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  1. dolfette

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    you have it?
    you know a cure?
    tell me about your sleep issues.

    i want you to post so that i can then post a bigarse whine and not feel guilty.
     
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    I sleep perfectly every night, then awake happy and full of energy.

    Is that what you were looking for??:tongue:
     
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    I don't sleep very much, nor is it particularly easy for me to fall asleep. I guess it's ok because I'm a bit of a nightfly by preference anyway.
     
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    i think i hate you :mad:

    :bigarse whine:

    i walk at least 2 hours/day
    i don't drink caffine
    i don't eat junk
    i have a warm bath, drink a relaxing herbal tea, go to bed at midnight...then 3-4am, every frickin' morning! bad dreams wake me up and there's no getting back to sleep.

    i'm starting to get a little homicidal over this!
     
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    i have obstructive sleep apnea. i stop breathing every few minutes, wake up, go back to sleep, stop breathing, wake up, ad nauseum. i'm not conscious of this most of the time, though particularly bad episodes i will wake up gasping for air. it's really unpleasant.

    the upshot of this is that i don't ever get truly restful sleep. i walk around like a zombie all the time. i fall asleep at random times during the day and wake up at random times during the night. a lot of times i'll go to bed at 3am and get up at 6:30 with my son.

    my sleep is all sorts of fucked up and it's the main reason i feel like shit most of the time. in good news, i have had a few sleep studies done and a CPAP machine seems to help a lot. the bad news is that they are very expensive and my insurance company is full of useless douchebags.

    so for the time being, i'm permanently sleep deprived.
     
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    There's your problem. Just don't go to bed until 4:01am.
     
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    What are the dreams about if you don't mind sharing?
     
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    I was just being a goofball, dolfie. I've also done the tests at sleep clinics 3 times, tried a CPAP machine, and tried some sort of mouthguard to help me breath, but the stuff is too intrusive to sleep with so I ditched it, and I don't get any rest either. I exercise a bunch, but it doesn't do shit for getting sleep. Chronic stress from owning/operating a business in a high tech industry also keeps me fidgeting at night.

    My wife claims that I sound like I'm dying every night, although she's not complaining. What's up with that??:confused:

    There, are you happier now dolfette? I'm miserable just like you are.
     
  9. dolfette

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    it's not important.
     
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    yes :biggrin1:

    misery loves company!
     
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    Hmmm, if they're waking you up every morning, it seems important. Address the issues in your dreams and maybe you'll get some sleep? Just a thought.
     
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    i had counseling.
    it's better than it was.
     
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    What if you set an alarm to wake you up just before/during the dreams? I wonder if it'd be easier to get back to sleep from that than from being woken up by bad dreams.
     
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    I have to lay in bed for about an hour or two before I fall asleep, hmmph could be all the coffee... I'm a very light sleeper, I'll wake up if someone is walking anywhere in the house or if I hear other little noises. Naps or sleeping during the day is out of the question no matter how tired I am, I just can't do it.
     
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    once i'm awake i'm awake.
    whatever wakes me up.

    and if it's really bad the cat wakes me up.
    but which is worse...a nightmare...or waking up with a cat licking your eye?
     
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    I think the worst would be having nightmares about cats licking your eyes!
     
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    :rofl: That cracked me up!

    I have been an insomniac since I was a child, and even if I am exhausted I find it difficult to turn off the thoughts (or voices! :tongue: ) in my head. I have been known to go several days without sleeping, and sleeping pills make me feel groggy, which I hate so I don't use them. I had an amazing childhood with no trauma, so I believe it is something chemical or physical, or that I never quite taught myself how to go to sleep. I do feel like I will miss something or I could be doing something else besides sleeping.

    I am in a career with crazy hours that is often chaotic and high stress so it adds to the equation, but the trade-off is worth the lack of sleep. When I do sleep, I find that 6 hours is the amount that makes me feel best. Any more and I have that slow, groggy feeling, as if I went into another cycle of the sleep pattern and then interrupted it.
     
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    i agree about the pills.
    i've got two kids asleep in the house. i don't want to be a zombie if they need me.
    and they do leave you feeling half asleep the next day.
     
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    Oh, I can't imagine lack of sleep and having children. Pretty amazing. I get exhausted just watching how hard parents work!
     
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    my kids are perfect though. they don't count as work :biggrin1:

    but it's something that puts me off taking any pills.
     
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