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Insomnia Isn't Funny by onnawufei Insomnia Isn't Funny by onnawufei
Insomnia isn’t staying up too late playing video games. It isn’t not being able to sleep on a Monday after staying up all weekend. It’s not just having a hard time falling asleep every once in a while. I kind of wish it was though.

Insomnia is so much worse than that. It’s laying in bed trying to fall asleep but not being able to. It’s waking up throughout the night, sometimes as much as once every hour. It’s waking up an hour before your alarm goes off and not being able to get back to sleep. And you know what’s worse? These things all happen in one night.

It’s getting out of bed and feeling like you were hit by a truck. It’s dragging yourself through the day as your emotions are going crazy and your brain feels completely frazzled. It’s not knowing if one little thing is going to set you off and make you scream or make you cry, not because you’re PMSing or because you’re in a bad mood it’s because DEAR GOD YOU JUST WANT SOME SLEEP.

Insomnia isn’t cool. It isn't funny. It isn't the punchline to a joke. It’s a big deal. People need to realize that.


Yeah I more or less c+p this from my tumblr

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:iconpervertbunnies:
PervertBunnies Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student General Artist
I can sure confirm that.
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Imaginative-Light77 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yeah, no, it's not something light. That's for sure.
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SweetKiraNZ Featured By Owner May 24, 2015
OMG this is just like me! i'm getting in trouble in my class for almost falling asleep. I lie in bed for what feels like hours, moving in different position still can't sleep grr!
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Heartshackles Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I only have this on occasion. But even then it's very terrible. Let alone if it was all the time, even if it is in long phases for me at times. Once went 3 days without being able to sleep a freaking wink, staying up in bed for 4 hours staring at the effin' ceiling. And people just tell me to "go to sleep". Yeah, tried that shit.

Thankfully I have times when I can sleep good, as well. But, I feel for everyone. T___T
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SweetKiraNZ Featured By Owner May 24, 2015
I hate it when people try to tell me to go asleep too after I have been trying to for hours! Believe me I've tried! Sometimes teachers give the repeated advice over and over "Go going to bed earlier.""Get better sleep.""You just need to stop playing video games/ computer/ studying too much." Like they know what's going on GRR! I wish it were that simple...Rage Waaaah! 
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Heartshackles Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, I had the "stare at the ceiling fest" for 7 hours last Thursday. :D But people that don't have the problem, will not understand. Until they experience it, they won't even try to, unless they become genuinely interested.
Sleep... the joy, need and bane of our existence.
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SweetKiraNZ Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015
I know I kinda wish they did so they would stop saying those things over and over. But then I don't because no one should experience the hell that is insomnia!
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Heartshackles Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Indeed. It's 8am here, and I haven't slept. o/ So much fun, more time to do things... yeah right.
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SweetKiraNZ Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015
Is it normal that i only get a couple hours of sleep some nights. but like on the weekend i hibernate it so annoying!
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Heartshackles Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I do that as well, sometimes... and for me, a typical pattern also is 2 days no sleep, 1 day coma, 2 days no sleep...
My grandma always scolds me and tells me I need to stop playing games at night, but oh well. If the problem was so easily solved, I'd take it. :D
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SweetKiraNZ Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015
That's sounds alot like me. I usually only play games because i can't go to sleep. same me i wish it was that easy!
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EmperorSchmuck Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015
What is it with all the kids going "PROUD INSOMNIAC LELEL"

I'm no insomniac but it doesn't sound like something positive
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BangGoesLazor Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Student General Artist
I hate it so much! And I agree. When people say "I stayed up playing video games all night lol" it really fucking pisses me of. If you have the ability to sleep then go to SLEEP. Because I can't.
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TheTimeTraveIIer Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Student General Artist
I can't sleep. I pick up my phone browse deviant art and put it down.
I close my eyes hear a sound then pick up my phone again.
Recently I've even started turning my light on then trying to sleep like that then turning it off.
It's self inflicted but I haven't been able to sleep for months, maybe almost a year.
Not sure if it's considered insomnia when it's mostly my own fault but it keeps me up until sometimes 3 am or later.
I don't find my situation funny nor the situation of others who can't sleep.
I'll probably use this stamp. Oh... I'm supposed to be sleeping right now, I can't.
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liiimbo Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I fucking HATE having it!

