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« Reply #950 on: 11/02/2008 16:51:42 »
CRAP!!!!  I'm starting to lose my sense of humor over my lack of sleep!

Sorry I know how irratating that is.. I hope you were finally able to get some sleep!

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« Reply #951 on: 25/02/2008 16:17:47 »
well no sleep last night... and wide awake this morning.... A million thoughts filling my head...*^*%%%*^*^(&((^*^&%*^&(*((*^*^!!!!!

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« Reply #952 on: 18/03/2008 11:44:25 »
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Ah Guys
Back again - well the reflexology was bliss and I benefitted from it a little in the sense that I did get a few hours sssssleep for a couple of weeks, but now back to square one and trying to keep off the sleep meds.

How come the less sleep I get the more wired up I feel?  When I was sleeping a bit, I woke feeling exhausted, but now I am back to not sleeping again, I feel fine.  Trying not to panic in the small wee hours, but when partner is snoring lightly beside me and I know I have to drive to work in a few hours, the old ticker starts to quicken a bit.

Neilip, how did the study thing go - any nearer to finding out why YOU don't sleep??

The other thing I was wondering, if it's not too personal - how many of you non-sleepers are overweight?  I am and I have been reading a lot about insomnia causing weight gain.  Interestingly I managed to lose a stone while I was sleeping, but now I am not sleeping again, I've plateaued and I've still got two stones to go.

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« Reply #953 on: 18/03/2008 14:43:13 »
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Ah Guys
Back again - well the reflexology was bliss and I benefitted from it a little in the sense that I did get a few hours sssssleep for a couple of weeks, but now back to square one and trying to keep off the sleep meds.

How come the less sleep I get the more wired up I feel?  When I was sleeping a bit, I woke feeling exhausted, but now I am back to not sleeping again, I feel fine.  Trying not to panic in the small wee hours, but when partner is snoring lightly beside me and I know I have to drive to work in a few hours, the old ticker starts to quicken a bit.

Neilip, how did the study thing go - any nearer to finding out why YOU don't sleep??

The other thing I was wondering, if it's not too personal - how many of you non-sleepers are overweight?  I am and I have been reading a lot about insomnia causing weight gain.  Interestingly I managed to lose a stone while I was sleeping, but now I am not sleeping again, I've plateaued and I've still got two stones to go.

Happy Easter to all of you - catch up soon.


Hi Misty

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This is the problem with things like acupuncture and reflexology.......if they work.........then they only work in the short term whilst undergoing the treatment.

I am so sorry to hear of your return to the world of ' night '

My study ?....funny you should mention it...I actually emailed them a couple of weeks ago as I had heard nothing.............and............I am still waiting....watch this space !!


Overweight ?....you betcha ?.......though, if this is of any interest....I had been a chronic insomniac for a full twenty years before I put the weight on !.......but that twenty years was the passage of growth from a boy to a bloke !!


If that partner of yours is making your sleep worse then ...do what wifey did toi me.....kick 'em out !!

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« Reply #954 on: 18/03/2008 21:00:10 »
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Ah Guys
Back again - well the reflexology was bliss and I benefitted from it a little in the sense that I did get a few hours sssssleep for a couple of weeks, but now back to square one and trying to keep off the sleep meds.

How come the less sleep I get the more wired up I feel?  When I was sleeping a bit, I woke feeling exhausted, but now I am back to not sleeping again, I feel fine.  Trying not to panic in the small wee hours, but when partner is snoring lightly beside me and I know I have to drive to work in a few hours, the old ticker starts to quicken a bit.

Neilip, how did the study thing go - any nearer to finding out why YOU don't sleep??

The other thing I was wondering, if it's not too personal - how many of you non-sleepers are overweight?  I am and I have been reading a lot about insomnia causing weight gain.  Interestingly I managed to lose a stone while I was sleeping, but now I am not sleeping again, I've plateaued and I've still got two stones to go.

Happy Easter to all of you - catch up soon.

Yep overweight here to. I also have read tons on the effects of no sleep and weight gain.... apparently it does not allow the production of enough seratonin or something  which aid in the bodies ability to regulate weight and burn calories or something like that... Hope you get some sleep soon.

Snoring has never bothered me much.. My husband was a huge snorer... and shook the walls with his..and choking and coughing...

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« Reply #955 on: 19/03/2008 16:00:10 »
Ah Neilip...I do drift off to the spare room occasionally, but frankly, if I can't sleep, I can't sleep and partner's snoring or not snoring makes no odds!

