10-22-2011, 01:50 AM
I thought I would join the party. Life long insomniac. I've had some rough nights since I started vaping too.
10-23-2011, 04:48 AM
My sleeping habits didn't change much after I made the switch.
I went through bad spells before and after.
11-09-2011, 12:21 AM
Fellow insomniac here. I've had chronic insomnia since my teenage years.
11-09-2011, 12:10 PM
Until about ten years ago, I didn't have any trouble sleeping so my bouts of insomnia drive me crazy!!!
I would probably be crazy already if I was dealing with it since I was a teenager!!!
01-11-2012, 09:18 PM
I haven't read the whole thread, but wanted to add my experience. I have battled insomnia for the past 10 years. What has really helped me was a diet adjustment (no sugar, no caffeine and no wheat).
01-12-2012, 07:15 AM
This is my first post and sorry for not having read the whole thread. I shall do so tomorrow once I get sleep.
Insomnia has been an issue since I was born, pretty much. I've always had a difficult time sleeping especially because of my ADHD. Smoking cigarettes made it worse, but I dealt with it. Suddenly, on the morning of my 21st birthday, I had a seizure. There was no real diagnosis and they ruled out epilepsy. After having two more seizures, all in the morning, my doctor finally said the closest thing to a diagnosis is that my insomnia and sleeplessness is most likely the cause of my seizures, along with low blood pressure. Ironically, my doctor told me to drink coffee (which I do already. I'm an addict and fully aware of it LOL) . If I quit coffee, I still have insomnia but the difference is that I'm a very scary monster without my life-drink.
I've recently been able to sleep. My secret? Yoga. It has changed my life completely. Although I am still battling insomnia, it's getting much better. I just started doing yoga, but I'm so much in love with it that I'm on my journey to be a teacher!
For those who suffer with insomnia, I feel for you.
01-29-2012, 12:40 PM
insomnia....yep....always have had trouble sleeping more than a few hrs at a time, lucky if I get 4 hrs in a night. as a kid I quickly learned my parents got mad if I left bed & made noise so I hid books & flashlight in bed for those long quiet nights awake in the wee hours. still keep books in/on the bed now...30+ years later. it is kind of fun if I do manage to doze off while reading, influences my dreams...not that I always remember them.
tried most "cures" including hot bathes, warm milk, drugs (prescription & non-)....prescription drugs were the worst. I guess they led to me being "awake & functioning" with NO MEMORY of it....been told I drove, went places, did/said things when the last thing I remembered was taking my pill & going to bed....usually waking up there too. took a roomie to notice something was "off" with my behavior some nights & I immediately quit taking the damn pills. this happened with 3 different sleep meds, 2 were benzodiazapam-type pills I found out later. now I research meds before filling the prescription.
any how, just stumbled across this thread....thought I'd check it out (430am now). going to bed again...probably to read, hopefully to nap
01-29-2012, 05:51 PM
Hope you get a looonnnngggg nap.
02-22-2012, 08:29 AM
I am new to the WWB family but this is the thread I will probably be spending most of my time (notice the time I'm posting this hehehehe)
I hope to someday free myself of the aversion of waking up early lol I love staying up late at night but I have been trying lately to not stay up all night and crash in the morning/afternoon
I'm always looking for healthy tips and love some of the information in this thread and hope to provide more as the time goes on Here is a webmd article on feeling more alert/energized during the day (my biggest problem!)
How to Stay Awake Naturally
03-31-2012, 04:17 AM
I'm not really an insomniac but I stay up a lot later than my favorite thread on this board or my husband seems to like.
Originally Posted by AmandaMarie
When I wake up or can't sleep I just get up and do housework or something. It's tragically boring. I should be practicing pole-dancing or something.
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