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Sleep [Dec. 30th, 2003|12:36 am]
Brad Fitzpatrick
I crawled in bed at 10:20 pm, incredibly tired, bored, and prime to sleep.

Two hours later, no luck. And I just now finally hopped out of bed, convinced anything else should work better.

Why do I even try?

Recommend drugs, people. It's time to medicate.
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[User Picture]From: ferrell
2003-12-30 12:43 am (UTC)
Nyquil: not just for when you've got a cold.
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[User Picture]From: stalk_her
2003-12-30 12:48 am (UTC)
nyquil is good. it knocks you out after 20 minutes although I experiance hang over symptoms when I wake up.
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[User Picture]From: asianjade
2003-12-30 12:51 am (UTC)
Read a boring book. I have a long list of books that would put you to sleep within 10 minutes :)
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[User Picture]From: hellarad
2003-12-30 12:57 am (UTC)
do you want drugs that you have to go to the doctor for or what? i'm an expert at this.
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[User Picture]From: dakus
2003-12-30 01:02 am (UTC)
diphenhydramine
doxylamine
Salicylamide

that's the only OTC's I think...

there is L-tryptophan? got some leftover turkey around?

Melatonin is also used...I tried it...didn't work.

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[User Picture]From: tydel
2003-12-30 01:40 am (UTC)
Yeah, I'd have to say diphenhydramine works pretty well.

Did you know you have to be age of majority in Canada to buy it? I thought that was pretty weird, I got carded the other day for it.
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[User Picture]From: chris
2003-12-30 01:04 am (UTC)
beer is cheap, abundant, readily available, and a cns depressant. put on some mogwai, mix with a nice dull book, and that usually puts me down.

alternately i've heard people have success with melatonin, though its probably worth reading up on first.
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[User Picture]From: dakus
2003-12-30 01:08 am (UTC)
zaleplon
zolpidem

are the two controlled meds for sleeping...

a bowl of ice cream, a glass of warm milk and/or sex are other things my DR has suggested...

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[User Picture]From: annenahaymus
2003-12-30 01:45 am (UTC)
Weird, that should say 1:50 a.m. :P
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[User Picture]From: elfy
2003-12-30 01:53 am (UTC)
I bet I'm late and I don't know medicine you can get 'over there', but a milk with honey is always good for that. Also a hot shower or even a hot bath should help. *thinks*
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[User Picture]From: ravengirl
2003-12-30 02:58 am (UTC)
over the counter sleep aids are pretty effective
for occasional use~ the ingredient so effective
in tylenol p.m. is used in other meds without the pain killer,
'cause if you don't need it, you shouldn't take it~

wait. you were serious, right? ahem.
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[User Picture]From: d4b
2003-12-30 03:37 am (UTC)
I have pretty poor sleep, too. It seems that regular, heavy exercise helps me best to regulate sleep.
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[User Picture]From: mart
2003-12-30 05:35 am (UTC)

When I want to get my sleep pattern back on track, I set my alarm for 8am and get up just after for a few days. Pretty soon my body gets the idea.

The disadvantage of this approach is that you lose a day or two to tiredness.

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[User Picture]From: xaotica
2003-12-30 06:13 am (UTC)

i love you, mary jane.
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From: justgags
2003-12-30 07:38 am (UTC)
Hmmm... where is scsi when you need him?
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[User Picture]From: darksoul
2003-12-30 08:09 am (UTC)
"No. You need healthy, natural sleep. Chew some valerian root and get more exercise."
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[User Picture]From: brad
2003-12-30 09:06 am (UTC)
I went running and biking yesterday (the day of that post) but it didn't help.
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[User Picture]From: scsi
2003-12-30 08:36 am (UTC)
Jello-Shots work for most of your staff.. :)
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[User Picture]From: denshi
2003-12-30 02:42 pm (UTC)
Less mess, please.
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