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#1 Old 01-15-2007, 03:12 AM
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How long does it take you to fall asleep at night? I'm talking from when you go lay your head on the pillow unitl you close your eyes. It takes me seemingly forever, even on "good" nights, I'm wondering what is common place.



It's multiple choice for those who have "good" or "normal" nights and "insomnia" nights. Good nights for me are a little over half an hour, bad nights well over 2 hours.

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#2 Old 01-15-2007, 03:27 AM
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Up to half an hour.
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95% of the time, I'm out within 5 minutes. On the rare night, it might take 10-15 minutes....



wasn't always the case... I've dealt with insomnia before (it sucks HARD). But lately (like the last year and a half) I sleep fast and solid...

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#4 Old 01-15-2007, 04:39 AM
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How in heck did I manage to put this in "weight loss"? Could a mod please kindly move it to general health with all the other insomniacs?



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I lie down, and I'm asleep. Very simple.
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I vary a lot, especially since my schedule is so weird now (6AM -2PM 2 days/week, 8pm-whenever I'm done, usually around 5-6AM 3 days a week). When I'm sleeping normal hours I'm out pretty quick now because I'm so exhaused but on days where I'm trying to go to sleep at 6 or 7 in the morning it takes foreven, and I'll usually wake up quite a bit during the "night" and then it takes another good 45+ min to go back to sleep.
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It used to take a lot longer, but now it's about 5-15 minutes.
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I voted between 5-15 mintues. Falling asleep was never my problem...it's staying asleep that eludes me.
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Falling asleep was never my problem...it's staying asleep that eludes me.



Same here. I am always the first one up, usually for hours. I'm getting preety good at knowing the TV schedule at 3 am!
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Normally takes me about 3 hours, and then I wake up all through the night
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5-15 minutes??? wow. i don't think i have ever experienced that. well, maybe if i was drinking and/or smoking a lot of marijiuana.



lately for me it was been about 2-3 hours...then i wake up throughout the night. when it's finally time to get up i am absolutley exhausted and too depressed to get up so i'm in bed for a couple more hours. i'm on prozak and i've read that it causes insomnia so i think that might be it.
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I voted 31-45 minutes. I didn't realise it was multiple choice. I have "bad nights" where it's more than that. When I was a bit younger I had terrible nights where it would take me several hours.



If I've had alcohol, though, even just a little bit, I fall asleep quite soon after getting into bed.
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Um...when I first get into bed, I don't try to go to sleep right away.



But from the time I try to go to sleep, I'd say about 10 minutes.
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i'm on prozak and i've read that it causes insomnia so i think that might be it.



I'm the opposite. Prozac helps me sleep. Not like a sleeping pill in that you take it and go to sleep, but when I'm on a decent dose my insomnia evaporates. The "kicking in" period though, the first two or weeks or so of starting to take it, I find it plays havoc with my sleep patterns. My insomnia is at times quite severe and seems related to my seratonin levels. Or that's what I'm assuming since SSRIs are the only thing that shakes it when I have severe depression. It is most definately related to depression for me, the worse my depression is the worse my insomia is, especially the "early waking" kind.

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No regularity for me. Sometimes 5 minutes. sometimes hours. Sometimes I sleep the night through, sometimes I wake up every hour.
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It's only about 10 mins for me, especially if the tv is on in the bedroom. I had insomnia for a short while a few years back and it sucked, not the type you have where you can't fall asleep, but the type where you go to sleep and then wake up a while later. Relaxation techniques got rid of it in the end.
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I've always found alcohol keeps me awake...



I've tried sleeping tablets but I feel just as tired in the morning, so I'm going to stick with trying relaxation techniques and herbal medicines for the time being.
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Usually not longer than half an hour. If I have something on my mind that I keep replaying or mulling, it might take an hour or more.

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Normal night: 5-15 min

"bad" night: up to 30 min
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Takes about 5 or 10 for me.



Ocassionally, if I'm a bit stressed about something, it'll take about an hour or so.

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It takes me anywhere from 1-2 hours on an average night. If I'm extra exhausted I can conk out within a few minutes, but that's pretty rare.

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Normal night: 5-15 min

"bad" night: up to 30 min



Same here. If it's been longer than 15 mins, I usually sit up, turn on the light, read for a few mins, and then lie back down. That seems to 'reset' my brain and I'm out in a few.
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I'm not really aware of when i fall asleep or how long it takes me, i normally get into bed at about 9:30 and watch tv with my partner until i fall asleep which is about 11 normally, but can be any time. One minute im wide awake watching something cool on TV the next.... i'm asleep hehe.
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It's odd that someone like me who generally sleep 12 hours when healthy and 16-20 hours when not, would get such awfyul insomnia.

Then there's the times one is awake at the wee hours of the morning. Should you try and wind down slowly trying to sleep or get up and do something productive?.
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When I wake up after 3-4 hours of sleep, I usually give myself about an hour to try and fall back to sleep. If I don't fall back to sleep I will get up and go on the computer. I can usually tell by the way I feel if I'm going to be able to go back to sleep or not, since it's been going on for quite a while now. I sleep 3-4 hours, I'm awake for 2-3 hours, then I need to sleep another 2 hours or so if I'm going to be any where near productive during the day. It's a vicious cycle and I hate it! I've tried everything short of sleeping pills. Sometimes I get lucky. Most nights I don't.
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It usually takes me 30-45 minutes to fall asleep. If I'm working on a story or had an eventful day I can't stop thinking about it and will be awake for a lot longer with my mind racing. It used to take me hours and hours to get to sleep, but luckily I grew out of that or something.
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It takes me at least 30 mins to fall asleep, but often closer to an hour. The thing is, I'm ok with it, because I like letting my mind wander, and having waking dreams.

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I'm tired all the time so rarely more than 10 minutes.
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I'd say 20 minutes usually, but often longer. I just wake up a lot during the night, go to the bathroom or fix something else that is making me uncomfortable, then go back to sleep. I often wake up about an hour before I want to, then barely fall back asleep. I never wake up feeling, "refreshed". I don't know what that means.
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Always takes me 45 min-1 hour. Sometimes it's much worse. Sometimes I don't sleep more than 2-3 hours a night. I've had insomnia since I was a teenager. It comes and it goes. Usually worst during the early spring and fall months.

If I can't sleep within about an hour and a half, I'll get back up and do something.

I hate just lying there, especially if I know I have to get up the next morning.
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