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I Have Problems Sleeping

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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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    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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    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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    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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    NegativeForce NegativeForce 16-17, M Jun 2

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Zzz Problems

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

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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...
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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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    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 Aug 18

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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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    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 Aug 17

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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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    i stay up so late and just be on my phone when i should really be sleeping because i work all day the next day
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    I have a really hard time sleeping before 3 or 4 in the morning or past noon. Like my perfect sleep schedule would be 3am-noon. That's how I function best. Even if I have not had...
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    We share each others problems.You do not need to suffer in silence because there are people out there who do care. I know I do. Happiness can only be multiplied, not divided...
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    (sorry about all the grammar and language mistakes, my english is not perfect but i'm trying to improve)   I wanted to tell you about my relationship with my brother...It was...
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    I don't have a lot of problems with talking to people. I'm only making this post because I just had a realization. When I meet someone for the first time, I will always struggle...
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    I have trouble going to bed before 4 am
    simmy6789 simmy6789 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 1

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    Any suggestions? I sometimes suffer from insomnia...does anyone have any suggestions for how to deal with it...?
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    I have good days and bad days. Today would be the latter. I really want to cut but cigarette burns are easier and less noticeable. I hate just laying here overthinking. Kill me.
    TheLonelyStoner95 TheLonelyStoner95 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 2

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    Just left an abusive relationship for the second time . I lived with him for a year . 80% of the time he is my best friend and 20% my nightmare. I've gotten spit on, thrown against...
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    My mom used to smoke when she was pregnant with me but she stopped. Now 16 years later I found a lighter and a pack of cigarettes in her purse when I was looking for her car keys...
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    I lose weight. I gain weight. I completely restrict myself. I binge....but in a matter of weeks not days. I'm so hard on myself but I've been overweight forever!!!! Why can't I...
    Jackiebh Jackiebh 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    I was feeling okay about this break up, but now two days have past and I'm so lonely. I don't get texts, I don't get calls. There's no one to cuddle with and make my terrible days...
    shammypurry shammypurry 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Nightmares suck, woke up multiple times night.
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 3 days ago

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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.
    laserabe1 laserabe1 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 2

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    Depression is only temporary darkness. everything is temporary. nothing is truly permanent. people die. memories fade. perspectives shift. so don’t worry, it will pass. -uknown...
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    I sad It's that Plain and simple
    Tilou420 Tilou420 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I'm am in a poor school and I feel like my classes are very slow and it's hard to make friends when everybody around you does not understand the words you use and just treats you...
    Paternator Paternator 13-15, M a week ago

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    Anxiety, weight/image issues, lack of confidence, self-consciousness, ocd, depression, suicidal, respiratory issues, I starve myself. Fml
    IDontEvenKnowAnymore1 IDontEvenKnowAnymore1 13-15, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I get very anxious talking to new people or bi groups. Usually I just get a lump in my throat, completely blank out, or lose track of what I was saying. My voice will get raspy and...
    left4deadspace left4deadspace 16-17, M 3 days ago

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    I was diagnosed with Tachycardia last year at 36 years old. I had never had any heart problems before July 4th 2013. I have however suffered from anxiety and panic attacks since...
    BriniG BriniG 36-40, F Aug 20

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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...
    TheSteps TheSteps 41-45, M Aug 15

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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
    Chasemanning Chasemanning 13-15, M Aug 5

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    I consider myself a patient person (especially where my close friends are concerned) but there comes a time when I have enough of the 'me-me-me-me' talk! I have problems too! We...
    GypsyMiss GypsyMiss 36-40, F 18 hrs ago

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    Today she asked me if I thought I needed to see a therapist. I said yes and she reacted by saying, "ha you think you have problems if you go to therapy with people who have REAL...
    FalseAdulation FalseAdulation 16-17, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Over the past couple of years I have had difficulty falling asleep. It seems that I cannot cross the threshold between being awake and being asleep. I lose concentration and as...
    kwestion999 kwestion999 51-55, M Aug 17

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    I have been crying for two days straight. I have been sleeping all day because I exhaust myself with my thoughts. Now I can't sleep at night. I have also been very angry with my...
    stephaniekaye stephaniekaye 26-30, F 3 days ago

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