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Socks
Socks

Arf! Can I have a biscut?
Location: North America, Mid West
Member Since: 28th Nov 2004
Total posts: 288
Posted:A quick search turned up nothing...



at 8 AM some offshore telemarketer called me, waking me up begging for money. It's now 9:47. And I haven't slept more than 45 minutes at a stretch since Sunday.



So, umm, anyone got a good cure for insomnia that doesn't involve booze, drugs, or puns on ones "dogs" being tired?



Socks



Edit add : 9:53 AM, and ANOTHER telemarketer called. Answered the phone "You have 20 seconds to improve my mood." They didn't even talk to me, they hung up. Cranky puppies have no humor on the phone....

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hefalump
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Member Since: 15th Mar 2005
Total posts: 9
Posted:White noise.

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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:Make some herbal tea and throw in some milk.

And sometimes I...never mind. wink


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Xtremely Flameable
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Location: Cairns, Queensland
Member Since: 23rd Apr 2003
Total posts: 95
Posted:When one comes around tell me cool
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onewheeldave
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Location: sheffield
Member Since: 28th Aug 2002
Total posts: 3252
Posted:Just lay in bed and reflect on the fact that doing so is almost as restful as actually being asleep. Don't get frustrated by being unable to nod off.

For actually getting to sleep, it can be useful to encourage any mental processes that are dream-like i.e. follow any wierd little fantasy things that pop into your head with the bit of your mind that fits with them, whilst leaving the intellectual bits of the mind behind.


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UCOF
UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:" Don't get frustrated by being unable to nod off."

ditto

Vicious circles spring to mind.
not in the spinning beaming poi blindfolded sence either.

I have experience in this subject: I watched a program on it once.


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Birgit
Birgit

had her carpal tunnel surgery already thanks v much
Location: Edinburgh
Member Since: 27th Jan 2005
Total posts: 4145
Posted:a very hot bath with candles and nice scents, then almost straight to bed (also referred to as "Birgit's induced-collapse-method"). But before going to bed, unplug the phone, unless you expect a pregnant girlfriend or something comparatively important to call wink Definitely fresh air in the bedroom, too... heatings make me wake up.

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Dressed in Black
Dressed in Black

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Location: portsmouth and sometimes oxfor...
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Total posts: 191
Posted:SOCKS- about the telesales thing, sadly i have the misfortune to work in telesales part time due to being a poor student! i know it really annoys ppl, in fact it really annoyed me until i was the one calling!! but now i cant help but think about the poor soul on the end of the phone who gets abused daily cos theyre tryin to earn some wonga!! was gonna suggest a reefa for curing your insomnia smile

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linden rathen
linden rathen

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: London, UK
Member Since: 2nd Mar 2005
Total posts: 6942
Posted:try staying up on coffee all day be as active as possible untill you cant actually stand then make sure you have a free day the next day and just sleep until you can literally sleep no more ensure another active day then but go to bed at a reasonable hour then hopefully you'lll reset your sleeping pattern a bit

failing that count sheep - lie very still and imaginge the sheep and count them - dont imaginge to hard but get teh mental picture


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Flame Swirl
Flame Swirl

Weilder of the P.E.T.S.O.C.K.
Location: Adelaide
Member Since: 17th Feb 2005
Total posts: 247
Posted:I have had a very similar problem although mine is also not resting when I do sleep, and waking up exhausted. Most of the time I have had very lucid dreams about people I know in what seem to be normal everyday life...
What my mother taught me to do as I am going to sleep is to visualise yourself being anchored to the ground. Visualise a line running from the front of your sternum and through your body, stright through the bed and to the ground. This works extreamly well for me and I have had the most restfull sleep in many years.
A further development on this, which I find to be much stronger, is to use the image of a tree rather than a line or rope. I visualise myself within the tree and the roots going far down into the ground and therefore 'anchoring' my mind while my body rests.

Not sure if this will help for you but it is certainly worth a try. smile
Best of luck. -G


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Location: Edinburgh
Member Since: 10th Mar 2005
Total posts: 199
Posted:I drink a wee bit of milk with Whisky in it, but then that's what my dad used to do when I was a baby...

IMPORTANT: Any views or opinions are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of a sane person.

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shen shui
shen shui

no excuses. no apologies.
Location: aotearoa
Member Since: 4th Jan 2005
Total posts: 1799
Posted:acupuncture clears insomnia up no end, socks..
i've had good results treating insomnia with acu.


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Medusa
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Posted:I agree with the acupuncture thing.

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flash fire
flash fire

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Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 25th Jan 2001
Total posts: 2758
Posted:orgasm

HoP Posting Guidelines
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Is it Fair to all concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
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If you can answer YES to these 4 questions then you may post a reply.

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Medusa
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Posted:Agree withthat one too Flash ubbangel

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Glåss
Glåss

The Ministry of Manipulation
Location: Bristol
Member Since: 8th Nov 2001
Total posts: 2523
Posted:UUUgh. its 2:57 am. I've just got out of bed cos I feel wide awake.

