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BjarnedeGraaf
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Join date: May 2012
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#1
Hi there Pit,

So the last few nights I've been laying in bed tossing and turning and thinking about all kinds of stuff. bad stuff, good stuff, average stuff, you name it.
This is causing me to be extremely tired, yet still unable to sleep.

I'm sure that many of you, if not all of you, have had the same

I usually get out of bed and drink some water, stay downstairs in the dark for a bit, then go back to bed, after which I fall asleep for the remaining 3-4 hours the night has left.

I'd like to know how do you guys deal with this yourselfs, so please: Do tell!
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slapsymcdougal
Banned
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#4
I have no job, or any other reason to get up, so it doesn't really matter a damn.
rock.freak667
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Join date: Dec 2006
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#6
I take ambien. Though if you decide to take that, I suggest you don't force yourself to stay awake.
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#7
Quote by rock.freak667
I take ambien. Though if you decide to take that, I suggest you don't force yourself to stay awake.

And if you do happen to stay awake through it anyway, it's probably a good idea not to take it again.
Eastwinn
through being cool
Join date: Dec 2008
3,131 IQ
#8
Quote by WCPhils
benadryl


every night.
i don't know why i feel so dry
BrianFantana
UG's Reporter
Join date: Apr 2011
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#9
Try to get some tart cherry juice. It's very high in melatonin. I've been doing that as of late while dealing with very bad insomnia. It's helped me a lot.
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WCPhils
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#10
Quote by Eastwinn
every night.

yep
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Quote by The_Blode
she was saying things like... do you want to netflix and chill but just the chill part...too bad she'll never know that I only like the Netflix part...
Eastwinn
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#11
Quote by WCPhils
yep


the kind with no dye in it cause the pill is easier to swallow
i don't know why i feel so dry
Tempoe
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#12
you have to try not to think at all
MeTallIcA313
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#13
I'v been using melatonin nightly for the past 4 years. I pay to sleep.
WCPhils
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#14
Quote by Eastwinn
the kind with no dye in it cause the pill is easier to swallow

for sure
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Quote by The_Blode
she was saying things like... do you want to netflix and chill but just the chill part...too bad she'll never know that I only like the Netflix part...
chev311e
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Join date: Oct 2009
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#15
Quote by slapsymcdougal
I have no job, or any other reason to get up, so it doesn't really matter a damn.


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eYFI_z7SxSI

Op, I've had problems before, but only when I've had no reason to get up. So that really ****s you up. Once I got a job and have a need to get up at the same time every day, my schedule is normal. Just try to get in a schedule and don't nap during the day.
Last edited by chev311e at Sep 2, 2014,
Wormholes
Banned
Join date: Apr 2013
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#16
Smoke weed.


And don't take melatonin. Its very rare that someone actually needs it. Just not being able to sleep doesn't mean you lack it. So yeah don't take it unless you want to further **** up your sleep cycle.
BjarnedeGraaf
UG's bear
Join date: May 2012
2,725 IQ
#17
I don't smoke weed, however I usually tend to sleep well after getting drunk. But then again it's probably not worth getting drunk each night just to sleep.
This thread wasn't really meant to solve my problem I was just curious about how others deal with it. Some people have this every night. I just get it a few nights in a row sometimes. It will pass for me in time.

Which is why I will now attempt to sleep
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My beginner rig:

Epiphone Goth G-400 SG
Line 6 Spider IV (Don't judge me, I was young and stupid)
Stagg SW203N
Yamaha APX500
E7#9
Registered missle cruiser
Join date: May 2011
183 IQ
#18
Minimize looking at screens before going to bed for a while.

Read a book for 20 minutes or so before going to bed.
20Tigers
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#19
Quote by BjarnedeGraaf
Hi there Pit,

So the last few nights I've been laying in bed tossing and turning and thinking about all kinds of stuff. bad stuff, good stuff, average stuff, you name it.
This is causing me to be extremely tired, yet still unable to sleep.

I'm sure that many of you, if not all of you, have had the same

I usually get out of bed and drink some water, stay downstairs in the dark for a bit, then go back to bed, after which I fall asleep for the remaining 3-4 hours the night has left.

I'd like to know how do you guys deal with this yourselfs, so please: Do tell!


Don't eat carbs or sugar at least two hours before bed.
Eat a healthy diet.
Don't drink coffee in the afternoon - definitely not after 5pm.
Don't drink coke or sugary drinks either.
If you drink enough alcohol you'll pass out but otherwise it is not really conducive to a good night's sleep.
Exercise. Go for a run in the morning. Lift some weights just before lunch. Swim lengths in the evening. If you can throw in a game of basketball in the afternoon and maybe a mountain bike ride as well your body will be good and tired come the end of the day. Getting outside is important.
Relax. Soak in a bath, hot pools, sauna, etc. Get a massage. Some meditation or breathing exercises are supposed to slow the heart rate and help you relax too.

