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Re: Insomniacs thread

Postby jman111 » Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:00 am

gargantua wrote:
gozer wrote:more fake news -- i'm sure that a puff or eight on the brake fluid rag and a protracted session of the five knuckle shuffle have more to do with it -- lord knows zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Well, I'm sure that many would benefit from your advice. My partner would prefer to assist me on that herself, most of the time. Plus I'm usually pretty good at sleeping. Not the worst thing to have a talent for.

Just make sure she doesn't hold that rag there for too long.

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Re: Insomniacs thread

Postby Shorty » Fri May 04, 2018 7:21 am

If you can't sleep read the Observations on Trump Admin snooze fest thread. The title alone may be enough to put you to sleep.

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Re: Insomniacs thread

Postby gargantua » Sat May 05, 2018 8:48 am

Shorty wrote:If you can't sleep read the Observations on Trump Admin snooze fest thread. The title alone may be enough to put you to sleep.

Jealous?

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Re: Insomniacs thread

Postby Shorty » Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:20 am

Social media and cellphone stress mean we should be sleeping more
https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/sorry-i ... 10985.html

"According to Gartenberg, humans now need to sleep eight and a half hours a night in order to be healthy.

Most of Gartenberg’s research centers around the process of synaptic homeostasis — according to ScienceDirect, “a phenomenon that prevents the nervous system from descending into chaos.” He told the Daily Mail, “One of the main functions of sleep is to take all the information we get throughout the day and sort into what’s relevant. It’s the idea that one of the main functions of sleep — besides cell recovery — is to process information.”

If you take into account that we used to sleep about eight hours a night, before the internet, and now humans average about seven hours of sleep despite the 34GB of information we process a day, it just doesn’t add up. For once, let’s listen to an expert. “The very fact that people used to sleep that much suggests that we need to sleep that much,” said Gartenberg. The deeper issue may be that we are not having the right quality of sleep, and, as you’ve heard, the light from our cellphones, tablets, and computer screens is to blame."

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Re: Insomniacs thread

Postby gargantua » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:22 am

Coincidentally, since I retired I do typically sleep about 8 1/2 hours per night. I just wasn't able to make myself go to bed early enough to do that during my working life. It does seem to make a difference. When I think back, I was tired pretty much all the time. I just became accustomed to it.

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Re: Insomniacs thread

Postby Henry Vilas » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:56 am

As my step-mom said about retirement, no more getting up at the crap of dawn.

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Re: Insomniacs thread

Postby Shorty » Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:03 pm

Exercise To Sleep By
Quell Insomnia and Nighttime Anxiety
http://www.naturalawakeningsmag.com/Fit ... -Sleep-By/

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Re: Insomniacs thread

Postby Shorty » Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:10 pm

How about TCM? Do you have a shen (spirit) disorder?

https://www.csacupunctureherb.com/insomnia
"From a TCM viewpoint, insomnia is a manifestation of a shen (spirit) disorder which various internal disharmonies makes the spirit restless and thus creates sleeping problems. During the consultation, physicians will ask about the individual's sleep pattern and degree of daytime fatigue; furthermore, one's lifestyle as well as regular emotional and physical state also needs to be taken into account. Typically, individuals will under go special examination techniques for assessment, and based on the collected clinical information, a subtle pattern of disharmony will be diagnosed and a specific treatment plan devised.

According to TCM experience, difficulty in falling asleep means the body has accumulated heat or fire pathogens; restless sleep means the body has both pathogen accumulation and certain aspects of deficiency; easily arousal from sleep and difficulty falling back to sleep are simply deficiency usually seen in a weakened spleen and heart. When associated with signs like abdominal distension, gastric discomfort, belching and lack of appetite, the insomnia is usually due to spleen and stomach disorders. Heart disorders may also appear with symptoms such as dream-disturbed sleep, dizziness, headache and forgetfulness; frequent fearful awakening, timidity, irritability and sighing are associated with disorders in the liver and gallbladder.

Since TCM regards insomnia as one of the signs of an internal disharmony, the prescribed herbs always aims at resuming harmonious function of the diseased organs, ensuring normal supply of the fundamental substances so as to rebalance the body. The herbs work together to achieve a general regulating effect to the overly active body system, make it shift to more quiet state and prepare for sleep.

At the China Spring Acupuncture & Herb Mecidine Clinic, we offer effective, non-drug solutions to sleeping trouble by addressing the underlying causes. Would you like to get rid of your sleeping trouble naturally once and for all? Would you like to maintain your body to function at its best and enjoy a happier and healthy life? We may have a solution for you."

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Re: Insomniacs thread

Postby Shorty » Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:20 am

After years of insomnia, I curled up under a weighted blanket. Here’s what happened.
https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/years-i ... soc_trk=ma

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Re: Insomniacs thread

Postby Shorty » Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:29 am

Exactly Why You Keep Waking up in the Middle of the Night, According to Doctors
https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/exactly ... soc_trk=ma

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