I Don't Sleep Well

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    Insomnia and Other Sleep Issues

    It's not so much that "I don't sleep well" once I get there, but I have the worst time GETTING there. And getting out again. I have slow-sleep insomnia. I lay in bed for hours, every night, without fail. Even if I'm going on almost no sleep and am exhausted, eyes...
    Eidolon Eidolon
    31-35, F
    6 Responses Nov 26, 2007

    I fell asleep at about 11:30pm

    and woke up at 3:30am I just don't leep well when I have too many things on my mind. :(
    boxersoff4u boxersoff4u
    51-55, M
    Jun 15, 2015

    I have not had a "normal" sleep pattern

    for years. A few years ago I went to a hypnotherapist and she was able to help me a little. Then a year or so later we got a new bed and that also helped - a little. During the school year my weekday alarm is set for 5:30 to be up and ready to help my son get ready for school...
    NCConch NCConch
    46-50, M
    May 27, 2015

    When I Do Sleep That Is

    I have been suffering with Insomnia for most of my adult life. I'm never able to sleep longer than 3.5-4 hours and that is usually broken sleep. I don't even want to think about what this could be doing to my health, goodness knows it sure plays with my mind. It's come to the...
    PassionsPeak PassionsPeak
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Mar 7, 2012

    Haha yep but when I do.

    You can always tell by the whale sounds I make -.- wooo! Yay! -.-
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jun 29, 2015
    Naniebananie Naniebananie
    16-17, F
    1 Response Mar 15
    AfterFall AfterFall
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 23, 2015

    I'm so tired... My head hurts

    since last Sunday, I'm feeling so weak...
    papergirl97 papergirl97
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 20, 2015

    Lately

    3 or 4 hours into my sleep I'm always waking up and have the biggest trouble falling asleep again. It's either the silence gets me thinking too much, or the dark suddenly seems scary, or I just don't feel sleepy anymore but I know I have to sleep or I'll be sluggish later at the...
    xryss xryss
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jul 2, 2008

    Yup up all night cause I was scared out

    if my mind. Gonna sleep all day
    BooBear99 BooBear99
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Jun 30, 2015

    Overnight...

    I work overnight, and so that plays all sorts of hell with sleeping, especially since it's only 3 days a week.
    Quadrophenic Quadrophenic
    36-40, M
    3 Responses Jan 1, 2008

    For at least since my teens I've never slept

    well. I spend all night awake and get a few hours sleep then wake up in the morning. I think my mind runs at a million miles an hour all the time making sleep tough
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25
    31-35, M
    Oct 10, 2014

    I lay in bed and stare at the ceiling thinking

    about sleeping, but I don't really actually sleep very often. I really really really hate it, cus then I feel even shittier during the day.
    ALittleLess15 ALittleLess15
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Sep 14, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Feb 27

    I was born at 6:00 a.

    m., but I still maintain that it wasn't my idea. In a way, my mom concurred, in that she said they sat around and waited until I was born. Must have been a lengthy labor. I do not remember a time when it was easy for me to fall asleep, except perhaps after I became a mother...
    Simpfan Simpfan
    56-60, F
    1 Response May 14, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Sep 5, 2015
    cashetty69 cashetty69
    51-55, M
    Nov 26, 2015

    Why can I never sleep especially

    when I have important things to do in the morning
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jul 11, 2015

    It's not that I don't sleep well,

    but I wake up about 5.30 every day, even on a weekend, and can't go back to sleep.
    HoldenC13 HoldenC13
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Apr 26, 2015

    Insomnia nights suck .

    ... Staying up looking at the ceiling and my phone
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Mar 13

    Insomnia, My Companion And Friend

    We wander the night together, old friends visiting old haunts, sharing old tales. We are familiar and comfortable; you may miss one of us we are so close now after all these years. We have stumbled together, run together, fallen together, fought together. But we were not always...
    PaleFox PaleFox
    46-50, M
    Jun 28, 2013

    I Take Sleeping Pills

    I don't know for how long i have been on sleeping pills, but it has been a long time i know that . it has been a awful struggle too get some sleep i often get panic attacks during the night and every night i cry my self to sleep i hope some day, would have a dissent night of...
    2lory2 2lory2
    13-15, F
    1 Response Dec 12, 2011

    Now that I got a new bed frame put up I have

    been sleeping a littler better than before. :)
    PetiteChica PetiteChica
    22-25, F
    Feb 24

    I am an insomniac, have been an insomniac

    since my childhood. Hadn't seen any doctors, didn't have any meds for it. My sleep pattern isn't bright. Problem is when I first put my head on the pillow I can't fall asleep. I sleep 8 hours that is right but I stay awake till early morning then wake up at noon.
    Katerinafaith Katerinafaith
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 16, 2015

    I am a fellow insomniac :)

    who needs sleep anyway?
    jacob3171 jacob3171
    22-25, M
    Mar 17
    monatonie monatonie
    22-25, F
    Oct 8, 2014

    Yeah I really don't sleep well.

