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I Have a Sleep Disorder

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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

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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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    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

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    orderwithaprefix orderwithaprefix 13-15, F Feb 20

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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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    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 always had a sleeping problem, so due to it i never went to sleep overs. i find it kind of embarrassing when everybody else is sleeping and i am awake and i can not go to...
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    I have had this come and go through life, I remember being about 8/9 years of age. I was standing in a shop and I was looking at of the door window and suddenly it was like I was...
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    UK SUFFERERS - PLEASE GET IN CONTACT! So, I've never really wanted to write my story. Not because I am afraid or ashamed, but because I am so bored of talking about it, it makes...
    scharx scharx 18-21 Jul 1

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    UK SUFFERERS - PLEASE GET IN CONTACT! So, I've never really wanted to write my story. Not because I am afraid or ashamed, but because I am so bored of talking about it, it makes...
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    Why can't I just be excited to go to work? I should be proud and glad that I have a job. All I can think about is how badly I want to give up and quit. I know I shouldn't be so...
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    Yepp I Do... Ugh.. I hate it
    IrwinsScars IrwinsScars 13-15, F Jul 3

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    It's so much harder when I know what it's like to be happy. I was so happy just a month ago.
    peggyjolleen peggyjolleen 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    I always had a speech problem, always hated and still hate to say the "R" and the "th" sound, I hate my speech problem
    doubletimeit doubletimeit 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    Not a lot of people seem to have heard about BDD. I've even had a few psychiatrists and therapists who had not heard of it. To quickly explain it before I really talk about how it...
    SailingwithSparrows SailingwithSparrows 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have sleep paralysis and it is nothing fun, it's one off the scariest sleeping disorders you could have. I hate it, for those tho don't know what it is, it when you are half...
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    I'm not quite sure whether I have one or not but I have this symptoms: 1. I feel like most of the times I feel nothing unless anger and sadness and hurt. Sometimes I'll laugh but...
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    Well my boyfriend does! He falls asleep most nights we are together on the couch and I come and 'collect' him when I wake up at crazy o'clock and he isn't there. I have asked him...
    Starz3060 Starz3060 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    http://www.womenshealthmag.com/health/sleep-disorder Hey ladies.. I came across this article on Facebook.. Perhaps you'll should read this... In some way it may be helpful! <3
    shanaiya24 shanaiya24 22-25, F Jul 10

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    Since around the time I was 8, At every physical I had I was told that I had a curve in my spine, I thought nothing of it until I went for my physical when I was 11, the doctor...
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    ornithine ornithine 41-45, M Jul 11

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    I've had them since I was a kid. Back when I was in preschool even, I used to do this thing called trapping which is basically creating imaginary lines around you that you can't...
    lonachan lonachan 18-21, F Jul 7

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    Mikaylaxo Mikaylaxo 13-15, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    What I hate most are the people who don't even have the disorder/illness/disease whatever you want to call it and they try to take over and tell you what to do. Like no, back up...
    usmcdaughter usmcdaughter 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 1

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    weirdalex21 weirdalex21 18-21, F Jul 9

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    bitchybrandi bitchybrandi 13-15, F 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    LovelyLilly13 LovelyLilly13 22-25, F Jul 3

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    Ughhh its 2:21 AM and i cant go to sleep i need sone sleepy pills or something
    mia0 mia0 13-15, F 5 hrs ago

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