Insomnia Bites

Rothesay, New Brunswick
March 3, 2016 1:39am CST
Honestly, I don't really know why but I have suffered from this since I was a child. Even from an extremely young age I can remember either laying in my room staring at the ceiling or standing in my bedroom window looking down at the dark street. I just couldn't seem to sleep. Now as an adult it's even worse for me. There are nights like tonight when I just can't sleep at all. I hate it because I actually like sleeping! I envy those who do not suffer from his problem! I'm clueless as to why I my have suffered it as a child but these days however I am certain its because of my daily stress and worries that come comes with the responsibilities of being an adult and a single parent. Yet, it bothers me because want to sleep and can't. Then the next day I can barely function. Not everything gets done that needs to be done and thus the cycle continues. Does anyone suffer from this or am I the only one?
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@mavlana (1037)
• India
3 Mar 16
You are under pressure.Memories and fear of past..worried about future...so spoiling the present...you need to be at peace with yourself.
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• Rothesay, New Brunswick
3 Mar 16
This is actually true, and yes I do.
@mavlana (1037)
• India
3 Mar 16
@indiandevil If you are aware of your situations...you should try to make it out.
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• Rothesay, New Brunswick
3 Mar 16
@mavlana I will certainly try.
@paigea (21035)
• Canada
3 Mar 16
I have always suffered from insomnia since childhood too. Usually, after a really bad night I sleep okay the next night if I don't go to bed too early. But I am sure dragging through the day.
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• Rothesay, New Brunswick
3 Mar 16
Yes, I know what you mean. I'm trying to stay awake today to break the cycle. It's not exactly easy though.
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@paigea (21035)
• Canada
3 Mar 16
@indiandevil Some people can nap and still sleep at night. I think a short nap, early in the day could be a good thing on those days, but once I fall asleep for a nap I sleep too long; wake up groggy and remain groggy until the time I should be going to sleep and then I am awake all night again. So, I avoid naps!
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• Rothesay, New Brunswick
3 Mar 16
@paigea I'm the same way! I have so much trouble getting to sleep but once I pass out that's it there is no waking me up until I'm good and ready to get up.
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• Aberdeen, Scotland
3 Mar 16
I can't sleep sometimes either, it's so frustrating isn't it!
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• Rothesay, New Brunswick
3 Mar 16
Yes very! Especially considering I love dreaming it fascinates me but in order to dream, I need to sleep!
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• Aberdeen, Scotland
3 Mar 16
@indiandevil I know I'm the same as you I just love to dream
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• Rothesay, New Brunswick
3 Mar 16
@lovebeingmummy2 I know right! It's fun especially when you're lucid.
@TRBRocks420 (61035)
• Banks, Oregon
3 Mar 16
I keep graveyard hours, but I do eventually sleep, just not until 4 or 5 am lol.
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• Rothesay, New Brunswick
3 Mar 16
Yes! Same here, though usually its 7:30am-3PM for me.
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@marlina (60998)
• Canada
3 Mar 16
I couldn't sleep last night and I can see that the day will have some naps included in it.
• Rothesay, New Brunswick
3 Mar 16
I totally understand that. It's like a daily occurrence for me!
@scheng1 (24949)
• Singapore
3 Mar 16
In this case, you have to get more supplements, such as iron, and calcium to ease you into sleep. You can take mulitvitamin pill and if you still have sleeping problem, supplement it with iron and calcium pill. I use melantonin whenever i have difficulty in falling asleep.
• Rothesay, New Brunswick
3 Mar 16
I can't take many vitamins. I never could even pregnant they made me sick. I never tried Melatonin, maybe I should.
@fishtiger58 (30304)
• Momence, Illinois
3 Mar 16
My youngest son is almost 24 and has suffered from insomnia almost his whole life. I wish I could help but I don't know what to do anymore for him or you.
@CoralLevang (39900)
• United States
3 Mar 16
You have just described my life. I cannot tell you how many times over the years and I'm talking the last 50 years that I could have written your exact post. There are times that I have gone to work and had been up for 48 to 60 hours before I can go back to sleep, though usually not always that bad. And when I am tired I lie down and then all of a sudden my mind starts racing. And then I'm awake again, so on the good days I'm usually getting only about 3 to 4 hours of sleep. It really is no good
@dazzledlady (1626)
• Philippines
3 Mar 16
Such a horrible experience I am lucky enough that I dont have insomia. But I did experience having difficulty sleeping at night because I was too anxious and now I dont want a repeat performanve of that.
@Ronrybs (7075)
• London, England
3 Mar 16
I used to get this a lot. I got into a routine before bed, and don't suffer so much recently. I think the main thing was turning the TV off a couple of hours before turning in.