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#11 8 years ago

Killer Kyle;5427210Yeah.

Well, after the stressful week (and others were losing sleep over stress), I starting sleeping normally again, but now it's back.

If my mind starts racing for any reason whatsoever, I won't sleep. That's the problem tonight. Also, I slept in today.

Really, the only thing keeping me from seeing a specialist is that I know why I can't sleep. It's either stress, anxiety, or a bad sleep cycle. If I go to a specialist, that's all they're going to say, so I'll waste money knowing what I already know.

Overall, I don't know if I have a true sleeping disorder, or I'm just not sleeping for other reasons (stress, anxiety, or even what I drink at night because it seems that green tea keeps me up at night).

Well one of the main causes of insomnia is stress or a form of depression. So seeing a specialist won't help if you know you are one of these.

My GF is an insomniac and struggles alot. The way she is trying to get better is by not dewlling on stressful/sad thoughts and making sure that all of her work etc is done or can be done later so she's not stressed out. It's not 100% but I guess it's somewhere to start. It's a bit general and obvious i know but I may as well have said it. It's not easy to 'think hapy thoughts' but make sure you do stuff you enjoy during the day. Oh...and eat a decent diet. Lack of anything isn't really going to help..

Once your sleep cycle is messed up (and your a bad sleeper in the first place) thats it really-you have to 'fix it' through other means. Whatever you do DON'T take sleeping pills. My mum and my friend used them and now their bodies are dependant on them to sleep at all.




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#12 8 years ago
Killer Kyle;5427210...or even what I drink at night because it seems that green tea keeps me up at night).

If you think the green tea is making it hard for you (uh-huh :naughty: :lulz:) to fall asleep, then don't drink it for a few days in the row and see if anything changes. Also, don't drink anything that has caffeine in it several hours before going to bed. As you know, caffeine is a stimulant and will make it even harder for you (oh yeah :naughty: :rofl:) to fall asleep. :)




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#13 8 years ago

Depending on how you react to alcahol, try doing a shot of bourbon. You never know, it might help.




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#14 8 years ago

I have the same problem - takes me about 3 hours to go to sleep (even when I am in bed, with the lights off, not browsing the internet on my cellphone etc.). VERY annoying. I guess I will have to go to see a specialist soon.

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#15 8 years ago

Granyaski;5427244My GF is an insomniac and struggles alot. The way she is trying to get better is by not dewlling on stressful/sad thoughts and making sure that all of her work etc is done or can be done later so she's not stressed out. It's not 100% but I guess it's somewhere to start. It's a bit general and obvious i know but I may as well have said it. It's not easy to 'think hapy thoughts' but make sure you do stuff you enjoy during the day. Oh...and eat a decent diet. Lack of anything isn't really going to help..[/QUOTE]

Not dwelling on the stressful/sad thoughts is hard though, when they dominate your life. And I hate it when people tell you to think happy thoughts, pisses me off.:p

[QUOTE=Granyaski;5427244]Once your sleep cycle is messed up (and your a bad sleeper in the first place) thats it really-you have to 'fix it' through other means. Whatever you do DON'T take sleeping pills. My mum and my friend used them and now their bodies are dependant on them to sleep at all.

Sleeping pills are evil, you can take Advil and it will have the same effect (sometimes), although it still isn't good to take it if not needed.

But to Kyle, I'd say see one. But if stress or depression is also a big part of your life (sorry haven't read the thread=p), I'd see one of them first. A lot of specialists who focus on insomnia will know a lot about stress and depression, since the three often go hand in hand in hand.




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#16 8 years ago
Schofield;5427469Not dwelling on the stressful/sad thoughts is hard though, when they dominate your life. And I hate it when people tell you to think happy thoughts, pisses me off.:p

Thats why I said to just make sure you enjoy your day, get shit done then relax big time. Pwn some noobs on COD, I dunno.

But to Kyle, I'd say see one. But if stress or depression is also a big part of your life (sorry haven't read the thread=p), I'd see one of them first. A lot of specialists who focus on insomnia will know a lot about stress and depression, since the three often go hand in hand in hand.

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#17 8 years ago

I do recommend you go see a specialist. It might be that the sleep specialist might not be able to directly help you, but diagnose the problem better than you and send you to the right place.

It might be something psychic with which the sleeper can't help you, but he will most likely send you to someone who can.




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#18 8 years ago

Well so far this week, I've had no problems going to sleep. I do sleep in late and go to bed late, but otherwise I'm not having sleepless nights.

Like I said before, this problem will likely return. I'll try everything not to create the problem, but if it returns, I'll see someone.

Otherwise, it's nice to have enough stress off of my back to allow me to rest.




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