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Old 11-22-2017, 12:56 AM
 
Location: southern born and southern bred
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I am on day 4 of little to no sleep. I have no idea why this happens because I keep the same schedule and for months I can fall asleep and sleep half the next day away. Then suddenly I begin to feel like I don't need to sleep at all. Which would be ok but you just know the body needs to wind on down and get some rest.
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Old 11-22-2017, 01:26 AM
 
Location: The Driftless Area, WI
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You would be amazed at the amount of elderly found dead from taking a poo.....
You don't die because you need to move your bowels-- you move your bowels because you are about to die -- increased vagal tone-- the "scared the s--- out of me" reflex.

OTOH- in arguing about helmet use when riding a MC-- I point out that the CDC lists 8000 deaths a yr from "commode related accidents." Maybe the Feds should order helmet and seat belts when using the toilette?
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Old 11-22-2017, 01:35 AM
 
Location: The Driftless Area, WI
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I am on day 4 of little to no sleep. I have no idea why this happens because I keep the same schedule and for months I can fall asleep and sleep half the next day away. Then suddenly I begin to feel like I don't need to sleep at all. Which would be ok but you just know the body needs to wind on down and get some rest.
There are many reasons for sleep irregularities. A common cause of recurring problems is due to the difference between the Sun's regular 24 hr cycle vs your personal "bio-rhythm" which may be, say, 26 hrs.

Because those are fairly close, part of the time you're more or less in sync with the sun-- you're awake during daylight and asleep while it's dark. But every day you get a little more out of sync until you want to sleep days but work obligations etc force you to stay awake during the day while your hormones are set to stay awake at night and you can't force yourself to sleep.

You then cycle back and catch up with the sun again and you're ok for a while until you get out of sync again.
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Old 11-22-2017, 02:10 AM
 
Location: southern born and southern bred
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There are many reasons for sleep irregularities. A common cause of recurring problems is due to the difference between the Sun's regular 24 hr cycle vs your personal "bio-rhythm" which may be, say, 26 hrs.

Because those are fairly close, part of the time you're more or less in sync with the sun-- you're awake during daylight and asleep while it's dark. But every day you get a little more out of sync until you want to sleep days but work obligations etc force you to stay awake during the day while your hormones are set to stay awake at night and you can't force yourself to sleep.

You then cycle back and catch up with the sun again and you're ok for a while until you get out of sync again.
thanks for explaining it in such a way. I'm still up and about which means as we move into day 4- I "might" have slept 5 hours !!!
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Old 11-22-2017, 10:35 AM
 
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Sorry to hear so many with sleep issues...I just got thru another night of 8-10 hrs of dreamy sleep. I have my sleep remedy in Alt Med here. No drugs for me...and I'm 79 and sleep got to be an issue probably in later 50's...

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Old 11-22-2017, 12:45 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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You don't die because you need to move your bowels-- you move your bowels because you are about to die -- increased vagal tone-- the "scared the s--- out of me" reflex.

OTOH- in arguing about helmet use when riding a MC-- I point out that the CDC lists 8000 deaths a yr from "commode related accidents." Maybe the Feds should order helmet and seat belts when using the toilette?
And issue tickets for "moving violations" when the public doesn't comply with their use there?
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Old 11-22-2017, 05:02 PM
 
Location: The Driftless Area, WI
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And issue tickets for "moving violations" when the public doesn't comply with their use there?
Thanks for a good laugh. I needed that today.
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Old 11-22-2017, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Middle of the ocean
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And issue tickets for "moving violations" when the public doesn't comply with their use there?
I didn't catch that the first time, but this was frickin' hilarious. (And after 9 hours of cooking, it takes a lot to make me laugh)
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Old 11-22-2017, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX
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I am on day 4 of little to no sleep. I have no idea why this happens because I keep the same schedule and for months I can fall asleep and sleep half the next day away. Then suddenly I begin to feel like I don't need to sleep at all. Which would be ok but you just know the body needs to wind on down and get some rest.
Pippy have you tried Melatonin?
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Old 11-22-2017, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Somewhere, out there in Zone7B
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Have to say, I'm still doing well, and sleep is coming easier. I have had a few nights where I had a bit of a problem falling asleep, but they have been far and few between after the first week of stopping the Ambien. I'm still in awe that I was able to stop the ambien and within a short period of time, falling asleep on my own, and sleeping pretty darn well.


It's hard to take that first step if you are wanting to get off Ambien, and you will have some sleepless nights, but honestly, it's so worth it!
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