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Sleep Problems

Also known as Hypnagogia, Insomnia, Jet Lag, Narcolepsy , Nightmares and Terrors, Obstructive Sleep Apnoea, Snoring

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  • Haven't slept properly for months

    Hey all, so as the title suggests I haven't slept properly for months. I probably average between 3 - 4 hiurs a night, and on very rare occasions I do actually sleep, but wake up really really early. But recently its been getting worse and I have done everything I can without going to the doctors...

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  • Insomnia for 4 months not sure what's wrong with me...

    Hi, I'm just reaching out to see if anyone has any thoughts of what may be wrong with me or if anyone has had or dealing with the same thing/similar as me?...since October 2017 one night I just couldn't sleep, and thought I just ate to late that night?, but here I am 4 months later and taking...

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  • Any positive insomnia stories?

    I have been struggling with insomnia lately for no reason. I am becoming hopeless that I will ever get back to my old sleeping routine. Does anyone have any positive insomnia stories? Has anyone come out of insomnia? Positivity would be great right now for me and probably for others. 

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  • long dreams, waking up exhausted

    hello there! i'm 16 years old and have been having sleep issues. it goes on and off, but i have random week periods of having very strange, long, vivid dreams. they last all the way up until the point my mother wakes me up in the morning. i feel exhausted every day. even though i go to sleep...

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  • Insomnia circles.

    Hi. For the last 3 years i have been struggling with insomnia. The last few months i have been much better. I managed to have normal night sleeps for most of the days except maybe once or twice a month that i had trouble sleeping i took just a valerian pill and a half of Stilnox. I was so happy that...

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  • Unusual exercise-induced insomnia

    TL;DR: I have exercise-induced insomnia for which no one has been able to explain or provide a solution. I used to exercise regularly. I would wake up every weekday at 6am, bike to the gym, and exercise for about an hour before work. I would usually jog or do some other cardio for 20-30 minutes, then...

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  • How long should you wait for sleep study results?

    I have a sleep study scheduled, and then made an appointment with the specialist to go over the results. I requested the earliest possible date. I see the specialist 106 days after the sleep study.  Is this an average time frame?

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  • Sleeping tablets

    At the ripe old age of 81 would it be harmful if I were to take half a tablet of Zopiclone each night in order to avoid waking up after 2 or 3 hours and being unable to get back to sleep.  I do take them occasionally but not very often.

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  • No sleep at all tonight - please help

    I did not sleep a wink tonight.  My doctor thinks it is anxiety related.  She wants to give me anti depressants I am not anxious!  My life is great right now except for the fact that I cannot sleep at all.  Not even tired.  Trying to convince my dictor that I need a sleep study....

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  • Anyone ever try the Sleepio app?

    I am desperate for sleep.  Only sleeping 3 hours a night.  My doctor believes it is due to anxiety, which to some degree it may be, but now I believe it is anxiety related to no sleep.  I have been unable to get an appointment with a psychotherapist to perhaps investigate CBT therapy....

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  • Does anyone take prazosin? Is it helping you?

    I am not sure if you can suggest certain medications to your psychiatrist but I have been doing some research and prazosin might be something I want to try. I can't sleep at night and when I do I have nightmares and wake up in a panic attack. I just want to sleep, peacefully. None of the medications...

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  • Interacting with things in my sleep?

    It’s kind of creepy but when I go to sleep I sometimes wake up having done random things: Earlier I woke up with an unscrewed bulb in my hand, another time I woke up with my phone case off my phone, or my laptop would be left on the bottom of the bed and then next thing be across the room? And one...

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  • Sleep Apnea sucks

    I am sick of being tired and exhausted n not being able to think right. I don't have a machine yet , they arent cheap. Its hard to explain all this to my mum. I am going away to see my family soon. I think if my mum came along with me, to a shop that sells sleep machaine stuff. Hopefully they can...

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  • Uvulopalatoplasty (snoring)

    Hi, I am 51,  7st 8lb, I rarely drink and I don't smoke but suffer from very loud snoring. As you can see I am not a typical candiate for snoring. The trouble is I cannot sleep with my mouth closed, I feel claustrophobic and that I can swallow. It all started about 10 years ago and has gotten...

