I Battle Insomnia

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 52 People

    Taking Responsibility Vs. Blaming Our Genes

    I noticed that there's a group for people who have insomnia... but no group for people who "battle" insomnia.  About 9 months ago, I started having problems staying asleep for the whole night.  It got worse as the months grated by - and I felt more and more miserable...
    MovingForward28 MovingForward28
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Mar 12, 2010

    Can't sleep I'm here

    if anyone wants to chat.
    jokerstwn jokerstwn
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Aug 18, 2014

    ...cant tell if i want to sleep,

    or cant sleep?....idk...brain hurst. eyes. burn. up is black. down is purple. and life just keeps goin on. ...****.
    VoloNoscere VoloNoscere
    26-30, M
    1 Response Dec 3, 2014

    It helps to have a regular schedule

    and a job. I have neither right now. My insomnia was worse when younger. I've had it since childhood along with mood illness. They say night owls in general are less emotionally sound than day people. Anyways, I have it tonight. Not sure why. I keep thinking about stuff and the...
    NotApplicable NotApplicable
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 16, 2014

    ..one of those nights.

    .where,nothing matters,the walls keep closing in,and im just trying to keep distracted,long enough to pass out,and start over again.
    VoloNoscere VoloNoscere
    26-30, M
    1 Response Dec 6, 2014

    i was an insomniac before I had to work,

    now I work till midnight and I'm scheduled to work at 7 am the next morning. it takes me 4 hours to fall asleep. my boss is the emperor of assholia, taint lord of shitsvile and duchess of douchebaggery -_-
    Mike3569 Mike3569
    22-25, M
    Jun 20, 2015

    From early middle school age until

    now (25 years old), I have never been able to sleep. The doctors don't believe me and have put me on everything and anything. I am so mentally and emotionally tired, yet go four to five days without sleep. I fall down the rabbit hole at night, I hate being alone with my thoughts...
    Wanderingforever Wanderingforever
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 11

    I wish I could get to sleep

    before 2 am! Especially when I know I have a busy day the next day! The other night I was almost falling asleep watch telly, so I went to bed, but couldn't sleep!!! I've tried everything I can think of! Anyone got any suggestions?
    Woolybabe Woolybabe
    41-45, F
    1 Response Aug 27, 2014

    After getting over a long bout

    while coming out of the closet, suffering living with my wife for 3 months before moving out, I now am again suffering it again. Sucks. I want to sleep. Melatonin, clonazopn, trazadon are not helping. Started to ride the exercise bike with hopes this will help. Big problem...
    steverick steverick
    56-60, M
    Feb 8

    I'm an insomniac, i have little to no sleep.

    I've been awake for 4 days now, tonight will be 5 and I still can not sleep. I've been an insomniac for 8 year now. I've tried everything, I've been to the doctors witch gave me medication but i don't take it as I don't like the feeling. I've tried loads of herbal things...
    Nozomu Nozomu
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 12, 2015

    Not being able to sleep

    when it is all I want to be doing right now is starting to get on my nerves.. 3 years later.
    polles135 polles135
    18-21, F
    Mar 13, 2014

    I hate myself for so much negative thoughts on

    my mind right now,can't sleep :///
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jun 1, 2015
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