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2012-09-07 02:58:27 AM
My cousins on the other side of my family asked during one family reuion-ish encounter, "Does your grandma ever sleep?"

Dementia/ALZ got her in the end.

They may have been onto something.

/I sleep like a baby
//the only thing that lets me sleep well
 
2012-09-07 03:23:20 AM
I thought it was aluminum in deodorants that was causing it.

Have I quit using deodorant for nothing?
 
2012-09-07 03:24:15 AM
I just woke up for a midnight snack and saw this.

Fark you.

*goes back to sleep*
 
2012-09-07 03:24:26 AM
Timely headline subby, seeing as how I've got to be up in three hours.

Plus, I've got to be up in three hours.
 
2012-09-07 03:26:27 AM
i just woke up and what is this?
 
2012-09-07 03:36:22 AM
I have trouble sleeping, but at least I don't have... oh, shiat.

/actually sleep like a rock.
 
2012-09-07 03:43:06 AM
My neighbors probably think I'm on something since it looks like I never sleep. I go outside to smoke at least once an hour while I'm awake and I have a habit of pacing back and forth. I'm out there when they go to work, when they come home for lunch, when they come home at the end of the work day or even in the middle of the night. I usually only sleep for ~2 hours before I'm back up.

/alzheimers started taking a heavy toll on my grandma in her 80's but she held on til her 90's.
//Insomnia drives me insane though, I have too many hours to do things. My psych is convinced I'm bipolar though. (runs in my dads side)
 
2012-09-07 03:44:40 AM
awww fark.

/or could be the helicopters flying overhead
//or the dogs barking
///or the birds chirping in the silence
 
2012-09-07 03:44:53 AM
i1048.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-07 03:52:08 AM
I've been fighting insomnia on and off since I was a teenager. I'm 48 now. I guess I'm farked.
 
2012-09-07 03:53:42 AM
I'll just keep scrolling on.
Thanks subby.
 
2012-09-07 04:00:58 AM
Uh oh.

This morning I couldn't remember if I'd gone to bed early, or if that was a dream.
 
2012-09-07 04:42:51 AM
Awesome. Reading this article at 345am is probably going to be one of the only memories I hold on to....
 
2012-09-07 04:44:29 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: I thought it was aluminum in deodorants that was causing it.

Have I quit using deodorant for nothing?


You sure have, Stinky.
 
2012-09-07 04:50:44 AM
I look forward to dementia the same way I used to look forward to subby's mom all decked out in thigh-high garters and crotchless panties.

at least from what I remember.


which isn't much.
 
2012-09-07 04:58:02 AM
Both grandparents died of Alzheimers.
Mother died of Alzheimers.
Aunt has early-onset Dementia.
I sleep maybe 3 to 5 hours a day, quite fitfully.

... So I most certainly am not getting a kick out of these replies...
 
2012-09-07 05:05:35 AM

MmmmBacon: Both grandparents died of Alzheimers.
Mother died of Alzheimers.
Aunt has early-onset Dementia.
I sleep maybe 3 to 5 hours a day, quite fitfully.

... So I most certainly am not getting a kick out of these replies...


we all only got so many hours on this ball of mud. i try not to waste them as much as possible. good luck!
 
2012-09-07 05:06:27 AM

MmmmBacon: Both grandparents died of Alzheimers.
Mother died of Alzheimers.
Aunt has early-onset Dementia.
I sleep maybe 3 to 5 hours a day, quite fitfully.

... So I most certainly am not getting a kick out of these replies...


On the bright side, the cure for Alzheimer's is not going in and having your brains innards raked out with a little metal scraper, so at least there's that!
 
2012-09-07 05:33:32 AM
Brought to you by the makers of Ambien?

/Better living through chemistry.
//The CPAP helped. Still tossing and turning.
 
2012-09-07 06:01:00 AM
Alzheimers causes Insomnia or long term Insomnia makes Alzhimers more like to develop? Hmmm hmmm hmmm?

A General Disdain For All Of Humanity: Brought to you by the makers of Ambien?

/Better living through chemistry.
//The CPAP helped. Still tossing and turning.


My mother has one of those and she hates the damn thing. Personally I think surgery to clear out her airways would be a far less boondoggly approach.

Weed always works for me if I can get it.
 
2012-09-07 06:19:47 AM

TomD9938: Timely headline subby, seeing as how I've got to be up in three hours.

Plus, I've got to be up in three hours.


Ha.
Iseewhatudidthere.jpg
 
2012-09-07 07:30:17 AM
lack of sleep has been a major destructive force in my life. i self medicated for many years to get to sleep. almost all the little old aunts & grandma on mom's side were like the undead, up all night with nothing to do but stare at the clock.

the stress & strain of life, lack of sleep and undiagnosed mental ailments is what finally made me crash & burn horribly almost 14 years ago. it's been a long journey.

adults should be allowed to have maryjayne to help get them to sleep. the older i get the more painful it is not having sleep.
 
