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Insomnia cure?

  1. Jan 20, 2006 #1
    I'm gonna fail a math test tomorrow, all because I'm nocturnal.

    Any help?
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  3. Jan 20, 2006 #2
    Fight Club?
  4. Jan 20, 2006 #3
    Read a boring book, works for me all the time.
  5. Jan 20, 2006 #4

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    Any suggestions? I have a book called "Implementing the ISO 9000 Series" that can guarantee a comatose-like sleep within three minutes. :biggrin:
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    Reading most of recent threads in GD is also good help!:uhh:
  7. Jan 20, 2006 #6
    I can read anything, no matter how boring, and stick to it.

    Habit I formed for certain reasons at a young age.

    And "Fight Club" = ?
  8. Jan 20, 2006 #7

    You've never seen Fight Club? Aw, you're missing out.
  9. Jan 20, 2006 #8
    omg that sounds perfect, I wouldn't last a sentance lol. Any read for me at night will generally get me sleepy. It gets really annoying when I'm enjoying a book and want to read, but my eyes get so heavy and I succumb to evil need to sleep. Also make sure you read in bed, are all ready to goto bed and have the light on low if you can.
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  10. Jan 20, 2006 #9
    Maybe he meant you should join one. Get a good head trauma going and you should be able to sleep no trouble.
  11. Jan 20, 2006 #10
    Read War and Peace, and drink lots of milk.
  12. Jan 20, 2006 #11
    Essence of turkey, tryptophan, used to come in pill form. Do they still make this?
    Thanksgiving turkey is one of the most powerful, pleasant soporifics in the world.
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    Ambien or hydrocodone usually do it for me. Failing that, a dose of most antihistamines, notably diphenhydramine, will knock me out. Failing that, a couple of chocolate cake shots (half vodka, half Frangelico, chased with a sugar-coated lemon wedge) will usually make me sleepy in an hour or so.

    - Warren
  14. Jan 20, 2006 #13

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    That actually works (up to a point). Had a pretty good "sparring" session with the boys last night. Slept like a baby. (Of course my left arm is a mass of bruises... but it beats getting a broken rib! Good times.)
  15. Jan 20, 2006 #14
    I overreact to sleep medications.
    I already finished War and Peace.
    Fighting hurts. X.x'

    Exercise, you mean?
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    You can find amino acid supplements at GNC and similar places.
  17. Jan 20, 2006 #16
    OK, then, Blahness, you ought to give this a try. A turkey coma is pleasant and gentle.
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    Would amino acid supplements seriously work?

    How about cold/flu medicines for the night time, aren't they supposed to make you drowsy?
  19. Jan 20, 2006 #18
    I can read anything and stay awake, but put on an audio book and close my eyes and I'm out in about 5 minutes.
    I used to take a bunch of sleeping pills then force myself to stay awake. I'd hallucinate and see little people who looked like gasoline on water. I could even interact with them. I'd hold out my finger and they would grab onto it then I could swing them back and forth.
  20. Jan 20, 2006 #19

    You aren't saying to drink alcohol while on sleep aids are you???? :surprised :bugeye: :eek:
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    Oops, actually, I didn't mean to combine all those drugs together! I simply meant that if I don't have the first on the list, I go for the second, and so on.

    - Warren
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