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    Well I definitely hope not haha but I am taking this seriously-ish lol

    Last night passed out at 10pm and woke up at 2am, usually that’s it and I’m fked for rest of the night but after some surfing including a 318am beyond post I fell back asleep for another 4hours ish. Jackpot. But that’s also probably because I didn’t sleep at all the night before

    If one thing 2020 taught me is be grateful for good health. Other than this sleep thjng, zero allergies, zero underlying issues, just a little mentally disturbed that’s all.

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    When was your last annual check up?

    https://www.sleepfoundation.org/phys...lood%20sugar12.

    Keep an eye on your blood pressure for now. Make time for exercise, even for a walk to decompress.

    Also see if you are developing sleep apnea.
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    Beyond is so old balls now. Funny to see these kinds of threads compared to the stuff discussed 10+ years ago.

    Society is so woke about mental health, workout, diet but sleep rarely gets talked about and when it does it usually comes in the form of humble brags about how little people get or how early they wake up. Just like the other parts of your health sleep needs a lot of discipline and to be personalized. Learned quite a lot from this book written by a 'sleep consultant' who works for European soccer clubs and pro cyclists. Most of it is straightforward and basic advice that I hadn't thought about much before. My biggest takeaways were...

    - sleep hygiene i.e. no screens and devices or anything stimulating in the hour or so before bed. Basically wind down before going to bed. No screens or distractions in bedroom (personally I find TV in bedroom to be really tacky - I'm not a child that needs to fall asleep watching TV or staying in a cheap motel)
    - discipline: finding your sleep schedule and sticking to it every night including weekends. This one I struggle with the most. I'm guilty of staying up as late as I can on weekends and sometimes work nights. When people say they get up early in the morning to be productive and get things done in peace and quiet I'm the opposite by staying up late to tidy things up and organize my thoughts and just getting some alone time
    - adapting to your sleep chronotype i.e. whether you're more alert mornings/afternoons and trying to adapt your schedule around that so you can attack the most demanding tasks during your personal peak hours

    I'm not as disciplined in those areas as I'd like to be and sometimes life gets in the way but its a good set of habits to get realigned when sleep schedule starts going off the rails like it has been during the holiday break.

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    Didn't read all of the posts, but I've been trying out Melatonin and it worked for me.

    I usually pass out within the hour and stay asleep until the morning.

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    Life is nothing but some grand experiment to see what works at different stages lol

    Melatonin, valerium, annual checkups, vitamins, check check check, tried it all. Really need the gym back more than anything. Nothing like pounding iron and skating around the ice with the boys.
    The girl at doctors office said I had excellent blood pressure lol I giggled and she said it’s a good compliment.

    I suspect anxiety and stress built up over the years has a lot to do with it hence I’m a minimalist now.

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    You need the D maxboost.

    Due to my insane shift work I did for 15 years my sleep cycle was completely fucked. When I started a Mon-Fri job, I thought it would normalize over time, but it didn't, even after a year. I only did two things to make it happen. I started 3000iu's of Vitamin D (also good for keeping Covid from being too hardcore apparently), and also "Pavlov Dogged" myself, kind of like sleep training. I started going to bed and watching old tv shows that I've seen 1000 times over (ie The Simpsons) so required no thought. Now, if I wake up at 3am, I throw one of those shows on my tablet and pass out in 5min.

    The only downside is that if I watch the Simpsons during the day, I start getting tired, lol.

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    Been taking 5000IU daily of the D for the past 10 years

    I suspect a lot of it is still the body trying to regulate after 3 years of cannabis abuse

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tik-Tok View Post
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    I started going to bed and watching old tv shows that I've seen 1000 times over (ie The Simpsons) so required no thought. Now, if I wake up at 3am, I throw one of those shows on my tablet and pass out in 5min.

    The only downside is that if I watch the Simpsons during the day, I start getting tired, lol.
    I do this with old radio shows (Dragnet, Nick Carter, Philip Marlowe, Johnny Dollar, that kind of thing). It helps to have something to shut my head off. Another thing I've done is found onboard camera footage from races, where you just hear the car noise and nothing else. Listening to that will put me to sleep almost immediately too.

    And I found the same thing, where if I listen to an episode of Dragnet any time other than at night, I have a hell of a time staying awake.
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    Meditation music on YouTube seems to help

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    What about a big warm glass of milk (soya milk for taste), and a nice wank?

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    Lol yes, looking for a new live in gf for just that purpose

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disoblige View Post
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    What about a big warm glass of milk (soya milk for taste), and a nice wank?
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    Lol yes, looking for a new live in gf for just that purpose
    You can't pour a glass of milk yourself? Fuck you're lazy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SKR View Post
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    You can't pour a glass of milk yourself? Fuck you're lazy.
    It’s usually better when someone else does it.

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    do you nap during the day?

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    You can definitely build up functional sleep but 4-6 hours means its the most perfect sleep you will ever have. If you can do this, then yes, 4-6 hours is fine.

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    I have been having this issue for the past few months.
    I find I can't only sleep with the TV running a pod cast or something in the background.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sexualbanana View Post
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    I usually don't have a problem falling asleep, but staying asleep seems to be a major issue. On average, I wake up about 3 or 4 times a night. I was referred to a sleep clinic at one point, but ultimately there was nothing they could really do as it didn't really affect my energy levels or my focus during the day. Ultimately, the doctor suggested that I maybe wasn't going to bed tired enough, so he told me to try going to bed a little later, which has helped some.
    Interesting.

    This has been me the past week or so. Wake up a couple times, each time I'll just watch another eps of the Arroverse and then go back to sleep. Lucid dreams seem to hit early morning. They feel so fkn real and weird that I literally wakeup. I wake up feeling exhausted if it's from a lucid dream. Too intense. Will keep monitoring things.

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    I know melatonin has been mentioned - but the DOSAGE is also key - 5mg does nothing while 10 is what works for me.

    I used to struggle with restless legs and it (among iron and calcium) has been a HUGE help.

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    And some people need less melatonin as well. My wife went down from 5mg to 2mg and is much more pleased with the result.
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    I'd be lying if I said I didn't disagree.

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    ^ good call

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