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    Mostly 8-9 hours and not feel tired when I wake up, MOST days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Humboldt View Post
    TV is the last thing I want/need.
    Haven't turned on the TV in the living room in 4 months.

    That said, I watch most movies on my computer or finish them in bed on my tablet. Not that different I guess.

    I do love naps.
    OMGHI2UHUMBY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!1111111111111111111111111111111111111111

    I read a study, will try to find link, that laptops, ebooks and such, are a bad thing to look at before going to bed, something about the light affecting the brain...

    I was never one to have tv or radio on when I sleep, unless I fell asleep on sofa, nor read in bed. I have found that if you use your bed for only sex and sleep, you will have an easier time falling asleep as you train your body to sleep when prone in bed...

    During/after heart problems, I found out that I have sleep apnea and while heart was being monitored 24/7, I found out that I routinely quit breathing/heart stopped often during the night, for 20 seconds or so at a time. The hospital would call me in night to verify that I was still alive...Yeah, I had to answer the phone! Ever since getting the CPAP and oxygen concentrator I sleep great. Wake up refreshed and not tired... You may want to do a sleep study...

    I haven't used an alarm clock in years, I wake up when I wake up and usually get ~8 hours. Quite different than when I was in my youth... If you concentrate on waking up, you will, as I proved to my son.

    Not enough sleep is not a good thing, plenty of info on the subject.

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    Didn't see the original link, however a quick google gives plenty of info and it seems to mainly pertain to Kindles, smart phones and such, although PC's/laptops are in some of the studies...

    http://www.bbc.com/news/health-30574260

    http://www.pnas.org/content/112/4/1232.abstract

    http://psychcentral.com/blog/archive...ou-from-sleep/

    But what about using our iPads, tablets, smartphones, laptops or Kindles before we go to bed?

    Preliminary new research suggests you should look at all of your electronic devices just as you’d eye a cup of full-strength coffee an hour before bed — with extreme caution.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/ar...udy-warns.html

    The study was carried out by Penn State and Harvard universities in the US and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.

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    Avoid the computer, tv just before going to bed. Do not drink anything that has a stimulant in it like coffee, tea, green tea, cola.
    Try a warm shower before going to bed.
    If that doesn't work, see your doc.

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    I have to have a sleep study done. I sleep, but am tired a lot. I know for a fact that I have sleep apnea. When I catch my breath in the middle of sleep, it wakes me up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Debbie View Post
    Avoid the computer, tv just before going to bed. Do not drink anything that has a stimulant in it like coffee, tea, green tea, cola.
    Try a warm shower before going to bed.
    If that doesn't work, see your doc.
    Check.
    Check.
    Check.

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    I had my sleep study done. Not good at all. Now I know why I have been experiencing complex/simple seizures, short term memory loss and extreme fatigue. The sleep specialist did not want to tell me today. He said: "You do not want to know." I told him he better tell me because I know what I have been going through was from the apnea. He said I stopped breathing over 100 times during the sleep study.

    God must have me on auto pilot.

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    Debbie,
    I'm pretty sure I have the same problem but I've never signed up to have the study done. I really should. I wouldn't worry about the results too much. Just take care of yourself.

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    eh. For me, it was 3-4 hours before my suicide attempt, a good 8 in the ward, 7-8 for a couple weeks after, and now 2-3 a night. Seems like my stress came back and I had /less/ coping skills, even with antidepressants. I think I just broke, honestly.

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    if I can get 4 good hours of sleep,I'm happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    if I can get 4 good hours of sleep,I'm happy.
    It works for some people, just kills me.

    I've been better recently

    Off sleeping pills for several months, bad relationship and been on them since, but they're doing their job.

    Just extra crunchy in the morning, which I hate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paft View Post
    eh. For me, it was 3-4 hours before my suicide attempt, a good 8 in the ward, 7-8 for a couple weeks after, and now 2-3 a night. Seems like my stress came back and I had /less/ coping skills, even with antidepressants. I think I just broke, honestly.
    Dude, feel free to contact me 24/7, glad to PM you my number.
    Never met, obviously, but I'd be glad to help you through bad times. *it happens.
    If ever again, please do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humboldt View Post
    It works for some people, just kills me.

    I've been better recently

    Off sleeping pills for several months, bad relationship and been on them since, but they're doing their job.

    Just extra crunchy in the morning, which I hate.

    trust me,I would love to be able to sleep longer.

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    3 weeks of using the cpap and I feel the difference already!!! I am so glad I did the study.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Easto View Post
    Debbie,
    I'm pretty sure I have the same problem but I've never signed up to have the study done. I really should. I wouldn't worry about the results too much. Just take care of yourself.
    Please do get the study done. I know I had it for a long time. It finally took it's toll this year. Total fatigue. I sleep well. I just stop breathing in my sleep. It could lead to heart failure due to lack of oxygen if it progresses.

    It is worth finding out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debbie View Post
    3 weeks of using the cpap and I feel the difference already!!! I am so glad I did the study.
    Awesome, Debbie!

    Sleep and good sleep are 2 totally different things... I do not wake up tired anymore.




    Mike,
    Get the study done as if you are the same as Debbie and I it can end up being fatal... I really know someone that died from it... If you want, I can dig up his obituary...

    Don't try to resolve your problems when trying to fall asleep, go to your 'happy place'... Your subconscious will solve them better if you allow it to... The bed is for sex and sleep, nothing else... You body will adapt to it. Think happy thoughts...

    While spending so much time in hospitals 2007- 2013 (fortunately no hospitals since the pacemaker and correcting the sleep apnea, Yay!!) I taught myself to focus on something good, happy, etc... I build things in my mind... As an example of one of my 'happy places', I design and build a self sustaining community, complete with power from damns, the discharge for the animals- ponds, pens, etc., water flowing through to clean them, diverting to a waste recycle facility. Very detailed and complicated, too much too type... I have designed and built RV's for artic use, the list goes on... Of course, a good 'romp' can tire you out and make you crash,...just be sure to get up and go wee before you crash as that is a major cause of urinary tract infections...

    Just trying to give you ideas on how to get started, your mind will take it from there ... Shoot me a PM if you want my number for a chat. The things that you can make your body do is incredible. It is medically documented that I have died many times, from different reasons... I mean that most sincere...

    Perhaps the horned fellow in the hot spot is afraid of me! Maybe I just have things that I still need to complete in this life. Maybe someone is looking out for me...


    You will wish that you did the study years ago...

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    Ken,

    I appreciate the support.

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    I get 4.5 hours a night due to My work schedule. on weekends about 6.5

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    My sleep number is one fifth of top shelf Bourbon!

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