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rainking
05-03-2006, 12:05 AM
For all you early risers out there - what time do you go to bed, and what time do you get up?

I get up at 6:20, but I'm so tired. I try to go to bed by 12, but I'm a night owl by nature.

Sarah
05-03-2006, 12:10 AM
Originally posted by rainking@May 2 2006, 07:05 PM
For all you early risers out there - what time do you go to bed, and what time do you get up?

I get up at 6:20, but I'm so tired. I try to go to bed by 12, but I'm a night owl by nature.
First let me say - I HATE MORNINGS!!!! :censor:

I'm in bed by 11 and up at 4:30. I can't get my brain to shut off prior to 11 unless I drug myself w/ benedryl. That has taken me months of back my bedtime back by 15 mins. If anyone other night owls can figure out how to get your brain to turn off - i'd love to know how.

rainking
05-03-2006, 12:12 AM
I actually take half a gravol. Is that terrible??? (not often!)

Blondell
05-03-2006, 12:12 AM
melatonin :)

Erik
05-03-2006, 12:24 AM
Originally posted by bdd814@May 2 2006, 08:12 PM
melatonin :)
Good stuff.

Leah
05-03-2006, 12:25 AM
I have yet to try melatonin....I should probably do that since I never sleep :dry:

Sarah
05-03-2006, 12:25 AM
Originally posted by Thunder@May 2 2006, 07:24 PM
Good stuff.
So will it actually make my brain stop running? That's my problem. I'm dead tired but my brain just wont' shut up.

Lack of sleep + Sarah = BITCH

PowerManDL
05-03-2006, 12:26 AM
I'm boycotting sleep on behalf of the Mexican immigrants.

Leah
05-03-2006, 12:27 AM
Originally posted by kiwi@May 2 2006, 08:25 PM
So will it actually make my brain stop running? That's my problem. I'm dead tired but my brain just wont' shut up.

Lack of sleep + Sarah = BITCH
that's usually my problem too...I need an off switch!!

Sarah
05-03-2006, 12:29 AM
Originally posted by Leah+May 2 2006, 07:27 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Leah @ May 2 2006, 07:27 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-kiwi@May 2 2006, 08:25 PM
So will it actually make my brain stop running? That&#39;s my problem. I&#39;m dead tired but my brain just wont&#39; shut up.

Lack of sleep + Sarah = BITCH
that&#39;s usually my problem too...I need an off switch&#33;&#33; [/b][/quote]
Very few things that accomplish this...and many of them seem to involve my fiancee in one aspect or another.... :innocent:

Lyn
05-03-2006, 12:31 AM
I can pretty much sleep on command. I love to sleep. It&#39;s one of my favorite things to do.

Erik
05-03-2006, 12:33 AM
Yeah, turning off the brain has been hard lately. Even when you&#39;re tired, if the thoughts won&#39;t shut off, it&#39;s hard to get to sleep.

ShaliHead
05-03-2006, 12:35 AM
I can totally sleep on a whim. Anytime, anywhere. I like sleep.

Shali

Amy
05-03-2006, 12:51 AM
I shut off the lights at 10pm and get up at 5 am. There are nights when it ends up being 10:30, but I can only do that one or two nights/week.

Learning how to quiet your mind is really helpful at letting yourself go into sleep.

Do any or you, who cant turn of your brain, ever listen to music to put you to sleep? If I can&#39;t sleep - I try that - as it gives me something to concentrate on.

Sarah
05-03-2006, 01:49 AM
so back to melatonin. will it just make me really drowsy? or will my brain shut off?

homeschoolmom
05-03-2006, 01:58 AM
In bed by 11pm or so, up by 5AM. However, I have learned not to sit down between the hours of 8-11pm or I will simply fall asleep wherever I am. My oldest boy was the same way as a toddler. He could go and go and go. But as soon as I would put him in his high chair to eat, he would fall asleep. I have so many pictures of him asleep covered in pasta sauce or mac n cheese. Unfortunately, I&#39;m the same way...minus the food covered face. I&#39;ll go, go, go all day long and as long as I&#39;m not sitting down, I&#39;m fine. But God forbid I should sit down at the end of the day or I&#39;ll be out in a matter of minutes no matter where I am&#33; :rolleyes:

