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A sleeping ponder... looking for ideas


#1

It’s odd that sleep seems to be the forum topic today. I’ve been having a new gift from the head circus. This isn’t troubling as much as ponderable.

I sleep well I think, I have Ok dreams but lately I wake up in other parts of the house. I am a gold medalist in sleep walking. My sis even put an alarm on the doors in case I get out in my sleep.

But I can usually tell what sort to stress or carving or restless activity is going to bring on my sleepwalking. When I do sleep walk… I still go back to bed. But this new one…

I’m relaxed, I feel fine, no stress, no worries, I am tired hence going to bed. I’ve woken up on the floor in my sisters room, the bathtub, the floor by the back door. I have a blanket and pillow with me.

Either I grab this and walk around or my sis will just tuck me in where I lay. I should have woken her up and asked her about this part before posting. Just a ponder… But does anyone else feel the need to chain themselves to the bed?


#2

I sleep walk pretty often. Luckily, I live in a studio, so there’s not a lot of places I can go lol. I always wake up on the couch, sometimes sleep smoking.

So I’ve just started going to sleep on the couch. Because I’m going to eventually end up there anyways!

Blessings,

Anthony


#3

It is amazing what craving can do. I sleep smoked a bit a few months ago when I was trying to quit. I do remember sleep drinking. My body craved alcohol that much.

During my sister’s week in hospital, my smoking went back up to nearly half a pack a day, but Today I’m going for 5 cigs only. Haven’t had one yet. :no_smoking:

That is a ponder… I wonder if the nicotine spike is doing it.


#4

That’s actually a good observation. It very well could be the nicotine causing it. Or maybe it’s a delayed reaction to your sister’s health problems.

I’m trying to cut back on smoking too. And that’s why I’m sleep smoking. I’m down to 8 cigs per day. From 30 this time last year.

Cutting back is very tough, but I know you can do it!

Blessings,

Anthony


#5

That is very excellent news. I remember you saying you smoked bit heavy last year. Wow, first the walking, seeing friends and now this. It’s hard. It plays with the head. But you’ll beat it I bet.

You are really kicking this in the butt. Way to go Anthony. :thumbsup:

So what have you been doing for headaches or other little gifts of craving?


#6

I cut down very gradually. And I used an e-cig as a substitute to lessen the nicotine withdrawal. So that helped tremendously with the headaches and irritability that I usually get when I try to quit.

I’m now down to using the e-cig only 2-3 times per day. I wish I could use it more, to replace more real cigs. But it just doesn’t give the same pleasurable feeling that smoking provides.

It’s still a work in progress. Thank you for the encouragement!

Blessings,

Anthony


#7

if i did not have my wife around ,yes, i would chain my self/ handcuff myself to furniture when i sleep.
because i know that i have the potential to be dangerous.
i think with no one around i would some how kill a lot of people so basically i am your average psycho !
take care


#8

I take 100 mg Seroquel at night. I usually get at least four hours of sleep on it. Hooray for that!


#9

lol i was on 1200 mg seroquel, and it didnt do anything.

i think it is the way that its digested trough your body