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Re: Insomnia support groups
« Reply #25 on: 03/12/2005 04:11:11 »
I went to a presentation on insomnia a few weeks ago but it was so boring I fell asleep half way through :D
 

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Re: Insomnia support groups
« Reply #26 on: 03/12/2005 04:44:14 »
Oh HA HA HA !!! :D..Thanks a bunch ! ;)

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Re: Insomnia support groups
« Reply #27 on: 03/12/2005 13:00:39 »
Sorry [V]
 

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Re: Insomnia support groups
« Reply #28 on: 07/12/2005 06:28:24 »
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Originally posted by DoctorBeaver

Sorry [V]



Thats ok :D

*sigh* nearly 6:30am....oh joy !

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Re: Insomnia support groups
« Reply #29 on: 10/01/2006 18:09:01 »
have to stop myself from ****ing shouting at everybody...have to ****ing bite my ****ing tongue.

What ****ing day is it anyway ?...ok...it's Tuesday...been up since Sunday 3am.........**** !!...(sorry.....actually..I'm really sorry for the cursing...the last thing I would ever want to do is cause offence..)

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Re: Insomnia support groups
« Reply #30 on: 11/01/2006 02:33:41 »
Not to worry, Neil, that's my husbands normal form of communication with me 5 days a week.
***Neil, it's time to seek a specialists help!  I just read on another thread that you've been this way since you were 4 years old***
Have someone help you find a Sleep Disorders Specialist! Do this sooner rather than later!  Growl at me now--you will thank me later!
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Re: Insomnia support groups
« Reply #31 on: 11/01/2006 02:59:10 »
Thanks Joanne...you're very kind.

I have through out the years been seen by a variety of specialists..I've done a few sleep studies at various sleep disorders clinics.. have been hooked up to a bunch of wires...had various therapies from psycotherapy to Congitive Behavioural Therapy...tried many diets and changes of way of life...and of course sleeping pills !...ahhh...Nitrazepam !...my dear old friend !!...I only take some when I really need it....haven't had any for weeks now and unless I absolutely require forced sleep I rarely take it at all...I have grown accustomed to this way of life. I don't for that to mean that I have got used to it so much that it has become a habit..no no...I mean I have accepted that this is the way it is for me...I really have no choice...been doing it for 36 years !!...I can't actually imagine going to bed at 11pm , then sleeping till 6 or 7.....what a bizarre concept !!

However...It just so happens that I am indeed scheduled for another sleep study in a couple of months time...oh joy !!...Thanks again Joanne....

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Re: Insomnia support groups
« Reply #32 on: 11/01/2006 04:17:51 »
Hi Neil - I am curious.  When you finally do get to sleep, is it more of a fall or a crash?  Do you sleep for hours or days?  And do you get sick of answering insomnia questions?  24 hours is probably the longest I've stayed awake, and it feels like I'll never catch up on the sleep I've missed. I also am very grouchy when I do get up.  Grouchy is my word, B----h is more likely the word my family would use.

Carolyn
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Re: Insomnia support groups
« Reply #33 on: 11/01/2006 17:03:25 »
Hi Carolyn,

Thanks for asking

I don't personally get sick talking ' insomnia '  I see it as therapy!..Though others may get sick of me mentioning it !!.To answer your question though, when i finally get to sleep it's very very very rarely longer than a couple of hours,,,even after a long period of being awake...if i'm lucky. I will fall asleep again for another couple of hours.

It's debateable as to whether one needs extra sleep relative to the length of time you have been awake...i think it used to be generally considered that despite the amount of wake time , one would always just need your usual amount of sleep to recover. I think it's right down the middle !...i have seen people sleep for a few extra hours in which it seems that the body is recuperating….others…like myself, just sleep the same old tiny amount,. It’s worth noting that having too much sleep can make you feel really awful too.

Personally, I’m a very light sleeper. and even after prolonged periods of being awake..i can be woken very easily.

This last period was a particularly long period for me (53 hours !!)..I recall noticing the time at 6am this morning then the next thing I knew it was 7am…then it was 9.

I hope you manage to find your pattern again Carolyn.


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Re: Insomnia support groups
« Reply #34 on: 12/01/2006 23:21:12 »
Neil,
my husband who has “missing mate insomnia” brought this up....(when I don’t go to bed at the same time he does), here’s what he suggested.  

This is non-sexual-sorry.