Ah, it is a very cruel thing to be afflicted with!

I think I agree about the reflexology etc, but I will go back to it if only for the two hours perfect bliss of having my own space and someone rubbing my feet................... and it is very relaxing!

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« Reply #956 on: 31/03/2008 05:52:43 »
Hardly any sleep last night and ti's looking like the same tonight! [:(!] [:(!]
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« Reply #957 on: 31/03/2008 07:03:15 »
       sorry you cant sleep. me neither.

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« Reply #958 on: 31/03/2008 10:44:06 »
Wow.. I feel really bad.
Because I doze off within about 5 minutes.. And I don't dream.. Which is great, cos dreaming makes my sleeps more tiring LOL

Aren't you really tired though? Surely you should get to sleep quicker.. Or do you not get tired?
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« Reply #959 on: 31/03/2008 20:00:25 »
Its getting to sleep that is hard.. I get fidgety and sometimes my legs bother me.. sometimes my thoughts(lots of times) Worry etc.. Just don't feel well sometimes sometimes to much pain to sleep. Tons of things mostly some bad memories and odds and end things I can't seem to pinpoint!

I love to dream it makes me feel more rested.

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« Reply #960 on: 31/03/2008 20:16:52 »
Sorry for you!

Dreaming is bad lol. You wake up in the morning.. Think you remember it.. Then forget it within in an hour. [:P]
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« Reply #961 on: 31/03/2008 20:31:36 »
I usually remember more then most.. I tend to write them down more...

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« Reply #962 on: 31/03/2008 20:32:30 »
Sorry for you!

Dreaming is bad lol. You wake up in the morning.. Think you remember it.. Then forget it within in an hour. [:P]
No need for being sorry.. I am fine!!!

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« Reply #963 on: 31/03/2008 20:36:40 »
I usually remember more then most.. I tend to write them down more...

Oh.. I don't really like dreams. Even if they are good!
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« Reply #964 on: 31/03/2008 21:19:22 »
I usually remember more then most.. I tend to write them down more...

Oh.. I don't really like dreams. Even if they are good!

Really????


Some of mine are tres weird! LOL.. Very mixed up and odd! LOL!! But I won't discuss that here! LOL!

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« Reply #965 on: 31/03/2008 21:29:18 »
LOL!!

Dreams just make your morning weird. You're constantly thinking what it was you dreamt!
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« Reply #966 on: 31/03/2008 21:48:50 »
That can happen to if you were lucky enough to have made it into that stage of sleep!

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« Reply #967 on: 31/03/2008 22:02:01 »
LOL.. I normally don't dream though [;D]

It's alot easier that way [;D]
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« Reply #968 on: 31/03/2008 22:02:53 »
What's annoying is...

You pick up lots of money on the floor. You wake up and it's a dream..

What's also annoying is..

Your dad has died or something in your dream, and you wake up to see it was a dream. You're thankful but your annoyed that you went through the pain in your dream.
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« Reply #969 on: 31/03/2008 22:18:27 »
What's annoying is...

You pick up lots of money on the floor. You wake up and it's a dream..

What's also annoying is..

Your dad has died or something in your dream, and you wake up to see it was a dream. You're thankful but your annoyed that you went through the pain in your dream.

Thats true.. I have dreams like that as an adult feelings of loss that weigh very heavy in my mind even though years have passed.. also scary dreams of experiences and traumas that I have had... sometimes you just have a hard time going to sleep because your afraid to see what your dream will bring!

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« Reply #970 on: 31/03/2008 22:36:56 »
LOL.. Naa.. I never have a hard time going to sleep because I'm afraid to see what your dream will bring..

I've always thought your dream was like your dark side.. Or an identical person to you, in a different planet.

How come we dream?
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« Reply #971 on: 31/03/2008 23:18:07 »
LOL LOL.. Well that is interesting way to look at it..... I think it is a relaxing thing but mostly a tool to help us understand ourselves better and untangle fears feelings and questions we have that we don't understand but maybe know the answer to if we concentrate and ponder enough about it before sleep!

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« Reply #972 on: 31/03/2008 23:21:45 »
I don't think there is much point to it though!!
I mean it's not REAL.. Well not in OUR world.

It's just a little buggar [:P]

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« Reply #973 on: 31/03/2008 23:30:30 »
LOL LOL LOL LOLL..hee hee heee.... SO funny... LOL.. Thanks Seany!!! Yes you are,,, stuck on my finger... LOL!

