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Partly in relation to Archer's topic about sleeping positions and partly because I sleep like crap.

I've noticed that a fair amount of people who identify as Otherkin also seem to have some sort of sleeping problem: insomnia, restlessness, trouble falling asleep, trouble staying asleep, etc. I wonder if there's a correlation between being Otherkin and how they sleep?

Obviously this could simply be because we don't sleep well or any number of other purely human reasons, but how many of you actually have trouble sleeping in some form or another? I'm interested in speculating on whether people think the two share something in common or not.

I haven't ever had trouble falling asleep (accept on rare occasions where I'm nervous about something). However, I do have trouble actually staying asleep. During the night I usually get up at least once but lately, it's been at least twice a night (and last night it was at least 4 times!). Because I'm not able to stay asleep, I rarely hit the R.E.M. cycle and get restful sleep, thus I wake up tired all the time.

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Difficulty falling asleep, difficulty waking up, sometimes pretty bad insomnia. At minimum, the last of those is related to depression.

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I have trouble with transitions in general. This includes starting projects, stopping them, leaving my apartment to go somewhere, leaving somewhere to go back to my apartment, leaving my room to get meals, etc. Of course, this also includes the transitions between being awake and asleep, so it takes me forever to try to go to sleep and forever to actually wake up again.

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Re: Sleep
I've got insomnia of sorts. I am a "loose" sleeper, that is to say, my sleep pattern is interrupted so that I do not actually get into "deep sleep" without my pills. This is probably why I have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

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Just to fill in the gap: I no longer have any problems with sleep. I had for a long time during full-moon (no lycanthrop being) but after resolving this problem I sleep well betweeen 4 and 7 hours - depending on what I did the evening before. However I am quite often lucid in dreams, but this does not count as problem.

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Freetha Wrote:I've got insomnia of sorts. I am a "loose" sleeper, that is to say, my sleep pattern is interrupted so that I do not actually get into "deep sleep" without my pills. This is probably why I have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Obviously your sleep pills help. What do you take?

Also, does anyone think their sleep patterns relate to their being Otherkin or not?

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I just don't like sleeping. Don't like eating either.

It's generally that I don't like having limits, and if I want to do something, the hell if sleep or hunger is going to get in my way of doing it.

And, then, sometimes, I just plain forget. I'm a very VERY active person. The moment I stop being active, however, I usually crash.

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It could be related to what I am, and then it could not.

I've always naturally been a day sleeper. I sleep better with the lights on then with the lights off. I have been diagnosed with insomnia, they say is linked to me being bi polar *shrugs* some days I'm not so sure about either.

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Nope, nothing to do my kin-side. Just me.

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2009-01-26 22:20
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I have various sleep issues, BUT - many completely normal people have sleep issues, and respondents here are very much self selecting. That means that first of all this kind of question can't even show correlation - and if correlation was shown that wouldn't show causation anyway.

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