Can't Sleep?

United States
January 21, 2007 6:44am CST
Why not? What keeps you awake?
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18 responses
@ssh123 (31100)
• India
21 Jan 07
Sometimes I cannot sleep due to worries. I start doing meditation and even then if I do not get sleep, I start reading books. Then I get sleep. I always feel one should fix the timing for sleep and approximately at that time, one should get into sleep. So also for waking up in the morning.
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• United States
25 Jan 07
My problem is 'staying' asleep.
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• United States
5 Feb 07
If I have to get up early in the morning for something special then I worry about oversleeping and not waking up on time. dumb hih?
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@irishmist (3820)
• United States
25 Jan 08
Stress. I worry a lot about the what if's. Bills keep me awake. Also the day I had at work keeps me awake. I do most of my thinking when I go to bed at night and there is nothing to distract me. So the thoughts in my head seem really loud and keep me awake.
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• United States
25 Jan 08
I am also a *what if* worrier.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
6 Nov 07
Right now an earache caused by one of my wisdom teeth trying to come in is causing me to not be able to sleep. I am going to break down and take some of my Percocet leftover from surgery so I can sleep in a little bit.
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• United States
7 Nov 07
sounds rough...
• Philippines
5 Nov 07
When am faced with a problem and I was soooooo angry, my brain couldn't shut up for sleep for many days because my brain was quarreling the person, my enemy. My skin in the face wrinkled due to poor blood circulation, due to anemia already, so, I prayed and give my anger to Lord Jesus, I surrendered everything because am eaten up with my anger. I decded to console myself by granting forgiveness, that was the time my nerves calmed down and sleep came to me even in daytime. I have now recovered from my wrinkles and have a peaceful mind and heart...lol...
• United States
5 Nov 07
I am glad you were able to overcome your wrinkles. :-)
@Lifeless (2638)
• India
25 Oct 07
Hi there.. Though I get sound sleep almost everynight, but whenever I don't get it, I feel extremely frustrated... And that happens only when I am tensed over smthing, or when I had watched a horror movie last night.. But most of the time, I am extremely tired and get sleep easily...
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• United States
25 Oct 07
watch a horror movie earlier in the day? :-)
@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
25 Oct 07
THe past few nights...my Asthma has kept me awake. I seem to be coughing all of the time, last night I slept on the couch...and that seemed to help..I got in a good 4 hours before the asthma kicked in.
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• United States
25 Oct 07
Oh my goodness. My mom has been coughing alot at night lately. Wonder if the weather is triggering it?
@cikedo (3487)
• United States
25 Oct 07
If I have a hectic day the next day I will usually have trouble sleeping the night before. My mind just won't stop thinking about tomorrow and let me get to sleep. I try to read a bit before going to bed when I feel like that. It makes me sleepy sometimes, other times I won't be able to get to sleep till four in the morning. When I think too much before I fall asleep I end up giving myself nightmares. Stress seems to be the only thing that keeps me awake. Apart from that I can fall asleep as soon as my head hits the pillow.
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• United States
25 Oct 07
Have you tried deep breathing exersizes? I have heard that helps with stress.
• United States
23 Sep 07
When I can't sleep, which is most of the time, I find that I can't turn my mind off. I find myself thinking about whether or not I am ready for the next day; is the laundry all done? Dishes done? Dogs fed? Kids sleeping well? Did I do all of my studying for the next class? Am I going to pass that test? Will I be able to finish school by Christmas? Will I be able to take care of my children once my divorce is final? How will my finances be? All of that runs through my head, with or without music, tv, white noise, anything. I wish I could take sleeping pills sometimes, but I am to worried that I will not here one of the kids if they wake up and need me.
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• United States
24 Sep 07
I have to take sleeping pills to fall asleep. I cannot be woken up, thank God my kids are grown.
@arcidy (5016)
• United States
23 Sep 07
Usally when I have a lot of stuff on my mind thats what keeps me up at night time. Like if Im starting a job the next day I would be thinking about that job continuslely and how its going to be. Or like the first day of school I would be thinking of school a lot and how its going to be. Stuff like that makes me not be able to sleep at night time.
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• United States
23 Sep 07
Reviewing the days activities or previewing the next day's is one way of not sleeping. LOL :-)
@Jshean20 (14367)
• Canada
23 Sep 07
Anything and everything keeps me awake! I'm a worryer and probably worry about things that I shhouldn't...just can't help it though. Lately, I've been worrying about money and I worry about my family (I live 2 hours away so I feel left out a lot of the time, plus my mother is my best friend and I never see her).
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• United States
23 Sep 07
We moved an hour away from my mom and it is killing me also. I think alot about her before falling asleep.
• United States
17 Sep 07
I usually sleep pretty well, but sometimes I am kept awake by the train going by, crickets, vehicles or big trucks going down the interstate, and thinks like that.
• United States
18 Sep 07
hmmm...sometimes *white noise* like crickets, trains and fans put me to sleep. LOL
@dhouston (417)
• United States
22 Jan 07
And first you should discuss the issue yourself! What keeps *you* awake? I have restless legs syndrome, and it is a problem even thugh I take aprescription medicine for it. health problems probably acccount for poor sleep for many people. Stress and bad conscience are common problems that keep many people awake, too.
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• United States
3 Feb 07
I take Requip for the RLS. The docs said it is like I am running a marathon at night.
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• Philippines
22 Jul 07
I do not have any problems about sleeping but i do have problems about getting enough sleep. I would have to stay awake sometimes no matter how I feel sleepy becoz there are some works to be done. Clients sometimes give me rush jobs. Too tiring but anyway, I do enjoy those works.
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• United States
26 Jan 07
I am usually kept up by worries that I have going on in my life at the moment whether it be a bill or how am I going to help someone, but it also doesnt help that I get insomnia when I am pregnant no does it? lol
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• United States
24 Jan 07
The day I had keeps me awake! I can be so tired and can't wait to go to bed, and then once I'm there...Everything that happened all through the day goes through my head! And different scenarios of how I could have done things differently at the time. I wish I could just shut off my day, but I haven't learned how to do that, yet!
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• Philippines
21 Jan 07
cant sleep? turn on some slow soft music. A recent study published in the Journal of Advance Nursing. A sleep pattern study found that people with sleeps problem showed improvement after listening to soft music.
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@imrajesh (1968)
• India
21 Jan 07
i get enough sleep. i think that depression and tension are the major sleep inhibitors. i m awake coz i surf net most of the time.
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