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Old 05-23-2008, 12:08 PM   #11
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Walk dog(soon to be dogs), Read, glass of cheap red wine
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Old 05-23-2008, 03:41 PM   #12
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Is that to counter the mescaline?
mescaline is a recreational.

it's the maintenance dose of yohimbe/methylphenidate/tyrosine that requires a chemical step ladder to come down.
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Old 05-23-2008, 04:15 PM   #13
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OK, I can definitely see the need for some downer after that combo...yowza.
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Old 05-23-2008, 05:10 PM   #14
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Doesn't really matter for me. Just get in and roll my eyes back and I can usually fall asleep within 5 minutes. Even after doing a set of pushups or pullups or whatever.

However, if I've had a nap within like 4-5 hours I usually can't fall asleep for like 30+ minutes. Kinda sucks.
You're lucky that a) you can fall asleep that fast and b) that you can take a nap at all.

I'm lucky if I can get to sleep inside of 30 minutes ever.

I read and that helps, but I'm not much on booze anymore in any amount or of any kind.

Supposedly I never slept well whether I was a baby or as a mid-20's adult.
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Old 05-25-2008, 11:32 AM   #15
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You're lucky that a) you can fall asleep that fast and b) that you can take a nap at all.

I'm lucky if I can get to sleep inside of 30 minutes ever.

I read and that helps, but I'm not much on booze anymore in any amount or of any kind.

Supposedly I never slept well whether I was a baby or as a mid-20's adult.

I slept like that when I was in my 20's. Then..... job, house, kids and some challenging hobbies.

I'm pretty much down to 3-4 hours straight through and a couple 20-50 minute segments if all goes well. It used to really bug me, now I believe sleep to be overrated.
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Old 05-25-2008, 02:05 PM   #16
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I have a habit of running pretty bad sleep debts that crush me. I'm only 24, and will go weeks or months where I sleep just like you Dave. I suppose once I settle down with a family, mortgage etc. I'll consider sleep to either be highly overrated or underrated.

Maybe I need to start meditating or, God forbid... yoga...
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Old 05-25-2008, 02:14 PM   #17
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start meditating or, God forbid... yoga...

Ugh. I know.

"sleep is overrated" is just a thing I'm trying out. if meditating or yoga worked I'd be all over it like a wet t-shirt.
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Old 05-27-2008, 09:47 AM   #18
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I typically read for anywhere from 5-30 minutes, depending on how quickly my eyes slam shut. Non-fiction typically.
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Old 05-27-2008, 01:17 PM   #19
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I typically foam roll and do some yoga right before I take my Advair and Melatonin. Then I read a hodge podge of Dreschler/Newton/Kono/Hauer/etc. (ie., weightlifting books) on technical aspects of the snatch and clean.

Oh, south park/family guy and that 70s show help sometimes when the above doesn't work.

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Old 12-10-2008, 05:15 PM   #20
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Other than that I have found the most relaxing thing I do is putting my children to bed at night. We will read a little together, recap the day, plan for what tomorrow is going to bring then snuggle. If you have kids you probably know what I am talking about. On more than one occasion my wife has had to wake me up after I fell asleep holding my daughter or son.
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