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Old 04-26-11, 11:10 AM
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Re: Sleeping/Insomnia Forum

I've started a very had habit. I take sleeping pills 4 or 5 nights a week. If I don't I seem to stay up till 3 am. My brain doesn't ever shut off and I lay in bed just thinking about stupid S**T! I've got work in the morning and can't be cranky. I do wake up well rested, I dream and are a little sleepy but I wake up with-in half an hour.

Anyone else do this or have done this?
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Re: Sleeping/Insomnia Forum

hi im alicia and i have the trouble getting to sleep and staying asleep. sometimes just feel so restless or have so many things on my mind sleep seems impossible. once i do manage getting to sleep i have a hard time staying asleep i wake up periodically to toss and turn sometimes itll take me 10mins to find a comfortable postion and get back to sleep, just to wake up a while later and do it again. sometimes its really frustrating and im tired constantly.
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Re: Sleeping/Insomnia Forum

I'm Caitlin, I've had insomnia as far back as I can remember.
Even as a kid, I never wanted to go to sleep. I've noticed that I've gone through periods of time when it's really bad (months of not getting enough sleep, tossing and turning until 3 or 4), and sometimes I'll have a few months when I sleep great. I really can't figure out what switches this on and off! I've tried sleeping meds, but if I take them regularly I build up a tolerance and they stop working.

I've found that reading in bed at night has helped a little. It doesn't always help me fall asleep, but it does make me more relaxed. I use a book light instead of keeping the light on in the whole room, which helps a little too. For me the stress over not sleeping is worse than being tired, so if I can't sleep I try to at least be doing something that calms me down!
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Re: Sleeping/Insomnia Forum

Oh, insomnia. Just called into work sick because I couldn't sleep last night. I usually go anyway, all cranky and bleary, but I couldn't do it today.

Lack of sleep leaves me open to triggers for a mini-meltdown, and I don't want to risk it. My meds do not work on my ADHD symptoms if I haven't slept.

What gives? I do all the recommended things to support a regular sleep cycle, but I cannot sleep through the night. Sleeping pills don't work either, and I've tried them all.

I would beg, borrow and steal for a solid eight hours on the regular.
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Re: Sleeping/Insomnia Forum

I'll stay awake for days at a time. I'm not anxious or anything, I just can't make my mind shut down. 4-5 days in a row, sometimes, even after doing heavy projects like pouring concrete at my house...makes no difference.

Oh sure, I have Rx for sleep (temazepam), but often double (Doctor says "okay) or even triple the dose (He never said "okay) doesn't make me groggy.

It's a total burden!
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sleep is my most dreaded, and somewhat liked part of the day. i like it cuz i can sleep in weekends, but i dread it cuz unless i am exhausted or out past the wildboyz bedtime, i cant fall asleep. my dad can go to sleep on command due to his work. i hate sleeping. i always need to do something, and will sleep when i am tired, as is natural body functions. but since we have more to life now like school and work, i cant do that. i go to bed at about 9-10 for school nights, i lay down, and wait about 2 hours before my body forcibly shuts itself down. it sucks. there has been one occassion i sleepwalked/sleepeaten, but i doubt it's related if it only happened once in my life.
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Re: Sleeping/Insomnia Forum

so what are your sleeping problems like? I wake up multiple times during the night, eat then takes forever to fall back asleep. Usually have to subtract like 2 hours from whatever time I "should" be getting based on when my head hits the pillow...


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Oh, insomnia. Just called into work sick because I couldn't sleep last night. I usually go anyway, all cranky and bleary, but I couldn't do it today.

Lack of sleep leaves me open to triggers for a mini-meltdown, and I don't want to risk it. My meds do not work on my ADHD symptoms if I haven't slept.

What gives? I do all the recommended things to support a regular sleep cycle, but I cannot sleep through the night. Sleeping pills don't work either, and I've tried them all.

