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« Reply #1100 on: 30/09/2008 01:42:48 »
A report out today suggests that a meal of lettuce and turkey a few hours before bed can help you sleep.

Personally I find a few pints or a whiff of the barmaid's apron does the trick for me.

You'll suffer from Brewer's Insomnia if you do that. You will be out like a light at bedtime but the B6 will kick in and you'll be wide awake at 4am.
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« Reply #1101 on: 30/09/2008 17:06:22 »
A report out today suggests that a meal of lettuce and turkey a few hours before bed can help you sleep.

Personally I find a few pints or a whiff of the barmaid's apron does the trick for me.

You'll suffer from Brewer's Insomnia if you do that. You will be out like a light at bedtime but the B6 will kick in and you'll be wide awake at 4am.

No, no, no. You don't understand, it's not the booze or the sampling of the aroma of the barmaid's apron that puts me to sleep, it's the wack on the bonce with a frying pan, or whatever comes to hand, from the wife when she finds out!!!
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« Reply #1102 on: 01/10/2008 06:47:30 »
Hope all is well and all us insomniacs get some much needed sleep!

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« Reply #1103 on: 01/10/2008 13:10:04 »
*from the desk of Sheepy*

Sheepy would like ewe all to know that the Guardian people are coming round his gaff tomorrow to take photos for the article he will be in.

Sheepy will be autographing crude black and white copies of his photos outside the all night kebab shop , 36 Station Road, Putney between 3am to 5am**. Photos will only cost 100 each and will be presented in a frame made from air and in a bag**...






** Sheepy will not be there. Please feel behind the drain pipe that smells like wee-wee and puke for your photo and leave your money with Stavros in the kebab shop**
** Bag not included !

** Entry to the kebab shop costs 30
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« Reply #1104 on: 01/10/2008 14:33:16 »
Wow, bargin at twice the price and I can get a greasy kebab into the bargin.

Form a que behind me please, I'm first.
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« Reply #1105 on: 01/10/2008 17:13:45 »
2nd.. LOL....  Oh Sheepy...you said you would be there signing autographs on your photo.. Now you say you won't be there..!!!! Well I never!!!! LOL...Lol.

Do you have Sheepy doubles for these special events??? LOL....

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« Reply #1106 on: 02/10/2008 18:27:29 »
Yes his name is Al Pacca!
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« Reply #1107 on: 06/10/2008 02:41:20 »
Wow, bargin at twice the price and I can get a greasy kebab into the bargin.

Form a que behind me please, I'm first.

Do ewe want chilli sauce with that ?**




** Chilli sauce costs 20 a dollop (comes with a free enema DIY Kit !)
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« Reply #1108 on: 06/10/2008 02:48:08 »
2nd.. LOL....  Oh Sheepy...you said you would be there signing autographs on your photo.. Now you say you won't be there..!!!! Well I never!!!! LOL...Lol.

Do you have Sheepy doubles for these special events??? LOL....

From the Desk Of Sheepy

Sheepy can't enter into personal correspondence until he completes the ' Diva ' fit he is having. He insists that all red M & M's be painted with a rendering of Botticellis' Birth of Venus !...and until that has happened he will remain in a tiff !

For your guidance though, the fact that he said he will be there should suffice that particular locale with enuff sheepy joy that it'll become the Lourdes of London !..please feel free to annually...nay, weekly pilgrimage there !
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« Reply #1109 on: 06/10/2008 02:49:32 »
Yes his name is Al Pacca!

But I do all my own stunts !
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« Reply #1110 on: 06/10/2008 21:53:58 »
I have just managed to paint the girth of p***s on an M&M. I started off painting Venus but you know how confused I am.

When will you be in the Guardian so I can buy it. Please keep us up-to-date.

I would not advertise the guardian as JimBob will ban you. He is going power man and laughing in a demonic mannor as we speak.
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« Reply #1111 on: 07/10/2008 00:21:51 »
I have just managed to paint the girth of p***s on an M&M. I started off painting Venus but you know how confused I am.

When will you be in the Guardian so I can buy it. Please keep us up-to-date.

