― Nathalie (stevie nixed), Wednesday, 23 November 2005 15:49 (7 years ago) Permalink
― sleepless (jaybob3005), Wednesday, 23 November 2005 15:51 (7 years ago) Permalink
if you find any please let me know, i'm going out of mind at the moment.
― not-goodwin (not-goodwin), Wednesday, 23 November 2005 15:53 (7 years ago) Permalink
Maybe you can get a prescription and just use it on Sunday nights so at least you get fully rested once a week.
― Rebekkah (burntbrat), Wednesday, 23 November 2005 15:54 (7 years ago) Permalink
― beanz (beanz), Wednesday, 23 November 2005 15:54 (7 years ago) Permalink
Also, I was advised to take a small dose of anti-histimine like Piriton, which as Nathalie says can just help break the cycle of sleeplessness. (I was worried about not sleeping and the tiredness was multiplying the anxiety and etc etc). I didn't actually need to take the Piriton in the end, but I'm pretty sure you wouldn't get dependent on it (much better than alchohol anyway).
― Archel (Archel), Wednesday, 23 November 2005 16:00 (7 years ago) Permalink
― andy --, Wednesday, 23 November 2005 17:29 (7 years ago) Permalink
― j b everlovin' r (Jody Beth Rosen), Wednesday, 23 November 2005 17:36 (7 years ago) Permalink
As for drugs I can recommend Zopiclone, it's prescription only in the UK, don't know about the US, but it's not as 'heavy' as Piriton, which gives me a bit of a hangover.
― Zora (Zora), Wednesday, 23 November 2005 22:52 (7 years ago) Permalink
third or fourth night in a row where i'm looking out the window brighteyed and bushytailed at 4am creeping in over the hills. ggmkhfddfhuooplhxbm
― less of the same (darraghmac), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 03:08 (1 year ago) Permalink
Can I retract my recommendation of Zopiclone pls? It's horrible.
― Also unknown as Zora (Surfing At Work), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 14:23 (1 year ago) Permalink
Anyone ever bought pillows, duvets or beds that have changed - improved, really - their sleep patterns?
― djh, Sunday, 29 April 2012 21:18 (1 year ago) Permalink
i can only imagine this working if your current mattress is *really* shitty
― mookieproof, Sunday, 29 April 2012 22:46 (1 year ago) Permalink
agree, and yeah it happened to me. I moved house last year and ended up moving from a shitting Superman undersized quilt cover and crappy sofa cushions to a proper king sized duvet and feathered pillows. The moving house part 'may' have helped too, but the improvement in bed quality was unmistakably a factor.
― PSOD (Ste), Sunday, 29 April 2012 22:52 (1 year ago) Permalink
somewhere in all that I should have noted "and my sleeping improved", but I'm sure you guessed that.
― PSOD (Ste), Sunday, 29 April 2012 22:57 (1 year ago) Permalink
I bought a shaped memory foam cushion which seemed to help for a while.
Pondering a new duvet as our current one is tragic.
― djh, Monday, 7 May 2012 11:37 (1 year ago) Permalink
Anyone ever been to a (UK, NHS) sleep clinic?
I had this badly recently...coupled w agitation, often about things that were actually fine but I churned through each permutation
I quit coffee, I'm sure it was a bit contrib factor even tho I didn't drink that much
One other thing I find helps is going to bed at 8 and watching a film
Plus no alcohol or coffee or bad food during week
― coal, Monday, 7 May 2012 11:54 (1 year ago) Permalink
Turning computer off too
Sorry these prob too basic but they're helping for me
It's difficult for me because my work hours are often irregular or unpredictable but the closer I get to routine the more balanced I feel
― coal, Monday, 7 May 2012 11:56 (1 year ago) Permalink
kept awake last night by a swollen thumb, not sure if it's gout which I do get but fucken inconvenient. Had me drifting in and out of sleep and eventually getting up at 4am to get a painkiller. Then my alarm went off at 6.30 cos I neglected to turn it off with today being a bank holiday. So feeling about half asleep.
― Stevolende, Monday, 7 May 2012 11:57 (1 year ago) Permalink
"Anyone ever been to a (UK, NHS) sleep clinic?"
― djh, Wednesday, 30 May 2012 21:27 (11 months ago) Permalink
Any ideas re flinching/jumping/body-popping as drifting off to sleep and while asleep (often wakes me up)?
― djh, Tuesday, 5 June 2012 21:44 (11 months ago) Permalink
So. White Noise and White Noise Machines.
I've rigged up a fake one using a ten minute sample of Brownian Noise on a loop in iTunes to see if this is actually something worth investing in.
After 3 days, I am finally starting to get to the point where I can tolerate the sound of it while I sleep. It is intrusive, but not as intrusive as neighbours, street noise, pub across the road, etc.
I'm just wondering if these machines are programmable so you can make them louder in the evening/morning when your neighbours are most active, but have them not be so loud and intrusive in the small hours? Or is there an MP3 player I can get for Mac that has programmable volume for the length of a multi-hour playlist?
― Yes, Virginia, There Is A Higgs Boson (White Chocolate Cheesecake), Wednesday, 4 July 2012 08:37 (10 months ago) Permalink
First full night of white noise. Still only got about 6 hours. Seems like it makes it easier to stay asleep once I get there, but harder to get (/back) to sleep when/once I'm awake.
I just hate feeling like so much of such a basic thing like sleep (and all its effects on health) is at the beck and call of other people. The takeaway next door doesn't shut up shop until past 11, but stompy upstairs neighbour starts up at 6am. I don't even get to catch up on sleep at the weekend because of 1) pub across the road who thinks that licensing hours just don't apply to them (I can't even tell you how often I've complained to the council) and 2) church on the other side who take that whole "make a joyful noise unto the Lord" thing literally.
Coming to accept that, short of moving, the environment is never going to change, and I have to do something to make an environment conducive to sleep for myself. :-(
― White Chocolate Cheesecake, Friday, 6 July 2012 09:03 (10 months ago) Permalink
that weird feeling in a car or train when you fall asleep for a split second then jolt awake?
today i've had that jolt thing a couple times but without the dropping off for a split second thing, its kind of weird and i've definitely not been sleeping enough for some time
― coal, Friday, 6 July 2012 15:38 (10 months ago) Permalink