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Grrrrr Wish I didnt Suffer From Insomnia :-(

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Really makes me sad because im asleep all day and awake all night, really unsociable hours... If it wasnt for xbox live being 24 hours a day 7 days a week i would go insane!!! Anyone else out there…
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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
Really makes me sad because im asleep all day and awake all night, really unsociable hours... If it wasnt for xbox live being 24 hours a day 7 days a week i would go insane!!!

Anyone else out there that cant sleep? that i can perhaps talk to sometime around this sort of hour... you know, when the tv gets attacked by the signing people at the side of the screen... and when the birds start singing... and daylight starts to shine through the curtains... and yet i still cant sleep!!! Grrrrr

Sorry had to get it off my chest, delete, flame or do whatever you want to this thread, its served its purpose....
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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
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#1
join the club! up all night and sleep during the day, just glad i dont have lectures this year cos last year was a nightmare always dozed off in lectures. tried sleeping already turned lights off & chilledout music and im back here :oops:
i joined a facebook group for people that suffer from insomnia hasnt helped at all :o
i'm just sharing :)
banned#2
Peace and love my fellow nighthawks :thumbsup:
#3
Et tu, Brute?

Suffered from this for 30 years........no rest for the wicked.

(typed with one hand, lying on side, dreaming of sleep)

I actually poured milk into the kettle and boiled it yesterday morning, instead of water, (obviously)
#4
urbundk
Et tu, Brute?

Suffered from this for 30 years........no rest for the wicked.

(typed with one hand, lying on side, dreaming of sleep)

I actually poured milk into the kettle and boiled it yesterday morning, instead of water, (obviously)


30 years please tell me your're joking, mine has been going since february and im fed up
#5
oh so i'm not the only one then!!! have been waking up at 3.30am for soooo long now, so exhausted at work all day, have had enough, want some sleep!!!!!!!!
#6
ilovelilac
30 years please tell me your're joking, mine has been going since february and im fed up


I'm 40, ish.....and yes, almost my entire adult life. Some people have reversed clocks, "Circadian rhythms."..........you'll probably be ok soon......... I'm resigned to it, and gear my life around it.

Good luck
#7
urbundk
I'm 40, ish.....and yes, almost my entire adult life. Some people have reversed clocks, "Circadian rhythms."..........you'll probably be ok soon......... I'm resigned to it, and gear my life around it.

Good luck


thanks :thumbsup:

more hot chocolate for me now :) good night people
#8
helcatamy1
oh so i'm not the only one then!!! have been waking up at 3.30am for soooo long now, so exhausted at work all day, have had enough, want some sleep!!!!!!!!


Yeah, I go through phases like that. If you have to be up at 6-7am, but are awake from 3:30, it makes for a very long & miserable day.........I empathize.

I just dropped out of normal life, got a night job, and turn my phone off. I use ear plugs, the soft foam ones ( buy a loud smoke detector) everyone that knows me, knows not to bother me in the day.

Welcome to hell.
#9
ilovelilac
thanks :thumbsup:

more hot chocolate for me now :) good night people


Noooooo, hot chocolate has caffeine in it.............I'm going to make Spag Boll.

Nighty night peeps.
#10
Yawn!!! :lazy:
#11
sleep aid off ebay - works a treat :)
#12
urbundk
Yeah, I go through phases like that. If you have to be up at 6-7am, but are awake from 3:30, it makes for a very long & miserable day.........I empathize.

I just dropped out of normal life, got a night job, and turn my phone off. I use ear plugs, the soft foam ones ( buy a loud smoke detector) everyone that knows me, knows not to bother me in the day.

Welcome to hell.


oh blimey - is that the way to go?! sadly as a single mum i think night work would be impossible!! but yep my alarm (don't know why i bother setting it!) is set to go at 6am and i am awake somewhere between 3-4 every morning - and yep all day at work i am grumpy n grizzly, the bags under my eyes are enough to carry my supermarket shopping in, i have no energy to do any exercise, the 3 stone i lost earlier this year is creeping back on---aagghh!!!!!!:x
#13
If you're waking around 4ish and struggling to get back to sleep this is a big pointer of clinical depression. Well worth seeing the doc, especially if your appetite has changed too, more or less
#14
helcatamy1
oh blimey - is that the way to go?! sadly as a single mum i think night work would be impossible!! but yep my alarm (don't know why i bother setting it!) is set to go at 6am and i am awake somewhere between 3-4 every morning - and yep all day at work i am grumpy n grizzly, the bags under my eyes are enough to carry my supermarket shopping in, i have no energy to do any exercise, the 3 stone i lost earlier this year is creeping back on---aagghh!!!!!!:x


