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I Have Problems Sleeping

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    Trying To Sleep

    It takes me forever to fall asleep. My brain just does not want to stop. I have tried going to bed early and find myself just laying there, eyes closed and still awake. I even took a note pad to bed so I could write things down that were running through my head, just to release...
    HowMuchCanaKoalaBear HowMuchCanaKoalaBear 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 28, 2012

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    1-     I hate my dear insomnia.  It keeps me awake all night literally.  Doesn’t matter how tired I feel.  It’s always there to keep me from sleeping.   2-     If I can’t sleep, I start thinking about stuff or watch a movie instead.  That causes me horrible...
    meme30 meme30 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 17, 2012

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    Getting Help To Zzz

    My sleeping issues began a couple of years ago. I was anxious about a big project at work and a good night's sleep was the first thing to go. I tossed and turned. Not sleeping only helped increase the rest of my stress related issues and I wound up in the ER with pre-atrial...
    NCConch NCConch 41-45, M 1 Response May 22, 2012

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    I Can'T Sleep In, Constantly Waking Up.

    I can't even fall asleep until at least 3am, no matter what I do, and after I fall asleep I wake up 3-5 times during the night which take me FOREVER to even get back to sleep. Then i wake up around 8-ish and can't go back to sleep, even though I'm still very tired. I used to be...
    smallgirlbigdreams smallgirlbigdreams 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 17, 2013

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    Where's My Klonpin?

    Wheres my Benadryl? Where's my Valerian? Where's my Nyquil? That's the way it goes folks
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 26, 2009

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    Usually I do scrape six hours (if I'm lucky!

    ), but it's always after a fair bit of tossing and turning. My mind just can't switch off. And with the UK heatwave, I've managed 4 hours maybe, in part due to the weather making my anxiety symptoms worse.
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M Jul 24

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    Yesterday, wile i was sleeping i kept feeling

    alot of pressure on my chest (around the rib area), so i guess i partialy woke up, and all of the sudden i couldnt move or speak. It was hard to breath, the pressure got stronger, and stronger, and stronger, as it went on, i began to hear this man voice, talking very quickly...
    jasmineisb0red jasmineisb0red 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    Probably Just Need A New Bed

    I have been in therapy to help me sleep better. Yesterday I was hypnotized as part of the therapy and still woke up last night. I bet I only need a new bed. My wife likes our bed. I think I have her convinced to get a new bed.
    NCConch NCConch 41-45, M May 24, 2012

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    Zzz Problems

    Sleeping, staying asleep, and waking up is real hard.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Sep 16, 2011

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    NegativeForce NegativeForce 16-17, M Jun 2

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    Well this is a twister.

    . Lately my nights have been strange like this. As I am drifting off the to sleep I'll end up waking back up of because of this feeling. Before this hits me head on startling me my body feels as if it's center of being is pushed straight up in a current that shocks me, and it...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 10

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    Does Your Brain Decide It's Time To Kick Into Overdrive?

    I know there are others that have this happen to them on almost a daily basis: Your ready for bed, your tucked in and relatively comfy, you close your eyes... and your brain decides to reply every stupid, embarrassing and/or horrible decision, idea and/or moment you've ever had...
    3lAssasin0 3lAssasin0 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 8, 2013

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    Nightmares

    In high school before I was put on antidepressants, I had HELL trying to get to sleep.  My mind would run through absolutely every topic known to man before I could finally drift off to sleep--everything from sex and torture to the universe and planets.  Nothing went...
    filthydieseltech filthydieseltech 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 26, 2009

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    Awaat 3 'o Clock At Night ...

    Actually, the title ought to be "I had problems sleeping", because it a lot better now. A few years ago I went through a very upsetting time emotionally, and started having severe problems sleeping and staying asleep. I've now learnt some basic meditation ,and it...
    ekorre ekorre 56-60, M Sep 1, 2009

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    Sometimes when I go to sleep I stop breathing

    and I really don't know why but it's so scary
    Chrisgrizzly55 Chrisgrizzly55 16-17, M 3 days ago

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    Since I Was Little I've Had Sleep Problems

    My name is Pebbles, and I'm an adult enuretic with PTSD. As I've found out through experience and reading, many of us with PTSD have problems with sleep, no matter what the cause of our PTSD is. Enuresis is not my only issue,so is Sleep Apnea, as well as Sleep Maintenence...
    Pebbles1982 Pebbles1982 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 19, 2012

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    I relapsed a couple days ago i didn't cut yesterday. I need to talk to my mom and dad and uncle about getting therapy and ending this crap for once and for all.
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    Damn! Whoever said that life improves by adaption doesn’t know what they are talking about. We all risk falling into the abyss. I have been sleeping in my car for 5 days - but I...
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    Hate when people have problems and they want you to feel sorry for them when you got your on problems to worry about
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