Awake at odd hours and not being able to sleep.  

FritzTheCat1967 50M
117 posts
2/21/2006 11:30 pm

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

Awake at odd hours and not being able to sleep.

For some reason I have nights that I just can't go to sleep. I can flop around in the bed for hours and never fall asleep.
I have a new bed and yes I like it, my problem is that as an at home dad of 3 and working 2 jobs I just get to worn out.
One job is a part time while the kids are in school. The other I work three twelve hour shifts on the night shift.
One of those nights I'm up for 25 to 27 hours depending if the kids are still alseep when I get home.
I do like what I do and it pays well so I'm not changing jobs unless I find a better one. I just wonder how many others out in the real world hav this same thing.
Yea I'd do the milk trick but I need to save what's left for the kids in the morning. Oh well guess I'll go get my ass in the bed and hope that the sandman gets me soon.

leyndokona2 50F

2/22/2006 12:03 am

It's ok to work like that for a while but if you do it for too long, your body will suffer and you will age a lot faster than those who sleep regularly. I think some studies showed that people who work on shifts for a long time, alternating between days and nights, live 10 year less than others.

We are all different, sometimes I only seem to need 2-3 hours of sleep but then I need 6-8 hours a night for a few weeks. This is something you need to think about. Is it worth the health risk?

sassybelle21 33F  
13313 posts
2/22/2006 12:11 am

I'm insomniac So I obviously have problem sleeping. But I can always try coffee, watching cartoon or reading to make myself sleepy. Why don't you figure out what makes you sleepy and then do it? It might help

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