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Angeles
07-05-2007, 02:54 AM
Yeah, what the title says.

Please post all your cures/family remedies for Insomnia. I am in dire need here, people! DIRE NEED!

Blandy vs Terrorism
07-05-2007, 02:58 AM
Lots of whiskey.

Ashwin Pande
07-05-2007, 03:11 AM
Lots of whiskey.

What he said

Wastrel
07-05-2007, 03:15 AM
sedatives

AAlgar
07-05-2007, 03:19 AM
Tylenol PM. Knocks me right the fuck out when I need it.

Robert A.
07-05-2007, 03:33 AM
Tylenol PM. Knocks me right the fuck out when I need it.

Second. That or Nyquil.

noble
07-05-2007, 03:34 AM
Orgasm.


I don't care how awake a man is.

You could just wake up after a five year coma, you have sex, and five seconds later, you're gonna be asleep again ;)

Afny
07-05-2007, 04:47 AM
God damn, don't talk about sleeping! I need to stay awake! You've got me beat, though, I've only been up for 14 hours so far...need to make it another 14 or so.

Thomas Mauer
07-05-2007, 04:57 AM
Put your TV on a static channel, lie down and close your eyes. :)

Marc Lombardi
07-05-2007, 05:37 AM
Women's golf. You'll be asleep in 14 minutes.

JackBauer
07-05-2007, 05:42 AM
Drink lots of alcohol and party hard.

Pia Guerra
07-05-2007, 05:53 AM
After a 2 week insomnia jag I tried Nyquil and it cleared right up. You probably don't even need a full dose.

After you're sleeping normally again be sure to maintain a regular sleep schedule and limit cafeine/alcohol intake in the evenings. You'll be fine.

Ashwin Pande
07-05-2007, 10:24 AM
Orgasm.


I don't care how awake a man is.

You could just wake up after a five year coma, you have sex, and five seconds later, you're gonna be asleep again ;)

Works the opposite for me.

I sometimes uhh.. polish the Ivory Tower... when I'm feeling sleepy and need to stay awake to do some work so I can stay awake longer.

Roman Noodles
07-05-2007, 10:27 AM
As someone who hasn't gotten to sleep before 2AM for almost 2 years now. I can say. 2 things help me. Adult Swim and Green or Chamomile tea.


EDIT: reading helps too.

Ashwin Pande
07-05-2007, 10:34 AM
I lived all of last year in this crummy little room right next to the highway. The only way I could get to sleep was to learn to listen to music while sleeping. I soon realised I couldn't do it while listening to music so I switched over to comedy albums (not a commentary on the comedians... just that people talking is easier to fall asleep to than people singing) and audio books. That helped me out a great deal.

The downside though is that because of conditioning like that I find it very difficult to go to sleep without listening to something on my ipod as I sleep. I've lost so many headphones since it's not even funny.

SteveZegers
07-05-2007, 10:35 AM
More exercise?

Whip
07-05-2007, 10:36 AM
Home Shopping Network

chazbot
07-05-2007, 10:41 AM
Watch Daredevil.

When I went 40 something hours without sleeping back during a big project one year in undergrad, we decided to go see DD to celebrate that crap being done.
It put me right to sleep, and my hallucinations during the movie were much better than the actuality of that crapfest.

ClintP
07-05-2007, 10:57 AM
Watch Daredevil.

When I went 40 something hours without sleeping back during a big project one year in undergrad, we decided to go see DD to celebrate that crap being done.
It put me right to sleep, and my hallucinations during the movie were much better than the actuality of that crapfest.

:nodidnt:

Masculine Todd
07-05-2007, 11:02 AM
I know it will sound incredibly cliched and a tad bit corny, but warm milk helps a lot of people I know.

Sorry about your predicament.

Jef UK
07-05-2007, 11:14 AM
Turkey and valium!

KingMob
07-05-2007, 11:15 AM
start watching lord of the rings, you will get there in about 20 minutes.

Brian Defferding
07-05-2007, 11:16 AM
C-Span's 6 hour session at the House of Representatives.

TheHanna
07-05-2007, 11:34 AM
Find yourself a copy of the comprehensive Magic: The Gathering rules.

That shit will knock you right the fuck out.

dasNdanger
07-05-2007, 11:43 AM
Well...you could hunt down and read all my posts here...that's sure to put ya to sleep...or....

I find it very easy to sleep to movies I like and have seen 100 times, especially old B&W movies. Volume has to be low so that it's not disturbing, but loud enough so that I can understand what is being said. It stops me from thinking...just listening to the words and all. But I have to LIKE the movie, and KNOW the movie. Movies with a lot of singing, color, explosions, etc will keep me awake. But old film noir, or detective movies...those put me right out.

Another thing that works for me is a little dry red wine (a LITTLE, no more than a glass), and dark, bittersweet chocolate - 70% cocoa range. Not too much of either or the sugar'll get you two hours later, and you'll be on the ceiling.

Riding in the car. If you just can't sleep - ride shotgun with the most boring, talkative guy you know. It works for babies, might do the trick for you...

das

Dave S.
07-05-2007, 12:01 PM
I bet he's asleep now...

Patrick J
07-05-2007, 12:07 PM
More Exercise, Valerian Root, Non-Caffeinated Mint Tea.

Insomnia can also be connected to anxiety sometimes, so try St. John's Wort and B Vitamins.

Angeles
07-05-2007, 01:11 PM
Thanks for all of the suggestions! I tried the following (some of them before I even read them here!):

Nyquil -I was skeptical about this one at first. I have insomnia, not a cold. But I'd try anything at this point.

Chamomile Tea -2 cups. The whole time I kept thinking of Gwen Stefani singing "Hey, baby! Hey, baby! Hey!"

Watching Adult Swim -I actually just put in my Star Wars Robot Chicken tape and that kept me up even longer -I just didn't mind as much. :lol:

Finally the wife was good enough to, um, well you know... ;) So after 43 straight hours of being up, I actually got a couple hours of sleep. Now I'm up again.

Ugh. ...Think I'll try watching Daredevil now.

Marc Lombardi
07-05-2007, 01:17 PM
Finally the wife was good enough to, um, well you know... ;) So after 43 straight hours of being up, I actually got a couple hours of sleep. Now I'm up again.

Sounds like you're gonna tire her out first.... :lol:

ClintP
07-05-2007, 01:23 PM
Sounds like you're gonna tire her out first.... :lol:

:rofl:

Angeles
07-05-2007, 01:27 PM
Sounds like you're gonna tire her out first.... :lol:

BWAHAHAHA!!! Hold on, let me show your response to the wife. She's gonna love this...

ZombieSpeedball
07-05-2007, 01:39 PM
I know it will sound incredibly cliched and a tad bit corny, but warm milk helps a lot of people I know.

Sorry about your predicament.

Microwave it and pour it on your hand. The seering pain from the heat will cause you to faint.

dasNdanger
07-05-2007, 07:45 PM
I bet he's asleep now...

:lol: Well...it WAS part of the plan! My posts do it all the time...

:roll:

das

Georgie
07-05-2007, 08:02 PM
For me, I find the most relaxing album I have and just play that, get a glass of chocolate milk (comfort food) and maybe a warm washcloth to put over my eyes.

American Analog Set is a great instrumental chill out band that's perfect for this occasion. I also listen to some really relaxing Japanese instrumental stuff, but that might just be me.

But for serious, milk and warm washcloth is where it's at.

Bill?
07-05-2007, 09:17 PM
rent a Gus Van Sant movie. ha! zing!

niceguyeddie
07-05-2007, 11:39 PM
watch and be mezmerized...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VaP1HB7Vew