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Technically I’m an archaeologist, I guess.

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Tips for falljng back to sleep

I wake up at 3am to 4am daily as a neighbor makes noise walking their dog. This cannot be helped. Once I am awake, my mind won't stop going over details about everything from the mundane to the critical. Often, I am able to fall asleep again after three or more hours of wakefulness, but only minutes before I have to wake for the...

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I'm a light sleeper with a loud mind, as well, so this kind of thing has always been a problem for me. The two main things I find helpful may not do the trick for you, but here goes:

First, trying to force myself back to sleep always just ramps my brain up worse and makes it more difficult than it already was to fall back asleep. I stopped trying to force the issue, which has counterintuitively sped up the time it takes me to fall back asleep. I don't get up or engage my mind with anything significant, but if I'm awake, I'll put soft music on my earbuds or scroll on my phone set to the dimmest setting. I may not fall back to sleep immediately, but I've found that lowering the pressure on myself to fall back asleep makes it happen more readily than when I spend 2 hours and 45 minutes being like "if I fall asleep right now, I can still get another 3 hours. go to sleep. fall asleep. sleep will happen.... now!"

Second, I've increased my oversell magnesium intake. I know you said no substances, but I feel like this is different. There have been a few studies--popular science type stuff, nothing peer reviewed that I know of--indicating that magnesium improves sleep quality and the ability to return to sleep if woken up. Might be the placebo effect, but I don't care because I've noticed an improvement.

Sorry you have to deal with this flavor of insomnia, too. Super sucks.

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When I'm really stressed out, I'll put on repetitive beep boop music and draw floor plans on graph paper.

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2% is awfully low, but it would suck to be taunted for something you struggle with and probably already feel some shame about.

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I love their recipe for no bake cookies, though! Just 12-15 minutes at 375°, and you're good to go.

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Here's why that's a [evaluative adjective] thing.

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My party takes a lot of extra damage in encounters with both animals and people. We'll just absorb animal attacks while focusing on their handlers in the hope that killing them will cause the critters to disengage.

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I noticed on paragraph 3 of this policy-mandated letter that literally no one but me will ever read--and it's mind-boggling that even I read it--that you referred to "December 2022."

As it is December 2023, and December 2023 is referred to multiple times elsewhere in the aforementioned letter, can you please clarify to which month this document refers?

Thank you in advance.

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Grand Theft Auto 6: Everything We Know So Far

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I'd probably still be at the emerald grove if they hadn't limited the number of Scratch's pets per interaction.

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Decent quality automatic cat feeders.

We have 3 cats, and I resisted getting autofeeders for 5 years because it felt silly to buy what amounts to three $75 food bowls.

They paid for themselves the first weekend I didn't have 3 razor sharp dickheads screaming at me to feed them at 5:15 AM. I should have bought them years ago.

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Add to this that the child is also made entirely of rubber and could easily withstand the train’s impact and experience no measurable hardship. However, the impact of Superman halting the train caused wreckage to fly all over the place and damage the surrounding infrastructure… which in this case is a metaphor for literal fucking infrastructure.

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If they wanted me to read about their scam, they shouldn’t describe it over a stressful image of red wine and an open flame resting on a 1x6 on a beige couch.

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I always buy my local grocery store parking lot hermit an energy drink. We both like purple Rip Its.

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Grandma, you can’t limp-wrist a .45 like that. You’re gonna get a busted lip and you’re gonna stovepipe like a motherfucker.

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Yakety Yak. The Coasters. 1958 Spark Records. One minute and fifty seconds of sublime, in-your-face, balls-out nonsense. Everything rock and roll was meant to be.

Tristan Egolf, Skirt and the Fiddle

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I worked overnights for 7 years in my late teens and early 20s. Pictures of me from then aren’t Saddam 10 minutes out of a hole bad, but they’re still pretty bad.

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The real pro gamer move is to aggressively shake the can, breaking the contents into small pieces. Then you can simply drink your Pringles.

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You need to think ahead and make the playlist now, then! OP is trying to help us.

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Why? Does your local PD have really good music taste or something?

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I hope it happens during the morning rush hour so my spouse rescue mission kicks off to a sophomoric rock station morning show.

HONKHONKHONK AWOOGA glass smash & cat screech HERBIE AND DINGHOLE MORNING HOUR ON 93X explosion HOW THE FUCK DO SHOWS LIKE THIS STILL EXIST IN 2023? sick guitar riff

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Whoa there, sport. You got a license for that reply?

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This isn’t a joke. And it’s not just MC.

From 2002-2008, I worked two full-time retail jobs. Overtime was common at both around the holidays. 2006 was insane for me. Like, the number of weekly hours I worked that year sound like I’m lying, and Thanksgiving to New Year’s was crazy in comparison to the rest of that crazy year.

Anyway: Christmas. Retail. I’d work 10+ hours at job 1, then go to job 2 and put on another 8-10 hours, then I’d crash for however long until the next shift. All the while it would be the same 20 or so Christmas songs over and over and over.

Between shifts, there’d still be Christmas music. Gas station? Christmas music. Restaurants? Christmas music. Bank? Christmas music.

Sometimes I’d sleep at my mom’s house between shifts because it was closer to one of my jobs. She’d be up, getting into the spirit by… listening to Christmas music. Even in my sleep, it haunted me.

I can still vividly remember Christmas shopping for my niece and nephew in 2006, standing in line at a Toys R Us holding this big stuffed animal. “Wonderful Chrismastime” by Paul McCartney was on. That fucking refrain penetrated my psyche like it never had before, and I literally began to shake.

“Simply. Having. A wonderful Christmastime.”

I thought I was going to cry. Or just start screaming. Or maybe grab someone and punch them until the police arrived. But I didn’t do any of those things.

I set the stuffed animal on the floor, I walked outside, and I sat in my car, staring blankly at nothing, and I chain smoked a full pack of cigarettes, lighting them off one another. And then I went back to work.

That was 17 years ago, and sometimes I still drop what I’m doing and leave a store if that, or one of a handful of other songs, come on.

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    Cue General Hospital’s entrance music…

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    White can Monster. Where is?

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    That probably needs its own chart. Red Bull people, purple Rip It people, and green Monster people each have a different vibe.

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    I think that means I’m immortal!

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    It’s definitely one and/or the other.

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    40 y/o here! I had my first migraine ever about 2 months ago, and boy did it suck. What’s more, they decided to start happening semi-regularly because… who the fuck knows.

    Not my personality, though. I reserve that for my weird niche hobbies that nobody wants to hear about. Anyway, about my retail training video VHS collection…

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    Yeah!! B2 is one of the supplements I’m taking to see if they reduce their intensity/frequency.

    I went to a neurologist recently because I didn’t know that these things I’ve been getting were migraines in the first place. Turns out I get Vestibular Migraines.

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    No! Are you fucking with me rn, or is that a real thing?? I’m very interested.

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    Are fast food music videos a thing, too?? I’m missing out!

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    That’s what they want us to believe, but I’m not fooled for a minute.

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    We can’t take you seriously as a harbinger of death or the senior customer support supervisor when your belt and shoes don’t even match, Harold.

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