Posted by Agraba (16 posts) -

Or at least that's how I want to see it!

Truth is I am a sucker for it, I always let it win and the irony of it all is that I am doing nothing of value in those hours that I have gained by being awake besides adding to the percentage of probably getting a heart attack by the age of 40. I think I hate sleeping, actually let me correct that by saying I hate the 5 steps I need to take to my bed but the actual process of sleeping is something I love...

You know what this have given me clarity, good night!

#1 Posted by Agraba (16 posts) -

Or at least that's how I want to see it!

Truth is I am a sucker for it, I always let it win and the irony of it all is that I am doing nothing of value in those hours that I have gained by being awake besides adding to the percentage of probably getting a heart attack by the age of 40. I think I hate sleeping, actually let me correct that by saying I hate the 5 steps I need to take to my bed but the actual process of sleeping is something I love...

You know what this have given me clarity, good night!

#2 Posted by Seppli (10251 posts) -

Don't eat anything, or just a little, for hours and hours before bedtime. You'll sleep like a baby deer.

#3 Posted by OfficeGamer (1087 posts) -

@Seppli said:

You'll sleep like a baby deer.

nice pun

#4 Edited by MB (12425 posts) -

Everyone always says that the secret to a good nights sleep is getting plenty of exercise and setting a pattern for yourself, going to bed at the same time each night.

Fuck that, that's what Ambien is for.

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#5 Posted by Wampa1 (672 posts) -

@MB: Doesn't ambien end up making people do crazy shit? I seem to remember a Bombcast where a guy "sleep-gamed" for 3 hours.

#6 Edited by MB (12425 posts) -

@Wampa1: Well, in a way it can. Ambien can cause retrograde amnesia. Which means it can cause the person to forget what happened in the hour or two before taking the medication.

Ambien is a great medication and has gotten me through some extremely difficult periods of insomnia. It's meant to be taken before bed...but I've taken it, gotten a call and then went to work and the next day I had very fuzzy or even nonexistent memories of what I did during that several hour period. I've gotten home from work late, taken an Ambien, and then woke up the next morning not remembering how I got at home or what I did when I got there. It's quite the strange phenomenon. It's happened to some degree every time I've taken it for sleep, but one of my friends who has used it several times has never reported the same experience.

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#7 Posted by believer258 (11914 posts) -

@MB: Yeah, but I don't like not remembering the previous night.

I don't know if I've got insomnia or not, but I do know that I often lay down at 10:00 or so and can't actually go to sleep until around 12 or later. It's infuriating.

#8 Posted by MB (12425 posts) -

@believer258: That's definitely not insomnia, dude...that's kinda nothing actually. Thankfully I don't need Ambien anymore really, but in the past I've gone up to three nights in a row without sleepping at all, then the rest of the days in that week I'd get like two hours tops.

Trust me, after two or three days without sleep you would be begging your doctor for anything to help get you to sleep. A little amnesia is a small price to pay for a restful nights sleep when nothing else works.

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#9 Edited by Agraba (16 posts) -

Ambien huh, that's a good tip but I hate the fact that I could use medicine to treat it. The first step would be realizing its a problem which I do not, and yeah I know this is not AA.

I guess I'll look into it if I start feeling like I really have to though thanks for the tip guys!

#10 Posted by Demoskinos (14839 posts) -
@MB

@Wampa1: Well, in a way it can. Ambien can cause retrograde amnesia. Which means it can cause the person to forget what happened in the hour or two before taking the medication.

Ambien is a great medication and has gotten me through some extremely difficult periods of insomnia. It's meant to be taken before bed...but I've taken it, gotten a call and then went to work and the next day I had very fuzzy or even nonexistent memories of what I did during that several hour period. I've gotten home from work late, taken an Ambien, and then woke up the next morning not remembering how I got at home or what I did when I got there. It's quite the strange phenomenon. It's happened to some degree every time I've taken it for sleep, but one of my friends who has used it several times has never reported the same experience.

Yeah.....that sounds....awful. I get promptly freaked out when I can't remember what happened before I fells asleep.
#11 Posted by isomeri (1278 posts) -

I find that a swig of whiskey helps.