It’s best to have your hunny bunny available for this the first time.  
1) Laying in bed, with her head under your "wing", and on your chest, in a 1 sided embrace...
2) Corral all your focus, concentration and attention to this....your eyes closed.
3) Picture your hunny’s hair.  By individual hair folicle....
   The texture, is it fine, medium, coarse?  Soft? Softer?  Brittle, in curlers? (egad!)
   The color is it the same color as the rest, lighter or darker?
   Then count it as 1
   The next strand
      texture
      color
      count as 2
      repeat....(my hubby gets to about 25)
Your mind will not have a challenge keeping count because you are using all your mental forces for this very important query....Right?

keep going, you will either bore your mind into giving up and letting you sleep
Or
you will have a good appreciation for your hunny’s hair.
Or
Both

Hunny should feel free to move away soon after you slip into Dreamyland....ZZZZZzzzzzzz!

Good Luck
Joanne
 

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Re: Insomnia support groups
« Reply #35 on: 13/01/2006 00:06:16 »
Thanks Joanne,

Gosh !!..I just have to try and get to grips with the concept of going to bed the same time as wifey !

It's seems like it's based on the premise of the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy I had where I literally was supposed to bore myself so much that my brain would close down and sleep...but this sounds far nicer and pleasanter a task.

I will most certainly give it a try and will report back...THANK YOU.

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Re: Insomnia support groups
« Reply #36 on: 13/01/2006 03:44:10 »
Hi Joanne - I'm going to try that when hubby gets back in town.  He's off on ANOTHER hunting trip.  That sounds very similiar to what I do to get rid of hickups, only I use eyes instead of hair.

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Re: Insomnia support groups
« Reply #37 on: 13/01/2006 04:13:47 »
Hi Ya...4.10am here.....erhmm!!..it didn't work !..I'll try again when I go to bed...again...wifey will be asleep but I'll grab here head anyway !(lol)....sorry !!

I was just too awake...I'll give it another go later...Good Luck Carolyn !

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Re: Insomnia support groups
« Reply #38 on: 13/01/2006 08:19:23 »
Yes, definitly give it a several nights tryout....it can't hurt.  Plus your body gets "relax time" as well as it makes you do "nothing else" for a short while anyway.  I can't say that I have used it, but hubby swears to it.
lots of luck to both of you!
Joanne
 

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Re: Insomnia support groups
« Reply #39 on: 13/01/2006 23:34:03 »
I was doing a search for something else, ran across this and thought of you!
http://www.enzymeessentials.com/search/answers/question_50.html

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Re: Insomnia support groups
« Reply #40 on: 14/01/2006 05:04:40 »
Thanks for the link Jo (Can I call you Jo ?)...not too sure if it will assist me...but it's certainly worth investigating. Many Thanks and hugs !


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Re: Insomnia support groups
« Reply #41 on: 14/01/2006 07:06:03 »
Oh, please don't call me Jo.  (Multiple bad memories including an ex-husband who decided I was his "clown" so instead of JoJo & Bozo the Clowns -it was just Jo)

I want only smiley, happy memories to associate with this forum. :)

Well, investigation might prove fruitful?
Hugs back at ya
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Re: Insomnia support groups
« Reply #42 on: 14/01/2006 07:10:00 »
:D:D:D Hi Happy Joanne !!:D:D:D...well...it's 7:10am here ...guess what ?...I'm still up !!

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Re: Insomnia support groups
« Reply #43 on: 14/01/2006 07:17:06 »
It's 11:15pm here in the Great Northwest, as it's sometimes known as (westcoast USA)

So what did you try for sleeping and how long did you try it (insert nosey nose here...)
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« Reply #44 on: 14/01/2006 07:26:39 »
quote:
Originally posted by Desert_Rose

It's 11:15pm here in the Great Northwest, as it's sometimes known as (westcoast USA)

So what did you try for sleeping and how long did you try it (insert nosey nose here...)
Joanne



Well Mam, I tried the hunny bunny head thing again !..and then I listened to some relaxing music...then I went out for a ten mile run...climbed a mountain and wrestled a Bear ! :D:D

Uh oh !!..I'm so tired , silly humour mode has kicked in !! ;)


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Re: Insomnia support groups
« Reply #45 on: 14/01/2006 07:34:16 »
Hey, works for me!
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« Reply #46 on: 14/01/2006 07:48:13 »
..I did try the head thing...honest !!....I'm not going to give up..

Ok...I'm really going to bed now..I know I will sleep...I'm shattered.

night night Joanne...thanks for your support tonight...hugs !



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Re: Insomnia support groups
« Reply #47 on: 14/01/2006 07:55:30 »
Ok!....Ok!
I believe you. heh heh heh
 

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Re: Insomnia support groups
« Reply #48 on: 18/01/2006 20:41:36 »
I'm sorry.
I didn't mean to scare anyone away.
I seem to be doing that though...
I'll go away now (bad girl, bad girl, sit...stay)
 

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Re: Insomnia support groups
« Reply #49 on: 27/05/2006 20:45:43 »
Hello,

I'm neil. Totally lost my mind due to non sleeping.

This is a nice site...think I'll stay a while.

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