I would not advertise the guardian as JimBob will ban you. He is going power man and laughing in a demonic mannor as we speak.


From The Desk Of Sheepy


Sheepy sends his regards and accepts that a penile orientated M&M will do !..though, as a blokey sheep, he may well find it hard to swallow !....gulp !  (yeuch....someone has been eating asparagus ? [::)] )

Erhmmm....The edition is due for publication on October 26th..that's a Sunday...He will have to buy it too cos the Guardian won't even send him a copy ! *le figgin sulk*

This means sheepy may have to get up early on a Sunday and actually go buy a paper !...Ah !!..except that he'll be exhibiting at a wedding fayre so the wifey of sheepy wil have to get it instead ! [:)]
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« Reply #1112 on: 07/10/2008 18:42:18 »
I'm going to be on my second honeymoon then. Perhaps mumzie will get it espesially. I'm glad you like the M&M.
I think we should all write letters to the Guardian once you have appeared saying how wonderful you are and how we would like you to be a regular columnist. I bet you would like your own column. I've got one and it is great for putting under the litter tray and for wrapping chips.
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« Reply #1113 on: 08/10/2008 02:01:22 »
Does your child have trouble sleeping? We are clinical interns at the UC Berkeley Psychology Clinic and are providing therapy for teens (12-17) who are experiencing sleep difficulties. Sliding scale fee applies. If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area and are interested, please call the clinic at 510-642-2055.

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« Reply #1114 on: 08/10/2008 11:05:57 »
I'm going to be on my second honeymoon then. Perhaps mumzie will get it espesially. I'm glad you like the M&M.
I think we should all write letters to the Guardian once you have appeared saying how wonderful you are and how we would like you to be a regular columnist. I bet you would like your own column. I've got one and it is great for putting under the litter tray and for wrapping chips.


Thank Ewe Mam, yes, I would love my own column and every morning I'm proud to notice my own... [;)]......though, I love the idea of a regular column in the Guardian...Gosh, I might even earn a penny or two !...always wanted to find a way to capitalize on my insomnia !
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« Reply #1115 on: 09/10/2008 11:36:19 »
Well No sleep tonight.. 3:35 am wide awake!

Will Somebody sing me a song and rub my head and back!!!... LOL

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« Reply #1116 on: 09/10/2008 17:55:49 »
Karen we must be like ships in the night. I can usually fall asleep but I wake up about 3:35am and don't get back to sleep again. I do a trot to the loo but I still don't drop off again. Annoying hey!
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« Reply #1117 on: 20/10/2008 09:40:20 »
Ugh!  I hate this!  4:38 and still cannot sleep.  No sleep last night and only a few hours the night before. 

My head feels like its going to explode! [:-'(]
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« Reply #1118 on: 24/10/2008 08:16:08 »
Ho hum....3:15am [V]
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« Reply #1119 on: 24/10/2008 10:30:44 »
Ugh!  I hate this!  4:38 and still cannot sleep.  No sleep last night and only a few hours the night before. 

My head feels like its going to explode! [:-'(]

I hate that feeling!

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« Reply #1120 on: 24/10/2008 10:31:50 »
Ho hum....3:15am [V]

Sorry you are not sleeping again... Sending you nice sleep wishes to sooth you to sleep!

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« Reply #1121 on: 24/10/2008 22:52:52 »
Thanks Karen.
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« Reply #1122 on: 24/10/2008 23:01:45 »
anytime.. Did you get some sleep?

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« Reply #1123 on: 24/10/2008 23:05:21 »
I drifted off sometime around 5:30 this morning....then I had to be up at 6:30 to get Nic up and out for school and I couldn't go back to sleep.  I'm starting to drag now.
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« Reply #1124 on: 24/10/2008 23:08:24 »
OOOOOOH Thats not good I hope you make it.. are you trying to stay awake for sleep later tonight? I hope you get some.. It is awful to get all punchy and certainly be careful... if not don't drive at all.. I know that exploding head thing it feels terrible!

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« Reply #1125 on: 24/10/2008 23:12:37 »
I was on the road all day long.  I was driving to meet a friend in another town a few hours away and there was a wreck on the interstate and I was stuck for over 3 hours there!  I missed my friend.

