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a dog would never do that ;)

 

it might puke on your bed, lick most of it up, so you dont clock the ming for a few mins until you're nice & comfortable....

Totally not true. Had a dog once shit all over the bed while we were out for a couple of hours. Stupid fucking creature had eaten something out of the trash and gotten diarrhea.

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  met this bastards in the woods today, well not bastard it was a whole flock of them and they were setting up webs of death between the trees. my gf got one on her face and we fled, covered in sticky silk the strength of cheese strings

 

 

after a cursory google turns out it's as neurotoxic as a black widow, less strength, but will put you in terrifying pain for 24hrs

 

 

tldr fuck japan

omf I saw one of those last time I was in Japan too. I wasn't even in the woods, I was walking down the sidewalk on a fairly busy day. Somehow nobody saw this fucking monster floating up there. (shudder)  

I feel like the Australians of watmm are laughing at us. They are comfortable with spiders bigger than your hand, but still not comfortable with black peoples. What a world

;)

lol

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Lately I've been sleeping like 5 hours a night. Been trying to ride my bike more often, but it doesn't do much to tire me out enough to get a good night's rest  :catnope:

 

for me sleep quality is a function of a few controllable variables:

 

1) energy expenditure - working out to some extent throughout the day including a session of stretching

2) light exposure - turning off lights around the house at least an hour before bed. Limiting or blocking exposure to pc's or phones by turning them off or wearing tinted glasses while I wind down.

3) how recently I've eaten - can't sleep if I'm hungry but apparently you dont want to eat after 10pm and cutting off food by 7-8 is best.

4) supplementation - I take melatonin and magnesium and it helps a lot. other things like nighty night tea help too. Epsom salt baths close to bed time help a lot.

5) mental state - I use headspace to do a 10 minute meditation session and it calms me down a great deal.

6) not drinking alcohol

 

Anyway, if I pay attention to those things sleeping is pretty easy for me.

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Lately I've been sleeping like 5 hours a night. Been trying to ride my bike more often, but it doesn't do much to tire me out enough to get a good night's rest  :catnope:

 

for me sleep quality is a function of a few controllable variables:

 

1) energy expenditure - working out to some extent throughout the day including a session of stretching

2) light exposure - turning off lights around the house at least an hour before bed. Limiting or blocking exposure to pc's or phones by turning them off or wearing tinted glasses while I wind down.

3) how recently I've eaten - can't sleep if I'm hungry but apparently you dont want to eat after 10pm and cutting off food by 7-8 is best.

4) supplementation - I take melatonin and magnesium and it helps a lot. other things like nighty night tea help too. Epsom salt baths close to bed time help a lot.

5) mental state - I use headspace to do a 10 minute meditation session and it calms me down a great deal.

6) not drinking alcohol

 

Anyway, if I pay attention to those things sleeping is pretty easy for me.

 

 

 

Thanks for the tips. I already do most of those, though. It's mostly stress that's keeping me up. I get the feeling things will subside in the next month and a half, hopefully.

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The I'd highly suggest doing the 10 min of headspace. It really winds me down. Throwing on some good ambient during is nice as well.

 

I forgot to mention that making sure your sleeping environment is as dark as possible is also a good move for uninterrupted sleep

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Deciding which space ship moving through space sound is better - Nostromo, Enterprise or Babylon 5. Decisions decisions. 

 

Babylon 5 was a space station. smh.

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I've been hearing my condo neighbor across from the hall constantly shouting "FAAHk!" for three days in a row. He sounds like a cross between Family Guy's Peter Griffin and that Francis guy on YouTube. Dunno if he keeps getting fragged on some online shooter game or what. But I may have to leave my phone on record at my door so I can use all those FAAHks in my next track

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Something like 3°C, so not freezing fortunately. Probably would have died otherwise lol.

Damn! That's a long time in that temp. At work our big freezer stays at -10 F, I can't be in there for more than about 15 minutes at a time, suited up. Anything below about 30 is fucking cold imo tbqh irl.

