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Old 02-01-12, 08:46 PM   #1
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I miss sleep.

I really do.

Its not that I can't sleep, I just can't find the time to sleep.

Five hours a night is just not enough for me.

I wonder if I was able to get more sleep, if I would feel better...
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Old 02-02-12, 05:48 AM   #2
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I really can sympathise with you here. It's not even just about the length of sleep but the quality of the sleep. For instance, I can remember when I worked nights and I could literally feel refreshed after a half hour nap even if that was all I had following a 14hr shift. These days even if I get 8hrs in terms of duration I'll still feel shattered at the end of it.

I had less than 5hrs last night, much like you. Where I tend to suffer most is with my eyes. They dry out terribly and that's what makes me feel 10 times worse in the morning. Especially if it's a bright and sunny day :/

I've wondered the same thing as you, how much better I might feel if I got decent quality sleep even once in a while. I really do think it would make a huge difference.
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Old 02-02-12, 05:59 AM   #3
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I haven't had a full night's sleep without the aid of medication for at least 10 years. I'm afraid of the upcoming lack of them (they are very expensive here) and think I'll be joining the insomnia club soon. I forecast worse headaches, outbursts of temper for no reason, and increased depression.

My hope is my doctor (who bills himself as a sleep specialist) will find me a medicine that both works and is affordable.
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I'm in the boat with you all, but I lost 'good' sleep about the same time as I lost childhood, so about...24 years ago. I have learned to get by on what I can get, often about 4 hours of real or broken sleep. Something that has helped when I am good and take it shortly before bed, is 100mg of 5-HTP. Not for depression, for the relaxed state it puts my body into that eases away my mental-physical tensions and opens an opportunity for good rest. It's a thought for you all, since it is over the counter here.
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Old 02-06-12, 10:37 PM   #5
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Yeah, its not really that I can't sleep though. More I don't find the time. I have to get up at 6 for school. And then I'm at school till 3. Get home at 4, do my homework until 11 or 1AM. Then go to bed.

And the few times I get the oppurtunity to sleep more, I don't take advantage of it. Like the few times I'm done with my homework at 9. I still stay up. Because at that point I've been working all day. And yeah I'm exhausted, but I need to do something I enjoy every once in awhile, so I don't go insane.

So I never get as much sleep as I want. It makes me sad... and tired...and alittle insane feeling.
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