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sooooo hot, had to go to Lake Crescent~

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Haven't been asleep for about two days now. My insomnia has me going through the ringer right now, so it's a good thing that it's the weekend. I'll try sleeping soon. Yesterday I edited an independent compilation of light novel chapters I started early in the morning, tended to my family and spent the day taking care of things as they were needed.


If you're immune to all the sleep medications like many insomniacs are, I'll let you know right now: the only way to force yourself to sleep regularly is to exhaust yourself after dinner by lifting weights, or spinning, or something. Sleep is damn hard to regulate and most of the prescription and non-prescription medications will linger on into the rest of your day and cause mental-fatigue-like conditions where you act groggy and will do poorly on tests, or doing anything that requires coordination. So, I for one hate all sleep medications, they either get addictive, don't work, or just fry your brains. None of which are helpful. Diet is also a useless avenue I've found, I eat perfectly, I don't eat perfectly, either way I experience insomnia -- nope, only method that works every time is to exhaust yourself. I like lifting weights personally because it only takes about 5mins of heavy squats and I'm so tired I'm ready to fall into a coma.

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DeliriumOxide wrote:

Haven't been asleep for about two days now. My insomnia has me going through the ringer right now, so it's a good thing that it's the weekend. I'll try sleeping soon. Yesterday I edited an independent compilation of light novel chapters I started early in the morning, tended to my family and spent the day taking care of things as they were needed.


If you're immune to all the sleep medications like many insomniacs are, I'll let you know right now: the only way to force yourself to sleep regularly is to exhaust yourself after dinner by lifting weights, or spinning, or something. Sleep is damn hard to regulate and most of the prescription and non-prescription medications will linger on into the rest of your day and cause mental-fatigue-like conditions where you act groggy and will do poorly on tests, or doing anything that requires coordination. So, I for one hate all sleep medications, they either get addictive, don't work, or just fry your brains. None of which are helpful. Diet is also a useless avenue I've found, I eat perfectly, I don't eat perfectly, either way I experience insomnia -- nope, only method that works every time is to exhaust yourself. I like lifting weights personally because it only takes about 5mins of heavy squats and I'm so tired I'm ready to fall into a coma.



This might sound like a joke, but I'm totally serious. Orgasm/Climax is a really good way to fall asleep either through sex or masturbation or whatever, with all those fuzzy feel-good hormones running through your body. It might be worth a shot. XD

I hear some pharmacies carry melatonin? The effects are more subtle than other sleep/sedatives medication but I hear it works. I believe melatonin is linked to our internal biological clock so that might be worth looking into.
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DeliriumOxide wrote:

Haven't been asleep for about two days now. My insomnia has me going through the ringer right now, so it's a good thing that it's the weekend. I'll try sleeping soon. Yesterday I edited an independent compilation of light novel chapters I started early in the morning, tended to my family and spent the day taking care of things as they were needed.


If you're immune to all the sleep medications like many insomniacs are, I'll let you know right now: the only way to force yourself to sleep regularly is to exhaust yourself after dinner by lifting weights, or spinning, or something. Sleep is damn hard to regulate and most of the prescription and non-prescription medications will linger on into the rest of your day and cause mental-fatigue-like conditions where you act groggy and will do poorly on tests, or doing anything that requires coordination. So, I for one hate all sleep medications, they either get addictive, don't work, or just fry your brains. None of which are helpful. Diet is also a useless avenue I've found, I eat perfectly, I don't eat perfectly, either way I experience insomnia -- nope, only method that works every time is to exhaust yourself. I like lifting weights personally because it only takes about 5mins of heavy squats and I'm so tired I'm ready to fall into a coma.


Another important caveat is that most of those medications tend to be habit forming. Sleep is really easy to destroy, I had a pattern when I started the fall semester this year, and now it has utterly fallen to shambles. I usually just try to think about sleep, consider that my body is in pain without it, consider that I don't want to randomly pass out for hours at a time the next day, or have awful headaches and migraines that obliterate my concentration. I'm not really a weights person, but I can understand that. I ran laps around my house for like an hour and a half at three in the morning last winter because I couldn't sleep, but even that didn't help.

I saw another post mentioning Melatonin...I've used that too. The only things that are for sure to put me to sleep are utter boredom, pure exhaustion, and narcotic pain medications like the morphine that I got when I was hospitalized earlier this year. I was literally zombified for nearly a week. Ugh. Never been so constantly tired since I had a two month bout of mono in 2010, my Senior year of High School. That was utter insanity, the most sporadic sleep cycle I've ever had in my life. I'd sleep 14-16 hours a day, then repeat this for days at a time until I lost track of anything that was going on. I'd try to read and find that I'd passed out randomly and woke up three to five hours later, only to black out and do it all over again shortly after.

Ugh. I get you about the diet thing. I have a really bad problem with night snacking, it's like my appetite is on overdrive during the wee hours. I could eat and eat. I have a very high metabolism, but it's probably not a good thing to constantly have pangs like that. Ugh. I swear, it's like Diabetes polyphagia sometimes, even though I know I don't have it (Missing the polydipsia and polyuria, as well as the insulin issues). Being a mild hypochondriac and an aspiring medical student don't exactly marry all too well, either. XD

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DeliriumOxide wrote:


AshRandom wrote:


DeliriumOxide wrote:

Haven't been asleep for about two days now. My insomnia has me going through the ringer right now, so it's a good thing that it's the weekend. I'll try sleeping soon. Yesterday I edited an independent compilation of light novel chapters I started early in the morning, tended to my family and spent the day taking care of things as they were needed.