See above, please?
suspended#15
i have had insomnia for 4 years

i dont sleep during the day either
#16
Welcome my fellow insomniacs... SunTzu i got severe depression too so it rele aint helping with sleeping... i too have just given up ive pretty much screwed uni up cos i cannot get up fore the life of me at 12pm simply cos i only fell asleep at 7am It really does get me down, ive tried so many pills and nothing seems to work... Docs tell me to have a shower at 9, take pill watch tv in bed turn off at 10 n try n sleep... Yeah so im laying in bed from 10 - 7 trying to bloody sleep!!! Stupid doctors just dont understand... i cannot fall asleep until my body is completely exhausted... ive even tried to run at night to tire myself out... still nothing... ran out of ideas now.. im only 20 i really hope this goes away :-(
banned#17
Have you tried cutting out all caffeinated drinks? It can be hard at first, if you drink a lot of tea, coffee, coke etc. but if you do this it should help. Also, not eating after 8pm at night. A warm bath, not shower before bed, and no TV in bed! Read a book, much better.

The running thing is a good idea, so maybe look in to that again...When you are really looking for a good night's sleep, you could try a cap full of Night Nurse. It is not a perfect solution, but it will give you a good nights sleep OCCASIONALLY when you need it, accompanied by a set of ear plugs, phone off etc. I think a lot of it has to do with diet and excercise, so try keeping a food diary for a week or two and see how you get on.

Clean out your room as well. De-clutter basically. Try and have it as mellow and tranquil as possible. I don't have a TV in my room, black out blind etc. NO appliances on in the bedroom (flashing radio alarm clock etc.) every little helps. If you have trouble "switching off" at night, write down all the things that you need to do the next day way before you go to bed, so you are "sorted" and don't need to keep running through your mind, what do I need to do tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow. Some simple breathing exercises helps, meditation. Also speaking to your creator can help, if you believe :thumbsup:
#18
djstrobe4real
Welcome my fellow insomniacs... SunTzu i got severe depression too so it rele aint helping with sleeping... i too have just given up ive pretty much screwed uni up cos i cannot get up fore the life of me at 12pm simply cos i only fell asleep at 7am It really does get me down, ive tried so many pills and nothing seems to work... Docs tell me to have a shower at 9, take pill watch tv in bed turn off at 10 n try n sleep... Yeah so im laying in bed from 10 - 7 trying to bloody sleep!!! Stupid doctors just dont understand... i cannot fall asleep until my body is completely exhausted... ive even tried to run at night to tire myself out... still nothing... ran out of ideas now.. im only 20 i really hope this goes away :-(


i went to the docs as well and told him all my symptoms (sp), he said im showing signs of depression as well. i have tried everything i was told to go have a bath using lavender and other calming stuff 2 hours before my bedtime and he gave me some pills, the 1st time i used the pill i overslept and missed my lectures the next day and when i tried them the next time they didnt have any effect on me, i have tried going to the gym for an hour every night like around 9pm but it doesnt help me, anything i decide to lay in bed doing nothing and hoping sleep comes it just feel awaful and all my symptoms of depressing start coming back, so what i do is that i play games online till im completely exhausted, sometime i sleep from 5am sometimes i sleep at 10am and sometimes i dont sleep at all, my body shuts itself down when im exhausted enough. im just hoping it goes away one day, i was getting better 2 weeks ago when i was sleeping at 1am and waking at 6am but its all gone downhill again :-(
#19
helcatamy1
oh blimey - is that the way to go?! sadly as a single mum i think night work would be impossible!! but yep my alarm (don't know why i bother setting it!) is set to go at 6am and i am awake somewhere between 3-4 every morning - and yep all day at work i am grumpy n grizzly, the bags under my eyes are enough to carry my supermarket shopping in, i have no energy to do any exercise, the 3 stone i lost earlier this year is creeping back on---aagghh!!!!!!:x



Yes, insomnia can be a symptom of depression.......but if you're student, it's probably nerves. If you're a single mother, nerves, anxiety and depression, and it's understandable, it can't be easy.:thumbsup:. ..........I too used to wake up at about 3-4 am every night, and stare at the clock, I had to get up at 5:30, for a 90 minute commute, an accident watiting to happen on the road and at work.

I was a builder and worked in a steel mill, so I was getting plenty of exercise. I took on night shifts because I was so cranky and miserable.......when I talked to my doctor, they said " I would get over it", my answer was "If I came in here and couldn't eat, or breathe, you'd do something"........."you can't live on sleeping tablets forever" was their reply, and they're right. ..
.In my case, I just had to accept it., it's an affliction.

