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I Have a Sleep Disorder

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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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    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

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    orderwithaprefix orderwithaprefix 13-15, F Feb 20

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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'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

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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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    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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    WhereDeathGoes WhereDeathGoes 13-15, F Sep 6

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    .... Well I don't know. I really don't... I am so confused... Just **** my life why don't ya. My bestie and my boyfriend are fighting. After I said this he stopped talking. Idk if...
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    Lily449 Lily449 18-21, F Sep 11

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    Sometimes i feel like everyone is looking at me......
    animelover1990 animelover1990 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Sarahlou77 Sarahlou77 36-40, F 1 day ago

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    Leannaix Leannaix 18-21, F Sep 6

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    Dealing with mental illness is a *****. And nobody can really understand it unless they have it. I have major depression, severe anxiety, and as of one year panic attacks the...
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    DanicaER DanicaER 36-40, F 19 hrs ago

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    my paci helps me go to sleep easyer
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