If you're immune to all the sleep medications like many insomniacs are, I'll let you know right now: the only way to force yourself to sleep regularly is to exhaust yourself after dinner by lifting weights, or spinning, or something. Sleep is damn hard to regulate and most of the prescription and non-prescription medications will linger on into the rest of your day and cause mental-fatigue-like conditions where you act groggy and will do poorly on tests, or doing anything that requires coordination. So, I for one hate all sleep medications, they either get addictive, don't work, or just fry your brains. None of which are helpful. Diet is also a useless avenue I've found, I eat perfectly, I don't eat perfectly, either way I experience insomnia -- nope, only method that works every time is to exhaust yourself. I like lifting weights personally because it only takes about 5mins of heavy squats and I'm so tired I'm ready to fall into a coma.


Another important caveat is that most of those medications tend to be habit forming. Sleep is really easy to destroy, I had a pattern when I started the fall semester this year, and now it has utterly fallen to shambles. I usually just try to think about sleep, consider that my body is in pain without it, consider that I don't want to randomly pass out for hours at a time the next day, or have awful headaches and migraines that obliterate my concentration. I'm not really a weights person, but I can understand that. I ran laps around my house for like an hour and a half at three in the morning last winter because I couldn't sleep, but even that didn't help.

I saw another post mentioning Melatonin...I've used that too. The only things that are for sure to put me to sleep are utter boredom, pure exhaustion, and narcotic pain medications like the morphine that I got when I was hospitalized earlier this year. I was literally zombified for nearly a week. Ugh. Never been so constantly tired since I had a two month bout of mono in 2010, my Senior year of High School. That was utter insanity, the most sporadic sleep cycle I've ever had in my life. I'd sleep 14-16 hours a day, then repeat this for days at a time until I lost track of anything that was going on. I'd try to read and find that I'd passed out randomly and woke up three to five hours later, only to black out and do it all over again shortly after.

Ugh. I get you about the diet thing. I have a really bad problem with night snacking, it's like my appetite is on overdrive during the wee hours. I could eat and eat. I have a very high metabolism, but it's probably not a good thing to constantly have pangs like that. Ugh. I swear, it's like Diabetes polyphagia sometimes, even though I know I don't have it (Missing the polydipsia and polyuria, as well as the insulin issues). Being a mild hypochondriac and an aspiring medical student don't exactly marry all too well, either. XD



Well, you're clearly sleep deprived to the point of poor reading comprehension. Your first sentence mentions addiction like as if I had not. As for being overly hungry, assuming it stems from a pathological source, it sounds more like hypoglycemia than diabetes. Especially if you're getting hungry at night, right after dinner and think of yourself as having a high metabolism....

And as for running / spinning / cycling --- I hate aerobics, it takes me 2 full hours of running or cycling to exhaust myself. In comparison, if I stack twice my own bodyweight on my back and stand up and sit down a couple dozen times -- that's it, I'm toast. I really recommend it to everyone, man or women, it's the only cheap&healthy way to achieve regular sleep patterns. A lot of women fear lifting weights because they think they'll start to look like a dude, this is however false, you girls don't have much testosterone in your systems, your ability to build muscle mass is severely limited as a result.
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Played Skyrim the whole day
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Pushed through the day with my throat feeling like razor blades :/ Felt so good when I finally got home and could rest
Posted 8/6/12
Fucked a black man.
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went to school, sleep in the class. simply go home and do a little revision and had a donut. waiting for keroro gunso somehow mom ruled the television now stucked in front of my lovable laptop LOL
Posted 8/6/12
Learning the choreography to 'Alone' by SISTAR
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Well, you're clearly sleep deprived to the point of poor reading comprehension. Your first sentence mentions addiction like as if I had not. As for being overly hungry, assuming it stems from a pathological source, it sounds more like hypoglycemia than diabetes. Especially if you're getting hungry at night, right after dinner and think of yourself as having a high metabolism....

And as for running / spinning / cycling --- I hate aerobics, it takes me 2 full hours of running or cycling to exhaust myself. In comparison, if I stack twice my own bodyweight on my back and stand up and sit down a couple dozen times -- that's it, I'm toast. I really recommend it to everyone, man or women, it's the only cheap&healthy way to achieve regular sleep patterns. A lot of women fear lifting weights because they think they'll start to look like a dude, this is however false, you girls don't have much testosterone in your systems, your ability to build muscle mass is severely limited as a result.


I wouldn't say poor...but I definitely missed your note about addiction, I'll give you that. The very fact that I was able to form a sentence coherent enough to reply is a testament that I was able to successfully read the majority of what you were saying. My apologies for having missed the detail, since you know the excuse, I won't air it. Hypoglycemia might be something, but I don't really crave empty calories or sugar, just lots of very savory or overly flavorful foods. I hate aerobics too! Haha. I'm not an exercise person. Going back to what you said about being hungry, I have the strangest appetite. Some days it's insatiable, and others I can barely think about eating.
Maybe I'll try your method sometime. I'm a total lightweight, 140 lbs~ give or take a few for clothes, I like cargo shorts in the summer.
280lb lifts would probably shatter my brain's inability to put itself into standby mode at night. XD

Returning to the topic of the thread, so far today I've woken up, brushed my teeth and helped my dad with something.

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I woke up extremely exhausted from Hurricane Harbor yesterday, made a sandwich, drank some tea, ate some cashews,
then watched tv, and then here I am on crunchyroll...
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just being a lazy bum, like every other day.

Reading manga, watching animes, listening to music, commenting on threads, going on tumblr, music hunting and then crawling out of bed to go food hunting
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Went to Comiket to buy LE goods, then had lunch in a maid cafe, then shopping all afternoon. Tomorrow is day 2.
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Took a bath.
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