Warning

 

Close

Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
Member Login

Site Notices
Posted: 1/31/2011 8:12:07 PM EDT
Ever been so damn tired, but can't sleep? Like there is some subconscious thing unfixed....?
Eye's are burning trying to read this shit, on my 4th Jim and coke and wired out..got to get up in 6 hours to work....
if I take a pill I WON'T get up on time....been this way for at least 4 days.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 8:14:26 PM EDT
Originally Posted By hightech_redneck:
Ever been so damn tired, but can't sleep? Like there is some subconscious thing unfixed....?
Eye's are burning trying to read this shit, on my 4th Jim and coke and wired out..got to get up in 6 hours to work....
if I take a pill I WON'T get up on time....been this way for at least 4 days.
Try 3 years...it sucks...

Link Posted: 1/31/2011 8:32:18 PM EDT

Melatonin seems to work for me. You can pick it up at wally world or any corner pharmacy OTC. YMMV
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 8:37:01 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 161Infantry:
Originally Posted By hightech_redneck:
Ever been so damn tired, but can't sleep? Like there is some subconscious thing unfixed....?
Eye's are burning trying to read this shit, on my 4th Jim and coke and wired out..got to get up in 6 hours to work....
if I take a pill I WON'T get up on time....been this way for at least 4 days.
Try 3 years...it sucks...



Yupp...I've been suffering from insomnia since 2004/2005. Occasionally I'll get a solid nights sleep, but even then I wake up tired.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 8:38:19 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SGTcookie83:

Melatonin seems to work for me. You can pick it up at wally world or any corner pharmacy OTC. YMMV


Can I just say....you LUCKY SOB!!!


OTC sleeping pills and even RX just "helps" havent been able to find any real fix
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 8:44:46 PM EDT
Reading about insomnia always puts me to sleep.
'night y'all
'night john-boy
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 9:11:30 PM EDT
LEARN TO MEDITATE!!

I got over insomnia that way and now I can literally think about nothing when needed.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 9:14:52 PM EDT
get a job working nights.


i can't sleep at night, sleep fine during the day.

solution? night job
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 10:28:40 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SGTcookie83:

Melatonin seems to work for me. You can pick it up at wally world or any corner pharmacy OTC. YMMV


I too have had good luck with this.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 11:03:07 PM EDT
vigorous, long lasting sex... will alleviate the symptoms.
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 11:07:22 PM EDT
Try talk radio, like Coast to Coast AM.....
Link Posted: 1/31/2011 11:07:42 PM EDT
I have to sleep when it's light out so it's been a strugle for me to get good sleep. Lately I seem to get a few hours of half asleep half awake at the same time. Weird thing is I even dream while doing this, it's strange.

Link Posted: 1/31/2011 11:08:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tomtbo:
Try talk radio, like Coast to Coast AM.....


Yeah, The Merlin Project is coming up.
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 12:09:04 AM EDT
I have it big time. I work my ass off spring through fall 10, 12, 14+ hour days outside in the heat but we are off in the winter. It's like my body is so used to doing so much, and now noting....leads to me being up right now posting on ARFCOM at 4:09AM Good thing I like it here
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 12:28:20 AM EDT
I am typically an insomniac, at least several nights a week, now I get to deal with rotator cuff surgery and recovery which requires sleeping in a damn sling... Oh to sleep...
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 7:47:27 AM EDT
Originally Posted By cmeyer001:
I am typically an insomniac, at least several nights a week, now I get to deal with rotator cuff surgery and recovery which requires sleeping in a damn sling... Oh to sleep...


Been there done that. 2.5 years after the surgery I still have to put a pillow under my left shoulder when I attempt to sleep
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 8:13:19 AM EDT
Like the other posters stated, try melatonin and figure out the dosage that works for you. Unfortunately, my problem is not falling asleep but waking up around 1am and not being able to go back to sleep. Sucks, and I don't think melatonin can help with that.
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 8:55:33 AM EDT
I've never had any real insomnia, but I always sleep like a baby if I get a good workout that day.
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 9:03:44 AM EDT
A Lortab chased by a couple of Scotch's works wonders! The pop a Melatonin just before you nod off to keep you there.
Oh, and if you turn off the internet porn, it's easier to get to sleep too!
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 9:28:35 AM EDT
Jim and Coke? Seems like eliminating the caffeine would be a good first step. I have never slept worse than a night after large quantities of Jack & Cokes or Redbull & Vodkas. Heart pounding out of your chest, residual anxiety increasing as the alcohol wears off, horrible.
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 9:52:37 AM EDT
Went through this a couple of years ago and it was driving me nuts. Everytime I'd almost drift off my mind would snap me back to being awake. I started thinking about any changes I'd made to diet, routine, or drugs I'd been taking and came up with a culprit: Zantac antacids. I'd started taking maximum strength Zantac OTC for heartburn about a week earlier, and I discovered one of its possible side effects was insomnia. I stopped taking Zantac and within a few days I was sleeping like a baby.

OP, can you think of an y changes you may have made like this? Any new drugs, foods, or a change in routine besides not being able to sleep?
Top Top