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VampiressRN
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From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2008-11-23 03:55 am   Permalink

Yawn!!! At least "A Night in Casablanca" is on.

 
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twitch
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Posted: 2008-11-23 09:54 am   Permalink

Warm milk, whole wheat toast with peanut butter, 1/2 hour before hitting the pillow.

Milk's chemical compound is changed when warmed, and it releases some, er... stuff (it's been a while since I had one of those month-long nights - details are scroggy), as does whole wheat & PB. Make sure the PB is natural (no Kraft sugar added, thanks), plus the protein keeps the stomach busy & helps take care of the 3 a.m. snack-time wakey-wakeys.


 
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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2008-11-24 6:24 pm   Permalink

More reading material for all of you wide-eyed Zombies....

CHRONIC INSOMNIA
For chronic insomnia, the treatment of choice is to change your lifestyle and habits. A careful evaluation can pave the way to better sleep by pinpointing habits that keep you up at night. A sleep specialist trained in behavioral medicine can help people with learned insomnia replace their bad habits with positive ones.

SLEEP RESTRICTION
People with insomnia often find that spending less time in bed promotes more restful sleep and helps make the bedroom a welcome sight instead of a torture chamber. As you learn to fall asleep quickly and sleep soundly, the time in bed is slowly extended until you obtain a full night's sleep.

Some sleep experts suggest starting with five or six hours at first, or whatever amount of time you typically sleep at night. Setting a rigid early morning waking time often works best. If the alarm is set for 7 a.m., a five-hour restriction means that no matter how sleepy you are, you must stay awake until 2 a.m. Once you are sleeping well during the allotted five hours, you can add another 15 or 30 minutes, then repeat the process until you're getting a healthy amount of sleep.

RECONDITIONING
In the 1970s, a Northwestern University professor developed a technique to recondition people with insomnia to associate the bedroom with sleep. These are the rules:

Use the bed only for sleeping and sex.
Go to bed only when you're sleepy. If you're unable to sleep, get up and move to another room. Stay up until you are sleepy, then return to bed. If sleep does not follow quickly, repeat.
During the reconditioning process, get up at the same time every day and do not nap.
The idea is to train your body to associate your bed with sleep instead of sleeplessness and frustration.

RELAXATION TECHNIQUES
For some people with insomnia, a racing or worried mind is the enemy of sleep. In others, physical tension is to blame. Fortunately, there are ways to release physical tension and relax more effectively. Relaxation techniques that can quiet a racing mind include meditation, breathing exercises, and progressively tensing and relaxing your muscles starting with your feet and working your way up your body a technique known as progressive muscle relaxation.

In biofeedback, people use equipment that monitors and makes them aware of involuntary body states (such as muscle tension or hand temperature). Immediate feedback helps people see how various thoughts or relaxation maneuvers affect tension, enabling them to learn how to gain voluntary control over the process. Biofeedback is usually done under professional supervision. Other relaxation techniques such as progressive muscle relaxation or meditation can be learned in behavior therapy sessions or from books, tapes, or classes.

See ya on the flip side!!!


 
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bananabobs
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Posted: 2008-11-25 01:11 am   Permalink

Now here is a twist, A roast in the crock pot... It apparently woke me from a sound sleep. My wife is, I suppose, trying to get a jump on Thanksgiving cooking, is cooking a huge roast in our big crock pot. The smell woke me up. As you can image from my rant over food, I'm a 2XL kinda guy and food is pretty important to me, well you should smell this roast, damn, it's killing me. We went to bed around 11 and judging by the size of this roast, it has until about 4 AM before it's done. That's a long time to stand here with two slices of sourdough bread coated with Mayo and Mustard...man there's some beans left over from Wood Ranch BBQ, what a marriage that would be with the sandwich...or maybe some instant mashed potatoes to go with the gravy or...
I've got my happy thought, I can probably go back to sleep, Psst, pot roast...see ya at 6:00!

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VampiressRN
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From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2008-11-25 04:55 am   Permalink

Mmmmm, that does sound yummy. Sat up last night from 2am to 3am...went back to bed but woke up at 4 and got up at 4:30am. All in all...5 hours of sleep...I'll be dragging today. Send me a roast samwich for lunch.

 
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King Bushwich the 33rd
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Posted: 2008-11-25 10:55 pm   Permalink

The sleep aid, tryptophan, always seems very plentiful this time of year.

Chicago Sun Times: tryptophan

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bananabobs
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Posted: 2008-12-07 01:35 am   Permalink

Garbage! On a Saturday night? 1:30am up again. ARRRAGH!

 
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bananabobs
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Posted: 2008-12-09 07:04 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-11-23 09:54, twitch wrote:
Warm milk, whole wheat toast with peanut butter, 1/2 hour before hitting the pillow.
3 a.m. snack-time wakey-wakeys.



PGJ before bed? I like it! It may put the weight up a little and the cholesterol level over the top but who cares if we sleep!

"snack-time wakey-wakeys"
I like it! I am going to add this to my vocabulary! Thanks

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bananabobs
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Posted: 2008-12-09 07:06 am   Permalink

In bed before 11, up at 6:30, straight through.
Why do I still feel like crap?
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bigtikidude
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Posted: 2008-12-09 11:40 am   Permalink

as I get older I am not sleepy as well,
maybe its my blood pressure, but I have to keep flip flooping more than before, to relieve the pressure in my head.

if I sleep to long, my head starts throbbing and I have to get up after awhile, if I sleep 7 hours or less, I wake up exhausted and still wanting more sleep,

good tip to get to sleep,
rub one out.


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GROG
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From: Tujunga
Posted: 2008-12-09 11:40 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-12-09 07:06, bananabobs wrote:
In bed before 11, up at 6:30, straight through.
Why do I still feel like crap?




You might have sleep apnea. Are you a major snorer?
GROG' brother was waking up tired all the time. He went and did one of those sleep studies where they test you overnight as you sleep. It showed he was pretty much waking up every two minutes or so all night long and never really falling into a deep sleep because he has sleep apnea. So you might want to try a sleep study and see what's going on.


 
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bananabobs
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Posted: 2008-12-15 11:56 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-12-09 23:40, GROG wrote:
Quote:

On 2008-12-09 07:06, bananabobs wrote:
In bed before 11, up at 6:30, straight through.
Why do I still feel like crap?




You might have sleep apnea. Are you a major snorer?
GROG' brother was waking up tired all the time. He went and did one of those sleep studies where they test you overnight as you sleep. It showed he was pretty much waking up every two minutes or so all night long and never really falling into a deep sleep because he has sleep apnea. So you might want to try a sleep study and see what's going on.



For a fellow that's not completely upright yet, your pretty smart!
Thanks Ernie, I have a complete physical tomorrow and that's one of the things the Dr. wants to look into.
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RevBambooBen
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Posted: 2008-12-23 04:00 am   Permalink

go'in on 5 days of waking up at 3:30-ish a.m.

what gives?

( this happens often)


 
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BettyBleu
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Posted: 2008-12-23 10:57 am   Permalink

you're turning into BambooSanta and getting ready to deliver new bamboo tiki bars to all the good little girls and boys....

 
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bigtikidude
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Posted: 2008-12-23 11:03 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-12-23 04:00, RevBambooBen wrote:
go'in on 5 days of waking up at 3:30-ish a.m.

what gives?

( this happens often)



I hear that old people do this a lot.
my Grandpa would go to bed at 7 pm and get up at 3 am to go get donuts.
then by 10 am he had to take a 2 hour nap.

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