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30 hours without any sleep and counting

Post by Stiphan » Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:51 pm

My mother is worried. I am not. I am not sleepy either. I didn't sleep the whole night, it's now 6:48PM. And I feel like I could go on forever. (That's how I feel, though I'll probably fall asleep tonight.) All I've taken is paracetamol, which contained caffeine, but come on, this is weird. Lay down in the afternoon to try to sleep with Sleep playlist on, but gave up after 20 minutes and got up. I guess the question could be: is this unhealthy?

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Re: 30 hours without any sleep and counting

Post by Khalil Bodhi » Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:07 pm

Stefan,

I think you should contact your therapist (if you have one). You may be having a manic episode (I'm no professional though). Please contact a mental health professional and stay away from stimulants in the interim. Wishing you every good blessing, health and peace!

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Re: 30 hours without any sleep and counting

Post by Stiphan » Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:14 pm

Khalil Bodhi wrote:
Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:07 pm
Stefan,

I think you should contact your therapist (if you have one). You may be having a manic episode (I'm no professional though). Please contact a mental health professional and stay away from stimulants in the interim. Wishing you every good blessing, health and peace!

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I'm not having a manic episode. Thank you though. Take care.

My limbs are starting to have slight tremors though.

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Re: 30 hours without any sleep and counting

Post by Khalil Bodhi » Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:17 pm

As I said, I'm no expert. 30 hours without feeling tired is definitely beyond normal. I'm concerned and think you should speak with a professional. You will, however, do as you want. Be well.

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Re: 30 hours without any sleep and counting

Post by Stiphan » Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:23 pm

Thanks again. I tried calling a health carer but no reply and the GP surgery have closed, too. Do you think I should call A&E?

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Re: 30 hours without any sleep and counting

Post by Khalil Bodhi » Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:26 pm

Yes, I would. I'm concerned about the trembling. Drink some water and just rest for a bit too.
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Re: 30 hours without any sleep and counting

Post by lyndon taylor » Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:26 pm

manic episode starts with lack of sleep, after 30 hours you may not feel manic YET, but as it progresses you will get manic if you don't get sleep, anyone will get manic if they go long enough without sleep.
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Re: 30 hours without any sleep and counting

Post by Stiphan » Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:28 pm

Khalil Bodhi wrote:
Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:26 pm
Yes, I would. I'm concerned about the trembling. Drink some water and just rest for a bit too.
Thanks for the advice! I don't know if it's as serious for A&E, but I don't have anyone else to call. I'll just lie down in bed hoping I'll simply nod off. Maybe take a warm shower before that.

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Re: 30 hours without any sleep and counting

Post by Khalil Bodhi » Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:29 pm

Give them a call and try to nod off in the meanwhile. Let us know how it works out. Take care!
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Re: 30 hours without any sleep and counting

Post by Stiphan » Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:30 pm

Khalil Bodhi wrote:
Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:29 pm
Give them a call and try to nod off in the meanwhile. Let us know how it works out. Take care!
Thanks a lot, Khalil! Glad I shared here and glad and grateful you responded.

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Re: 30 hours without any sleep and counting

Post by Khalil Bodhi » Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:31 pm

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Re: 30 hours without any sleep and counting

Post by Mr Man » Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:55 pm

Stiphen if you are in the UK can call 111 NHS direct
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Re: 30 hours without any sleep and counting

Post by Stiphan » Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:00 pm

Mr Man wrote:
Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:55 pm
Stiphen if you are in the UK can call 111 NHS direct
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Just called them. Waited 10 minutes to speak to a professional. She asked lots of questions and then just told me to call the GP in the morning.

My body is starting to slow down and ache, but still not feeling drowsy. Just a long warm shower and a Falling-asleep guided meditation should do.

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Re: 30 hours without any sleep and counting

Post by Dhammarakkhito » Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:04 pm

if u have mental health disorders, then it might be that but 30 hrs isnt bad ive gone longer
ive also had mental health disorders
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Re: 30 hours without any sleep and counting

Post by retrofuturist » Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:30 pm

Greetings Stiphan,

Either way, take care!

I'm DJing back to back on the nights of December 30 and New Year's Eve, so I'm predicting a period of not much sleep for me soon.

Thankfully I've managed to arrange the set times for December 30, so I'll be finished by 11.45 p.m. Unfortunately, on the morning of December 31st, I'll have to wake up pretty early and it could be a very late night, but I'll make it work.

I hope your sleeping patterns return to normal soon!

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