Posted by cyndelicious on January 8, 2006, at 17:47:55
Iíve taken ambient on and off for years. Itís the only thing that works for me. I've tried every single other thing from yoga to bashing myself over the head with a mallet and ambien allows me to have a normal life, more or less.
But here's a GREAT question: I'm very word-oriented (am a writer) and I've been told that I go into a wonderful waking-dream state that lasts about 3 minutes before I 'disappear' into sleep, in which I'm very much dream-talking--I actually have very clear but 'removed' (can't think of a better word than that) memories of a few of the conversations, so I know they happen. Thatís not so surprising, maybe, but I do this unbelieveably strange thing sometimes when I wake up and Iím talking in my sleepóand even though Iím awake enough to register that Iíve just awakened myself by talking out loud, I canít stop talking. What Iím saying is actually fairly to completely logical, at least in English syntax instead of dream-babble, but Iím absolutely unable to STOP talking until I reach the end of the sentenceówhich can be pretty complicated, lots of clauses and so on. And while Iím laying there talking away, I really donít know what is going to come out of my mouth next. Itís like Iím channeling my dream-self!!! Has anyone else had this experience? I enjoy it greatly, and have experimented, just to see if I can force myself to stop talking since Iím awake, already. The answer is nope, not until I finish saying whatever my Id or alter-ego or whoever-she-is is finished!
I guess that really IS psychobabble!