Sarawithanh
05-03-2006, 02:18 AM
Bedtime by 9 or 10pm if I&#39;m lucky. Sometimes tv keeps me up til 11 tho (greys anatomy&#33;&#33;). I wake up at 5:30am every morning. Right now i&#39;m on break to let my body rest and pray to god that I don&#39;t get worse than I already am (allergic asthma) *says the girl as she does her nebulizer treatment :curse: *

Back to the Melatonin...what exactly does this supplement do? Does it make one drowsey in the morning etc? I normally take 5htp at night when i want to sleep. But my mom recently purchased melatonin and I commented about how it&#39;ll help you fall asleep (i dont know exactly how/why tho), and I know mom has rx sleeping pills, but she&#39;s considering the melatonin.

somebody explain in laymans terms. plz thanx

Sarah
05-03-2006, 02:38 AM
Originally posted by Sarawithanh2000@May 2 2006, 09:18 PM
Bedtime by 9 or 10pm if I&#39;m lucky. Sometimes tv keeps me up til 11 tho (greys anatomy&#33;&#33;). I wake up at 5:30am every morning. Right now i&#39;m on break to let my body rest and pray to god that I don&#39;t get worse than I already am (allergic asthma) *says the girl as she does her nebulizer treatment :curse: *

Back to the Melatonin...what exactly does this supplement do? Does it make one drowsey in the morning etc? I normally take 5htp at night when i want to sleep. But my mom recently purchased melatonin and I commented about how it&#39;ll help you fall asleep (i dont know exactly how/why tho), and I know mom has rx sleeping pills, but she&#39;s considering the melatonin.

somebody explain in laymans terms. plz thanx
So you take it? How sleepy does it make you? How quick does it work?

absolut_blonde
05-03-2006, 02:41 AM
I LOVE Melatonin. I&#39;ve battled with sleep problems since high school so I&#39;ve tried it all-- including prescription sleep meds (some of which made me kinda loopy).

It&#39;s just a nice, *natural* drowsy feeling, unlike many other sleep aids. And, no hangover in the morning. I usually take 1.5-3mg at a time. You can get it at GNC and similar stores.

Though, I don&#39;t use it anymore because I am on an SSRI and I don&#39;t think they&#39;re supposed to be used together.

Sarawithanh
05-03-2006, 03:01 AM
Originally posted by kiwi+May 3 2006, 02:38 AM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (kiwi @ May 3 2006, 02:38 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-Sarawithanh2000@May 2 2006, 09:18 PM
Bedtime by 9 or 10pm if I&#39;m lucky. Sometimes tv keeps me up til 11 tho (greys anatomy&#33;&#33;). I wake up at 5:30am every morning. Right now i&#39;m on break to let my body rest and pray to god that I don&#39;t get worse than I already am (allergic asthma) *says the girl as she does her nebulizer treatment :curse: *

Back to the Melatonin...what exactly does this supplement do? Does it make one drowsey in the morning etc? I normally take 5htp at night when i want to sleep. But my mom recently purchased melatonin and I commented about how it&#39;ll help you fall asleep (i dont know exactly how/why tho), and I know mom has rx sleeping pills, but she&#39;s considering the melatonin.

somebody explain in laymans terms. plz thanx
So you take it? How sleepy does it make you? How quick does it work? [/b][/quote]
Ive never used melatonin.

I&#39;ve used 5htp tho. Makes me drowsy and fall sleep - but sometimes doesn&#39;t really "turn the brain off" so i&#39;m contemplating melatonin supplement

jrb1980
05-03-2006, 03:36 AM
sorry did this 2X and don&#39;t know how to delete

jrb1980
05-03-2006, 03:38 AM
One thing that I am very good at is sleeping :lol:

Seriously though I am VERY rarely tired and napping is the most annoying thing to me. In university people are always complaining about being tired, and I always wondered why.

I get into bed shortly after 10 and read (non-work stuff) have a lights out policy by 11. I am up at 6 and out the door about 20 min later.

