Of course I get sleep when I least need it.  

flagg134 36M
1430 posts
5/4/2006 8:22 am

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Of course I get sleep when I least need it.

After all my restless nights I finally get some real sleep and I doze 3 hours past the time I needed to wake up. Now I feel like a zombie and there is no reason for it I guess its that too much of anything syndrome.

I didn't wake up because unfortunately I use an electric alarm clock and when I woke up it was flashing 5:30 am. I suppose what happened is a someone caused a blackout in the building overnight. Regardless lesson learned time to get me one of those wind up pieces of nonsense. I can't stand wasting days off and having nothing planned. I've called some friends all out or working so I guess its just a day to vegetate maybe clean a little. Ugh what a waste.


RF


curvymeli 39F

5/4/2006 10:33 am

Sometimes the extra sleep is a blessing but not when it leaves you in that brain fog zone - YUCK.

I only use my cell phone as my alarm clock. I usually have it plugged in overnight so there is a slim chance that it will be powerless (cuz even if the power goes out it probably got enough charge to last till morning), and I can program in different times and different tones to wake me.

Hope your day got better and you not only did some useful things but found some useful people to chill with, too!!

Meli


cactusass 55F

5/4/2006 1:20 pm

oh i have had many of those days before. i find if you force yourself to do something constructive however small, it seems like less of a waste. also try not to feel guilty if you decide to do nothing but veg.


flagg134 36M
1582 posts
5/4/2006 7:58 pm

Thanks guys it still feels like a waste I guess I should just chalk it up to a mental health day I needed the break from the monotony.

RF


header1979 37M
507 posts
5/4/2006 8:46 pm

Hey Patrick,

You have mentioned your sleep disturbance issue a number of times. This could be a symptom of something that you need to have checked out or could lead to other problems. Sleep is essential to both mental and physical health.

One of the ways to get a good nights sleep is to do things that are relaxing or don't agitate your mind shortly before bed time.

Do yourself a favor and get this checked out. It could be that you need Ambian or Lynestra or just a modification of your habits. I am not a a doc but I recommend that you see one if this keeps up. Seems like it has been going on long enough.

Header


header1979 37M
507 posts
5/4/2006 8:49 pm

PS: Even though I just mention two prescription drugs, I am not a person who believes in using prescription drugs for sleep. I believe in behavior modification techniques and getting to the bottom of what is causing the sleep disturbance.

Header


flagg134 36M
1582 posts
5/4/2006 9:58 pm

Thanks for the ideas Header I'm with you on being against prescriptions I believe we are over medicated as it is. I'm sure I will kick the lack of sleep to the curb soon. Its something I never really had a problem with till the last month or so.

RF


flagg134 36M
1582 posts
5/8/2006 3:01 am

Battery operated as a fall back now thats an idea all my clocks are a off a little here and there I usually run them fast to give me more time in the morning. If the alarm is near me I just hit snooze so I place it all the way across the room forcing to shut off the bugger.

Yeah I have tried it works though I'm not a big fan of either I should do it more often. Exercising I suppose I could do some in my house and sex would be great if I could find some. Besides I like basking in the afterglow to much usually leads to another round anyway.

RF


themisskrissy 56F
2302 posts
5/8/2006 11:11 pm

i have a CD alarm with battery backup.. i like to wake over a few minutes... i hate the only radio station here...so i was thrilled to get one to wake up to cd/fave track .... one day i will get a satellite radio for the house.. my pc is off in a separate area so it won't work for radio.. babble babble..

the first few months i would wake up to "the spirit of the radio" by rush.. (with my job i only had to be up early one day a week.. the rest were late shifts..) then i changed to the 1812 overture..just under 15 minutes.. i set it to allow that 15 min. wake up time..

a regular ringing alarm clock would probably put me in the nut house.. in 1990 i lived in an apt. building that had three arson fires in 6 weeks.. all were contained/no injuries....(another story) but the clanging of the alarm bells is a bit traumatizing..no big ben ringing clocks in MY world..

if i don't wake peacefully i tend to start the day with a nasty headache


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