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    How do you guys get to sleep?

    It's been a question on my mind for a while. I can't ever seem to go to bed early and have no need to do such tonight as I'll be working a grave tomorrow. I always feel I have energy though I know I'm tired. It's great while I'm up but a real prob when trying to sleep. I had many restless nights in the army as well which was horrible for early morning pt and such. It's no worry now as I'll be working graves, I actually find graves to work best for me as I can go straight to sleep after coming off with no problem! Anywho, what do you guys do? I've tried melatonin only to wake up a few hours later especially if I tried going to bed early. Sometimes when I get that way I'll just take care of household stuff or if I have the option of logging in some extra time at work go in extra early! Lol. If only my body would listen to my brain! Lol.

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    I work graveyard shift 3-4 days a week so it's 10x harder than normal for me.
    I take Melatonin but it doesnt do much. I use Ambien when needed and once in a while take a muscle relaxer to keep me out 6+ hrs.
    Usually if I can get 4hrs without anything I am doing good but then once ever 2 weeks or so I waste a full day sleeping.

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    I usually lay down and close my eyes....

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    Quote Originally Posted by stack_it View Post
    I usually lay down and close my eyes....
    I do the same.

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    You could try some OTC diphenhydramine (benadryl), I use it probably once a week. Or tylenol PM, has tylenol and diphen component, is really what I prefer. Also avoid caffeine and stimulants before bed time by a few hours.

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    I take 5mg ambien every nite. I can never wind down either

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    Quote Originally Posted by stack_it View Post
    I usually lay down and close my eyes....
    lol beat me to it.

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    i close my eyes lay to bed clear my mind and dream!

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    i usually find post whoring silly crap doesn't help, going to bed does however

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    i had to get on ambien once before. it helps and i use to like the way it would make ya trip out! try to get a normal sleep pattern, this is the only thing that helps me. also, the OTC can help, but watch out, you could get dependent on them

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    Quote Originally Posted by stack_it View Post
    I usually lay down and close my eyes....
    I should have thought of that...sounds like it might work.

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    I usually catch some zyzz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rollergirl View Post
    I take 5mg ambien every nite. I can never wind down either
    Careful because it can be addictive. Force yourself to stay off it for at least a week at a time once in a while. Yeah even if you have to go 24hrs without sleep, eventually you will sleep. I try not to use it more than 2x, 3x max a week but then go a week or two without.

    BTW, girls are crazy on ambien. Any inhibitions, shyness or reservations in regards to sex is gone, anything is G2G. LOL I'm just sayn so be careful who is around when you take it or you might hear some interesting stories in the morning.

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    I follow a ritual. I also don't read or watch t.v in bed. Our bedroom is for sex or sleeping. I believe I am just conditioned now that when I go to bed that its time to sleep. I have never had any sleep problems however.

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    diphenhydramine or ambien work for me

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    jack off natures melatonin

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjpennnn View Post
    jack off natures melatonin
    Or in my case like every day for the last week the woman has given me a good ol BJ right before sleep time. :P
    Only problem is I get hungry afterward sometimes. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by mn_fighter View Post
    I follow a ritual. I also don't read or watch t.v in bed. Our bedroom is for sex or sleeping. I believe I am just conditioned now that when I go to bed that its time to sleep. I have never had any sleep problems however.
    Looks like a mathews in your avator ? LOL.

    Back on topic.......

    I usually blast the old lady have a egg white protein shake then pop a melotonin

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    ambien since I injured my shoulder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grumpee View Post
    Looks like a mathews in your avator ? LOL.

    Back on topic.......

    I usually blast the old lady have a egg white protein shake then pop a melotonin
    hahahaha oh man

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    Yes I KNOW that girls are crazy on it...as I said I take it every nite
    I have had many a nite that was erased in my mind. Total amnesia. Good stuff.
    It may be addicting, but it wont hurt you

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    Quote Originally Posted by 00ragincajun00 View Post
    i had to get on ambien once before. it helps and i use to like the way it would make ya trip out! try to get a normal sleep pattern, this is the only thing that helps me. also, the OTC can help, but watch out, you could get dependent on them
    Are those crawfish in that pot in your avy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stack_it View Post
    I usually lay down and close my eyes....
    I'll have to give that a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grumpee View Post
    Looks like a mathews in your avator ? LOL.

    Back on topic.......

    I usually blast the old lady have a egg white protein shake then pop a melotonin
    That it is. Not my bow, I have a switchback and a monster.

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    well, when I was a lot fatter, I found a big bowl of tortellini late at night would help me get to sleep..

    Ive been having trouble sleeping these past couple months so I am using melatonin now. IVe gone from a shitty 3 hours sleep to an uninterupted 5-6 so its helped a bit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knockout_Power View Post
    well, when I was a lot fatter, I found a big bowl of tortellini late at night would help me get to sleep..

    Ive been having trouble sleeping these past couple months so I am using melatonin now. IVe gone from a shitty 3 hours sleep to an uninterupted 5-6 so its helped a bit
    we all know u cry yourself to sleep every night.........

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