Why am I so tired all the time? [more inside]
Why oh why won't my Macbook Pro connect to the wireless Internet after sleep? [more inside]
How do I make better decisions in the morning? [more inside]
Is there any Mac software that can naggingly "encourage" me to fall asleep earlier? [more inside]
Why does red wine keep only me awake? [more inside]
Sleeping together.... no I mean SLEEPING together ... is it still common among partners living together? I always found I got much better sleep alone in my own bed but when partners sleep in separate beds, others seem to think something is wrong with the relationship. What's the common practice/s around the world?
Why do I refuse to go to sleep, even though I'm tired, I need to get up early, and I'm not even doing anything fun? (long description follows) [more inside]
I'm travelling on a short trip to New York, from the UK. The last two times I've travelled to the US (Las Vegas, New Orleans) the first few days of my break have been ruined by jetlag - waking up at 4am and being zombified by early evening - but, this was ok because they were 10 and 14 day holidays. However, my trip to NYC is for 3 days. How can I try and combat this on such a short trip, without losing the couple of days I have in New York?
I'm currently backpacking through Europe and was given an invitation to Oktoberfest for this Friday. I'm really excited about this, but can't seem to find any places to stay that aren't booked or very expensive. I'd like to spend Friday and Saturday night there, giving me the opportunity to see the rest of Munich. What are my options in the area to find a place to sleep? Are there non-hostel options or perhaps one that isn't well known?
Why does lunesta sometimes work beautifully and sometimes do nothing at all? [more inside]
I currently sleep haphazard hours, for example from 3am-10am. I'd like to change to going to bed by midnight, but I can't seem to get in the habit -- I always trend back to going to bed well after midnight. My working hours are flexible and my sleeping schedule doesn't overly interfere with my productivity, so I don't have external pressure. Any suggestions, resources, experiences that could get me counting sheep earlier?
How do you get to sleep with a raging head cold?? [more inside]
I recently moved into a new apartment. Every morning I wake up with a nose full of dry, scratchy mucous and my mouth is blanketed in something foul. What's going on? [more inside]
I need some sleep advice: I a 37 year old man and on this past Saturday night, I pulled an all-niter to finish a project (haven't stayed up all night for 7 years). I took a ~2hr nap Sunday afternoon, and then couldn't sleep all night. I also just upped my dosage of Vyvanse. There's also more detail inside. Please help me get back through today and back on track. [more inside]
Broken iPhone sleep/wake button... [more inside]
Why do babies cry when they wake up? [more inside]
Instead of not being able to get up in the mornings, I have a problem with waking up TOO early. Typically I go to sleep around midnight-1:00 am (it's when I start getting tired) but for the last 2 months or so I've been waking up anywhere between 5:00 am to 7ish, and my alarm doesn't go off until 8:15. [more inside]
I'm dating a roommate, but we need an excuse to go into her bedroom after a date. What can I do? [more inside]
How can I go about making a radical sleep shift, from going to bed at 6am to going to bed at 12 midnight? I have bipolar disorder which has kept me from working for 3 years, but I have made progress. At my last appointment my shrink said most of my depression and fatigue symptoms were probably due to being out of work and also my bad sleep habits (staying up to 6am watching tv or on the Internet and then sleeping during the day). I now have extra motivation to change since I have discovered I can work up to 16 hours a week for a small but helpful wage (£88.50). How do I go from my nocturnal habits to joining the rest of the world? I have tried going to bed 30 mins earlier but just don't get to sleep any sooner, so the habits are quite ingrained. Any tips for how to change, or advice from people like shift workers who have managed to do this in the past? Thanks.
