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Fia
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Re: The new insomniacs' thread

#161 Postby Fia » July 23rd, 2011, 9:29 pm

Latest post of the previous page:

Laurence wrote:the wood service usually does it for me !


Is that where they send the poor actors? The poor tennis start? Fill the stove? Varnish the banisters? :D

I know, I fully deserve for it to be my turn tonight :redface:
and :welcome: Laurence

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Re: The new insomniacs' thread

#162 Postby Laurence » July 23rd, 2011, 10:04 pm

Thanks Fia - nice one ! Thanks for the welcome, too.

shoulda bin world service :) ...........

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Re: The new insomniacs' thread

#163 Postby Dave B » August 10th, 2011, 3:24 am

Had a late (for me) night last night, went to bed at 1115ish. Shouldn't have had that late coffee at 1000.

Woke up 0130 dyeing for a pee.

That was the end of sleep so far. Stupid enough to have another cup of coffee when I could not get back to sleep.

Probably need another pee in about two hour's time! Just after I doze off again.

Futter, futter , muck!

Never mind, it's Wednesday tomorrow . . .
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Re: The new insomniacs' thread

#164 Postby jaywhat » August 10th, 2011, 4:05 pm

... or is it today?

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Re: The new insomniacs' thread

#165 Postby Laurence » August 10th, 2011, 8:48 pm

o sorry - should have been the world service ! )

many thanks for the welcome

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Re: The new insomniacs' thread

#166 Postby Dave B » August 12th, 2011, 4:44 am

Well, nearly half past four in the morning again! This insomnia is getting to be a habit - and I was only thinking a few nights ago that I was achieving better sleep these days! They say we need less Zzz time as we get older, I got about 4 hours tonight.

Still, I can use the time to work on projects. There was a prog on the radio couple of days ago on tiredness & fatigue. They said there that most of us spend too long in bed trying to get back to sleep when our body clock had slipped somewhat. The only way to reset it naturally was to go back to a more natural rhythm (paraphrasing here). From what I remember Alan C. must be an example of natural rhythm keeping, do you not tend to be early to rise, Alan? Do you sleep well otherwise?

They did say that a 20 minutes doze, not sleep and no longer, in the pm is actually a good thing - keeps you more alert in the evening but may not affect an otherwise good sleep rhythm. If it does tip into full sleep it probably will affect the ability to sleep later. Perhaps the idea of the "power doze" is valid after all!

When I feel the lids dropping in the pm, only happens if I am reading, I always put the radio on at a fairly low volume.

Used the time so far to settle a dispute about the orientation of a building in Gloster, finding Google Earth quite useful these days. Found the building, orientated they image with north at the top, clipped the it and emailed it to my co-projectee. We were both right, the diagonal of the building lies almost exactly on the NS line - so the front can be either the south or the east elevation - take yer pick!
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Re: The new insomniacs' thread

#167 Postby Alan C. » August 12th, 2011, 8:27 pm

Dave.
From what I remember Alan C. must be an example of natural rhythm keeping, do you not tend to be early to rise, Alan?
I tend to wake up with the sun; which is bloody early in Summer, in Winter I try to sleep as long as possible but never get past 10 am.

Do you sleep well otherwise?
It takes me a long time to drop off unless I've been at the grape juice; which I am now :smile:
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Re: The new insomniacs' thread

#168 Postby Dave B » August 12th, 2011, 9:10 pm

Alan C. wrote:
Dave.
From what I remember Alan C. must be an example of natural rhythm keeping, do you not tend to be early to rise, Alan?
I tend to wake up with the sun; which is bloody early in Summer, in Winter I try to sleep as long as possible but never get past 10 am.

Do you sleep well otherwise?
It takes me a long time to drop off unless I've been at the grape juice; which I am now :smile:
That means we may average out - I have to get up no later than 9am to take me tablets. But I usually wake before then anyway. May try moving the tablet time to 8am/pm.

