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  • #16
    I take Melatonin every night, unless im drinking, just to keep regular. I have like a 250 pill bottle of low dose. Im not sure it does a whole lot, but it probably does help.

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    • #17
      You get over it by sleeping. Not by taking naps or medication, not by oversleeping for 12 hours. Just a good, solid 8 hours of sleep.

      Watch your diet from now to bedtime. No coffee, soda, energy shots, no heavy or sugary foods. If you need something to stay awake to finish what you're doing, splash cold water or rub ice cubes in your forehead. It's not as effective as an Energy Shot but it will not cause you sleep problems later.

      If you smoke, try to keep it to a minimum and do not have any cigarettes at least2 hours before bedtime. Plan to go to bed 8.5 before you have to wake up the next day. Set your TV on a timer for about 60 minutes at a low but audible volume on some random channel and try to pay attention. When you are tired, your brain will put you to sleep faster if it's actually trying to process something other than just your thoughts.

      That should take care of it in a healthy way and put you right back on track for the weekend.
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      • #18
        You get over it by sleeping. Not by taking naps or medication, not by oversleeping for 12 hours. Just a good, solid 8 hours of sleep.

        Watch your diet from now to bedtime. No coffee, soda, energy shots, no heavy or sugary foods. If you need something to stay awake to finish what you're doing, splash cold water or rub ice cubes in your forehead. It's not as effective as an Energy Shot but it will not cause you sleep problems later.

        If you smoke, try to keep it to a minimum and do not have any cigarettes at least2 hours before bedtime. Plan to go to bed 8.5 before you have to wake up the next day. Set your TV on a timer for about 60 minutes at a low but audible volume on some random channel and try to pay attention. When you are tired, your brain will put you to sleep faster if it's actually trying to process something other than just your thoughts.

        That should take care of it in a healthy way and put you right back on track for the weekend.


        The only thing I want to add, or more importantly emphasize in all this is when you are watching tv, you want to keep it out of your bed as much as possible. If you HAVE to then as GB suggested watch something boring and disinteresting, never watch anything you actually like and will want to stay up to watch, because then your body will put two and two together and see that bed and thing yeah time to watch movies for 3 hours.
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        • #19
          Melatonin gave me the most vivid, horrific, terrible hallucinations/sleepterrors/nightmares of my entire life.

          I will never touch melatonin again for the rest of my life. horrible horrible horrible stuff.

          NEVER again. ever.

          imagine being murdered over and over again for all you've done wrong in your life. Imagine it being surreal, but very vivid. Imagine a true hell on earth.


          That's Melatonin for me.

          You might love it.


          I suffer really badly from Hypnagogic hallucinations, so thats pretty much what I get as I drift to sleep every evening, without any drugs. The last worryingly frightening one was as I was falling asleep I saw a **************** off HUGE spider on the end of my bed... think... 4ft across, body the size of a dog etc. I jumped out of bed and walked backwards towards my door, staring at this thing the whole time. I turned on the lightswitch and it was gone. Most people get them as they drift to sleep, but mine continue as I wake up... and nope... im not on any drugs or anything

          If you're going to nap, do it in 90 minute cycles, so either nap for 90 minutes, 180 minutes etc. 90 minutes is the average sleep cycle through the different stages, so you wake up feeling refreshed whereas if you wake up from REM sleep you feel like **************** for ages, headaches etc.
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          • #20
            a couple tylenol pm's and some bong hits and im ready to pass out



            I've also found this approach to be very effective for inducing teh coma.
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            • #21


              He wants to sleep, not a reason to kill himself. Sheesh.
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              • #22
                Bong rips

                Not just reefer, but specifically bong hits. Something about giant hits from da bong reallly brings on the
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                • #23
                  I'm kinda about the 'no naps' comments I'm seeing. Sometimes you have to take sleep where you can get. If that means grabbing an hour long nap in the afternoon, then so be it.

                  I work 24 hour shifts and there are nights where we get hammered and wind up getting little to no sleep. The only way to survive nights like that is to nap in the afternoon prior to the evening. I worked downtown on Tuesday and we didn't get to bed until nearly 4 a.m. I was beat....but the 1 1/2 hour nap I took in the afternoon helped a lot. Then when i got off yesterday, I got the kids to school and took a short nap.

                  It ain't the best but like I said, some sleep is better than no sleep. I am a huge proponent of naps.

                  As for all of the other stuff mentioned here, definitely avoid chemicals/drugs. I used to think a couple cocktails before bed helped me sleep. Not any more.....lately it seems like the best sleep I've had is a chemical/drug/alcohol free 8 hours. Wake up refreshed and ready to rip. Helps start the day off right....particularly if that day happens to be the start of a 24 hour shift.
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                  • #24
                    I suffer badly with insomnia I feel for you.
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                    • #25
                      I regularly pull all-nighters. I should probably be dead soon.
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                      • #26
                        The only prescription for Sleep deprivation...



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                        • #27
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                          • #28
                            I regularly pull all-nighters. I should probably be dead soon.


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                            • #29
                              Eat lots of vegetables and fruit, and take a big crap. Save any high carb stuff (potatoes, grains, beans) for the morning. And drink lots of water. No dairy. Take vitamins.

                              I eat the paleolithic diet, and stick to it just for the sleep. I get 10 hours a night, and feel great all the time. Never felt better.

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                              • #30
                                Please -- anyone considering going the route of "supplements", be it melatonin, zopiclone, imovane et al -- do it under a doc's supervision. After being on zopiclone for a year I became an empty, suicidal shell. Sure I slept, but no rem sleep, which had horrible long term, debilitating effects, couldn't count my nuts twice and get the same answer. The only things I do now if I can't sleep are read | meditate | fap, in reverse order of preference.
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