    It's currently 4 am where I'm at and I still haven't fallen asleep. My sleeping pattern for the last month has been like this. I'll go to bed around 3-5 am and wake up around 8-9 am. I don't know what's triggered it either.
    HolyRabies HolyRabies
    18-21
    1 Response Oct 24, 2015

    I have insomnia & it SUX !

    I worked night time most all my life & now my body clock is screwed & refuses to reset no matter what I do or try.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jun 22, 2015

    Embracing My Insomnia

    I've never been a great sleeper, and if I wake up during the night, it is really hard to get back to sleep. Over time, I've come to embrace the "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em" strategy. So if I wake up at 2AM, I'll just get up, do some reading, watch some TV, listen to a...
    leeNFS leeNFS
    56-60, M
    Aug 17, 2012

    Alarm going off. Hit snooze.

    Just another five minutes. Alarm sounds again. Aahhh. I'd love another 4 hrs. It's another day in paradise.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jun 30, 2015

    Life Is But A Dream

    As  a child I had always had night mirrors. Every day of my entire child hood I would wake up screaming after being caught up in some dream. My situation would get so bad that I would actually try and venture into my dreams to see what would happen next. To me a dream...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses May 4, 2010

    Insomniac

    I have sleep problems for quite a long time. There is some days that I sleep over 12 hours. and there is some that I sleep under 3 hours. I go to sleep at 5 am! and wake up at 8. I feel sleepy and exhausted all day long but cant sleep due to work. I really get tired of this...
    dreamer1985 dreamer1985
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Apr 8, 2010

    Insomnia is a kind of torture,

    because while the world is fast asleep, you're up all alone, your mind buzzing with every random thought in the universe, and sometimes the thoughts will reach a standstill , and your mind goes blank, you become more aware of the silence, and it's during this moment that you...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses May 14, 2015

    I hate those moments

    where you're dreaming, and all of a sudden you feel like you're falling, and you can't stop it, and you do this weird seizures thingy.. Idek 😂😂😂
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Jul 2, 2015

    I haven't slept a whole night without waking up

    in over a year, the only time I sleep good is when my oldest brother comes to visit like once a year lol Otherwise, no such luck :(
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jun 25, 2015

    It's 8AM. I'm kind of tired,

    but not tired enough where I can just close my eyes and be out like a light. :/
    AfterFall AfterFall
    22-25, F
    Jun 29, 2015

    Wicked insomniac for last 30+ years.

    Lunesta use to work for me now I have tolerance wake up at 3:00-4:00 pm every night regardless. Wife snores like a 600 lbs drunk sailor. Wish I was still single I would b better rested and probably have a much better outlook on life. Oh well- next life I suppose
    2bz2cu 2bz2cu
    56-60, M
    Jun 21, 2015

    Bleh another night where I haven't slept.

    It's 6:34am and I went to bed at 10pm hoping to sleep. Physically, I'm exhausted. Mentally, my mind won't shut down. Hopefully I'll fall asleep soon and I'm so glad I have the day off work today.
    MarinesGirl94 MarinesGirl94
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 1

    Been having weird dreams

    for about a week now.
    ImJustANobody ImJustANobody
    26-30, M
    1 Response Aug 11, 2015

    So it's only 11pm right now,

    but I am 110% sure that I will be awake for another 20 hours. That's right 20. At least. I am in a constant swinging between sleeping for 10-15 hours at a time or only sleeping every other day. Not good right? Well... yes and no. I usually take 200mg of Modalert at around 10am...
    14052822st 14052822st
    18-21, F
    Feb 29
    deademotion11 deademotion11
    22-25, M
    Jun 30, 2015

    Shallow Sleep Is Annoying

    Isn't it great to just fall deeply asleep and wake up not knowing where you are, relieved, re-energized, happy to have the strength and focus to live a good life? Well, it's becoming more and more difficult for me. My sleep is rarely deep, I could sleep for 7 or 8 hours but I...
    privatecourier privatecourier
    41-45, M
    4 Responses Feb 8, 2011

    it's 6am and my mind is going a million miles

    an hour with no end in sight. looks like it's gonna be another all-nighter.. FML
    fuckitol fuckitol
    26-30, F
    Sep 30, 2014

    What methods do you guys use to fall asleep?

    I have tired listening to the rain from an app, but that didn't work
    PetiteChica PetiteChica
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Jan 6

    I Don't Sleep Well

    i couldn't find any solutions for my sleeping problem. I couldn't sleep like a normal person. I work from 3pm-10pm. But i slept around 6am! I don't have anything to do, it's just that my eyes wide open and torturing me. Sleeping pills ? I don't know. I hate medicine.
    danialtom danialtom
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Nov 30, 2013

    Not Lately

    I have not been able to sleep well lately. Mostly because of the pain is getting worse and I tend to push myself to do the same things as before. I always end up paying for it in increased level of pain and decreased amount of pain. I have not been able to lay on my back, right...
    lingerieme lingerieme
    51-55, M
    Apr 17, 2012

    Long Nights

    I have trouble sleeping a lot of the time.  Mostly, it's just me having too much on my mind at once.  Other times, I spook myself and end up with my back against the wall, eyes wide and looking for things in the dark.  It's just...a lot of the time, I'm not even...
    LiquidFire89 LiquidFire89
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 13, 2007
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