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  • Ride out the fatigue thats battering me and get to bed early tonight

    9 36.00%
  • Drink lots of coffee

    7 28.00%
  • Grab a 30 min powerkip at lunch (About 1ish)

    5 20.00%
  • Try to bunk off early and have a few hours in the evening

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    Tired at work

    Actually thats an understatement.

    I am KNACKERED. I had just the right amount of sleep to make you feel terrible when you wake up.

    What can I do? Suggestions?

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    I say ride it out till weekend but no option for that, I am in same boat, was playing pes4 last night, look round at clock and its 1am (good game though )

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    I have been playing eve and watching baseball all week, up till about 3am then work all day.

    Pity me gentlemen as I think I may pass out on my desk.

    Roll on weekend.....
    Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths,
    Enwrought with golden and silver light,
    The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
    Of night and light and the half-light,
    I would spread the cloths under your feet:
    But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
    I have spread my dreams under your feet;
    Tread softly, because you tread on my dreams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scientist
    Roll on weekend.....
    Oh god yeah, I think I won't actually be out of bed for 2 solid days at this rate!!!

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    have some redbull - works for me

    I usually go bed @ 2-3 am and then tis back up at 7am for work everyday.

    Even at weekends I get up at 7 - unless I was drunk the night before, and then its goodnight vienna until 2pm

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    get a new job.

    I feel exactly like you say you do....and I KNOW I need a new job.

    So short term.....get to bed early tonight. But long term...new job.

    Quote Originally Posted by Advice Trinity by Knoxville
    "The second you aren't paying attention to the tool you're using, it will take your fingers from you. It does not know sympathy." |
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33
    get a new job.

    I feel exactly like you say you do....and I KNOW I need a new job.

    So short term.....get to bed early tonight. But long term...new job.
    Actually the jobs not that dire, but I still do need a new one. Job is far to dull

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    I've noticed that the same thing is afflicting my workmates and me too. Even if I go to bed a bit earlier I can't sleep. So I'm up til at least midnight regardless and then up again at 6:00 for work. 12 hour shift to push and it starts all over again. Even on my days off between shifts I don't seem to be able to catch up.

    Redbull is good for a 'get you outta jail' thing. I do that when I'm falling asleep behind the wheel. PUll over, chug a redbull and 10 minutes later back on the road awake and alert again. I think it has something to do with the change of season though, everyone seems to be suffering from fatigue at work.
    "You want loyalty? ......get a dog!"

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    I drink lots of coffee. Then I tend to catch up at the weekend, I can easily sleep 11 hours or more an a Friday night. It doesn't help much really, 'cos then I end up going to bed at 3am on Sunday and the cycle starts again.

    The lack of daylight doesn't help at all, things should get better once you're used to it. In the meantime, if the sun does manage to peek through the clouds, go and get 10m of sunlight, it's good for you.

    Rich :¬)

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    its got a name hasn't it.

    SAD....Summer...summit or other....disorder. Where you have a problem with lack of sunlight as winter draws in.

    Not that we HAD a summer.

    Quote Originally Posted by Advice Trinity by Knoxville
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33
    its got a name hasn't it.

    SAD....Summer...summit or other....disorder. Where you have a problem with lack of sunlight as winter draws in.

    Not that we HAD a summer.
    Seasonal Affective Disorder ?

    They found that using a light source thats quite near the suns frequency range and this helps and makes people feel better again.

    I personally found that having a "little" bit more exercise i.e stretching further for the remote and making my mouse sensitivity in games lower so I have to move more helps with this a bit as well, and using a sunbed (for medical reasons ) briefly can also help as well as it might have something to do with the vitamins released by the skin and other biological stuff like that.

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    good man.....less sensitive Mouse love it.

    Actually.....al of what you said there is it...exercise and sun.

    SAD....cheers fella

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    ive been knackered since i got backfrom mexico. Just cant get sleep pattern back.

    So i have been sleeping in the park at lunchtime

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    The fatigue is getting worse - Only 45 mins to go... Just had to endure hours (Well seemed like it) of torture in an endless meeting of eternal dullness I had to fein the need for a whizz to go sit in the toilet and shut my eyes for 5 mins...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RVF500
    I've noticed that the same thing is afflicting my workmates and me too. Even if I go to bed a bit earlier I can't sleep. So I'm up til at least midnight regardless and then up again at 6:00 for work. 12 hour shift to push and it starts all over again. Even on my days off between shifts I don't seem to be able to catch up.
    I suffer this kind of thing when I change shifts (days/nights). I found the best thing is a VERY HOT bath, immediately before going to bed. Apparently cooling the body induces sleep. So by having a hot bath, you re-create this effect.


    Having said that... Some general sleepy stuff...

    Suffering from a lack of sleep during the day is hell. If you are flagging, (and have the opportunity), drink a cup or two of strong coffee then have a nap. This will help you to get through the day, without inflicting on your chances of falling asleep in the evening.

    The biggest thing, when you do get home and you're tired... Go to bed!!! It's too easy to sit up and have a chat with the missus or watch a bit of telly, but then you can get 'overtired'. Which means that although you need sleep, you're mind don't think so.

    'Struggling through' is dangerous, and can have major implications on health. The human body can go without food longer than it can without sleep. So try and avoid the "I'll just work through, and sleep tomorrow" as much as you can.

    Just my 2p

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob
    but then you can get 'overtired'. Which means that although you need sleep, you're mind don't think so.
    Welcome to my world.

    Rich :¬)

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