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    Weather was awesome today - warm 70F, light breeze. Went for a leisurely 8km ride around the neighborhood, came home, did some chores. Puttered on the 'puter, listened to some tunes...

    Not tired.

    Lather. Rinse. Repeat.

    ...4:30am.

    Anyone else have problems sleeping?



    Cures? Warm milk? Sledgehammer?

    Not entirely wasted time - I spent most of it on BikeForums.net.

    On a hopefully unrelated note: anyone know what the hallucinogen threshold for capsicum is? Maybe it's just a coincidence but I've noticed odd things happen when I go through a bottle of Blair's Death habanero sauce in one sitting...

    On a truly unrelated note: I have a Salsa seatpost in a Canada Post sorting facility 400km away - just waiting to be delivered. Sqeeee!

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    2:20 am here have to wake up at 6 and i will. normally i do just fine on 4 -5 hrs of sleep until i break down and sleep for 10 once a month.
    i've found out that mental + physical tiredness is not enough to convince my body it needs to spend some time unconscious in a horizontal position my daily commute's ~ 12 miles, maybe i should intentionally make it longer
    ok, i think i'm gonna brave it and go to bed now

    ... didn't know capsicum was a hallucinogen

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    Nice soothing repetitive thoughts. Sad, but it works quite well. If i think about solving problems I will never get to sleep
    Life is about hanging onto what you think is important and finding out what really is important.
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    There is a supplement called ZMA that is supposed to help with workout recovery.. One of the side effects is that it makes you drowsy.. I have taken it a few times and every time taken it knocks me out.. I find if you don't get a least 6 hours of sleep you will feel groggy..

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    I hate the way this world has come down to taking supplements and pills and shots and all types of loads of crap to solve "problems". Not a discredit to people who do take it, I just don't like it.
    Life is about hanging onto what you think is important and finding out what really is important.
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    Hey guys. Not to say "misery loves company" but it's nice to know I'm not the only one - especially in a group of cyclists. :\

    A bit of background: I left a high-maintenance job and high-maintenance relationship a bit over a year ago. I used to work 18 hour days for weeks on end.

    Since then, cycling has been a big factor in keeping me healthy and I usually get at least 6 to 8 hours. Changing weather and a broken mag trainer mean less cycling lately. (just fixed the trainer). I'm hoping more cycling will help stabilize me.
    I've seen a few homeopathic relaxants I might try. I guess you'd call them drugs in so much as "St.Johns Wort" is a drug. Maybe less side effects though...?

    Thanks guys. BTW: I did manage about 3-4 hours and feel much better this morning.
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    Glad you're feeling better! PS: Good taste in hot sauce.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedHairedScot
    Glad you're feeling better! PS: Good taste in hot sauce.
    HA! Thanks! I just discovered Blair's and I really like their stuff!

    Locally, we have an AWESOME shop with over a 1,000 hot products: http://www.chillychiles.com/
    It's my new favourite store. Next to MEC. :9

    I'll take suggestions for tasty hot stuff to try!

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    Quote Originally Posted by af895
    On a truly unrelated note: I have a Salsa seatpost in a Canada Post sorting facility 400km away - just waiting to be delivered. Sqeeee!

    Chris
    Wow, cycling must really be on the upswing if the Gubmint is springing for a facility to sort seatposts here in the Great White North.

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    Quote Originally Posted by af895
    Anyone else have problems sleeping?
    Yes, I have a lot of trouble sleeping at nite. Lots of things are weighing heavy on my mind right now. Prayer doesn't seem to help, and I refuse to resort to drinking or drugs to put myself to sleep at nite. A little peace of mind would be nice though.
    Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MsVicki
    Yes, I have a lot of trouble sleeping at nite. Lots of things are weighing heavy on my mind right now. Prayer doesn't seem to help, and I refuse to resort to drinking or drugs to put myself to sleep at nite. A little peace of mind would be nice though.
    Yes, thats why I do the comforting repetitive thoughts. because If I started trying to worry or solve my problems I'd have gone bold or be lying in my bathtub by now.
    Life is about hanging onto what you think is important and finding out what really is important.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peregrine
    ... didn't know capsicum was a hallucinogen
    It's not, but the endorphins within your body that it triggers are. Think runner's high....but even more intense.

    Last timne I done that was buffalo wings with a sauce amde entirely from butter and liquefied red savina habanero peppers. I noticed something was wrong when I couln't feel anymore heat after wing #2....so i scarfed the other 22 down hard...


    ...then I had one sip of Dr. pepper.....and I experienced something that made the fires of hell look like the kiddie pool....

    My lips swoll up to about 3x their normal size, I could breathe, but it wasn't as freely as usual...and my god it burned.....tears were pouring from my face, my nose was running.....I was a right mess.

    The funny part....I actually felt kinda good about it....a nice glow almost.

    ....then tomorrow came....I wish I had lidocane for my but
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    Quote Originally Posted by catatonic
    It's not, but the endorphins within your body that it triggers are. Think runner's high....but even more intense.

    Last timne I done that was buffalo wings with a sauce amde entirely from butter and liquefied red savina habanero peppers. I noticed something was wrong when I couln't feel anymore heat after wing #2....so i scarfed the other 22 down hard...


    ...then I had one sip of Dr. pepper.....and I experienced something that made the fires of hell look like the kiddie pool....

    My lips swoll up to about 3x their normal size, I could breathe, but it wasn't as freely as usual...and my god it burned.....tears were pouring from my face, my nose was running.....I was a right mess.

    The funny part....I actually felt kinda good about it....a nice glow almost.

    ....then tomorrow came....I wish I had lidocane for my but
    Life is about hanging onto what you think is important and finding out what really is important.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catatonic
    It's not, but the endorphins within your body that it triggers are. Think runner's high....but even more intense.

    Last timne I done that was buffalo wings with a sauce amde entirely from butter and liquefied red savina habanero peppers...

    The funny part....I actually felt kinda good about it....a nice glow almost...

    ....then tomorrow came....I wish I had lidocane for my but
    I keep a couple of toilet rolls in the fridge for just such an emergency.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catatonic
    <snip> I wish I had lidocane for my but

    I keep a special tube of Orajel for just such occasions. Works wonders

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    Quote Originally Posted by af895
    HA! Thanks! I just discovered Blair's and I really like their stuff!

    Locally, we have an AWESOME shop with over a 1,000 hot products: http://www.chillychiles.com/
    It's my new favourite store. Next to MEC. :9

    I'll take suggestions for tasty hot stuff to try!

    daves hurtin habanero is good and it does not lite your mouth on fire,
    havent tried that much volume in one sitting but certian sauses give you a strange feeling it burns but in a good way

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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasGuy
    I hate the way this world has come down to taking supplements and pills and shots and all types of loads of crap to solve "problems". Not a discredit to people who do take it, I just don't like it.
    We have a pill that'll take care of that attitude for ya!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DannoXYZ
    We have a pill that'll take care of that attitude for ya!
    I figured somebody would.
    Night before last i watched tv because I was in a hotel. There was a pill for skin disorder. dry skin or something. And people who were pregnant or had liver disease or could get prgenant inthe future shouldnt take it. Side effects included nausea, bleeding, headache, etc. When the symptons are worse then what it's curing....
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    Check out the side-effects of Accutane! For the sake of vanity, people are killing themselves...

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