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Scoots5012
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17 Jan 2007, 4:52 pm

Do you ever have those night where your brain just won't settle down?

I had one of those nights last night. Anyways, I lay thinking about the upcoming school year. The visualizations started rolling and before I knew it, it was 3:30 in the morning.

Don't you just hate those kinds of nights that throws your sleep cycle way off, especially just after you've gotten back into a cycle.


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17 Jan 2007, 4:56 pm

The last time I had a sleepless night was on New Year's. I didn't sleep AT ALL. :?



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17 Jan 2007, 4:57 pm

I've had a sleepless night, last night.



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17 Jan 2007, 5:37 pm

Scoots5012 wrote:
Do you ever have those night where your brain just won't settle down?


Yup, quite frequently.


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I had one of those nights last night.


Last time I couldn't settle down at all was a few weeks ago.



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Anyways, I lay thinking about the upcoming school year. The visualizations started rolling and before I knew it, it was 3:30 in the morning.

Don't you just hate those kinds of nights that throws your sleep cycle way off, especially just after you've gotten back into a cycle.


Yeah, can be pretty inconvenient.

Could try drinking a bit of hot-milk before you go to bed. Not too much though, otherwise you'll be running to the toilet throughout the night. Could also try reading in bed, I find this especially useful.



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17 Jan 2007, 5:43 pm

The past 2 nights have been bad for me, and so was last Friday.

About 2 weeks ago, so much was going thru my head at once, and I was almost shaky I was so nervous? Nervous about what? Not a clue, my body just gives me the nervous feeling sometime. I did everything that relaxes me over several hours (shower, play video games) and I would not relax. I had to take an anti-anxiety pill around 9pm (I hate taking pills) and it didn't kick in til around 1am. Needless to say, I was rather out of it the following day at work.



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17 Jan 2007, 5:44 pm

When i was in primary school i had problems to fall asleep almost every night, i started thinking the things i would have to do the next day and i just couldn't stop my brain. This often went on until 4 in the morning. Now this only happens sometimes, but i often wake up already tired, i guess my brain works too much during the night. My mother (aspie, 50 years old) has the same problem but more severe, i hope it won't be the same for me when i will be 50.


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17 Jan 2007, 5:45 pm

Scoots5012 wrote:
Do you ever have those night where your brain just won't settle down?

Don't you just hate those kinds of nights that throws your sleep cycle way off, especially just after you've gotten back into a cycle.


I suffer this quite frequently. It's especially hard to regulate when you work all sorts of shifts like I do as well. I'm just used to having a crappy, irregular sleep pattern now.


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17 Jan 2007, 6:03 pm

Yes I do



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17 Jan 2007, 6:22 pm

I usually get only 3-4 hours of sleep, because I try to cram as many activities as I can in a certain amount of time.

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17 Jan 2007, 6:54 pm

I think a lot about my obsessions before I go to bed so it takes me awhile to fall asleep.


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17 Jan 2007, 6:58 pm

KurtmanJP wrote:
I think a lot about my obsessions before I go to bed so it takes me awhile to fall asleep.


Same here.

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17 Jan 2007, 6:58 pm

KurtmanJP wrote:
I think a lot about my obsessions before I go to bed so it takes me awhile to fall asleep.


Same here.

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17 Jan 2007, 8:13 pm

I do.

I spend a lot of time just thinking about random things. Once I figure out that once I can't fall asleep, it's time to get out the sleep meds (er Valerian Root.)


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17 Jan 2007, 8:22 pm

Scoots5012 wrote:
Do you ever have those night where your brain just won't settle down?

I had one of those nights last night. Anyways, I lay thinking about the upcoming school year. The visualizations started rolling and before I knew it, it was 3:30 in the morning.

Don't you just hate those kinds of nights that throws your sleep cycle way off, especially just after you've gotten back into a cycle.



I just wish I COULD sleep! Tried Lunesta, Ambien, and the like, well maybe not the one that the beaver and Abe Lincoln are selling, but I am sure they won't work well either for me.

The only thing that works is a cup of Chamomile Tea, a drop of Clary Sage Essential oil and Lavender Essential Oil at bedtime on my pillow or in a diffuser. I cannot use much of the Clary Sage as it causes some WILD dreams...I normally dream in black and white, but when I have these near my bed I dream in Technicolor! 8O



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17 Jan 2007, 8:29 pm

Maybe meditation or a mindmachine could be an option. I find these also to be VERY effective.

http://www.tripzine.com/listing.php?smlid=162



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17 Jan 2007, 8:43 pm

I do and they're less frequent than they used to be. I wound up pulling an all nighter this past Sunday, and going into work in spite of it. The last time that happened was back in September.


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