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Re: Am I the only one that has sleeping issues?
« Reply #20 on: June 08, 2004, 06:43:09 PM »
just be careful.  smoking reefer causes hair to grow on your palms.


As a person who has suffered insomnia for a long time, I can definitely relate to your problem.  I've always found smoking pot to be an effective sleeping aid... if you can get around the whole "illegality" issue.  Honestly, the American government is so stubborn on that one...

The only side effects include TEMPORARY short-term memory loss (ie: only while you are high, so don't get stoned the morning of your LSAT), the obvious negative health effects related to smoking, and... a serious case of the munchies!   :-*

Perhaps it isn't a viable solution for this week, because I don't think it's good to try introducing your body to anything new just before a big exam, but it might be a consideration for you in the long-term.

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Re: Am I the only one that has sleeping issues?
« Reply #21 on: June 08, 2004, 07:07:53 PM »

just be careful.  smoking reefer causes hair to grow on your palms.

LOL, it also causes uncontrollable violence and explosive sexual urges.. for evidence of this, refer to the educational film "Reefer Madness"...  ;)
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Re: Am I the only one that has sleeping issues?
« Reply #22 on: June 08, 2004, 08:19:13 PM »

i beg to differ.  have you ever been out of work?  i was pretty miserable when i got laid off a couple years ago.  took me about a month to find a new job.

Like one night i'll stay up late (anywhere from 1 AM to 3 AM) studying/reading/ or watching a movie and i'll have a problem going to sleep afterwards. So I'll be up till like 1 PM that day, and thats when i'll sleep and wakeup like 6 PM. And this becomes my new sleeping pattern ( 1 PM to 6 PM). No matter how hard I try to sleep when it comes time to my normal sleeping patter (11 PM), it seems I have a hard time correcting the matter. It's weird because now i'll be asleep during the day and awake all night, when I veritably want to sleep during the night and be awake at day.

Now I bring this issue up because im afraid this might effect me when I want to take the LSAT. Has anyone else had this problem? Any safe remedies to the problem?

so no job?  lucky fella'.

I stated that he was lucky because obviously he isn't looking for employment if he's staying up till 3:00 am watching movies.  His income may come from parents or whatever, but it certainly isn't from a job and the no job situation isn't from being laid off...from what I can tell.

Each summer I tend to get a cubicle job . . .  basically I file and timestamp and I'm tired of that b.s.

Anyway, I decided to spend this summer doing something more productive like studying for the LSAT's.


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Re: Am I the only one that has sleeping issues?
« Reply #23 on: June 08, 2004, 08:23:45 PM »
Like one night i'll stay up late (anywhere from 1 AM to 3 AM) studying/reading/ or watching a movie and i'll have a problem going to sleep afterwards. So I'll be up till like 1 PM that day, and thats when i'll sleep and wakeup like 6 PM. And this becomes my new sleeping pattern ( 1 PM to 6 PM). No matter how hard I try to sleep when it comes time to my normal sleeping patter (11 PM), it seems I have a hard time correcting the matter. It's weird because now i'll be asleep during the day and awake all night, when I veritably want to sleep during the night and be awake at day.

Now I bring this issue up because im afraid this might effect me when I want to take the LSAT. Has anyone else had this problem? Any safe remedies to the problem?

You could have a Circadian Rythmn sleep disorder. Basically, people with this disorder have the circadian rythmn of a nocternal animal.  They can adjust to day-living (as normal people can adjust to working at night), but they naturally want to sleep during the day, so if they start sleeping during the day, it's hard to stop. 

YOu should see a sleep specialist.  I'm saying this because you sleep between 1pnm and 6pm.  That's kinda strange.  Even people who pull all-nighters don't usually get into that kind of habit. 

Good luck!


Well I deal with this sleeping problem often like whenever I try to pull all nighters or up all night trying to type up a paper.

