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Re: Unexpected benefit

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That's fascinating, and possibly relevant to my interests. Out of curiosity, which med(s)?


Posted by: Nathan Williams | Link to this comment | 02-14-20 9:07 AM
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Oh, hello thread.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 02-14-20 9:08 AM
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Adderall.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 02-14-20 9:09 AM
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It also makes me wonder about sleep disruption as we age, and if this kind of thing wouldn't be helpful for that. My parents doze off constantly and sleep like shit at night (partially for good reasons, like complications from past medical treatments).


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 02-14-20 9:11 AM
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Now that I've largely stopped drinking beer very often, I usually sleep straight through the night for seven hours or so. I'm just exhausted, I think.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 02-14-20 9:13 AM
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But I remember my grandma always failing asleep while we were talking to her. I just assumed we were really boring to her.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 02-14-20 9:14 AM
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On the veld, young people had to get up and hunt in the morning. Who then would stand guard against vampires? The old.


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 02-14-20 9:20 AM
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I struggle to stay awake at night and wake up around 4 even though I'd like to sleep until 5.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 02-14-20 11:23 AM
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I wish I could say the same as the rest of this thread. Adderall for a few months just made me nervous. I've cut my drinking roughly in half and the only benefit is being able to reassure myself that I don't have a drinking problem, i.e. no noticeable change to sleep, my waistline, etc. If I really cared about that stuff I guess I could abstain completely but it seems unfair that I should have to.

Last night I didn't sleep well, despite zero drinks, but maybe that's anticipation. Tonight should be fun for Valentine's-Day-related reasons.


Posted by: Cyrus | Link to this comment | 02-14-20 2:03 PM
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Last night I didn't sleep well, despite zero drinks

I've heard sober people argue that you really need a solid month without drinking to achieve a less-disrupted sleep. I don't know if there's any data behind this claim.

My anecdata: I notice that, if I drink, it usually takes 2-3 days to get back to baseline, normal-for-me (good) sleep. If I drink several days in a row (say, on vacation or a particularly festive weekend), it takes a full week before I feel like I'm sleeping regularly again.

Corollary: exercise greatly improves my sleep no matter what; even if I'm not drinking, I sometimes sleep poorly if I haven't exercised that day.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 02-15-20 6:22 AM
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The universe got its revenge on me for my boasting. Rascal puked all night long, including in our bed.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 02-15-20 10:40 AM
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And you just slept through that?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 02-15-20 2:02 PM
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How long did it take to start working like that? My wife just started taking the meds and it's been more disruptive than helpful with her sleep.


Posted by: trumwill | Link to this comment | 02-16-20 6:37 AM
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Definitely by my 2 week follow up appointment, I'd noticed. But her mileage may vary.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 02-16-20 7:14 AM
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