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Calling all insomniacs….

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  • 08-04-2024 3:41am
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    Registered Users Posts: 582 ✭✭✭


    why you no sleep…..?



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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,115 ✭✭✭con747


    When you find the answer let me know.

    Don't expect anything from life, just be grateful to be alive.



  • Registered Users Posts: 13,406 ✭✭✭✭kowloon


    Itchy as ****. Reacting to the glue in a surgical dressing that has to stay there. Losing what was left of my sanity.



  • Hosted Moderators Posts: 23,079 ✭✭✭✭beertons


    The dog was barking.



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,891 ✭✭✭gifted


    Thinking will i go back to the office this coming friday to send a "I'm leaving " email or will i just send it from my personal email?



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,505 ✭✭✭Field east


    anyone know what causes it and how to partially/ fully address it. I sleep like a ‘rock’ for 4 to 5 hours. Nothing would wake me but after that I am awake/in a kind of comatose position -neither asleep or awake- until 7am when I get up. I yawn a bit during the day and could very light sleep two or three times during the day if indoors ,non the couch. They say such a lack of sleep is not good for your health



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  • Registered Users Posts: 471 ✭✭drury..


    A lot of insomniacs would be v happy with 5hrs a nite



  • Registered Users Posts: 618 ✭✭✭taxAHcruel


    Too many things can cause it therefore too many things could also potentially fix it. It can be Diet. Stress. Hormones. Sleep patterns. Sleep rituals. Your physical and/or exercise life. Age. Sleep disturbances like sleep apnea. Or simply you have generally a lower sleep need naturally. And much more.

    Also tiredness during the day and needing yawns and naps can be related to not getting enough sleep at night. But they can also be unconnected and have their own causes from the list I gave above.

    Worse it might not even be 1 cause but a combination of 2 or more.

    So really you would have to look at everything. Try lots of things. And see what works for you.

    I notice last Wednesday there was a three hour interview on the Hubermann Podcast with sleep expert Dr. Matthew Walker. That might be a good place to start. It could maybe inspire some changes that make sense to you personally.



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,984 ✭✭✭Gregor Samsa


    I notice last Wednesday there was a three hour interview on the Hubermann Podcast with sleep expert Dr. Matthew Walker. That might be a good place to start.

    I didn't find it very helpful. I started listening, looking forward to getting some tips, but I dozed off after 15 minutes.



  • Registered Users Posts: 535 ✭✭✭biketard


    To add to what taxAHcruel said, things that have personally caused me insomnia are caffeine (it turns out I am very sensitive to it and even a coffee after lunch can affect my sleep that night [even chocolate can affect it, actually]), stress (as mentioned already), and alcohol.



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,451 ✭✭✭Oscar_Madison


    yeah coffee is a b1tch on sleep - I know my limits - big strong cup early morning and that’s it - I LOVE coffee but it’s a total sleep killer and can drain you of energy - nothing nicer than a really good expresso after a meal but again if at nighttime I decline it



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  • Registered Users Posts: 28,819 ✭✭✭✭AndrewJRenko




  • Registered Users Posts: 2,033 ✭✭✭Beric Dondarrion


    Suffer from insomnia, reckon its anxiety or stress that's at fault for me….fierce worrier about stuff that hasn't or probably wont happen.



  • Registered Users Posts: 20,006 ✭✭✭✭cnocbui


    You can buy melatonin over the counter in the Netherlands. Not here of course. The doctor will see yo now, after a month+ waiting… that will be €60+, thanks, ker-ching.



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,732 ✭✭✭SuperBowserWorld


    ******* coffee

    I just know if I drink it, I will have a crap sleep. Also screens late at night

    Post edited by SuperBowserWorld on


  • Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 12,099 Mod ✭✭✭✭iamstop


    Last night after settling in, herself nodded of pretty quick, as usual. I was left in a semi awake, not fully sleeping state. I fought it for a while because I was unsure what time it was when I was the most awake but eventually I leaned up enough to reach over to the bottle of melatonin I had on the night table. Took one out and had a sip of water. That was the last thing I remember. Worked a treat.

    I usually take one before bed but forgot this time and was in the semi sleep state by the time I realised. Thought I could force through it but reaching for the melatonin was the best move after all.

