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Is It Insomnia Or Normal

Is insomnia a normal part of PMS?

I'm 16 and love sleeping, so this insomnia thing is killing me. School ended last Thursday and since then I haven't been able to sleep at all. I'll fall asleep, but wake up about every 10-20 minutes. I've tried melatonin and that isn't helping, either. It is now Wednesday and my period started, so maybe the insomnia is just a new part of a PMS symptom. I mean, I don't get mood swings, just cramps. So, I don't know. Although, this isn't the first time I've had a random spout of insomnia. Last summer I had two straight weeks of insomnia and it was the most miserable thing ever. I'm pretty sure last summer's episode had nothing to do with my period. I really don't want to have to deal with insomnia every summer, does anybody have any ideas on what I could do about it?
Thanks!
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Kiki

Is insomnia normal for a teen?

Insomnia isn't a good thing for anyone. Instead of your brain slowing down, it keeps going.

Your body may not have enough melatonin, which aids in the sleep process. Our bodies have natural melatonin. If your body doesn't produce enough melatonin, then you're going to have a problem with falling asleep.

Grand daughter is HDHD (H) hipper. Besides her regular meds. in the evening, she also has to take melatonin so she can fall asleep and stay asleep. You can purchase this over the counter. However, I don't suggest you run out a get a bottle of melatonin.

Try to relax or read a book before you go to bed. It might help you to fall asleep. A lot of people will read in bed until they feel drowsy and then "lights out." Another way to relax is do some breathing exercises.

I suggest you make an appointment with your Doc and see what she/he has to say. You could ask you Doc about breathing exercises. Your Doc can show you how this is done. No big deal, but it helps.

If you're having family problems or problems at school, this could also interfere with sleep.

Get to your Doc to see what she/he has to say.

In the mean time, try a little reading. Try some yoga to relax your body and clear your mind. Give it a try....it just might do the trick.

What is insomnia?

What Exactly Is Insomnia?Being an insomniac doesn’t mean he or she knows what exactly it is.Insomnia = You can’t sleep when you want to + You have difficulties in staying awake when you want to on the next dayDefinition from National Institutes of Health (NIH) in USA:Complaints of disturbed sleep in the presence of adequate opportunity and circumstances for sleep. The disturbances may consist of one or more of three features:difficulty in initiating sleepdifficulty in maintaining sleepwaking too earlyTo take it further, insomnia is the force:that separates you from your sleepprevents you from falling asleep (AKA sleep initiation)prevents you from staying asleep throughout the night (AKA sleep maintenance)prevents you from a restful sleep (AKA restorative sleep)makes you sleep late and wake up latemakes you sleep and wake up at a time you didn’t plan forWhat insomnia is NOTwhen you party for whole night and don’t feel tired at allwhen you stay awake for the whole night to think of your darlingwhen you are enjoying marathon-viewing of TV shows throughout the nightIt is amusing that some people told me that they love insomnia. They get it wrong. If a person is able to STAY AWAKE throughout the night when he or she WANTS to, he or she is not suffering from insomnia.Insomnia is something that goes against your will. It becomes your unwanted shadow. You only see your shadow when you are not sleeping, right?

Can you die from insomnia ?

Yes, you can. The person who set the world record for staying awake the longest went completly insane and died. The body needs sleep to heal itself, and to re-instate sanity to your mind. Staying awake for 1-2 days won't hurt you, (you will be really tired, but that's it) but 3 days with no sleep will make you annoyed at the slightest thing, and you will act somewhat strangely, and you may start to hallucinate slightly. 4-5 days will make you angry, paranoid, and you will hallucinate a lot. 6+ days will probably make you go insane. I think you die at 12 days. That, or your brain is so distorted beyond comprehension that you will kill yourself by any means, probably the closest deadly thing near you (it's in that much pain). So in you had a gun in your house, you would shoot yourself. If you had sharp knives in your house, you would stab yourself. If you lived near a bridge, you would jump off it. ect.

How long can insomnia last for?

im 14 n ive had insomnia for about 1 or 2 months now and im blank minded and mentally drained during the day but i never feel tired. im doin really bad in my work at school cus of it.

i can get to sleep after a while but i always wake up really early in the morning and can never get back to sleep.

i got it after my 4 month depression stopped.

Before i used to be able to do things like get to sleep within 5 minutes or fall asleep to slipknot heh and i wish i could still do that.
I dont want sleepin tablets but is there any way i can cure my insomnia? do you know how much longer i will have it for?

Is Insomnia permanent?

Not permanent if you have enjoyed many good nights of sleep. Sometimes meds and life events or worrying about things can create temporary insomnia.

Is insomnia normal during pregnancy?

So I am 11 weeks pregnant and the past few nights I have been havign trouble staying asleep. I fall asleep very easily but then I am up at least 3 or 4 (sometimes 5) times during the night. And I am wide awake! It is driving me crazy because then I am sooooo tired when I have to go to work in the morning and I just drag all day. I am not uncomfortable or stressed about anything so I son't understand. Has anyone else experienced this? Is there anything I can take or do to help myself stay asleep at night? ANY thoughts? Thanks

Is it normal to suffer from insomnia and depression just after a breakup?

If you were as high as a kite whenever you were with this person and loved them to pieces before they broke your heart - then yes when they leave you it's absolutely normal to feel this way.I’m sure you've read countless answers on this forum which imply but don't explicitly give you the answer you want to hear which is that one day you’ll be free of this feeling. I've been there, I was where you were for 2 whole years. And sometimes when I bump into him on the tram or am triggered by a message from his best friend I wake up later at 2am feeling like my heart is going to burst. It gets better with the passing of time but you have to help yourself too (I exercise like a maniac and yoga to keep it in check now). The panic attacks become less frequent but emotionally you're never quite the same again. Like you remember how to act nice but that warm feeling you get when smiling at stranger or doing something nice for someone is gone. A breakup literally breaks you into pieces, your body becomes a separate entity to your mind. You're going to be okay-ish. Get well soon. oxox