Brain is dying. Can’t sleep early

Amazon XFEy31
Apr 4 21 Comments

This happened in college and is continuing to happen now. I can’t sleep early. It’s impacting my memory now while I work.

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  • VMware FGUo27
    You might lack sleep hygiene. No blue light 2h before you sleep (install f.lux on your computer and phone). Try waking up the same time everyday (including weekends) and starting your day with at least 20min of physical activity ideally combined with sunlight exposure. Limit coffee to 1 cup per day and no caffeine whatsoever after lunch. I guarantee you your sleep will improve by factor 2-3. If you want to learn why read “Why we sleep” by Matthew Walker.
    Apr 42
    • Northrop Grumman / EngHowCouldYu
      ^ this is the right answer. Trust me OP I have the same exact affliction. Everytime I start getting insomnia i do what VMware stated. If you can’t do the no blue light, be sure to do the exercise; you’ll pass out like a baby
      Apr 4
    • Northrop Grumman / EngHowCouldYu
      Also, Matthew Walker has a podcast with Joe Rogan. Hands down one of the most insightful podcasts I’ve heard to this date. Might change your mind in a lot of things
      Apr 4
  • Intel DonaldDD's
    Your brain is definitely dying
    Apr 40
  • Try taking melatonin supplement at night, and switch off the lights and don't look at any screens when you're trying to sleep.
    Apr 40
  • Jet.com / Other
    gtfoorgtfo

    Jet.comOther

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    gtfoorgtfomore
    Try switching to management
    Apr 41
  • Apple BigBootey
    They don’t have health benefits at Amazon? It could be nothing or any number of very serious up to life threatening conditions. Talk to your doctor instead of asking a bunch of bozos on a bulletin board!
    Apr 46
    • Intel DonaldDD's
      Being sleepy and mentally fatigued from being sleepy is only life threatening in the sense that you could walk in front of a bus or fall asleep at the wheel.

      Western medicine is an expensive route to find out how to balance your body and mind. They would rather prescribe Ambien anyway
      Apr 4
    • Apple BigBootey
      @Intel a sudden change in sleepiness and notable increase in mental fatigue can be symptoms of any number of things. Can’t hurt to learn meditation, but it won’t do much for a brain tumor.
      Apr 4
    • Intel DonaldDD's
      Sure there’s a chance that he’s got a brain tumor. But he’s definitely lacking vision changes, speech changes, loss of motor control, seizures, mental aptitude, or a bunch of other effects that typically come from brain tumors. Lack of sleep is known to be detrimental to working memory.

      On the other hand, he has an anxious belief that his brain is dying. He’s working in a high stress environment like Amazon and has returned to a behavior from college, which was likely another high stress environment. Plenty of people post all over this app about depression and anxiety that is somewhat brought about by professional life. The likelihood that he is in the throes of the anxiety - depression link is extremely high given his symptoms and history.
      Apr 4
    • Apple BigBootey
      Well, I’m glad we got it all sorted.
      Apr 4
    • Intel DonaldDD's
      Do you experience hypochondria?
      Apr 4
    • Amazon XFEy31
      OP
      Yea I have lack of sleep from work stress
      Apr 5
  • Standard Cognition Jehd
    Workout a lot, no screens an hour before bed, maintain a consistent schedule and lay off the caffeine. Sleep problems come from an unhealthy lifestyle
    Apr 40
  • Microsoft / EngoAjk20
    No caffeine, magnesium, no screens one hour before, stretching and reading a book all helped me. Also if you're worrying about work tell yourself there's nothing you can do until tomorrow.
    Apr 40
  • Facebook
    mlnoob

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    mlnoobmore
    Try magnesium supplement
    Apr 40
  • Amazon jtGV66
    It’s a tumor! /arnold
    Apr 40
  • BNY Mellon / R&D
    🐖ilton

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    Trazodone.
    Apr 40
  • Uber jhue
    Sorry to hear that. Not everyone lives to be 65 unfortunately.
    Apr 40
  • Amazon NoColusion
    weak
    Apr 40

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