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Old 02-07-2005, 02:33 AM   #16
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take 2 tylenol pm fall asleep around 8:30 pm...awake at various times throughout evening to husbands snoring or his elbows...
last night he got me good , and i said " chris.....jeez...!!!! why dont ya get that removed?" ( talkin bout his elbow ) hes such a spaz when he sleeps...
so I wake up at about 4...and just lay in bed....
usually i have pretty vivid dreams so ill lay there and think about my dream ...last night i had a dream i was having an affair with a considerably younger man so.......i rehashed a nice little story about that in my mind until the 5:45 alarm went off...
to be honest i will think about it all day today....
im just that pathetic ; )

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Old 02-07-2005, 08:03 AM   #17
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To sleep between 9 and 9:30 (and I go to sleep fast - bugs my wife)

Awake at 5:00 am for workout or reading.

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Old 02-07-2005, 08:26 AM   #18
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Late to sleep, early to rise.

Ideally, I would like to be in bed asleep by 9:30 or 10:00 but I have a terrible TVLand addiction that causes me to fight sleep until 11:00 or 11:30.

I wake up without my alarm by 6:30 but I could really use an extra hour or two of sleep.
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Old 02-07-2005, 08:30 AM   #19
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I have been an insomniac for the last 5 years. I am also generally extremely stressed out and worry about things. I have always been a light sleeper and my mind plays tricks on me in the dark. Oh yeah - that too - I'm afraid of the dark.
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Old 02-07-2005, 04:49 PM   #20
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me and insomnia, we go waaaayyy back.

i suspect my erratic sleep patterns became ingrained by my years and years of post secondary education. i got used to classes in the morning, napping all afternoon, and staying up until the wee hours of the morning studying/reading/goofing off. i go through regular bouts of not being able to sleep at all (fight club insomnia ) followed by two or three days of sleeping 12 hours a day... a week or two of semi-normal sleeping (if i'm lucky)...then the cycle repeats.

kinda tough adjusting to a 9-5 work schedule now that i finally have a job with responsibilities and am expected to be coherent.

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Old 02-07-2005, 04:54 PM   #21
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i love lots of sleep...i go to bed early and on days when there's no school i sleep late. i love sleep.
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Old 02-07-2005, 05:09 PM   #22
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i need like 8-9 hours. i usually get maybe 6. i try to go to bed by 10 but usually don't get into bed by 11, and fall asleep between then and midnight. then my alarm goes off at six am, but i usually wake up before that. i hate it.

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Old 02-07-2005, 05:16 PM   #23
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I'm another goes-to-sleep late, gets-up-early person. I have to get up at 5:30am, yet I go to bed around midnight, which is less than 6 hours of sleep for me, and I need more than that. But I'm nocturnal, so getting up early doesn't work for me. But I have to get used to it...
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Old 02-07-2005, 05:34 PM   #24
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I need more sleep than I get, but i've been getting alot of schoolwork over the past few months, so i'm averaging three hours a day during the week.
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Old 02-07-2005, 05:47 PM   #25
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I need 8 hrs. Sleep is honestly my #1 priority. It doesn't matter how much I exercise or how healthy I eat if I'm not getting enough sleep. If I have a test the next day, I will do WAY better if I quit studying when I'm tired and get a good rest than if I force myself to stay awake all night cramming. I usually go to bed around midnight and watch 1/2 hr to an hr of TV before drifting off. My earliest classes start at 10:30am so I can sleep from 1am-9am. I take a lot of night classes and still manage to work 20-32 hrs a week while being a full time student so I like this schedule a lot.
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Old 02-07-2005, 06:44 PM   #26
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I'm more of an evening person and tend to stay up late.

Then again, I love to sleep, especially when you can share it with someone else...
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Old 02-07-2005, 06:48 PM   #27
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I've been an insomniac for nearly 9 years... have tried all the traditional remedies, medicine, you name it... no use. The most annoying thing of all is that my best friend is narcoleptic - so technically, our sleeping problems should cancel each other out! Unfortunately, they don't.

HelloAngel - you're not alone in your dislike of the dark. I've never liked it either.

I'm completely nightblind too and get really pissed off with bloody stupid morons and imbeciles who say "well, duh, no-one can see in the dark!" Yeah, that's true, but most people's eyes adjust slightly - mine don't at all.
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Old 02-07-2005, 08:31 PM   #28
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Originally posted by fah
I usually get 5-6 hours.

Me too.
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Old 02-07-2005, 09:34 PM   #29
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What is this sleep that you speak of?
Honestly, I'm a university student, we don't know sleep...
Really, I'm an owl, I *can't* go to bed early (unless I'm dead tired) b/c I won't sleep, I'll watch tv or something. And really, it doesn't matter what time I go to bed/ how many hours of sleep I get I will still be tired in the morning cause I'm *not* a morning person. Usually I get somewhere b/w 5 to 9 hours sleep..depending. And on weekends I stay up, but I sleep til noon (I weekends).
And to anyone who can't sleep well, that sux.
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I don't have a regular work schedule - some days I work a regular day shift, some days I work an evening shift, so my sleep schedule is a little wacky. I'm almost never in bed before 2am, and usually make do with 4 hours of sleep if I have to work in the morning. If I work an evening shift I usually sleep in and get at least a full 8 hours, though.

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