For keeping yourself awake? I continue giving into sleep only to wake up more tired than I started. Caffeine doesn't really do much. A shower or a walk out in the cold will revitalize me for maybe an hour, but in the end I always get tired of fighting it alone, bored while everyone else sleeps, and go to bed. And wake up twelve hours later, dead tired.
Anyone have any tips or tricks? Advice?
The start of my official attempt to function on a 48 hour sleep cycle.
I have a history of hypersomnia, but over the summer my sleep cycle shortened and shifted around a lot, probably in reaction to my new meds. By the time the school year started, I was back to sleeping until noon, and I've missed several classes already. Tuesday night, however, I stayed up late partying with friends, and by the time I tried going to sleep at around five in the morning, I just couldn't get there. I lay in bed waiting for sleep to claim me, and it never came. Finally, at nine or so, I got up, took a shower, and got breakfast. I made it to all my classes that day. No sudden crash, no undue tiredness. I stayed up until midnight or later.
So, tonight, I am attempting to go without sleep. If all goes well, I shall have a productive night, an early morning, and make it through all my classes. And continue the same cycle for the rest of the year.Update
: Well, that didn't work. I got bored and decided to take a nap. I woke up a few times throughout the night, each time more tired than the last, and continued to reset my alarm for later and later, until I finally just gave up and slept through class. This was failtacular, but did help prove my theory that sleeping makes me more, not less, tired. Not sleeping on days I need to wake up for class definitely looks like the best way to do it.
Go on over to my writing journal and scope it out? I want it to have more people reading it to not only get my works out but to be able to have people bring me criticism and questions and comments and suggesttions. Thanks. sweet_sweetgaze
Sorry: cross-posted lots of places
is a personal, anonymous journal where I express the thoughts insomnia create.
I'm hoping to be an extremely unique, and successful journal.
It would be much appreciated if you were to take a look at my profile
, and "friends only
" page, where there is a little more information on what I'm doing, and why.
Well, this community is all but dead, so i'd thought i try to revive it.
Just broke up with my gf. Pretty miserable right now, and i'll probably be up for the next 3 days straight. I encourage random people to send me their thoughts and opinions on instant messanger. indigo calm is my screen name.
stay alive and awake everyone
I just joined this community. Lately, like the past few months, i have been staying up way too much. Now i have trouble sleeping. Usually i just sit at my computer or something. I don't have really bad insomnia like some do, but it's tough sometimes. If anyone wants to talk to me or something, my IM address is the same as my user name (antiall1124). I'm usually on for a while.
Can't coerce myself to crawl into bed yet tonight.
Good news will do that sometimes.
So much to do... so much good happening recently. but so much yet to be done by the end of the year.
Very little sleep recently. Good in some ways, bad in others... Exhaustion seems to overtake me at inopportune times - but then the rest of the time, I've no interest in sleeping at all.
I'm thinking rather seriously about ordering provigil and just running with this.
hey, why is this community so dead now???
are you people ASLEEP?!?!?!
today was my first day of sleep in three days. i started hallucinating i think. i had to leave my house because i felt like there were people there. does anybody know how many hours of no sleep it is until you go crazy? or if there even is a number?