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Recently i've been suffering it alot. Since yesterday i've had a grand total of one hour sleep. I was working before that hour, i then got up and drove 300 miles while generally been active during my travels. I kinda feel tired, but can't really see myself sleeping when i lie down.

For years i've always had a problem sleeping, i'll lie down and it'll be anything between an hour before i can sleep to two hours, if it exceeds two hours i'll go do something around the house until i feel remotely tired, so quite often i'll be awake at 4-5am still trying to sleep.

Pretty frustrating problem to have. Does anyone else here have this problem?
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I can't sleep if I'm not completely worn out.

There's only 3 cures I know of.

1) Long days of physical labor
2) Tylonol a few hours before I anticipate going to bed
3) Sex

The first two leave me sore or still tired in the morning & I have a tough time getting out of bed the next day.
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1 and 3 all the way. Cut the caffeine too, if you indulge.
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Try to think Craig, what has been bothering you?

If you need psychotherapy, go ahead. In my place, we are not common to visit a psychotherapist. I'd learned that in the US, or UK - it's not uncommon.

After that, I'm sure you'd be better.

My way of dealing with sleepless nights is I grab a book, and I read until I'm really dozing off..
Don't attempt to sleep. Just stay awake and do the stuff you enjoy..

Make a glass of milk and drink it before you sleep. Sometimes, when I'm hungry I can't sleep either.

Last not least, manhood urge. Resolve it.

Hope this helps.
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Apples are better at keeping you awake than caffeine...
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Bogey wrote:
Apples are better at keeping you awake than caffeine...


That is a load of crap. I tried it once, did not work and I was miserable all day.
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grinch2171 wrote:
Bogey wrote:
Apples are better at keeping you awake than caffeine...


That is a load of crap. I tried it once, did not work and I was miserable all day.

:lol:



I read that on some crazy facts site or something...
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Been recently watching the telly before nodding off. TV here is boring! :lol:
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grinch2171 wrote:
Bogey wrote:
Apples are better at keeping you awake than caffeine...


That is a load of crap. I tried it once, did not work and I was miserable all day.


Your probably a caffeine addict though grinch ;)

Myself I tend to be up late everynight and up fairly early everyday. Have been like that for the last 11 years so a hard habit for me to break now.
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I never quite understood this, but i find the best remedy for me to wake up early is to go to bed very late after having alot to drink. Gets a bit expensive though after a while.
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Alkatr0z wrote:
Your probably a caffeine addict though grinch ;)


I drink coffee all day long. Does that count?
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grinch2171 wrote:
I drink coffee all day long. Does that count?

Join the club. It's 3 p.m. here and I'm on cup #5. :morning:
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Whoa, i couldn't drink as much coffee as that. I do drink it and would at best drink no more than 2-3 mugs a day. Recently i'll have maybe one every fortnight at the moment. The weather here has been pretty warm and kinda humid, so i tend to drink softdrinks (or water) more.

Up until last week for about 5 months i'd drink at least one or two cans of Diet Red Bull. It wasn't until i realised my car was full of empty cans and a pain in the butt to clear out and i sort of relied on that alot. Got into this bad habit of grabbing a can before i went to work (as i usually pass a store) and always on the way back. Then during the days off i'd buy maybe one or two. One day i never bought a can and had a splitting headache, i then realised that i'd been relying on Red Bull too much as i knew that's why i was suffering from the headaches.
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lol I have a bad habit at falling asleep at 4AM and waking up at 2PM the next day :shock:

I'm trying to break it before school starts :lol:
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My problem is that once I crack an eye open, I'm up. Even if it's 4:00 AM. My brain goes, "...must...make...coffee...now..."

Heh. :cool:
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digitalMedia wrote:
My problem is that once I crack an eye open, I'm up. Even if it's 4:00 AM. My brain goes, "...must...make...coffee...now..."

Heh. :cool:

heh lol that wouldn't be/isn't good.

I wake up even from a whisper :D not all that great but a thief wouldn't pass me alive... well, either I wouldn't be alive or the thief.
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I think i know why i can't sleep, and it all sort of ties into my Red Bull drinking days.

Maybe i had so much that i've become immune from tiredness? :lol:

Never got wings though :(
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lol I can't stand coffee myself. I used to drink tea but am frankly too impatient to wait for the kettle to boil and once I get back on the computer I'll get working on something and forget all about it for another hour when I'll realise and have to start all over again.
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I had the same thing (couldn't sleep) for a very long time ... about 7 years and then I told my mom the one day and she said: "Oh yes, I have insomnia, you probably got it from me" ... and from there I slept like a baby ... who knows why ... but it's awesome ...

But as SB said, having a few drinks beforehand doesn't hurt ...

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