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I can't get no sleep

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by OnlyOneWayHome, Jul 22, 2009.

  1. OnlyOneWayHome


    Thread Starter

    Location: Lancashire

    As you can tell, it's quarter past three in the morning and I'm wide awake. I have a really important meeting in 6 hours and so far have only been able to sleep for about one hour!!!

    I'm actually working away and am in a very nice hotel in Sheffield, I've had a couple of Guiness but still to no avail. I feel really tired but just lie there awake.

    I seem to have developed insomnia and nothing I seem to do, is curing it. Help, do any of the rest of you have this problem and if so, how do you get to sleep and stay asleep?
  2. graycat


    Location: Londinium
    I feel for you, mate. I quite often find my body clock out of synch with the real world but sometimes that's the nature of the job. Personally I usually find if it hard to sleep if I've not done any exercise for a few days.

    Oh one of my team has full on insomnia which is both a curse and a blessing..... especially when he just logs on from home at 2am and gets on with work! :) lol
  3. That's horrible, i never really sleep properly when away.

    Best thing I find is have a couple of pints & a very late night. Otherwise I end up waking up about 5 times.

    Hope you eventually got some sleep & the meeting went ok ??
  4. andysjt


    Location: staffordshire
    i had sleep problems for years , I can go weeks with limited sleep but is will catch up with you in the end , having a lie-in on a Sunday is little use when you don’t have a reasonable sleep pattern

    from what you say ,you have things on your mind . well that’s what disturbs my sleep also so i went to the doctors ,& his advise was to sleep with a pen & paper ?,sounds daft i know ,but what you do is write down the things on your mind & add to the list as you lay awake trying to get off to sleep , then before you know it, it’s time to wake up try it ,it works most of the time ( for me anyway )
  5. That also helps to do during the day.

    Went on a 'Getting Thing Done' training course last year. Yes - big groan - just as I did - another time management course.

    But some of the things they taught - have been very useful & have actually worked & made a huge difference.

    One of them, was always carry pen & paper, whatever you remember, write it down immediately. If it's something you need to do / buy / new project. That will pull the thought from your mind & you'll then forget it - without the guilt feeling that you've forgotten about something.
  6. D41


    Location: Orange, CA
    I have the same thing happen from time to time.
    I find that if I close my eyes (obviously) & concentrate solely on the sound of my breathing, within a few minutes I'm off to beesh![​IMG]
  7. i know this is a bit off topic but im the exact opposite,i sleep very well a bit 2 well actually,when i wake up my brain is 100% dead i just cant function,if it wasnt for my missus i would be sacked from every job for being late she has 2 kik and scream at me in the mornings and it is terrible to be lyk this i hate it but my mother is the same she has insomnia doesnt get off 2 sleep til about 4am every day ive tried going to bed early and late gettin up early and late n nothing works and according 2 the doc im perfectly fine,maybe im just a lazy cunt i aint got a clue hahaha
  8. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Sorry to bring the tone down a tadge but OnlyOneWayHome, have you tried banging one out :lol:
  9. D41


    Location: Orange, CA
    You call that a 'tadge'?? PMSL!!!
  10. kingfixer


    Location: bristol
    :toss: :lol: :lol:
  11. I was going to suggest paying for the porn channel - that usually puts me in fits of laughter before I fall asleep.

    Good luck with the meeting BTW.
  12. Edski675

    Edski675 Administrator Staff Member

    OMG that is so funny! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    I often wake up at 2 or 3am thinking about work stuff and the doc gave me amitryptyline (sp?) to destress but I prefer natural remedies, I hadn't thought of this one :D
  13. Burping the worm - helping blokes get to sleep since time began... :D
  14. D41


    Location: Orange, CA
    B*llsh*t!! - I'm not buying that for a second.....You speak with forked-tongue Ed! :lol: :lol: :lol:
  15. Edski675

    Edski675 Administrator Staff Member

    OK, perhaps it would be more accurate to say 'not in this context' ;)

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