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Milkie

Second night of insomnia.

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This marks the second night in a row of tossing and turning and getting no real sleep.

I get maybe two hours before waking up and being unable to go back to bed no matter how hard I try. I blame this on two things. One is the heat, as I've never, ever been able to sleep during especially hot nights. It's the humidity. During my vacation from work, I got to enjoy several days without a high humidity, and as such the temperatures of 23°C (73.4°F) more or less were bearable, and it really didn't feel all that hot. Right now it's 25°C (77°F), but the insane humidity due to thunderstorms that have been called for all week (but never actually arriving), it feels like 33°C (91.4°F!).

I'm hoping to have a nap this afternoon... but assuming the thunderstorms still never arrive, the temperature is supposed to spike up to feeling like 39°C (102.2°F). I'll NEVER get to sleep in that.

The second reason is my mind. My mind is racing. It's a problem I had way back when in my early years of elementary school where I wouldn't be able to simply shut it off and get some rest. So much thinking, seemingly about nothing, kept me up so late I was constantly falling asleep in class. I was put on sleeping pills that I eventually worked myself off of.

God I wish I still had those. I obviously still have the same problem. Most nights it's not present, but there are some nights, like tonight and last night, that are just utter torture because of my plagued insomnia.

Opening my window does nothing. Having both my ceiling fan and standing fan on all day long does nothing. Over the counter Sleep-eze® extra-strength nighttime sleep aids do nothing...

All winter, I couldn't wait for summer to come. Now that it's here, I can't wait for autumn.

... God, someone save me. D:
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Added: 6 years, 2 months ago
 
ColeSutra
6 years, 2 months ago
Try a natural melatonin supplement, if that doesn't work and the insomnia continues, seriously consider talking to a doctor.  Just be careful, because some prescribed sleep aides can cause serious depression and at worst, suicidal thoughts or actions.  It's not just a benign warning covering the drug company's legal ass either..
Incaros
6 years, 2 months ago
I'd suggest masturbation, but not sure how effective it would be. Don't really know if the chemicals released by masturbation and porn can really help with that kinda insomnia.  If it gets up to four/five nights...see a doctor. You could try tiring your brain out....play video games, read/write a bunch of stories, do math....think so much your brain becomes thought out.
Milkie
6 years, 2 months ago
Endorphins will likely not help as well as we think, especially getting them pumped into me through masturbation. Masturbating will probabl just warm me up even more!
Incaros
6 years, 2 months ago
Good point. Though I was actually thinking about something I heard that orgasm tends to release a chemical cock tail into some males systems that causes them to pass out. or was that just for sex? Hm...keep in mind, I heard it on Cracked.com, and I've heard arguments against it elsewhere.
hiddenchapter
6 years, 2 months ago
This will sound kinda stupid but this is what I do to deal with the heat when I am trying to sleep. Get a sheet, box fan, some kind of cord or something similar and a stand. Put the stand and fan right next to the bed and then stretch the sheet over the bed and fan like a tent but just over the top of the fan. You'll have to tie the fan down to the stand from behind to keep it from falling on your head. The result is a sort of bubble that traps the cool air the fan brings in. I am not sure if it will help with the humidity but it's worth a shot.
Eviscerator
6 years, 2 months ago
As a native Texan...all I can say is that sounds a tad on the cool side.   You'll definitely want to look into getting a fan, possibly a cool shower before bed, and possibly get some icepacks and wrap them in towels.  A temporary measure, but it helps when the humidity and heat spike for me.

threyon
6 years, 1 month ago
Not sure what to tell you about the heat, but as for the mind racing, I've always found the 'fourfold breath' technique to be quite relaxing, and has put me to sleep on more than one occasion.
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