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I cannot sleep at night time, only during the day

For quite a while now, i have had a great deal of trouble falling asleep when it's dark out. When i do try to sleep at night, i dont fall asleep until between 3 and 5am and i can't wake up in the morning, causing me to miss important classes or work. As soon as the sun comes out i can almost easily fall asleep. I wouldn't say i'm depressed, but i've had feelings of dispair, frustration, and hopelessness. No matter how tired i am i can not sleep during the night. sometimes, i don't even try to get in a couple hours of sleep because i know i'll sleep right through my alarm or not be able to be woken up, and i just stay awake for two days at a time. Once i was awake for over 80 hours straight. Might i add that i spend a lot of my time awake thinking of things that should no longer matter, caught up on people and events from the past. (completely insignificant things that upon looking back on, make me ashamed of who i am) Things swirl around in my head and frustrate me. I have lost interest in the things that i used to live for. I used to spend a lot of time fixing myself to look nice, and now, although i never leave the house without looking my best, i feel it is such a chore and i have to force myself. I often worry that my life will go nowhere, and coming from someone who has huge dreams and hopes, this devistates me. I have terrible nightmares where i usually wake up crying, or saying things like "ominous" "hopeless" or "there's nothing you can do". That is not an exhaggeration. When i have them, I can't go back to sleep, i'm so scared, i can't even move. Sometimes i wish i would just die or dissappear (although i have never considered suicide ever!) This could all be irrelevant but i am so desperate for help, i figure i should throw it all out there. I have also been bulemic for a year now, but i truly truly deeply believe that has nothing to do with my sleep disorder. I have not really changed anything, just the way i feel emotionally. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I'm so tired of not being able to sleep at night. Thank you
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i should also add that i have a history of siezures and black outs, but that usually only occurs if i suffer from an injury, such as bumping my knee caps, or being kicked by a horse (i train horses) or hitting my elbow.
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I never sleep at night either. My next quarter of classes are starting next week. I have classes starting at 10am and I am worried about that seeing as how I NEVER sleep at night. I usually fall asleep between 6am-8am and wake around 2pm so I can be to work by 4pm. 80 hours- wow. You beat my record of 40 hours...Ambien sucked for me, I have tried almost every drug my doc would write an rx for just in order to get some sleep. I understand your pain. Alot of depression and anxiety can be caused by sleep deprivation. I would not say that I am sleep deprived, I just can't go to sleep when the rest of the world does.

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