By sleeplessinID - 15/08/2010 07:23 - United States

Today, I haven't had any real sleep in 4 days because I am an insomniac. My father is also an insomniac but he takes Ambien to get his rest. Me? I'm stuck staring at the ceiling for hours because he won't let me take any kind of medication, because he doesn't want me "getting addicted." FML
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justthatonekid 0

It does suck, but your dad is right. I'm an insomniac and my doctor prescribed me Lunesta... it's great... I can sleep and whatnot; however, if I don't take it, I CAN'T sleep. Sleeping pill dependance is a real problem. Try exercising to wear yourself our or some other non-sleeping pill options or talk to your doctor... not really a true FML but I know the feeling very well. :/

Sun_Kissed18 25

Ok, those things may help normal people with sleepless nights, but, as an insomniac, I can tell you that those things don't help. We have a real problem that can't simply be reversed by changing our nightly routine.

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Masturbate loudly until he waked up and gives you pills. if he doesn't wake up bust a nut in his ear.

get addicted to cocaine then suddenly ambien doesn't look so bad :P

tamusaru 0

I'd advise smoking weed which will help you go to sleep rather than cocaine which only hurts your problem.

well, your father should really trust you more, dude.

samantha987 0

haha 6, true true.

ProBakes 0

Move to NY, the city never sleep gonna slip you an ambien

start jumping on your be and sing really loudly

omg i feel your pain !!! i cant sleep either!!! i get headaches too!! :(

sportygirly1234 0

ohh me and my dad are the same way he takes pills but won't let me because apparently there really easy to get addicted to :( sorrrry cause I know what you mean I'm an athlete and go to school with very little rest

shakethat 10

why don't you see a doctor and find out what they think. there are some non addicting sleeping pills out there. also there's stuff like melatonin which is a vitamin but it helps to sleep. I know, because my doctor put me on it and it works. your dad is not a dr so go see a real one.

just drop the caffeine and carbs/sugar and you'll be fine..... That is, after an excruciating withdrawal worse than heroine, lol.

you obviously have a computer so why don't you spend the time you're using staring at the ceiling to do something productive or learn something new?

why don't you masturbate it helps you sleep. cured my insomnia.

Just go to the drug store and get some OTC sleeping pills. Anyone can buy them.

quent10 0

YDI for being an insomniac lol if you try hard enough you'll sleep

37, don't suggest melatonin for people who wouldn't know what they're doing with the stuff. Not only does a good dose put you out within an hour, your body has trouble actually getting to sleep, which causes problems such as lucid dreams and hypnagogia, which causes its own problems. I tried it once and got scares shitless when I had a nightmare right after falling asleep, which happened to entail not breathing enough in reality, and being unable to wake up. Sure, it could happen on its own, but that sort of thing is directly tied to using melatonin. And it's not a vitamin, it's the neurotransmitter that controls sleep and wake cycles.

#61, as an insomniac I feel free to say "fuck you". ಠ_ಠ

MissRachieee 3

Does he know that Insomnia can kill you?

mistired 0

your beutiful 68 :)

mistired 0

*66

mhm nice rack 66 ;)

fail 68... fail

Yes, please listen to 62. OTC stuff can have complications too. Anything other than Benadryl or Dramamine, including Nyquil or anything labelled PM or Nite, "traps" me in those lucid nightmares or gives me a restless legs-type reaction in my legs and arms. Both are worse than not sleeping at all, IMO. OP: Maybe look into meditation or self-hypnosis tecniques. You can usually find free classes through the library, New Age bookstores, or by calling a few alternative medicine practitioners like acupuncturists. Good luck.

Cupcakeshizz 0

it's pretty easy to go to the doctors and get it prescribed...or just steal his pills and blain it on the (invisible) dog >:D

ouch, I have insomnia too. It sucks! try taking melatonin, usually found in the vitamin sections in the pharmacy,, 3-5 mg of that stuff knocks you out.

why don't you invite a girl over? and what if your dad is the one who's addictd

I'm envious of all you people who can actually fall asleep just using melatonin. Whenever I've taken it's just left me stuck in that weird state where you are awake enough to be aware of stuff going on around you but not really awake enough to be able to really react to any of it. I don't know if that really makes sense but anyone who has been in that state will totally get what I mean and understand how unpleasant it feels. To the OP I'm going to have to agree with everyone else who has advised you to speak to your doctor because insomnia can be a sign of a serious medical issue. I'm not saying it necessarily is in this case but definitely good to check into. Plus they will be able to advise you in things you can do to help yourself sleep. I also advise exercising because it will help burn up some of that excess energy which is keeping you awake.

UpYoursInAdvance 0

#4 You fucking Moron too bad it's a damn girl!!!

105---/ I love that living dream like state.

smoke weed it's better for you than sleeping pills. seriously

and it's scientifically proven to help people sleep and boy i can tell you

Person000 0

drink like 8 monsters 4 hours prior to sleeping you will crash very hard.

