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I Have a Sleep Disorder

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    I Just Sleep Terribly

    im a very light sleeper. i wake up many times during the night. and on top of that i have an overactive mind that keeps me from falling asleep til late in the first place. i would kill to get some decent sleep.
    EdgeCrusher EdgeCrusher 26-30, M Apr 16, 2011

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    I take meds to help me sleep.

    Without them I am awake for like 2 or 3 days at night...and I get really moody. I have really bad insomnia.
    Rayven1997 Rayven1997 16-17, F Aug 1, 2014

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    IM WIDE AWAKE.... Yeah like almost 1:30 in the

    morning. This is an everyday thing for me.
    jordins22 jordins22 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 12, 2014

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    orderwithaprefix orderwithaprefix 13-15, F Feb 20, 2014

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    Not Sure Yet....

    So far, I have had 3 sleep studies and next up is the nap test. They still don't know what I have. My sleep apnea is so mild, it is barely detectable and the CPAP does nothing for me. My doc still believes I have narcolepsy or hypersomnia. I am sleepy all day even after a...
    AlwaysHavingIssues AlwaysHavingIssues 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2009

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    I'm always tired. All I ever want to do is

    sleep. I don't know what is wrong with me. I can't get any work done lately and I crashed my car yesterday because I fell asleep at the wheel........I can't stop crying since....
    firecancatchme firecancatchme 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 1, 2014

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    So I'm usually awake late at night,

    thats nothing new but then I can't wake up in the mornings. I mean I get up but then as soon as I sit down and blink a few times, I'm out. I will wake up and have no idea how long I have been asleep and it is terrifying! I have tried taking sleep medication to sleep at night in...
    shoxic shoxic 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 11, 2014

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    I Suffer From Sleep Apnoea

    and sleep with a cpap machine with a full mask. I had Sleep Apnoea for 4 year now.
    topball2015 topball2015 41-45, M Dec 24, 2014

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    Medically Proven....

    A few months ago I was surfing Wikipedia's list of mental disorders, in this were included various sleep disorders. Curious, I clicked on them, and read the different pages. I was reading the symptoms of 'Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome' and quickly realized it was what I had. I...
    Artaith Artaith 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 8, 2011

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    i have schizoaffective disorder and things are going pretty good.i mean sure i cant find a job but my mental health is really good and i hope it stays that way. i know what its...
    weirdalex21 weirdalex21 18-21, F Jan 16

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    I've been this way for a while now, but only received a diagnosis a couple of weeks ago. It's as if you're a pair of eyes sat inside a body, watching yourself move and watching...
    reversi reversi 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    For the majority of my youth I was athletic, smart, enthusiastic, and overall an extremely sociable person. I was a varsity lettermen for swimming my freshmen year of high school...
    durden284 durden284 22-25, M Dec 28, 2014

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    It started when I was 17. I was browsing through thinspo blogs and decided to throw up my food like the girls on there to lose weight. i didnt like it. however, something happened...
    willowtree12 willowtree12 22-25, F Jan 15

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    Schizoaffective disorder is ruining my grades and is making everyday living daunting. It feels as if i cannot go on with life.
    ogechi98 ogechi98 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    methadone can cause sleep apnea also. i was able to get a new mask, switch the headstrap, make a nose cushion, use a different pillow & have a solid cleaning routine for my face...
    True2myHeart True2myHeart 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I wouldn't wish this on anyone. I have always been a nervous person..even as a kid. I didn't really start having regular panic attacks until I was in my early 20's. I had them...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F Dec 28, 2014

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    Some days are a lot to handle, almost too much. I have been in such a good path, I have come so far in fighting this, I don't want to have these days anymore.
    redwolfmoon redwolfmoon 22-25, M Dec 30, 2014

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    i needing to vent im so lonely i dont feel real im so fricked up i cant cope i dont want o bew in this world why is it like you dont have a parent i dont even want to go on this...
    hannahabbie hannahabbie 46-50, F Jan 2

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    I haven't been diagnosed or anything, because apparently it's really hard to get psychiatric help if you're not suicidal, but I've slowly come to the realization that I may or may...
    thekittyjew thekittyjew 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    The ups feel like I could fly across the world, and lows make every bone in my body ache. Why am I this way? Overall, I consider myself a well-rounded person. I eat well, I...
    Annaelaine Annaelaine 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I was diagnosed about a year ago now, but I still think of it everyday. I have two major symptoms of CD. Firstly I have complex hallucinations which include but are not limited to...
    syrenac syrenac 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I have had muscle weakness for days now, and I'm worried that it could turn into conversion paralysis. Any tips on how to cope with this?
    syrenac syrenac 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I've been using a C-PAP machine for over 15 years. The last machine I had to buy out-of-pocket and I found a good unit at a discount from http://www.secondwindcpap.com/. They sell...
    SRayne SRayne 41-45 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I hate it. I'm thin, don't drink and don't smoke. I should not have this at least that's what the doc said 15 yrs or so ago when i went in for and apt. before the overnight...
    steverick steverick 56-60, M 2 Responses Jan 7

