the first place.
    Still, with a consistnt 6 hours per night I barely manage to remain coherent the next day.
  • zErOb_cOOl 20 Sep 2005 09:13:26 3,237 posts
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    Drink. And for something more instant, a joint.
  • pjmaybe 20 Sep 2005 09:15:13 70,676 posts
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    Play Halo 2.

    I guarantee you you'll be asleep in 5 minutes flat.

    Peej
  • UncleLou Moderator 20 Sep 2005 09:21:44 35,507 posts
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    Like sam has said already, I find that going to bed and then reading till my eyes close automatically almost always does the trick. Getting up again, drinking something, turning on the TV/PC however, does not. :)
  • Tiger_Walts 20 Sep 2005 09:27:03 16,587 posts
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    Have a shower so that you stop itching you filthy hippy.

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  • Salaman 20 Sep 2005 09:34:49 18,959 posts
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    Funlly enough, smoking pot befor ebed has me lying there very lucidly, my mind unstoppable.
    One brainwave after another.

    My gf on the other hand barely lasts 10 minutes after she smokes. zzzzzzzzzz
  • Dougs 20 Sep 2005 09:36:09 67,190 posts
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    Yup, reading always works for me. No matter how tired I am, I have to read something. Even just a page or two. Its no good otherwise.
  • Madder-Max 20 Sep 2005 09:41:11 11,641 posts
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    Wank...

    Smoking pot is a mental illusion. Yes you sleeep, but not properly and your body doesn't properly relax and recharge cos its bizzee dealing with the THC's IMO and IME (in my experience)

    Alcohol is the same. Instead of recharging yer body is bizzee with the alcohol....

    The best way is to get used to life without drugs (alcohol, THC's, sleeeping pills etc...) and finding yer own equilibrium. Tjis may take a while though but its worth it in the end.. IME...

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  • Teeth 20 Sep 2005 09:50:40 7,987 posts
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    So how'd you sleep Sir?
  • Madder-Max 20 Sep 2005 12:16:27 11,641 posts
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    Teeth wrote:
    So how'd you sleep Sir?

    6 hours a night during the week seems to be what I naturally need & 10 hours on Friday & 10 hours on a saturday night...

    Pot free and mostly alcohol free nowadays...

    Have some fucked up dreams though as if they are in HD colour as well...which can get freaky when you see someone being killed etc...

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  • Dougs 20 Sep 2005 12:24:23 67,190 posts
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    Its infuriating, I could sleep for England on week days, but come the weekend I find it impossible to lie in. I wake up after 7-8 hours without fail, even with a belly full of booze.
  • kalel 20 Sep 2005 12:29:43 86,962 posts
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    Glass of brandy, spliff and a wank. Never fails.
  • pjmaybe 20 Sep 2005 12:30:31 70,676 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    Its infuriating, I could sleep for England on week days, but come the weekend I find it impossible to lie in. I wake up after 7-8 hours without fail, even with a belly full of booze.

    Same here, more because of the cuntwad of a neighbour.

    Neighbour the other side of the fat bitch is selling up as well now.

    Peej
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