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  • INTP - Yes

    23 35.94%
  • INTP - No

    8 12.50%
  • INTJ - Yes

    6 9.38%
  • INTJ - No

    3 4.69%
  • ENTP - Yes

    11 17.19%
  • ENTP -No

    4 6.25%
  • ENTJ - Yes

    7 10.94%
  • ENTJ - No

    2 3.13%
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    Default NTs, do you have trouble falling asleep?

    And let's assume an unmedicated state, for those who would take sleep medication.

    Trouble falling asleep means it takes longer then 15 minutes, sometimes much longer.

    No trouble meaning you are capable of falling asleep in under 15 minutes regularly.
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    alcohol's medication, right?

    Ok then, the answer's no, I don't have trouble falling asleep once I actually go to bed. It's going to bed I have difficulty with. There is always, always something else I would rather do. Trust the ENTP to point out the omission of the "yes and no" option in the poll
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    It takes me usually from 20 minutes to an hour.
    The probability that I was procrastinating when I was typing this post:

    P(have big assignment due) = 0.6
    P(posting on TypoC) = 0.2
    P(having big assignment due | posting on TypoC) = 0.7

    P(posting on TypoC | having big assignment due) = .......


    Eh, I'll finish it later.

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    Alcohol is a medicated state yes, under influence I can fall asleep while I am trying to get into bed (Before I'm actually lying down). :P

    And yes, after lying down.
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    It usually takes me around 45 minutes to an hour to fall asleep. In the last few years I'm not sure I've ever fallen asleep withing 15 minutes while in a sober state, and even when intoxicated there are times when it takes longer.

    On a bad night (or week) it could take 2-5 hours for me to fall asleep. In these situations I generally just get up and do something productive for a couple hours before going back to bed and falling asleep in the 15 min - 1 hr window.
    I - 67%
    N - 62%
    T - 75%
    J - 1%

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    Same for me by the way, usually 45 minutes to an hour. The only times I fell asleep under 15 minutes was when I was either intoxicated, or when I hadn't slept for a very long time, or wore myself out physically to exhaustion without much sleep in the days before.

    By the way, my hypothesis for this poll is that it is virtually impossible for NT's to fall asleep quickly on a regular bases in a sober state. Let's see if it holds any merit.
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    I have trouble sleeping if I'm not sleepy. This is why I'm often up posting at 4am during the week. I have to go till I just crash. I can't lie in bed waiting to fall asleep. Quiet, alone, darkness, unmoving. Everything I hate.
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    The worst is when you're really tired yet it still takes two to three hours to fall asleep.
    Why do we always come here?

    I guess we'll never know.

    It's like a kind of torture,
    To have to watch this show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mort Belfry View Post
    The worst is when you're really tired yet it still takes two to three hours to fall asleep.
    That happens when I have unfinished business and can't get my mind off of it. Or when I have some kind of problem on my mind.

    I had a few times that I fell asleep thinking about a problem and waking up with the answer. Once I was 16 or so and busy programming bugfixes for a game; went to bed with a programming problem i couldn't figure out, early in the morning my mom woke me up and I remember clearly I had the solution, but she was asking me questions too. And I was just babbling incomprehensibly to her while trying to hold on to the memory of the solution. But that's for another topic.


    I think that the reason for NT's to have trouble falling asleep is that lying down still in a dark environment is a very unnatural form for NT's and indirectly keeps us awake longer because of small levels of distress in how our minds work.
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    Ah, after lying down?

    Well, I usually read for between half an hour to an hour after I lie down, basically til my eyes get heavy, then I put the book down and fall asleep no problem.
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