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6 Days Without Sleep - I Am Unable To Sleep At All

I have been having trouble getting to sleep for months. But now I cannot sleep at all. I have gone 6 days without sleep at all. Then I got two good nights sleep.

After I got those good nights I could not sleep again. I am currently on my 5th day without sleep. My body feels so fatigued but my brain does not stop thinking.

I'M SERIOUSLY SCARED THAT I WILL DIE. At the moment my heart feels like it's rocking my body back and fourth and my lips are tingling. I don't know what's going on please help.

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Apr 03, 2013
Compassion NEW
by: Anonymous

Wow! I feel for you. I am wondering what it is that's making you so anxious. Did something tragic occur to you recently? I have known the Omega's to help calm the brain so that one can function.

I have racing thoughts as well but I do tend to talk to calm myself down. I'm not sure if you are male or female but as a woman with much to do, I have found Essential Woman by Barleans to be extremely helpful. If you are male however, there's also a formula for you.

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I pray better days ahead for you.

Aug 22, 2013
Sympathy NEW
by: Anonymous

God do I feel for you... I went through that hell some months ago. I'm still mortally scared of the same thing happening again during schooltime. I still have trouble sleeping some days but I did find repetitive and cycling thoughts effective, tuning the same song over and over again. If you resolve to medicine, low doses of Xanax and Tolvon are good enough.

Feb 13, 2015
Unable To Pass The Hypnagogic State Since Getting Lyme Disease 20 Years Ago NEW
by: Jim

In 1993 I was bitten by deer ticks and ended up getting Lyme Disease. It was misdiagnosed at first and had become chronic by the time I was diagnosed.

I have had chronic Lyme Disease for over 20 years, and done massive amounts of antibiotics, including two rounds of IV antibiotics in 1994 and 1997.

In August of 1993 I went to sleep one night and when I awoke I was feeling very nauseas and fatigued.

This would be the last night that I would ever fall into an unconscious sleep. For the next few weeks every time that I would attempt to fall asleep at night, within seconds of dozing off I would stop breathing.

This sleep apnea was caused by the Lyme Disease.

Eventually, my brain appeared to sense that it was dangerous to allow me to fall asleep, and has since prevented me from falling into any type of unconscious state.

I am unable to go beyond the hypnagogic state.

This would appear to qualify as some type of permanent brain injury caused by the Lyme Disease.

I have lived like this for more than two decades,
where even though most of my Lyme Disease symptoms have subsided, the inability to sleep remains.

There is a woman named Heather who wrote about her inability to fall asleep after being in an ATV accident, and receiving trauma to her brain.

Heather is the first person whom I have read about who has stated that since receiving a brain injury, she has been unable to ever fall asleep.

And that this condition has prevented her from falling asleep everyday for at least a year.

I would be interested in knowing how many other
people have experienced this phenomenon where we are unable to get past the hypnagogic state, so that the best we can do is to nap at night..

I would imagine that this is extremely rare, since for the past two decades I have been searching for people who are unable to ever fall asleep, and until reading about Heather, was unable to do so.

May 22, 2015
Sleepless again.... NEW
by: J.R

I cannot sleep. At all. I have had spells of being awake for 6 days, 5 days and numerous 4 days. I went through a stage 12 months ago of 30 hours sleep in 35 days. I started taking Ambien that gave me a few hours per night..but never went back to sleep after wakening. Now the Ambien has stopped working so I'm awake again. We'll see how many days it will be before I catch my next hour...if I ever do again. I never nod off, doze or nap. I just lay there. I close my eyes and nothing's as if there is no sleep mechanism there.

Aug 21, 2016
Lost the ability to sleep NEW
by: Anonymous

I am 42. I first experienced insomnia my sophomre year of college. It has been on and off since. However, for about this past 9 months straight I seem to have lost the ability to sleep. It is now after 2 am. I tried not to take a sleep pill.
I tried to get myself in a positive sleep mindset i.e. my body and mind are burning with exhaustion physically, I read some positive thoughts from a book but here I say until 1:45 am and finally take half a Lunesta. I have tried everything from herbal remedy to prescription medication. I have had terrible side effects from most i.e. difficulty breathing on them as I have asthma. This just seems absolutely INSANE to me.I am not functioning. My husband and 3 year old sleep the night and I am just wide, wide awake... I feel like I have completely lost this mechanism to actually fall asleep. I can't even fall asleep during a nap anymore during the day. What the hell is this and is there any help out there for this wiithout meds>

Sep 20, 2016
Try this NEW
by: Anonymous

Try marijuana, it works better than ambien.

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