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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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    RageGod RageGod 16-17, M Jun 2, 2014

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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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    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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    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...
    Id0ntKn0wwwww Id0ntKn0wwwww 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 18, 2014

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

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    aammmy aammmy 18-21, F 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Efoile Efoile 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 28, 2014

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    aammmy aammmy 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 8, 2014

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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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    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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    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 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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    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 1 Response Nov 21, 2014

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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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    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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    (':

    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I'm wondering if somethings wrong with me or if anyone can connect. Naturally, on weekends and when I dont have something to get up for, I sleep 9-11 hours. Weekdays it's all over...
    tjindigo tjindigo 18-21, F Apr 13

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    Since wifey died takes ages to get to sleep. I ready alot, watch movies instead of sleeping til im tired enough 2 sleep. Alot of times I just sleep in living room an bed cold...
    Widower1 Widower1 31-35 Apr 16

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    I take 2 kinds of sleeping pills and seroquel and i bearly sleep. fml
    Ang012685 Ang012685 26-30, F Apr 16

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    I wish my brain was a computer with a simple off switch. My instead my brains like a 8 year old with ADD.
    Thespistx Thespistx 26-30, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I have these problems too but for my boyfriend this is a big.. well, issue. I have to wake him up everyday, even if we wouldn't be going anywhere. (Day like this for example.) I've...
    Pagan7 Pagan7 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    I have many problems but I guess everyone does. I don't really talk to many people so I don't have anyone to talk to about my problems. I love talking to people but people don't...
    toiletwater toiletwater 16-17, M 2 Responses Apr 25

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    Every time i talk to a person i start to feel uncomfertable because i never now what to talk about. If a person talks to me i can respond but i have a very hard starting an...
    wouter94 wouter94 18-21, M Apr 9

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    I take pills and medicine but I feel like **** in the mornings... Any ideas that may actually help me fall asleep besides pills? ( please don't say a warm cup of milk or counting...
    TheWorldsExiled TheWorldsExiled 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    Yup. I really want to sleep at this point of time but i don't know how. Fudge
    pawpawyumul pawpawyumul 16-17, F Apr 16

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    awful night last night feel awful today
    mysmugcat mysmugcat 41-45, F 5 Responses Apr 20

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    how remained awake tonight?
    gigus gigus 22-25, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Looking at old photos.... I couldn't seem to believe I'm am still me. I have problems with looking myself in the mirror now... what do I do ?!
    monatonie monatonie 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    Always and every time, I crush on girls every 5 heart beats, it gets real annoying since most of the time I have no reason to like them it's just cause they look good (can't get...
    MrSpecify MrSpecify 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    I am a good looking ,medical student ,i'm been through alot in my loft i came from a dysfunctional family ,i lost my mom 10 years ago but she was damaged to and cannot love us as...
    farfar1984 farfar1984 26-30, F Apr 12

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    I wet the bed, but I think it's hot when other girls wet the bed, too. And I also get major-league turned on by seeing other girls wet themselves. I have problems /.
    wetgirl21 wetgirl21 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    I think the dumbest things sometimes. Earlier I was thinking to myself "I'd be happy most of the time if I didn't have social anxiety. Everything would be so much easier." That's...
    ambivalentFriability ambivalentFriability 18-21 3 days ago

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    So I was spending the night at a friend's house. There was a fan on the ceiling. In the dream, the fan was slightly more centered in te room we were sleeping in. Since there is no...
    Angel14794 Angel14794 16-17, F 4 hrs ago

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    Ok so I have been having these weird 'episodes' and I have been to the doctors many times and they continue to say it's nothing. I'm going to just list off all my symptoms: 1...
    Lilylight Lilylight 13-15 11 hrs ago

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    sleeping alone sometimes is ok.. but the feeling of one you love in your arms, the closeness, is simply perfect. to share the warmth and comfort of one you trust is truly one of...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M 2 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    I just started sleeping naked and I am 24 LOL. I get a wood after removing my clothes but after few seconds it is like a dead fish.
    penduwarrior penduwarrior 22-25, M 11 hrs ago