Following The 4am thread Page 63

  • Load_2.0 5 Aug 2019 07:58:42 29,765 posts
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    Ooof looks like I'm joining you early bids. New job means I have to be in the office for fricken 9am!

    Up at 6.45. It's eeery being up in the middle of the night. Any tips for getting by on 7 hours sleep?
  • DUFFMAN5 5 Aug 2019 08:06:35 24,912 posts
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    Load_2.0 wrote:
    Ooof looks like I'm joining you early bids. New job means I have to be in the office for fricken 9am!

    Up at 6.45. It's eeery being up in the middle of the night. Any tips for getting by on 7 hours sleep?
    Good luck with the new job, as for tips on getting by on 7 hours sleep...are you taking the piss! ;) :)

    I have had the same job for 25 years. Two different shift pattens, every other day I start at 06:00, the next day I finish at 21:30. So it is early,late,early late repeat for everrrrrrrrr

    Also children, one being autistic means I generally get 4 hours a night.

    If is fucking awful!

    7 hours...kids today. Anyway, again good luck with the job. 👌👍
  • THFourteen 5 Aug 2019 08:31:00 52,820 posts
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    What is this 7 hours of which you speak

    I find I sleep more soundly if I read kindle in bed for 10minutes until the book falls on my face a couple of times.

    Edited by THFourteen at 08:31:32 05-08-2019
  • nickthegun 5 Aug 2019 08:48:39 78,544 posts
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    I get up at 6.30am for work. To get 7 hours, I would recommend nytol and gin.
  • drhickman1983 5 Aug 2019 09:12:18 6,040 posts
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    Been getting up at 6 recently, with a start at 8ish.

    I tend to go to bed about 8 or 9 if I'm not playing boardgames or computer games. Sleeping 7 hours rarely happens.
  • GuybrushFreepwood 5 Aug 2019 12:55:03 1,266 posts
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    I get up at 6:30 every day. I go to bed about 10. Now and then I stay up late, but not often. Downside is that weekends I just canít sleep in.

    Cats woke me at 4 this morning, but I was able to meditate myself back to sleep.
  • DUFFMAN5 5 Aug 2019 13:37:39 24,912 posts
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    GuybrushFreepwood wrote:
    I get up at 6:30 every day. I go to bed about 10. Now and then I stay up late, but not often. Downside is that weekends I just canít sleep in.

    Cats woke me at 4 this morning, but I was able to masturbate myself back to sleep.
  • macmurphy 5 Aug 2019 13:42:57 3,943 posts
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    Cats have exactly the same effect on me. Sexy little fuckers with their swishy tails and their fluffy paws.
  • Load_2.0 5 Aug 2019 22:41:10 29,765 posts
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    Got through the day on my 7 hours sleep, almost collapsed a couple of times.

    Another 6.45am start tomorrow. Slightly concerned about my health overall so going to pop into A+E if things get too bad tomorrow.
  • fontgeeksogood 5 Aug 2019 22:45:20 6,762 posts
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    Wear your running shoes in case it's heart cancer
  • elstoof 6 Aug 2019 07:19:38 23,932 posts
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    The irony is his new job is in the A&E, and if he faints again heíll sue them
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 6 Aug 2019 07:25:18 20,717 posts
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    Foop

    Edited by Decks at 07:25:47 06-08-2019
  • mothercruncher 6 Aug 2019 08:13:00 16,474 posts
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    Is that an irregular heartbeat Decks?
  • JamboWayOh 6 Aug 2019 09:44:00 14,721 posts
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    mothercruncher wrote:
    Is that an irregular heartbeat Decks?
    Nah, that's just the sound you hear when someone is breaking the sound barrier after being told they might have the rarest of all cancers.
  • macmurphy 21 Aug 2019 03:04:15 3,943 posts
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    Well work tomorrow can suck a dick.
  • DUFFMAN5 21 Aug 2019 03:44:30 24,912 posts
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    @macmurphy

    Morning

    So I'm here as usual. I have been awake around 3am almost every day the previous two weeks! :(
  • robc84 21 Aug 2019 06:06:11 13,760 posts
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    Iím part of the club today! Youngest decided to wake at 4. Got her back off to sleep just in time for me to get up for work :(
  • THFourteen 21 Aug 2019 09:31:48 52,820 posts
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    Crap night last night too, youngest had a coughing fit at 11 just as i was about to pass out, then at 12.15 woke up screaming "I WANTEY ORANGE ONE I WANTEY ORANGE ONE" then finally up from 4.45 shouting as loud as possible until i got her at 5.30.

    yawn
  • GuybrushFreepwood 21 Aug 2019 09:34:08 1,266 posts
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    Last night I slept well for the first time in an age. On the ship, I slept hardly at all due to noise and crappy pillows and since we got back our (distressed) cats have been like limpets in the bed. Last night they decided to limpet my wife, so I got some bed space :)
  • macmurphy 21 Aug 2019 13:03:23 3,943 posts
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    @DUFFMAN5

    Duff youíre some kind of a hero. If I get two nightís of little sleep on the bounce I just canít function. My mind goes to shit.