Would someone come up with an answer real fast smile

I like flashy's suggestion. biggrin
But my misses is not around tonight frown

night night
A


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flash fire
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Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
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Posted:*cough*

You don't need a missus.

Besides, when it's purely functional, it doesn't need to be mind-blowing. Just needs to release the relevant hormones and relax the mind.

Not that I'd know.


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shen shui
shen shui

no excuses. no apologies.
Location: aotearoa
Member Since: 4th Jan 2005
Total posts: 1799
Posted:i do.
works a charm.
woo!
<sighs>
yay for bodily functions and yay for instincts.


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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

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Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:Written by: Glss

I like flashy's suggestion. biggrin
But my misses is not around tonight frown




I can help! ubbangel ubbidea


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ImmortalAngel
Scientist!
Location: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Member Since: 19th Jan 2004
Total posts: 578
Posted:Written by: Dressed in Black

SOCKS- about the telesales thing, sadly i have the misfortune to work in telesales part time due to being a poor student! i know it really annoys ppl, in fact it really annoyed me until i was the one calling!! but now i cant help but think about the poor soul on the end of the phone who gets abused daily cos theyre tryin to earn some wonga!! was gonna suggest a reefa for curing your insomnia smile



Gotta agree with that idea. Everytime I smoke weed I can sleep like a baby that night.


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Medusa
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Posted:Although I agree that smoking weed makes people sleepy ummm...socks did say that he didn't want to resort to booze or drugs.

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ImmortalAngel
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Location: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Member Since: 19th Jan 2004
Total posts: 578
Posted:He also didn't want anything about his dog's being tired? Or am I the only one who took that the wrong way again?

I was just saying what works for me.

If you really get into it, tea would be a drug as well -.- as well as alot of what's been suggested, as they all release different chemicals in your body, which is what drugs do.

In either case, meditation is a good one...


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Medusa
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Posted:I think I should just shut my mouth on these boards everytime I say something it is taken the wrong way.

I myself sometimes do that sort of thing to help me sleep so I don't have a problem with it but I figured seeing as it was stated that he didn't want booze or drugs that we might be able to discuss other options like some of the ones already brought up.

Forget it....I am tired and everything I say is always taken the wrong way.


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ImmortalAngel
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Total posts: 578
Posted:Medusa, there will always be someone who takes things the wrong way, it's always gonna happen. Plus it's 2am and I'm sleepy to, so it's understandable. I know what're you're talking about though. I'm still trying to give proper ideas like the ones he's looking for, but when I quoted that I hadn't though of any, needed time to roll it around in my mind.


Oh, another good idea might be working out or something of the sort? Do a bit of a run or some fresh air?


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Socks
Socks

Arf! Can I have a biscut?
Location: North America, Mid West
Member Since: 28th Nov 2004
Total posts: 288
Posted:Well, it's now 1:30 AM or so, and I'm still up.

I'm thinking of collapsing tho, seeing if that'll work.

Lemme see, tried most of the stuff menitoned, I'm hoping that pure exhaustion will do the trick.


I'm weird. Just work through that and we'll all be fine.

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shen shui
shen shui

no excuses. no apologies.
Location: aotearoa
Member Since: 4th Jan 2005
Total posts: 1799
Posted:you tried acupuncture?
wow.
yay.
i've heard about acupuncture for dogs, but this is the first time one has talked about it...
so tell me...
how did it go?


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Gnor
Gnor

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Location: Perth
Member Since: 31st Mar 2003
Total posts: 5814
Posted:With our family routine is important. Same time bed, same routine, same bed time music.
As adults we dont always tend to do that though.

An hour on HOP in middle of night is often enugh to help me change mind pattern and go back to sleep.


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Glåss
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The Ministry of Manipulation
Location: Bristol
Member Since: 8th Nov 2001
Total posts: 2523
Posted:Lightning. ubblol
Oh you cheaky boy!!

*Hugs* grouphug

And flashfiresmade me smile this morning


Awww. medusa keep going, its all fine. smile

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MEERCAT

A Meerkat that eats chicken
Location: Cambridge UK
Member Since: 27th May 2002
Total posts: 194
Posted:
I get bad sleeping problems as well they only usualy last bout 2 weeks max but try anti histamines the ones that make you sleepy (not the non drowsy) works a treat.


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linden rathen

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: London, UK
Member Since: 2nd Mar 2005
Total posts: 6942
Posted:Written by: ImmortalAngel

If you really get into it, tea would be a drug as well -.- as well as alot of what's been suggested, as they all release different chemicals in your body, which is what drugs do.
In either case, meditation is a good one...



technically anything is a drug - all a drug is is something (normally a chemical) that changes how your body works :P
so in its broadest view even food is a drug (hell chocolate is a drug in a much narrower view as it releases endorphins)

go with exhaustion works best every time :P


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Doc Lightning

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Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:Written by: Glss

Lightning. ubblol
Oh you cheaky boy!!




What? ubbangel I'm just trying to be helpful. wink ubblol


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