Good luck to all
#20
ilovelilac
i went to the docs as well and told him all my symptoms (sp), he said im showing signs of depression as well. i have tried everything i was told to go have a bath using lavender and other calming stuff 2 hours before my bedtime and he gave me some pills, the 1st time i used the pill i overslept and missed my lectures the next day and when i tried them the next time they didnt have any effect on me, i have tried going to the gym for an hour every night like around 9pm but it doesnt help me, anything i decide to lay in bed doing nothing and hoping sleep comes it just feel awaful and all my symptoms of depressing start coming back, so what i do is that i play games online till im completely exhausted, sometime i sleep from 5am sometimes i sleep at 10am and sometimes i dont sleep at all, my body shuts itself down when im exhausted enough. im just hoping it goes away one day, i was getting better 2 weeks ago when i was sleeping at 1am and waking at 6am but its all gone downhill again :-(
,

Yeah, sounds like a form of depression or anxiety, but I'm no doctor, so don't quote me. And sleeping tablest are a double edged sword, I've tried them all.

Doctors offer all types of advice, but it isn't always appropriate to "have a bath, go to bed at a certain hour, etc.".....

But here are a couple of things that have really helped me......always make your bed, so when you get into it, it's fresh.........keep the view from your bed tidy, clutter free.

When you do have a morning that you can lie in, write yourself a big note, right next to your bed, saying " Day Off, Relax", so you know right away, it's ok.

Ear plugs can make you sleep like the dead, almost narcotic, but make sure you have a smoke alarm, and several alarm clocks.

I slept from 10 am this morning to 5pm, and felt great, 7 hours of uninterupted sleep.

;-)
#21
urbundk
,

Yeah, sounds like a form of depression or anxiety, but I'm no doctor, so don't quote me. And sleeping tablest are a double edged sword, I've tried them all.

Doctors offer all types of advice, but it isn't always appropriate to "have a bath, go to bed at a certain hour, etc.".....

But here are a couple of things that have really helped me......always make your bed, so when you get into it, it's fresh.........keep the view from your bed tidy, clutter free.

When you do have a morning that you can lie in, write yourself a big note, right next to your bed, saying " Day Off, Relax", so you know right away, it's ok.

Ear plugs can make you sleep like the dead, almost narcotic, but make sure you have a smoke alarm, and several alarm clocks.

I slept from 10 am this morning to 5pm, and felt great, 7 hours of uninterupted sleep.

;-)


i dont have to wake up early for anything till next year, so i mostly get to lie in, im just dreading when i start uni again cos now i can catch up on sleep during the day but with uni i only sleep like 2hrs a day. im dealing with it ok for now. slept at past 8am and woke up at 2 :thumbsup:
i feel like as long as i can keep myself busy when im awake its cool but i get bored and fed up a lot
#22
Rehydratedspirit
Have you tried cutting out all caffeinated drinks? It can be hard at first, if you drink a lot of tea, coffee, coke etc. but if you do this it should help. Also, not eating after 8pm at night. A warm bath, not shower before bed, and no TV in bed! Read a book, much better.

The running thing is a good idea, so maybe look in to that again...When you are really looking for a good night's sleep, you could try a cap full of Night Nurse. It is not a perfect solution, but it will give you a good nights sleep OCCASIONALLY when you need it, accompanied by a set of ear plugs, phone off etc. I think a lot of it has to do with diet and excercise, so try keeping a food diary for a week or two and see how you get on.

Clean out your room as well. De-clutter basically. Try and have it as mellow and tranquil as possible. I don't have a TV in my room, black out blind etc. NO appliances on in the bedroom (flashing radio alarm clock etc.) every little helps. If you have trouble "switching off" at night, write down all the things that you need to do the next day way before you go to bed, so you are "sorted" and don't need to keep running through your mind, what do I need to do tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow. Some simple breathing exercises helps, meditation. Also speaking to your creator can help, if you believe :thumbsup:


All of your advice is very good....!!!!! :thumbsup:

But I cannot sleep on an empty stomach. I'm past the stage of worrying about weight ( I'm a man and big anyhow) but eating the right things do make a difference. Don't eat spicy food, cheese, etc. In fact, if I can't sleepp, I'd rather get up, make scrambled eggs, and go back to sleep faster then waiting 3 hours laying there, eyes wide open.

Great stuff.
#23
Reading a book sounds like a good way to hit the sack quickly.
#24
abomination
Reading a book sounds like a good way to hit the sack quickly.


yea, that works for me, when i start reading i doze off and and up 5 mins later then read doze off again and up again , its not a sustainable cure :thumbsup:
#25
abomination
Reading a book sounds like a good way to hit the sack quickly.


That used to work for me, I love reading. Now, I just wait until sleep hits me. I'm lucky in some ways. I see things other people don't get to............ Night things..........hard to explain.......I live in the country side now.

