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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6315 on: December 17, 2012, 01:15:40 PM »
I have waist length, thick, wavy hair and I sleep with it loose. I don't seem to have a problem with it knotting overnight.

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« Reply #6316 on: December 17, 2012, 01:23:54 PM »
Why am I insanely tired when I wake up, but am wide awake after two hours, even though I have not eaten or drunk anything? Is it just adrenaline?

Low blood sugar & you take a while to get going?

Low body temperature when you first start moving around?

You're waking up at the wrong point on your sleep cycle and your body takes a bit longer to get everything up to speed when it is starting at the wrong point on the cycle?

You're a night owl instead of a lark?

I'm definitely a night owl. I usually go to bed around 1 or 1:30 in the morning, and get up at 9:30 in the morning.

All of the above probably play a part.  Even on your normal schedule you may still have a more shifted circadian phase than the average.  If you have to set an alarm to wake up, it's not inherently your body's wake-up time.  The lack of appetite supports this - your body is just not ready to be fully awake.  (I sympathize, I spent several decades being forced to wake up hours before my natural cycle!)

The bolded line describes sleep inertia or sleep hangover.  If you are woken up during the deepest sleep stage, it can take anywhere from 15 min to several hours to function properly.  That's true of overnight sleep or of daytime naps.

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« Reply #6317 on: December 17, 2012, 01:31:00 PM »
My hair is past my butt and tangles easily on the underside.  I solved that by cutting the knots out every 6 months or so.  It's gotten worse as I have gotten older: my white hair is kinky and can knot the rest of my hair up within minutes of brushing it.  I've used braids but then I run the risk of choking myself or my husband choking me by getting tangled in a plait.
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6318 on: December 17, 2012, 01:56:56 PM »
I pretty much always sleep with my hair loose (it's above my shoulders now, but it used to be near my waist in length). I have braided it in the past, but mostly as a way of keeping my neck and back a little cooler when I'm too warm than as a way of controlling the tangles.

Now that my hair is shorter and I also changed how I style it (I almost never brush it, only finger comb or comb in the shower with conditioner), I don't worry about tangles in my hair when I wake up. I have such awful bed-head that, even if my hair isn't actually tangled, it looks ridiculous. So even if I'm not actually showering, I stick my head under the shower spray, add a bit of conditioner, and at least finger comb it to get it to look normal.

My hair really doesn't tangle that easily, though. Even sleeping on a flannel pillowcase (about the most friction you can have, but oh so warm and cozy), I don't wake up with especially tangled hair. Conditioner and water always seem to be enough to get most of the tangles out, and the few that remain are easy enough to work out with my fingers or a comb.


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« Reply #6319 on: December 17, 2012, 02:02:14 PM »
When I had my hair long, I often slept with it going up off the top of the pillow instead of spread out "down" like it normally would be - it did seem to reduce the number of tangles in the morning.

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« Reply #6320 on: December 17, 2012, 02:07:38 PM »
When I had my hair long, I often slept with it going up off the top of the pillow instead of spread out "down" like it normally would be - it did seem to reduce the number of tangles in the morning.

That, and it doesn't seem to pull as much. I hate when I'm trying to get to sleep and roll over to find I've rolled over on my own hair with resulting pain and/or discomfort.

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« Reply #6321 on: December 17, 2012, 02:09:53 PM »
Oh, the other thing would be experiment with when you take your shower/wash your hair.  My hair is very thick, so if I shower in the morning the roots in the back are still damp at the end of the day.  I found that showering right before bed meant having a damp pillow a lot, but my hair was much more well-behaved in the mornings.

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« Reply #6322 on: December 17, 2012, 03:07:22 PM »
I brush it out at night if it has gotten significantly tangled (but not if I've had it in a braid all day, or have mostly stayed indoors), and that seems to be sufficient. Well, except for the nights when the cat steps on it (he likes to sleep on my pillow, which is usually fine, but sometimes he wakes me as he arrives or departs).

For reference, I have very thin/fine hair.
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« Reply #6323 on: December 17, 2012, 04:18:05 PM »
I have very fine curly hair but lots of it.  I don't tie my hair up at night because it bugs me to have it tied up.  If I were going to tie it, I'd tie it in a ponytail on the top of my head.

I wake up in the morning looking similar to Medusa but I always have a shower in the morning and condition my hair, whether or not I use shampoo.  Because it is fine, it will dry in an hour or so, faster in the summer.

The only time a brush touches my hair is if I'm pulling it back into a ponytail.  Otherwise, I use a wide toothed comb to take out the tangles after my shower and my fingers the rest of the day.
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6324 on: December 17, 2012, 07:08:20 PM »
When I had my hair long, I often slept with it going up off the top of the pillow instead of spread out "down" like it normally would be - it did seem to reduce the number of tangles in the morning.

I did that for a while.
Then one of my cats decided he liked the feeling of my hair between his toes, and I started getting woken up every night with him kneading my hair.

Broke me of that habit  ;D

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« Reply #6325 on: December 18, 2012, 11:33:04 PM »
Speaking of cats, why is it that they can ignore you all day long when you try to hug them or play, or God forbid, ask them to move so you don't trip over them, but when you sit down at the computer to do actual work, they decide that's the perfect time to come over and SIT ON YOUR KEYBOARD and be adorable and loving? Why? Why?!

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« Reply #6326 on: December 19, 2012, 06:34:37 AM »
Speaking of cats, why is it that they can ignore you all day long when you try to hug them or play, or God forbid, ask them to move so you don't trip over them, but when you sit down at the computer to do actual work, they decide that's the perfect time to come over and SIT ON YOUR KEYBOARD and be adorable and loving? Why? Why?!

It's The Code of the Cat.   ;)
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« Reply #6327 on: December 19, 2012, 06:36:15 AM »
How do they get those pretty skinless Mandarin orange slices in the can without destroying the slices?  They are pretty and perfect and delicious.
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« Reply #6328 on: December 19, 2012, 08:21:17 AM »
A question regarding the 'Mayan Calendar End of the World' idiocy.

Since this prediction was made, the Western calendar has changed several times.  How did people come up with the date December 21, 2012?

What will the excuse be when December 22 dawns?

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« Reply #6329 on: December 19, 2012, 08:24:52 AM »
A question regarding the 'Mayan Calendar End of the World' idiocy.

Since this prediction was made, the Western calendar has changed several times.  How did people come up with the date December 21, 2012?

What will the excuse be when December 22 dawns?

The Mayan long count calendar counts days, not years.

www.2012hoax.org is a fabulous resource on the history of the hoax and why it is all nonsense.