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« Reply #225 on: 15/01/2007 05:00:45 »
i am with karen, ditto
 

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« Reply #226 on: 15/01/2007 16:24:00 »
Well, I slept two hours last night read for 2hours and tossed for several to no avail. Two was All I was meant to have.. BOO HOO!  I guess I will try later.. That's usually a big fat flop too, especially these days. I used to greatly enjoy naps and had no trouble taking them. I used to just close my eyes and boom back to sleep at noon. Gone are those days for sure!! Oh well! I did love a good nap!!! Sometimes when I am very sick I can nap, I wonder why then and not when I am well??
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« Reply #227 on: 16/01/2007 05:09:28 »
Awww, I hate sleepless nights....I had about 3 hrs last night...2am until 5am...tried to sleep but phone kept ringing...hmmm, that is a good question...maybe your body is telling you, you must sleep to recouperate correctly...
 

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« Reply #228 on: 16/01/2007 05:19:15 »
Probably so. Hope you get more tonight!
 

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« Reply #229 on: 16/01/2007 05:21:00 »
You too....I want you to have rest too...something money can't buy is our rest!
 

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« Reply #230 on: 16/01/2007 06:25:58 »
Boy you can say that again.. My sleep has gotten progressively worse, but strangely enough my blood pressure has dropped off from a previous 220 over 110 something like that to 118 over 80.. so I guess I am doing really good. stress is just exasperating the sleep!
 

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« Reply #231 on: 16/01/2007 06:37:07 »
wow...that is great!  Boy, that is quotable!  stress is exasperating as sleep...hmmmm
 

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« Reply #232 on: 16/01/2007 07:17:59 »
 I meant the sleeplessness. LOL
 

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« Reply #233 on: 16/01/2007 21:55:39 »
Ohhhh, that is even better
 

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« Reply #234 on: 17/01/2007 03:41:30 »
Yeah it didn't make sense the other way!
 

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« Reply #235 on: 17/01/2007 16:48:37 »
Well, I slept pretty good last night and feel much better today. I had 4 hours and feel much better. I hope everyone slept well!
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« Reply #236 on: 28/01/2007 15:45:50 »
 Here it is 7:43 Am and no sleep again... well. I guess I will make a run at the day and sleep tonight I hope!!Good morning to us and goodafternoon to you al in the UK and other areas..!
 

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« Reply #237 on: 28/01/2007 16:06:11 »
So sorry you're still awake Karen...hope you find some rest soon.

Karen ...over the years.....what time do you go to bed ?..what is your routine for night time ?




I am due to be interviewed for a psychology magazine soon..regarding my insomnia........perhaps when it done I will ask permission to re-print it here...
 

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« Reply #238 on: 28/01/2007 16:17:19 »
Well as a five year old through about 7th grade, I did not get to sleep until about 2 am, although me mom put us to bed at 7:30 then 8:00pm until about 8th grade.. I used to lie awake listening to Johnny carson untill 1:00 or 1:30 am then I would listen to the old clock bang away the time at around 2 and sometimes later. Usually once I went to sleep I would be up by 6:30 am for school. weekends were different I could sleep until 12:00 or 1:00 pm no problem.. Up until 15 or so years ago, i was off and on.. hit and miss. The last at least ten its been more miss then hit. I usually just keep going.. can't sleep so why keep trying.. I have restless leg syndrome which sometimes antagonises it and makes it worse..

Around two or 3:00 on a good night. these days..not today..

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« Reply #239 on: 28/01/2007 16:51:12 »
I can relate to the restless leg syndrome....LOL...most times
 it's restless body syndrome too !!..I must  travel a  few miles a night !!
 

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« Reply #240 on: 28/01/2007 17:01:37 »
Yep, it makes me one antsy gal.. I feel as if I am having dts or something, what you might think and alcoholic would experience. feels like creepy crawlies all up and down my legs. like the blood is racing around in my lower limbs... oooooh! Just makes me shiver

Me too, I can't stay layed down when this occurs. thinking about it.. I am grateful it doesn't happen evry night...
 

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« Reply #241 on: 29/01/2007 03:17:52 »
Well now it's 707 and still no sign of

             Mr. Sandman...

Mr. Sandman, bring me a dream (bung, bung, bung, bung)
Make him the cutest that I've ever seen (bung, bung, bung, bung)
Give him two lips like roses and clover (bung, bung, bung, bung)
Then tell him that his lonesome nights are over.
Sandman, I'm so alone
Don't have nobody to call my own
Please turn on your magic beam
Mr. Sandman, bring me a dream.

"bung, bung, bung, bung"

Mr. Sandman, bring me a dream
Make him the cutest that I've ever seen
Give him the word that I'm not a rover
Then tell him that his lonesome nights are over.
Sandman, I'm so alone
Don't have nobody to call my own
Please turn on your magic beam
Mr. Sandman, bring me a dream.

"bung, bung, bung, bung"

Mr. Sandman (male voice: "Yesss?") bring us a dream
Give him a pair of eyes with a "come-hither" gleam
Give him a lonely heart like Pagliacci
And lots of wavy hair like Liberace
Mr Sandman, someone to hold (someone to hold)
Would be so peachy before we're too old
So please turn on your magic beam
Mr Sandman, bring us, please, please, please
Mr Sandman, bring us a dream.

"bung, bung, bung, bung"


 

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« Reply #242 on: 29/01/2007 03:18:39 »
OH MY GAWWWWD I LOVE THAT OLD SONG>>>> LOL
 

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« Reply #243 on: 29/01/2007 13:28:31 »
i posted some info on Insomnia that you might find intresting Karen on the Activity4life forum. link
 

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« Reply #244 on: 29/01/2007 16:36:00 »
Thanks Hadrian.. I will definitely read it too! Thank you!!

Well after 45 hrs awake I finaly was able to get almost 4hrs down and asleep....I am so tired..Why doesn't someone just knock me up side the head..get it over with...
 

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« Reply #245 on: 30/01/2007 01:27:26 »
Awww, poor thing...
 

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« Reply #246 on: 30/01/2007 03:21:41 »
 No worries was just a bit grumpy this morning too tired I feel fine now, but not tired again..
 

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« Reply #247 on: 30/01/2007 04:05:24 »
Take it easy...you have to with your health...I forgot to mention it in the diary...Hope you are better?
 

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« Reply #248 on: 30/01/2007 04:20:51 »
 I am, Just need some way to find some peace and sleep...I know the peace part will come sooner or later, but was hoping it would come while I was still enjoying the breathing part! LOL LOL
 

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« Reply #249 on: 30/01/2007 04:34:27 »
Have you tried Melantonin?(sp)
 

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