I'm trying to stay awake for a while longer.  I have to drop Nic off at the football game and then pick him up, so I'm still up for awhile.  Fortunately the school is only 2 miles away so I won't have to drive far.
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« Reply #1126 on: 24/10/2008 23:21:01 »
Well be careful. Sorry bout the wreck and I hope everyone was OK.

Get some sleep when you can and feel better soon.

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« Reply #1127 on: 26/10/2008 09:10:34 »
5 am!!!

I HATE THIS!
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« Reply #1128 on: 28/10/2008 22:59:54 »
If anyone is interested, tommorrow at 9:30am (UK time) I'm due to be interviewed live on air by this bloke on his radio show http://newstalk.ie/newstalk/programmes/32/tom-dunne.html

I think you can listen online !..I won't be able to as I will be finding a way to stay awake !!
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« Reply #1129 on: 28/10/2008 23:43:17 »
Cool Neily Will this be in a couple hours or for us here California..will be 1:30 am our time but you guys already fell back an hour so that will actually be12:30 am our time as we don't go back until next Saturday!

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« Reply #1130 on: 29/10/2008 09:10:28 »
Cool Neily Will this be in a couple hours or for us here California..will be 1:30 am our time but you guys already fell back an hour so that will actually be12:30 am our time as we don't go back until next Saturday!

Kareny Mam,

I don't know...it's now just after 9am here, so are you guys really 9 hours behind ?....Man , I'm shattered, been awake since Monday morning so that'll make it nice and sincere !
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« Reply #1131 on: 29/10/2008 09:52:00 »
well, that was fun !
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« Reply #1132 on: 29/10/2008 10:00:33 »
well, that was fun !

Neily.. they dopped the feed right when he asked about your past relationships....... I am so mad... they better offer it up on a podcast thing... cause they dropped the feed...or at least the server went down...in the middle...
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« Reply #1133 on: 29/10/2008 10:15:19 »
hey you sounded great.. right up till the Sudden link went down... I can get on the phone but no computer yet!!! maybe they will replay itor we can hear it again online....

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« Reply #1134 on: 02/11/2008 20:47:05 »
Did you see Neil with his big radiator in the Guardian Magazine. He has not boasted about it but it is a very good article about Insomnia. I only had it for two years when I was a teenager and it nearly killed me so Neil is a hero to live with it for 37 years.
Neil love, I'm sure you've tried everything but what about Budhist meditation? I know now why I had Insomnia. Mine was three reasons coming together at once. It is such a complex thing that usually has no one reason. It still may go Neil. I know you are resigned to it but don't give up on one day being cured.
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« Reply #1135 on: 02/11/2008 20:55:05 »
hey you sounded great.. right up till the Sudden link went down... I can get on the phone but no computer yet!!! maybe they will replay itor we can hear it again online....

Thanks Karen.. glass what you heard sounded Ok...I only caught 5 seconds of it myself....when I placed the phone down I suddenly remembered the time delay, so I quickly turned the volume up on the pc to hear myself say ' goodbye ' to myself !..lol
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« Reply #1136 on: 02/11/2008 20:58:24 »
Did you see Neil with his big radiator in the Guardian Magazine. He has not boasted about it but it is a very good article about Insomnia. I only had it for two years when I was a teenager and it nearly killed me so Neil is a hero to live with it for 37 years.
Neil love, I'm sure you've tried everything but what about Budhist meditation? I know now why I had Insomnia. Mine was three reasons coming together at once. It is such a complex thing that usually has no one reason. It still may go Neil. I know you are resigned to it but don't give up on one day being cured.

Thanks Shaz !...It really means a lot to know you liked the article !.I have to say, they got a few things wrong !..it's not wifey who snores it's me..and thus I wake her and she then wakes me..and that's when I get ever so slightly pissed off !

Buddhist meditation eh ?..nope never tried it...have tried mediation per se, and yoga...but, I am willing to try anything...I suspect a book beckons and then perchance a class or two.

