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10/13/2014 11:47:00 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
For the past several months, I've had extreme difficulty falling asleep at night. I have been falling asleep at about 3, 4, and sometimes as late as 5:30 or 6, to get up to go to school or wake at about 10-12 on the weekends. I hardly feel refreshed by sleep and have even had hallucinations from lack of rest, specifically this: http://en.wikipedia.org...

This has combined with my procrastinating nature to f*** with me to no end. How have you people (anyone who has a situation like this) dealt with this?
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10/13/2014 11:49:05 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
This has also applied. http://en.wikipedia.org...
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10/14/2014 12:43:11 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/13/2014 11:47:00 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
For the past several months, I've had extreme difficulty falling asleep at night. I have been falling asleep at about 3, 4, and sometimes as late as 5:30 or 6, to get up to go to school or wake at about 10-12 on the weekends. I hardly feel refreshed by sleep and have even had hallucinations from lack of rest, specifically this: http://en.wikipedia.org...

This has combined with my procrastinating nature to f*** with me to no end. How have you people (anyone who has a situation like this) dealt with this?

Do you have an active lifestyle?

I used to have insomnia, and also sleep anxiety. I'm also a procrastinator. For me, I found that working out 5 days a week and basically being active all day really helped regulate my sleep pattern and allow me to actually fall asleep. Before, I'd lay in bed for an hour or two thinking about anything and everything... I don't sleep with the tv or anything so for me - that hour or two of silent introspection was really interesting at times. Sometimes I'd get weird panic attacks as well.

As soon as I started a 5-day workout routine though, it's been getting better. I also keep myself pretty busy throughout the weekend volunteering outdoors so that keeps me constantly active as well. Might help you. If you'd like, I can link you to the workout I started to see if it makes a difference for you.
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10/14/2014 12:52:12 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/14/2014 12:43:11 AM, Blade-of-Truth wrote:
At 10/13/2014 11:47:00 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
For the past several months, I've had extreme difficulty falling asleep at night. I have been falling asleep at about 3, 4, and sometimes as late as 5:30 or 6, to get up to go to school or wake at about 10-12 on the weekends. I hardly feel refreshed by sleep and have even had hallucinations from lack of rest, specifically this: http://en.wikipedia.org...

This has combined with my procrastinating nature to f*** with me to no end. How have you people (anyone who has a situation like this) dealt with this?

Do you have an active lifestyle?

I used to have insomnia, and also sleep anxiety. I'm also a procrastinator. For me, I found that working out 5 days a week and basically being active all day really helped regulate my sleep pattern and allow me to actually fall asleep. Before, I'd lay in bed for an hour or two thinking about anything and everything... I don't sleep with the tv or anything so for me - that hour or two of silent introspection was really interesting at times. Sometimes I'd get weird panic attacks as well.

As soon as I started a 5-day workout routine though, it's been getting better. I also keep myself pretty busy throughout the weekend volunteering outdoors so that keeps me constantly active as well. Might help you. If you'd like, I can link you to the workout I started to see if it makes a difference for you.

These are the months I'm rarely doing physical activity. Maybe that's the problem. I usually sleep better in the winter and spring and those are the months I'm active.
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10/14/2014 12:58:57 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/14/2014 12:52:12 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 10/14/2014 12:43:11 AM, Blade-of-Truth wrote:
At 10/13/2014 11:47:00 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
For the past several months, I've had extreme difficulty falling asleep at night. I have been falling asleep at about 3, 4, and sometimes as late as 5:30 or 6, to get up to go to school or wake at about 10-12 on the weekends. I hardly feel refreshed by sleep and have even had hallucinations from lack of rest, specifically this: http://en.wikipedia.org...

This has combined with my procrastinating nature to f*** with me to no end. How have you people (anyone who has a situation like this) dealt with this?

Do you have an active lifestyle?

I used to have insomnia, and also sleep anxiety. I'm also a procrastinator. For me, I found that working out 5 days a week and basically being active all day really helped regulate my sleep pattern and allow me to actually fall asleep. Before, I'd lay in bed for an hour or two thinking about anything and everything... I don't sleep with the tv or anything so for me - that hour or two of silent introspection was really interesting at times. Sometimes I'd get weird panic attacks as well.

As soon as I started a 5-day workout routine though, it's been getting better. I also keep myself pretty busy throughout the weekend volunteering outdoors so that keeps me constantly active as well. Might help you. If you'd like, I can link you to the workout I started to see if it makes a difference for you.

These are the months I'm rarely doing physical activity. Maybe that's the problem. I usually sleep better in the winter and spring and those are the months I'm active.

Yeah, for me, there was definitely a correlation between the two and it seems to be working pretty well. I still have those nights where I'm in bed meditating or thinking to myself for an hour or two before actually being able to fall asleep, but it's not nearly as bad as before. Maybe you can alter your schedule to fit in some time for workouts. I just now how much of a drag it is to be stuck awake and how it affects everything else. Either way, best of luck!
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10/14/2014 1:06:49 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 10/14/2014 12:58:57 AM, Blade-of-Truth wrote:
At 10/14/2014 12:52:12 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 10/14/2014 12:43:11 AM, Blade-of-Truth wrote:
At 10/13/2014 11:47:00 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
For the past several months, I've had extreme difficulty falling asleep at night. I have been falling asleep at about 3, 4, and sometimes as late as 5:30 or 6, to get up to go to school or wake at about 10-12 on the weekends. I hardly feel refreshed by sleep and have even had hallucinations from lack of rest, specifically this: http://en.wikipedia.org...

This has combined with my procrastinating nature to f*** with me to no end. How have you people (anyone who has a situation like this) dealt with this?

Do you have an active lifestyle?

I used to have insomnia, and also sleep anxiety. I'm also a procrastinator. For me, I found that working out 5 days a week and basically being active all day really helped regulate my sleep pattern and allow me to actually fall asleep. Before, I'd lay in bed for an hour or two thinking about anything and everything... I don't sleep with the tv or anything so for me - that hour or two of silent introspection was really interesting at times. Sometimes I'd get weird panic attacks as well.

As soon as I started a 5-day workout routine though, it's been getting better. I also keep myself pretty busy throughout the weekend volunteering outdoors so that keeps me constantly active as well. Might help you. If you'd like, I can link you to the workout I started to see if it makes a difference for you.

These are the months I'm rarely doing physical activity. Maybe that's the problem. I usually sleep better in the winter and spring and those are the months I'm active.

Yeah, for me, there was definitely a correlation between the two and it seems to be working pretty well. I still have those nights where I'm in bed meditating or thinking to myself for an hour or two before actually being able to fall asleep, but it's not nearly as bad as before. Maybe you can alter your schedule to fit in some time for workouts. I just now how much of a drag it is to be stuck awake and how it affects everything else. Either way, best of luck!

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