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  • Well this is not bad but not very good

    I slept 7ish hours but at the wrong time! I passed out at around 4ish pm! Woke up at close to 11pm. I want to fix my sleeping schedule! Although I don't mind that sleeping schedule. If I wanted to fix it, how could I?

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  • Anxiety causing insomnia - please help!

    Hi: I have been unable to sleep for months due to a somewhat traumatic event that occurred.  My doctor prescribed sertraline as she believes I am depressed (I am not just sleep deprived).  Also gave me lorazapem for 30 days.  I hate both these medications and stopped taking them.  I...

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  • SCARY sleep sensation. Please help

    Alright so for the past two weeks I have been super dizzy when walking around, I went to urgent care and they diagnosed me with labyrinthitis. Nothing was wrong except I was just dizzy and lightheaded with feelings of brain fog. With this I was fine just issues walking. I have never been to a psychiatrist...

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  • Should I take 5-HTP for Sleep Even Though There Are Risks?

    Hey guys, I have recently been experimenting with valerian root tea and brewing it well. It has definitely worked and has improved the quality of sleep and has made me go to sleep quicker. however, I don't think valerian is enough. I still feel tired during the day, every day. even if I have 9 hours,...

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  • Several nights of bad sleep/week

    I have a minimum of 1 night, 3 recently per week where I cannot fall asleep. If I describe it, could anyone point me toward a preliminary diagnosis? I am likely going to seek medication. - it has to be VERY quiet or I'll get distracted and stay awake. - being physically ready to fall asleep and...

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  • Ongoing insomnia, convinced it's fatal

    I’m begging for some help. I don’t sleep. Not properly. I thought this would have resolved itself by now but it is still going on. My brain prevents me from sleeping and this is completely beyond my control. This started from stress – every time I would sense myself drifting off, I would have a surge...

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  • Cannot sleep with my partner because of my sleeping anxiety

    I have insomnia on August 2016. I am prescribed 5 mg of diazepam and 50 mg of quetiapine. However, sometimes, I still have hard time falling asleep with these pills.  Recently, I have developed this fear, which makes me very sad.    I am scare and feel lonely (I feel like I am alone...

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  • My sons sleep disorder

    please can you help me 😞 My 15 year old son has missed, all together months and months of school, he was diagnosed with mild sleep apnea in September ( runs in the family, dad's side) and given a CPAP machine. But even now he still will not get up in the morning, he says he doesn't remember...

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  • Non-wearable sleep-trackers

    Hi, I'm looking mainly for a non-wearable sleep-tracker and would like to hear your suggestions. As the internet is full of fake reviews and ratings, this place seems appropriate. Specifically comparesements from scientific papers would be awesome as I only found very few. My most important aspect...

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  • How do I break the cycle?

    Hi, all, I know this question has probably been asked over and over again, but I just have to ask, perhaps for want of a fresh perspective. For the past three weeks I have been waking up around 4 or 5 no matter when I go to sleep. I have no problem falling asleep at night, probably due to exhaustion,...

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  • Extreme Anxiety/Sleep Problems I'm losing my mind.

    So I have been for the past couple of weeks suffering from a weird sleep pattern which is I go to bed around 10-11pm and wake up later around 6-7am but the issue is i will wake up every 1-2hr it could range from 5-times. The thing is it all started from the fear of sporadic fatal insomnia and I always...

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  • Insomnia Every Other Night

    Help! I've had insomnia off and on for years, but for the past month, I'd developed a pattern where I will only sleep every-other-night. By this, I mean that will pull and all-nighter, and then sleep 12 hours the next night. This parttern has remain unchanged for about 4 weeks now. I have...

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  • I'm 16 and fighting insomnia

    My insomnia started about 2 months ago. The first time I got it was the worst days, I felt like I was gonna die. After the forth day I was able to sleep. It was like this for a month, until now the insomnia came back for more. After thinking I was saved nope. My fear of not sleeping came back, I went...

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