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I Have a Sleep Disorder

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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 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, 2014

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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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    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 2 Responses Oct 8, 2011

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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 1 Response Apr 16, 2011

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    orderwithaprefix orderwithaprefix 13-15, F Feb 20, 2014

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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 18-21, F 1 Response 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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    I know i should but its never going to happen as long as i have pain and my daughter desides to stay up half the night
    footballgal56 footballgal56 22-25, F 7 mins ago

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    When I was 7 my grandma died. A few weeks later I am at school putting on a concert with my class and I see her in a flowing white dress in the hallway waving at me. Except she...
    theguywiththeredhair theguywiththeredhair 18-21, M 1 hr ago

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    I woke up not to long ago from a nap and I had a dream about my brother. It's almost rare for me to dream about him but the past few dreams have be extremely emotional.~ My brother...
    xMellowButterflyx xMellowButterflyx 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I've been to school three times since it started and I've already skipped three classes, been late to five, and had several breakdowns.. I past out from lack of sleep, food and...
    anonanastasia anonanastasia 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    Starting good habits and keeping them is possible with persistence. :) A clean home is a happy home. I can sleep better now!
    jamielove7777 jamielove7777 26-30, F 3 hrs ago

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    I was on a pretty good roll last week. I made it almost a week without binging at night or overeating during the day. Every evening I took the time to make a food plan for the next...
    Robinzasio Robinzasio 41-45, F 4 hrs ago

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    What an unhealthy thought, but it was my life at one point and I won't ever forget that, because it makes me who I am. From sixth grade to my freshman year of high school I...
    twisteduniverse twisteduniverse 22-25, F 4 hrs ago

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    I have had so much to be ungrateful and so very little to be thankful for.. I am living in a world where i am not in control.. I hate everything about my stupid illness and i cant...
    xxcaylaxx xxcaylaxx 16-17, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I would fall asleep and never wake up from my dark,cold room ,because when I sleep I don't think about problems outside of my room.
    SadGirl02 SadGirl02 16-17, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I don't even know where to start... But, I've been abandoned since the day I was born... My mom was on heroin (& methadone) when she was pregnant w me. When she gave birth to me...
    AMORDEAMOR AMORDEAMOR 36-40, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I have a constant obsession with having my legs amputated above the knee. I wouldn't go all the way up to the hips because I see my real self having six inch stumps. Although I...
    Zylork Zylork 18-21, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I wake up in middle of night usually go back to sleep at five or six in morning and sleep til nine some times ten forty if I'm really exhausted and today I am!
    Allstar1993 Allstar1993 22-25, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Especially when its a light rain. The breeze helps me sleep.
    footballgal56 footballgal56 22-25, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I was quite calm about all of it actually. For me, it lasted for only a few brief seconds because I was way too sleepy. I was fine in the morning :D Not like any demon visited...
    Eninferno Eninferno 13-15, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    What's worse than sleeping alone? Waking up with no one really there....
    Jayvee832 Jayvee832 26-30, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    It's 3:16 A.M and I just can't sleep.
    Heliolatry Heliolatry 16-17, T 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    I have school tomorrow. I'm having the hardest time sleeping. I hope I can sleep soon.
    Idreamtowaketofindthefate Idreamtowaketofindthefate 18-21, F 14 hrs ago

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    I have anxiety disorder. I dont know why. I jist heard something about breathing. I dont know whats wrong with me.
    ihatebeingblack44 ihatebeingblack44 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    ****VERY LONG DEscriptION****I've never told anyone about this before and it's one of my darkest secrets. But I have 3 alters that make up "me." They don't have names so I gave...
    Ikebanna69 Ikebanna69 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Over the past year or two, I've been finding it more and more difficult to distinguish between when I'm dreaming and when I'm conscious. My dreams feel more vivid than real life...
    Surreal657 Surreal657 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    How can I possibly be good enough for other people. "normal" people. With the inescapable reality of this all.. Im surprised I make it out of bed most days.
    4floyd 4floyd 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    I have sleep apenea and I have to sleep with a sleeping machine or everyone in the house will hear me snoring. I have been told that I stop breathing and a few seconds later, I...
    BiSeniorMale48 BiSeniorMale48 66-70, M 4 days ago

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    Sleep apnoea occurs when the walls of the throat come together or collapse during sleep, blocking off the upper part of the airway. A person with this disorder might have a sleep...
    topcap2017 topcap2017 41-45, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I am a 32-year-old male. I got sick with the stomach flu at age 12 and was left with rumination syndrome, or something close. Within a couple of weeks of getting sick, I...
    nthgmvs nthgmvs 31-35, M 6 days ago

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    "if i accept what you are and love you anyway, what does that make me?" -angela valdez, POWERi finally finished watching season 2 of power! for those who don't follow the show...
    goodheartmavin goodheartmavin 31-35, F a week ago

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    Hi im 16 and i've had rumination syndrome for 2 years now. When it first started happening for what i can remember it was only tiny bits that would come back up after i ate and...
    brookechambers2 brookechambers2 16-17, F a week ago

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    I am just so frustrated and angry with myself right now. I have been trying to get to a normal weight and maintain it for YEARS and I just cannot seem to get there. I am stuck on a...
    Robinzasio Robinzasio 41-45, F Aug 23

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    I chronically experience low moods. It wasn't always like this. It's very frustrating on top of having inattention problems. I'm finding it hard to genuinely find interests in...
    artxinxmotion12 artxinxmotion12 22-25, F Aug 22

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    When I have sleep paralysis I always have this 'dream' about drowning in water and I can't move. I would also hear millions of my different people shout to me. Repeating this...
    GZPJ GZPJ 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 22

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    Hey I am 15 and have had rumination syndrome/disorder for almost a year now. I hid it from my parents for 4 months because I was so horribly ashamed about it. I thought that it was...
    renee2018 renee2018 13-15, F Aug 21

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    My BFF's brother has a marijuana card because weed helps with his sleeping disorder, so there's always weed at my friends house. Yesterday, my BFF told me that he had smoked weed...
    hiddenkitty hiddenkitty 18-21, F Aug 21

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    I overdosed on Zoloft. I feel like **** now. My heart is racing. I had a sleepless night yesterday. A month ago the doctor Psychatrist prescribed 100mg Zoloft per day - one 50 mg...
    nedbrent69 nedbrent69 46-50, M 3 Responses Aug 20

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    Does anyone else have problems with their medication?
    Lotusflower80 Lotusflower80 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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