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Re: Insomnia
« Reply #50 on: 01/11/2003 00:32:16 »
It's body language.  If you won't slow down, your body gets you sick enough to make you get to bed so you have to get your rest.  People who get adequate sleep live longer. so there must be some truth to it.  Last time I got a cold, I was off work and took the luxury of staying in bed the whole day.  That's something I've never done before, but I can tell you I felt at least 90% better the next day, and the course of the cold was only about three days as opposed to a week.  There's a lot to be said for adequate rest to recuperate from illness.

Oh yes, and the thought of the gorgeous woman might get you to bed -- but then keep you awake. And you can't pretend it's an ugly woman, cause then you won't want to go to bed.  Don't know what the answer is -- only that my insomnia comes in cycles.  Then too, since I left the boyfriend, I sleep much better.  Thought I was in another insomnia cycle and turns out I was in an aggravation cycle.  Point being, aggravation can keep you awake.

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« Reply #51 on: 04/11/2003 12:40:06 »
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Originally posted by chris

I think that one blew straight over Quantum's head.

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« Reply #52 on: 05/11/2003 11:20:05 »
I'm really glad that hubby doesn't read this forum (actually he doesn't yet know how to turn on the computer) because you've sure blown my cover. Hang on a minute......isn't there something called orgasmic headache....and isn't it dangerous??? Hehe
 

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« Reply #53 on: 05/11/2003 20:48:11 »
orgasmic headache?????  That sounds awful!  That must really take a GOOD one to get started!  [:0]


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Re: Insomnia
« Reply #54 on: 26/03/2004 14:22:16 »
you should talk to a doctor they make pills for that stuff, but also try not to eat anything 30 min before you go to sleep and stretch out this will let your body relax more:)

i have been here longer yet you seem to be more advanced...
 

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« Reply #55 on: 26/03/2004 14:39:08 »
Theres actually a theory in the excercize physiology world that says its bad to stretch right before you go to bed.  when you stretch it causes your muscles to dump their toxins (which is why stretching is ordinarily very good for you).  But you need to stay up and somewhat active, and drink plenty of fluids to let your body flush these toxins out, or else they will just sit somewhere in you body.  Most likeley just your kidneys but you'd still rather have them out.

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« Reply #56 on: 26/03/2004 14:42:35 »
hmmm...well that totally threw out my idea

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« Reply #57 on: 26/03/2004 20:17:03 »
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No,but I have it on good authority that St. John's Wort makes you fart.

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Re: Insomnia
« Reply #58 on: 10/11/2004 18:49:53 »
Sunlight or not you have to worry about UV rays.[8D]
 

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« Reply #59 on: 11/11/2004 09:57:01 »
Natures way?  Turkey and a beer.

OTC way.. Nyquil.. stuff knocks me out even if I'm not sick.  

I usually only need 4 hours of sleep a night but I can on;y do that for about 3 days before my mind clouds so my BEST sleep aid.

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Re: Insomnia
« Reply #60 on: 21/03/2005 02:43:31 »
hi everyone,
this is the first time iv been here, or any other insomnia forum, but i could use some good advice from some fellow creatures of the night.
its 145am, iv been up since 230am yesterday morning nearly 24hrs, the last bit of sleep i had was 5 measly hours, and before that i was up for 30+ hours. and yet i still cant sleep, im not really even tired dispite the fact i took some sleeping pills (amatryptaline) about 2hrs ago, iv been to bed a couple times tonight, i just could not silence my thoughts, so i got up, make a pot of tea, and build a joint that will hopefully knock me out.
iv had insomnia since i was a young kid (im 23 now), i never slept well. but its getting worse and worse, i used to need sleep after about 24hrs, but over the last couple of years, iv been staying up unable to sleep for longer and longer, the longest iv ever gone without sleep is 45 hours, that was about a month ago.
iv tried all sorts of treatments over the years (pills/restrictive diets/exercise) and more, nothing seems to work.
its also totally screwed up my work life, iv been unemployed for 3 months or something now, i cant hold down a job when im going days without sleep. im a pc techie by trade, i could be earning an half decent salary but my damned insomnia keeps screwing it up.
i last went to go see my doctor about it around 4 month ago, she was totally and utterly unsimpathetic, she gave me four sleeping pills and told me to return in two weeks, i never bothered going back. sorry about the long rant people, im just pi**ed off with the fact im still awake,
does anybody know of any sleep speacialist or sleep clinic or anything like that in the UK, i really need to get this sorted out.

 

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« Reply #61 on: 21/03/2005 08:55:13 »
Hi Col888....welcome ..........At the ROYAL BROMPTON (london)they have a sleeping study clinic, also at GUYS and ST THOMAS HOSPITAL (London)they have a sleeping disorders clinic too....go to your GP and see if you can get a referal.....it didn't help me but it might help you.....good luck....there's always the Clinical Psychologist route too to help you retrain your body to get to sleep.....*sigh*....hope it all works out.....For your info, I've been a long sufferer too, since I was 6...(that's 34 friggin years !!!!) usually sleep a 2-3 hours a night and then go without sleep at all a couple of nights a week.......let us all know how you get on eh ?

