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Do you feel like you have a greater penchant for insomnia because not believing in religion means it is on us to solve the world's problems? Or do you sleep better knowing you have not succumbed to the hysteria that is organized religion?
I am definitely of the "insomnia due to the weight of the world on my shoulders" breed.

NoMyGod 5 Aug 5

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Since nothing I can do can solve the worlds problems, or for that matter, many of mine, they have no bearing on how I sleep at night. On nights when I can’t get to sleep, it is usually because I drank caffeine too late in the evening, at a big meal late, or have some physical issue (leg cramps, bug bites, acid reflux etc) that makes it hard to sleep.

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I'm in the "insomnia because caffeine" camp ?

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My sleep issues have nothing to do with religion or the lack thereof.

Exactly. I’ve had a sleep disorder since 1991. That’s what keeps ME up nights.

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I have eliminated caffeine after 2pm, adjuated the room temp, new bed, new pillow, perfect amount of white noise, no electronics (tonight is an exception to that rule), I even have a massive cocktail of various sleep medications that I have tried in every imaginable combination. Still, my head hits the pillow and all I can think about is how millions of people are going to rely on prayer to solve this shitstorm, and I feel like I need to come up with a decent solution. The shitstorm tends to be some different world issue each night.

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I just think I need to stop drinking coffee in the evening.

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When I have insomnia, I find that it is usually due to a poor choice that I made earlier in the day. (such as ingesting some form of stimulant such as caffeine, or staying up too late wasting time on my computer) The problems of the world, organized religion, and other heavy concerns don't generally trouble me. I'm not going to solve them, On a long enough time line, they don't really matter anyway. When it is time to sleep it is time to sleep, disturbing thoughts don't have any place in my bedroom at night.

To that end I often recommend guided meditation to those that haven't tried it. When done properly, think of each session as a gym workout for your mind. If you keep at it, you can learn to guide, not control, yourself to healthier thought patterns. Through meditation I have been able to discipline my mind to be present in the now. I experience irrational anxiety at times, and meditation has definitely helped me in this regard. Give it a try, it couldn't hurt!

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I've never had any trouble sleeping. It seems to be my greatest talent!

skado Level 8 Aug 5, 2018
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I sleep my peacefully since I did away with religion/god. I don't have to follow those closed minded guide lines. Plus I can be myself more and not have to hide it.

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Religion, or the lack thereof, in any context, generally does not enter my mind - especially in bed.
Yay.

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I definitely sleep more soundly not worrying if I have offended a deity.

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When my mind is going to fast I put on my meditation app and listen to a guided sleep meditation, very relaxing and I haven’t heard the end of one yet. It’s good to remember that worrying about things out of your control doesn’t change them. Here, now and this moment is all that there really is… If you’re lamenting about the past or worried about the future those are the source of upset. mindfulness and meditation are scientificly verifiable solutions for the mind.

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I am 100% the loose sleep trying to solve everything in a night type. But I am also glad that I'm not someone who has succumbed to the delusion of religion. I do know it will take a hell of a lot more than just one or two people staying up late, loosing sleep to solve the world issues. And that is when I start to feel helpless and try to tell myself what my father used to tell me. All you can do is focus on yourself and your family and making them a small piece of good in the world. It sometimes makes me feel better but for the most part, I still loose sleep

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My insomnia is not usually to the weight of the world and certainly not religious in nature . Mostly due to this old brain not ready to sleep, current personal situations and some anxiety in general.

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Nope! It is not the weight of the world. It is anxiety in general, hormones, and lack of exercise that can keep me awake

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I sleep better knowing my night terrors aren't real.

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I sleep well and easy

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My kicking that religious bucket has made me feel so much better about life. I loose no sleep because of it.

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I feel like I sleep much better knowing that the rest of the mixed nuts on this rock are handling the praying for something to get fixed. If I can fix it, and it needs fixed, and the praying hasn't fixed it, then I'll get around to fixing it. Making me more powerful and more important than the imaginary friend they are praying to and putting all of their trust in.

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When i have insomnia it is caused by something relevant to my life.

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The world is going to do what the world is going to do, worrying about it can be a waste of time. If you are doing what you can to help with the present political situation then you are part of the answer and not part of the problem. Get some sleep.

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I don't sleep, I pass into a coma every night whether a god is looking or not. As for the weight of the world.......I just try and deal with my corner of existence, I can't solve the world's problems, the ones I can contribute to, I do, but that's it 🙂

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I never have insomnia. I sleep like a log. The only thing that interfaces is my picky cat trying to decide which cover she wants under and whether she is going to stretch out or curl up. After she decides and settles down, I am asleep . I don't think about religion or world problems. I like to go to sleep, figuring out how much money I would donate to my favorite causes, and how I would spend the rest, in case I win Lotto. I figure I need to be prepared.

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I often have insomnia but not because I feel I need to solve the world's problems. I just can't sleep. Sigh.

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I have learned how to move my thoughts away from the fear to work on current personal projects, mostly stories.

I try not to think of any thing erotic. Obvious reasons. But there are times when i know it will be at least an hour, so i will succumb.

The drug i have been using/taking the past three months has interfered with this. Waking every 60-90 minutes. Same stupid dreams, or none, and song ear worms. Been very tired. Less so recently with adjusted dose and timing. Lack of sleep makes me much more intolerant of imbecilia masquerading as homo sapiens sapiens.

Jacar Level 8 Aug 5, 2018
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It's only the weight of my world that would make it difficult for me to sleep.

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My sleep or lack of it has nothing to do with being an atheist. I don't shoulder the world's problems, only my own.

Doraz Level 7 Aug 5, 2018
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