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10 GIFs for Insomniacs to make you laugh not cry

Plain and simple, insomnia is no fun!  Every night, millions of people have difficulties going to sleep.  For people with mental health problems, the lack of sleep is an on-going aggravation (and that is putting it mildly).  Over one-half of insomnia cases relate to depression, anxiety or psychological stress

I had insomnia this past weekend.  Mania and hypomania tip the scale more any given day than depression.  When the insomnia hit, I knew the  bipolar roller coaster was getting revved up for my boarding.

 

  1. Since I couldn’t sleep, I began cleaning out my night stand at 3:00 a.m.

mary poppins cleaning GIF

 

  1. Trying to go back to bed, my paranoia mounts with every tick of the clock.

 

  1. The next day I feel hyped up on no sleep. I can conquer the world!  Whereas my friends guzzle down coffee all day just to exist.

Image from carloisles.com

 

  1. While other times I walk around all day like a zombie.

Nicholas Hoult Zombie GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

 

  1. As I begin to fall asleep the next night, nightmares haunt me and I do whatever I can to stay awake.

Image from mlkshk.com

 

  1. This is me trying to get comfortable in bed.

I Hate Everything Lol GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

 

  1. I try and try and try to figure out how much longer I have to sleep before the alarm clock goes off.

Season 3 Episode 20 GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

 

9.  And this is me the next day at work.

Tired Mary Tyler Moore GIF by HULU - Find & Share on GIPHY

 

  1. I almost forgot. The entire United States workforce suffers a loss of $63 million dollars every year due to insomnia. A big problem?  I think so.

money GIF

 

Comments

In the section below, send me a comment.  Tell me about your insomnia experience and how you are dealing with it.

References

http://www.sleepeducation.org/news/2014/03/10/insomnia-awareness-day-facts-and-stats

https://www.nami.org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-Conditions/Related-Conditions/Sleep-Disorders

https://giphy.com

All GIFs where taken from the above website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 GIFs for Insomniacs to make you laugh not cry

Amy Pierce Romine

I am a published content and freelance writer, award-winning blogger, public speaker, copy editor and social media consultant. From adolescence through the decade of my 20’s, I went without knowing anything was wrong with me. A mental illness was the farthest possibility from my mind (LOL! No pun intended). After my first diagnosis of just “bipolar”, I waited another seven years to discover my most current diagnosis. I have bipolar 1 with psychotic features, mixed episodes and ultra-rapid cycling. An extension of my diagnosis includes the bipolar type of AD/HD, OCD, GAD and social anxiety. At the end of the day, it all comes down to my faith in God and of course my friends and family who encourage and support me every step of the way. You can find me at my other blog, Life Conquering Blog for Mental Health.


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APA Reference
Pierce Romine, A. (2018). 10 GIFs for Insomniacs to make you laugh not cry. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 22, 2018, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/discoveries/2018/04/10-gifs-for-insomniacs-to-make-you-laugh-not-cry/

 

Last updated: 1 May 2018
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 1 May 2018
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