Sleep problems

Ok well I have a trerrible time getting to sleep at night. Last night I went to sleep at around 2 a.m. and had to wake up at 7 a.m. for school. I had a hard time getting through the day. Any suggestions for getting to sleep easier/quicker?

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abadfart6 years ago
my sympathy's i have the same problem most nights but i am thinking of trying a polyphasic sleep pattern
No you don't sound like a spammer, you are a spammer! Take it somewhere else Squid Face!
While it is commercial, I think ComfyRest's comment is ok. It's relevant to the discussion, and the commercial nature was listed clearly.
It's your site Eric :-) but personally, I don't like the commercialisation (declared or not) of discussion forums. I am very sure that others agree with me, that It's cheap and tacky and detracts from the discussion. The last time I read the site rules, this was specifically not allowed. I understand your need to generate revenue by advertising, but I feel that allowing it in the forum discussions lowers the tone and really p*sses people off. Cheers, Pat. Pending
We have never specifically forbidden commercial messages in the forums. We have, however, removed forum topics and comments, some commercial, that didn't fit with the discussion, weren't relevant, or were out of place.

Again, I think ComfyRest's comment is relevant to the discussion, and it's clear that there is a personal commercial interest. Further, it's clear that Instructables isn't making any money from ComfyRest's comment, and I pledge to always have a disclosure when I talk about an advertiser who is has a commercial relationship with us, here for example.

We live in a commercial society, and to ban all mention of products or services would be silly, and I think, would detract from the forums even more than an occasional individual mentioning a product they sell.
It may be my interpretation of it (although, I have tried to read it otherwise), but this section of the TOS reads to me as specifically forbidding unsolicited and
unauthorised advertising and spam:

  • g. Upload, post or otherwise transmit any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation;
I would say that, whether it was relevant to the post or not, it was clearly unsolicited advertising - unless of course, he requested authorisation to advertise and you granted it. I feel sure that by the time you finish reading this you will also agree that it is spam.

I have to admit to feeling a bit let down by your response - I am not a stickler for rules (particularly, if they don't suit me;-) ) but your TOS clearly says one thing while you are saying another.

We live in a commercial society, and to ban all mention of products or services would be silly, and I think, would detract from the forums - I totally agree. However, there is a big difference between a disinterested party (e.g., a contributing instructables member) recommending or suggesting a product and a salesman with the sole aim of profiting by the sales of his product.

The problem I see with such posts is, that the posters only motivation is to promote their product, they have no investment in the instructables community or helping other members. They are only here to make money and are often less than honest. I would point out that the commercial poster offered no practical advice other than his product. If he really was an expert in sleep he could have given plenty. The actual advice he gave was a cut and paste job, check out : Bob Cuddy

I think I am pretty good at detecting when someone is being less than honest. Although I was suspicious of this post I don't like to accuse people of things without being sure, so I checked to see if he had made any other posts (he hasn't on this site). However, he has on hundreds of other forums. Try dropping this phrase into Google: "At the risk of sounding like a spammer" - I think you will be very suprised ;-)

I wouldn't have any problem with sponsor posts within the forums, but these hit and run parisitic posters add nothing to the discussion, they only annoy the genuine posters. They work, not by hanging around forums but by using search engines to find discussions they can inject their spam into. I would imagine that the poster uses combinations of phrases like this: "sleep problem", "problem sleeping" comment, forum, discussion etc. and then he posts his spam in all the forums he finds. His text, "At the risk of sounding like a spammer" is designed to make it sound like he is making a genuine reply, when all he is really doing is pasting a ready made response - Spam!.

Cheers,

Pat. Pending
However, he has on hundreds of other forums. Try dropping this phrase into Google: "At the risk of sounding like a spammer" - I think you will be very suprised ;-)

You're right, I was totally tricked. I was giving the benefit of the doubt, and hoping this would be a real person who wanted to contribute, but this is hit and run, and should not be in our forums. (I was actually hoping they might even tell us about designing the product, which would be a very interesting read.) Thanks for being so patient with me when I fail to do the obvious research.
My intention is not to spam. My intention is to help someone remedy their snoring. I did that. All of you are spending way too much time taking offense by me helping others. Can't very well explain the remedy without mentioning the product. Sleep well! Bob Cuddy aka ComfyRest
If so, you would present a method of creating / making said product...would you not?
I was giving the benefit of the doubt, and hoping this would be a real person who wanted to contribute, - That's because your a nice guy, and I'm just a suspicious old skeptic ;-)

Cheers,

Pat. Pending
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