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« Reply #974 on: 01/04/2008 00:18:44 »
LOL!! Yayyyyyyyyy!
I'm stuck on Karen's finger [;D]
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« Reply #975 on: 01/04/2008 00:30:21 »
LOL... LOL.. Like a little worm! LOL!

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« Reply #976 on: 01/04/2008 15:13:18 »
I am there when you sneeze.. I am there when you cough..... [;D]
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« Reply #977 on: 01/04/2008 22:11:17 »
stuck on my finger and can,t shake you off!

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« Reply #978 on: 01/04/2008 22:31:09 »
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« Reply #979 on: 03/04/2008 03:54:42 »
taste like a booger but look like a worm.. I bet you never seen a booger that......

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« Reply #980 on: 03/04/2008 11:11:48 »
taste like a booger
but i look like a worm
and i bet you never seen a
booger that could squirm
I'll be here when you sneeze
I'll be here when you cough
'cuz I'm stuck on your finger
and you can't shake me off..

Be-Cause-I...
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« Reply #981 on: 03/04/2008 19:58:35 »
think that is a cute song!! Lol!!!!! Thanks Seany!!

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« Reply #982 on: 03/04/2008 21:09:06 »
LOL LOL..
It's kind of in my head now!!
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« Reply #983 on: 03/04/2008 21:23:23 »
Yeah mine too!LOL!

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« Reply #984 on: 03/04/2008 21:28:02 »
Gwrr.. Stupid worm!
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« Reply #985 on: 03/04/2008 21:39:23 »
nawww not stupid..Smart!

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« Reply #986 on: 03/04/2008 21:40:40 »
Smart worm [;D]
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« Reply #987 on: 03/04/2008 21:49:57 »
yepperoo. Did you sleep well last night?

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« Reply #988 on: 03/04/2008 22:21:28 »
Sure did!!
I wish I had a lie in.. My mum keeps waking me up at 10:00am!!
Yes, I know it's quite late.. But I need one of those lie-ins!! [;D]
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« Reply #989 on: 03/04/2008 23:15:32 »
Yeah sleeping in is great!  I wish it had done that for me years ago...maybe I wouldn't be so darn tired all the time..! Like now... Me needs to lay down a spell..

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« Reply #990 on: 03/04/2008 23:18:43 »
Have a nap Karen [;)]
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« Reply #991 on: 03/04/2008 23:49:44 »
Yes I will.. Night Seany!

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« Reply #992 on: 04/04/2008 05:22:50 »
C R A P !!!


Too much on my mind to sleep!

Why is it that everytime I have to make a long drive out of town I can't sleep the night before???
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« Reply #993 on: 04/04/2008 08:56:28 »
Maybe the long drive out of town scares ya! [???]
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« Reply #994 on: 04/04/2008 18:03:52 »
If I'm doing a show in a place I've never been before, I can't sleep. It is called worrying about the unknown. I do it all the time but that is because I hate travel of any kind. I'm off to Japan next week and I can't wait to get there but travelling there yuk! I'm not afraid of flying or anything it is just the upheaval. 
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« Reply #995 on: 04/04/2008 20:28:19 »
C R A P !!!


Too much on my mind to sleep!

Why is it that everytime I have to make a long drive out of town I can't sleep the night before???

Ah don't worry.. I hope you all have fun on your vacations!!

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« Reply #996 on: 04/04/2008 21:40:53 »
C R A P !!!


Too much on my mind to sleep!

Why is it that everytime I have to make a long drive out of town I can't sleep the night before???

Ah don't worry.. I hope you all have fun on your vacations!!

Sadly, I'm not on vacation.  I just had to drive into the big city to pick up equipment for hubby.  I'm back home now.
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« Reply #997 on: 04/04/2008 21:42:30 »
If I'm doing a show in a place I've never been before, I can't sleep. It is called worrying about the unknown. I do it all the time but that is because I hate travel of any kind. I'm off to Japan next week and I can't wait to get there but travelling there yuk! I'm not afraid of flying or anything it is just the upheaval. 
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« Reply #998 on: 04/04/2008 23:38:20 »
He should go out and teach English as a foreign language for a year. Go to a company where you just teach adults. I did that when I was 21. It is a really safe country and a great place to learn some life skills after your degree is over and before you go out and do something boring like normal work.
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« Reply #999 on: 06/04/2008 13:31:01 »
How come some mornings I am very tired.. And some mornings I am not??

Even though I got the same hours sleep?
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