2012-09-07 10:44:58 AM
Huh... In my college years I could sleep 10 to 14 hours. But that's why I'm not wealthy right now :(

After leaving college, I was at one point stuck with three jobs and no car, and the bus ride was long. Basically could not sleep more than four hours a night, so I started catnapping heavily during lunch, breaks and bus trips.

Wonder how that would affect their little "survey".
 
2012-09-07 10:48:42 AM
I've read at least 10 things that are supposedly early signs of Alzheimer's in the last year. So spin the wheel and see what we get for next week.

Everyone develops beta amyloid plaques on their brain throughout the course of their lives. We will all eventually become demented to some degree. Alzheimer's victims develop the plaques very rapidly and begin showing signs of dementia before the sixth decade of life. An 80 year old granny who gets confused and has trouble remembering is not suffering from Alzheimer's; she's just old and that's the way it is.
 
2012-09-07 12:14:05 PM
one thing i've always been good at is sleeping. i'm like an expert at sleeping. if sleeping was an olympic sport, i would win the gold every time. waking up on time, however, i'm not so good at.

i sleep like the dead for three main reasons. first, i never ever take naps, i stay awake all day until its time for bed. two, i work a very physical job and it really wears me out. and third, i don't think that caffeine effects me at all, i'm immune to it or something.
 
2012-09-07 01:32:37 PM

enderthexenocide: one thing i've always been good at is sleeping. i'm like an expert at sleeping. if sleeping was an olympic sport, i would win the gold every time. waking up on time, however, i'm not so good at.

i sleep like the dead for three main reasons. first, i never ever take naps, i stay awake all day until its time for bed. two, i work a very physical job and it really wears me out. and third, i don't think that caffeine effects me at all, i'm immune to it or something.


I don't think naps have anything to do with the "depth" of sleep, unless you are perhaps comparing chronically sleep deprived persons.

I enjoy the occasional nap, and can readily fall asleep on a couch or carpeted floor for 30-45 minutes. I only have trouble sleeping in the evening if I am extremely dehydrated or experiencing some other physical ailment.
 
2012-09-07 02:40:12 PM
Umm ok a, what thread is this again?
 
2012-09-07 03:01:37 PM
Before you guys start worrying about your poor sleep patterns and Alzheimers Syndrome, think about whether you could have sleep apnoea and seek treatment for that. A CPAP machine could turn your life around for the better.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sleep_apnea
 
2012-09-07 03:18:44 PM

JackieRabbit: I've read at least 10 things that are supposedly early signs of Alzheimer's in the last year. So spin the wheel and see what we get for next week.

Everyone develops beta amyloid plaques on their brain throughout the course of their lives. We will all eventually become demented to some degree. Alzheimer's victims develop the plaques very rapidly and begin showing signs of dementia before the sixth decade of life. An 80 year old granny who gets confused and has trouble remembering is not suffering from Alzheimer's; she's just old and that's the way it is.


Ever since I started really digging into nutrition studies a couple years ago, I've been convinced at some point we're going to realize all the cases of dementia that we haven't found links to genetics for will be found to have been caused by America's obsession with low fat diets, and chronic malnutrition. As a country, we've been eating excessive calories but under eating protein and fats for decades. We focus on losing fat instead of building muscle, and we've diagnosed away the physical results of years of bad habits with claims that don't even make sense as described, but can easily be explained by chronic malnutrition. We just don't want to admit we're overeating calories and starving for nutrients at the same time.
 
2012-09-07 03:24:50 PM
I've had severe insomnia for twenty years and last month my friend recommended I try Melatonin supplements. They are AMAZING, I have never slept so well and woke feeling so refreshed. It's apparently really good for you too, helping everything from headaches to memory. Read up on it and try some, it's been like a magic pill so far for me. Melatonin wiki
 
2012-09-07 04:01:50 PM
You know who took afternoon naps because he didn't sleep well at night?

4.bp.blogspot.com


/hmmm
 
2012-09-07 04:27:36 PM
Tenatra:

I go outside to smoke at least once an hour while I'm awake

I don't get that. Why live someplace where you can't smoke inside? Or why not just quit? Or dedicate a room to smoking and stick an exhaust fan in the window?

By the way, there should be smoking bars and nonsmoking ones, or two separate rooms in one bar. (I'd go to which ever side was most fun myself; generally speaking smokers are less inhibited.) When they started that antismoking campaign I just quit going to bars, and by the time I quit smoking I'd learned how much cheaper (& less annoying) it is to drink at home. And at home I can drink all I want and pass out on the floor if I feel like it.

Now that I'm aware of the difference in air quality at home, when I have a smoker over I'll open a window and maybe set a fan in the open window pointing outside. Weather permitting: if it's too damn cold to open a window I'll just put up with the smoke, it won't kill me.

