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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I was actually diagnosed 3 weeks ago, but the first time I had any problems was about 2 months ago. The first time I was sitting in the passenger seat of my stepmom's car running...
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    hannahabbie hannahabbie 46-50, F Sep 28

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    I was diagnosed 3 weeks ago. I don't know what to do. I feel like I'm alone and no one understands. My dad thinks I'm faking it and my friends are afraid of me when I have an...
    Kmferg0415 Kmferg0415 18-21, F Oct 10

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    It all started the second semester of my Senior Year in high school. To say my anxiety started then would be a terrible lie, but that's when it spiraled to a point I could no...
    Honeydip521 Honeydip521 18-21, F 15 hrs ago

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    I was told by my neurologist that I have CD about a year and a half ago because they couldn't find anything on my MRI. I think this is bullshit because this has been going on for...
    classAteam classAteam 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 28

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    I'm 17, and I've been suffering with this for a little over a year. It has been the worst thing to ever happen to me. This is the scariest mental illness I have ever experienced...
    AFSVC AFSVC 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 5

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    It's horrible, I wake up, or at least I think I've woken up, but really I'm still in a dream, I struggle and panic, trying to regain consciousness. I then wake up. But then I...
    lesha17x lesha17x 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 10

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    10 years, havent been to bed befor until after midnight. 00:00-03:00 always. I have seen many sunsets, but not many sunrises. I sort of dread the morning time, it feels so borring...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M Oct 7

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    It's killing me. What's funny is, my parents are dentists. My dad has fixed it several times but keeps on coming back. I hate how my jaws get stuck sometimes and the clicking...
    lonelydinosaur lonelydinosaur 26-30, F Sep 30

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    I'm really ******* paranoid right now, I'm in a ghetto *** parking lot at my local mall.
    Ifeeluberish Ifeeluberish 18-21, M Oct 4

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    I really need to talk to someone right now before I loose it
    Frankineedles Frankineedles 13-15, F 4 Responses Oct 6

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    Am I the only one on EP who seems to suffer from this? It has made me attempt suicide 6 times already.
    Experiencevisionary Experiencevisionary 13-15, M 5 Responses Oct 9

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    I am sure that this is an unhealthy obsession. I'm obsessed with my illness. I talk about it all the time, I'm constantly reading and researching about it. I'm very active in...
    britsmarie britsmarie 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 12

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    The fact I panic so much takes over my life and it's really frustrating because it really is all paranoia and I can't seem to battle it. Holding me back so much 😡
    Lydwill96x Lydwill96x 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 12

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    I'm 19 and I first started pulling my eyelashes when I was in 8th grade. At first it wasn't too bad. I would stand in the mirror and pull my eyelashes but was able to stop once...
    alisonw23 alisonw23 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Most people gradually transition from sleeping to being awake. They become more aware of their surroundings, gain more presence of mind, and become more able to move around and do...
    happycouple318 happycouple318 31-35 Sep 28

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    I am so tired of being exhausted all the time. I feel mentally heavy and am dragging myself around. -Sleep disorders 👌
    AnxietyDepressionExhausted AnxietyDepressionExhausted 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 2

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    hangover or Sleeping disorder?
    georgezim01 georgezim01 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 12

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    and it's taken over my entire life. When I read about others having the disorder, I shift from feeling comforted (when I am relating to their symptoms) to utter hopelessness...
    jasiilovely jasiilovely 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 30

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    I am recently out of the "denial" that I have a disorder. I am consciously aware that the thought processes within my neurological wiring are malfunctioning. I have the behaviors...
    utteringartist87 utteringartist87 26-30 2 Responses Sep 29

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    I have a question for others who have this disorder, do you find it hard to listen to music sometimes? I've noticed I have to be in the "right mood" for almost everything...
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 9

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    Its not a disease if it isn't contagious, it's a disorder. People be avoiding you as if you were the Ebola virus itself or something when you tell them you have a disorder...
    Avengehisdeath Avengehisdeath 13-15, F 7 hrs ago

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    It was just raining to day and I was just laying there thinking these 2 things at the same time. Screw you and thank you world. So I just decided to lay there and sleep until noon...
    FabledCity FabledCity 18-21, M Oct 13

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    I have spent most of my life by myself. I never really had much for fiends. There are very few people i keep in regular contact with only 3/4 if you count my brother who lives with...
    whatisi whatisi 26-30, M 21 mins ago

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    So I've been sleeping out on the streets of Melbourne since 25/9/2014. For me it's a lifestyle choice, and I know that sounds strange. Who would want to sleep out on the cold...
    Silthill Silthill 18-21, M 2 Responses 14 mins ago

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    Disorder Rating Paranoid: Low Schizoid: Low Schizotypal: Low Antisocial: Moderate Borderline: Low Histrionic: Low Narcissistic: Low Avoidant: Low...
    Davenz101 Davenz101 41-45, M 3 hrs ago

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    Schizoid....rightyo 😊 Schizoid Personality Disorder - individual generally detached from social relationships, and shows a narrow range of emotional expression in various...
    kaixin97 kaixin97 16-17, F 2 hrs ago

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    I guess it's one of those nights... And I had been doing so well lately. I thought everything I had going on was helping me sleep through the night, hopefully that wasn't temporary...
    LivviyLove LivviyLove 16-17, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    The view of the Sun rising whilst it rays warm my solar plexus.. The feel of my limp body gentle sinking into warm sand.. Clear blue waters caressing the souls of my feet I...
    maktub1 maktub1 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    My husband and I have been married for almost 5 years. The whole time even when we dated has been full of abusive ways. I am so lost by the fact that he doesn't exactly...
    Anyonehome Anyonehome 26-30, F 4 hrs ago

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    It all started at the beginning of May of my first year in college. Me and a friend from my dorm had a mutual friend who had posted links of the site “Ask.fm” on his Facebook...
    MattRogue MattRogue 18-21, M 11 hrs ago

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    mciarleglio26 mciarleglio26 18-21 Oct 5

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    QuinnMac12 QuinnMac12 13-15, F 5 Responses Sep 24

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    I spent half my day in the mirror. Make videos of myself because I don't think what I'm seeing in the mirror is right. Spent time putting makeup on and then taking it off because I...
    Zezebabe Zezebabe 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 26

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    Ok, here goes: I have my own issues, I tackle them head on and sometimes get scratched up. Disabled vet with PTSD and a handful of tough injuries. I hurt every day. I've been...
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