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I Have Problems Sleeping

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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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    Something is happening

    so what the **** are you doing to have fun before
    BigBrainTheory BigBrainTheory 31-35, M Dec 16, 2014

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    Currently 1:58 am. And sleeping is not an

    option give me about 6 hours then I'll feel tired. This sucks.
    AnthonyFlores18 AnthonyFlores18 18-21, M Jul 10

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    I fell asleep at about 11:30pm

    and woke up at 3:30am I just can't sleep well when I have too many things on my mind. :(
    boxersoff4u boxersoff4u 51-55, M 1 Response Jun 15

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    RageGod RageGod 16-17, M Jun 2, 2014

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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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    It's currently 10:23 am,

    the last time I slept was 3 am a day ago, I haven't slept in over 24 hours and I always frighten myself because when this happens I somehow end up staying up for multiple days at a time, worst part is I start school in a few days.
    Gage13Flores Gage13Flores 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 8

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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 70+, F 6 Responses Jul 17, 2012

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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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    Zzz Problems

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

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    lately when night comes,

    my stomaque get hurt so bad.and panic attack,too.right now..someone private message me :)
    juryandrews juryandrews 31-35, F Nov 21, 2014

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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 46-50, M May 24, 2012

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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, 2014

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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.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 24, 2014

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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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    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...
    Aws0meSauce Aws0meSauce 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 18, 2014

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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 18-21, M Aug 17, 2014

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    aammmy aammmy 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 8, 2014

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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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    BloodRedDarkness BloodRedDarkness 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 9, 2014

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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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    Every night, I have problems sleeping.

    I spent most of the night tossing and turning, when I finally feel like I can go to sleep usually about 7 am, my phone starts ringing so I spend most of the day looking for sleep. What ways can I make myself go to sleep at night?
    Mr504 Mr504 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 24, 2014

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    aammmy aammmy 22-25, F Nov 8, 2014

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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 46-50, M 1 Response May 22, 2012

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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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    i struggle to sleep every single night.

    it's getting harder and harder..smh
    juryandrews juryandrews 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 10

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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 start back up. I have had one nasal operation and looks like I will need one more. I recommend anyone that has this type of condition, to please...
    BiSeniorMale48 BiSeniorMale48 66-70, M 4 days ago

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    Efoile Efoile 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 28, 2014

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    The3rdAndOnly The3rdAndOnly 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Why can't I get into sleeping naked? I did sleep naked once but I want to sleep naked again but I can't get into it
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    AnonymousJSS AnonymousJSS 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Trigger warning. I have been depressed for a while. Right now, the thoughts are under control. But they weren't in September 2014. At that time, I had a "row" with this girl...
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    Apparently we had a power outage last night. The rest of my family was up until the power came back on. I had no idea we lost power until this morning when they told me it went out...
    Soulseeker80 Soulseeker80 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I sure do love sleeping, but what the hell am I doing up at 8 on a Saturday?
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    My Fake Mother, in relevance to my other stories, told me that I was "talking loudly" in the room, but I did not really know. I was sick and did have the stomach virus, I ate...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Aug 22

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