Cindy Day
05-03-2006, 08:10 AM
For those that are not sleeping because their &#39;mind won&#39;t shut off&#39;, you might want to try Valarian Root as either a pill or a tea. It&#39;s herbal and it works when that is your reason for not being able to sleep. 99% of the time I don&#39;t have this issue, but my other half goes in cycles.

Gazelle
05-03-2006, 10:39 AM
I take Benadryl (allergy medicine) when I have trouble sleeping. It&#39;s the same thing they put in Tylenol PM along with the Tylenol to cause drowsiness.

I have trouble staying asleep. I get into bed by 11, up by 5:30 or 6. I tried to sleep in the morning and SKIP MY WORKOUT (ss cardio), which I never ever ever do. It makes me anxious to be off schedule, but my body really needed the rest.

Of course, I was awake before 5:30 anyway. :(

Inatic
05-03-2006, 12:25 PM
im usually in bed at 10pm and rise anywhere from 3:45 (when have 5:30 am training session) to 5. Most of the time it ends up being 4 because of a natural body clock, even when i try to sleep in.

Forged
05-03-2006, 03:53 PM
I can sleep at will. I&#39;m sleeping right now.

rasberryco
05-03-2006, 04:37 PM
I can sleep at will. I&#39;m sleeping right now.
:)
Anybody experienced side effects? I&#39;ve heard high doses can act as a contraceptive?

collegegirl
05-03-2006, 06:57 PM
It seems like most of you get around 6 hours. I need at least 8 or I&#39;m real tired. I usually always get tired any way. I like to sleep 10 hours. :happy:

lawstudent
05-03-2006, 07:00 PM
Be glad you&#39;re not me--I need 10 hours of sleep or I&#39;m useless. Twelve is better, but 10 is the minimum.

I&#39;ve never found valerian or melatonin to be very helpful. In a pinch, I&#39;ll have some Nyquil.

DianeD
05-04-2006, 06:57 PM
I am in bed by 8:30pm and up at 5:30am. I need my 9 hrs of shut-eye - oh and I almost forgot my 30-minute nap around 12:30pm while my 2yr old sleeps.

trinitylove
05-04-2006, 07:54 PM
once i fell asleep sitting upside down in a recliner&#33;
i used to need at the very least 8-9 hours a night. now i can semi-function on 6 or 7.
i love naps.......

mybell
05-05-2006, 02:38 AM
Depending on what day it is, HIIT day I&#39;m up at 4am, other days 4:30am. In bed by 10:00pm, usually asleep by 10:30 or so.

Weekends I get to sleep in, 9am usually. I don&#39;t know what it feels like to not be tired. :(

mybell
05-05-2006, 02:40 AM
Originally posted by Thunder@May 2 2006, 07:24 PM
Good stuff.
Does this really work? I"m very stressed about work right now, and can&#39;t stop thinking about stuff at night. Haven&#39;t had a good sleep in weeks.

I have done the gravol thing before on a Friday night if I knew I could sleep in.

Strive2Define
05-05-2006, 02:44 AM
Another user of melatonin here..good stuff. I have been using this for years and have never felt groggy the next day from it like I used to with products like Tylenol pm etc..
What exactly is gravol?

clsupnorth
05-05-2006, 06:30 AM
Originally posted by Strive2Define@May 4 2006, 09:44 PM
Another user of melatonin here..good stuff.
Melatonin works great in our household, too. My husband works shift work (3 days, 3 nights, 6 off), and for the last 6 years it&#39;s wreaked havoc on his system. He had a hard time getting in a good rest when he had to sleep during the day for his night shifts. I started him on melatonin a few months back and he loves it. Makes him naturally sleepy, and is not addicting.

rainking
05-05-2006, 07:40 AM
Gravol is actually an anti-nausea medicine, but it knocks me right out. I know, I can imagine its not good to take just to fall asleep - but sometimes it just comes in handy. I rarely take it though. However, it&#39;s fantastic for long flights&#33;

Strive2Define
05-05-2006, 11:05 AM
Originally posted by mybell@May 4 2006, 10:40 PM
Does this really work? I"m very stressed about work right now, and can&#39;t stop thinking about stuff at night. Haven&#39;t had a good sleep in weeks.

