Do you know or do you have insomnia?

Princess Zelda Princess Zelda
I have had it for about a year now. {wow I doesn't feel that long} I have trouble falling alseep and some times cant sleep for days. Does any one have these issues and if they do how do you handle it?
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I have it too!
12  (52%)
I know a friend who has it!
3  (13%)
Nope I don't know any one
7  (30%)
other??? {please explain}
1  (4%)
Total votes: 23
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Chilipepper Chilipepper
I've had mine all my life - even without a nap during pre-school, I still didn't sleep much at night. My sleep averages maybe 5 hours a night when I do sleep. It takes me forever to get to sleep, too. Oh, and I'm also one of those people who can't get back to sleep if I'm woken up at any time of night.

Sleeping pills make me feel like crap in the morning. The semi-best things I've tried is melatonin (make sure you're relaxed and ready to be asleep within a half hour of taking it), 5HTP, and Gaba. At least it doesn't make me feel awful in the morning like sleeping pills do.
05/09/2013
Gary Gary
For me it comes and goes. On a good night I might sleep 5-6 hours. But some nights I might only get an hour or two. Usually I get tired when I can't sleep then. I have tried sleeping pills, I generally avoid all medicine unless it is really really needed.
05/09/2013
js250 js250
It varies. Of course it does not help that I am a night person with a morning person's hours either....

I have times where I cannot go to sleep, the longer I lay there--the worse it gets. Or I wake up and that is the end of it--time to get up, no matter the time. Then there are the days I cannot sleep at all--those are the worst, I am such a zombie but cannot sleep....Glad that does not happen very often. I have found that if I get around 5 hours of sleep I am soooo much more normal and alert than if I get 6+ hours. Wonder why that is......
05/09/2013
Hentialover Hentialover
Quote:
Originally posted by Princess Zelda
I have had it for about a year now. {wow I doesn't feel that long} I have trouble falling alseep and some times cant sleep for days. Does any one have these issues and if they do how do you handle it?
Tons of people are effected by Insomnia. Some are very mild, and only have a hard time staying asleep, but not falling asleep, and then their are some people, like yourself that are seriously effected by it.

As for myself, I am somewhere in between. It takes me at least an hour, if I'm lucky, to fall asleep. I rarely sleep more then five hours a day, and some nights, like last night. I don't even feel tired until seven AM, and then I end up sleeping all day, but I always wake up at least every two hours. If i want to get up early for work, school, what have you. i have to take extra strength or higher sleeping pills. It sucks, I hate it. and I hope it goes away some day.
05/09/2013
Hentialover Hentialover
Quote:
Originally posted by js250
It varies. Of course it does not help that I am a night person with a morning person's hours either....

I have times where I cannot go to sleep, the longer I lay there--the worse it gets. Or I wake up and that is the end of it--time to get ... More
I have that problem to! i think it's because I'm getting to much sleep. Or my body just isn't use to sleeping that long any more.
05/09/2013
Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
I've had sleeping problems for most of my life. Even as a kid my parents would give me sleep aids some nights because I just couldn't sleep. It's really frustrating.
05/09/2013
wicked48 wicked48
Once in awhile, I have problems sleeping. I can imagine having insomnia. I feel for you.
05/09/2013
married with children married with children
I know someone who said they had it, but that was years ago. Other then that, I have not heard of any of my friends or family having insomnia.
05/09/2013
Sera26 Sera26
I've had issues sleeping since I was about 11. I usually just stay up until I'm exhausted. Making the room overly hot or heating my body up in some other way (a heating pad or a hot bath) also help. I like listening to jazz at night too as it soothes me. When all else fails I resort to a sleeping pill.
05/10/2013
padmeamidala padmeamidala
Quote:
Originally posted by Princess Zelda
I have had it for about a year now. {wow I doesn't feel that long} I have trouble falling alseep and some times cant sleep for days. Does any one have these issues and if they do how do you handle it?
I get insomnia sometimes.
05/10/2013
bayosgirl bayosgirl
Not me. I can sleep 10, 12 hours at a time if I need/want to.
05/10/2013
sweetpea12 sweetpea12
Quote:
Originally posted by Princess Zelda
I have had it for about a year now. {wow I doesn't feel that long} I have trouble falling alseep and some times cant sleep for days. Does any one have these issues and if they do how do you handle it?
No I don't have it, but I think it would be one of the worst things to suffer from
05/10/2013
KinkyKatieJames KinkyKatieJames
I used to have it really badly. It was mostly from my medications. I would stay up for like a week at a time. I was tired as hell, but could not fall asleep, even with medication. When I would fall asleep, it would be for about 2 hours and then I was awake again. So glad I don't have to deal with that anymore; I have enough problems as it is.
05/10/2013
gsfanatic gsfanatic
I have it occasionally. Usually meditation or a glass of water helps
05/10/2013
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
I have it here and there and I take pills for it as well. Right now I will only take my pills if I really really can't get to sleep. I hate the feeling of being drowsy still in the mornings and I have to be up early for my son to get him off to school on top of that I have to get up in the middle of the night for my 2 yr old.
05/10/2013
blondie blondie
My sleep is just all over the place. Sometimes I'm up half the night, sometimes I fall asleep right away but I can never sleep for more than 4 or 5 hours usually.
05/10/2013
Pixel Pixel
I have it, and it sucks. I normally get around 3-4 hours of sleep a night, with occasional days when I crash hard and get around 12 to make up for it.
05/11/2013
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Unique posters: 17