The way I deal with is trying to stay up till my regular sleeping schedule. Like when 1 PM rolls around i'm very sleepy but I try to fight it and stay awake till 11 PM so my sleeping pattern could back to normal. Well today I slept at 4 PM and woke up at 7 PM. So from experience I will start sleeping from 4 PM to 7 PM unless i fight it so more again and stay up till 11 PM.

Yeah I know . . . its very weird.


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Re: Am I the only one that has sleeping issues?
« Reply #24 on: June 08, 2004, 08:44:11 PM »
If you have a screwed up sleep schedule, fix it by Friday. Watch your sleep bank.

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Re: Am I the only one that has sleeping issues?
« Reply #25 on: June 08, 2004, 09:13:13 PM »
Like suggested earlier, getting hammered may force you to pass out... just make sure you drink enough water the night before so you can minimize the next day effects... smoking pot helps me sleep too but it may lead to excessive masturbation if you're not careful

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Re: Am I the only one that has sleeping issues?
« Reply #26 on: June 09, 2004, 01:15:00 AM »
Like Keating said, Take melatonin.  I love the stuff.  During the school year I often take it Sunday nights so I can get to sleep at a reasonable time...my sleeping habits get out of whack from the Thurs-Fri-Sat weekly partying. 

It works great though. 

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Re: Am I the only one that has sleeping issues?
« Reply #27 on: June 09, 2004, 08:54:42 AM »
I have horrible insomnia... I have had it since an undergrad and it never went away. I struggle to get to sleep at nights... i just lay there and toss and turn. I have not found a good way to deal with it other than having a stiff drink of jack on the rocks or having sex, those two things always work for me.
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Re: Am I the only one that has sleeping issues?
« Reply #28 on: June 09, 2004, 09:47:31 PM »
If Ambien is taken PRECISELY according to the doctor's instructions, it works very well.  The doctor told me to take it when I was actually in bed and he wasn't kidding.  I was asleep within minutes.  You cannot take if if you will be unable to get a full 8 hours sleep because then you will be groggy and foggy as hell.

Also, if you think "well, I'm not sure I'm going to sleep right away, but I'll take it and watch a little TV or something"  you will get a bad case of the barfs.

Ambien creates a lot of problems if you fight it.  That is take it and then decide to stay up a while etc, you'll be sorry.

I took it exactly like I was told that first night and the next morning WOW, I never had such a good night's sleep in my life.

I don't advocate popping any medication casually but this can be a great help for temporary imsomnia, I got off it in a matter of days

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Re: Am I the only one that has sleeping issues?
« Reply #29 on: June 10, 2004, 10:46:18 AM »
keating here again.

I take Ambien every night, and have been for about 18 months. It's not generally intended to be taken for that long, but I have fibromyalgia and lifelong insomnia and don't get restorative sleep. I have never slept well without something that helps me sleep. I have a white noise machine but am still a light enough sleeper that I can wake up in spite of meds. It's the worst!

The first night I took Ambien, I woke up feeling better than I ever have. It was amazing. However, if I take a full 5-mg. Ambien and don't go right to bed or sleep a full 8 hours, I will be groggy. But I'll sleep so deeply I won't remember any dreams at all (I always remember dreams). Because I'm a light sleeper and am often in pain it's extremely unlikely I'd sleep the 8 hours. So I take half an Ambien with one valerian, which is a natural herb, and the two together usually do the trick unless I have a lot on my mind, in which case I take two valerian with the Ambien. But with 2.5 mg of Ambien I will still have a very active mind all night.

The difference between Ambien and other sleeping pills like Sonata (which I've also tried) is that Ambien both helps you fall asleep and stay asleep, whereas Sonata only helps you fall asleep. With a 5 mg. Sonata I woke up and couldn't get back to sleep, but with the 10 mg I was groggy. The 10 mg Sonata also gave me some wacky hallucinations, ghosts floating above my bed and stuff! I've never gotten ill on either pill, though.

Ambien is great if you do have short-term insomnia or are really stressed, but it doesn't work for everyone. If you're like me and a chronic insomniac, then it becomes essential. My next step is a TempurPedic bed - getting one this summer. :-)