Sleep Articles

Do I Really Have Schizophrenia?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, January 29th, 2015
I am having trouble with everyday life. I find things are getting stranger and more distorted. Sometimes at night I see faces on my wall, I also hear various whispers that keep me from sleeping. Sometimes I want to say something but something else comes ...

My Ex Decided to Make a Suicide by Not Sleeping for 11 Days

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, January 19th, 2015
Hi, my ex decided to challenge himself by not sleeping for 11 days to see if he dies. Til now he hasn't been sleeping for 6 nights and now he is in a status that he cannot sleep now, I mean he doesn't feel tired ...

Weird Sleeping Problems

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, January 13th, 2015
Most days, I can't sleep. I'm not talking about staying up too late on the internet or whatever, I can lay in bed for three hours (that's how much time I usually give it) and I still cannot sleep. I often go to school without ...

I See Things that Are Not There

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, January 12th, 2015
From the U.S.: I'm 18. When I go to bed at night, I see a silhouette of a victorian woman standing at the foot of my bed, staring at me. She's quite and doesn't move. I've been having random break downs, and I'm doing things ...

It’s Been so Long since I Slept Peacefully.

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, December 28th, 2014
From 17-year-old in Malaysia: First of all, my family. I did not grow up with my family since I was 2 months old. I only go back home on weekends. On weekdays, it's just my grandma and I. I think my mum dislikes me. She ...

Scared of Psychosis & Schizophrenia

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, December 26th, 2014
I am a 20 year old male. And for the last few weeks I have been suffering from extreme Derealization and fear it's something more than anxiety and stress. I am incredibly stressed because I had life goals and plans that did not happen because ...

I Can’t Get Up

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, December 24th, 2014
From Czech Republic: I never liked getting up for school, but in the last year the problem has become really severe. Given the opportunity, I can sleep over 14 hours, eventually waking sleep and with headaches (meaning so much sleep is probably not doing me any ...

I Can’t Tell that I’m Dreaming

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Saturday, December 20th, 2014
Lately, I've been having a very difficult time trying to fall asleep. I've tried different over the counter sleep aides that don't help me at all. I've also tried drinking alcohol to the point of becoming "tipsy" to try to fall asleep. Nothing ...

Something Is Wrong

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
From Australia: I'm 15 and I'm too scared to go to a doctor just in case its hormones or I'm just being a drama queen but something's different. I am usually an extremely outgoing person that's always grinning like an idiot and loving to be ...

What’s the Disorder that I Have?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, December 4th, 2014
I just discovered recently from my teachers and supervisors that I have been walking and sleeping in the corridors of the school. They have that recorded in their security cameras and I have no memory at all about even leaving my classroom! I'm afraid it ...

I Think that I’m Depressed, Parents Won’t Help Me

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, December 4th, 2014
I know the way that I'm acting and thinking is not normal. I feel so lonely and detached from everyone around me. I just kind of float through school and I really have no friends there -- no one I can connect with anyway. All ...

Reality Hitting Me at Random Times

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, December 1st, 2014
Hello, I've had this happen a few times in the last few months where I will be driving or some other mundane task and all of a sudden it's like a sudden realization of reality. I start to freak out and have what I think ...