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Quick Advice:

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Nix, 5 Feb 2006.

  1. Nix


    Joined: 26 Dec 2005

    Posts: 19,841

    Right guys and gals. What's your advice?

    I woke up last night at 10pm because i've had insomnia and sleeping problems for best part of last week and it finally caught up with me. I've now been up all night and it's now 9:39am.

    My question is: Is it worth me going to sleep now and risk sleeping the day again or just fight the fatigue for the day and stay awake?

    Cheers :)
  2. Gilly

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 95,526

    Location: I'm back baby!

    Try setting an alarm, that usually wakes me up.

    Go see your doc about your sleeping problems.
  3. Nix


    Joined: 26 Dec 2005

    Posts: 19,841

    I did when I was at home, he gave me some anti-depressants (I was getting headaches related to depression too - although I didn't feel depressed). I don't like taking them though or any sleep medication as I just end up in a long daze. My alarm does wake me up but i'll more than likely just whack it and fall asleep again - it's a bad habit.
  4. Lostkat


    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 8,106

    Location: Deepest Darkest Leics

    I'd probably have a kip now if you're tired, and set your alarm for a couple of hours' time. Then, try and stay awake until your proper bedtime.

    I found that a great cure for insomnia was not being on the internet all night long. I used to be awake all night when I was at Uni and on the net until silly hours. Now I'm at work, and have to be up in the morning, I force myself to go to bed at 11pm whether I'm tired or not.

    Exercise also helps you sleep much better.

    p.s. Get yourself an annoying alarm, and put it over the other side of the room. Mine is a cockeral crowing. Drives me mad!
  5. Nix


    Joined: 26 Dec 2005

    Posts: 19,841

    Yea, I would have a nap, but I know myself too well in this department as i've had sleep problems for coming on two years now and i'd probably end up sleeping through till 10pm again. I've been on the net all night, but mainly because nothing was good on TV and I had no company being as my flatmates went to bed an hour after I woke up.

    Problem I have when i'm tired is that my eyes go very blurry and I find it difficult to see lol.
    Last edited: 5 Feb 2006
  6. Burbleflop


    Joined: 7 May 2003

    Posts: 4,247

    Location: Away from here

    I do the same them when I've got an early (4am or so when I have a plane to catch) start. If I have the alarm next to the bed I'll turn it off and go back to sleep.