Does the Sleeptracker watch actually work? [more inside]
I'm immune to sleep. Any ideas? [more inside]
How can I keep my wife from fidgeting while we're going to sleep? [more inside]
Whenever my Macbook Pro goes to sleep, it won't wake up. [more inside]
Do I really need a mattress cover? [more inside]
For the past twenty years or so (I'm 36 now) I have had trouble sleeping. Not really with falling asleep or staying asleep (even though I have had episodes where that was a problem too) but the big problem is I NEVER feel rested when I wake up in the morning. 'Non-restorative sleep' is the term I found after a bit of Googling. Through the years I have tried to tackle this problem in all sorts of ways but haven't gotten very far. About ten years ago I spent a night at a sleep lab but they couldn't find anything wrong with me. Sadly I have gotten so used to the situation that it is not on my mind a lot but lately I've been thinking about what else I could try. [more inside]
I'm seriously addicted to the snooze button on my alarm clock. Help! [more inside]
Help me buy a CPAP machine. [more inside]
I'm looking for some headphones comfortable enough to wear while sleeping/trying to sleep. [more inside]
Has anyone successfully used non-surgical alternatives to CPAP therapy (oral appliances, special pillows, etc) for treatment of mild-to-moderate sleep apnea, or been able to stop CPAP therapy after losing weight? [more inside]
What do you keep in your beside table? [more inside]
What do I do about a sleepwalking partner? [more inside]
I haven't been able to sleep for around 60 hours. What to do? [more inside]
Dear Type A personality, what helps you ward off insomnia? [more inside]
Why does my heart race and my blood pound when I wake up from a nap? [more inside]
I have severe sleep apnea (apnea/hypopnea index 66). I've tried various CPAPs (currently a REMstar Auto M Series with C-Flex) and masks (full-face, nasal pillow, currently a nasal mask). The problem is that for every combination of machine and mask, I wake up in an hour or two, generally having swallowed a lot of air, and stop using the CPAP for the night. The respiratory tech says that it's working when I use it - index as low as 6, which is well within the normal range - but I'm so uncomfortable when I wake up that it's very hard to put the mask back on. Suggestions? [more inside]
Here ye, here ye fellow MeFites. I come in need of some suggestions on how to successfully tone myself down better each night for sleep. [more inside]
How should I reconcile my baby's happy, working sleep schedule with our upcoming international travel? [more inside]
Whenever I dream, stairwells, elevators, and large buildings with multiple levels always figure prominently. There'd be nothing strange about this except a) my daily life does not involve stairwells, large buildings, or elevators in any way, and b) they're in absolutely every dream I have -- no exceptions. This has been going on for at least a year, possibly longer. What could be possibly be causing this?
Tomorrow night I'm flying across the country. I've got a cold. I want to sleep, but not be so out of it I can't manage my connection. I'm in Canada -- what can I buy OTC to make my flight as painless as possible? [more inside]
My prescription is ourageous for brand name temazepam and my pharmacy doesn't offer any generics of it. Why would one pharmacy carry it and others not? Where can I find it.
I wake up feeling drunk, then stumble through the day, and regularly pull all nighters to meet early morning deadlines, how do I break the cycle!? [more inside]
Is it possible for a woman to have an orgasm while she's asleep? [more inside]
How can I install/use the DOS batch scripting SLEEP command with Vista Ultimate? It does not exist by default. Back while scripting on XP, I used to install the free package "Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools" which came with this command. [more inside]
My cat has recently taken to waking us up in the middle of the night, every night. She's done this before, but not for this long. [more inside]
My MacBook keeps waking itself up from sleep mode. Sometimes it gets "stuck" in a loop doing this over and over. It happens even with the screen closed. Any idea what's going on? [more inside]
I drank some coffee at 9 pm, and at 2 am, I am still wide awake. Anyone have tips for neutralizing caffeine or speeding it out of my system? Or for falling asleep while I'm still wired? [more inside]
Every night when I get in bed I have an existential crisis that makes falling asleep difficult. What can I do? [more inside]
Mac OS X (Leopard): at(1) replacement? [more inside]
Help me deal with a noisy neighbour. Difficulty: Neighbour is one month old. [more inside]
Literary Identification, please! Help me remember a passage about the quality of sleep and how it is transcendent when shared. I believe it is in one of the US-public-school-required-reading-by-a-British-guy novels. [more inside]