    Donít know how you sustain it.
  • DUFFMAN5 21 Aug 2019 13:12:12 24,912 posts
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    @macmurphy
    Thank you mate, Not a hero just continuously shattered and tired and you know what is worst of all, I never feel "refreshed"

    I have mentioned on here several times, my (wife's also) sleeping pattern is dictated 100% by our son.
    He is autistic (classic autism) and one of the many things the poor chap has to deal with in life is a fucking woeful sleeping pattern, by extension we do. No ones fault of course it is what it is.

    Maybe as he gets older (he is 11) he will sleep more or become more independent and go downstairs on his own. As it stands he is almost non verbal, save for a few phrases one being "Downstairs mummy/daddy" we here this one a lot, generally around 02:00/03:00am I'm really not joking!

    Still plenty of people with far bigger issues and problems. Luckily my work is not overly taxing.

    Edit:
    Changing "mommy" fucking auto correct me to Yank speech! that is not cricket at all!!!!

    Edited by DUFFMAN5 at 13:14:10 21-08-2019
  • RawShark 24 Aug 2019 23:30:08 728 posts
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    So didnít sleep last night and this is how I spent my time constructively.

    How much was the Ultimate Behemoth from season 1 of the Simpsons? Using very limited maths skills.

    Weíre never told how much this double decker RV with its own elevators, satellite and four deep fat fryers is. But we are told that Homer wouldnít be able to afford it if he lived to a million.

    So, assuming that Homer never changes his job role meaningfully (which he hasnít in 30 years, so what start now) a glimpse of his pay cheque from the season 7 episode ďMuch Apu About NothingĒ shows he earns an annual salary of $24,395. Adjust for inflation, today heíd earn roughly $40,000. (Roughly £32,577.20) Which is criminally low for a nuclear safety technician, btw.

    Anyway, so the Ultimate Behemoth would have cost in excess of $25 billion, or $40 billion dollars in todayís money. And of course, had Homer been able to buy it, it would have lost 10% of its value as soon as Homer drove it off the lot. Thatís a sweet $2.5 million right there.

    I havenít slept properly in a week. And itís this stuff keeping me up.
  • GuybrushFreepwood 25 Aug 2019 09:58:16 1,266 posts
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    I had the music from YS 8 and lots of running around in caverns looking fro something I couldn't find to accompany me through my night. I should stop playing the game.
  • DUFFMAN5 28 Aug 2019 04:40:37 24,912 posts
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    Been up since around 01:30 with my son. He is still awake at 04:30. Brought him downstairs around 2 hours ago, so wife and daughter could sleep.
    He was screaming for about 30 minutes...oh Autism how I love you :(

    Have been watching a couple of good docs on iPlayer at least.
  • Addy__ 28 Aug 2019 05:46:01 1,432 posts
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    DUFFMAN5 wrote:
    Been up since around 01:30 with my son. He is still awake at 04:30. Brought him downstairs around 2 hours ago, so wife and daughter could sleep.
    He was screaming for about 30 minutes...oh Autism how I love you :(

    Have been watching a couple of good docs on iPlayer at least.
    I feel your pain. I've been off with a migraine and Katy got up at 2am and she's still going strong now.
  • DUFFMAN5 28 Aug 2019 06:38:39 24,912 posts
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    @Addy__
    All the best mate, hope your day improves...from your fav old duffer...Duff ;)
  • Dougs 28 Aug 2019 07:28:47 90,230 posts
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    Guys you rock. That must be so hard.

    Had a really disrupted night, what with the heat and then a nightmare from the youngest. First time in weeks though, so mustn't grumble given what you guys go through!
  • Addy__ 28 Aug 2019 07:41:57 1,432 posts
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    Yeah it's too hot. She also had me lifting her up into my arms and slowly lowering her to the floor. At 3am for at least an hour. :/
  • DUFFMAN5 28 Aug 2019 07:42:00 24,912 posts
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    @Dougs
    Morning mate
    Any disrupted night is hard going for all involved, no matter the reason. At least it looks like being a little cooler today...PLEASE be cooler today!
  • DUFFMAN5 28 Aug 2019 07:48:26 24,912 posts
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    So James has just thrown a massive fit because the petit filou (spelling) he eats (the ONLY thing he eats, past 5 years) is a little runnier than usual. So, down from kitchen table, all clothes off and screaming..And I think to myself What a wonderful world...

    This a new thing with him, also if the yoghurt isn't sitting right, i.e. There can't be any "air pockets" when he looks through the thin plastic casing, he will not even open the pot. Hard to explain.

    I am exhausted and ready for bed now :(

    Edited by DUFFMAN5 at 07:53:54 28-08-2019
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