My Insomnia has reached a new level !!!! HELP !

Raul_SJ

Legend
And which citee has become #1 in pollushun? (Obviously excluding any Srrrsh interaction, to make this fair)



1. Zabol, Iran

Children play in a cloud of dust, a primarily meteorological phenomenon in Zabol. Though naturally occurring, the dust storms are filled with particles that can damage human lungs in a matter of hours.
 

Sentinel

Bionic Poster
The Indian capital was once the most polluted city in the world. The city still struggles with pollution from the burning of nearby rice paddies, burning municipal waste, and vehicle exhaust emissions.
Recenty there has been a lot of burning of crops.

Nothing one can do. The farmers would protest if told not to.

There is also the suspended particulate matter (SPM) due to the rabid construction going on. The builders are tied in with the politicians so this will never stop. They give a lot of black money to the pols before election time, whch is why all construction stops at that point, then later the money comes back. This also protects them from police harassment to some extent (at least the large builders who are connected). The small ones get extorted.
 

Raul_SJ

Legend
Recenty there has been a lot of burning of crops.

Nothing one can do. The farmers would protest if told not to.

There is also the suspended particulate matter (SPM) due to the rabid construction going on. The builders are tied in with the politicians so this will never stop. They give a lot of black money to the pols before election time, whch is why all construction stops at that point, then later the money comes back. This also protects them from police harassment to some extent (at least the large builders who are connected). The small ones get extorted.
How serious is the health risk? How in the world do you jog in those type of polluted conditions? Link claims pollution leads to millions of premature deaths.

With regard to rabid construction, I suppose there is no way to avoid the resultant particulate matter. :unsure:

The most polluted air on the planet

According to the World Health Organization, the air in these 30 cities was found to be the most polluted in 2016. The air in these cities contains high levels of dangerous particulate matter, small enough to enter the human bloodstream through the lungs—a problem that contributes to an estimated 7 million premature deaths each year.
We’ve ranked the cities here, from least to most polluted.

https://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/the-most-polluted-cities-in-the-world-ranked/
 
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Tennease

Hall of Fame
There really are no places in India that are much better. And if you go really far from the pollution, the places will be undeveloped, and they may even be unsafe.

There is also the issue of hospitals. My folks were old (mother is still alive) and they need hospitals close by. We have often thought of moving (several years back) but then people come to Delhi hospitals from outside, and at their age I can't do that to them. Our family doctors are also all here.

The only option is to take breaks now and then to the hills, but my mother is now bedridden with a stent in her femur, so that is not possible.

I would love to visit Australia. Maybe one day I will come over there, and visit you too. I love the ocean and the greenery and quiet places. (I had a relative who moved to (near) Melbourne but found it too quiet. She died a couple years back).
Yes, people from busy Asian cities will find Australia too quiet, not many shops open late night, no food stalls on the street, and so on. The roads in the neighborhoods are mostly empty, no people. People either busy working or staying home.

I prefer quiet because I found noise pollution is disturbing. But, there are many crows here in some certain places where people feeding birds or leaving their food leftovers lying around and they can be very annoying. The crows here (Torresian crows) are louder than the ones in Asia.

You're a very good son, Sentinel! My best wishes to your mother.
 

Sentinel

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Yes, people from busy Asian cities will find Australia too quiet, not many shops open late night, no food stalls on the street, and so on. The roads in the neighborhoods are mostly empty, no people. People either busy working or staying home.
This cousin of mine (or aunt, I dunno) complained that there was no one knocking on the door/ ringing the bell etc. "In Bangalore, there was always someone ringing the bell. Here I am all alone", she said.

Here it is crazy, people ring your bell at all odd hours, some asking for directions, or if there is a house on rent nearby etc etc. They are surprised when you tell them not to disturb.
 

Sentinel

Bionic Poster
With regard to rabid construction, I suppose there is no way to avoid the resultant particulate matter. :unsure:
Sometimes I cover my mouth/nose as I walk by a construction. Or when i cross the main-road to go to the market.
But my b-i-l told me that even keeping your face covered or wearing pollution masks does nothing much.

