Need to be at peace to go to sleep?

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Need to be at peace to go to sleep?

Postby Natalya » Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:08 pm

I stay up too late most nights because I have like this internal feeling of no bueno. It is like something nagging at me, telling me to keep searching until I find the answer. But there isn't a question. It's why I stay online at night, searching the internet, for something. Maybe I'm like in the Matrix trying to find my way out, at least that's what it feels like. An unquenchable thirst, an itch that can't be scratched, a feel that won't go away. What the fuck am I looking for? How do I find peace to let myself turn this machine off and go to sleep? Is this why most of my dreams are nightmares, because I can't find solitude? Is this why I'm always re-living old wounds and dealing with constant fear?
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Re: Need to be at peace to go to sleep?

Postby Colette » Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:41 pm

Natalya wrote:I stay up too late most nights because I have like this internal feeling of no bueno. It is like something nagging at me, telling me to keep searching until I find the answer. But there isn't a question. It's why I stay online at night, searching the internet, for something. Maybe I'm like in the Matrix trying to find my way out, at least that's what it feels like. An unquenchable thirst, an itch that can't be scratched, a feel that won't go away. What the fuck am I looking for? How do I find peace to let myself turn this machine off and go to sleep? Is this why most of my dreams are nightmares, because I can't find solitude? Is this why I'm always re-living old wounds and dealing with constant fear?

Here, I use this to put myself to sleep right now: Linkie

Almost any stylistically-poor textbook would do. Math and physics textbooks are especially good for this application, stay away from well-written history textbooks as those tend to be engaging.
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Re: Need to be at peace to go to sleep?

Postby Ben-Jammin » Fri Jul 19, 2013 6:18 am

Try listening to this while you sleep:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKsEqFgKhoA

It also seems to work whenever you get pissed off or depressed.
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Re: Need to be at peace to go to sleep?

Postby Zupponn » Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:26 am

I used to do the same thing, but for me it was a lack of discipline. I would stay up really late looking at random shit, but I've gotten better. Now I can look at the clock and go to bed because I know how shitty it is when I only get a few hours of sleep. For a while my sleep schedule was all out of wack, but ever since I made a conscious effort to change it, it has gotten much better.
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Re: Need to be at peace to go to sleep?

Postby stubby » Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:20 am

Natalya wrote:It is like something nagging at me, telling me to keep searching until I find the answer. But there isn't a question. It's why I stay online at night, searching the internet, for something. Maybe I'm like in the Matrix trying to find my way out, at least that's what it feels like. An unquenchable thirst, an itch that can't be scratched, a feel that won't go away.

Wait, how old are you again? Early to mid-twenties? Mystery solved. What you are feeling is the final major stage of brain development, it lasts a couple years and then you'll become complacent again with your this-is-my-final-form brain starting at age 30 or so.

You can circumvent this process by finding a cult to join. Derby is close, except you'd need drop your real-life persona completely and just live the derby one 24/7.
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Re: Need to be at peace to go to sleep?

Postby stubby » Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:34 am

Which is not to minimize the importance of these feels or anything. The final-form brain your brain is struggling to make out of the pieces of itself is the one you'll be stuck with for the rest of your life, so don't fuck it up.
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Re: Need to be at peace to go to sleep?

Postby The Shadowscythe » Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:03 am

Need to sleep?

Stage one - fap

Stage two - sleep

Job done.
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Re: Need to be at peace to go to sleep?

Postby Zupponn » Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:50 pm

Brain:
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Re: Need to be at peace to go to sleep?

Postby The Shadowscythe » Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:45 pm

Zupponn wrote:Brain:
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Obviously you need step three.

Fap again.

And in dire need stage four -

Fap until either asleep -or- cock falls off.
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Re: Need to be at peace to go to sleep?

Postby Natalya » Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:03 pm

Aw shit how do I avoid fucking it up? I had a concussion from derby last year I don't think I'm 100% the same since then.
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Re: Need to be at peace to go to sleep?

Postby samuelzz10 » Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:28 pm

Natalya wrote:Aw shit how do I avoid fucking it up? I had a concussion from derby last year I don't think I'm 100% the same since then.

Knowing you'll be stupider than you once were for the rest of your life is hard to live with, but fear not! Seth Macfarlene is working around the clock to make funny cartoon material that is lowering itself to your new level.
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Re: Need to be at peace to go to sleep?

Postby Apollyon » Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:34 pm

Sounds like internet addiction to me. I have it, too.
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Re: Need to be at peace to go to sleep?

Postby Natalya » Fri Jul 19, 2013 5:58 pm

I used to have that mega bad, but really it was just because my life sucked horribly and there was no one for me to communicate with IRL and I was super alone. Once I started derby and stuff I didn't need the computer in the same way as I had before.
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Re: Need to be at peace to go to sleep?

Postby Alex » Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:53 pm

Natalya wrote:Aw shit how do I avoid fucking it up? I had a concussion from derby last year I don't think I'm 100% the same since then.

I got a concussion from playing football in high school once. For about six months afterwards, It meant that when I got really stressed out, I would stutter a lot and might have trouble finishing sentences. It got better though, and I went on to make better grades than before when I was in college, despite having harder classes, not to mention getting the chance to study abroad in Oxford. I can't speak definitively for your case Natalya, but concussions can and do get better.
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Re: Need to be at peace to go to sleep?

Postby Silverdream » Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:47 pm

Excercise and drink water. Most Americans are dehydrated.
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