Fark that going outside to smoke shiat: if somebody's good enough to allow in my lair they're too good to freeze or get drenched just because of their bad habit. I'm not going to go out in bad weather to drink when I go see my sister, y'know.

And don't get me started on peanut "allergies."
 
2012-09-07 04:28:58 PM
Red Shirt Blues:

I've been fighting insomnia on and off since I was a teenager. I'm 48 now. I guess I'm farked.

Same here and I'm 49. I had something intelligent to add but I forgot it.
 
2012-09-07 04:30:35 PM
911Jenny:

Reading this article at 345am

Will you marry me?!?
 
2012-09-07 04:52:31 PM
elchupacabra:

Huh... In my college years I could sleep 10 to 14 hours. But that's why I'm not wealthy right now :(

OH. I though I was non-wealthy because I'm a farking fruitcake nobody will hire or keep around for more than 3 days when they do.

Till my mid 30s I could sleep ~12 hours at a stretch. Getting 8 was no problem. People would tell me I'd get up to piss but I wouldn't remember it and I'd get right back to sleep so that doesn't count.

Now despite having all the time in the world I'm lucky to get 3 or 4 hours at a stretch: I always recall getting up to take a leak and it's often hard to get back to sleep afterward. Sometimes I'll sleep for 3-4 hours, be up for for 6-7 hours, then go back to bed -- for 3 or 4 hours. Whether I drink and/or or take a pill or not; I can even spend all day walking for miles & etc. till my body is so tired I literally can't sit up and still have trouble sleeping.

It's been like this for about 15-16 years and it's farking killing me: I'm always tired, my concentration is shot, I'm often needlessly cranky and I sometimes say or type the stupidest things because I don't have sense enough not to. Who needs Alzheimer's, my brain is heavily farked already. (Not that anybody on Fark would ever notice, of course.)

The only prescription pills they'll give me to help really don't, and I don't want tardive dyskinesia, rapid weight gain and diabetes.

Maybe if I tell you where I hide my valuables you'll come "put me to sleep?" It's troll season! Shoot! SHOOT!!!
 
2012-09-07 10:22:36 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: I thought it was aluminum in deodorants that was causing it.

Have I quit using deodorant for nothing?


Isn't it true that the aluminum in Kraft cheese was causing it, too? Especially the fakey "American" stuff used to make individual slices as well as mac-n-cheese?

Now that's smelly ...
 
2012-09-08 01:36:00 AM

The One True TheDavid: I don't get that. Why live someplace where you can't smoke inside? Or why not just quit? Or dedicate a room to smoking and stick an exhaust fan in the window?

By the way, there should be smoking bars and nonsmoking ones, or two separate rooms in one bar. (I'd go to which ever side was most fun myself; generally speaking smokers are less inhibited.) When they started that antismoking campaign I just quit going to bars, and by the time I quit smoking I'd learned how much cheaper (& less annoying) it is to drink at home. And at home I can drink all I want and pass out on the floor if I feel like it.

Now that I'm aware of the difference in air quality at home, when I have a smoker over I'll open a window and maybe set a fan in the open window pointing outside. Weather permitting: if it's too damn cold to open a window I'll just put up with the smoke, it won't kill me.

Fark that going outside to smoke shiat: if somebody's good enough to allow in my lair they're too good to freeze or get drenched just because of their bad habit. I'm not going to go out in bad weather to drink when I go see my sister, y'know.


First off, spray simple green on your walls. You will be able to see a yellow-brown residue ooze down the wall from cigarette smoke and it sucks to clean walls with that shiat all over them (I know from experience). Second, I share my house with my fiancee and 2 little girls. I know that exhaust fans can get rid of a lot of the smoke but some will still linger throughout the house and cling to furniture, walls, clothes, etc. My reasons for smoking outside are to keep the house clean and so that my fiancee and the girls don't have to put up with the smoke or wear clothes with the smell of smoke to school.

I hate the anti smoking campaign. I used to visit the bars nightly when smoking was still allowed in the bars because I could have a drink (and smoke) at my bar stool while listening to live music, watching the game on TV and chatting with locals, then in 2010 my town finally passed a law to ban it in businesses. I stopped going out altogether after that. I currently live in a town that allows smoking in restaurants and bars BUT there is a lady in town that is trying to push for a ban. She says that having clean air in businesses will allow our residents to spend money at local establishments rather than traveling outside of town. She then weighed charts on other town and the before/after economy. Guess what? There was little to no change, in fact some places even lose money because of the ban but she said it will benefit us all in the long run.

Also in Kansas City there is another lady trying to push for a ban on smoking in casinos because apparently she just found out that casinos still allow smoking in Missouri. She said that it is inevitable for the world to become strictly smoke free. Guess where she is getting her signatures for the KC casino smoking ban. She's not outside the casinos, she is targeting anti smoker groups and area hospitals
 
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