I can't believe some people think it's "So awesome!!!1!111" or "KAWAII INSOMNIA, I HATE HAVING SOMETHING THAT NEED!!11"
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BangGoesLazor Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Student General Artist
I totally agree. I hate it when people complain when the "didn't sleep" last night or they went to bed at twelve and "feel so tired". I also hate it when people don't take it serious.
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xXHuskyHurricanesXx Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
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Ratchet-MammaLee Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
yep thats me :no:
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LeonoraChris Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It sure isn't funny... Even less when in these days it's not rare for me to be completely awake 2 full days straight. Now being one of such nights, all I can think is that I need some sleep. In fact, I'd love to freeze the time and sleep at min. few years straight.
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SteampunkSoldiers Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've just started having insomnia since about two years back, and I think the longest I've slept in one night is maybe 5 hours. :I That was a lucky night.
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justck Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
I had insomnia all my life, accident, almost dead, lost insomnia, good 4 a while, but I began 2 miss it. There's a real strength to it, if you embrace it and are aware of the positve side.
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DejectedOsprey Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
I've had insomnia all my life, but melatonin helps me get to sleep fairly easily. I still wake up in the middle of the night occasionally though.
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leamazuka Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't think I have insomnia but I do think I have something similar.
Its really weird because it comes in waves.:hmm: like, one week I can sleep but I can't sleep at all for the next two weeks.
I'm pretty sure it's being triggered by the large amounts of stress I've been experiencing lately.
but yeah...being tired all the time is not fun at all.:hmm:
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LostEleganceAdopts Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
I think i might have it.
even if i don't trying to sleep at night, then being tired all day, is definitely not fun.
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TaTheDragonVampire Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student General Artist
When I was a kid it was a serious thing for me, I wouldn't be able to fall asleep no matter how hard I tried. Now its not much of a problem and I can sleep much better. :)
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ChippingChart66 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
Of course it isn't. It makes me feel paranoid.
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glitchgoat Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Let me love you.
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spectrawing Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
I don't know if I have it or not. I think my problem is more that my mind keeps me awake. It is not funny though, in my case, it's downright painful. =_=;
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VaninaKitty Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
I dont have it, but many nights im awake because of argueing..
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Pop-Tart-Zombie Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
And, er...What do you mean by having a subscription to use this? Is it a tumblr thing, or a DA thing, or...?
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onnawufei Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
It's a dA thing. People without subscriptions can't use stamps, or they couldn't the last time I checked. It might have changed since then.
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Pop-Tart-Zombie Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
Oh. Thanks! I think they can, but they can't really put them anywhere, as they can't get custom.
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galadriel-the-small Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You can use them on your journal or ID but you can't use them in comments. :)
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Pop-Tart-Zombie Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Oh! Thanks! :D
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galadriel-the-small Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No Problem! :D
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Pop-Tart-Zombie Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
I'm not affected myself, but I have a few friends who think it's funny to pretend to have it. "Yeah, I have insomnia!!11!"
No. No, you don't.
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GaleHollows Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Oh, do I know that feeling, it is terrible, not having a good nights sleep for as many years as one has lived. But, there is always a bright side, you never have to wear eyeliner (very, very badly hidden sarcastic tone) just sucks that i`m a boy.
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sweeneytoddfan7 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW! I've never heard of insomnia before, but it sounds like something I might have, I need to check from wikipedia... Well anyways, COOL STAMP!:clap:
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bricksasuke002 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
My high school's fucking anime club, man. I have insomnia starting this year, and these idiots just laugh and go like "UR LIEK GAARA!".
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ScarOfHearts Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG i know it was so hurtful!!
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bricksasuke002 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
It's pretty frustrating. Especially when it comes to being compared to an anime character that I don't even like. :P
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ScarOfHearts Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Being compared to anything, whether you like it or not, when something like isomnia is happening is plain inconsiderate. Did they stop??
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bricksasuke002 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
Probably now since I just graduated. :P
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ScarOfHearts Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on ur graduation :) Has your sleep gotten any better?
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bricksasuke002 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
Thank you, and no, not really. I'll have to get a prescription for it someday.
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ScarOfHearts Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You should, living with it is hard. People dont really get that either. Do you have people to support you?
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Animelover197 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
My insomnia isn't too bad. I have sleep wake insomnia. I can get at the most 3 to 5 hours of sleep. Then there are those rare but relaxing occasions where I get the normal amount sleep. I'm just glad mine isn't as bad as others. It's still a pain in the ass though.
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Pennyadodumuss Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My sleep time has become like a checker board!

one night I sleep, the next night I don't, the other night I sleep, the next night I don't!

It's not only annoying, but Frustrating!!!
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AtrusWolf Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
people at school ask me why i always have dark circles around my eyes. i tell them its because i cant sleep. they say its easy to fall asleep. NO ITS FUCKING NOT. i have had sleep insomnia since i was about 7 and im 14 now. i havent slept properly in 7 years. people think its funny they think its because i force myself to stay awake. no. im trying to force myself to GO TO SLEEP. pills dont work ive tried!!!!

if only people knew how horrible it truely is...
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Tempest-Frost Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Student Writer
Its so hard. People come and say "Oh, Didn't sleep last night."
Bitch please, I haven't slept properly for about 3 years now.
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