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Big old alsatian lunged at me today and by pure luck alone it did not gain any purchase on my hip, although I certainly felt those fangs on my jeans. Didn't really think about it at the time but thought later 'holy fuck, I could have actually been really hurt!' There's even a tiny abrasion where its jaw almost got me but not quite. Not fond of dogs to begin with, and this does not help.

 

And I've seen the owner with the same dog on a field I walk through, with the dog not on a leash. I hope to fuck it doesn't do the same thing again, this time when it's free to move as it likes. :psyduck:

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Lately I've been sleeping like 5 hours a night. Been trying to ride my bike more often, but it doesn't do much to tire me out enough to get a good night's rest  :catnope:

 

for me sleep quality is a function of a few controllable variables:

 

1) energy expenditure - working out to some extent throughout the day including a session of stretching

2) light exposure - turning off lights around the house at least an hour before bed. Limiting or blocking exposure to pc's or phones by turning them off or wearing tinted glasses while I wind down.

3) how recently I've eaten - can't sleep if I'm hungry but apparently you dont want to eat after 10pm and cutting off food by 7-8 is best.

4) supplementation - I take melatonin and magnesium and it helps a lot. other things like nighty night tea help too. Epsom salt baths close to bed time help a lot.

5) mental state - I use headspace to do a 10 minute meditation session and it calms me down a great deal.

6) not drinking alcohol

 

Anyway, if I pay attention to those things sleeping is pretty easy for me.

 

 

 

Thanks for the tips. I already do most of those, though. It's mostly stress that's keeping me up. I get the feeling things will subside in the next month and a half, hopefully.

 

its funny, 5 hours is optimal for me recently. any more and i feel groggy for hours. i sleep 2.30 - 8, if i go to bed at even 1 am, i wake up feeling like shite. 

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Yeah, I throw a towel over my receiver and play tibetan singing bowls. I often restart it after waking up.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0BYnSsVnNs

 

nice sounds for sleep.

 

I have a little device called the Withings Aura, and it connects to radio stations, so I set it to an ambient one and it does a 15 minute routine of shining red spectrum light on me, which is meant to initiate melatonin production and signal the body to sleep. I also set the wake-up routine,  which is a 10 minute process of shining an increasingly bright blue spectrum light as well as playing BBC Radio 3 to gently wake me up in the morning. The blue spectrum light stop melatonin production and helps initiate cortisol production which shocks the body into waking up.

 

It also tracks your sleep with an under mattress pad and tells you how many times you woke-up, what levels of sleep you were in and for how long, and other data like your average heart rate and total sleep. Pretty cool device. Especially cool if you're experimenting with variables that may impact your sleep quality.

 

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Eliane Radigue's Jetsun Mila has been my sleep soundtrack for yeeeaarrsss now

 

That might be a little droney for my tastes. I wasn't into the ambient music for sleeping thing until recently. I've never wanted to create a direct association with something I might like, but luckily for me the radio station I listen to is random and I have no idea what songs are being played. My friend is kind of weird and plays the same song for the duration of the night but that seems really odd to me.

 

 

its funny, 5 hours is optimal for me recently. any more and i feel groggy for hours. i sleep 2.30 - 8, if i go to bed at even 1 am, i wake up feeling like shite. 

 

 

the groggy thing might just be your body being of sync. The circadian rhythm is very sensitive and in modern life very difficult to get functioning properly due to our environments. I've been tending to sleep too much lately, but I'm really awful at waking myself up unfortunately. 

 

Basically for the modern human our body is totally confused as to whether it's day or night, when we should be producing melatonin and falling asleep, if we should be continuing melatonin production, and at what time we should start producing cortisol and beginning the cycle of becoming awake. I think that's why so many people seem to struggle with having proper sleeping hours, "insomnia", etc.

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trying to ween myself off klonopin (benzos).. it sucks, constant waking anxiety, bit of panic here and there, tight feeling in my throat.

could take a year to ween off and then withdrawal symptoms can last another one or two years after quitting.

fuck the dr. who put me on it.

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