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philosopherBoi
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07 Aug 2008, 4:15 pm

Do people with asperges normally develop odd sleeping patterns??? Mine are quite well lets say weird.



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07 Aug 2008, 7:30 pm

Funny you should mention this since I just blogged about it...

http://life-with-aspergers.blogspot.com/2008/08/aspergers-and-sleep-disorders.html



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07 Aug 2008, 9:25 pm

Oh and I have noticed lately when I start getting sleepy I start to sweat. I guess I'm part of that 75% grrr so annoying and it don't help I feel like I have ran a marathon when I wake up. I toss, turn, kick, scream, talk, hit etc. all night long.



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19 Aug 2008, 12:49 am

Hmm...I've always had a difficult time going to sleep my entire life. When I was 6, my used to have me and my sister go to sleep at 8:30 and I would be still be lying awake when my older brother was getting ready to go to sleep around 10. There are occational nights where I will suffer from insomnia. Normally I take half an hour to an hour to get to sleep. It greatly depends on my situation. My boyfriend whos aspie has a really hard time getting to sleep even though he takes half dosage of sleeping meds. It can sometimes take him a couple hours to get to sleep.



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19 Aug 2008, 1:41 am

philosopherBoi wrote:
Do people with asperges normally develop odd sleeping patterns???


I've been wondering about this as well. I've been a weird sleeper my whole life. I remember getting in trouble by my mother for not being asleep hours after she put me to bed. I can very easily go for two days without any sleep, which I do often - not ever purposely. Though there have been a few occasions when I've slept for more than 24 hours... :?



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19 Aug 2008, 3:18 am

Perhaps our minds stay active longer than NTs?? I know when I can't sleep my mind can't seem to calm down it just keeps on going sometimes at normal speed other times at an accelerated speed.


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19 Aug 2008, 3:46 am

Well, I've only managed 2 or 3 hours sleep plus an hour trying to get back to sleep. Been up and about since about 4am this morning 8O



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24 Aug 2008, 11:06 am

I CANNOT sleep at all unless I take Imovane (which is the Canadian version of Lunesta) as well as Melatonin. Ironically I didn't have major problems with this until a few years ago. And the problem is, once you are on a drug like Imovane, you are hooked :(



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03 Sep 2008, 12:09 am

I have a non-24-hour sleep-wake cycle. I am typically awake for approximately 18 hours and sleep for approximately 8 hours, meaning that my sleep-wake cycle shifts forward about two hours every day, making a full greater cycle roughly every 12 days. Somewhat interesting, somewhat obnoxious.

Recently, though, I had four small vials of blood taken during an appointment I made due to some shortness of breath problems I've been having, and when I returned home from the bloodwork I slept and could not stop sleeping for more than two hours at any time. Before I returned to my normal state, I slept for a total of 45 hours out of 61. I look forward to telling them about that little episode. I am dumbfounded as to how it could possibly occur.


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06 Sep 2008, 12:38 am

I got up at 6:00 AM two days ago, I didn't go to bed till 6:00 AM yesterday, slept four hours and been up every since. OMG it is so annoying.


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06 Sep 2008, 10:12 am

my sleeping patterns are ok but I have to stick to a routine and not deviate otherwise its all over the place and I start having insomnia.



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09 Sep 2008, 8:39 am

Uberman Sleep Schedule

I have been wanting to do this schedule for a while, but I've had trouble implementing it. It definitely requires a paradigm shift in how you look at time, sleep, and days. I never realized how psychologically nice it is to have a block of time that your mind doesn't have to account for. I've also found the UMSS to not mix well with intense training. 2 hours of fragmented sleep a day just doesn't feel like enough. Maybe its just psychological, I'm not sure. I haven't been able to find any research on exercise and this schedule, so YMMV.

Currently, I'm mostly sleeping 6 hours a night, 12am to 6am and sometimes an early afternoon nap for about half an hour. I want to work down to 4.5 hours + 30 minute nap eventually, but right now I'm trying to get the 6am wakeup time drilled in (although I'm not sure if I want to wake up at 4:30am instead). Another possibility would be for me to drop all the way down to 3 hours and add another nap.

Also check out Sleep Warrior. They have some great free ebooks. One of them is a practical guide to sleep 'hacking' with about 40 different tricks you can use to optimize sleep. The other is a pretty heavy research piece on alternative sleep schedules.

I've had trouble with sleep multiple times in my life. Usually I would get crazy racing thoughts and just stay wide awake until I 'slept' and then I would sleep for almost 12 hours straight, consistently. Very poor quality sleep. When I can regiment myself to get on a schedule, I tend to do very well, but I have a tough time sticking to it when life starts throwing stressful crap at me.

So to directly answer your question... yes, I've done some weird stuff with my sleep. :lol:



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13 Sep 2008, 4:22 am

I've noticed my sleeping pattern goes almost non-existant when I'm stressed out or have high anxiety, or am severely depressed. Right now is one of those times (recently divorced, switching jobs/careers, not many friends). I generally fall asleep at 4am and get up at 10am. I"m averaging about six hours a 'day' so to speak, sometimes a little bit more. sometimes less.



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13 Sep 2008, 6:31 am

it is 4:30am my time. woke up around 11pm yesterday. need I say more?



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13 Oct 2008, 2:28 am

philosopherBoi wrote:
Oh and I have noticed lately when I start getting sleepy I start to sweat. I guess I'm part of that 75% grrr so annoying and it don't help I feel like I have ran a marathon when I wake up. I toss, turn, kick, scream, talk, hit etc. all night long.


I cannot fall asleep before 4am at the moment, and have trouble getting up before 9am. thanks to antidepressants I can have nightsweating if I feel cold air/breeze moving over exposed skin, including under the sheets. I used to soak the bedsheets quite badly.

I'm going to try some aromatherapy, It's just been discovered that smelling something pleasant during sleep can help to sleep deeper.


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13 Oct 2008, 7:49 am

I've no difficulty sleeping, these days. I get about 8 hours (a night), during the week and a few more (per night), during the weekend. However, when I was taking medication, I could not sleep without taking a sleep aid (more medication). The insomnia was awful and the lack of sleep made me feel like I was losing my mind.
So, I blame the meds, rather than asperger's.