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Old 06-28-2010, 11:00 AM
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Instead of fighting insomnia, Iíve decided to embrace it. I just saw a beautiful sunrise this morning and enjoyed the cool breeze that accompanied it. The sunrise was most glorified and more majestic than I could ever have imagined.

While I have been inflicted with this insomnia for the past three years at least, it has taken me this long to embrace it. These are the hours in which many people do not get to take advantage of. I finally decided that this isnít a bad thing, but a thing of beauty and something to be enjoyed. At this time the oppressive heat of summer has yet to grasp the calm, cool and comfortable new morning day given upon us/ or at least me on a daily basis. Rather than fight this, I have finally decided that this is not a bad thing, but rather a thing that has been brought upon me for a reason. This reason being is that I have rarely embraced this hands-on experience in which I consider to be a most magnificent part of the human experience; that being the dawn of a new day. I was just experiencing the beauty of the sunrise over the lake in which I live, and seeing the new day brought forth opened up my eyes to things in which I have been missing. No longer will I dread these times; rather that I will embrace these times and live and learn from them until I reach their full potential. There is such a beauty in seeing a day growing from between infancy until it has reached itís full peak in adulthood. I see now that there is joy in every waking moment, even those when most folks are asleep and cuddled in their respective comforting attire. The gift in which I was given this morning was something I shall not soon forget.

If this didnít open my eyes, nothing else will. I wish upon all of you the joyous wonders that I was fortunate enough to experience.

Hope springs eternal.

Peace to all!

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Old 06-28-2010, 11:35 AM
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Insomnia sucks the life out of you. Record your dawn and keep searching for sleep!

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Old 06-28-2010, 12:49 PM
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I have had chronic insomnia since I was an infant. Really. It sucks. I don't embrace it. I can tell a huge difference in my thought process and quickness when I am in a bad cycle of no sleep. I have gone as long as 3 days without sleeping more than a few minutes at a time. I've had to call out to work due to it. No fun.


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Old 06-28-2010, 12:51 PM
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Excellent Post! I wrestled with insomnia for years, and there is really nothing you can do about it. There are many insomnia pills and potions and exercises guaranteed to enrich their purveyors, but nothing that will cure it. Something in your Soul is keeping you awake, and until it works itself out it is not going to go away. For me there were many beautiful moments, some terrifying or horrible, but all revealing in some unique way. There were also many very, very long next days at work.

;) You might try reading Leviticus!
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Old 06-28-2010, 01:08 PM
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Excellent Post! I wrestled with insomnia for years, and there is really nothing you can do about it. There are many insomnia pills and potions and exercises guaranteed to enrich their purveyors, but nothing that will cure it. Something in your Soul is keeping you awake, and until it works itself out it is not going to go away. For me there were many beautiful moments, some terrifying or horrible, but all revealing in some unique way. There were also many very, very long next days at work.

;) You might try reading Leviticus!
Eh, a big part of mine is caused by restless leg syndrome, not something in my soul. I have my dad to thank for passing that wonderful gene on to me.

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Old 06-28-2010, 01:59 PM
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You probably all feel guilty about something.

I sleep like a baby.
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Old 06-28-2010, 02:28 PM
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I used to suffer from insomnia until I realized that my main problem was that I was trying too hard to go to sleep.

Things that helps insomnia:

1. Go to bed - don't stay up on the computer or watching TV and assume you have insomnia because you are not tired. Go to bed, lay down and shut off all outside stimuli.

2. No clocks - at least no clocks that have light up displays. If it's too easy to check the time, then you will find yourself constantly checking the clock to see how much sleep you AREN'T getting and this will cause you to stress out and make it even more difficult to get to sleep.

3. Hunger, thirst and pain will all keep you awake. If you are hungry, then eat something, but not too much because being full will keep you awake as well. If you are thirsty enough that it is keeping you awake, then you are most likely dehydrated and really need to drink some water. For minor aches and pains, take an aspirin or its equivalent.

4. Keep a journal - if you find yourself stressing out over problems in your everyday life, then write your worries down just before going to bed. This will help you to relax and forget about everything long enough to get to sleep.

5. Work the night shift - believe me, I never appreciated getting a good night's sleep until I lost the option for one 4 nights out of the week. Now, when I actually have a night off, my favorite part of the day is going to bed at 9 PM and sleeping until 5 or 6 AM.
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Thanks Doctor Phil but I prefer drugs for mine. My soul keeps me awake forever!
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Old 06-28-2010, 02:47 PM
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I tried sleeping pills, they don't work on me. Just ask Boomer.
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Old 06-28-2010, 02:50 PM
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