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GenDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-15-07 04:30 PM
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I'm really tired
I don't know what the fuck is wrong with me. I haven't slept good in weeks. Last night I may have gotten a couple hours. I worked all day teaching kids, and now I'm heading out for a two hour adult class, and I'm exhausted.

It's gotten to be such a habit -- the not sleeping -- I'm already stressing that I won't sleep again tonight.

Any suggestions, lounge?
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Parche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-15-07 04:34 PM
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1. Sleep
Poppies.....poppies.....poppies......




Have you gotton laid recently?? That always helps



:hi: :pals:
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GenDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-15-07 08:22 PM
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2. I'm thinking of asking the doctor for a poppy derivative
...and yes, about the other thing, too, :) but maybe I didn't time that right. :shrug:

Good advice! :pals:
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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-15-07 08:35 PM
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3. No advice but
Edited on Tue May-15-07 08:35 PM by BarenakedLady
I hope you are able to get some good sleep tonight. :hug:

I hate having insomnia and the more I fret, the less I can sleep. It's a vicious cycle.
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GenDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-15-07 08:47 PM
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8. Are you getting all this thunder and lightening?
I just drove home from Bergen dodging lightening bolts. :scared:

Once I get it in my head that I may not get to sleep, I think I curse myself.


:hug:
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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-15-07 08:53 PM
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9. Yup
Listening to the thunder as I type. I'm glad I don't have to go out and water my garden though. :)
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-15-07 09:09 PM
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13. Thunderstorms make me sleep like a rock!
I love it!

But I also love a sunny day!
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SPKrazy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-15-07 08:38 PM
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4. take drugs
like some benadryl or something

or if you can drink, a good stiff drink before bed

or melatonin has been known to help as well

turkey sandwiches

milk

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GenDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-15-07 09:05 PM
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11. Alcohol has a reverse effect on me
I had two glasses of wine last night with a girlfriend. For some reason instead of being a depressant, it stimulates me. :shrug:

I'm going to take your advice and take an allergy med. :hug:
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SPKrazy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-15-07 09:13 PM
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14. Yeah that was always my prob with alcohol
it never really did anything but get me going.

and then i was an energizer bunny and kept going and going and going.

:hug:

heres to allergy meds and a good night's sleep!

melatonin from the vitamin section of a store is truly a natural remedy that works, i've tried it, but i also take an antidepressant and there is some concern about interaction, although unlikely, melatonin is a precursor of seretonin and the issues becomes the fact that it might cause a seretonin overload which can make you more nervous and not feel good.

As for the answer to alcohol's stimulant effect. Alcohol and other depressants are also disihibitors and thus, energy that was formerly being used for inhibition of behavior that part of you might find to be inappropriate or just wrong :wtf: is freed and that energizes you.

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GenDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-15-07 10:46 PM
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23. Yup-per
And that is why I limit my alcohol consumption. I wear my heart on my sleeve without the booze. I have had many occasions when I have woken up after a night of partyin feeling just a wee bit embarrassed over a performance that I put on. I also have felt almost a peyote-like self awareness that has sometimes led me to reveal way more than I needed to the wrong sounding board. Now, I very rarely string more than two drinks together.
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-15-07 08:38 PM
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5. Have a drink. repeat as necessary. And if you don't drink, remember that
warm milk DOES help. If you can drink milk, that is, which I can't, and wouldn't if I could anyway, having detested it since childhood.

Jeez, it's starting to sould like I'm tired too, from the look of that sentence right there.

REdstone
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GenDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-15-07 09:27 PM
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16. I like ice cold milk...
or hot cocoa. Chocolate has caffeine and that would not be good. Warm milk -- I think I must pass, :puke: but thank you for the caring advice, Redstone.

Alcohol has an opposite effect on me -- it stimulates me, instead of relaxing me. Same thing with pot.

Maybe the thunderstorms we're having in combination with an over the counter allergy remedy will give me the rest that I so need.
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-15-07 09:32 PM
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17. Yes, Benadryl will do it for a lot of people.
Redstone
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TOhioLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-15-07 08:42 PM
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6. try a nice warm bath...
...I swear by it. :hug: hope you sleep better tonight.
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GenDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-15-07 09:17 PM
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15. Thank you, TOhioLib.
:hug:
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mzteris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-15-07 08:45 PM
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7. sleep surfing or
skim sleeping, is what I call it.

Insomnia sucks........

stress
hormones (the CHANGE is really bad for that.....)
allergies
asthma
old pillow or mattress that needs replacing

You should get a checkup.....
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GenDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-15-07 08:58 PM
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10. That's what it is
Edited on Tue May-15-07 09:11 PM by GenDem
...skim sleeping.

