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« on: 13/10/2003 09:19:49 »
Please, is there any remedy for this sleep disorder? I want nothing more than to get my 8 hours in and go to bed at a decent time. I'm always looking at the clock and its way past my bed time. I do get sleepy, but it's too late to go to sleep. Once I am asleep, I'm GONE. I often have several early appointments that I have to keep, so to avoid sleeping through them, I just stay up. I'm not liking this at all. Does anyone have any suggestions? Any herbal supplements, exercises, techniques you could share?

Sleepy Ron :(
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Re: Insomnia
« Reply #1 on: 13/10/2003 22:03:28 »
Ron,

Valerian - one hour before your desired bedtime.  Even if you don't feel sleepy, lay down.  You can experiment to find the dosage that works for you.  You'll be delighted to hear that it also relieves menstrual cramps.:D  Calcium and B complex at night help too.  

I'd be willing to bet that you don't keep the same hours from one day to the next.  Our bodies need a regular routine, especially when it comes to sleep patterns, so working on that can help.

There are subliminal tapes/CDs you can get to encourage sleep too.  

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Re: Insomnia
« Reply #2 on: 14/10/2003 00:04:02 »
I don't have to be asleep to put out nonsensical gibberish. Haven't you noticed? :)

You're absolutely right about my schedule. As a contractor, I find myself pulled in all directions at all times. I would love a routine, but can't seem to find one. I'll try the velarian. Do I get it at the pharmacy or the health place?
 

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Re: Insomnia
« Reply #3 on: 15/10/2003 03:16:09 »
Health food stores, but you could call the pharmacy and see if they carry it if it's more convenient than an hfs.  

Marijuana works even better than valerian but I don't want you to get in arrested, so I'd stick with the valerian[8D].
 

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Re: Insomnia
« Reply #4 on: 15/10/2003 04:44:21 »
I used to smoke up before bed every night. I never slept better. The only problem was I liked to stay that way. I couldn't find an alarm that would wake me. I'm in "the program" now, so I'm all about herbal supplements. I'm going to get groceries tomorrow, so I'll look for some velarian.
Does it take awhile to get into your system and work like St. Johns Wort? Or, is it a per use thing like laxatives? I'm afraid if I go to a HFS with lots of questions, I'll walk out with a duffel full of bottles and a few hundred dollars light.
 

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Re: Insomnia
« Reply #5 on: 16/10/2003 00:04:03 »
A few hundred would hardly get you a duffel full[:0], but it might line the bottom.

Valerian works per use, so if you take the dose recommended on the bottle an hour before bed time you should pop right off to sleep.
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Re: Insomnia
« Reply #6 on: 16/10/2003 00:34:54 »
I usually find that 5 vallium and a large gin are quite effective at seeing off those troublesome 'stay-awake all night' occasions.

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Re: Insomnia
« Reply #7 on: 16/10/2003 04:43:26 »
Oh, not me. I used to take a few valium and drink a few drinks and, for some reason, I'd be amped. It had an opposite affect on me. That might have something to do with why I'm in "the program" now. Damn, I could go for a cold one! And a valium and a fat joint. Hey! Does valerian give you a buzz?
 

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Re: Insomnia
« Reply #8 on: 16/10/2003 15:18:36 »
No,but I have it on good authority that St. John's Wort makes you fart.

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Re: Insomnia
« Reply #9 on: 16/10/2003 15:45:47 »
[:0] LOL :D <howling with laughter> :) <rolling on the floor> [:o)]...how depressing!  St. John's Wort also makes your eyes sensitive to light, so I've read that wearing UV protection shades is a good idea (unless you live in Britain, where you don't have to worry about getting too much sunlight;)).

Sorry Ron, no buzz but you'll be bright eyed and bushy tailed after a good night's sleep.  Exercising during the day helps you sleep, and sex at bedtime should help you drift off:D.
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Re: Insomnia
« Reply #10 on: 16/10/2003 16:35:04 »
I like that last idea the best. Unfortunately, I'll have to get velarian:(.
 

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Re: Insomnia
« Reply #11 on: 16/10/2003 16:44:29 »
Sorry Ron, I have to correct your spelling....valerian.  If you get someone not familiar with it they may not find it if they do a computer search with the wrong spelling.
 

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Re: Insomnia
« Reply #12 on: 16/10/2003 17:10:54 »
Maybe there will be a cutie at the HFS and I can also incorporate the latter solution too. I can spell sex. :)
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Re: Insomnia
« Reply #13 on: 17/10/2003 20:53:39 »
Yeah, you might get viagra instead of valerian and then you'd be up all night.

Chris

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Re: Insomnia
« Reply #14 on: 18/10/2003 01:10:45 »
The health food version is Vigora or something like that.
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Re: Insomnia
« Reply #15 on: 18/10/2003 02:38:13 »
My dad had a free sample of Viagra and he found out my brother was taking them to "party". I find this odd as he doesn't have a girlfriend. Hmmmm.

Vigora. Might be fun.
 

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Re: Insomnia
« Reply #16 on: 18/10/2003 10:02:58 »
"Up all night"?  Good one, Chris.

Viagra is quite the street drug here.  Goes for about $10 a pill, and the young boys like it -- so they can be up all night.
 

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Re: Insomnia
« Reply #17 on: 18/10/2003 11:04:41 »
Ronnie's normally pretty quite but my 'up all night' seemed to go up over his head...oops, that's not sounding too good either !

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Re: Insomnia
« Reply #18 on: 18/10/2003 19:00:16 »
Must be lack of sleep -- he's not on top of things.
 

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Re: Insomnia
« Reply #19 on: 18/10/2003 19:48:31 »
Sorry, I see I've typoed - I meant quick not 'quite' !

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Re: Insomnia
« Reply #20 on: 19/10/2003 03:39:18 »
Bad typing Chris, what's up with that?
 

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Re: Insomnia
« Reply #21 on: 20/10/2003 01:35:30 »
well it's not much help if you can't understand what I was trying to say ?!

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Re: Insomnia
« Reply #22 on: 20/10/2003 04:43:59 »
Hehehe. I did miss that. I've had my boys for the last five days and it's been constant running. I've been getting very little sleep and absolutely no rest. Hell, I'm so tired, I can't even come up with any d!ck jokes to retort.
Cheers,
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Re: Insomnia
« Reply #23 on: 20/10/2003 11:15:07 »
So where can i get some of this St John's Wort... Imagine the hours of fun FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAART!

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Re: Insomnia
« Reply #24 on: 20/10/2003 15:42:06 »
*mutters* bloody penis-obsessed men ...

The best thing to do I've found is to do a lot of physical excercise in the afternoon, perhaps go for a long walk (half an hour at least) then sit down for a while then get a nice book and lie in bed with it and a mug of hot chocolate or milk and relax and keep thinking to yourself how comfortable and relaxed you are even if you're not, just keep repeating it to yourself. Don't read an exciting book, something nice and boring (like a mills and boon for instance) then turn out the lights, spend no more than 30 seconds finding a comfortable position then lie there and keep repeating to yourself how warm and snuggly you feel, and you will fall asleep pretty soon.

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