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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-21-2008, 03:40 AM Thread Starter
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3:30am, What do you do when you can't fall asleep?

Usually when I can't fall asleep it is one of three things, each with a different remedy.
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My brain won't turn off, in which case I get up and write a list of the things swirling in my head so I can fall asleep knowing I won't forget them and they'll be waiting for me in the morning to address.
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Health problems, and I just have to wait for them to work their course.
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Hungry, so I will get up and either have hot Ovaltine (w/ Bailey's in winter) and toast or a few saltine crackers and water. Just enough to make my belly not feel so empty.

*just finished some crackers and water, off to try to get to sleep.



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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-21-2008, 03:50 AM
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I work shifts so my sleep 'schedule' changes every week. Beer and television usually puts me out. When that fails I do these foot stretching exercises that I found on a holistic insomnia cures website years ago. It's supposed to relax and tune the whole body for sleep, and it actually works most of the time.

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I have one of those little daily calendars that are New York Times crossword puzzles, so I'll work on one or two or three until I get tired. My RLS is out of control right now. Finally fell asleep around 4 a.m. this morning and Cleo threw up an hour later. Second night in a row. And, yes, she's the kitty who shares my pillow.

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At least this morning, the hairball came with it.

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I just love rolling onto a cold squishy hairball, almost as much fun as stepping on one.

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Oh, believe me, I wake up at the first gag, but couldn't get her off the bed in time either night. She's just a two-gagger and it's over.

Cinderella, on the other hand, has a marching band, an emcee, and a special guest list for her hairballs. It's a big production number.

Wow, I've gone horribly off topic.

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Best off topic post ever though

I read a bit, or I listen to some nice relaxing music, or I stick on a dvd.
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When I can't sleep, I design things in my head. I'm currently "working" on the best hedgehog home ever, with warming pads, digging boxes, painted backgrounds, a real lawn area and twinkling star lights at night. I also have mental plans for a bridge & skyscraper cat tree extravaganza so Giz can play Godzilla, and a pirate-themed crow's nest scratching-pole/climbing tree.

I really should sketch them out some day, maybe even build them.
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When I can't sleep, I spend my lottery winnings.

Usually by the time I spend my first couple of million I am pretty drowsy.
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I got NO sleep at all last night. Just up/down and tossing/turning.

I know WHY, though.... I'm certain it was the Mr. Pibb sodapop I had with dinner at the restaurant. I know better than to have soda after 4pm... I bet my nap today will be a doozy!



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If I'm stressed, I make a list, too If I'm achy, I reflop all of my pillows in different positions on the other end of the bed and then reflop myself. If my mind's busy...I spend lottery winnings too I know exactly how much I'll give to friends and family and charity, but I haven't decided what I'll spend my share on yet. If I'm depressed or upset, I get online and distract myself until my eyes burn and head nods and I can't think straight and I'm so tired I want to die. Then sometimes I can sleep.


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