Calling all the insomniacs

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  1. Hornychick

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    If I get 6 I've taken a magnesium and had a few beers. Might not be the best combo but it helps. I just can't do that during the week days. When I do wake up I feel like I've been at the bar till 3am lol only do that combo on the weekends.
     
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    I have always slept like shit. Last to bed, first up. Alarm would go off at 5, I'd be laying there waiting for it. Tried melatonin, turned me into satin. OTC sleep aids are useless.
    The effect of a lifetime of little sleep is early aging. I was able to walk into about any store or bar and get served at 16. It was awesome then, not so much now lol.
     
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    I actually slept well last night, and without any crazy dreams. I guess it’s hard to shut off my anxiety even while asleep. Although, having dreams where I’m a vampire hunter can be entertaining
     
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    Diagnosed "severe insomniac" here of the 12 hours or less in a 3-day timespan variety.

    It's not that bad anymore, but I still get far less than the medically advised amount of sleep each day.
     
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    That's me. You're not alone.:(
     
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    At least it's been awhile since I was so sleep deprived I was having audiovisual hallucinations.

    For those who are unaware: Those are a very real and very unnerving thing that can happen if you don't get enough sleep! :eek:
     
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    Yes. Sometimes I hear voices and I've also seen monsters. It's very scary, because it's like it's real. Last time I've heard voices, it was so real, I was shaking.

    I've also had hallucinations due to anti malarial medicine. Horrible.
     
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    Well, it's almost 4 am here and I'm still awake. I'm going to try to get some sleep. Luckily tomorrow is my Sunday.

    Good night, SF!
     
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    I've always been a night owl, and spent my late teens/early twenties working night shifts. Periodically, about 2-3x a yr i hit an inexplicable insomnia patch in which I cannot sleep for 24-72hrs straight. Ever since my bio son was born 3yrs ago this upcoming Jan my sleep was disrupted thanks to the every 2 hr feeding schedule he needed as an infant. Now even while being a stay at home Dad, i feel like i have to be the last one asleep usually until 2am and among the 1st to wake up anywhere from 6am-730am.
     
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    Well here I am at 3:50 a.m. so yeah it's gonna be a great day tomorrow........
     
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    @Bardog I hope you don't have to work tomorrow. I feel your pain!
     
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    I’ve always been a light sleeper and suffered with bouts of severe insomnia at various points of my life. It gets the worse the more stress I find myself under.

    At the moment I can lie awake for hours no matter how tired I am, when I do sleep I only usually get a few hours at best of unbroken sleep and then I wake up. I just sit in the dark and think about all the things I have to do at work. It hasn’t happened for a while but I occasionally experience sleep paralysis as well. I don’t know exactly how it works but it’s a terrifying experience feeling like your awake but unable to move your body at all.
     
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    Hi... my name is...
    Yes I struggle with insomnia. Few of my other fellow insomniacs have taken a break.

    Hey @sensless
    Ok, I’ll be back , but it makes get be in the wee hours of the eve.
     
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    Can't remember the last time I've had 6-8 hours of uninterrupted sleep. I've had difficulty sleeping for over 10 yrs. Thankfully I retired at 40 so I don't have to wake up at any certain time. I've tried all the over the counter aides but none of them work all that well and I have crazy dreams when I take them. I generally lay in bed for hours until I fall asleep and then I only sleep in 2-3 hour stretches. Surprisingly I'm never tired, I guess my body is used to it. I've wanted to try a new type of mattress but I wouldn't know which one to chose.
     
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    OTCs have never did anything for me either.
    Tried Ambien before and it worked fine for about 3 days.....then nada.
    I just grab a nap during the day now and do ok.

    And I retired at 48...not as good as your 40, but still damned good banana.gif :laughing:
     
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    I usually get by on 4 or 5 hrs daily anyways. Here late ly been pushing for 3. Busy life. Lol
     
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    I didn't have a problem sleeping till a couple of years ago now I sleep two or three hours a night.
    I think being single for the past six years has something to do with that. I'm working on the single thing so hope it works
     
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    Usually about 1:30 am... maybe 2...
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    Bump....
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