have you experienced sleeplessness

China
October 10, 2011 6:12am CST
nowadays, I could hard make myself to stop my mind to have a peach sleep. I have been afraid of the long night, which just like the nightmare. I try my best to close my eyes to sleep but in vain. something horrible or scared often comes to my mind. and I never had a good sleep. what is worse, it makes me become mad and have totally changed my temper. could you give me some advice ?
9 responses
• China
11 Oct 11
I often wake up during sleeping,so I can never sleep well,and usually I sleep no more than 5 hours a day!But at noon I had better manage to have a nap for about 1 hour,or it's very easy for me to get a headache.Though I'm nearly 1.65 meters but my weight is about 52 kilograms,hehe.I think I cannot gain weight just because of bad sleeping. Since I can't change this situation I have to accept it as long as my health is ok and just let it be. As for you,since I don't know what your main reasons are,I advice you to think of less and accept what you can not change.Have a nice day!
• Philippines
11 Oct 11
wow you are having an insomia.. You think so many things, your brain is very awake. Try to meditate, close eyes and start to release the worries. Or pray talk to the one up there, talk to HIM all your worries. And try to drink milk in the evening to that helps thou a little.
• United States
10 Oct 11
take notes of whats on your mind right before going to bed. This will keep your mind from worrying about these things. This was recommended to me by a doctor for sleeplessness.
10 Oct 11
I know what its like not to sleep, after recently recovering from being a stress induced insomniac I've spent night after night not sleeping, In my case bad dreams were not really much of a problem due to it being stress induced but I understand how the lack of sleep affects your mood. During my worst time it was very difficult to calm down and not release the built up anger at the wrong times. Personally I think you need to take some time off from work if possible, relax and just do something you enjoy but don't try to sleep just enjoy yourself and then take yourself to bed once you feel tired. If these bad dreams keep occurring try listening to music at night or maybe find something to take your mind off it. Hope I help! :)
@viney17 (688)
• Philippines
10 Oct 11
you mean insomnia? Well just relaxed and think of nothing, the more your mind works the more you will be active and can't sleep, i also asked about this thing and many mylotters told me to drink milk before i go to bed. Or go watch tv, listen to music, read a book until your eyes feels sleepy.
@WakeUpKitty (8706)
• Netherlands
10 Oct 11
I have sleelessness frequently in the past years. If I am too tired to sleep I have that problem but also if my mind keeps very busy or if I feel very itchy. Before I went out of my bed, doing something else, hoping I would be able to sleep if I would go back. But mostly that doesn't work for me (or I am too tired to get out of my bed again). So now I stay in bed, sometimes I listen to some music or read a bit. My sleeplessness has nothing to do with watching tv just before I go to bed or being too active. By now I know it will go over sooner or later by it self. That doesn't mean I feel like broke but it makes me less worried about that. What you also can do is writing down what bothers you or if you have great plans or things you should not forget write it down while you are in bed and tell yourself you will break your brains about that next day or week. If it comes to your nightmares or horrible/scared thoughts ask yourself what exactly is the thing that scares you. You have to try to write down the story/dream/thought and see each line or worth separate. Ask yourself what that means to you. Might be if you do it that way your dream will give you an interesting message. Try to look different at your dreams/scares so the fright won't keep you awake. There is a good reason why you have dreams like that. So look for the message and see what you can change in your life. If you change the dreams will be gone too. I wish you a great nightrest.
@megamatt (14329)
• United States
10 Oct 11
Only when I have a lot on my mind. Thankfully that doesn't happen too often. But there tend to be periods where it does. I might as well just not try going to sleep during those times. I'm wasting time and energy trying, as I toss and turn, trying to put myself out but it is a losing battle these times. It seems to happen every now and again for a few days and I'm glad that it doesn't happen much more often. I would really try doing something relaxing. Something to ease the mind. Most certainly do not deal with any problematic issues right before you go to sleep. That is something that can cause us not to get the right amount of sleep, that can get us through the evening. It is extremely difficult sometimes to sleep as well. Beyond that that's about all I can say.
@umabharti (3976)
• India
10 Oct 11
Try to put all things aside,in ur weekend just stop everything,like pc,mobile,try to go to some hotel and take a room ,then tell them not to disturb u,hav ur self a good rest,let the hotel waiter wakeup u for ur food .May be two days is enough for regaining back to ur normal state.
• United States
10 Oct 11
I just had my baby a few days ago and my sleep has really sucked to be honest. Last night was the worse... She only slept for about 3 hours all the way and then was up the rest of the time. She is sleeping now but I have other kids so going to sleep right now wont work for me.