105: That state"s known as "in the grey" in my house.

lol i bet your dads addicted to those shits and hes being greedy haha you should smoke a couple bowls that will put you to sleep real quik

lol i bet your dads addicted to those shits and hes being greedy haha you should smoke a couple bowls that will put you to sleep real quik

That seems like a good enough term for it TheIrishJaneDoe, in any case it seems to describe it well enough. #116 It's not really dreamlike in my opinion, it's more like paralysis to me. I hate being able to hear or see the stuff that's going on around me and yet my body refuses to do what I want it to do.

I suffer from sleep paralysis now and again, and while it is pretty terrible, I've never seen a correlation between experiencing it, and taking melatonin the night before. While I only use it occasionally, I've known several other people who take melatonin regularly and have never experienced such things. (Which makes it very difficult to explain to them, I don't know how many times I've had to repeat that it is *not* a lucid dream!) This suggests to me that some people are just more prone to hypnagogia than others, although I don't doubt that melatonin, or other substances, may aggravate the condition. So, yes, I would recommend caution in using melatonin, as it is not just a vitamin, and some people can have undesirable reactions. Most people have a pretty good experience with it, though, and it's a relatively safe and non-habit-forming way to get a good night's sleep. My grandfather, for example, couldn't get more than an hour a night after my grandmother passed away. But with half a melatonin, he sleeps through the night and his health has greatly improved. My roommate can actually sleep at night after taking one, rather than staying up and crashing until the afternoon like he had done before. I think it's worth a try. You can, and should, always stop if you start to experience sleep apnea, extreme grogginess, or sleep paralysis. Other posters were simply suggesting it, but it's good to get both sides of the story.

#4 - I think op would have a hard time "busting a nut" due to the fact that she's a girl.

ahh 23, another grammar Nazi. I like the picture.

You're not "stuck". You could always read. Or watch movies, shows, documentaries. Or play games. Or ANYTHING... :/

SettoFail 9

yeah I have that problem too, ambien ftw, I don't a prescription for it but when I get a hold of it it works amazing. fyl op.

#2, that would only make the insomnia problem worse.

iliveinthesky_fml 0

Get yourself some good weed, your choice of a bowl or rolling papers, munchies, and you'll be sleeping like a baby in no time!!

make some obnoxious noise in the wee hours of the morning so it wakes him up :P

like masturbation moaning?

justthatonekid 0

It does suck, but your dad is right. I'm an insomniac and my doctor prescribed me Lunesta... it's great... I can sleep and whatnot; however, if I don't take it, I CAN'T sleep. Sleeping pill dependance is a real problem. Try exercising to wear yourself our or some other non-sleeping pill options or talk to your doctor... not really a true FML but I know the feeling very well. :/

Sun_Kissed18 25

Well its the first believeable one in a while. I have the same problem, no pills for me :/ I'm on some light therapy shit, so basically I stare into light for 30 minutes; its bright as hell. It actaully is helping some so I would find a specialist to see if there are other options, a normal doctor might not know anything. I go to a sleep clinic and my doctor has the same issues as me. It might help you out a lot :)

5: I see your point, but what you're describing sounds like a physical dependance, not addiction. Those are two very different things. Dependance is a common result for many prescriptions when they're used properly. Addiction entails abusing your medication for whatever reason. Unfortunately, convincing someone who's uninformed about the differences can be nearly impossible, if you're the one with the "addiction" in their eyes. Then there's pseudo-addiction, which is a-whole-nother animal, and often the result of undertreatment. Grr. (Yes, I realize I'm projecting here, but at least I'm doing so in an informative way. So STFU. ò.ó)

Turn off the computer. Turn off the TV. Don't turn either back on. Get some exercise. Eat something healthy. You'll sleep fine.

Sun_Kissed18 25

Ok, those things may help normal people with sleepless nights, but, as an insomniac, I can tell you that those things don't help. We have a real problem that can't simply be reversed by changing our nightly routine.

^Agreed. "Insomnia" is one of those terms like "depression". They have a loose vernacular meaning nowadays, which causes people who truly suffer from the medically-defined conditions to be easily invalidated and discredited by the uninformed. I've thankfully never been a true insomniac, but I've had my bouts of pain- and stressed-induced sleeplessness. Those suck and are hard to treat, and as I understand it, they're both cakewalks compared to true insomnia. Insomnia and migraines top my list of "At least I don't have...", and since I live in constant pain, that says something.

hannadiane 0

sorry

amberrenae 0

Did your mom also take you to a therapist, for playing the choking game?

yagurlteeteexoxo 0

damn op that sucks... steal some from him, just don't get caught...

said by a true nagga.

JayJayAttackAtta 5

I'm an insomniac too. what always helped me was the lay on the bed, stare up at the ceiling fan and count back from 250

steal his pills, how hard is thattt?

DevilDoll 0

even if she steals his pills what happens when he notices? or when he runs out? she will never sleep. I'm not an insomniac. I had a boyfriend that was and he made me stay up with him.... we would play video games all night I wanted to kill myself, and It didn't even help him it, it just made me more sleepy, and he would get hyped up, so then we would just have sex, that made him sleepy(; but you should definitely do some exercise(: -Tiffany(:

Try reading high school history books and listen to le Moulin from the Amelie soundtrack. Helped me.