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Social Issues and Causes / Re: Anti-harassment button
« Last Post by Dave on Today at 08:28:56 AM »
Recently we had a highly publicised case here in Brazil in which a guy would repeatedly ejaculate on female passengers, which caused quite an uproar because he, being a repeat offender, would be taken in by police only to be released to do it again the same week. And again the week after that...

I don't think that incarceration is an adequate solution for such a creep for a variety of reasons, but maybe they should have chemically castrated him, since he has serious issues with impulse control. Ejaculation on victims in public might be just a part of the picture. It could be a small step for a person like that to actually start raping women, if he hasn't already.

Perhaps he needed incarceration in a secure mental hospital? With an electric "chastity belt" dealing out a little aversion therapy?
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Social Issues and Causes / Re: Anti-harassment button
« Last Post by xSilverPhinx on Today at 07:35:06 AM »
Recently we had a highly publicised case here in Brazil in which a guy would repeatedly ejaculate on female passengers, which caused quite an uproar because he, being a repeat offender, would be taken in by police only to be released to do it again the same week. And again the week after that...

I don't think that incarceration is an adequate solution for such a creep for a variety of reasons, but maybe they should have chemically castrated him, since he has serious issues with impulse control. Ejaculation on victims in public might be just a part of the picture. It could be a small step for a person like that to actually start raping women, if he hasn't already. 
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Laid Back Lounge / Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
« Last Post by Guardian85 on Today at 07:28:50 AM »
One of my snakes, spatzel, passed away today. Vet thinks it was some kind of neurological problem. This whole month has been a total shit show and I’m ready for it to be over
Bummer.
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Laid Back Lounge / Re: To Sleep, Perchance to Dream...
« Last Post by Dave on Today at 07:25:07 AM »
So, Silver, do you think your dreams have a physical origin in your bruxism that your unconcious does its best to interpret? This is a very interesting area!

I think it could be! Maybe something underlying bruxism...stress perhaps? It's been a very long time since I've had my cortisol (stress hormone) levels tested, so I can really only speculate. Maybe dreams may reflect that state if you're feeling more stressed in general and aren't able to cope as well with whatever situation is causing it.

I do occasionally dream I'm trying to unclench my jaw, I think those are the only cases in which I'm aware that I'm dreaming but find it difficult to control it or wake up. Other times I dream I've broken a tooth or some teeth, and wake up with my jaw muscles and head aching, which I'm not aware of during sleep, so I think you may be onto something there. :grin:
In cognitive dreaming, where part of your mind is aware thst you are dreaming, you cannot control the content of the dream. However you can sometimes stop the dream and let it re-run . . . Several times over! I have had "annoying" dreams that run on the same lines every time, I actually wake up really angry. Seems that, sometimes, stress and other hormones can be released during sleep that have effects on your waking state. But they can also have a nasty effect on your cardiac system . . .

That last point is why cardiac wards and monitors are so often badly run and designed, those bleeping monitors, ringing bells, and sometimes noisy staff, do not always make for restful nights and healthy hearts! About time all alarms and help buttons alerted the nurses via Wfifi pagers or mobile phones in their pockets on night duty, no noise on the ward.

Later: there is a missing link above: if I am disturbed by repeated noises whilst asleep, semi-woken several times, I tend to be like a bear with a sore head all the next day. Not good for cardiac patients. Nor the staff...
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Media / Re: Bad Films
« Last Post by xSilverPhinx on Today at 07:09:00 AM »
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And surprisingly, some of the mutations responsible for lighter skin in Europeans turn out to have an ancient African origin.

Racists aren't gonna like that! :chin:
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Laid Back Lounge / Re: To Sleep, Perchance to Dream...
« Last Post by xSilverPhinx on Today at 06:47:20 AM »
So, Silver, do you think your dreams have a physical origin in your bruxism that your unconcious does its best to interpret? This is a very interesting area!

I think it could be! Maybe something underlying bruxism...stress perhaps? It's been a very long time since I've had my cortisol (stress hormone) levels tested, so I can really only speculate. Maybe dreams may reflect that state if you're feeling more stressed in general and aren't able to cope as well with whatever situation is causing it.

I do occasionally dream I'm trying to unclench my jaw, I think those are the only cases in which I'm aware that I'm dreaming but find it difficult to control it or wake up. Other times I dream I've broken a tooth or some teeth, and wake up with my jaw muscles and head aching, which I'm not aware of during sleep, so I think you may be onto something there. :grin:
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Laid Back Lounge / Re: To Sleep, Perchance to Dream...
« Last Post by xSilverPhinx on Today at 06:35:17 AM »
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Out of curiosity, have you always only remembered bits and pieces of your dreams?
One woudn't know would you?

I was wondering if there was a phase in her life in which she remembered them in more detail.
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Laid Back Lounge / Re: To Sleep, Perchance to Dream...
« Last Post by Dave on Today at 05:19:59 AM »
During the year before my heart attack I had almost nightly nightmares, I would wake up in a state of utter terror and constantly suffered from fatigue, to sit down was to fall aslerp. Had to be careful at work but not unusual for me to literally collapse onto the sofa (after climbing the stairs to my room) and doze for an hour or so after getting home from work.

Did a little research and asked a couple of doctors but fojnd nothing to indicate this was a common precursor to a heart attack. I had suffered cognitive dreaming, where you are asleep but actually aware you are dreaming, and other anomalous dream states for some time. I had also been a light sleeper, always "on guard," and am naturally analytical.

I had evidently been suffering various symptoms of cardiac distress at night, though only breathlessness during the day to start with, until the angjna started. I came to winder if my mental "guard circuits" and analytical bump had been trying to "interpret" the physical symptoms and, typically, coming up with subconcious fantasy solutions.

I still suffer "exertion dreams", running, cycling, climbing etc, and awake slightky short of breath. But, which causes which I cannot tell. Even bought a recording pulse oxymeter unit but that gave no clues. Trouble is there is a bit of the brain that measures blood CO2, it is known for this to give false readings in cardiac cases, the body possibly then reacts with hyperventilation that feels like breathlessness, but is, sort of, the opposite

So, Silver, do you think your dreams have a physical origin in your bruxism that your unconcious does its best to interpret? This is a very interesting area!

There is a BBC  series called "All in the mind", I think there should be a balancing program called "Not all in the mind"!
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