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Overcoming Insomnia? by PS !gPIBqVmoRQ - Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:20:47 EST ID:VIWAXFsP No.45874 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Heyall. I have been experiencing heavy dream lapses for some time now, and from what I can tell it's most likely due to not getting enough sleep. I know I am still dreaming, but it is not lucid, and usually all that remains is weird pieces and an overall feeling or tone, which believe it or not are usually really bad. Thing is, with my job and living situation I'm usually only getting 5 hours a night. Does /dr/ know any tips for squeezing in an hour or two of sleep when I can, chemically induced or otherwise..?
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James Bropperwater - Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:17:32 EST ID:j/7IU3e5 No.45875 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>45874
maybe changing up your diet? they say junk food doesn't help. i've eaten healthier recently and have been having better sleep from when i used to eat out almost every night.
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PS !gPIBqVmoRQ - Sat, 16 Dec 2017 18:34:25 EST ID:VIWAXFsP No.45876 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>45875
thanks, admittedly my diet hasn't been to great since I am tight on money, but that's definitely something to look into. any food in particular seem to have a noted effect?
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Ebenezer Pammlenatch - Sun, 17 Dec 2017 12:45:51 EST ID:j/7IU3e5 No.45878 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>45876
I understand that man, I remember when money was tight for me as well. You know the basics, fruit and then veggies (or at least fruit, since fruit is always dank). Avoid fried foods (takeout, chips, etc.) as much as you can.
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Oliver Harringville - Mon, 18 Dec 2017 20:56:07 EST ID:eW5kLAR4 No.45879 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>45876
Nightsades like Tomatoes, Potatoes, and Peppers have been known to cause anxiety and insomnia. Also avoid Peppermint and generally anything high in salt that would increase your blood pressure.
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PS !gPIBqVmoRQ - Tue, 26 Dec 2017 18:27:42 EST ID:VIWAXFsP No.45885 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>45878
>>45879
good tips, I'll try to start having bananas and stuff more regularly. any supplemental recommendations, melatonin has always had a kind of reduced effect on me but I could give it another shot, is ginseng good for these kinds of things?
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Barnaby Hillylock - Tue, 02 Jan 2018 11:17:32 EST ID:Rj1tWyNP No.45901 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Count braths on the inhale and say a word on the outhale. Repeat over and over.
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Clara Clesslebid - Fri, 05 Jan 2018 04:15:43 EST ID:PVDH0u+r No.45905 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>45874
Melatonin
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Isabella Pockfield - Sun, 28 Jan 2018 23:38:32 EST ID:mvWmt1J1 No.45931 Ignore Report Quick Reply
melatonin definitely worked for me at first, but you can become reliant on it.
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DemonBoner69 - Mon, 29 Jan 2018 23:00:17 EST ID:9cKIJpgP No.45932 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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5-htp works for me but will also give me crazy ass dreams. Also don't take it with an SSRI cause it messes with serotonin levels.
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TankerWanker - Tue, 30 Jan 2018 16:13:19 EST ID:McnIj581 No.45934 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I have had a lot of experience with insomnia; due to diet and lifestyle and then ptsd and then again diet and lifestyle. The ptsd factor I dealt with and got over thru exercise, meditation, yoga and some other mental resiliancy techniques, but the diet and lifestyle factor was easy

Like the other guys said, eating healthier helps, being mindful of some of the natural side effects of foods and herbs made a big difference

For one; caffeine. Absolutely none after 13h00. That was difficult for me because i needed that shit because i wasnt sleeping... vicious cycle. But I cracked the whip upon myself, so to speak, and made that a personal law and bam. I slept

Then I started wanting better quality sleep, so I started to learn what foods are naturally energizing and belong to breakfast and lunch, and what foods to wind down with at supper

I push my supper later, like 19h00, so my body starts to produce digestive enzymes around 18h00 and generally by 21h00 I'm able to go to sleep any time after

On top of that, and this is VERY important: Get off the computer, put away the phone/tablet, & turn off the tv at LEAST 30 minutes to an hour before bed. LED lights are fucking horrible for our sleep because of the blue light they produce that totally kills our brains natural melatonin production. Heck, make sure there are no LEDs in your bedroom whatsoever. Even that little red light that a powered off device has lit is emitting blue phase light that is fucking with your brain. Get that shit out of your bedroom or use a master switch, like on a power bar, to kill the power completely to those things.

Give your brain a good hour to actually just relax & wind down without any electric light before bed. Make a cup of herbal tea* & light a candle. Treat your fine self to some quality reflection time before you get into bed at all and I promise you, you will sleep better.

*I highly recommend a blend of Mugwort and Chamomile. If you must sweeten it, use honey


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