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INSOMNIA last night
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Cowboy Joe    Posted 07-17-2002 at 04:12:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
Any suggestions or cures? Vacation I just had. My job sucks. I'm being sucked dry with health care deductions and back pay owed. I'm about to call my attorney to possibly sue the bastards. So what else is new? Other than these "minor" irritations, I feel "great." And if you believe that...

Andy in Ga    Posted 07-17-2002 at 19:00:10       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Legatrin,which can be bought at your local drugstore,without a prescription,will make you sleep like a baby.I had the same problem a few months ago.A friend gave me a bottle to try.Works like a charm for me.

Les...fortunate    Posted 07-17-2002 at 17:44:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
I never slept on my back until I broke my back in a logging accident almost 30 years ago. I had to learn and get used to sleeping on my back. Before that, I always slept on my side or even stomach.
These days, when I can't get to sleep, (which isn't very often) I find that if I force myself to lay on my back, I will go to sleep better.
Of course, some times your mind is just churning so much that nothing works. Sounds like that's your problem.

Cowboy Joe    Posted 07-17-2002 at 17:47:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yes. My mind was churning so much last night I could have churned some butter.

Dennis in Ma    Posted 07-17-2002 at 11:01:31       [Reply]  [Send Email]
As a guy once said to me as he was getting older - "I'm very quickly learning to do very little, slowly." Would that approach help ???

WallSal55    Posted 07-17-2002 at 10:33:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
Unusual as this may sound, there was a time
of my life--raising my kids, where I could only
sleep 5 hours a night. I thought that was all
my body required anymore. Unfortunately, the opposite was true. I was sleep deprived, (and not sleeping well was the first sign of type II diabetes.)
I am on my soapbox here: I tell everyone to
demand a glucose tolerance test from their doctor. It is the defining test for diabetes according to the ADA. Forget all the other tests, I passed them all for years! How long mine
went undiagnosed, I'll never know. I just eat
sugar free and doing great so far. However, another lady in town went undiagnosed 10-15 years, too. She needs an insulin pump. (Oh, and guess what was written on all my health history charts for family diseases--diabetes. I practice defensive medicine, as much as I can. (meaning I am pretty much boss, doc OK's treatment). You can catch doctors in mistakes, I have several times!
Sorry, so long, passing along my experiences, so maybe it happens to no one else.

Ludwig    Posted 07-17-2002 at 10:26:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Can't really help you much other than to say I
been there too.
I find that when I haven't been doing enough
physical activity I don't sleep as well. Taking a
walk before bed is usually a good ticket for
me, even if its just around the apartment
New York isn't such a bad place, I spent a
week one time in a hotel out by JFK, some of it
was pretty neat to look at. Went into the city a
couple times to have a beer and hear some
music, met some wierd and fun people. If
you're down you're letting yourself be there.

Another note, I also tend to be off my sleep
schedule when I come back from vacation.
Keep running thoughts of what we did and
what I might do next time. That too will pass.

Like one of the others said you might want to
watch what you eat, especially caffine. I had to
about quit coffee a couple years ago (I'm only
26 too) but now I can have it as long as its
before 4pm, after that I'm gambling with my
sleep time. That was a tough lesson after 5
years of college with whole pots of coffee.

Cowboy Joe    Posted 07-17-2002 at 17:39:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
I dig your post.

WallSal55 - Been There    Posted 07-17-2002 at 10:13:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
If you have insomnia, melatonin at bedtime helps.
Or 5HTP, the new safe alternative to tryptophan (sold at Kmart). No caffeine after 6 or 7pm, depending on your bodyclock.
Also, shorten your to-do list in half! Maybe
thirds! Your mind won't be moving like a ticker
tape at bedtime. My mind was racing last night
because I had done so much yesterday, with a few
things left undone.
Last night, I had insomnia, too. When days are
longest, it becomes more of a problem.
(I also have Seasonal Affective Disorder, which
is the first time I am sharing this on this board.
So, to all of you who live farther north than IL,
I never could live any further north!)
But a lot of your troubles can come from work.
But talking to others, online and in person, will
help you get perspective and cope better. Jobs
can change people, so think how this is all
affecting you, will it change you? Sounds like
it is. Take care and good luck.

Cowboy Joe    Posted 07-17-2002 at 17:42:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Took Melatonin last night. Didn't help at all. Thanks for your helpful post.

Ludwig    Posted 07-17-2002 at 10:21:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
I can't imagine living any further south, must
be dull when you know what the weather is
going to be like every day. We went to
Barbados for a week and it was 80 and sunny
every day, beautiful but boring.
'Course the last time we went to camp it was
70 and raining every day, but sometimes the
rain would quit and the sun would come out.
Then the clouds would close back in and
she'd start raining again!
Sure the rain was lousy, but when the sun
was out it was so pretty with the water on the
trees and the air feels so clean... Thats good

nerve wracked    Posted 07-17-2002 at 08:50:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
a couple good shots of jack daniels will calm them nerves. if that still does not work then go see a shrink.

GusandEdie    Posted 07-17-2002 at 07:33:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
For one you could move out of that concrete rat trap. If your job sucks as you put it find other employment. There are oppurtunities out there if you pursue them.

Cowboy Joe    Posted 07-17-2002 at 17:44:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yes. As a matter of fact I have begun the process of looking for other work. Takes time though.

jamo    Posted 07-17-2002 at 06:41:47       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I feel for ya. I was up all night too. Sometimes ya just can't turn your brain off when ya need too.

Cowboy Joe    Posted 07-17-2002 at 06:50:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm angry as H_ll. I called my attorney this morning. Hopefully the work problems will be settled without a lawsuit.

Cowboy Joe    Posted 07-17-2002 at 06:50:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm angry as H_ll. I called my attorney this morning. Hopefully the work problems will be settled with without a lawsuit.

christy..suggestion from a women    Posted 07-17-2002 at 07:44:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
im very sorry your having problems...not much you can do about the problems untill they are solved, but being stressed out about them can kill a here is a suggestion how to relieve stress...there is an herbal vitamin called valerian can even find this at walmart in the vitamin is the same root they make valume out of..but its all natural will not hurt you..take it everyday to calm your nerves..long hot soaks in a hot bath before bed...massages are excellent stress relievers to..providing someones there to give em to a tape player? put calm relaxing music on low at bedtime...dont laugh..just because your a man doesnt mean you cant enjoy a hot soak in the need to calm down..doctors orders you hear me!...:}

Cowboy Joe    Posted 07-17-2002 at 17:45:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks. Your advice is well taken. Now about that massage...

christy    Posted 07-18-2002 at 07:18:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
i dont know what to tell ya on that one lol, i guess your on your own lol...:}

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