To dream, perchance to sleep?  

johninokinawa 34M
8 posts
11/27/2005 10:31 am

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To dream, perchance to sleep?

What is going on? I can't get more then 3 hours of sleep at any given time. I've tried modrate amounts of drugs (conventional sleeping pills, melatonin, Nyquil), i've tried exercising later in the day, i've tried staying up unusually late, i've tried aroma therapy, i'm reading, i'm listened to relaxing music, hell, i've even tried washing down Percoset and melatonin with a Bacardi triple black (and two shots of Vodka). And still i only seem to be able to sleep in 2 hour increments, with anywhere from 15-45 minutes of semi-awake ruminating between them.

On the plus side, when i do sleep, my dreams have been active and at times intense. It's a welcome change.

Any suggestions?


PrincessKarma 43F
6188 posts
11/27/2005 6:04 pm

Maybe you should tak to a specialist? It sounds like there's more to it than just excess energies...

The Big Bang was the mother of all orgasms.PrincessKarma


johninokinawa 34M
3 posts
11/28/2005 2:23 am

I doubt it has much to do with excess energies (save maybe sexual frustration). My job wears me out enough that when i get home all i want to do is shower and sleep.
And doctors here are pill happy. i'm already on Paxil, which i actually like quite a bit. Their big problem is that they have very stringent definitions of "sleep disorders" that my situation is nowhere near.


PrincessKarma 43F
6188 posts
11/28/2005 3:40 am

Paxil? That could be it. Have you been on it long? BTW, you shouldn't drink while taking it, a chemist friend told me it has bad reactions with alcohol...

The Big Bang was the mother of all orgasms.PrincessKarma


johninokinawa 34M
3 posts
11/28/2005 4:06 am

I've been on it for about 6 months. I'm a very light drinker, ie once a month or so. The percoset+vodka thing was just to see if it really does knock you out like my cowoker said it did to him.


khest 40M
2 posts
11/28/2005 5:24 am

I all i have to say is insomnia. I myself have been trouble sleeping of recent and do not go to the doctors, since they are pill happy. I say its something nagging you in the back of the mind. Just my two cents of knowledge

Khest


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