I have done the gravol thing before on a Friday night if I knew I could sleep in.
Ahhh, gotcha.Thanks for filling me in.

3LP
05-10-2006, 04:18 PM
I usually go to bed around 11:30 and get up around 7. But, I&#39;m usually up a couple times at night with the baby and/or the other kids. It is a true miracle if all of them sleep all night long w/out any visits from the boogeyman or what have you.

I used to have trouble falling asleep at night but now I pretty much am out like the proverbial light. Unless I slack off in working out, then I have a lot of excess nervous energy & start getting insomniac tendencies again.

Tearose
05-10-2006, 11:50 PM
I am having the opposite problem, I nap 2-3 hours a day and sleep 9 hours a night right now. I normally only need 7....not sure whats up, its definitely odd. :dry:

ladypilot
05-11-2006, 10:40 PM
I need 10 hours. I feel like a little kid. I am usually in bed by 9:30, read for 1/2 hour to shut my brain off. (I&#39;m reading The Historian right now). I am up by 6:30. I wish I could get up earlier. I would much rather work out in the morning. After work, I feel like mush and don&#39;t want to do anything. It hasn&#39;t helped me at all the last few weeks. I need to get my arse in gear&#33;

I sometimes take benadryl, but always feel like I lost 20 IQ points the next day. maybe melatonin will work better...

Pandora
05-12-2006, 03:24 AM
I have had such bad insomnia associated with not being able to shut my brain off that my doc gave me a prescription for Klonopin. Holy knock my arse out...&#33;&#33;&#33;

Erik
05-12-2006, 03:29 AM
Originally posted by Pandora@May 11 2006, 11:24 PM
I have had such bad insomnia associated with not being able to shut my brain off that my doc gave me a prescription for Klonopin. Holy knock my arse out...&#33;&#33;&#33;
But is it restful? How do you feel when you wake up?

gymgurl
05-12-2006, 03:38 AM
Originally posted by Gazelle@May 3 2006, 05:39 AM
I take Benadryl (allergy medicine) when I have trouble sleeping. It&#39;s the same thing they put in Tylenol PM along with the Tylenol to cause drowsiness.


Benadryl does this to me too. I had hives one time and took it before breakfast. I almost fell asleep in my oatmeal.

Pandora
05-12-2006, 04:43 AM
Originally posted by Thunder@May 11 2006, 10:29 PM
But is it restful? How do you feel when you wake up?
I feel great. Wide awake and very relaxed.

My insomnia is very likely linked with anxiety with me. Not about anything specific, just the inability to shut my mind down. She prescribed the smallest dose they make and told me to cut it in half. I only get it for a month, but I&#39;ve only taken it a few times before bed. Now I am finally getting back on a normal sleep schedule.

I have no idea what such a mellow person like me gets anxious about... it&#39;s just a feeling. Thinking too much, wringing my hands... and only when I try to sleep. This is doing the trick.

2 Bendryl, 2 valerian, kava tea all at one time didn&#39;t even knock me out before this.

Pandora
05-12-2006, 04:44 AM
Benadryl fucks with my emotions the next day. I get very easily upset and very irritable and BAD mood.

Jewel99
05-12-2006, 01:53 PM
Originally posted by rainking@May 2 2006, 07:05 PM
For all you early risers out there - what time do you go to bed, and what time do you get up?

I get up at 6:20, but I&#39;m so tired. I try to go to bed by 12, but I&#39;m a night owl by nature.
That&#39;s almost my schedule exactly.

I have to work out at night b/c I commute to work so if I wanted to workout in the morning I&#39;d have to get up by 5:00 and I am NOT a morning person. My gym doesn&#39;t have a daycare, so I have to wait for my husband to get home from work to stay with our daughter. He works evenings and doesn&#39;t get home until 10:15. So I workout from about 10:30-11:30, come home, watch Conan, then go to bed around 12:30 most nights. I get up sometime between 6 and 6:30.