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Old 04-04-2012, 07:42 PM   #51
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Was, I'm dropping weight now, and currently the lightest I've been since well, ever. Down 30 pounds from 290 (6'2") in the last 3 months.

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Old 04-04-2012, 07:47 PM   #52
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Was, I'm dropping weight now, and currently the lightest I've been since well, ever. Down 30 pounds from 290 (6'2") in the last 3 months.
Still 260 though, that is pretty heavy. You should check to see if you have sleep apnea IMO
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I was at 260, 5'11" when I was diagnosed with sleep apnea. Once I got below 225 it pretty much disappeared. Creeping back up to 230 now and it's coming back a wee bit.
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I found a new technique to help me fall asleep faster. Replay the day backward from the moment you get into bed, kind of like a movie playing backwards. Remember all the things you did, places you did, things you ate. For me, I found that I fell asleep like this very quickly.
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Old 05-11-2012, 06:12 PM   #58
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Generally I need 8 hours. lately no matter what time I go to sleep I am generally waking up in the middle of the night and either awake for 2 hours before I fall back asleep or up stupidly early
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I found a new technique to help me fall asleep faster. Replay the day backward from the moment you get into bed, kind of like a movie playing backwards. Remember all the things you did, places you did, things you ate. For me, I found that I fell asleep like this very quickly.
cant say this works for me. thinking makes me stay up
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Old 05-12-2012, 11:25 PM   #61
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cant say this works for me. thinking makes me stay up
Did you try it?
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Old 05-12-2012, 11:40 PM   #62
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here's a method to use to fall asleep fast

begin with concentrating on an object/person/activity whatever for a while and try to concentrate on only that thing, then when thoughts about other things start coming in observe them...

after a while you'll start seeing some "green" light don't know what to call it like things sparking in the blackness then you relax some more, if you're still awake try to pulse your heartbeat with your brain and you'll be sleeping before you know it

and when you wake up your eyes feel very refreshed, i don't know why this works but it does

main issue you stay up is because you're too tense or have some boggling thought in your mind, hope this helped
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Old 07-16-2012, 08:06 PM   #63
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i've recently have had episodes of insomnia... its never happened to me before and i'm getting shit scared.

the first episode was about 2 weeks ago, the night before avicii and i was too excited and couldn't fall asleep. Fine, excitement kept me awake, then 2 weeks after i've slept fine. However, last night I wasn't able to fall asleep at all. I was tired, but i just kept rolling around in bed until the next morning when i had to get to work. Before i slept i watched an episode of breaking bad (i always watch an episode of a series before i sleep, and it helped me fall asleep a lot quicker) but then at the same time i was constantly texting this chick. After i stopped texting her i tried to fall asleep and couldn't.

After work i was tired, and the plan was to get home and nap for a few hours before heading out at night again.

Couldn't fall asleep again even though i was tired.

any help guys? I really don't want to resort to taking sleeping pills or melatonin to sleep.


p.s, on most nights, i blaze with my buddies before heading home. what's happening? does summer have to do with anything ???
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Usually I think that thinking about too many things at once, worrying about what's happening the next day or just being excited over something that will make you think about it over and over will just keep you awake. I usually listen to some music while I go to sleep, helps me pass out a lot faster especially if I have work the next morning
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My problem is that I cannot stay asleep for more than 4-5 hours every night. I feel restless when I wake up and can't fall back asleep. I just suddenly wake up for no reason. During the day I'm ok, but I get really tired after work and sometimes take a name.

I exercise regularly, don't sleep in 'cause I can't. Just looking to see if you guys have any similar experiences. Probably see my doctor about this soon 'cause I'm getting exhausted.
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My problem is that I cannot stay asleep for more than 4-5 hours every night. I feel restless when I wake up and can't fall back asleep. I just suddenly wake up for no reason. During the day I'm ok, but I get really tired after work and sometimes take a name.

I exercise regularly, don't sleep in 'cause I can't. Just looking to see if you guys have any similar experiences. Probably see my doctor about this soon 'cause I'm getting exhausted.
Does this happen when you sleep elsewhere?

(Like alone at a comfortable hotel)
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Old 09-15-2013, 06:32 PM   #71
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Melatonin is useful for occasional use, but you have to use it right. First of all, don't take more than 1mg if you have never used it before. If 1mg is enough, good, there's your dose. If it's not enough, try 2mg then 3mg. DO NOT GO OVER 3MG or you will have the drowsy side effects.

Also, you need to take it early enough in the evening, because if you get less than about 8 hours of sleep with melatonin, you won't be fully rested. It does put you into a deep sleep, but you need enough of it. Of course, this varies by person as well.

Another to try that also has to be used sparingly is PHENIBUT. Try 300 to 600mg. Similar to melatonin, this should only be used sparingly - no more than 2 nights a week, STRICTLY.

The good thing about phenibut is that it really increases your GABA intake, so the next day, you will feel like a million bucks in a way. Sometimes it almost feels euphoric. Used during the day, it is very good for anxiety, but I only use it for sleep. But it is physically addictive, so don't take it more than 2x a week.

One that you can take each night that will help sleep is 5-HTP. Start with a 100mg dosage, and you can work your way up to 300mg, but taper up and down, and take breaks. It will help with sleep, give killer dreams, and increase serotonin levels which helps with mood and anxiety. It's also great for dieting, as it can help prevent carb cravings during a cut.
Skinny, of these supplements, if I take it on a regular basis would I start to develop a tolerance to it and gradually require stronger doses to feel the same effects?

The way you describe it, I feel like I'm setting myself up for a crazy addiction to some sort of naturopathic god-like psychotic drug.

I feel like phenibut might be a good option for me, because I feel like I really only need it for two days of the week when I'd be crazy sleep deprived and need the energy to workout/lift heavy weights the day after.
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ask your family doctor to book you to see a specialist like clinical sleep solutions or the sleep clinic up at UBC and they can evaluate you.
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I used to have problems sleeping and over the past half year, I've dropped about 26lbs and now I'm at 185lbs at 5'10". Diet really helped me get to sleep better. I'm knocked out at 11pm and wake up refreshed and ready to hit the bike to work by 7:30am. Biking helped me drop a shit tonne of weight and my cardio has never been better.
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if you're drinking it quit coffee all together even in the morning.

-natural hurbs that sedate include lemon grass, valerian and wild wild lettuce.


i've used lemon grass it comes on slow and works well but i felt sleepy the next day (might have taken too much).

i also used valerian... it hit pretty hard and i passed out. i felt well slept and non drowsy the next day but i had a headache and it smells like feet, lol.

i have not yet tried wild lettuce.
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I'm slowly getting back to sleeping less then 3 hours a night. Not really sure why. I used to sleep about an hour to an hour and a half a night for months on end.

Not over weight. Around 6 feet tall, 140/150 pounds, and a smoker. However I have been smoking for last 7 years, haven't smoked more recently. So I'm not entirely sure what's wrong.

Any help would be appreciated as I have classes 5 days a week along with family business.

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