Reasons Why You Can't Sleep ...

@leateagee (3667)
China
November 20, 2008 12:33pm CST
maybe because you need to stay awake for a project or a something else that needs to be done. Or you really work at night. Are you one of the owls or a vampire??? Well, tonight I can't sleep. I don't know why. I am tired but my body isn't just retreating to bed yet. I didn't drink anything that keeps me awake today. Maybe I am just getting old and you know ... needing less sleep. I am glad that I have mylot to keep me company. Anyway, what are some of your reasons that keep you awake and what do you do????
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23 responses
@Beruang (1309)
• Malaysia
20 Nov 08
I am having the same problem too. Now it is already 2:49am over here and I am still wide awake. The problem is, it would be hard for me to wake up tomorrow morning to go to work and it would make it difficult to stay awake at work. I have been trying to go to sleep earlier but I woke up again. So instead of wasting my time staring at the ceiling, I have decided to post something on myLot. At least by doing this, my sleepless time is not wasted and in fact it woul dgive me some income. Well, I can feel that I am really tired now and I hope that I would be able to sleep now and dream some dreams of getting another payment from myLot next month. Hope that you would be able to get some sleep too. Cheers!
@leateagee (3667)
• China
21 Nov 08
Well, I was able to sleep around 3 am already. Sad thing is just like you I had a hard tome waking up in the morning. I am an early riser so even though I just fell a sleep my body clock just automatically wakes me up at 6 in the morning. I will try my best to sleep early. Thanks for the response. Happy every day!!!
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
23 Nov 08
Well... i just experienced a sleepless night last saturday... because my daughter caught a cold... and she would wake up every few minute to cry... so i was not able to get any sleep... because i carried her and hugged her everytime she cried... good thing we both were able to take a nap in the afternoon... that somewhat compensated to our lack of sleep the previous night...
@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
21 Nov 08
Well i am already sleepy but i have to respond this one for the last time to reach my minimum post before going to bed. Its already 2.15 in the mourning here and everybody in the house are asleep. I am the only one staying late at night because of this. I think mylot is the reason why i cant sleep, because i love to respond more and participate the discussion. I look like a vampire already.
@magnel (2263)
• India
21 Nov 08
The reason for me being awake is because of my office timing scheduled in the night. So I keep working whole night and sleep the whole day, just like the Bats or the Owls.
@zoeyren (26)
• China
21 Nov 08
I have the same problem these days.Though I feel so sleepy and tired,I still stay awake for one or two hours at least after going to bed.Maybe cause i suffered a lot recently,but I don't know exactly. I just did nothing so that I could sleep quickly. Bad sleep resulted in more tiredness.It's really a bad cycle.Hopeful it will be better tonight!
@moyan007 (26)
• China
21 Nov 08
I am also a vampire.It is not the reason that i can't sleep,actually i can fall asleep immediately after i were lying on bed.I worked all day and did the things that i do not interested in.I think i should use my spare time to do something i really interested in. Night is absolutely a perfect time, it 's quiet and make my mind clearly that i can write something.But the big problem is that i always feel tired when i was at work.I am confused how to deal with the conflict between the work and my interest.
@glamchic (17)
• Philippines
21 Nov 08
It can be quite absurd as to why we can't sleep, normally we can't sleep because we have so many things to do like school work or office work that we ended up staying up all night just to get them done, or we are so stressed or freaking worried on something for the next day or we can't sleep simply because we can't. Most of the time I end up lying in the bed, with eyes wide open and staring blankly in the ceiling, I think it's better when I can't sleep because I have to finish something than can't sleep because I simply don't know why I can't. My initial assumption is maybe it's because of restlessness, sometimes we really have to let go of all our worries just so we can have a carefree and relaxed mind in order to settle to a deep and peaceful slumber.
@max1950 (2313)
• United States
21 Nov 08
age,that's what i'm thinking,ever since i retired in 98 i get maybe 4 hrs sleep a nite.i've tried everything,all the sleep aids,ambien,etc but nothing works and it's really a pain so i'll be keeping an eye on this discussion in hope of finding out ways to get some zzzzz's.i do no caffine after 2 pm,don't drink and i even went back to work for awhile hoping that would work but it didn't.it just makes the day sooooooo long especially now with the clocks turned back an hour.
• Philippines
21 Nov 08
i used to have the same problem. i had trouble sleeping that i'm still awake at 3am. i don't know what i did but now, i'm already sleeping before 11pm. maybe because i'm tired from work and it's also i'm too tired after our practice at our dojo.