Most of us just have to accept it. We have no options. I was born here. Many people come here for jobs since there are no/few jobs in rural areas. Every day a thousand or more people pour in to Delhi from other states looking for jobs. No one leaves. Schooling is also better here.

When people are struggling to survive, then things like pollution and health take a back seat. People wearing a pollution mask are often looked at strangely or laughed at. It's considered weak i guess, to protect oneself.
 

Tennease

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This cousin of mine (or aunt, I dunno) complained that there was no one knocking on the door/ ringing the bell etc. "In Bangalore, there was always someone ringing the bell. Here I am all alone", she said.

Here it is crazy, people ring your bell at all odd hours, some asking for directions, or if there is a house on rent nearby etc etc. They are surprised when you tell them not to disturb.
Wow what a contrasting difference! What if you pretend to be deaf and ignore the bell and door knocking? Will they force open the door ???
 

Raul_SJ

Legend
Sometimes I cover my mouth/nose as I walk by a construction. Or when i cross the main-road to go to the market.
But my b-i-l told me that even keeping your face covered or wearing pollution masks does nothing much.

Most of us just have to accept it. We have no options. I was born here. Many people come here for jobs since there are no/few jobs in rural areas. Every day a thousand or more people pour in to Delhi from other states looking for jobs. No one leaves. Schooling is also better here.

When people are struggling to survive, then things like pollution and health take a back seat. People wearing a pollution mask are often looked at strangely or laughed at. It's considered weak i guess, to protect oneself.
I suppose there is little that that can be done to contain pollution from construction industry. There is construction in San Jose, but air quality is mostly fine. The construction over there must be on a much wider scale, hence the very poor air quality... Still unfortunate for the kids playing in the pollution.
 

Sentinel

Bionic Poster
Wow what a contrasting difference! What if you pretend to be deaf and ignore the bell and door knocking? Will they force open the door ???
Nope, but it could be a courier or delivery.

I often have the food delivery/medicine delivery person for the higher floors ring my bell since they didn't mention the floor, or he didn't know how to count floors. Or no one answered the bell above, so they thought they'd just ask me.
 

Sentinel

Bionic Poster
I suppose there is little that that can be done to contain pollution from construction industry. There is construction in San Jose, but air quality is mostly fine. The construction over there must be on a much wider scale, hence the very poor air quality... Still unfortunate for the kids playing in the pollution.
Every street has several houses being constructed. THis has been going on for over 10 years at least.
At this moment the house opposite me is being constructed. So there is heavy dust, and the fumes of the generators.
There's another house down the lane too.
Before this the house next to the opposite one was being constructed. And before that the one on my right. And before that the basement below me. I can go on and on. In my previous huose, ten years back we had both houses (on both sides) being reconstructed one after the other, so two years of hell.

All the houses are joined by the way, so any banging / breakage in one house shakes the other, any drilling next door makes a deafening racket. There is no space between the houses. Any water leakage from one house seeps into the next. I have one side of my house being destroyed by the leak from the next house, which is abandoned and the owner is in the US and doesn't care. So i can't even talk to anyone. Every time it rains, his terrace leaks into my walls leaving large marks. I have spent a lot fixing his terrace but obviously my chaps did not do a good job.
 

Raul_SJ

Legend
This cousin of mine (or aunt, I dunno) complained that there was no one knocking on the door/ ringing the bell etc. "In Bangalore, there was always someone ringing the bell. Here I am all alone", she said.

Here it is crazy, people ring your bell at all odd hours, some asking for directions, or if there is a house on rent nearby etc etc. They are surprised when you tell them not to disturb.
Bangalore has very very poor urban planning. Haphazard construction projects left and right leading to traffic gridlock (as if the road congestion due to pothole-ridden roads and wandering cows, goats, bicycles and other chaos were not bad enough already).

People complain that it can take up to an hour just to drive 7 km. A nightmare.
 

Tennease

Hall of Fame
Every street has several houses being constructed. THis has been going on for over 10 years at least.
At this moment the house opposite me is being constructed. So there is heavy dust, and the fumes of the generators.
There's another house down the lane too.
Before this the house next to the opposite one was being constructed. And before that the one on my right. And before that the basement below me. I can go on and on. In my previous huose, ten years back we had both houses (on both sides) being reconstructed one after the other, so two years of hell.

