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    Insomnia will melt my brains! O noes!

    Thank you very much, CA-robotic-automated-messanger (CRAM) but I already knew that. In fact, I have a very intimate relationship with lady insomnia already, and I'm fully aware of her brain melting ways.

    Problem is, CRAM, you didn't mention any way for me to rid myself of her, did you? So quick to judge, so slow to help

    So what about you guys, anyone have some ways to get rid of insomnia? My brain runs a mile a minute while I toss and turn. I go from thinking about what I'm going to do the next day, to how I'm gonna get a job, to what I would do if china suddenly decided to attack northern ontario.

    Any tips? Can anyone relate?

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    Hahaha you poor thing

    I heard you were feeling depressed about 2 weeks ago but i didn't know you were suffering from this When i feel depressed or upset, i usually talk to someone about it, then have a good cry afterwards.

    I dunno what to do about insomania though... sorry dude

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    Maybe I have an innate fear of chinese people

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    INSOMANIA

    'nuff said.

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    hehehehe

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    In my defense, I'm an idiot.

    But this is still a valid, though slightly less applicable topic.

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    Seriously...Red bull...Drink up my dear friend, and melt your brains some more in many days of inspiration and serious ass kickin...

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    Spoken like a true Inso Manic

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    hahaha! Insomnia is my homeboy! I stay awake and I produce art around 4 am. Then get inspired by 5, finish up by 6 and think of sleeping by 8.
    If it's a busy day I just sleep for a couple of hours and that's it.

    Oh and no red bull for me, Sobe Adrenaline Rush is where it's at! ( oh sponsors dont hurt me )

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    ive found the best way to beat insomnia is to do as much as possible until your body collapses from shock and lack of sleep. but you kinda gotta be willing to accept that the only sleep you're gonna get is hours at a time at random times of the day but hey you get used to it after a while. dont sleep... DRAW!! - JAG

    it's only after you've lost everything, that you're free to do anything..
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    ho man, I always think to myself "hey, just draw for a while" but then I remind myself that it usually gets me exited if I like what I do, and frustrated if I don't. Drawing defenitly does not help this hombre

    and I don't know why you're all giving me energy drinks.... I'm trying to fall asleep

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    I used to be the same way! But it was the Americans invading southern B.C. If the guy at peakoil.com has it right, it'll be both, with Canada caught between the hammer and anvil.

    Some totally practical, but "eww gross" advice - if you're spanking it lots, cut down. You won't go blind and you won't get hairy palms, but more than once a day can really throw off your hormone balance. You'll be dopey and depressed in the day and restless at night. A friend told me that anyways

    I'm sure that that's not the problem - at least that's your story and you're sticking to it - so on to the other thing that might work: levitation. You know how sometimes when you're about to nod off to sleep and you feel the bed lurch or feel like you're suddenly falling? Every night as I try to fall asleep, I deliberatly try to make this happen. There's no trick -you just lay really still, relax, and concentrate on making the bed spin around, or making yourself float above it.

    Sometimes I can make it happen right away, other times it takes as long as twenty minutes to make happen. It depends on how hyper I'm feeling. But most of the time, I fall asleep before I can make it work, which is sort of the point. When it does work, it's a blast- and when I'm done, I roll over onto my side and immediately fall into a deep sleep. Give it a try.

    The other thing - I don't try to go to bed if I'm not tired. When I go to bed and I'm not actually tired enough to fall asleep, I either don't get any sleep or I sleep like crap. This means I'm a night owl, and a lot of time I have to do important things the next day after only two or three hours of sleep. But two or three hours is a lot better than none. It sucks for school and work, but if it's the best I can do, it's better than nothing, yeah?

    Good luck dude.

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    wait the simplest thing to do is to take a dose of NyQuil.. just ONE dose though.. dont OD or you'll sleep for the rest of your life... never fails man, you could be high on meth and NyQuil will still put you out. probably not the best advice but its a sure thing, just read the warning label. the other option is to drink till you pass out every night.. hmmmmmm - JAG

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    Try learning how to let yourself do absolutely nothing. Sometimes that helps me unwind.

    Also cut back on the obvious things - caffeine, sugar, etc.

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    Destress, dude...however that may be for you...

    Get fresh air, sun, and exercise (just be sure to exercise several hours before you go to bed, or else you'll be up all night). City air does not equal fresh air, so gather up some friends and go camping--it's be best way to get all three, probably. Besides, it's a good way to draw new things that you don't see every day if you're in the city. If you can't go camping or anything like that, (or if it works but doesn't last) maybe get a massage or something.

    I'm no expert, but yours sounds like a clear-cut case of being over-stressed. Do a google search for ways to destress for more tips. (I had to do a search just last week myself)

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    When I get like that sometimes I just get a ticking clock and put it on my nightstand. If you just focus on the ticking it will slowly put you to sleep. It keeps all the other thoughts from taking over and the rhythm makes it easy to sleep.

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    gee, im sleep deprived right now.... 32 hours and counting.....


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