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2011/05/19 13:41:36 (permalink)

Sleeping

I can't seem to get a full night's worth.
 
I wake up around 4AM and toss and turn until some time around 6 - 7AM when I then fall asleep.
 
Woke up this morning at 9:30AM!  I wasted most of my Roadfood day!
 
Just ranting.
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    Michael Hoffman
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    Re:Sleeping 2011/05/19 13:50:44 (permalink)
    Boy, do I know about waking at 4 a.m. But I can't help wondering why it is that when I HAVE to get up at that time to go fishing or hunting I have to use an alarm clock.
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    felix4067
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    Re:Sleeping 2011/05/19 14:59:07 (permalink)
    I have the same, yet opposite problem. It's a rare day that I fall asleep before 4am, regardless of when I have to get up. Although if left to my own devices, I don't wake up until 11am or noon, so I guess I do get enough sleep as long as work or other commitments don't drag me kicking and screaming from bed earlier than that.
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    Sundancer7
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    Re:Sleeping 2011/05/19 15:02:59 (permalink)
    Now that I am retired officially, I usually and awake by 3-4AM.  I find something to do with the computer and take about 2-3 more naps during the day.  I sorta find it very pleasant.
     
    Paul E. Smith
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    Michael Hoffman
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    Re:Sleeping 2011/05/19 15:07:15 (permalink)
    I can't nap. That is, if I do nap during the day I can never get to sleep that night.
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    mar52
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    Re:Sleeping 2011/05/19 15:11:30 (permalink)
    I can't get out of bed if I'm awake.  I just toss and turn with my brain going a mile a minute with some song in my head playing in the background.
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    chewingthefat
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    Re:Sleeping 2011/05/19 17:37:49 (permalink)
    Get another bed, if you have room, additional pillows, if you wake up, get up get in it, you'll be asleep in minutes....Please remit $300.00, Thank You!
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    mar52
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    Re:Sleeping 2011/05/19 19:00:57 (permalink)
    But it's only 28 years old.  Time for a new thread!
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    chewingthefat
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    Re:Sleeping 2011/05/19 20:15:46 (permalink)
    mar52

    But it's only 28 years old.  Time for a new thread!

    I mean, sleep in your old one, when you wake up, change to the new one...$300.00 additional, please remit at once!!

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    Re:Sleeping 2011/05/19 20:41:31 (permalink)
    Call up Chewy, I almost fall a sleep when I talk to him............
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    Re:Sleeping 2011/05/20 18:44:23 (permalink)
    What's this $300 bit---you charged me $450.
    And the other bed is in the other room, going from one to the other I walked into the wall--changing beds in the middle of the night, in the dark, is dangerous. 
     
    Stick with the hot dogs and soup Chewy. 
    As a shrink
    you ----- !
    Actually Tom, that may work, I will try it.
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    mar52
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    Re:Sleeping 2011/05/20 18:49:06 (permalink)
    Now I'm going to stay up all night worrying about where I'm going to find $300.
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    chewingthefat
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    Re:Sleeping 2011/05/20 20:27:33 (permalink)
    the ancient mariner

    What's this $300 bit---you charged me $450.
    And the other bed is in the other room, going from one to the other I walked into the wall--changing beds in the middle of the night, in the dark, is dangerous. 

    Stick with the hot dogs and soup Chewy. 
    As a shrink
    you ----- !
    Actually Tom, that may work, I will try it.

    LOL, Ancient One,...... it does work, trying to fall back asleep in conditions you know are going to keep you awake doesn't work, mainly because you feel it won't, the small change works miracles..snore!

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    chewingthefat
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    Re:Sleeping 2011/05/20 20:30:18 (permalink)
    mar52

    Now I'm going to stay up all night worrying about where I'm going to find $300.

    Mar, I take Pay Pal, now go to sleep!

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    Re:Sleeping 2011/05/20 22:18:10 (permalink)
    your body tells itself when its had enough sleep.
    I wake up tired regardless if I've had 5 hrs. or 8 hrs. of sleep.
    don't let those TV commercials fool you about waking up rested & ready to go with a smile on your face & ready to face the day, BULLS#%T!!!!
    make the most of your waking hours. most of us aren't spring chickens.
    WE'LL SLEEP ENOUGH WHEN WE'RE DEAD.
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    Re:Sleeping 2011/05/20 23:03:55 (permalink)
    How are we gonna know if we're sleeping or if we're dead?  I'm guessing it's not going to matter since The Rapture is tomorrow.....
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    Re:Sleeping 2011/05/21 04:23:34 (permalink)
    Mar52,
    All joking aside, you might want to go to a specialist who deals in sleep disorders. Spend a night in a sleep lab and get checked out. I did and they discovered I have Sleep Apnea. It can effect your health big time. I now use a CPAP Machine, (Continuous Positive Air Pressure) at night and get a quality nights sleep. Recent studies have shown the devastating effects of not getting a good nights sleep. Not something to blow off lightly.
    Common misconception----Drinking booze helps you sleep. The exact opposite is true. Alcohol consumption actually disrupts sleep.
    http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/guide/important-sleep-habits
    Signed,
    Dr. Foodbme
    post edited by Foodbme - 2011/05/21 04:28:21
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    mar52
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    Re:Sleeping 2011/05/21 12:33:32 (permalink)
    Thanks.  My doctor prescribed Ambien a few years ago.  When I was working I would take it only on Saturday nights so that I could sleep in Sunday mornings and stock pile them.
     
