Insomnia Support Group

Insomnia is a symptom, rather than a disease, and is characterized by inadequate quantity or quality of sleep. People with insomnia complain of difficulty falling or staying asleep, which results in significant impairment of daytime functioning. Insomnia is categorized as transient (shorter than one week), short-term (one to three weeks) or chronic (longer than three weeks).

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  • JayThatch

    Hey guys

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    Hi everyone, I'm new here. My name is J'Asia and I was diagnosed with insomnia Tuesday. I just wanted to know how some of you cope with it.
  • Hello Community,I'm new here and excited to join this group. I have been married to someone I love who suffers greatly from insomnia. It has been hard to watch and at the same time, I find myself needing support. The trouble is when I'd go online to find support for myself (the caregiver) all I found was a ton of information and support for those suffering from insomnia - yet I couldn't find...
  • so it is 7:16 AM..i have literally been up all night.i recently had a sleep study done ( reffered by my pyschiatrist,who told me honestly he wasn't expecting any helpful answers from them....)well he was right.i had my follow up and the sleep specialist/pyschiatrist told me simply everything i already know.that i suffer from broken sleep (well,she didn't actually use the word "suffer")....focused...
  • my mom verballythreatened andabused me again she was so nastythatshe had too help clean thebathroom iwas mortifyed because i been doping nothing but cleaning fortwo days no food no water mom has control over my finances. does she havethe power sinceshes my power of can she put me awayfor beingmessy sometimes? so igot abuycket rags andpapertowles and havent soped...
  • actualwizard666

    eh

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    it's six AM, I want to sleep I want nothing more than sleep but i cant. I took my meds at the usual time, but I cant fuckin sleep. I cant.I just want to sleep.
  • patti22

    Being woken up

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    Really really is miserable.
  • Imsotired

    Exhausted

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    is anyone still up at almost 4 am because they can sleep I wish insomnia didn't exist
  • For awhile, my anxiety was really under control and I was super happy and well rested. Then I got super depressed and I now stay up all hours of the night again.. Any advice to cope? I can't keep staying up all night and feeling like crap all through the day and not wanting to do anything because I am exhausted.
  • Belows are the methods that work for me for certain time:i) Preparing for sleeping:Meditation and listening to the relaxing music. During sleeping jin shin jyutsu(holding one finger each time, one by one) and chang sheng xue(QiQong). It worked for one or two weeks.ii) Tried coconut oil mixed with raw honey and sea salt. It worked but dislike to take coconut oil before sleeping so only tried two...
  • There are different kinds of insomniacs. There are diet Insomniacs, and then there are Caffeine-and-Cortisol-packed heavy-hittin' Insomniacs. I fall into the latter category. Anyone else go a few days without sleep and/or only sleep a tiny, tiny bit if they're lucky?
  • knufflesmcblimp

    milk thistle

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    Anyone ever develop middle of the night insomnia from milk thistle? I only took it about two days, but ever since, I can't stay asleep at night. I'd finally fixed my sleep schedule for several weeks and this screwed me up a week before I went on vacation. My two week vacation is over in a couple days and I'm miserable Any ideas as to how to undo this damage?
  • Has anyone taken this particular drug? If so has it helped or not?AB
  • I have suffered with insomnia for many years now, and my friend has been helping me with ways to deal with it.She made me a video last night, I would like to share it with you as I found it so helpful to get me into a relaxed sleepy state!https://youtu.be/uxoS9d4J6qkI hope this helps someone out there too!
  • I've tried about every natural sleep aid (altavil, melatonin, calms forte,somnapure, etc)and none seem to help. I am now trying valerian root and wonder if that will work.Has anyone had any success with any others?As octogenarian maybe that is part of my sleep problem, and the other problems that arrive with aging.
  • I'm a 30 year old female. I don't smoke or drink, and I run for an hour 3 times per week and walk 10k or more daily. I also do taw bo. I don't drink caffeine or use any drugs. I am grieving my moms death- the insomnia has been bad for 2 years since she died. I'm also dealing with homesickness- I moved overseas last year, and I am also trying to deal with childhood abuse. I am in counselling for...