Originally Posted by recluse
I have only had two hours sleep for the past few days. This morning i didn't get to sleep untill 4 am and i had to get up at 6 am! I can't stop intrusive thoughts going around my mind.
You and me both. I've suffered from insomnia for a few years. Most weeks I'll only sleep a few hours a few nights a week. By the end of the week I'll be so drained and sick that I have to either drink myself to sleep or hit the pharmacy up for some pills. I HATE to do that though, because it's not a cure... but after 5 nights of ****ty sleep and "near sleep" (not sleeping, but lying in bed "relaxed" until you hear the alarm and have to get up for work) really **** with your head and your body. One night of pills, to me, seems like a healthier option.
I, too, can't turn my brain off. It just turns, and turns, and turns, I don't know what I'm even thinking about, but no matter how tired I am I can't shut my head up and just fall asleep! Around, and around all ****ing night... sigh.
I know what you're going through and I sincerely hope that it's temporary... insomnia can really **** you up.... and its not a whole lot of fun either.
When I have insomnia really bad for a long time I don't really feel like me anymore... I almost don't feel alive. I feel like a reanimated corpse... days, nights and weeks become a blur of grey-eyed detached existence.
Don't let it get that far. Get help. Get sleep.