All the houses are joined by the way, so any banging / breakage in one house shakes the other, any drilling next door makes a deafening racket. There is no space between the houses. Any water leakage from one house seeps into the next. I have one side of my house being destroyed by the leak from the next house, which is abandoned and the owner is in the US and doesn't care. So i can't even talk to anyone. Every time it rains, his terrace leaks into my walls leaving large marks. I have spent a lot fixing his terrace but obviously my chaps did not do a good job.
:eek::eek::eek::eek: Kudos for not making threads for every disaster you have endured, otherwise you'd be competing with dgold for the annual poster award in the disaster category!
 

acintya

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I've always had sleep issues. Earlier had problems falling asleep, and then would be unable to get up. The entire day would go by in a sleepy state.

Since about a month, I fall asleep fine, but then get up in an hour or so and then am wide awake all night. Of course, it is impossible to get through the day.

So once or twice a week I started take half a valium, it helped. But if i did not take it, I could not sleep. So i decided to take it for a week every night so i can get out of this thing. But today is the second or third night, and I am awake after an hour. It had no effect.

I don't want to get into sleeping pills. I still feel groggy after having slept using a valium.

btw, I am used to having just one mild coffee at 9 AM or so. I've stopped that for the last 3 days. I've cut sugar almost completely (except for fruit). My blood tests are all normal. Only my HBA1C is now 5.7 (last year 5.1).

Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.
take melatonin before sleep.
dont drink coffe and caffeine drinks.
exercise - make your body tired
listen to Slavoj Zizeks lectures on youtube - conversations,interview on headphones.
when i cant sleep i always put on some speech so that my brains are busy and they cant think about not sleeping.
 

Sentinel

Bionic Poster
:eek::eek::eek::eek: Kudos for not making threads for every disaster you have endured, otherwise you'd be competing with dgold for the annual poster award in the disaster category!
I once did make a thread called "Missing Rusty", about my cat that went missing. The mods axed it after a few days saying we've had enough of this. Maybe they thought I was talking about some TV show character.
 

Sentinel

Bionic Poster
People complain that it can take up to an hour just to drive 7 km. A nightmare.
The probably is true for all the metros (major cities).

Last night, this morning woke up at 4am and then could not sleep. I guess four hours is okay. Beggars cant be choosers.

take melatonin before sleep.
Many here have suggested it, and some have said i should not go for it. So i've put it on hold.

I am really hoping this is some passing thing that will go away in a month or so. Thanks.

listen to Slavoj Zizeks lectures on youtube - conversations,interview on headphones.
when i cant sleep i always put on some speech so that my brains are busy and they cant think about not sleeping.
I have started readng some heavy sciency articles after dinner, but last night got late due to guests and then the clearing up. Was my mother's b'day so rels had popped up.
 

Ronaldo

Talk Tennis Guru
Slept 1.5 hrs last night. Awoke wide awake. Felt like a new man. Wifey reminded me I ain't.........................................................It's A New Day!
 

Raul_SJ

Legend
I have insomnia!!
100 degree daytime temps. Have no A/C. To compound matters room has poor circulation and often hotter than outside temps.
Evening temp outside is now 85. Room thermostat indicates 90.
:(
 

Sentinel

Bionic Poster
I have insomnia!!
100 degree daytime temps. Have no A/C. To compound matters room has poor circulation and often hotter than outside temps.
Evening temp outside is now 85. Room thermostat indicates 90.
:(
Open the windows and let the pollution in !
 

Tennease

Hall of Fame
What was your signature? Eye yam quite certain ewe had nun.
You can't see signatures if you are browsing this forum on mobile phone in mobile mode. You can see signatures only in desktop mode.


EDIT: actually I can't see signatures on mobile phones at all, even if I choose desktop view.

I can only see signatures when browsing the forum using PC.
 
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Raul_SJ

Legend
Mods deleted it.