    I'm not sure about Ireland but here in Canada you can get it at supermarkets.

    Edit: This is not medical advise.



  • Registered Users Posts: 51,652 ✭✭✭✭tayto lover


    I had trouble sleeping but a few years ago I tried a Nytol tablet and it gets me 5/6 hours sleep and that works for me. The Nytol might not work for others though.



  • Registered Users Posts: 535 ✭✭✭Scipri0


    My sleep is nasty. I go to bed and then stay awake for 2–3 hours before i fall off and then i could stay asleep for about 40 minutes and wake again and that can happen around 4–5 times in a night. I stayed asleep for most of the night, a few months back and woke the next day and felt amazing, so i can see what i'm missing.



  • Registered Users Posts: 20,006 ✭✭✭✭cnocbui


    Bananas contain an essential amino acid called Tryptophan. Your body can't make it and it can only be obtained from foods. In the presence of vitamin B6 the body can use tryptophan to synthesise both serotonin and melatonin. I take tryptophan and B6 in the morning and sleep well and no longer have a problem waking during the night and having difficulty getting back to sleep. I normally drink around 3 espressos a day.

    Sunshine also appears to play an important role in stimulating the production of melatonin, but in this wretched country it's an unfortunately rare commodity.

    Post edited by cnocbui on


  • Registered Users Posts: 471 ✭✭drury..


    Ya but the gas thing is some can drink it before bed and nod off when they hit the pillow



  • Registered Users Posts: 471 ✭✭drury..


    Kept me awake , someone else said same thing

    An odd diazapem is nice but not anything regular

    Melatonin did nothing



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  • Registered Users Posts: 33,256 ✭✭✭✭Princess Consuela Bananahammock


    Did you sleep well?
    Yes - I got eight hours!
    Last night?
    No - last week….

    Everything I don't like is either woke or fascist - possibly both - pick one.



  • Registered Users Posts: 33,256 ✭✭✭✭Princess Consuela Bananahammock


    That sounds like an ADHD thing - late night stimulants have no effect on it.

    Everything I don't like is either woke or fascist - possibly both - pick one.



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Regional East Moderators, Regional Midlands Moderators, Regional Midwest Moderators, Regional Abroad Moderators, Regional North Mods, Regional West Moderators, Regional South East Moderators, Regional North East Moderators, Regional North West Moderators, Regional South Moderators Posts: 9,090 CMod ✭✭✭✭Fathom


    We have a Sleeping and Dreaming forum in the Science category that has several threads that deal with sleep problems.



  • Registered Users Posts: 33,256 ✭✭✭✭Princess Consuela Bananahammock


    Ah yes, but do you have a not-sleeping forum, eh? No? Well this is a bit of a pointless observation then, if you don't mind me saying so?!

    Everything I don't like is either woke or fascist - possibly both - pick one.



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Regional East Moderators, Regional Midlands Moderators, Regional Midwest Moderators, Regional Abroad Moderators, Regional North Mods, Regional West Moderators, Regional South East Moderators, Regional North East Moderators, Regional North West Moderators, Regional South Moderators Posts: 9,090 CMod ✭✭✭✭Fathom


    Are the OP and other posters seeking solutions to sleeping problems?

    There are several threads that cover sleeping problems, such problems that have existed for years, along with suggested solutions. So unless there is a sleeping problem that’s extraordinarily new, the thread topics and replies may have some merit regardless of when they were posted.

    If something extraordinarily new were to appear on the Sleeping and Dreaming forum, experienced forum members have tended to be drawn in.



  • Registered Users Posts: 582 ✭✭✭Mr Disco


    watching it get dark, questioning life choices then watching it get bright again



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,379 ✭✭✭apache


    Pure torture



  • Registered Users Posts: 12,503 ✭✭✭✭bodhrandude


    I notice insomnia occurs more if you are going on a journey abroad next day or in my case working a music festival the following day, I suppose excitement adds to the wakefulness. Another thing that causes sleeplessness I find is dead foot syndrome, anyone suffer that, I get that a few times.

    If you want to get into it, you got to get out of it. (Hawkwind 1982)



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