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I Have Sleep Disorders

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    Finally...I'm Not Crazy!!

    I have been plagued with this sleep 'disturbance' ever since I was a child. I used to ask a lot of people if they ever had this happen to them...and had never had one person ever say they had. I started, over the years, to question myself. Was I crazy? Was this some sort of deep...
    MissBehaviour MissBehaviour 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 22, 2013

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    Simple

    i just wake up every morning between 3 and 4 am not been diagnosed with anything and i must admit I am not tired but it is a pain i just lie there and think of becoming a woman and what I would do
    christinemelody christinemelody 56-60, T 2 Responses Feb 10, 2013

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    Hypersomnolence....

    It has taken 10 years for the doctors to listen to me about my constant fatigue....First it was "You are the mommy of two babies.." ( my boys are 1 year apart) Then it was depression and anxiety.... A few years ago I found out that I have hypothyroidism...almost no thyroid levels...
    liveinlove2 liveinlove2 31-35 2 Responses Jan 2, 2011

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    Sometimes, I just can't sleep.

    I can go the whole day without sleeping. I also don't get enough sleep. It don't like this because I feel tired and nervous the whole day. Things are worse when I have to work. It is not that I can't sleep like having 'insomnia ' or something. I just don't feel tired or want to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 8

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    Sleepies

    hi all, just wanted to share here. have any of you heard of Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrom? well, that's what i have, and sometimes i just hate it! a lot of people give me grief because they claim there is no such thing and that i could change my sleep patterns if i really tried...
    earthdragon earthdragon 31-35, F Jul 25, 2008

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    Getting Help For Sleep Disorders

    There are over 80 different sleep disorders. Sleep apnea  is probably  the most recognized. These disorders can be of Pulmonary ,neurological ,or behavioral in nature, or  a combination of all three. Sleep can effect many body organs and functions.If you think you have a...
    Sleepingsam Sleepingsam 56-60 Apr 1, 2012

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    Not Sure What It's Called But, Yes.

    I have a form of sleep apnea that makes me moan in my sleep. Literally, I orgasmically moan in my sleep. I'm not feeling anything yet, I moan like I am. I've gotten a lot of different reactions from it. It's cute, it's funny, it's annoying, it's sexy. (I like that last one. lol...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 25, 2011

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    Found Out I Have Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)

    This is where the legs become irritant even when layer down. They become itchy and can have the impression of something crawling on them. It is horrible and stops me from going to sleep straight away. Eventually when I do get to sleep I have been told I fling my arms everywhere...
    caketin8 caketin8 18-21, F Feb 10, 2013

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    Sleeping Disorders

    That's why I'm sleepingKelly.  I have an entirely different personality when I'm sleeping.  I suffer from Nocturnal Sleep Related Eating Disorder (NSRED) and REM Behavioral Disorder (RBD).  This means that I eat in my sleep and that I also acted out my dreams. ...
    sleepingKelly sleepingKelly 21-25, F 4 Responses May 10, 2007

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    Mental Or Physical Problem?

    “The colour of my soul is iron-grey and sad bats wheel about the steeple of my dreams.” Claude Debussy quotes (French composer, 1862-1918) Just a awesome quote to start off with. Please feel free to tell me what you think and give me advice because I need it. The...
    nurse2nice nurse2nice 31-35, F 8 Responses Jun 4, 2008

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    Getting Worse Than I Thought

    I'm conscious of my health, I know keeping a good balance is the key, eat healthy, exercise, drink lots of water and sleep 8 hours. The fact I don't sleep during the night is considered as sleeping disorder. But lately my sleeping schedule is messing up the whole thing, I used to...
    OoLunaoO OoLunaoO 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 30, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    I've been eating about 500 calories a day, but I throw a lot of it up. I'm not pro ana, because I haven't been losing a lot of weight, I'm just tired of being fat.
    101worthless101 101worthless101 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 27

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    There are times that I and my GFs still have a form of sleepovers and we always have a great time. Because we all have weird schedules, they are usually planned far in advance and...
    Marcette88 Marcette88 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    Last night was a nightmare. I awoke in the middle of the night unable to breathe making horrible noises trying to gasp for air. I was afraid to fall back asleep. It's not the first...
    thisisdave thisisdave 31-35, M Aug 15

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    I have been diagnosed with sleep apnea for a year. Trying to get my CPAP machine.
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I've had my CPAP for several years now. I love it! I can't believe how long I slept without it! When I was younger, my sister would plug my nose and I'd turn over. Wasn't mean, I...
    mrsklemzak mrsklemzak 36-40, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I always had a speech problem, always hated and still hate to say the "R" and the "th" sound, I hate my speech problem
    doubletimeit doubletimeit 18-21, M Jul 29

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    I starved myself for a week now, it's an emotional feeling that comes and goes. Today I accidentally ate and I wasn't hungry now I feel guilty and regret doing that.
    HaileyVogue HaileyVogue 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    I am writing a journal of my research of fear & what I'm still experiencing of my Depersonalization Disorder Fear Very few people don't understand...
    Joman9 Joman9 16-17, M 4 Responses Aug 18

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    304 million people live in the U.S. One in 25 people will have the disorders associated with 'no conscience' which include antisocial personality disorder, sociopath, and...
    TygerLylly TygerLylly 36-40, F Aug 6

