so far these past 7 days going on 8 I've literally had no sleep what so ever, not even 5 minutes or 2 hours, I'm literally not tired at all. I'm beginning to have mood swings and I'm starting to see things, sleeping pills don't work they just make me feel awful, antidepressants probably wouldn;t do anything either. doctors can;t understand why I'm not able to sleep at all. I have heard about Sporadic fatal insomnia and honestly I know I have it, don't tell me that I don't have it because otherwise I wouldn't be going a week without sleep at all, Somnapure is a sleep aid that also doesn't help me sleep. I've tried herbal remedies none of them work, staying up for 24 hours didn't help me sleep either nor did relaxing or going out for exorcise, I cut down on caffeine ages ago and that's not keeping me awake, I've even tried putting my phone in airplane mode that also didn't make me sleep either. I've hit a new low and Im no longer my old happy self, This insomnia is basically changing me and ruining my life and I'm snapping at people. I feel alone and upset.
INeedSleep2016... You are definitely sleep deprived, but you have to find out the reason why. It can be exercising too late at night; napping late in the afternoon; stress; not eating your dinner until too late or having strayed from your regular sleep schedule. You could have emotional, psychological or mental issues you are not aware of that are bogging you down. If you are on any medications for another condition, they may be off. And lastly, don't drink alcoholic beverages two hours before bedtime.
Make sure where you sleep is dark, nice and quiet.
Make sure you are nice and relaxed.
Keep a sleep diary and make an appt with your doctor and share it with him.
If needed, have a small snack before bedtime.
Your doctor may prescribe a sleep study to determine if there is a problem with your sleep pattern.
The snapping at people and being upset at feeling alone are common feelings. Don't be so hard on yourself... work on figuring out a solution that works for you. Good Luck.
Hi, in my opinion you need to admitted to hospital or a specialist sleep center. I'm sure that you are aware that sleep deprivation to this degree is seriously bad for your mental health and i am honestly very worried for you. Please speak with your doctor or out of hours service, see if you can get an emergency referral... you need some help now! I might sound as though i am being over dramatic, but this is a very dire situation...
I can relate to several of your comments. I have gone 36-44 hours without sleep. I don't feel sleepy ever. When I am awake, I'm wide awake. I feel physicaly tired, and sick. I have taken dozen or medicine for sleep. They work for a short time and then back to sleeplessness. I know what caused this (Coumadin/warfarin)but I can't get a doctor to agree because there have been no studies on it. I've been to two sleep specialist and a sleep study, no help. I've been fighting this for more than two years but I can't even imagine how bad going for 8 days without sleep would feel like.
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