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chagrin
07-11-2005, 08:46 AM
Other than myself that is...

Going back as far as 1992, I have been waking up every night (morning) at the same time, unable to fall asleep again in most cases. When I can go to sleep, it takes two hours. By then, I have to wake up to get ready for work, etc. in 45 minutes to an hour if I'm lucky. I tried the night time tab's but I wake up way too tired and cannot function the next day.

Here's the thing that I think is weird. the time I wake up ALWAYS in the same 10 minute time frame - 3:30 - 3:40. This morning it was 3:38. It's been like this for over 10 years.
I am 35 and in relatively good health. I used to be a smoker, drug user. I quit everything and I had this problem in both "lifetimes".

Anybody else have this or a similar issue?

htismaqe
07-11-2005, 08:51 AM
I have the opposite issue. I can't get out of bed in the mornings. I sleep so deeply that my kids can jump on me and scream at me and I won't wake up. I'm constantly tired during the day and have problems with falling asleep while performing menial tasks like DRIVING.

chagrin
07-11-2005, 08:53 AM
narcolepsy?

Fried Meat Ball!
07-11-2005, 08:57 AM
I have both the Swedish version AND the American one.

Saulbadguy
07-11-2005, 08:59 AM
I toss and turn quite a bit. I sleep on my stomach (can't sleep on my back at all), and I wake up when my arms fall asleep.

Count Zarth
07-11-2005, 09:00 AM
I have the opposite issue. I can't get out of bed in the mornings. I sleep so deeply that my kids can jump on me and scream at me and I won't wake up. I'm constantly tired during the day and have problems with falling asleep while performing menial tasks like DRIVING.

WTF. You don't have kids.

Unless you switched usernames with someone. BUSTED!

Ghostof
07-11-2005, 09:02 AM
I go to bed around 2:30am and up at 6:30am.

Einstein required only 4 hours of sleep.



I have tried to sleep longer but when I do I get headaches. When I fall asleep earlier then I get up exactly four hours later and will be awake all night.

This has happened the last 5 years. I'm not a drug user, I dont smoke (which I am glad they passed the smoking ban now they need to regulate smoking outside at the workplace) and I am not a heavy drinker.

For the longest time I was required at least 8 hours of sleep.

chagrin
07-11-2005, 09:05 AM
I toss and turn quite a bit. I sleep on my stomach (can't sleep on my back at all), and I wake up when my arms fall asleep.


Do your arms fall asleep every night?

Both of my shoulders, they slip in and out of the socket all the time (day and night) and fall asleep when they are out of socket. I have to prop them up on pillows to sleep. I also cannot sleep on my back at all, breathing difficulty.

What solutions have any of you tried?

Saulbadguy
07-11-2005, 09:11 AM
Do your arms fall asleep every night?

Both of my shoulders, they slip in and out of the socket all the time (day and night) and fall asleep when they are out of socket. I have to prop them up on pillows to sleep. I also cannot sleep on my back at all, breathing difficulty.

What solutions have any of you tried?
Pretty much, since I sleep with my arms kinda under my pillows. When I try to sleep on my back, I wake up and can barely move. Then my back is sore for a week. It sucks.

Count Zarth
07-11-2005, 09:12 AM
Sleep in the fetal position.

htismaqe
07-11-2005, 09:14 AM
WTF. You don't have kids.

Unless you switched usernames with someone. BUSTED!

You haven't been paying attention.

I announced the birth of both of my children right here.

Count Zarth
07-11-2005, 09:15 AM
You haven't been paying attention.

I announced the birth of both of my children right here.

I guess. This post threw me off:

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showpost.php?p=2499274&postcount=10

Fried Meat Ball!
07-11-2005, 09:16 AM
I have both the Swedish version AND the American one.
This apparently went over everybody's head...

chagrin
07-11-2005, 09:20 AM
went over mine for sure, so I didn't give it a second thought...explain if ya want??

htismaqe
07-11-2005, 09:20 AM
I guess. This post threw me off:

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showpost.php?p=2499274&postcount=10

ROFL

Red herring. Trying to throw the Senile One off...

Fried Meat Ball!
07-11-2005, 09:24 AM
went over mine for sure, so I didn't give it a second thought...explain if ya want??
Well, since I'm a movie guy, the first thing I thought of when I saw the thread header was Al Pacino's "Insomnia," directed by Christopher Nolan. And most people don't know that film was a remake of a Swedish film, also "Insomnia," starring Stellan Skarsgård. I have both.


It's OK if you don't find it funny... I amuse myself sometimes...

chagrin
07-11-2005, 09:31 AM
Ahhh, got it. How is the original?

KCChiefsMan
07-11-2005, 09:33 AM
I haven't had a good nights sleep in 7 years. It can take me anwhere from 1 hour to 5 hours to fall asleep (usually somewhere in the middle of that number). Sometimes I do not sleep at all if I have to get up early. I get up at 7:30am every day and on most nights I'll go to bed at midnight or so and fall asleep anywhere between 3-5 am and usually wake up a couple of times before my alarm clock goes off.

If I didn't have a buddy who gave me aderol (sp?) it would be hard to get through a lot of days

cadmonkey
07-11-2005, 09:34 AM
I went through a period, about 6 months ago, where I would wake up every morning at 4 am completely awake. I had a lot on my mind at that time and am pretty sure that was the reason for it, but it sucked all the same. I was averaging like 3 hours of sleep per night.

gblowfish
07-11-2005, 09:34 AM
I'm too tired to answer. My kitties wake me up every couple hours.