Thank goodness my neighbors are used to me cutting the lawn at 9pm in the summer and my lights on all night in winter.

No matter what your reasons are for not sleeping, always do what you can to get some sleep.

;-)
#26
Get a warm jug of coffee to ease you to sleep.
#27
quackstar84
Get a warm jug of coffee to ease you to sleep.


are you for real ?:?
#28
*Pinches self*... well it kinda hurts... but i'm not sure the pain is real... so I do not knowwww =P.
1 Like #29
Insomnia is nothing to worry about.. I certainly wouldn't lose any sleep over it :roll:
#30
Yup rep for that one pal!
banned#31
Thought I would add that I used to use a MindLab machine. It really does work! It works on brainwaves, theta, alpha, beta etc. If you really struggle with insomnia look in to it, as it does help in aiding meditation, and relaxation and no matter how fast your brain runs, this will slow it down and get you in to the right "mode" for sleep. Many a night I fell asleep with the earbuds in and glasses on. Lots of different models to suit all budgets :thumbsup:
#32
Rehydratedspirit;3642752
Thought I would add that I used to use a MindLab machine. It really does work! It works on brainwaves, theta, alpha, beta etc. If you really struggle with insomnia look in to it, as it does help in aiding meditation, and relaxation and no matter how fast your brain runs, this will slow it down and get you in to the right "mode" for sleep. Many a night I fell asleep with the earbuds in and glasses on. Lots of different models to suit all budgets :thumbsup:


Thanks i may look into it... Yes people ive just done another all nighter... ill probably crash later this afternoon mind you but ill be back here waiting to hear from my fellow insomniacs :thumbsup:
#33
The worst time in all my days (nights) was "dreaming that I was awake"...........what a nightmare, no chance for REM sleep at all.

And to the people that think insomnia can't kill you, I once spoke to a coroner about it, and he said about 50% of suicides could have read "Cause of death, Insomnia" Just couldn't sleep.

To those with mild cases, don't worry..........but do what you have to to get some sleep. Turn off your phones, get scented candles, nice bedding, good pillows, ask friends and family to respect your privacy. Tell people, bosses, teachers, etc, whats going on.

Cheers.
#34
urbundk
The worst time in all my days (nights) was "dreaming that I was awake"...........what a nightmare, no chance for REM sleep at all.

And to the people that think insomnia can't kill you, I once spoke to a coroner about it, and he said about 50% of suicides could have read "Cause of death, Insomnia" Just couldn't sleep.

To those with mild cases, don't worry..........but do what you have to to get some sleep. Turn off your phones, get scented candles, nice bedding, good pillows, ask friends and family to respect your privacy. Tell people, bosses, teachers, etc, whats going on.

Cheers.


i've never heard that insomnia can kill anyone, that quite frightning
#35
ilovelilac
i've never heard that insomnia can kill anyone, that quite frightning



No, don't worry.....you're not going to die.! .....it won't kill you, you won't die of it, or from it. :thumbsup:

Some people with insomnia may have other problems, and insomnia can exasperate them, you know; make things seem worse then they really are.

I have loads of friends that have no problems sleeping, they lay down, and they're off into dreamland, they wake up 7-8-9 hours later and feel great. These people are also very good at maths by the way.........I'm very artistic, and love reading, they do not read, and are hopeless at any artistic pursuit, bless them.

It's a left brain, right brain, type of thing. They make judgements based on fact, I tend to make them on my emotions and when you're tired, things get blurry. It sounds like hocus pocus, but that is the way life is sometimes. Even my doctor, who is very good at maths, said I did the right thing by changing my life style, because there was nothing he could do, we both agrred that sleeping tablets were a short term solution, and I do keep some handy for extreme situations.

Also, like I said, if insomia is severe, and persists for many years, embrace it, get a night job, find hobbies that you can do at night that don't appear strange to others. Living in a city helps. I used to live in Las Vegas, 24 hours a day action, but I now live in the country and although the peace & quiet are great, it does get boring. However, I can go for walks in the hills and watch the stars. The wild life is great and there are no car alarms and traffic.

It's a lifestyle choice, if you're in "Halls" maybe it's just being away from home, or the partying and studying....lighten up. You'll be ok !!!!
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#39
ilovelilac
i dont think i'd try hypnosis, something fishy about it



I disagree, I'm even willing to give it a try........it'd be nice to have a normal life again.
#40
urbundk;3697543
I disagree, I'm even willing to give it a try........it'd be nice to have a normal life again.


Same, Anything to be like normal people, i cant stand the anti social hours im awake, just have quiz call and the tv shopping channels to keep me company... Nah id give all that up in a heartbeat...

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