There are plenty of reasons to not get a good night's sleep. When these lead to problems falling or staying asleep, you may have insomnia. What causes you to have insomnia? Are there certain things that are especially disruptive? How does stress change your sleep? Share Your Reasons
sleep kills us
- for anyone who wishes to seek help>? the only help you need is to not share your problems to the world, secondly , taking drugs to sleep will only worsen your sleep cycle even more, thirdly. everyone is different, at times, when i am drinking all night and sleep 4 hours then go to work ,I am fine, sometimes if not in better condition than if i were not drinking, and sleeping for 6-8 hours a day. so when the body and mind realizes that you had plenty of sleep whether it is 4 or 10 hours ,This would be as normal as nature can offer
- —Guest sleeping hours 1-8 are normal
To guest Pokemon
- You say you never sleep. Guess what?! You MUST get some shut-eye OR you wouldn't be experiencing dreams. Tah! Dah! :) You have to be asleep in order to dream. Congrats. to you, my young friend. However, you could have sleep epnea where you wake up alot during your sleep cycles. It would be worth looking into. Good luck.
Agrivation and restless while trying to
- When i am tired at night i can fall asleep very quickly. But then for some odd reason i wake up about 2 hrs later. Then i have trouble going back to sleep. I feel very restless and i have this wierd agiitatioon in my shoulders. I dont know what that means. When that happens i try and sleep on the couch but the same thing happens i wake up every 2 hrs. In the morning i get soo moody and then all day my mood is just not the same.
- —Guest Jeny
Bipolar and insomnia
- I get about 3-4 hrs sleep at best. What meds can a bipolar take who is on meds for bipolar?
- —Guest Carol
Chemotherapy indused insomnia
- Six years ago when I started receiving chemotherapy for breast cancer my brain stopped sleeping. I can stay awake for days unless I take a sleeping pill. I think the chemo messed up some hormones in my brain but I've never been tested or treated for this. I just take my sleeping pill.
- —Guest Emily
can not sleep due to rls, please help
- I am suffering from RLS bad. I need some advice on how to handle this please. I will try anything to get a good nights sleep
- —Guest pjporter
- Usually I come home from work turn : turn on the tv and try to sip on hot tea to relax but lately I've noticed that I've been restless. Jumping and closing my eyes haven't been a problem fore but subconsciously I haven't been able to rest I notice I'm still up around 3-4 am and I have to work the next day. I'm 19 and I want to know do I suffer from sleep insomnia ?
- —Guest EdwinWind11
I forgot what sleep is like
- I have been dealing with a sleeping disorder for as long as I can remember. As a child I can remember looking at the clock thinking "when will I sleep". As an adult I still think the same not much had changed. I have seen a sleep specialist who gave me a booklet on how to sleep with most of the readings were what not to do before bed. I'm thinking "I know what not to do, I'm not doing it" why can't I still not sleep.
- —Guest Dave
- I have truble deeling with my mood disorder bipolar tipe 2. I get made fun of and called reatarded. I'm youneek and that's. Y I get made fun of. Peaple also don't beleve me wen I. Tell them about my absent seziurs and think I'm acting stupid wen they c my eyes role and my haed gos to the side my eyes role. I also stair off. My pooples get big. Then it ends and feel sleepy and sleep for 2 minets. My seziurs come from tuberous sclerosis. I'm trying to. stop bullying. I play with kids and teach not 2 bully. They lern very well. I'm 21 and a haf years old. I just got a new punch bag. I try 2 use it a little everyday. Its not helping my moods.my moods mes with my sleep.breth ments help a little. Do u have an extra ideeus to help. Thinks if u do. Pease out. Fr karissa k
- —Guest karissa k daigneault
Would love real sleep
- Most days I got to sleep anywhere between 3 and 7 AM, and only sleep 3 to 4 hours. No matter how tired I feel, I can't seem to get my mind to stop racing. Generally I go on like this for a few weeks, then get one night where my body is so exhausted it kind of just shuts down and I get one good night of sleep. I've tried sleeping pills, but they don't work most of the time, and the few that did worked too well. I don't know what to do, but I know this can't be healthy!!!
- —Guest Stacie
- Over the past seven years I have struggled with a very unusual sleep pattern .i can go to bed on a Monday night say 10 pm and fall asleep and not wake up until Thursday morning I do not drink,eat,or use the toilet during my sleep period.i can also wake up on a Monday and stay awake for up to 3days.normally I get up at 10am and can be asleep by 10.15am some days I just doze off for an hour sometimes for 6 hours my life is no worth living the way I am I can not plan holidays,hospital appointments,even seeing my grand children any help with this problem would be like winning the lottery regards D. From Manchester U.K
- —Guest Dennis Walton
- I can NEVER SLEEP in fact, I should be asleep now, it is like 4:30 in the morning, and i am really tired, but i feel like i had 100billion drinks with caffene in it, but i didn't even have part of 1. Im really confused, i don't know how i make it through school every day i barely stay aawake and forget almost EVERYTHING i should remember that day, i don't bother my parents with not sleeping every night, maybe once or twich a week, even though it happens EVERY NIGHT *(screams)* does it sound as if i have inssomnia or apnea? Or am i just crazy stupid wierd (not to mention the terrible dreams ive been having) and my homework has been stressing me out *(and 4 my pokemon peoplez i wish i had a hypnos or jiggly puff 2 get me to s . L . E . E . P .
- —Guest pokemon 4:30 in morning!Aaaahhh
It's our culture that's a disorder
- There must be a natural or survival reason that our natural circadian cycle is NOT exactly 24 hours. It did us just fine before we started to use clocks to organize our lives. (For awhile clocks were luxuries and navigation aids.) The 'slightly off' circadian cycle had a reason to evolve in our species. However, as we moved toward an industrialized society, we were also forced to succumb to a draconian, regimented work cycle, run by artificial mechanisms, and not our intrinsic body rhythms. So the culture today ignores our true individual natures. If you are a night-owl, you have a 'disorder', because the work world values early risers. Those of us in touch with our 'non-entrained' personal rhythms are cruelly patronized and told we have a 'disorder'. Only a century ago, being left-handed was a 'disorder'. Hopefully the greed-driven, industrial society someday recognizes its own unnatural obsessions, and let's us work and rest as we were meant to.
- —Guest Diana
Why call it a disorder?
- I am sick to death of people calling something that doesn't fit the mould as a 'disorder'. It wasn't so long ago that being left-handed was considered a 'disorder'. About 30% of the population are 'owls' = their circadian cycle tends toward being up late, and being productive later in the day, regardless of 'entraining' by daylight and other means. You early-morning 'larks' out there are doing everything in your power to make us all 'early to bed, early to rise' zombies. Including calling a normal sleep cycle a 'disorder'. Stop it already.
- —Guest navguild
- To Jennifer: Try earplugs or earphones. If you are near a place that sells guns, they probably have them. To Mihal: Buspar is a common treatment for anxiety. There are also various relaxation exercises. To PLMS: Sleep Apena usually does not involve punching, etc. To Kookykathy: Nuvigal or caffeine pills might help.
I take ambein to get to sleep. It works very well but can have strange side effects. In my case, numerous people have told me about phone conversations they have had with me which I have absolutely no recollection of. This can be important. Once I apparently made a Drs. appointment but then missed it because I had no recollection of having made it. I've turned the ringer on the phone off when I go to sleep.
The worst case I read about was someone driving to work in the middle of the night and then being woken up by someone once he got there.
- —Guest Bill