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Tossing and Turning

junglegirl

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So last night I get in bed at like 10:00 so that I will be fresh for todays first day back at work and I was confident that I would have a good 8 hours sleep. Well I was wrong - I was good and cozy and - NOTHING, no sleep - in fact EYES WIDE OPEN!!! This was the time that my brain decides to start thinking about my life.... blah. I am turning 27 this year and it scares me that I am not really focusing on a certain thing to do - I am a receptionist, living on my own, not really saving anything at the moment - due to salary issues... yeah I guess I am wondering if anyone else feels like this. I dunno - going back to school seems like the only option for me but it is a shitload of money and I dont want to go and then end up doing reception work again cuz I cant get a job. I guess I am overanalyzing - it is a huge problem of mine and tonnes of others ( I think) ------ yeah just thought I would vent....

ALSO : why does your brain decide to do that to you when you just want it to shut down? Does anyone have any ideas on how to get a better sleep

:D
 

pr0nstar

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a) Don't use your bed for anything but sex and sleep.
b) Try some light exercise, light walk, sleepytime tea before bed
c) If you mind is racing try this exercise...

Find 5 things in the room you can see...
Find 5 things you can hear....
Find 5 things you can physically feel....
And count down to 1.. take your time, you should relax.

This will take your mind off other things.. while you concentrate on this task, hopefully you'll fall asleep before you count down to 1, if not, start over.

pr0nstar
 

junglegirl

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sometimes I take neocitran - that helps but I would rather a natural remedy :) thanks for the ideas
any ideas about freaking out about the future?
 
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MalGlo

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go to shoppers drug mart and grab a herbal drug called "Valerian".. its a "sleep promoter"

dosn't knock you out.. just soothes you and helps you sleep...
 

pr0nstar

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While at Shoppers pick-up...
Sleepy Time Tea like I said ;)
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Skipper

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Originally posted by junglegirl
sometimes I take neocitran - that helps but I would rather a natural remedy :)
weed.
Even just a little bit works wonders as a sleep aid. I always feel a bit groggy in the morning, but I would have anyways if I had continued to toss and turn.
 

stir-fry

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last night was horrible for me too..

I spent the entire day doing laundry and cleaning up my room, but i forgot to put my pillow in the dryer.
Soooooo, after midnite sometime I took it out of the dryer and it 'felt' dry, so I tried sleeping on it. It was still really damp inside, so I had to use my futon pillows to sleep on. ungh.. my neck is killing this morning.
Plus, I made the mistake of staying in bed too late yesterday, so I wasn't even really tired by the end of the day... I think I was awake until about 2 or 2:30 last night..
I'm going to bed as soon as the leaf's game is done tonite.


Junglegirl, as for the thoughts of your life and such.. maybe it's just because it's the new year, and last night was the end of your vacation. Having time off away from work makes you want more time away from work, and after a long vacation I think a lot of people get that "what am i doing with myself?" feeling..

just give it a few days, and you'll be happy with the mediocrity that is your life.. :)
 
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lucky1

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Originally posted by stir-fry
last night was horrible for me too..

Plus, I made the mistake of staying in bed too late yesterday, so I wasn't even really tired by the end of the day... I think I was awake until about 2 or 2:30 last night..
I'm going to bed as soon as the leaf's game is done tonite.
... me too :(

Probably didn't fall asleep until 2:30. I haven't been at work in a couple weeks so I was staying up late, sleeping in (the good life) and then last night I was like... shit I need to go to bed early so I can get up and make it too work.


Since I was laying in bed not feeling tired my mind started to think about some of the same things junglegirl mentioned (what am I doing with my life). And then I was even more awake.
 

junglegirl

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weed makes me wired - I never get sleepy after smoking....

stir-fry - thanks for the advice about me feeling anxious about what I am doing with my life - I guess you could be right - being on vacation and all :) I guess I am just sick of being ok with the mediocre lifestyle I am leading
 

kat

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me too..

i slept in too late sunday morning..and i was all excited about my ikea shopping because i am a pathetic consumer whore :(

i havent had sleeping problems in a while..
but im sure it will be all fixed tonight since im mega-sleepy now

hurrah.
 

junglegirl

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Originally posted by lucky1
... me too :(

Probably didn't fall asleep until 2:30. I haven't been at work in a couple weeks so I was staying up late, sleeping in (the good life) and then last night I was like... shit I need to go to bed early so I can get up and make it too work.


Since I was laying in bed not feeling tired my mind started to think about some of the same things junglegirl mentioned (what am I doing with my life). And then I was even more awake.

annoying eh?
 

stir-fry

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Originally posted by junglegirl
I guess I am just sick of being ok with the mediocre lifestyle I am leading

I am too.. but the question is, will I be motivated to do anything about it?? nah.. i'll probably just sleep it off :)
 
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geminigirl

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I slept really bad too last night. Was it a full moon??? I must check my calender. I am usually a really good sleeper. I have the most cozy room ever. Last night I looked at the clock so many times...just couldn't sleep well.
 

pr0nstar

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I went to bed at 9pm last night, woke-up about 1:45am then went back to bed, then woke-up at about 6ish to the Landlord out shovelling the walkways... since I have my window open all the time.

But overall slept well.

pr0nstar :D
 

rubytuesday

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When I was working out regularly I had the best sleeps. I know everyone recommends exercise for almost any problem, but if you are feeling stressed and restless it will really help clear your mind, even if you just go for a walk.
 

lucky1

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Originally posted by junglegirl
annoying eh?
Yes. it is.

I ended up just telling my brain to shut the f**k up because I'm still young (26) and doing pretty well. Self sufficient, nice apartment, went back to school (thought this is my number one area of concern becuase my marks are shitty and I still haven't made it into the program Iwant, and If I don't get into the program than I'm just wasting my time and money, yadda yadda)
 
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Agatka8

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... I went to bed at 9pm last night... woke up at 3am...I think I was too excited about getting back to work.

So I ended up watching A&E... till 5:30am... and then went to work.

I think being away from work for a while... makes people all anxious....:confused:
 
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