So basically all the usual treat your body like a temple stuff.
Si
deadsmileyface
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Join date: Dec 2011
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#20
Quote by WCPhils
benadryl

yep

and if it doesn't work you're not taking enough (do not exceed 200mg tho cuz that's where shit starts getting weird and not in a good way)
WCPhils
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#21
Quote by deadsmileyface
yep

and if it doesn't work you're not taking enough (do not exceed 200mg tho cuz that's where shit starts getting weird and not in a good way)

Yea, I usually don't have to take much at all. Just a little dose is enough to get me asleep.

One time I forgot I took it and took it again and stuff got bad and strange
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Quote by The_Blode
she was saying things like... do you want to netflix and chill but just the chill part...too bad she'll never know that I only like the Netflix part...
Last edited by WCPhils at Sep 2, 2014,
Bladez22
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#22
Masturbation
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Eastwinn
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#23
Quote by WCPhils
for sure


we have connected

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i don't know why i feel so dry
WCPhils
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#24
Quote by Eastwinn
we have connected

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(づ◕‿◕。
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Quote by The_Blode
she was saying things like... do you want to netflix and chill but just the chill part...too bad she'll never know that I only like the Netflix part...
deadsmileyface
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#25
Quote by WCPhils
Yea, I usually don't have to take much at all. Just a little dose is enough to get me asleep.

One time I forgot I took it and took it again and stuff got bad and strange

after the 200 range delirium sets in. reading about what happens in the 500+ range is very interesting but the experience is in no way worth it IMO
angusfan16
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#26
How about I punch you in the face until you sleep
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Wormholes
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#27
I wish I could take 200mg of diphenhydramine. I'd need at least 500 to feel sleepy.
deadsmileyface
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#28
Quote by Wormholes
I wish I could take 200mg of diphenhydramine. I'd need at least 500 to feel sleepy.

tolerance?
NewDayHappy
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Join date: Feb 2014
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#30
Before I was put on medication, I used to drink until I blacked out because it was the only way I could get to sleep.
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rickyvanh
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Join date: May 2011
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#31
Quote by E7#9
Minimize looking at screens before going to bed for a while.

Read a book for 20 minutes or so before going to bed.

reading usually does the trick for me, also doing something physically tiring. Not looking at screens is good advice, I hear that dimming the lights in your house a few hours before bedtime also helps.

If you're looking for a cheap, over the counter knock-out pill, Benedril does that pretty good.
Last edited by rickyvanh at Sep 2, 2014,
Ssargentslayer
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#32
Quote by WCPhils
benadryl

That shit will make you feel so groggy the next day anyways its not worth it
WCPhils
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#34
Quote by Ssargentslayer
That shit will make you feel so groggy the next day anyways its not worth it

Really? It usually wears off for me within a few hours
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Quote by The_Blode
she was saying things like... do you want to netflix and chill but just the chill part...too bad she'll never know that I only like the Netflix part...
deadsmileyface
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#35
Quote by WCPhils
Really? It usually wears off for me within a few hours

I don't feel groggy, just relaxed the next morning
RylanThePotato
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#36
benedryl doesn't do shit for me unless I drink alcohol with it but that can't be safe since I have to take 100+ mg of benedryl to feel anything

I haven't slept normal since I was a junior in high school
deadsmileyface
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#37
Quote by RylanThePotato
benedryl doesn't do shit for me unless I drink alcohol with it but that can't be safe since I have to take 100+ mg of benedryl to feel anything

I haven't slept normal since I was a junior in high school

I would see a doctor. mine put me on hydroxyzine which is also an antihistamine but It works better for sleep and anxiety
chookiecookie
Just keep smiling
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#38
Quote by deadsmileyface
yep

and if it doesn't work you're not taking enough (do not exceed 200mg tho cuz that's where shit starts getting weird and not in a good way)


I took like 400 mg once and accidentally walked in front of a semi.

I was high as balls.
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M00NAGEDAYDREAM
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Join date: Nov 2013
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#39
sleeping pills typically kill your rem sleep, which is necessary

lemongrass tea helps, sometimes

beta-myrcene extract

or weed. a nice indica should help.
deadsmileyface
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#40
Quote by M00NAGEDAYDREAM
sleeping pills typically kill your rem sleep, which is necessary

lemongrass tea helps, sometimes

beta-myrcene extract

or weed. a nice indica should help.

weed is good yeah but you cant post that in the same post saying "sleeping pills kill your REM sleep" cuz weed interferes with REM too.