I find the vino has variable affects, either soporific (but that means drinking more than I should) with only half a bottle the extra calories give me a boost of energy! Be OK if I had some way of expending it later in the night . . . Could go for a midnight run I suppose? Nah! :laughter:
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Re: The new insomniacs' thread

#169 Postby Alan H » February 17th, 2012, 5:39 am

Right! An hour is long enough for me to have stopped coughing. Back to bed.
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Re: The new insomniacs' thread

#170 Postby Alan H » September 4th, 2012, 4:15 am

Hmmm...Been up for an hour or so. Is it time to go back to bed and try to sleep now?
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Re: The new insomniacs' thread

#171 Postby Alan H » September 4th, 2012, 4:19 am

What's a helicopter doing out and about at this time of night?






OK! I'm going...
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Re: The new insomniacs' thread

#172 Postby Alan H » September 24th, 2012, 6:29 am

Just been dozing on and off all night - couldn't get comfortable and just didn't feel tired!

Have to get up in two hours, so better go back to bed. Soon.
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There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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Re: The new insomniacs' thread

#173 Postby jaywhat » September 24th, 2012, 8:27 am

Have a nice day, Alan :smile:

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Re: The new insomniacs' thread

#174 Postby Dave B » September 24th, 2012, 9:07 am

Alan H wrote:Just been dozing on and off all night - couldn't get comfortable and just didn't feel tired!

Have to get up in two hours, so better go back to bed. Soon.
Under those conditions I just get up and do things, but then, I do have the opportunity to pile up a few zeds in the afternoon if necessary.
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Re: The new insomniacs' thread

#175 Postby Alan H » September 24th, 2012, 9:31 am

I did get a final hour or so of sleep, but just finished breakfast...out in half an hour...
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1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
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Re: The new insomniacs' thread

#176 Postby Dave B » September 24th, 2012, 1:18 pm

Do you feel better or worse after that waking period then a further sleep one, Alan? I often feel even more fuzzy on getting up with that pattern.
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Re: The new insomniacs' thread

#177 Postby Alan H » September 24th, 2012, 4:49 pm

Sometimes. I pored over a spreadsheet for most of the day entering hundreds of dates, so that's made my head a bit fuzzy as well, so diffitcult to tell today!
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1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
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Re: The new insomniacs' thread

#178 Postby Dave B » September 24th, 2012, 6:32 pm

Alan H wrote:Sometimes. I pored over a spreadsheet for most of the day entering hundreds of dates, so that's made my head a bit fuzzy as well, so diffitcult to tell today!

Z z z z z z z
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Re: The new insomniacs' thread

#179 Postby Ninny » September 25th, 2012, 8:00 am

That spreadsheet activity is what's keeping you awake! I strongly recommend two things:
1. Get a kitchen timer, set it for 30 minutes, stop for at least ten minutes when it rings and walk away from the computer. Repeat throughout the working day.
2. For at least an hour before you go to bed, do something that isn't looking at a screen (tv or computer). Read, listen to radio, go for a walk in the rain.
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Re: The new insomniacs' thread

#180 Postby Dave B » September 25th, 2012, 9:28 am

Not sure about the walk in the rain, Ninny, but otherwise - good advice.

My problem is I sit there on the sofa, reading or listening to the radio and feeling nicely tired/relaxed enough to go to bed. By the time I have taken my medicine, washed my face and cleaned my teeth I am wide awake again!
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Re: The new insomniacs' thread

#181 Postby Alan H » September 25th, 2012, 10:31 am

Sitting in front of the PC last thing at night usually isn't a problem - I do it most nights without problems (although it can be for some because of the light spectrum). I sometimes take a cat-nap and usually feel refreshed afterwards, even if it's only 10 minutes. If I go to sleep at night and then get woken up after a short time, I can sometimes feel wide awake, making it difficult to drop back off again.

However, it's only a very occasional problem, so it's not something to worry about.

I felt like I was coming down with a cold yesterday evening, but took a lemsip and had a good night's sleep last night. My throat is rather sore this morning...
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There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?


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