Have you ever had insomnia? What was the cause?

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  1. breathe2travel profile image72
    breathe2travelposted 12 years ago

    Have you ever had insomnia?  What was the cause?

  2. profile image0
    msorenssonposted 12 years ago

    I think my parents trained me very well when I was little so no..I have never had to not sleep because I could not..I can willfully stay awake but under normal circumstances, it takes me a few minutes only to fall asleep.

  3. edhan profile image37
    edhanposted 12 years ago

    I had insomnia due to high activities of my brain as I constantly working at the time.

    I managed to overcome myself with strict schedule of turning in before 9pm.

  4. christin53 profile image83
    christin53posted 12 years ago

    I get bouts of insomnia usually caused by problems I keep going over in my mind. Once the problems are solved sleep returns thank goodness.

  5. libby101a profile image59
    libby101aposted 12 years ago

    Yes I have suffered from insomnia quite a bit. I just am so hyper I can't sleep. I'll lay there all night long with my eyes shut and not doze off once. It's hard to work and function like that. It wears you down eventually.

    I had to be on meds for it for a while. But switching jobs and such I lost insurance and couldn't get to the specialist therefore no medicine. My new job's insurance finally kicked in but I've decided to rough it. I am sleeping some now but my insomnia is not due to worry or anything it's just being overy hyper.

  6. anglnwu profile image68
    anglnwuposted 12 years ago

    On ocassons, I've not been able to go to sleep. I find that drinking caffeine after 5 in the evening will keep me up all night. Other than that, worries--it takes sleep away.

    1. breathe2travel profile image72
      breathe2travelposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Drinking caffeine past mid-afternoon is a big no-no for me!

  7. Escobana profile image77
    Escobanaposted 12 years ago

    I have! The cause was really simple. Bipolar Disorder, not taking any medication for it and getting extremely hyper in the maniacal episodes.

    Maniacal episodes are dangerous for your health. I remember staying up for 3 weeks in a row. Lucky enough the insomnia went away as soon as I had the right medication and the right attitude with it.

    Now I sleep 11-12 hours in a row, I'm stable and happy, I feel completely well rested and I hardly experience stress in my life:-)

  8. Pamela99 profile image88
    Pamela99posted 12 years ago

    This has been an ongoing problem for me due to health problems. When you have lupus, you don't tend to go into the deeper level of sleep, so I take a medication that helps with that problem, however, I also have fairly severe arthritis that will wake me in the night in enough pain that I must get out of bed for a while. So, I may be up from 3 AM until 5 and then I go back to bed or take a nap later in the day to make up for lost sleep hours.

  9. Tonipet profile image82
    Tonipetposted 12 years ago

    Very very seldom, but yes. Usually it's when I drink a lot of pineapple juice or other citrus juices an hour before bedtime. It has been believed that drinking coffee could be a possibility but I never had issues with it. A friend told me pineapple is rich in ascorbic, so I realized it could be the reason.

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    Larry Wallposted 12 years ago

    I have suffered from insomnia since I was 10 years old. I have a lot of trouble falling asleep. Once asleep, I am all right, but it is a light sleep and I awake easily and then have the same trouble falling back to sleep.

    I went to a sleep clinic once. They did not hook me up to all the wires and watch me sleep or not sleep. Instead they determined that I had physco-phisological sleep disorder. in other words it was either something physical or it was all in my head. That pretty well covered the waterfront.

    Around 55 I started, under a doctor's supervision, using a sedative to fall asleep. I have to change them often because I build up a resistance to them and have to use something else for awhile.

    For the record, I cannot sleep with my glasses on so I cannot read myself to sleep.

    If I stay up later, I still spend two or three hours falling alseep. With the sedative and on a good night, I will get five to six hours of sleep. Often it is less than five an every now and then it is zero hours.

    1. breathe2travel profile image72
      breathe2travelposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Have you tried an electronic reader like Kindle or Nook?  You could enlarge the text when you don't have on your glasses. smile  I hope you get more sleep soon!

  11. duffsmom profile image59
    duffsmomposted 12 years ago

    Yes, I have but it is always directly related to one of two things. 1)  caffeine in the evening. or 2) if I get excited by a story I am writing or want to write and the ideas start flowing, I have trouble shutting it off.

    1. breathe2travel profile image72
      breathe2travelposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Me, too.  Especially creative flow!

  12. am301986 profile image61
    am301986posted 12 years ago

    I had in mid stage of my life due to overactive mind, anxiety, stress etc but now I overcame to this problem through meditation ,different exercise and proper diet.

  13. peachpurple profile image81
    peachpurpleposted 12 years ago

    yes , i have insomnia. Basically it started when I was hooked to watching korean dramas online in the middle of the night. I can't use computer during the day when my kids are awake. Hence, I only start to fell tired after 3-4am, woke up at 5am and back to sleep at 7am, woke up at 2pm. Bad routine. Still having the problem even though i don't watch it anymore.

  14. vechiclereg profile image54
    vechicleregposted 12 years ago

    I never sleep. Wish I could. But then again I do most of my best work at night. If I get 2-3 hrs a day I'm OK. I have done a few 50 hr shifts without sleep but then crash. Stress is the biggest cause.

  15. Viviannie profile image61
    Viviannieposted 12 years ago

    Yes, a couple of times. Usually I have trained myself to go to sleep earlier than 23:00, so a strong reflex formed and I am getting sleepy when bedtime comes.
    When I had insomnia, most of the causes were stress, anxiety, drinking coffee in the late afternoon or eating oranges before bedtime.

    A friend of mine taught me a technique of relaxation to use before bedtime.
    Sit relaxed with the lights off for 5 to 10 minutes, breathing slowly and empty your mind of all thoughts. For several minutes try not think of anything. For me works very well.

  16. ultimate kenneth profile image60
    ultimate kennethposted 12 years ago

    Yes. I always sleep late midnight. I always take energy vitamins and have coffee break. I guess these are the cause.

    1. vechiclereg profile image54
      vechicleregposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      May be.

      I also take coffee or tea break for getting concentration back when I feel much boor.

  17. CJMcAllister profile image76
    CJMcAllisterposted 9 years ago

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