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#76 Louise

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Posted 11 October 2004 - 03:37 AM

hit this link for several sleep-related articles

#77 Star of the Sea

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Posted 16 October 2004 - 04:20 PM

er moo here,

this isn't as helpful as Lou's link...but as a sheep I just couldn't resist posting this. :rolleyes: what can i say? :blush:

Sheep Art for Insomniacs

good luck sleeping and sweet dreams,

moo

P.S. Ayelet's a chronic member of this club. things that have helped in the past...herbal teas. making her bedroom more wecoming and comforting... getting a sleep lamp... lavendar mist spray... good night massage cream. (also with lavendar) writing out what's on her mind so she can try to let go of it enough to sleep.

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#78 Kirstin

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Posted 16 October 2004 - 05:36 PM

Clubs I'd rather not join..... oh well.

I'm currently on a COCKTAIL of sleep meds, Ativan, Trazodone, and Risperdal (that one's technically an anti-psychotic, but it works for anxiety related problems, too) and I'm still sleeping all day and up all night if I'm not really careful.

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#79 Phoenix84

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Posted 21 October 2004 - 06:39 PM

heya, new member joining insomniac's.....

i'm in the UK so thinking the time zones may be a little out for all you american's, but it's gettin late here and i'm sooooo not sleeping!! anyone else awake and feel like chatting?

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#80 angel31

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Posted 22 October 2004 - 04:52 PM

I have trouble sleeping to from anxiety and nightmares of what happened to me. I take a benadryl at night and that helps me to go to sleep.

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#81 Blue_Dolphin308

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Posted 30 October 2004 - 11:35 PM

I know that I need a med adjustment. I am waiting until my Dr. gets in the office on Wednesday. I have not been able to sleep well for the last couple of weeks. Hopefully she changes or up's my meds.

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#82 Nikee

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Posted 28 November 2004 - 03:02 AM

I took Tylenol PM and Night time cough medicine (I know that can't be healthy) four hours ago and I'm still writting this at 3 a.m.!!! Argh! I'm so bored right now. I've just watched three f*cking hours of South Park and now it's just infomarcials. Maybe it's time I look into perscription meds.

#83 BrokenAngel_90

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Posted 12 December 2004 - 08:20 AM

Hey everyone,

I read most of the responses here, but not all of them....

There's a couple of suggestions I have but I don't know if they were already mentioned or not...

-- Don't go on computer a whole lot during the day, and try not to go on the computer before going to bed, the radiation from the monitor makes you have trouble sleeping(for me anyways)

--believe it or not, masturbating before going to sleep helps really well, I was reading about it on a site for teens, but it helps for adults too!

--and one more thing, sleeping with your head pointed to the north might help too!

hope this helps!
Cassondra xo

#84 einie1

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Posted 27 December 2004 - 06:26 AM

i have that problem with not sleeping so am going to do some of the things you sugggest and log on to the dreamcatchers web site so thanks

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#85 Nikee

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Posted 27 December 2004 - 10:57 PM

Does anyone here do yoga? I just started a month ago and have noticed that I go to sleep a lot easier after a yoga session. That strikes me as odd though because I think one of the objectives of yoga is suppose to be more energy. :oo: I just don't know anymore. I'm so sick of my fluxuating sleep habits.

#86 survivor

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Posted 28 December 2004 - 02:12 PM

Kagome,

Yoga is also relaxing, so that could explain why you feel like you can sleep afterwards.

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#87 Nikee

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Posted 29 December 2004 - 02:38 PM

Kagome,

Yoga is also relaxing, so that could explain why you feel like you can sleep afterwards.

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That makes sense, I guess I'm just dissapointed because I joined yoga because I wanted some more energy. But I guess you take it where you can get it.

#88 survivor

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Posted 29 December 2004 - 05:32 PM

Kagome,

I have only done relaxing yoga. But I have "heard" the there are different kinds. Some that are more energizing and some that are more calming. (I don't know if that's true, it's just something that I've heard.)

Is Tai Chi (sp?) energizing? I've never done it, but maybe someone here might know.

I have found that exercise that gets me really working in general is energizing.

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#89 Nikee

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Posted 30 December 2004 - 12:04 AM

Is Tai Chi (sp?) energizing?  I've never done it, but maybe someone here might know.

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I'm not sure, but maybe it's something I should look into. Thanks Survivor. :)

#90 Rala

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Posted 30 December 2004 - 09:01 AM

heya,

I've had a go at Tai Chi... I found it to be more of a relaxation thing than energising.. quite calming.. though it does help to clear your mind a bit because you tend to zone in on your movements etc, so it can leave you feeling quite fresh in a way..

some more info here if you're interested, you can even get a starter pack to have a go here:

Authentic Tai Chi for Health



xxx rala B)


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