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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Batesmotel, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. Batesmotel

    Batesmotel

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    3 days, no sleep. I take no responsibility for anything I may post in the near future.:tongueout:
     
  2. jhoagland

    jhoagland That's right! Lifetime Member

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    Don't worry, it is nothing to lose sleep over.
     

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    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    You're getting sleepy, very sleepy.
    Now when I snap my fingers...
     
  5. Batesmotel

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    Just can't sleep. I go through these cycles a few times a year. Usually in late spring or the heat of summer. It has been a warm fall. Maybe that has triggered it. I tend to tackle a bunch of projects at night and eventually burn out and crash. Then I am fine for months. My oldest son is the same way.

    After a couple of nights I get real slap happy. Right now everything is funny. My beagle is on the couch snoring and I couldn't stop laughing.
     
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    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    Same, though this bout has lasted longer than most.
     
  7. Batesmotel

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    Hate that. It messes with the job.

    My son is away doing some training right now. Classes all day and last week he was up all night. Sucks. I need to be up in an hour and 45 minutes to take my youngest son to school so why even try to sleep now. Luckily I have no meetings tomorrow.
     
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    Lone_Wolfe Sandbox Refugee CLM

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    I'm insomniac and stoned on pain meds. Post away! :rofl:
     
  9. sawgrass

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    I'm tired of it.:yawn:
    Need to be on the road by six today woke up at 3:40
    Seems easier to just get up and not feel groggy.
    I hope my all day meeting isn't boring.
     
  10. BicycleDay43

    BicycleDay43 00 Buck dude

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    Winter is kind of a dark time for me in general. It's when my insomnia gets real bad and like you, I also slowly start to go insane. Summer time comes and wipes it all away though so I end up getting some great sleep. :wavey:

    Sent from the bridge of an Imperial Star Destroyer
     
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    BicycleDay43 00 Buck dude

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    @ sawgrass

    I definitely know what its like working 40+ hours without any sleep, brother. Hope you make it through the day. :wavey:

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    Ah, a kindred soul... :wavey:

    I live with chronic-acute pain; it's a fact of life for me. So, I typically sleep no more than 3-hours at a stretch, and just as often, only 90-minutes at a time. :sadangel:

    I meter my medications carefully, as I already have a nasty habit of waking up during surgical procedures... :shocked:

    My library—both video and print—is extensive! When the pain’s bad, I can't hold still to read and retain anything, so I resort to loud movies, for which I wear cordless headphones in the off hours. When it really ramps up, I may stop by the GNG Lounge to smack a Liberal around! :supergrin:

    --Ray
     
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    You might seriously consider photo-therapy. :suntan:

    Also, if your habits in the summer months involve more activities, you might look into a winter sport you can conveniently enjoy! :duel:

    Unless, of course, you're just nuts! :therapy:

    :supergrin:

    --Ray
     
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    BicycleDay43 00 Buck dude

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    Haha, I think I'm just a bit living in an opposite reality, which is my mind. My parents want to pay for me to go to light/sound therapy, but I have yet to lose the pride to accept the offer, like a sane person would do; Even while being broke as a child. :wavey:

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    I was told to do the same thing for SADs )Seasonal Affective Disorder). I researched it and instead of paying for it I do two things in the winter.

    #1 Force myself into as much sun as possible.
    #2 Installed high frequency, full spectrum bulbs in my office, lots of them.

    It did wonders.
     
  16. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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    Where the hell am I?
     
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    I do find that my insomnia bothers me only when I can't sleep...
     
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    BicycleDay43 00 Buck dude

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    Ill have to try it out. What do the bulbs do?

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    I'm going to guess the full spectrum bulbs immitate sunlight better then standard bulbs do
     
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    This. Look up Ott Light. He did some of the original research on light therapy. You don't need to buy his brand but you will get the idea.

    Basically some of us that have ancestry going back to northern climates go into a sort of hibernation in the dead of winter. It can be triggered by the lack of light and even the low angle of the sun. This is how our ancestors handled the long winters stuck inside just waiting it out.

    In our modern world where we can't just sleep all winter this tendency manifests like a mild depression or "winter blues". Getting lots of sunlight (real or artificial) and forcing yourself to be active helps.

    Five years ago on Christmas night I had a bad fall down the stairs. I was confined to bed for four months and the couch for two more. During January February and March I just slept. Essentially hibernated. In a strange way it felt "right". Just as the spring equinox hit I wanted out of bed. I think it was a combination of the angle and intensity of the sunlight.