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    I hate it. I'm thin, don't drink and don't smoke. I should not have this at least that's what the doc said 15 yrs or so ago when i went in for and apt. before the overnight...
    steverick steverick 56-60, M 2 Responses Jan 7

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    im lonely. i have very bad anxiety and i hate being alone and having noone to talk to
    johnkjohnjr18 johnkjohnjr18 18-21 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Its' hard to suffer like this and its a lonely death trap
    lovelinessbathes lovelinessbathes 31-35, M Dec 31, 2014

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    I can't move my body at all and I start to panic my heart will beat faster this tends to happen at least once every week...
    bigboi1996 bigboi1996 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 2

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    Last night I experienced something that I hope to be sleep paralysis. I hope it to be sleep paralysis because I would not want to accept the reality that comes with that of it not...
    gabrielle1722 gabrielle1722 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    Please read, I have a question for anyone who suffers from mental disorders. But first, a little bit (briefly) about my mental health history: I was diagnosed with ADHD...
    ChantelSurvived ChantelSurvived 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    Yes, I have an eating disorder. And yes, I'm still fat. Fat people can have eating disorders too. which makes everything worse since no one will suspect you for having it. What I...
    roseinsurvival roseinsurvival 13-15 4 days ago

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    This is the time when my depression got the best in me! It's been so long from my last depression! I thought i am all cured until the beginning of this year! I had a huge fight...
    LovelyLilly13 LovelyLilly13 22-25, F Jan 13

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    http://www.educational-psychologist.co.uk/screening/dyscalculic/questions.aspx I done this test and my results were an indication I have this disorder. Put "I'd be guessing" for...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Jan 10

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    I might not have the disorder. I don't know. I did struggle at primary school...BUT I think could do simple maths. I think it wasn't until I got to about 10-12 that I really...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 Jan 10

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    I cant sleep next to my snoring husband. This is day three no sleep. He gets mad at me if i nicely ask him to roll over. he gets mad if i sleep in another room. I have explained...
    SweetD03 SweetD03 26-30, F Jan 7

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    I didn't know so many other people have sleep paralysis. I've had it for the last 5 years. I've noticed if I have a nap during the day I always have sleep paralysis at night. When...
    WhyW8 WhyW8 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 12

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    i have sleeping problems. so i often think i wish i could sleep more.. now i'm really depressed. i hate night time. i have to go to hospital to get the result of cancer on 7th...
    juryandrews juryandrews 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 4

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    I am tired. I grew up in a disfunctional middle class family. My mother is manic depressive bipolar, and my dad dealt with his problems by working and drinking. I never understood...
    EnglishBrand EnglishBrand 22-25, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I'm borderline. and in a relationship with the most caring compassionate understanding human being I've ever found... I am incredibly grateful and head over heels in Love. But...
    Minnowshi Minnowshi 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    So this is more of a question but its extremely to a mental ward in a hospital, so that's why I'm posting it here. When you were in the psych ward what were some things that you...
    sadly203 sadly203 18-21 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I have had Insomnia sense I was a teen, but it has gotten worst! I have developed something called sleep paralysis! It's when your mind is restless and you cant sleep but your body...
    KleopatraK KleopatraK 26-30, F 15 hrs ago

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    I seriously have trouble sleeping. I could be so so tired and not be able to sleep. My eyes say yes, but my mind says no.
    persayous persayous 22-25, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    before i can't sleep out pf depression. now i can't sleep because my sleep cycle reversed. not as bad as before, but still my parents are pestering me about it. Great.
    makingausernameisdifficult makingausernameisdifficult 13-15, F 3 hrs ago

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    Ok so I want to have a loving wife I a. Great marriage, and a career that suits me, but here is the thing... What would you do? I am currently homeless living in my suv I am over...
    Ajushi Ajushi 36-40, M Jan 8

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    I sleep 10 hours today, haven't done that in years, it felt GREAT !
    davidmuhn davidmuhn 46-50, M 4 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I am really out of ideas now and really need help i have a General Anxiety Disorder and i can not stop the panic it's constant and i think i have developed Obsessive Compulsive...
    SophieeMartayana SophieeMartayana 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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