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« on: November 17, 2009, 11:12:43 AM »

I know that this seems silly and selfish but I have not had a full night's sleep in a while and since I came back from mexico in July, sleeping normally has been very difficult. Its really starting to wear on me. Can you all pray for me to get some sleep? Thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2009, 11:30:02 AM »

Lord, have mercy on your servant, Papist.
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« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2009, 11:43:09 AM »

Lord have Mercy.
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« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2009, 01:00:15 PM »

Lord, have mercy!
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« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2009, 01:02:12 PM »

I know that feeling.  I have pretty bad onset insomnia, and it can get really frustrating.  I hope you get some sleep soon!
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« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2009, 01:20:13 PM »

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« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2009, 02:24:32 PM »

Lord, have mercy.

Just be sure to avoid computer screens and TV before you attempt sleep; those are stimulants.  Try reading.

Hope it gets better; I've been there.
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« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2009, 03:25:33 PM »

Soon enough. With all these prayers, you're bound to be Rip Van Winkle when we're done with you!  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2009, 03:45:51 PM »

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« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2009, 07:33:46 PM »

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« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2009, 11:28:11 PM »

"Lord Have Mercy."---I can relate, unfortunately.
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« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2009, 02:54:30 AM »

Been there. Am there. Roll Eyes

Sleep depravation is a serious thing. You have my sincere sympathy.

"Lord have mercy."

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« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2009, 03:03:38 AM »

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« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2009, 12:32:29 PM »

I know that this seems silly and selfish but I have not had a full night's sleep in a while and since I came back from mexico in July, sleeping normally has been very difficult. Its really starting to wear on me. Can you all pray for me to get some sleep? Thanks.
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Have you ever considered having a sleep study? I used to have the same problem. Now I wear a mask connected to a CPAP machine because I was diagnosed with sleep apnea. I sleep great now!


My prayers are with you.
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« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2009, 12:49:55 PM »


Papist,

Before you can go to sleep, you have to finish all your homework, and when you are done with that there are the dishes, and the trash needs to be taken out.
Oh, and then you have to clean up your room....

When I tell my nieces/nephews about all the work they need to do as they are watching some mindless TV show....they all get really sleepy, and go to bed.

Hope it works for you!

Lord, grant Papist a sound, REM (good dreams) filled sleep, so that he awakens refreshed and re-energized.

Lord, have mercy!

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« Reply #15 on: November 18, 2009, 01:50:18 PM »

I know that this seems silly and selfish but I have not had a full night's sleep in a while and since I came back from mexico in July, sleeping normally has been very difficult. Its really starting to wear on me. Can you all pray for me to get some sleep? Thanks.
Dear Chris,

Have you ever considered having a sleep study? I used to have the same problem. Now I wear a mask connected to a CPAP machine because I was diagnosed with sleep apnea. I sleep great now!


My prayers are with you.
That's a great idea. I have been told that I have sleep apnea and that I should get one. I think I will call my doctor this week.
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« Reply #16 on: November 18, 2009, 02:37:56 PM »

That's a great idea. I have been told that I have sleep apnea and that I should get one. I think I will call my doctor this week.
Do not hesistate! If left untreated, sleep apnea has been linked to high blood pressure, heart disease, migraine headaches and even acid reflux. Sleep apnea prevents the body from going into the deepest phases of sleep--phase 3 & 4.  These are the phases where the heart is rested and regenerates. If you are prevented from going into this deep sleep, the heart must work overtime and never gets the chance to rest.

Call your doctor soon my friend.
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« Reply #17 on: November 18, 2009, 03:19:42 PM »

Lord have mercy. 

Also, you may want to ask your doctor about taking Benadryl. It helps many people with sleep issues, although it causes the opposite effect with some.
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« Reply #18 on: November 18, 2009, 04:47:30 PM »

Many other things also may cause insomnia - glucocorticoids (anti-inflammatory drugs), catecholamines (which are in many commonly used asthma medications), hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), and other. It really is a pretty serious matter if it lasts for weeks or months, so, yes, please, do call a doctor...
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« Reply #19 on: November 18, 2009, 05:07:13 PM »

Lord have mercy. 

Also, you may want to ask your doctor about taking Benadryl. It helps many people with sleep issues, although it causes the opposite effect with some.

Also Valerian Root. I am surprised that few Americans know about it, although it is a countertop medicine sold in all or at least many pharmacies. It is completely natural, really an extraction from a plant root. Very good sleep medication, no side effects.
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« Reply #20 on: November 18, 2009, 07:34:33 PM »

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« Reply #21 on: November 19, 2009, 12:39:03 AM »

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« Reply #22 on: December 10, 2009, 07:18:44 PM »

Just to update you all, I still can't seem to sleep regularly and I am hoping to get into the doctor over Christmas break. I am so exhausted its hard to function on some days. Please continue keep me in your prayers. Maybe I should think about falling asleep while praying the rosary.
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« Reply #23 on: December 10, 2009, 11:07:42 PM »

Just to update you all, I still can't seem to sleep regularly and I am hoping to get into the doctor over Christmas break. I am so exhausted its hard to function on some days. Please continue keep me in your prayers. Maybe I should think about falling asleep while praying the rosary.

Lord Have Mercy.

By the way have you heard the story that if you fall asleep praying the rosary your guardian angel will finish it for you?
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« Reply #24 on: December 10, 2009, 11:49:21 PM »

I hope you get to the root of the problem very soon.

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« Reply #25 on: December 11, 2009, 04:36:00 AM »

Just to update you all, I still can't seem to sleep regularly and I am hoping to get into the doctor over Christmas break. I am so exhausted its hard to function on some days. Please continue keep me in your prayers. Maybe I should think about falling asleep while praying the rosary.

Lord Have Mercy.

By the way have you heard the story that if you fall asleep praying the rosary your guardian angel will finish it for you?

That sounds like a cool story. It brings to mind a statement made on another thread where someone asserted very emphatically that the Jesus Prayer should never be prayed while going to sleep. Has anyone else heard that this is dangerous to do?

I have severe insomnia (just check my posting times Tongue), and it seems like the Jesus Prayer would be very helpful to pray when trying to fall asleep. But I don't do it since I have heard that this can be very dangerous.

Any thoughts?

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« Reply #26 on: December 11, 2009, 12:54:17 PM »

Just to update you all, I still can't seem to sleep regularly and I am hoping to get into the doctor over Christmas break. I am so exhausted its hard to function on some days. Please continue keep me in your prayers. Maybe I should think about falling asleep while praying the rosary.

Lord Have Mercy.

By the way have you heard the story that if you fall asleep praying the rosary your guardian angel will finish it for you?
I have. Its a wonderful idea. I can think of no better way of falling asleep than in presence of our Blessed Mother.
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« Reply #27 on: December 11, 2009, 12:58:32 PM »

Lord, have mercy.
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« Reply #28 on: December 11, 2009, 01:01:15 PM »

Lord have mercy!
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« Reply #29 on: December 11, 2009, 01:35:46 PM »

I know that this seems silly and selfish but I have not had a full night's sleep in a while and since I came back from mexico in July, sleeping normally has been very difficult. Its really starting to wear on me. Can you all pray for me to get some sleep? Thanks.

You are in my prayers friend.  I suffered from severe insomnia, I'd go 2 weeks without a nights sleep.  Eventually, I just decided to be productive when it occurred and I found that by staying busy writing, practicing my guitar, reading, etc. it a) helped me to just fall asleep, and b)the time I did spend awake didn't feel wasted.
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