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Monday, September 27, 2010

Insomniac

     Well I haven't been sleeping quite well lately and i think its insomnia. Actually for a quite awhile and sense everyone seems to be self diagnosing themselves thanks to webMD (the internets doctor) lately I thought Id jump on. Insomnia is simply a positive response to either of two questions: "Do you experience difficulty sleeping?" or "Do you have difficulty falling or staying asleep?" So if you said yes to any of that we can safely say you have insomnia. (im no doctor, so dont take my words like they are)

     Sense we answered yes, lets take a look and see what level were at. You can put insomnia into three different boxes there's transient which lasts for less than a week. There's acute which is the inability to consistently sleep well for a period of less than a month. Then there's chronic insomnia which is what I seem to have and that's characterized by that it lasts for longer than a month.

     Now in plain old insomnia it can be caused by another disorder, or it can be a primary disorder. It can be a change in the sleep environment, or even be the timing of sleep, severe depression can occure, or even some feelings of stress. Its consequences - sleepiness and impaired psychomotor performance - are similar to those of sleep deprivation. Now getting into chronic insomnia we can see many of the things just listed above but its effects can vary according to its causes. They might include muscular fatigue (dont have that yet), hallucinations(haha not that crazy), and/or mental fatigue(yeah thats the one); but people with chronic insomnia often show increased alertness(and that). Some people that live with this disorder see things as if they are happening in slow motion(wtf that'd be cool), wherein moving objects seem to blend together(thats cool too). Can cause double vision (fuck no).



   This video is exactly how I feel.

15 comments:

  1. Wow, insomnia must be rough!
    I can't stand bad sleep, especially when i go to bed pretty early.
    Have you tried adding naps in the afternoon?
    start with a 40 min nap at like 5 oclock (or whenever you can) and then go to bed normally in the evening. that way, even if you have insomnia, it won't be as bad, you'll be less tired in the morning!

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  2. Man the far end of insomnia looks pretty rough. Hope I never get there.

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  3. LOl agreed with metalxcore! Isn't the recommended hours of sleep ~8hrs per night?

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  4. might be DSPS, wikipedia it, i had it for a while, its like social jet lag

    beck http://r9k.blogspot.com

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  5. i never sleep right, it's always been a game of balancing. i used to take melatonin and that worked for a time but now i just sort of burn myself out till i crash

    anyway great post!

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  6. Insomnia is rough, I guess some might say I have it but it's just that I don't get tired until 4am or later. Even if I'm insanely fatigued I'll not be mentally ready to sleep until the sun is rising. Thankfully my lifestyle can afford it now. Meditation can help, learning to control your breath and release your mind.

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  7. lol i have the problem that i sleep too much. o well

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  8. Great post. I get into the same mess with having weird sleeping patterns. Melatonin helped the best

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  9. talk more about insomnia i find first hand accounts about this interesting please post more about this.

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  10. I had some minor insomnia back in high school, luckily it didn't get to bad.

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  11. I usually sleep ~10h... I heard it can be reduced to 6x20 minutes naps daily, anyone has this picture?

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  12. Sometimes insomnia is caused by a lack of urgency, or nothing to do when you wake up in the morning. That was true in my case.

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