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Night Owls

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by rickjames, Jul 12, 2015.

  1. Mcnumpty2323


    Joined: Dec 21, 2019

    Posts: 3,495

    I Only have 1 coffee a day
    in the morning
    But here I am again in the A. M hours
    As usual :(
  2. Vidar


    Joined: Dec 18, 2008

    Posts: 4,832

    Location: Liverpool

    I'm sorry you guys are all struggling to get to sleep. Even though I've been off work injured for going on 2 years, after roughly 18 years of working nights over the years my body clock is just pretty much beggared. If it wasn't for the little one I probably wouldn't force myself to go to bed at all.
  3. sigma


    Joined: Nov 13, 2006

    Posts: 17,973

    Mornin’ :(
  4. Mcnumpty2323


    Joined: Dec 21, 2019

    Posts: 3,495

    Been long while since I did night shifts
    But have always been a night person
    Around 10pm no matter how tired
    I am I just start to become
    More awake
    When I worked on a golf course
    They wouldn't let me near a mower
    Until after 10am lol
    As at 7am I can't cut a straight line:D
    And morning to you sigma
  5. Feek


    Joined: Oct 16, 2002

    Posts: 228,649

    Location: In the radio shack

    I'm going through another bout of insomnia.

    I had a couple of zopiclone tables nearly two hours ago and I'm still wide awake.
  6. Mcnumpty2323


    Joined: Dec 21, 2019

    Posts: 3,495

    Yeah even 20mg of zopiclone doesn't do it when I have a bad night ~like tonight since 6~30am now and numerous attempts to sleep have failed
    As a back up I have a bottle of phenergan anti hystamine liquid
    How any one can use it as just anti hystamine I don't know
    As it knocks you out ~though guess I should measure the dose not just swig it from the bottle lol
    Don't like using it until desperate though as leaves you groggy most of the next day
  7. FloppyPoppy


    Joined: Jan 27, 2012

    Posts: 7,163

    Location: The king of the north!

    Curious. What is insomnia like? Does your brain kick into over drive so you can't sleep? Does it feel like you have a lot of energy or drained?

    I rarely have sleepless nights and have never taken anything for them. But when I don't sleep usually my brain is "buzzing" and I can't stop thinking or relax.

    Doubt it's anything as bad as you guys experience though!
  8. DanTheMan


    Joined: Oct 11, 2005

    Posts: 4,066

    Location: Manchester, UK

    I was in hospital for surgery in January and after the surgery, I went 9 days with a total of 15 hours sleep. I genuinely thought I was going to die towards the end and my heart rate was all over place.

    I don't know how insomniacs feel but the last 4 nights, I was given zopiclone and even that didn't work. The feeling when the zopiclone started kicking in but my body still didn't fall asleep was terrifying. It was hallucinations and palpatations with lots of dizziness.

    How anyone sleeps on hospital wards is beyond me. I finally slept once I was discharged on the 10th day but it took me about 2-3 weeks to feel normal again.
  9. Rroff

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 13, 2006

    Posts: 69,047

    Personally I have no problem sleeping on hospital wards, etc. as a kid I even spent a bit sleeping in a hospital corridor :s on the other hand I have a terrible time trying to sleep on aeroplanes - just can't drop off surrounded by strangers in that context it's weird.

    But at a lesser level is what I feel like if I'm forced to sleep outside of my normal pattern - trying to work a 9-5 job long term is not a good for me as my sleeping pattern around those hours results in terrible sleep, I just feel like a zombie, slightly erratic heart rate, not quite feeling like I'm in my own body, etc. a lot of people don't understand it because they can naturally sleep around those hours and think people just need to adjust, etc. (EDIT: It is possible this is a consequence of spending too much time in my formative years like mentioned sleeping in environments where the lights were still on, etc.).
  10. Stu999


    Joined: Aug 3, 2015

    Posts: 634

    For me, I feel tired but often I have something on my mind and just keep thinking it over. Sometimes I even just have a song stuck in my head and repeat the lyrics over and over.

    Other cause of sleeplessness for me is heat. Last week I was operating on 1 to 4 hours of sleep per night. I was a wreck by Friday. Luckily for some decent sleep at the weekend.

    I’m also a very light sleeper so any unusual noises, especially if I’m not at home, will keep me up. I don’t sleep on trains and planes (only done short haul).
  11. robfosters


    Joined: Dec 1, 2010

    Posts: 34,971

    Location: Welling, London

    I go to sleep fine, but I wake up too early. Half 5-6 every morning and once I’m awake, it’s impossible to get back off.
  12. Mcnumpty2323


    Joined: Dec 21, 2019

    Posts: 3,495

    Guess it may be different for different people
    Me I can be very physically tired
    But my brain won't shut down thinking
    About random things
    Even to the point of worrying about not being able to sleep which of course stops
    You sleeping lol
  13. opethdisciple


    Joined: May 18, 2010

    Posts: 20,026

    Location: London

    I've had bouts of insomnia over the last fifteen years. Usually starts just on a Sunday... then creeps in to Sunday and Monday and sometimes can goes as far as Tue. And when you do finally get some sleep you toss and turn and wake up during the night.

    I find that sleep is a skill. It's only when you loose the skill to sleep (insomnia) that you realize.