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Sleep disorders?

Discussion in 'OFF TOPIC' started by Ram Quixote, Jul 2, 2014.

  1. Ram Quixote Knight Errant

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    Just wondering if you or your spouse have any sleep disorders, such as insomnia, talking, nightmares (terrors). If you'd rather not discuss it, don't.

    My wife has restless leg syndrome, which causes insomnia. She takes meds to control it, but it doesn't always work. On top of that, she also talks in her sleep. Normally, it's low key. For instance, she does this thing where, in the dream, she's screaming but the vocalization is muted.

    Monday night, however, I was awakened at 1 am to her shouting, "YOU ARE TOO RIGHT!" That was all. At least, that was all I heard. In the morning, I told her what she said and she just laughed. She even told everyone at work about it, so I'm not worried about sharing it.

    Anyway, just trying to generate conversation, even if it's about sleep.
     
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  2. Dieter the Brock SON OF JEN-ORIS

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    Calcium takes care of restless legs
    And cutting out sugar intake completely will definitely help

    I have extremely vivid dreams and they can get pretty wild - most of them are reoccurring, so like one night I dream I'm at some place and then the next night my dream will carry on from where it left off - f'ing nuts

    But my dreams never bother my wife thank God
     
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  3. Prime Time RODerator

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  4. Boston Ram Well-Known Member

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    I have restless leg syndrome also. Try liquid magnesium oil and/or a bar of Ivory Soap under the sheets by her feet. Both have worked for me, the oil is more effective IMO but the soap is much cheaper. the soap is Ivory only.
     
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  5. DCH This IS my 'oh' face.

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    I used to have RLS. Cutting caffeine out after noon has pretty much murdered it. Went for a sleep study a few months ago, apparently I sleep pretty much OK.
     
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  6. PhxRam The Estimated Prophet

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    The only time I seem to sleep well is when it is time to get up and get ready for work.
     
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  7. RhodyRams Well-Known Member

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    I am what the NFL scouts would call a "high motor guy"... I am constantly moving and doing something. Eventually it all catches up to me and I take a day off about every 2 weeks. That is when my RLS kicks in it seems. If I stay active all day and finally stop around 8 pm or so, them I sleep like a rock... if I dont do anything but lay around then I get no sleep because my legs and brain are in over drive.
     
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  8. Mojo Ram On double secret probation

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    Melatonin. Natural sleep aid. I keep it on hand and use it occasionally.
    Other OTC sleep aids contain Diphenhydramine which is a first generation antihistamine. Works great for most, but you might feel like crap in the morning since your taking it simply to fall asleep and not for an allergy. That and it can become a dependency drug if not used properly.
     
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  9. El Juggernauto Your Best Friend

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    This is an odd one, but on three separate occasions , my wife has claimed that I had sex with her overnight. And I don't remember it at all.
     
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  10. RhodyRams Well-Known Member

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    funny because I have woken up on top of your wife a few times.. I mean on top of my wife a few times :D
     
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  11. LesBaker Mr. Savant

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    Vodka.

    There....... I just solved every problem in this thread!
     
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  12. Force16X anti pedestrian

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    i'll agree with dieter the brock's point about sugar intake. ever since 2006, i've had decent control of my diabetes, between 5.8 to 6.8 A1C. and since then i've slept much better, even if not longer hours of actual sleep. i use to have insomnia, snoring, restless sleep, but not anymore. my only issue when i dream (which isnt all that often), is that I've DIED in some of my dreams. no wake up at the last second, etc. et. al. fairly violent deaths as well. its been awhile for that as well, had i kept records it may even go back earlier than 2006 when i didnt control my diabetes either. the only thing i notice about sleeping now is that whether i get 4 hours or 8 or more i still feel exactly the same when i wake up. i dont take anything to sleep, i just go when i'm tired. if i go to sleep and i'm still awake after 30/40 minutes, i get back up and do something instead of just lying there.
     
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  13. RamzFanz Well-Known Member Pit Boss

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    Paralyzed consciousness. Scariest crap ever.
     
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  14. bluecoconuts Well-Known Member

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    I do, I have issues sleeping, and when I am sleeping I have issues actually getting rest.
     
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