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I Can't Fall Asleep PERIOD

by Jim W.
(Chehalis, WA, USA)

I'm getting sick and tired I hearing the same things over and over again. Only to be asked a stupid question like "so do you find yourself taking naps during the day?" If I was taking naps that would be sleeping. NO I can't fall asleep.


Yes I'm tired, yes I close my eye's that's as far as it goes. Then I lay there and listen to world around me. Wife breathing (not snoring) house creaking, my heart beating.

What I discovered is I don't get past stage 1. My body does not disassociate its self from its surroundings. I hear everything. Without medication I can easily stay up for three to five days non stop. Then I might doze off for 2-4 hours start all over again. Now I take ambient 12.5, Lunesta 6.0 mg and zquel and that will get me 4-6 hours. I need to get to stage two. Help.

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Sep 05, 2015
I understand you NEW
by: Josh

Un going through the samw. 29 days of the same thing. I get stuck at stage 1. I even snore but im aware of everything around me. Im scared! Please tell me you went through it.
I am confident God is going to heal me/us.

Oct 13, 2015
no sleep no nap at day NEW
by: macky

WE HAVE THE SAME CONDITION, NO SLEEP AT NIGHT, NO NAP DURING THE DAY, ONLY THE MEDICATION KEEP US ALIVE,IM AFRAID THIS IS SPORADIC FATAL INSOMNIA, FOR SURE, BUT WE MUST NOT LOSE HOPE GOD CAN HEALL ANY DISEASE, JUST KEEP THE FAITH AND ENTRUST YOUR LIFE TO HIM, AND HE WILL CURE US ALL

Apr 21, 2016
tireed NEW
by: Ashkan

im like you guys.did you find any solution yet?

Apr 23, 2016
tired NEW
by: Ashkan

josh and jim and macky,please leave a comment i hope you are getting better, i have the same problem and im so worried...

Apr 23, 2016
tired NEW
by: Ashkan

and also did you use any drug like xanax or ambien before this happen?

Nov 25, 2016
Same NEW
by: Paul

I'm on the same boat as you. I just shut my eyes and nothing happens for hours and hours. I tried everything in the book: exercise, meditation, going caffeine-free, you name it... Nothing works.

The only thing that truly helps me is one pill of 25 mg promethazine (Phenergan) two hours before bed every Friday and Saturday night. It's a powerful hypnotic that makes me sleep for a good 12-15 hours. I can't take it during the week as it makes me really drowsy the next day, so what I do is live like a zombie throughout the week and then spend the entire weekend sleeping. I have virtually no time for hobbies, going out or pretty much anything that doesn't involve work or basic household chores. But yeah... It's either that or accumulate a sleep debt that will probably kill me some day. Life sucks when you can't sleep like a normal person.

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