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