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User currently offlineTWAL1011 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 202 posts, RR: 1
Posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 820 times:

Do you ever get it?

I've had is on and off for 16 years now.

It drives me crazy!!!!  Angry

Went to sleep at 6:00, up again at 9:00.

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User currently offline174thfwff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 807 times:

I've had it all my life. Getting 3-4 hours per week, almost every day...then at about the 10th or 11th day, I rest the whole day to make up for it.
I'm lucky though, I don't get sick often.
-174thfwff


User currently offlinePacificjourney From New Zealand, joined Jul 2001, 2731 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 778 times:

I go through regular phases of it. Try sleeping somewhere else, the couch or something. I find this breaks the pattern of irregular hours.


" Help, help ... I'm being oppressed ... "
User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 777 times:

Insomnia used to affect me a lot more back then than it does now. Thank God! For a while, getting to bed before 2AM happened about once every 3 months or so and falling asleep before midnight was unheard of.

Now I don't have to try as hard to go to sleep.



Its better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than be in the air wishing you were on the ground. Fly safe!
User currently offlineTWAL1011 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 202 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 773 times:

I tried taking Ambien, but it made me hallucinate bad!

Some of you might actually think that's a good thing, though (not mentioning names).  Smile

I mean freaky hallucination with melting walls, serpents, jungles, and liquid mirrors. It was scary as hell (afterward).


User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 5, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 765 times:

interesting TWAL1011, are these ambien pills you speak of over the counter? or did you have a perscription


Go big or go home
User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 761 times:



User currently offlineLindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 752 times:

I can only fell a sleep before midnight if I'm really drunk. Otherwise I cant get regular sleep before 1-2am.

User currently offlineTWAL1011 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 202 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 748 times:

LOL at 61hvy and 236ER!

User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 748 times:

Im glad someone got it.

User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 739 times:

I mean freaky hallucination with melting walls, serpents, jungles, and liquid mirrors. It was scary as hell (afterward).

Don't forget about the huge cockroaches with the long antennae lunging at you in the middle of the night while watching TV.  Wow!



Its better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than be in the air wishing you were on the ground. Fly safe!
User currently offlineTWAL1011 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 202 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 736 times:

Well, I was watching T.V., but, uh, I don't remember seeing any cockroaches.  Smile

User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 729 times:

You must have taken the recommended dose then.  Big grin


Its better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than be in the air wishing you were on the ground. Fly safe!
User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 14
Reply 13, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 730 times:

I used to have it all the time while I was in the 4th and 5th grade. It made me cry all the time. Now it only happens when big things like the day before school starts, ect.


Pershoyu Spravoyu Litaki!
User currently offlineFlyVirgin744 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1313 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 721 times:

I love getting it. I don't like sleeping. Has happened a few times in college already. I've gone to visit friends in Orlando and Jacksonville at 4am. I also love driving real late at night/morning.

If I didn't have class during the day, I'd probably become nocturnal.



Sometimes I go about in pity for myself and all the while a great wind carries me across the sky.
User currently offlineFSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 711 times:

Used to have it a lot as a little kid. I'd wander the halls of my house regularly at 2AM because I was never able to get to sleep..Sometimes 3AM. I rarely slept before that. Nowadays, I'm okay. I sleep normally at midnight, which is normal for me as I usually am studying until then. Then I wake up at 6 every night. I function great on 5 hours of sleep. The later I sleep, the earlier I wake up now..maybe has to do with my irregular sleep pattern as a child???

FSP


User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16245 posts, RR: 56
Reply 16, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 706 times:

I've also suffered from insomnia in the past.

There are some things you can do:
1. Wear your socks to bed. Warn extremities help you fall & stay asleep.
2. Only go to bed to sleep. Don't watch TV or work in bed. Psychologically this is important.
3. Do not nap during the day, no matter how tired you are.
4. Try relaxation tapes.
5. Do not exercise right before bed.
6. Sounds corny, but try deep breathing to relax yourself.
7. Do NOT watch the clock when you can't sleep, just let time pass slowly.
8. No coffee, soda after 9pm.







Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11520 posts, RR: 15
Reply 17, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 703 times:

I get insomnia twice a year. A week each time. I don't know why. I used to take pills or drink to get through it, but now, I just let it go. My next bout will be in March.
Lately, I find when I want to fall asleep at midnight instead of 2AM, I light a candle and meditate. It makes the time pass and relaxes me. I'm out within 15 minutes.



Life in the wall is a drag.
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