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    304 million people live in the U.S. One in 25 people will have the disorders associated with 'no conscience' which include antisocial personality disorder, sociopath, and...
    TygerLylly TygerLylly 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    I ADORE my cousins cuz theyre like sisters to me<3 i love them and NOTHING can bring us apart! We do EVERYTHING together<3 we go to the same hotels, and we have sleep overs...
    ayanak ayanak 13-15, F Aug 2

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    The subsequent prices will not be included Except or else specified: GST, gratuities, alcoholic beverages, foods, room company or other resort incidentals, objects of a private...
    Jewelgzr Jewelgzr 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Ugh. I can't ever sleep at night. But during the day I can take naps & I sleep so good. I don't understand!!!
    ForeverYoung09 ForeverYoung09 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I've been up all night watching television after sleeping all day. Going into work later should be fun.
    luxurycaramel luxurycaramel 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    My sweet boy was born sleeping. I was 34 1/2 weeks pregnant . He had a true knot in his cord and it was also wrapped around his neck . Burying my son Jai'Marri was the hardest...
    brandi1191 brandi1191 31-35, F 1 hr ago

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    Hello, I’m Dr. Horace S. Browntrout, and I’ve just written a hilarious spoof of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM). It’s called Mental...
    DocBrowntrout DocBrowntrout 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    I guess something's are just hard wired, seriously it's my final days of my summer vacation. All I ask for is relaxation, nothing more. But no, my mother who promised to help me...
    MultipleRex MultipleRex 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 13

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    Right now I'm at that point where I just want to kill myself whenever I have a sad thought or bad urge to hate myself,I just wanna block out any sad feelings and get rid of them,it...
    audriluvsall audriluvsall 16-17, F Jul 28

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    New to this. I'm 26 and have been with my fiancé for almost 8 years and we have a 3 year old son. My son's father started taking percocets and moved to smoking crack and shooting...
    Danielle727 Danielle727 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 2

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    Im not actually sure that i am an aspie, but i have a LOT of the symptoms and i just took an online test that put me at borderline for having it. It was one of those short online...
    shinjorai shinjorai 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 11

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    So, so many different kinds. I've run across bigots of every flavor. Raging racists, homophobes, those who condemn people of different faiths, sexists, transphobes, and the kind...
    TheDivineParody TheDivineParody 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 11

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    So, I have not long come out of a private hospital here in the UK as an NHS patient (state funded to you American folks) and it's gone fairly well overall. I went in in a state...
    SolitaryFriend SolitaryFriend 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 16

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    A variety of resorts allow it to be easy so that you can watch the magic of your Maldives in quite possibly the most incredible technique for all - over a seaplane or helicopter...
    Jeffrybup Jeffrybup 31-35, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Danny has LOTS going on. He has a few disorders, OCD, ADHD and depression and he has some other weird things going on from doing bad drugs. The ocd he doesnt like clean everything...
    QuinnMac12 QuinnMac12 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    So I don't know anything for sure yet, but I have been to this psychiatrist who claims a lot of people with the diagnosis BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder) are actually...
    MonaO78 MonaO78 36-40 1 day ago

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    Ever have a best friend that walks of all fours? Well, ever had to get rid of that best friend? This is my experience... I have an amazing, crazy, fun, loving, sweet best friend...
    MacinNoelle MacinNoelle 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Ever since I was a child I have had one of the worst cases of REM disorder (complex sleepwalking) in the history of my family, even worse than my still living grandfather's re...
    Lostsoutherner Lostsoutherner 26-30, F Aug 6

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    I'm usually a great sleeper, going from 10:30, (Sometimes 11:00) at night to 8:00 in the morning. But last night was odd. I had some negative thoughts running through my head, so...
    PopcornLadder PopcornLadder 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 29

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    How To Have Weird Dreams.... We spend half of our lives asleep and dreaming. Often we wake up fascinated the next morning by what passed in the night when we weren’t even fully...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 31

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    Last night I didnt sleep so well. I laid down way earlier than normal cause my body said it was tired. But my mind or something wasnt i guess. I laid there for about 30 or 40 mins...
    dekantheeccentriciceman dekantheeccentriciceman 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 31

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    I got a very bad habit of doing this... and every time i do this i regret it as I wake up feeling crap, groggy and it affects me all day long! But i don't know what it is... the...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    I was 13 when I had my first sp experience, it was one of the "normal" ones, you'd fall asleep waking up and your frozen and can't move ,you have weight as if something on top of...
    RNB123 RNB123 13-15 Aug 5

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    My work schedule and my Tourette's keeps messing up my sleep schedule. I have periods where I can't sleep no matter what I try. I'm just too awake. I work as a music school teacher...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M Aug 9

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    I cant sleep at night, like at all. I never get tired at night and when I do go to bed I end up laying there awake until sunrise. I think I have delayed sleep phase syndrome. my...
    silentgirl1234 silentgirl1234 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    To preface, I'd like to say HELLOOO i'm new to EP and just signed up today. I'm an 18-year-old girl going on 19 next Sunday and i'd really appreciate some advice on DPD. I...
    kellythewolf kellythewolf 18-21, F Aug 14

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    I am so sick of having this!! It causes so many problems for me. Everyone around me just thinks I'm lazy when I can't help it. I take so many different sleeping medications just to...
    dannyfelis131 dannyfelis131 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 18

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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 6 days ago

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