Next Article will be in BEST magazine  by the way !
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« Reply #1137 on: 02/11/2008 21:00:12 »
Perhaps I should try abseiling my radiator !...could be quite a trip !..enough to make me tired !  [;)]
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« Reply #1138 on: 02/11/2008 21:34:27 »
I happened to be up at 5:30 and was able to catch the radio interview.  You did a great job...especially enjoyed the swinging comment at the end. [;D]

The article in the Guardian was also very good and informative.  Sharon is right...you are a hero to be able to cope with it.  I nearly go mad when I have my bouts of insomnia.  Still hoping that one day you will be cured.
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« Reply #1139 on: 02/11/2008 23:26:49 »
What radio interview. I've been in Bermuda, riding Segways etc so missed that one.
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« Reply #1140 on: 02/11/2008 23:27:28 »
Found it!
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« Reply #1141 on: 02/11/2008 23:37:04 »
Found it!

I'd rather be riding seqways in Bermuda too !..You most certainly had a lot more fun !
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« Reply #1142 on: 06/11/2008 05:17:03 »
hey you sounded great.. right up till the Sudden link went down... I can get on the phone but no computer yet!!! maybe they will replay it or we can hear it again online....

Thanks Karen.. glass what you heard sounded Ok...I only caught 5 seconds of it myself....when I placed the phone down I suddenly remembered the time delay, so I quickly turned the volume up on the pc to hear myself say ' goodbye ' to myself !..lol

it was clear enough nice sound.. then my server dropped the load!!! Sorry I did not get to hear the rest.. but I am quite sure you did beautifully....! I really hope someone is able to help you soon.. good luck to you..

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« Reply #1143 on: 06/11/2008 05:45:25 »
Cool Neily Will this be in a couple hours or for us here California..will be 1:30 am our time but you guys already fell back an hour so that will actually be12:30 am our time as we don't go back until next Saturday!

Kareny Mam,

I don't know...it's now just after 9am here, so are you guys really 9 hours behind ?....Man , I'm shattered, been awake since Monday morning so that'll make it nice and sincere !

Yes on that day we were 9 hours behind.. but we just now turned our clocks back last Saturday night so now we are back at 8 hours behind you! In California here anyway!

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« Reply #1144 on: 08/11/2008 18:45:14 »
Slept really well last night (mainly due to alcohol) but my husbands friend who actually likes getting up early phoned us at 7.30am. It is Saturday morning for god sake, what is wrong with him? My husband, sleeping off jetlag was really impressed. I think I will phone him at 1.30am and say "Oh were you asleep, I'm always up at this time. I thought everyone shared my sleep patterns."
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« Reply #1145 on: 08/11/2008 20:06:20 »
Sorry you were woken so early from a good sleep! I hope tonight gives you another good night!

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« Reply #1146 on: 09/11/2008 20:08:49 »
The Observer Magazine is advertising a box that shines a moving blue light onto your ceiling and claims it is a cure for insomnia. Does it work? It is at www.nightwave.co.uk I think. I'm not suggesting anyone buys it. I'm not spamming and I don't own shares in it honest!!!!!!
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« Reply #1147 on: 11/11/2008 21:45:19 »
Hello fellow insomniacs. I am a 40 year old male and have had sleep maintenance insomnia for approx 12 years now. It is much better than it used to be, I used to be on sleeping pills in order to get back to sleep but finally I got off the meds. Now I usually get back to sleep after waking, but not always that well, I often feel quite poorly when I don't get enough sleep.

Neilep, I just read your story in the Guardian, I am sorry to hear how bad you have had it. I'm glad to hear you have managed family and work life around it.

I am wondering, has anyone tried that idea suggested at the beginning of this thread concerning sleeping with the body tilted? It sounds interesting, but has it worked for anyone?

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« Reply #1148 on: 12/11/2008 09:17:41 »
Ughhhh!!!  I'm in South Florida this week for a class.  It's 4:15 am and I cannot sleep again!  I havent' had more than a 3 or 4 hours in a night since I got here last Friday!  It's making it very difficult to concentrate and stay awake in class! D*#^@!!
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« Reply #1149 on: 25/11/2008 12:20:52 »
My chest is hurting like crazy...and I can,t sleep!
Just don't feel tired!  hungry though oh well be breakfast time soon.....

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