Many people brazenly state that they suffer from insomnia. What they really mean is that they had a late night or two and are feeling a bit tired. People who truly suffer from insomnia understand that it is not a joke. Plagued by exhaustion from crippling sleepless nights, the daily life of an insomniac can be very difficult to cope with. Here we have several different accounts of the harsh realities faced when living with the condition. Take a look!
54 hours is an awfully long time to go without sleep.
Withdrawal can be a nasty experience.
This is really interesting.
Wow! Everything happens for a reason.
The universe can be pesky sometimes!
More people should give this a go!
It is, indeed.
Having someone to share the sleepless nights with makes things more bearable.
This is why you shouldn’t judge people when they act strange, you never know what’s going on behind the scenes.
We know exactly what this feels like.
Sometimes the thought of going to sleep is just too terrifying.
Stay strong! Push through as much as you can.
Maybe therapy or counselling could help?
The loneliness can make things feel so much worse.
Although it is argued that there are way worse things to suffer from, that doesn’t change the fact that insomniacs DO suffer. Going to school or work, being a parent, carer or provider are all things that make insomnia even worse to deal with. Sometimes the pressure just gets too much and it’s hard to know how to go on. We encourage you all who suffer to seek help and information on tackling insomnia. Things can get better!
Unfortunately, parents often brush things like this off.
People throw the word ‘insomniac’ around far too loosely!
It’s like living in different time zones.
Sleep aids really can change lives.
Sleep paralysis is just awful.
This makes a lot of sense!
Never feeling like you have energy is so damn draining.
The boyfriend sounds like a supporting partner.
It’s horrible when it feels like things will never change.
It’s far too easy for people to judge.
The most annoying question ever…
This person is not a failure! We hope things worked out for them.
Not all sleep pills make you into a zombie, sometimes medication really can help and you’ve got nothing to lose by experimenting.