Stress -- company husband works for is going under -- bad thing
-husband has been called back for second interview with another company -- good thing
-husband has a back injury that may require surgery -- bad thing. Should he be up front at second interview???? Who knows.

Hormones -- I'm 48 -- need I say more. Hot Flashes-R-Us

Allergies and asthma -- I'm allergic to everything

I just had a physical about a month ago, just before all this sleep deprivation shit started.




:hi:
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mzteris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-15-07 09:32 PM
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18. hot flashes
gawd - I HATE 'em! Covers off. Covers on. Covers off. Covers on. bleh.

And I'm so damn tired during the day! ack. Can't sleep at night. Want to nap all day. Go figure.

Have you tried Sleepy Time tea? Tylenol PM? Or good old Benedryl?

They "work" some sorta sometimes - but I hate sleeping that deeply as I have kids and am alone with them in the house so I don't want to be so asleep I can't hear/wake up for them.

I didn't like the "sleeping pills" I've been given either. Had a weird reaction to at least one (completely woooo woooo ditzy for TWO DAYS after one pill!!!!) and the others made me tired really tired and out of it the next day. So - I know how you feel.

I'd look at the allergy angle - but it sounds like hormones.

Hope your hubby gets better, too.

As for the honesty at the interview - well as an old HR Manager - I'd say yeah with the caveat - how sure is the doc it's going to NEED surgery in the next - oh say - year? Also, would it impact his ability to DO the job (besides any missed time from work for the surgery/recovery?) if so, you should be upfront about it. But - then again, I know it's scary if you're afraid you might not get the job if you're honest.
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GenDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-15-07 10:09 PM
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20. I found this over the counter Nighttime sleep aid in my med cabinet
I just took a couple. We'll see what happens.

The insomnia started as soon as the weather changed. Our spring has been late. The hot flashes in bed are way more than I can take, as if the daytime ones are any walk in the park. I actually have had to change my pajamas. The sweating between the boobs just makes me crazy. Oh how I can relate to the covers on, covers off.

My husband is a buyer and warehouse manager for an electrical contractor. When they started going south they had my husband get rid of his drivers. That left him (at 54 years old) to do all this heavy lifting himself. This is clearly a comp case, but he has been reluctant to file a claim. He has been to physical therapy at the $20.00 co-pay sometimes 3-4 days a week. Our doctor did some reflex checks and he practically has no reflex. He can't even open a jar of pickles, for god's sake. Yesterday he saw the surgeon for the first time and the surgeon immediately told him no more working, mostly because he can't shift the truck with his right arm, and ordered an MRI for Thursday. The doctor also convinced him to file the comp claim, as he is convinced that his injuries are work related. He went in and told his boss, and they agreed to have him work from home, so he has the fax machine set up here and is coordinating and doing all the purchasing from here. The comp claim will at least protect him. Tonight the contractor that interviewed him a couple weeks ago called and wants him to meet their Buffalo team (this is the biggest electrical contractor in NY State) on Tuesday. The new job will most likely be purchasing, expediting, and managing a warehouse, so a back injury should not effect his ability to do his job. The new company knows that his current company is going belly up, and told him in the first interview that they don't want to pull him away until the end. There is a relationship between the two companies owners that goes way back. The end is suppose to be around August -- which gives him a little time to get fixed. It is such a quandary. I'm sorry for the long diatribe. I do appreciate you allowing me to vent this, and your advice as an HR person is most welcome.

Thank-you! :hug:
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-15-07 09:08 PM
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12. See a doc! Not sleeping is as unhealthy as being sick!
We rely on sleep! Hope you sleep well! I can't think of anything worse! I would rather have the flu than not sleep. :hug:
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GenDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-15-07 10:20 PM
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22. If this little problem doesn't get rectified in this sleep cycle
I am most definitely going to call. It really does cause a great deal of stress and the anxiety just perpetuates.

Thank you, Shell Beau! :hug:
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alarimer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-15-07 09:45 PM
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19. I haven't been sleeping well either
it's been very fitful. Lots of weird anxiety dreams. Worried about work, the future, whatever. Nothing seems to go right and all there is is stress.

It does become a vicious circle; the more you worry about not sleeping, the worse you sleep.

What makes is bad for me is that Monday I worked 14 hours and got home at 10 pm. Today was a normal day but tomorrow I have to get up and be in a 6 am.
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GenDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-15-07 10:14 PM
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21. I'm right with ya
Today is my long day. I just finished at 9:00, and started out at 8:00 am. My anxiety level is elevated for so many reasons that I've mentioned here, and a long day of working doesn't help. I teach Art part time, and next Thursday is our annual art show, so I have all this preparation in front of me.

I hope that you can get some rest! :hug:
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