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« Reply #62 on: 21/03/2005 15:54:59 »
Hi Col888,
Welcome to the forum, Sorry to hear that you are having such a struggle with sleep. Now and then I have had insomnia also. One time I went two weeks without sleep and started hallucinating (without drugs [:p]). It took me a month taking benedryl to get back into a regular pattern of sleep. A couple of things that have helped me are 5-HTP and taking melatonin. There are so many things that can cause insomnia and I am wondering if anyone has been able to pinpoint the reason for the insomnia you struggle with? I am aware of some of the things that have caused mine and try to work with my body to alleviate them. I hope this helps, Cathy

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« Reply #63 on: 21/03/2005 16:56:00 »
Unfortunately melatonin is only available on prescription here in the UK......I went on a course for three months....did nothing but that of course does not mean it won't help Col888....,......again, you'll have to get it prescribed if you want to try it.

For me, Nitrazepam is the only thing that works (so far)....but the lastthing  you want to do is to take sleepy tabs regularly.

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Re: Insomnia
« Reply #64 on: 21/03/2005 18:04:11 »
thanx for replying people, i got to sleep at about 4am, iv just woken up (its 6pm, another day down the drain)
the clinic and hospital in london sound exactly what im looking for, im going to see if i can find some more info on them later tonight (im off out with the family for a bit first)
but maybe il speak to some of u later,,
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« Reply #65 on: 21/03/2005 19:57:15 »
well I'll be up till at least 5am tomorrow, though, I doubt I'll be here...(as much as I love this site, we're just engaged not married !!).........I'll be playing hunt the ZZZZZ's in front of the TV !!

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« Reply #66 on: 23/03/2005 22:49:39 »
I'm guessing all you non sleepers don't drink alcohol. A bottle of red wine with/after dinner will not only improve your health (ever heard of the French paradigm), you'll sleep like a kitten. If that doesn't help, a quarter of whiskey will. I'm sure as drugs go, these are better for you than Nitrazepam etal.
You don't need a prescription or a doctor, either.
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« Reply #67 on: 24/03/2005 08:44:41 »
If I could find a red wine that I could like (remember , I'm a tea totaller)..one that doesn't give me chronic indigestion and actually tastes nice...then I would red wine away , as far as the whiskey/scotch/bourbon  and other spirits are concerned...oh my word !!..how disgusting are they ?...YUK !!.in fact, I think the whole world hates these drinks but nobody has the guts to say so !!

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« Reply #68 on: 24/03/2005 14:00:41 »
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If I could find a red wine that I could like (remember , I'm a tea totaller)..one that doesn't give me chronic indigestion and actually tastes nice...then I would red wine away , as far as the whiskey/scotch/bourbon  and other spirits are concerned...oh my word !!..how disgusting are they ?...YUK !!.in fact, I think the whole world hates these drinks but nobody has the guts to say so !!

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I'll admit when I don't like a drink.  I don't like tequila.  But damn do I love the burn of a nice shot of Wild Turkey followed by a cold beer.  It'll put hair on yer chest and make sure you sleep well that night.  

Seriously though, I can't recommend drinking alcohol regularly to fall asleep.  Dependency issues aside, going to sleep drunk causes restless sleep which really isn't much better than not sleeping at all.  Might I suggest trying a nice 5-HTP supplement instead?  Its a direct precoursor to seratonin.  If seratonin levels are low you can have difficulty falling asleep.  5-HTP can help if that's the reason.  



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« Reply #69 on: 07/04/2005 12:18:41 »
C'mon Ylide. If it's got letters and numbers after it instead of % ALC/VOL it won't really help you sleep. Dependency issues aside, I've never had a restless sleep after a few beers and a bottle of red wine. What is 5-HTP, anyway? Like most things that our bodies need that are "natural", they must be processed from an organic source. Where do they come from, and why not suggest eating that instead. Supplements are both expensive and completely unnecessary if you eat/drink/inhale (and I like the last one) all the stuff you need without it chemically enhanced or processed.
 

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« Reply #70 on: 14/04/2005 04:11:19 »
Roberth, at risk of sounding like a pessimist, good luck finding and paying for food that was grown from non GM seeds in fertile soil without the use of artificial fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides.

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« Reply #71 on: 14/04/2005 07:40:26 »
Donnah, I'm not really after organically grown foods. I'm happy to eat the meat and veges sold at the supermarket. It was more a statement on where the supplements came from. Maybe I shouldn't make posts after work, during beer o'clock.
 

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