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Insomnia Anonymous 11/30/2020 (Mon) 06:01:19 No. 1847
I can't sleep, have been like this for days. It's currently past 3 am. I think I will ask my psych for benzos. Is anyone else in the same place?
>>1847 Hi anon. I've never been there my body wouldn't be able to keep up with more than one sleepless night. Hang in there buddy, if you can, go outside for a long walk, even better workout before 6pm. It should help you fall asleep at night. Tell me how it works out. If still can't sleep after this, you could turn the light back on and read a book,magazine or a lesson if you're studying something. Tell me if that helps.
>>1848 I completely agree. Anon should definitely try to tire themselves out before sleep. >>1847 If what the other anon said doesn't help but tires you out, try taking a melatonin tablet before bed. It's over the counter so you don't need a prescription.
yeah, meth is one hell of a drug. my neck hurts from staying up for days on end not eating and kicking doors in for the all might $$$dollar$$$. working in the tweaker business is hard
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>>1847 watching the sunset is a good way to signal your body it's time to rest. having warmer lighting in your bedroom(like incandescents) is also good. you have to get your body in the sleeping mood.
My insomnia is that I'll go to sleep, but wake up a couple hours later and not be able to get back to sleep. Except it's not really that I can't; I woke up because I'm profoundly uneasy about life and my prospects, to the point where it doesn't feel like it's safe to be unconscious. Some kind of reptile-brain fear mechanism going haywire. So I grab my tablet and watch some bullshit on youtube, which gets my mind off the immediate concern without coming even an inch closer to a resolution. The more frequently I evade the anxiety, the more particular I get about what kind of bullshit I must consoom to be mollified. Vtubers are so inane in their over-cutesy way that it makes me uncomfortably aware that I'm engaging in escapism, for example. But with enough browsing I'll tranquilize myself enough to go back to sleep. The more I do this, the more disconnected from reality I feel, but that doesn't seem to matter. And if it sounds like I'm describing a terrible experience with too much detachment to be sincere, that's because I already got over this problem. My solution ought to have been, in a word, mindfulness: I know when I wake up that putting a screen in my face is the last thing I need, and I ought to act on that understanding rather than on the baser impulse to indulge in escapism. Obviously. Even if I had just laid there doing breathing exercises and counting heartbeats for an hour, still unable to sleep well, I'd nonetheless have been on the other side of this anxiety episode in days rather than suffering multiple weeks that were total shit.
>>1866 I've been having the same problems lately. I'm losing a lot of sleep over fear of losing my job. I haven't done anything that would get me fired, I just suddenly wake up with a strong sense of unease about it. No amount of reflection or internal reasoning seems to help. This started about a month ago and seems to be getting worse. I'm trying to resolve this by teaching myself new skills that would make me hireable at other places.

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