    It used to work.  Now I find if I take one, the next night I'm wide awake and can't fall asleep.
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    Re:Sleeping 2011/05/21 12:42:51 (permalink)
    mar52

    Thanks.  My doctor prescribed Ambien a few years ago.  When I was working I would take it only on Saturday nights so that I could sleep in Sunday mornings and stock pile them.

    It used to work.  Now I find if I take one, the next night I'm wide awake and can't fall asleep.

    Ambien can have some nasty side effects...try St. John's Wort
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    mar52
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    Re:Sleeping 2011/05/21 12:52:44 (permalink)
    I blame all of my over eating on Ambien.
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    Re:Sleeping 2011/05/21 15:55:04 (permalink)
    Has anyone ever been to a sleep clinic and NOT been diagnosed with sleep apnea? I know several people who have gone and every one of the were prescribed the sleeping machines. Do you suppose every person alive has sleep apnea?
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    Re:Sleeping 2011/05/21 16:24:12 (permalink)
    mbrookes
    Has anyone ever been to a sleep clinic and NOT been diagnosed with sleep apnea? I know several people who have gone and every one of the were prescribed the sleeping machines. Do you suppose every person alive has sleep apnea?

    Have you been to a Sleep Lab? Do you have Sleep Apnea? "Several People" does not constitute a valid sample. First, you need to be referred to a sleep lab by a Doctor. Your "People" probably told their Dr their symptoms and the Dr sent them. People don't go to Sleep Labs just for the Hell of it. 
    Do you know the symptoms of Sleep Apnea? Probably not. So here they are:
    http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/tc/sleep-apnea-symptoms
    Anyone who has any of these symptoms should see a Doctor for evaluation. Sleep Apnea is nothing to fool with. It can lead to a shorter life, as in DEATH!
    What Are the Effects of Sleep Apnea?
    If left untreated, sleep apnea can result in a growing number of health problems including:
    • High blood pressure
    • Stroke
    • Heart failure, irregular heart beats, and heart attacks
    • Diabetes
    • Depression
    • Worsening of ADHD 
    In addition, untreated sleep apnea may be responsible for poor performance in everyday activities, such as at work and school, motor vehicle crashes, as well as academic underachievement in children and adolescents.
     http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/sleep-apnea/sleep-apnea
    So mbrookes, educate yourself and your loved ones. You may save your life and theirs.
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    Re:Sleeping 2011/05/23 11:40:06 (permalink)
    Foodbme, sorry if I pushed a hot button. I know it is serious, and the people I know who are using the machines have all benefitted greatly. I was trying to be light, but I suppose it was in bad taste, Sorry.
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    Re:Sleeping 2011/05/23 14:05:11 (permalink)
    mbrookes

    Foodbme, sorry if I pushed a hot button. I know it is serious, and the people I know who are using the machines have all benefitted greatly. I was trying to be light, but I suppose it was in bad taste, Sorry.

    Thank you for the clarification and apology. I appreciate you doing that.
    It is a hot button with me because I've been there, realize the problems and the solutions are there. I know there are so many people that have it and don't know what it is. Like so many other diseases, it's a silent killer. Sometimes not so silent when someone falls asleep behind the wheel due to lack of sleep and runs into someone possibly killing them.
    If we put the same emphasis on Sleep Apnea as we do Drunk Driving we could save a lot of lives.
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    Re:Sleeping 2011/05/23 14:15:31 (permalink)
    I'm with you Foodbme.  I resisted going to get a study for years even though I knew for sure that I had sleep apnea.  When I finally went, the tech got so nervous that he just hooked me up to a CPAP in the middle of the night.  My O2 sat was apparently in the mid 70s at that point.  When the results of the test came back I found out I was waking up 142 times an hour.  In other words, I never slept more than a few seconds at a time.  And I could fall asleep anywhere anytime in a matter of moments.   Places including work, movies, and yes even a time or two at a red light.
     
    I'll never forget the day that I brought home my CPAP.  I told my wife I was going to test it out.  5 hours later she came in and asked if we were going to eat dinner that night.  I've only gone one or two nights without it since then and that was becasue the power was out or I had such a bad cold there was no breathing through the nose.   I know it saved my life.   
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    Re:Sleeping 2011/05/23 14:30:59 (permalink)
    Thanx Hatteras 04. If we can just get a few Roadfooder's to get checked out, this thread will be definately worth it. If any of you Roadfooder's do decide to take action, please let us know.
    It affects all ages but especially older, overweight people. Don't sleep well, tired all the time, fall asleep during the day, you snore, your sig other tells you you stop breathing during the night???????? Get to a Dr. and Sleep Lab pronto!
    Your life will change dramatically for the better!
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    Re:Sleeping 2011/05/23 14:42:35 (permalink)
    Agree.  And make sure to LISTEN to your partner.  I kept assuring my wife I was fine until she finally started writing down how many seconds I was going without breathing and showed it to me.  That finally opened my eyes to how serious this is.
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