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Local Parasite
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0 posted 02-06-2003 02:55 PM       View Profile for Local Parasite   Email Local Parasite   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Local Parasite's Home Page   View IP for Local Parasite

Pretty much every night, pretty much every one of us does the same thing... lay down and close our eyes, and then suddenly, we're asleep.  But it's not like we just hit some kind of switch, no... there's so much more to it, and because the sleep experience is so individual, it's different for everyone.

For you, what happens... between when you close your eyes, and when you are off in dreamland?  What does it take for you to make that journey?
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1 posted 02-06-2003 03:05 PM       View Profile for Skyfire   Email Skyfire   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfire

Generally about two hours of tossing and turning.  If I write in my journal before I go to bed, my mind is emptied, and I'm able to sleep quickly, but when I don't, I'm awake and thinking for hours. I doze a lot, but I dont' actually sleep until I find the perfect spot in my bed (which changes every bloody night).  Sometimes I have to play with my pillows a bit before I can sleep.  If I've studied a lot that evening I'm asleep right away.

Monkey!!

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2 posted 02-06-2003 06:07 PM       View Profile for PoetryIsLife   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PoetryIsLife

Generally, after hours of homework, normal human activity, turmoil of family, turmoil of self, reading, social activity, and thinking too damn much...

sleep comes easy. Within minutes, or so. I think for a bit, and then I'm out. Waiting for the 6am or earlier wake up call to start my life all over again.

Sometimes, I think to much and sleep doesn't come. But.... hell, four hours of sleep yesterday did me enough.

I haven't had a single nightmare.

And one strange dream ala 'Planet of the Apes', before ever having seen the origonal classic.

~Titus

Es ist gut, daß das Leben die Toten studieren sollte.

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Toss and turn, toss and turn then I say my prayers.  I don't know when I fall asleep the next thing I know its morning.
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4 posted 02-07-2003 02:15 PM       View Profile for Kielo   Email Kielo   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kielo

I think. Thinking makes me more stressed out than I am already, which makes me unable to sleep. So I think some more, and so it goes.

Kielo

I know only one thing, and that thing is that I know nothing.

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5 posted 02-07-2003 06:08 PM       View Profile for chasing rain   Email chasing rain   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for chasing rain

Usually, I'm eating.

Seriously? I usually listen to music while I'm sleeping, so the music usually sets the background for further mind tales.

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6 posted 02-07-2003 06:57 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

I start on my back, listening to music or reading. Then I curl up on my left side, reach down and shut everything off, and wake up groggily in the morning with most if not all the sheets and covers kicked off.

Oh, and I wonder about dying in my sleep a lot, too.

Mike -- on vacation, do not disturb

I know it's over.
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7 posted 02-08-2003 05:55 PM       View Profile for Marshalzu   Email Marshalzu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marshalzu's Home Page   View IP for Marshalzu

I usually think about all my problems and ideas, when they are resolved I tend to get to sleep.
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lol.. I guess not, huh?

Oh well.

- Jaime

the faeries creep into my hair at night leaving it in terrible knots

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Gee - I love how my replies keep getting deleted...

"Write something, even if it's just a suicide note." -- Gore Vidal

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Come on. Have a sense of humor. Just laugh like I do.

- Jaime

the faeries creep into my hair at night leaving it in terrible knots

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11 posted 02-09-2003 10:50 AM       View Profile for Marshalzu   Email Marshalzu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marshalzu's Home Page   View IP for Marshalzu

You shouldn't be such a naughty girl then
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I can't sleep without some kind of noise, preferably music. For some reason, ever since last summer, I have a fear of silence. I start thinking that I'm dead or dying or in terrible danger if I don't hear SOMETHING.. so I either leave the TV on a news channel or I leave on some music. I also can't sleep without praying.. and sometimes, like nights before important auditions, Tylonol PM's help!

Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you.--Jesus Christ

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*shakes head* just think of the deleted posts as going to a 'better place', full of mirth and bee stings.

i fantasize.


Congratulations! It's a bisexual!

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i typically lay there, trying to slow down the out-of-control thought spirals for a few hours. sometimes i meditate a bit. sometimes i throw on some soothing music. my favorite is when i reach a hypnagogic or quality meditative trance state.
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15 posted 02-12-2003 12:47 PM       View Profile for Local Parasite   Email Local Parasite   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Local Parasite's Home Page   View IP for Local Parasite

I sleep easily too, now.  I had insomnia so badly a while ago that I used sleep deprivation to ensure sleep every night... I'd sleep four or five hours nightly just to make sure I was good and tired the next night.  Eventually I grew accustomed to it, I'm not sleepy during the day anymore but I still sleep easily every night, and get 4 to 5 nightly.

But yeah, during those moments it seems to be important that I forget where I am and just become drenched completely in thought and imagination, which eventually turns into dreams.  Once my mind has perfect conversation with itself, I sit back and let it sing me asleep.
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16 posted 02-12-2003 04:13 PM       View Profile for PoetryIsLife   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PoetryIsLife

I'm hoping I get used to the six I'm getting now...

~Titus

Es ist gut, daß das Leben die Toten studieren sollte.

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17 posted 02-12-2003 05:34 PM       View Profile for abbe   Email abbe   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for abbe

music - perhaps a current favorite cd or classical music - because it is nonintrusive - and doesn't make me want to get up and dance.  i refuse to think about work, but heading into my subconscious dreams i like to 'day' dream into night dreams...  then i'm out like the lites
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18 posted 02-12-2003 06:15 PM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

usally i try not to focus on anything that might worry me, I close my eyes, realise I have to go to the bathroom, do that get back to bed get comfy, then realise I have to go to the bathroom, do that get comfy, then realise I have to go to the bathroom, do that again.. repeat a few times then a few hours later I fall asleep.
But seriously....

I find it hard to sleep these days  don't know why.. maybe i should try counting sheep instead of empty beer bottles..lol

When I am on a pedestal, you did not raise me there Your laws do not compel me to kneel grotesque and bare. Leonard Cohen


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19 posted 02-13-2003 11:36 AM       View Profile for Marshalzu   Email Marshalzu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marshalzu's Home Page   View IP for Marshalzu

I've tried counting sheep, cows, otters but none of them help me get to sleep...
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20 posted 02-13-2003 12:34 PM       View Profile for Local Parasite   Email Local Parasite   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Local Parasite's Home Page   View IP for Local Parasite

That's because they all remind you that you're trying to sleep, which is precisely what you don't want to do... you want to forget where you are and that you're trying to sleep.  Just let your imagination occupy itself.

Counting sheep never works...
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Counting sheep never works.... it doesn't.

However, I usually find that I can fall asleep within a half an hour if I turn on my lava lamp and watch it... then again, they (who they are, I do not know) don't say Im a hippie for nothing.

Anyone ever dream they woke up in a bed with someone 10 yrs older than them and then took off for two weeks in Russia? Or am I the only one?  If you want the whole story..... you'll have to ask.

"Wie ein Quadrat in einem Kreis, eck' ich immer wieder an obwohl ich doch schon lange weiß, daß ich niemals ändern kann." ~Wizo

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22 posted 02-14-2003 10:10 AM       View Profile for Local Parasite   Email Local Parasite   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Local Parasite's Home Page   View IP for Local Parasite

I hate that dream.  He's always so uncivilized, too.  
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*raises eyebrow*
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I find alcohol sends you to sleep pretty quickly
 
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