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Re: Random Thoughts Thread Part 4 

Post#961 » by Ruzious » Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:16 pm

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Ruzious wrote:So, I find myself waking up in the middle of the day from bizarre dreams, and I'm no longer 100% sure that I'm really awake. Makes me afraid to drive, because some of the dreams I have - I'm somehow driving 2 cars, and I lose track of 1, and i'm sure it's crashed into something. Anyone have something similar?

A few times. They are some of the scariest. When you're having a bad dream, and part of the dream is waking up and things are still bad, but you're really still dreaming.

Almost all of my dreams are unpleasant. "Fortunately", getting older results in getting up to use the bathroom a lot, so dreams don't last too long.

I hear ya brother. It's oddly comforting to know other people have the same issues I have. Hang in there, and you'll have some pleasant realities.
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Re: Random Thoughts Thread Part 4 

Post#962 » by doclinkin » Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:10 pm

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Ruzious wrote:So, I find myself waking up in the middle of the day from bizarre dreams, and I'm no longer 100% sure that I'm really awake. Makes me afraid to drive, because some of the dreams I have - I'm somehow driving 2 cars, and I lose track of 1, and i'm sure it's crashed into something. Anyone have something similar?

A few times. They are some of the scariest. When you're having a bad dream, and part of the dream is waking up and things are still bad, but you're really still dreaming.

Almost all of my dreams are unpleasant. "Fortunately", getting older results in getting up to use the bathroom a lot, so dreams don't last too long.

I hear ya brother. It's oddly comforting to know other people have the same issues I have. Hang in there, and you'll have some pleasant realities.



The part I resonate with is the 'waking up in the middle of the day" part. Before Pandemic Era, I never ever napped. Now I find I can get sleepy at random times and simply decide to fall over. Daytime dreams are strange no doubt. I don't get bothered by dreams but I do find it interesting that there is a difference in quality between those and the night ones. For me anyway.
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Re: Random Thoughts Thread Part 4 

Post#963 » by Ruzious » Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:23 pm

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bsilver wrote:A few times. They are some of the scariest. When you're having a bad dream, and part of the dream is waking up and things are still bad, but you're really still dreaming.

Almost all of my dreams are unpleasant. "Fortunately", getting older results in getting up to use the bathroom a lot, so dreams don't last too long.

I hear ya brother. It's oddly comforting to know other people have the same issues I have. Hang in there, and you'll have some pleasant realities.



The part I resonate with is the 'waking up in the middle of the day" part. Before Pandemic Era, I never ever napped. Now I find I can get sleepy at random times and simply decide to fall over. Daytime dreams are strange no doubt. I don't get bothered by dreams but I do find it interesting that there is a difference in quality between those and the night ones. For me anyway.

I still go to work most days and park in a huge garage where there's 3 or 4 cars parked per level instead of a couple hundred, and sometimes I go to my car at 1:00 thinking I need a 10 minute nap, and it usually lasts 2 hours. And oh shirts, I'm stunned and panicked that I won't get my work done. And then I end up staying later at the office and getting farther behind and more sluggish. Gotta break this cycle. Getting regular exercise would probably help a lot - at least change my outlook.
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Re: Random Thoughts Thread Part 4 

Post#964 » by bsilver » Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:19 pm

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doclinkin wrote:
Ruzious wrote:I hear ya brother. It's oddly comforting to know other people have the same issues I have. Hang in there, and you'll have some pleasant realities.



The part I resonate with is the 'waking up in the middle of the day" part. Before Pandemic Era, I never ever napped. Now I find I can get sleepy at random times and simply decide to fall over. Daytime dreams are strange no doubt. I don't get bothered by dreams but I do find it interesting that there is a difference in quality between those and the night ones. For me anyway.

I still go to work most days and park in a huge garage where there's 3 or 4 cars parked per level instead of a couple hundred, and sometimes I go to my car at 1:00 thinking I need a 10 minute nap, and it usually lasts 2 hours. And oh shirts, I'm stunned and panicked that I won't get my work done. And then I end up staying later at the office and getting farther behind and more sluggish. Gotta break this cycle. Getting regular exercise would probably help a lot - at least change my outlook.

A “power nap” works for some people, but 2 hours seems like too long. This article has some interesting information.
https://www.sleepcycle.com/how-to-fall-asleep/how-to-power-nap-like-a-pro/
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Re: Random Thoughts Thread Part 4 

Post#965 » by LyricalRico » Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:23 pm

Ruzious wrote:
doclinkin wrote:
Ruzious wrote:I hear ya brother. It's oddly comforting to know other people have the same issues I have. Hang in there, and you'll have some pleasant realities.



The part I resonate with is the 'waking up in the middle of the day" part. Before Pandemic Era, I never ever napped. Now I find I can get sleepy at random times and simply decide to fall over. Daytime dreams are strange no doubt. I don't get bothered by dreams but I do find it interesting that there is a difference in quality between those and the night ones. For me anyway.

I still go to work most days and park in a huge garage where there's 3 or 4 cars parked per level instead of a couple hundred, and sometimes I go to my car at 1:00 thinking I need a 10 minute nap, and it usually lasts 2 hours. And oh shirts, I'm stunned and panicked that I won't get my work done. And then I end up staying later at the office and getting farther behind and more sluggish. Gotta break this cycle. Getting regular exercise would probably help a lot - at least change my outlook.


This actually was happening to me working from home early in the pandemic - I'd doze off midday and suddenly it's 2 hours later (no dreams, tho). It even happened during a Zoom meeting once (thankfully I'd turned my camera and mic off since I was only invited as an FYI).

Around the same time I decided to use the pandemic to slim down. I bought a whole bunch of protein bars and meal replacements, then got an app that reminds me to eat at regular intervals (I set it for 2 hours). So I just eat something small and high protein every 2 hours (not even necessarily "healthy"), and so far I'm down 30 lbs since March and sleeping much better at night with no more midday crashes.

Next step is exercise, which I hate, but hoping I can add that and lose at least another 30 over the winter. :lift: Of course the big question will be if there will actually be somewhere to go next summer. Maybe I'll just bring back the Luv-a-Bulls thread and do some shirtless pics for you guys. :lol:

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