Fried Meat Ball!
07-11-2005, 09:39 AM
Ahhh, got it. How is the original?
Good... and it's a Criterion, so you can't go wrong!

ct
07-11-2005, 09:54 AM
Other than myself that is...

Going back as far as 1992, I have been waking up every night (morning) at the same time, unable to fall asleep again in most cases. When I can go to sleep, it takes two hours. By then, I have to wake up to get ready for work, etc. in 45 minutes to an hour if I'm lucky. I tried the night time tab's but I wake up way too tired and cannot function the next day.

Here's the thing that I think is weird. the time I wake up ALWAYS in the same 10 minute time frame - 3:30 - 3:40. This morning it was 3:38. It's been like this for over 10 years.
I am 35 and in relatively good health. I used to be a smoker, drug user. I quit everything and I had this problem in both "lifetimes".

Anybody else have this or a similar issue?

What time were you born?

chagrin
07-11-2005, 09:56 AM
11:36 am

Nzoner
07-11-2005, 10:15 AM
I can be dragging ass all day but come 11 or midnight I'm wide awake, end up staying up too late and feel like crap the next day only to repeat again.

BIG_DADDY
07-11-2005, 10:24 AM
Rarely, maybe 5-8 times a year. Usually a Sunday night when I have slept in too much that day and the lingering stress of work is on my mind. I have noticed when I miss workouts the chance of having one of those nights increases. My pops noticed the same thing. He misses workouts he doesn't sleep as well.

htismaqe
07-11-2005, 10:26 AM
Rarely, maybe 5-8 times a year. Usually a Sunday night when I have slept in too much that day and the lingering stress of work is on my mind. I have noticed when I miss workouts the chance of having one of those nights increases. My pops noticed the same thing. He misses workouts he doesn't sleep as well.

Working out restores balance. Makes you less tired during the day and more tired at night.

Count Zarth
07-11-2005, 10:31 AM
Put out a bowl of antifreeze.

RedThat
07-11-2005, 10:32 AM
I had a sleep disorder. It really bothered me. I would go to bed late at night, and get up really early in the morning. This happened to me on a consistent basis, for about 1 year. I had realized that both my body and mind weren't able to function properly. I went to see my family doctor, and at first he recommended sleep pills. I didn't want to go this route, so he suggested another idea, Sleep Lab clinic. I took this idea into consideration. I visited my Sleep Lab Clinic, and from my experience, it was the best thing I've ever done.
My sleep issues have been resolved. If your experiencing problems with sleep, take my advice, go to a Sleep Lab clinic. Get yourself monitored during sleep. You simply need to study your sleep to find out WHY, and what is causing you to not sleep well.

Ghostof
07-11-2005, 10:34 AM
for me its stress of hot liking my job, truck, and where i live.


being tied down with a mortgage and a dead end job dont help either

Bearcat
07-11-2005, 10:37 AM
One year in college I went from 6 hours of sleep a night to maybe 2 a night. I tried Melatonin (sp) and a ton of other stuff that worked for other people, but the only time I ever got more than a couple hours a night was when I went home. Hadn't happened in the 2 previous years, and didn't happen when I went back for my senior year, so I have no idea what caused it.

I have noticed that I need total darkness to fall asleep though. I had a windowless room at my parent's whenever I came home from college (the insomnia room was just as dark as other rooms in college)... and then when I moved, I spent a few nights awake before covering the window, and haven't had a problem since.

Donger
07-11-2005, 10:42 AM
Einstein required only 4 hours of sleep.

IIRC, Einstein actually slept about ten hours a night. Edison only slept four hours, although he took 'naps' during the day.

Saulbadguy
07-11-2005, 10:43 AM
My brain feels mossy.

Count Zarth
07-11-2005, 10:44 AM
My brain feels mossy.

You need to roll it more.

BIG_DADDY
07-11-2005, 11:04 AM
Working out restores balance. Makes you less tired during the day and more tired at night.

Stress is a killer. Single worst thing for your health in general. It keeps you from sleeping and can cause depression. I had someone very close to me who was on a bunch of meds for depression, had troubles sleeping and couldn't hold down a job. I told her if she really wanted to help herself she would throw away the pills and work out hard 1 hour a day 4-5 times a week and straighten out her diet. It was like flipping a switch. She has lost weight, holds down a good job and has no problems sleeping and has never been depressed again.

We forget that humans for thousands of years have always been very physical animals. Only with the recent developement of technology do we now have so many people with all these probelms. I think there is a definately a link. JMO

chagrin
07-11-2005, 11:14 AM
My brain feels mossy.


"I'm mossy Jerry"

Saulbadguy
07-11-2005, 10:20 PM
By the way, I laid down for an hour and couldn't get to sleep. Hence my posting. ****.

KChiefsQT
07-12-2005, 12:07 AM
I can be dragging ass all day but come 11 or midnight I'm wide awake, end up staying up too late and feel like crap the next day only to repeat again.


That's the story of my life as well.

Count Zarth
07-12-2005, 12:09 AM
UGH WTF SHUT THE **** UP, DOG!