Woke up at 1:30 AM, lay in bed for two hours and finally decided to get out since my feet were cramping too much. Today is gonna be tough on barely 1.5 hours of sleep.
I just realized, that you, and a billion of your compatriots, are in the sleep/dream state while I am in the wake state. And vice versa.
We are never in the wake state together (barring the insomnia). A sort of parallel existence if you will.
:unsure:
 
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Raul_SJ

Legend
I'm also taking up Sanskrit so that I may read the vedic texts from which The Drop Volley originated.

 
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Sentinel

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I'm also taking up Sanskrit so that I may read the vedic texts from which The Drop Volley originated.

No no.
The Kama Sureshstra originated from the Drop Volley. At least that is what i have believed all along.
Maybe our forum expert Suresh can correct me.

There is also a revered text called The Korma Sutra which has a collection of sureshez favourite 1000 recipes.
 

Azure

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No no.
The Kama Sureshstra originated from the Drop Volley. At least that is what i have believed all along.
Maybe our forum expert Suresh can correct me.

There is also a revered text called The Korma Sutra which has a collection of sureshez favourite 1000 recipes.
Lololol super word play :-D(y)(y)
 

Tennease

Hall of Fame
Looks like a big cyclone is coming near Mumbai. New Delhi is still clear and very very hot. Will rain come to New Delhi at all??????
 

Tmano

Professional
I know I'm probably going to get told I'm crazy or other, but I'm willing to suggest this anyway. It is right to use medications and see doctors and try anything that's available out there to get some help even TW forum :)
I was once, for some time, maybe a year, in your same situation and after I tried a couple of medications suggested to my doctor that made me sleep yes but once awake I was like a zombie,, I decided hopeless to soothe my soul instead or fixing my body or mind by reading the Bible and the Gospel.
It worked.
I hope you feel better soon.
 

Sentinel

Bionic Poster
Psychiatrist like @ollinger

He may even do Skype sessions since you are remote.
I have been hesitant to talk to my family doc because he most likely will just prescribe sleeping pills.

I have no issues going to a psych, but I don't want this to become some stress-related thing, or some depression-related thing which I know it is not.

Maybe it is something as simple as the fact that my living room where i spend my day, now has all the light blocked (we've covered the front to protect from dust due to the construction going on directly opposite). The living room is dark and I keep one light on. Maybe my body has adjust its clock accordingly. Strangely enough since this thing has started, my daily business also happens in the evening or night :(

I go for a walk at 4:30 pm so maybe that's what my body takes to be the start of the day.
I've decided that if I wake up early I'll go for a 6am walk or run, rather than have an early breakfast.
 

Sentinel

Bionic Poster
I've installed flux on my laptop. So now I do some heavy reading before I sleep, and I am observing to see if it helps.

Right amount of red wine can make you very sleepy.
Yes, i know, but i am a teetotaler.

25 years back when I did travel, I found that if I had a beer on the flight, I could get some sleep at night, since alcohol dulls my mind. Otherwise, I would be awake all night, and then fall asleep the next day.

Seeing the effect of alcohol on my family, I've decided never to touch it.
 

Raul_SJ

Legend
You can't see signatures if you are browsing this forum on mobile phone in mobile mode. You can see signatures only in desktop mode.


EDIT: actually I can't see signatures on mobile phones at all, even if I choose desktop view.

I can only see signatures when browsing the forum using PC.
I am on Windows 10 Laptop and Chrome Browser.
I go to my profile, choose "Signature", and enter some text, "testing signature". I click "Save".
It is then supposed to add a signature to every post I make, right? But I see nothing.
 

Sentinel

Bionic Poster
I am on Windows 10 Laptop and Chrome Browser.
I go to my profile, choose "Signature", and enter some text, "testing signature". I click "Save".
It is then supposed to add a signature to every post I make, right? But I see nothing.
I see "test sig" after your post.
 

Raul_SJ

Legend
I see "test sig" after your post.
There is a "Preferences" option to view or not views sigs. Apparently the default is OFF? . I turned it ON.

Now I will be able to see signature. I see yours "My previous sig got deleted". :(

Will now look for Soureshs' signature. Hopefully his sig will contain secret serve tips and other keys to the universe.

 
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