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Conan_The_Barbarian Donating Member (404 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:23 AM
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I hate sleeping!!!
I can't take it anymore, I absolutely loath sleeping with a passion! The only thing I hate more than sleeping is the time wasted trying to fall asleep. I can't fall asleep because I keep thinking about how much I don't like sleeping which keeps me up doing the one thing I hate more than actually sleeping! why do I need to be uncious for about 30% of my life? this is absolutely absurd, I have work I want to do!

I want to go to the gym more often, I want to take up martial arts, I want to get more time in on the piano, I want to spend more time building my resume and making connections for a future career, I want to take classes to become a certified EMT, I want to improve my vocabulary, I want to read more than I already do! My days are as packed as they can possibly be but I want to accomplish more with them damnit! I've trying to trim out almost everything in my life that I can't declare is actively self improving.

I know sleep is an essential biological function, and key to retaining knowledge and not going absolutely batshit crazy but I just hate doing it. 7 more hours a day.... think of the possibilites, I get excited just thinking about it!

Apparently through certain methods of meditation you can slowly reduce the amount of sleep you need daily rather significantly over years of practice. Not to sound like a pseudoscience new ager type but I'm intrigued by this, I think I'm going to look into this. Either that or develop an addiction to aderall...
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qnr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:25 AM
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1. Well, when I was younger, I certainly didn't rely on meditation, and I
still averaged about 6 hours sleep every 72 hours.
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Conan_The_Barbarian Donating Member (404 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:30 AM
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2. How did you manage that?
I feel fatigued after 24 hours without sleep and fall asleep as soon a sit down somewhere comfortable.
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qnr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:31 AM
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3. I do too, these days. As to how I did it, I have no idea. I would
run all week with minor naps, and then recharge my batteries on the weekend.
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Conan_The_Barbarian Donating Member (404 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:35 AM
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5. Naps could work
I might try that out.
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MnFats Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:32 AM
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4. sleep is a blessed gift from the almighty...
..sleep is bliss...

Listen to the Beatles "I'm only Sleeping" from the "REvolver" record. Listen about 400 times without a break.
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Conan_The_Barbarian Donating Member (404 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:36 AM
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6. yargh!
It would be a gift if it only took 30-45 minutes tops, I just see it as a 20-30 year deduction from my life!
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qnr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:49 AM
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8. Hmmm, well, I don't think not sleeping would give you the whole
20 to 30 years back. I do agree with you, I'd like to have a lot of the time myself, but I think your body is performing important functions while you are asleep, and if those functions weren't allowed to be performed, you'd 'wear out' a lot sooner. However, I'm just a HS dropout, so I could be totally off the mark.
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Lethe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:54 AM
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10. Everybody seems to t hink i'm lazy, i dont mind, i think they're crazy
running everywhere at such a speed, till they find, theres no need
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MnFats Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:58 AM
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11. see? I knew someone would understand...
time for bed...
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karmaqueen Donating Member (417 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:46 AM
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7. I feel exactly the same way.
I don't post much but when I saw your post I felt relieved. I have always felt this way. I would rather do anything than sleep. I lay there and think about all the things I could be doing. It may run in families because my parents, brother & sister are the same. The whole process seems like such a waste! I enjoy everything I do while I'm awake, even cleaning the bathroom so I feel lucky that I enjoy life. I just wish I could learn to enjoy sleeping. I do need to try and get some sleep now because I have an early appointment tomorrow. Good night and good luck with your sleep tonight.
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Conan_The_Barbarian Donating Member (404 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:15 AM
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12. well I'm glad to know I'm not the only one
Whenever I tell anyone I hate sleeping they immediatly assume I'm on the track to go crazy by the time I'm 30 and end up in a looney bin. Well it's 2:15, I've put this off long enough, I'm gonna go put in my hours... sigh...
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:54 AM
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9. There are times I've felt like I had forgotten how to fall asleep.
Those were painful times. I would lay there and almost go into a panic attack because I couldn't fall asleep. I really love sleeping, but when I can't fall asleep I get real panicky.
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