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Just wondering how many of you out there have insomnia. Is it regular or sporadic? Are you naturally nocturnal or no? Is it mental, emotional, physical or combination? Do you deal with it in any sort of way? Sleeping aids, natural remedies, etc. How many hours of sleep do you get on average? Do you feel as if you have a sleep debt if you don't hit the average? My weekday life is 6am-12am. Weekends it can vary slightly. I usually get 5-6 hours per night but on nights like this I can seriously stay up until noon the next day. I'll probably stay up and put in my time early in the morning just so I can log off for a nap. I have too many things going through my mind and I was very overstimulated today. When people tell me to try meditation, I find it laughable. I would rather take something that puts me in a temporary vegetative state. If I try to not think and maintain silence, all I can hear are high frequencies ringing in my ears but I don't think it's enough to say I have tinnitus.
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I wouldn't say I have insomnia but just that I can stay awake for longer than I should. I only go to sleep when I start dozing off since forcing my self to go to sleep can take ages due to thinking of random stuff in the meantime. This basically means I have no sleep schedule so it shifts forward by a few hours each day. Sometimes I stay up for even longer than usual (like tonight) if I'm busy reading/posting stuff or listening to music. I usually sleep a minimum of 6-7 hours so it's good enough I guess.
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I used to for years. But now I simply sleep at twelve from now on. My sleep schedule really improved ever since.
May 02, 20 at 10:02am
I have chronic insomnia and sometimes, about once a month, I find it hard to sleep at all. The next day I will take a Lunesta because my stints of insomnia usually come back to back. Once I take a lunesta I fall in such a deep sleep Veru has to check and see that I'm still alive lol Sleeping aids are a really steep drop if you over use them. It can really screw up your natural sleeping state. Even if you only take a prescription sleeping aid once a week in can screw you up. That's why I limit myself to one a month if I need it. They can really help keep a work/life balance if you have a piling up sleep debt and you know how to use prescription sleeping aids wisely.
https://youtu.be/3nK4DAQf1Mg My sleep aids + no sound + blue light filter.... Soap making or carving, wood working, repair/restore, chemical experiments....
Jan 05, 21 at 12:41am
Idk if it’s because I’m getting older or because I properly taught my brain the bed = sleep association but I fall asleep in less than 10 minutes these days. I used to have insomnia though.. ASMR was my best friend. Especially this guy: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jbAy9MwBR-I His stuff is on SoundCloud, too. So I’d just put that on and lock my phone.
Personally when I cannot sleep from overstressing at night I always just distract myself with something like funny parodies on YouTube or something to laugh at.
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