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    1)Valerian root can help with mild insomnia but isn't potent enough to be reliable.
    2)Melatonin tablets are good for more severe insomnia but are slightly more risky since melatonin is something naturally produced by your pineal gland, and taking supplements may alter your natural chemical balance.
    3)A single puff of marijuana right before lying down is reliable and effective for preventing insomnia, nightmares and sleep paralysis. This can also be used in the middle of the night after there has already been a problem to prevent recurrance of nightmares and sleep paralysis attacks. I'm not sure if it's the same for others, but for me, such things usually happen in clusters, and it is extremely comforting to have a small amount somewhere near your bed where it can be reached easily in case of emergencies. (This seems to be the ideal cure, but it's expensive, illegal, and isn't always available. It's also hard on the lungs, so if you are going to try this treatment, I recommend investing in a small water bong to minimize the discomfort, especially if you aren't used to smoking anything.)

    I might have to try what Heart recommended to see if it's more effective, although my tendency is to prefer natural remedies whenever possible because I am always somewhat concerned about the health risks and side-effects of man-made drugs.

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    Do any other N's, have an innate ability to be completely UNable to sleep, while simultaneously being able to sleep for days on end?

    I find it nearly impossible to shut my mind off to go to sleep, but when it is shut off, it is OFF. I then hate getting up again unless I have had a very lengthy sleep (At least 8 hours).

    I've been thinking, could this possibly be an N trait? The S's in my life all seem able too:

    1) Go to sleep faster.

    2) Get up easier with less sleep. In fact, in general they appear to need less sleep than me to function effectively.

    As N's (Especially IN's) live more in their heads compared with S's, does this in the long run, take a tole on how much we need to recharge with sleep?

    EDIT: My INTP friend also suffers from this, which made me wonder about its causes. In MBTI terms anyhow.
    Yes it is an N trait. However when relaxed and I choose to go to sleep, I can go out quickly.

    I normally run on 4-5 hours of sleep.

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    I usually go in cycles of 2 weeks with very little sleep at all followed by a week of sleeping like I'm drugged AND napping on top of that

    I'm in a not sleeping phase at the moment.

    It's not that I'm not tired or anything then- it's just that I get distracted by interesting things and feel the need to research them further and then it's something like 3 am by the time I realize what time it is

    The best sleep I get is when my internet is down
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    yep, N could be a bitch to deal with at night. just can't get your mind off stuff, especially if you're Ne dominant.

    'go to sleep, go to sleep... i like kingdom hearts... go to sleep... locke's property right theory does not take account for... i wonder if she likes me.. go to sleep... stop thinking about going to sleep...







    go to sleep...'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Members Only View Post
    Do any other N's, have an innate ability to be completely UNable to sleep, while simultaneously being able to sleep for days on end?

    I find it nearly impossible to shut my mind off to go to sleep, but when it is shut off, it is OFF. I then hate getting up again unless I have had a very lengthy sleep (At least 8 hours).

    I've been thinking, could this possibly be an N trait? The S's in my life all seem able too:

    1) Go to sleep faster.

    2) Get up easier with less sleep. In fact, in general they appear to need less sleep than me to function effectively.
    I'm not sure how much of this is an age thing, but...

    I sleep badly. I've slept badly since I moved to this country, and that was over six years ago. I don't sleep the whole night straight through.

    In order to fall asleep, I have to have the TV on CNN headline news. (Something about Nancy Grace's southern accent and self-righteousness just puts me to sleep like a light.) Other things will work for falling asleep, but I can't have silence.

    I need something to drown out the constant noise in my head.

    However, I still need 8 hours of sleep, and it has to be time asleep, not just in bed. So that means that I'm basically in bed for 9 or 10 hours a night, because when I wake up in the middle of the night, I'm awake for up to two hours.

    But when I was younger (high school/university age), I could get by with little or no sleep for days. And if I did get to sleep for a regular night, I could sleep straight through.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Members Only View Post
    Does it.

    Cold turkey time for Caffeine methinks.
    *looks for a face that conveys the level of horror*

    *fails*

    Nope, I couldn't do it. I tried, and lasted three days with the most miserable headache known to mankind.

    I think I'd be mainlining my caffeine if I could figure out a way to do it. :P

    Funny thing about the "coked up" comment, though.... I get the vast majority of my caffeine from coke.
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    You N's trying to claim something that's universal again. Just like that daydreaming thread.

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    To help me get to sleep: Tv, Lay there for long periods of time, Smoke Pot

    How I sleep once I do go out: Moving around constantly, doing the running man parallel to the bed in a very slow fashion, probably hugging the nearest person/pillow to me as I throw the covers off violently. No joke.
    Or if I'm really tired, I don't even move a muscle. But that only happens after like 2 days being awake, or a really physically taxing day

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    I rarely have any problems sleeping. If I do have a problem, it's caused by either a crappy bed or emotional distress.

    I've experienced insomnia only once in my life (January of this year, went on for over a week), and it was horrible!

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    I've had trouble sleeping since i was about 10. Like Heart, i've also suffered from sleep paralysis. It's interrupted many, many nights of sleep for me. I also can't turn my brain off. Sometimes i go days without sleep, and it really gets to me.
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