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Sleeping at night isn't easy for me. I usually find it much easier to stay up all night than to get up in the morning. I always tend to stay up a little later each night. And I frequently get my hours turned around, and end up sleeping all day or going without sleep for 48 hours.

When it gets late I just keep looking for other things to do. I keep running my programs, surfing the web, reading my book or turning to see what else is on.

When I lay down it isn't any better. I can spend hours just laying there trying to sleep. If I try to occupy my mind while I am waiting to fall asleep the thoughts just seem to keep me excited enough to stay awake. If I try to put thoughts out of my mind I find my eyes opening as I remember how close important dates are or things I forgot to do or intend to do.

I don't have any more energy than anyone else though. If I don't sleep I'm tired and risk nodding off when I'm out of the house. I often put things off on days when I haven't slept because I just don't feel up to them.
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Do you do any physical activities, besides being on the computer all the time and watching television? Your body is a jigsaw of muscle and they were made for the intention of use. You need to tire yourself out to sleep.

Many people suffer from this nowadays because so many of us are computer addicts and do virtually nothing all day. Even if you do do activities, it isn't enough. You don't hate sleep, your body is just unsure of when it needs to rest. It seems that when you DO sleep, it's because your body is recognizing the lack sleep you get and rests because you need to live.

You don't need medication and you don't need a quick fix. Just GET UP.
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Sometimes a problem is deeper than the obvious and a general answer of "lack of physical activity" is not what the problems is. I get plenty and still have the same problems the author has, so don't judge people. You obviously think you know and are trying to answer a question to a problem you don't even understand.
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I feel the same way! I find it really weird. There will be days that i think sleep is disgusting and will have to force myself to sleep knowing the things I have to do the next day. But I'll hate myself for trying to sleep.
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i totally feel ya. i exercise daily. wake up early every day. quit drinking caffeine. with sleeping pills your dreams become the worst. i would rather get F'ed up and go to bed when i cant keep my eyes open. i think too much.... worry too much.... remember too much.
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I use to be an Insomniac when I was in my late teens and early 20's. I could go two or three days without sleep. I never got medical treatment because this really helped me in college, having to pull all nighters was a breeze. But, I wouldn't recommend it. If it is Insomnia, its easily treated.
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Easily treated huh? Enlighten us.
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try to go to sleep 20 or 30 minutes earlier every night untill you are at the point where you can get enough sleep
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I agree that you should go to a sleep clinic. See a doctor and tell him about this. It sounds like your insomnia is linked to anxiety. So, talk to a doctor. He may recommend that you see a therapist. Don't be worried about that, though. Many people suffer from anxiety disorders.

Your body NEEDS sleep. It keeps everything functioning normally. It's obviously effecting your personal life. And, it could be very dangerous, assuming that you drive. Get some help.
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I used to have the exact same problem. I tried everything- from weird drugs from mexico to calming sessions (I highly don't recommend those 'sleep drugs' either, one of them actually made me choke at night, and they rarely helped). It eventually went away on it's own.. looking back I'm 99%% certain this was because of my diet. Nowadays I hardly ever drink caffeine, and avoid fast food/greasy crap like the plague. I used to be very thin and thought I could eat anything because of that.. bad idea :P
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You talk about the things that possibly negated sleep, like Mexican drugs and fast food, but you fail to mention what you implemented into your new diet,. What changes did you make, that you believed helped cure your insomnia?
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YOU NEED TO GET THIS MEDICINE CALLED SERIQUEL MAN IT MAKES YOU FALL ASLEEP IN 20MIN I TAKE THAT CUZ I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM !!!!
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babyangel2580
this happens to me too
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I don't know how old you are, but I used to experience this in my early teen years and still do to some degree (almost 20 now) but it has let up. I think it's just a teenagers biological clock and what really can help is getting a rigid schedule. Fill your days with things other then the internet, tv, and school. Play hard- and sleeping will come easier then you.
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I also used to experience this as a teen but also as a child. I am now pushing 30 and have the same problems just in spurts and not all the time like in my teens & early 20's. My mom, nearing 50, also has bad sleep issues and now my young daughter seems to have the same problem, and we are looking at help. Sometimes teens go through this yes, but it could also be a chronic problem and needs to be looked into professionally.
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I have that same problem- I happen to b up now trying to figure out how to get to sleep. U see up to a point I want to stay up and do other stuff, but I know I have to sleep, especially because I have to wake up early in the morning. I'm not allowed to sleep in, so I'm always tired in the morning, but when it comes to bedtime I'm
Wide awake... Hope u have found something that worked...
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I know exactly what u mean. I do it all the time. I find sleep a waste of time lol. Just think of all the things you could accomplish if you didnt sleep! And when i do actually want to go to sleep i can't. Since ive been in college ive tried going to bed early, like around 9 or 10, but i always wind up laying there till 2 or so. I wouldnt mind staying up all night long but sometimes when i havent had much sleep i start to hallucinate, or get depressed and moody.
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You poor thing. I dont know what that must be like but I do know that my partner also suffers the same. He may be up all night then sleep all day. He has been to the doctor and he is given a sleeping tablet could stillnox. It really helps him. Try that.
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i hate sleep to i dont like it mainly cuz i feel lazy its funny i can sit infront of my pc playin WoW for hours doin nothin but sonly sleeping makes me feel lazy
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GO TO DA DOCTOR TELL HIM BOUT UR PROB...OR JUST BUY SOME SLEEPIN PILLS
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I have four words for ya;
Get
A
Sleeping
Pill.

Actually i hate going to sleep myself, and I'm only 12. I feel like sleep is wasting my time, but it is necessary to be a human. I usually end up taking caffeine pills. The only time I "Go to sleep in 7 minutes" is when I've been drugged or I havent slept for 20 hours. Normally, I just sit in bed for 2.5 hours thinking and cant go to sleep. When i actually do need sleep (school etc.) I usually end up sneaking some Tylenol PM's. Once I doze off I sleep through even the loudest things. Even a smoke detector thats in the same room that I am.
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Uh, just stop it then?

I hate you.
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