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Old 10-08-2002, 05:15 AM
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Cures for insomnia?

I can't sleep!! This all started back on Thursday when i pulled an all nighter working on website design...and now I am really messed up. tried to sleep...got back up again...

It's rather funny to see Chris (UK) and Al (South Africa) log on...at about 3am my time...and then see them log off....and then the east cost folks start waking up. sigh...been here for it all! Anyone want me to put the coffee on?
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Old 10-08-2002, 06:12 AM
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I know, I am having the same problem, I am normally a night owl, but I have to get up to answer calls during the day. Since I work at home, luckily I can sometimes sneak in a nap. I try so hard to keep a regular schedule and I did okay sleeping last night....
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Old 10-08-2002, 06:32 AM
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I am an imsomniac of the old brigade, I understand your plight but feel there is little apart from medication that can get you back on track. I can tell you what NOT to do though. Whatever happens don't stay awake thinking that you will eventually fall asleep, you wont! My best advice is to goto bed at some horribly early time and force yourself not to move.

Failing that make mine an expresso
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Old 10-08-2002, 07:07 AM
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I'm really sorry to hear about all the insomniacs out there. My wife claims I'm asleep before my head hits the pillow.
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Old 10-08-2002, 08:10 AM
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One thing that helps is elevating your legs, like putting a pillow under your knees. I cannot sleep like that but it helps me to doze off, then I roll over and toss the pillow from under my legs.

If that doesn't work, I take benedryl.
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Old 10-08-2002, 08:17 AM
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Its obviously caused by the blood of your Transylvanian ancestors Greg !
I'm afraid I cant suggest a palliative as I'm gone as soon as I hit the pillow.
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Old 10-08-2002, 08:36 AM
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I've heard good reports about melatonin (should be available at any vitamin store).
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Old 10-08-2002, 10:22 AM
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If I remember right, you're a beer drinker. In case you haven't tried it, drink a case of beer. That ought to do it!

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Old 10-08-2002, 01:34 PM
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Greg, I feel for you. Sure hope you don't loose any sleep over it.
Hey, bad jokes like that should put you to sleep.
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Old 10-08-2002, 01:57 PM
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wow...everyone is in a goofy mood today!

gland - I used to be like that....

chiquitita, Mike, Doug, sjm - thanks for the advice...I'll probably avoid any type of medicine or vitamin since this has only being going on for about a week. I did manage to get a about 3 hours of sleep last night...more of a nap than anything.

Chris - No Transylvanians in the family tree...as far as I know! My wife on the other hand comes from an old German family, the Rabensteins, and I do believe one of the distant ancestors was forcibly removed from his castle by the local peasants...some business about extreme cruelty and depravity.

Ed - At my size (5'7")...If I drank a case of beer I would be beyond sleep...more like in an alcohol induced coma!

DJ - Thanks for the laugh...everyone needs a few bad jokes during the day!
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