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Old 07-18-2014, 05:13 PM   #3211
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Waking up too early...arrrgh. I'll be drooping by 2 pm.
I know just how you feel. I have no trouble getting to sleep I just don't sleep for very long.
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Old 07-18-2014, 05:45 PM   #3212
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I find that Vitamin B complex is a boon for when you need more energy (e.g. through lack of sleep). It is an established nerve tonic and stops you feeling irritable. You do need to keep replenishing through the day though if very low on energy. They take about 90 mins to "kick in" and last almost 3 hours.

(If you have a yeast condition, e.g. candida, dandruff, athlete's foot) then you can buy them yeast free.
Lavender oil from the chemists or the health food shop (diluted with ordinary oil if it's the essential oil). A dab under your nose and on your wrist pressure points when you go to bed works wonders. Well, it does for me, anyway. Also a warm bath with lavender oil works too.
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Old 07-18-2014, 06:02 PM   #3213
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Lavender oil from the chemists or the health food shop (diluted with ordinary oil if it's the essential oil). A dab under your nose and on your wrist pressure points when you go to bed works wonders. Well, it does for me, anyway. Also a warm bath with lavender oil works too.
Yes, that would help prevent insomnia. I was addressing how to stay energised once you hadn't slept well, i.e. during the day ....Vit B complex is a real boon for that.
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Old 07-18-2014, 06:06 PM   #3214
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Do the sizes on clothes mean anything?

So I go into one store and see a couple shirts that I like, they don't look generously sized so I grab the XL on both of them. Try them both on and they fit my chest like a sausage casing (this is a common problem with me and shirts). So I find a 2X in one of the shirts and try that on, it looks like a circus tent! Honestly it looked double the size.

I go to another store and see a couple more shirts that I like, I pick up 2-large shirts, and go to try them on. They fit, and have a little room to spare. I'll get them tailored a bit for a better fit.

Today I learned, I have no idea what size I wear.
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Old 07-18-2014, 06:14 PM   #3215
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Do the sizes on clothes mean anything?

So I go into one store and see a couple shirts that I like, they don't look generously sized so I grab the XL on both of them. Try them both on and they fit my chest like a sausage casing (this is a common problem with me and shirts). So I find a 2X in one of the shirts and try that on, it looks like a circus tent! Honestly it looked double the size.

I go to another store and see a couple more shirts that I like, I pick up 2-large shirts, and go to try them on. They fit, and have a little room to spare. I'll get them tailored a bit for a better fit.

Today I learned, I have no idea what size I wear.
I share your pain!

I go for the companies that use vanity sizing, everything they make seems to be one size larger than the label indicates.

It's easier, for me, than dieting!
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Old 07-18-2014, 06:32 PM   #3216
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Do the sizes on clothes mean anything?...
BC, I feel your pain. I live with this too. L, XL, XXL can vary quite a bit from company to company. I try to stick to one or two vendors that I can depend on.
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Old 07-18-2014, 06:56 PM   #3217
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I'm finding Chaps seems to fit around the chest without looking too much like a tent.
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Old 07-18-2014, 07:22 PM   #3218
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I'm finding Chaps seems to fit around the chest without looking too much like a tent.
My issue is a little lower. I need the tent around the waist.
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Old 07-18-2014, 07:25 PM   #3219
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I'm finding Chaps seems to fit around the chest without looking too much like a tent.

Athletic cut seems to fit DH, it's bigger in the chest with a more tapered waist. Though he doesn't need it as much as he used to
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Old 07-18-2014, 08:08 PM   #3220
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My issue is a little lower. I need the tent around the waist.
That is called a dress...

Totally exhausted. My sleep problems are a combination of age, chronic insomnia for years and a restless ogre. I know the rubber mallet will take care of one of those problems
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