I would beg, borrow and steal for a solid eight hours on the regular.
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my sleeps problems involve anywhere between absolute horror to moderate unpleasantness. it takes me hours to shut down, once every blue moon i have actual insomnia...which i blame on somebody stealing my sleep bubble for, i have a weird dream that wakes me up occassionally, and the worst one is when im in the half awake half asleep stage, and i start dreaming of falling off a chair or falling through the sky...then i spasm in my bed and am wide awake, i hope that doesnt happen ever when im in bed with a girl.
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so what are your sleeping problems like? I wake up multiple times during the night, eat then takes forever to fall back asleep. Usually have to subtract like 2 hours from whatever time I "should" be getting based on when my head hits the pillow...
K-Funk, when was the last time you had any glucose tests done?
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Re: Sleeping/Insomnia Forum

Hello all. I was diagnosed and been treated (meds and therapy) for ADHD for 10 years now. I spent the last 3 months hyperfocused on Hypersomnia, Insomnia, and it led to a new Diagnosis for me which has been life changing of DSPS.

What I did not expect is that the DSPS diagnosis would lead me back...HERE. That is the last thing I would think. Now I get to focus on NOT focusing on sleep. The more I pay attention to something, the more interesting it gets, the more dopaminergic.

I'm going to be focusing on not focusing on getting awesome sleep.

Hope that makes sense. :-)
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educate yourself on Circadian Rythm Disorders and 500nm light after sunset interfering with melatonin production
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Re: Sleeping/Insomnia Forum

I have bad insomnia. i take sleeping pills around 5 times a week, only on week days you can say. but when the weekend come rolling along 3 am is my normal sleep time. imma but meltonin and see how that works for me. i hate sleep pills for they are habit forming
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Actually I've gotten them pretty regularly just out of curiosity and my glucose has always been fine. Why what would abnormal glucose levels do?

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Actually I've gotten them pretty regularly just out of curiosity and my glucose has always been fine. Why what would abnormal glucose levels do?
Some people find that they can reduce their fasting blood sugar by eating a small snack before bed.
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Re: Sleeping/Insomnia Forum

How about some weird sleeping quirks?

I'm an insomniac - I think - I stay up allll night, but when I do fall asleep, usually after sunrise, I sleep extremely deeply. So deeply that when someone talks to me, I'm still in a weird dream/reality state, and sort of sleep talk. I'm still thinking of things I was dreaming about, and if my boyfriend or a friend who's sleeping over talks to me, I'll answer in the context of my dream and wont make ANY sense. "You have to get up, sweetie" "But... I have to find a dress to wear to Christine Todd Whitman's inauguration ball.." "Um.. Christine Todd Whitman isn't president, and she hasn't been in office in almost a decade... and why would you be going to the inauguration ball?"

Has anyone ever experienced sleep paralysis? In case people don't know what that is, it's the phenomenon that occurs when you're between a sleep and waking state. Usually when you're on your back, you feel pressure on your chest, you feel like you can't speak or move, and sense a presence in the room, sometimes as if someone's pressing against your chest (where the folklore of the incubus and succubus come from). You can experience auditory and visual hallucinations.

It commonly happens to people who have irregular sleep patterns, often to people who work graveyard shifts. I had a period where I would get this all the time, the first time traumatizing me so bad it was even harder to fall asleep. I'm pretty much over it, even if it happens occasionally I can get through it because I'm aware of what's happening to me.

This is going to sound nuts, but even before sleep paralysis, I have always had a fear of the supernatural (I was raised by parents from a superstitious Eastern culture where ghosts and demons are considered very much real), so my imagination gets really carried away at night when I'm trying to sleep. I definitely don't think about those things as much as I used to, but if the idea of ghosts crosses my mind, or if my bf even goes "Did you see that? Nevermind..." I start freaking out. I become aware of every single sound, every single shadow, my senses become heightened, and I get a nagging feeling that someone's in the room, recalling my sleep paralysis experiences. I will NOT sleep, and need to go to the living room with the lights on and fall asleep to a funny movie.

I don't expect anyone to relate to that crazy crap, but maybe relate to heightened senses? Or any other weird sleep disturbances, like sleep walking or night terrors?
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