Insomnia

Insomnia

Spiking Glue Spiking Glue
You know, I'm not sure if it's time zones, or what, but I'm starting to suspect I'm the only one who can't sleep until 4am around here!

I've had 'insomnia' since I was a child. I remember being very very young, and not being able to sleep until 4am. Let me tell you, it got me into all sorts of trouble.

I've had jobs that were just graveyard (11pm to 7am), and jobs that were 'late' (2pm to 10pm), and middday.... and none of them have worked very well, for me. I fancied the 2pm to 10pm schedule, though, because to me, that felt like late morning.

I've taken to drink to sleep, and sex toys to sleep..... and various combinations of both, and excercise.... I don't like pills, though. Pills give a worse hangover than sleep, for me.

Bleh. I have nearly 3 more hours until I sleep. I suppose I'll file paperwork and study up for my next review....
10/22/2008
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Quote:
Originally posted by Spiking Glue
You know, I'm not sure if it's time zones, or what, but I'm starting to suspect I'm the only one who can't sleep until 4am around here!

I've had 'insomnia' since I was a child. I remember being very very young, ...
I'm the same way. Without a schedule keeping me in check, my natural cycle is about 5am-noon or 1pm. I prefer a second shift job too, but those are hard to find, sadly...
I recently started taking melatonin, which didn't help when I was younger but is helping now without much next day hangover.
10/22/2008
Backseat Boohoo Backseat Boohoo
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Originally posted by Cock Wrangler
I'm the same way. Without a schedule keeping me in check, my natural cycle is about 5am-noon or 1pm. I prefer a second shift job too, but those are hard to find, sadly...
I recently started taking melatonin, which didn't help when I was ...
I sort of have the same problem, except mine links back to a couple of illnesses. I'm lucky enough that a couple of sleeping pills and a glass of milk can conk me out for 12 hours, which makes up for a lot of the sleep I've lost. =)
10/22/2008
Beautiful Dreamer Beautiful Dreamer
You know I have a sleeping problem as well. My wacky school/work schedule really doesn't help either. Nurses work 7-7. I'm screwed either way once I get a job as a RN when I get my license in February.

My problem is once I am asleep, it's a bitch to wake me up. Not sleeping is usually either. I can sleep forever on the weekends. I know how terribly unhealthy it is, but I've been like this since I was a child.
10/22/2008
Backseat Boohoo Backseat Boohoo
Quote:
Originally posted by Beautiful Dreamer
You know I have a sleeping problem as well. My wacky school/work schedule really doesn't help either. Nurses work 7-7. I'm screwed either way once I get a job as a RN when I get my license in February.

My problem is once I am asleep, ...
Seriously! It takes me forever to fall asleep, and it has to be dead quiet, very dark, etcetera...but once I'm out, I am OUT.
10/22/2008
Betty Rocket Betty Rocket
I have a SEVERE problem with insomnia.

I currently take Ambien CR, and have taken Lunesta.

Lunesta does not give me any problems in the mornings, but has a bit of an aftertaste about twenty minutes after you take it.

Try and do things that make sleeping something to look forward to as opposed to a being something to be anxious over. Buy a nice blanket and pillows and get into a nightly routine. Hot bath, tea, etc

Good luck, I truly feel your pain......
10/22/2008
Dame Demi Dame Demi
I'm just the opposite--I go to bed at 7 or 8 and wake up at 3 am. Actually, I wake up at 3 am or so no matter what time I go to bed. So I do sympathize. When people ask me how I write so many reviews, my answer is generally "I don't get much sleep." Right now, it's that I'm on vacation and staying with my parents, not an ideal situation for thorough sex-toy testing! But yeah, I know what you mean.
10/24/2008
Miss Jane Miss Jane
Quote:
Originally posted by Spiking Glue
You know, I'm not sure if it's time zones, or what, but I'm starting to suspect I'm the only one who can't sleep until 4am around here!

I've had 'insomnia' since I was a child. I remember being very very young, ...
I know how that is..
10/31/2008
Spiking Glue Spiking Glue
You know, I am not sure I want to stop being like this. I do much of my est writing during the later hours.. it just feels like my most productive time. At the same time, it's kind of a shame that I'd be so freaking awake while virtually nothing is going on. -_-;

I admit, I do somewhat embrace my nocturnal lifestyle.

Tonight, I'm a little flustered and bored. I have no libido, 2 toys to study up for and review, and alcohol is just making me tipsy. So, I'm just being goofy and awake. :| If it weren't snowing and windy, I'd go for a jog, or a longass walk
11/08/2008
Snappy Snappy
Light therapy might help. I naturally stay up past two and wake up at noon. When I use light therapy early in the morning I am able to stay awake in the morning and get to sleep earlier in the evening.
11/08/2008
Spiking Glue Spiking Glue
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Originally posted by Snappy
Light therapy might help. I naturally stay up past two and wake up at noon. When I use light therapy early in the morning I am able to stay awake in the morning and get to sleep earlier in the evening.
It helps a lot of people, but sadly doesn't help me much. I do 20m of light box at midday and I have a dawn&dusk simulator. While it makes waking up and going to bed quite pleasent, it's really only allowed me to go to bed at 2am instead of 4am.

Although, the extra 2 hours is really really nice.
11/08/2008
Snappy Snappy
I'm sorry to hear that. It's hard to live on a nocturnal schedule when most of the world is awake during the day. The sunrises are gorgeous, though, and I get the news first.
11/08/2008
Nashville Nashville
I have BIG issues sleeping. When I had the flu I was finally able to sleep because they gave me tylenol with codein, I actually became addicted to it as I used it often b/c it helped me to sleep.

Now, I have rituals. My body knows when to shut down. I read EVERY night and I close the book at a specific time, then I go pee, etc and though there are nights when it takes me longer to doze off I always manage to. They say not to stimulate yourself too much before you go to sleep but reading always sorts of lulls me. Plus I love Anne Rice and her novels are fricken addicting, so hard to put down!
11/09/2008
kitti kitti
i also don't sleep at night and i suffer because i hate the way i live.. and i want to change my lifestyle, but it is a big problem for me to correct the activity for my biorhythm... (sorry for my english)
11/16/2010
dv8 dv8
Does anyone else mess around on EF because of insomnia? It's one of my habits.
07/20/2011
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