• Philippines
21 Nov 08
i also sleep late or i didnt sleep at night sometimes, why? it's because, sometimes, i need to do my projects which it takes much time because my course is a computer subject. i know that when your taking a computer subject, you can't sleep at the right time and you can't complete your sleep. well, that was acording to some of my friends who also take computer subjects. and ii think tht was true. 2nd why i can't sleep, it's because, sometimes, i think of my problem, which sometimes, i really can't carryout. and if i can't sleep, i spend my time surfing the net. well, as my advice you better try to lay down on your bed then after that, you will never notice that youre asleep. happy mylotting!
• India
21 Nov 08
some times agood tv programme which make you think about it.some stupid thingswhich we do without much thinking and laterrepent andcrib overit instead of wiping it out from memory with a smile .sometimes over joy or lots of thinking abouttomorrow.in this situation generally itry to recollect the last time when i made someone happy and heart ful smile on their face.i try to find out what stopped me again doing those small small things. anyone can get good sleep by remembering good things in their life here iam not talking about big fancy charitees socialworks etc. the small helps you do to the people around you when they need it and feel shy to ask you.be grateful to god for keeping you in good position to help others without hurting their dignity.you neednot confess anything to anybody.try to be honest with your self without any hipocrasy.then tellme whether you had a nice sleep or not . believe your innerself and answer the questions your heart asks with honesty .because you are the only examinar
@gracie04 (4554)
• Philippines
21 Nov 08
The reason why i can't sleep is because I have sleeping problems.. i usually go to bed around 4:00 AM..
• United States
21 Nov 08
When I can't sleep it is usually because I am thinking. I think all the time about random things and about the future. I can't shut my brain off at times and it drives me crazy. When I can't sleep I try to count lol. Yes it is lame but sometimes it actually does help. If not i just lay in bed until my brain gets tired and i eventually fall asleep.
• India
21 Nov 08
I too normally sleep late night only,from my childhood i had the habit of sleeping late by night.Ill watch tv for a while and then start my chat with my friends through messenger.But i sleep well, i will go for bed by 1 O clock and getup from bed by 7 or 7:30.
• India
21 Nov 08
I too normally sleep late night only,from my childhood i had the habit of sleeping late by night.Ill watch tv for a while and then start my chat with my friends through messenger.But i sleep well, i will go for bed by 1 O clock and getup from bed by 7 or 7:30.
@tibzoy (110)
• Philippines
21 Nov 08
When you can't sleep tight at night, it means there must be something bothering you that raises your anxiety levels. I can't sleep soundly the night before every major exams at school. What I usually do is drink milk and set aside what's bothering me for awhile.
@ckhair13 (185)
• United States
21 Nov 08
Usually the reason why I can't sleep is cuz I have something on my mind. Usually I am worried about the finances lately, but sometimes its about work cuz there is just so much drama there & I can't wait to find a new job, but that's a whole other story! Also if I have to get up in the middle of the night with the baby then I have a really hard time falling back to sleep afterwards. Generally she sleeps al night, but she's been sick this week. Oh, I have another good reason why I can't sleep sometimes-my husband is the loudest snorer ever! I should buy a wood burning stove cuz he saws enough wood in his sleep to supply us all winter!
@ersmommy1 (12596)
• United States
20 Nov 08
I just have insomnia. Plus being 8 months pregnant, having a little person kicking the crud out of you all night doesn't help matters. It can be rough. I usually try for a nap at some point. But then that can make sleeping at night harder. I do mylotting too, when I can't sleep. Hope you get some rest soon.
@katrhina23 (1282)
• United States
20 Nov 08
I cant sleep if I am too tired. Because my body aches and I feel every pain. Maybe you were too tired and your muscles are not rested or cant rest at all.
• United Kingdom
20 Nov 08
There are a few occasions that I find it difficult to sleep! What is going through my mind on these occasions? Worry! Fear! Problems, problems and more problems! Still, I eventually do get to sleep and I wake up in the morning all refreshed. I guess the whole cycle repeats itself! I guess everyone finds it hard to sleep from time to time. I love to drink a mug of hot milk, I find that this helps me on my way! Problems generally prevent people from entering the land of nod! I sometimes like to meditate and I find that this also helps me. Will I get to sleep tonight? I'm slowly working on it! Andrew