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How do you fight lack of sleep?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:47 am 
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I haven't been to the Fringe all that often in the last couple of years.

Primarily because my job role changed and my daughter is now quite a handful running around and destroying the house.

So, as the title suggests, how do you guys fight lack of sleep? Especially, when you know that sleeping normal hours just isn't possible for a couple of days.

For my sleep debt, I go for brisk walks, drink low carb energy drinks, home made iced coffees, and teas.

Sadly, this tends to drain my motivation and creativity for painting miniatures. Also, caffeine is not good for maintaining a steady hand.

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I just give into it.

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I've actually done the "pinch of coffee" between the cheek and gums thing... but i don't recommend it. :-o

If actually getting regular scheduled sleep time, you may need to do cat naps, and perhaps shots of 5-hour energy. Stuff like that.

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Since I have a heart condition, I cannot medicate myself into alertness. If I find that I cannot stay awake, I will try to drop whatever I'm doing and switch to a completely different activity. This can be difficult at work, but an unannounced break to run to the bathroom and get a snack from the vending machine is better than falling asleep at my desk.

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stop trying to do stuff late at night, do stuff v. early in the morning, it got me through college. That, plus a HUGE and healthy breakfast. Also, to increase quality of sleep and repose, weight loss is great. I've recently shed some poundage and as such my energy level and quality of sleep has increased quite significantly.
Also, if running on a low sleep routine for a long time, once the opportunity for rest arises, it is actually better to only sleep an extra hour than go for a huge "round the clock" kinda snooze: Your already messed up body clock will just give up and your energy will be shot.

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I agree with Chaerea, a good diet pays dividends. Cutting out salt and sugar where you can makes your body less susceptible to pangs for it. I usually have a jacket potato for my breakfast - mental as it sounds, it's really filling and very warm. I also eat very little chocolate or other sugar-y foods, (probably once a month - but then I went off it anyway about four years ago). I found that the inevitable poor Christmas dies took me quite a while to get off, but since I have I've realised how good my usual diet is forkeeping me going.

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@jlmb

How do you eat a jacket potato for breakfast? With Cheese? Egg? Cream?

BTW- What is a Christmas die?

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If you don't want to sleep, you have to take showers and a double dose of dayquil when you feel like laying down.

EDIT: You might want to warn your loved ones that you're going to be acting like Dennis Hopper for a while...

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Dr_Remulack wrote:
I haven't been to the Fringe all that often in the last couple of years.

Primarily because my job role changed and my daughter is now quite a handful running around and destroying the house.

So, as the title suggests, how do you guys fight lack of sleep? Especially, when you know that sleeping normal hours just isn't possible for a couple of days.

For my sleep debt, I go for brisk walks, drink low carb energy drinks, home made iced coffees, and teas.

Sadly, this tends to drain my motivation and creativity for painting miniatures. Also, caffeine is not good for maintaining a steady hand.



I know the feeling Doc. I usually hit the punching bag for a good hour or go for a run in the park and then there is always TV. Star Trek re runs helps lack of sleep hurt less but the best remedy for it is Booze. The only thing that shuts my brain up is booze.
I have bad insomnia and my daughter is also a handful and the only time I sleep like a baby is when I get plastered.

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The problem with Alchohol is that while you will fall asleep easier your sleep is less restful. I used to be quite the boozer for a while, and as I have cut down on the sauce I sleep less. The sleep is much more restful, however.

I know it is a bit crude but some sort of "stimulation" before going to sleep helps. The endorphine release makes you want to sleep, hence all the jokes about a man falling asleep right after being intimate.

I don't want to offend anyone, that is what works for me and there are actual medical reasons why. Hope you get some better sleep soon.

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for me the hardest time is between 4 & 6am getting through those 2 hours is the hardest, a cup of tea each hour with a spoon of coffee in works as well as toast with honey for a sugar kick.

when i foolishly experimented with seeing how long i could stay awake for i kept myself going with tea, honey nut cornflakes & fish finger sandwiches.
managed to stay not sleep for 3 nights and after pretty much 5 days awake i started hallucinating and that was the sign to go lay down somewhere quiet lol

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Loads of very weak tea ( I'm not talking 3-4 cups here, I'm talking a dozen pints) will keep you awake. But now we're talking about how to stay awake, and not fight lack of sleep.
Physical activity is key, it will lead to more energy and better quality sleep. Vitamin C and a good diet (breakfast is a must for a decent day) will get you through.

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lol lots of tea will definately keep you awake 'cus you'll be pissing it out for hours

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Which is one of the points, really. :D

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Threadomancy incoming! LoL, you all are crazy!! This is the best post in Eastern Fringe ever!
I recommend a little siesta after dinner (no more than one hour, half of it is perfect) to restart your tired body and mind. Believe me, it's miraculous. We mediterranean people invented western culture, corrupted politicians and siesta. What do you think has done more good to mankind?
Oh, and some tila (it's a herb, completely legal, you drink it like tea, I don't know the english name) before going to sleep. It's lightly relaxing and helps you to profit every minute of dream. Not like booze, and not as good as getting laid, but sometimes easier. Not uncompatible, anyway.


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