I need sleep



  • Im currently 25 and needed to post this somewhere since no one has ever been able to help me. Im a work professional and dont do have any bad habits and also very active in sports.

    My problem is I havent slept in 3 days. All I have done for the last 3 nights is crack my shoulders, neck, fingers, wrist and legs. This isnt the first time this happens Ive done it my whole life. It always wakes my up and makes me really uncomfortable in the morning.

    Now that Im older it is severly effecting my every day life.

    Someone please HELP! Any insight or how to deal with it. Ive asked my doctors, nothing, ive googled, and this is the closest place Ive gotten.

    Thanks in advance.



  • Well…maybe you can set aside a special time before you go to bed where you can go through cracking all your joints and then make a routine so you wake up and do the same. Maybe start with a short amount of time then longer?



  • Interesting idea, except I hate cracking my body. It hurts and its annoying. It makes my body ache and doesnt give me any good sensation.

    It just seems that I cannot have a decent nights sleep, I need to get rid of it.



  • hi, sorry to hear about your problem, i can kinda associate to it actually.

    does your cracking happen involuntarily/automatically then? mine does, in fact my neck just made a weird crack as i type this :x
    and my neck and toes cracking automatically can wake me up to, so you're not alone mate :wink:

    have you had an injury recently which has made your cracking worse?
    ever since i got punched in the back i have had a back neck, maybe you had an injury recently?



  • @jayhawker518:

    Interesting idea, except I hate cracking my body. It hurts and its annoying. It makes my body ache and doesnt give me any good sensation.

    It just seems that I cannot have a decent nights sleep, I need to get rid of it.

    Ok well how did you first crack?

    Maybe crack and then do something you like that doesn't require much effort.

    Or….crack then have a bath and something.



  • I first want to say thanks for the replys.

    I dont know how I first started this all. But its like when I sleep my body needs to crack itself, like ill mix my body up into all kinds of positions to crack it. Ill shove my arms under my pillows to crack my shoulders, then my wrists and usually my fingers. I move my legs all the time.

    Today im sore, like dont want to move sore, because I havent slept and my body has been active.

    I havent had an injury ever (knock on wood) Im healthy as can be. Ive tried the bath thing, didnt really work. It doesnt happen every night in which i cannot sleep but it does happen every night at some point. I dont think i can remember a good nights sleep ever.



  • Ok well maybe you have a partner who could give you a massage on the most affected areas.

    If not, maybe try some kind of physiotherapist (NOT CHIROPRACTOR!)?



  • No partner unfortunately. Just my lonesome.

    Ive never been to a physiotherapist, what do they do? Ive tried just about everyone else.



  • Hmmmm interesting - did you go to a chiropractor before or after?

    They get rid of aches/strains etc.

    Ok well maybe get a massage then see what happens?



  • @Blaze:

    Hmmmm interesting - did you go to a chiropractor before or after?

    They get rid of aches/strains etc.

    Ok well maybe get a massage then see what happens?

    i know chiropractors "manipulate" joints by cracking them, but i can do that myself :)
    can't advise on physio i'm afraid jayhawker i've never been to one :?



  • Yeah the chiropractor made it feel good for a little bit but just made it sore. Didnt stop my sleeping habits.

    Are there known doctors on this site, and I cannot believe Im the only one in the world that has this.

    I NEED SLEEP! haha.



  • @jayhawker518:

    Yeah the chiropractor made it feel good for a little bit but just made it sore. Didnt stop my sleeping habits.

    Are there known doctors on this site, and I cannot believe Im the only one in the world that has this.

    I NEED SLEEP! haha.

    Chiropractors are hustlers! Jeez if one came on here there would be arguments.

    What stressful things are there in your everyday routine.



  • Stress lately. Just the normal work stress. Relationship problems, I mean nothing out the norm.

    Like Ive said its been going on forever, and not really one thing or another triggers it, other wise id cut that out.

    Like even now I have to move my wrists and they crack like an acordian, and I hate it, but its like I have to do it.

    Maybe hypnosis. haha, im really reaching now.



  • I thought you were single - or family i guess.

    Hypnosis worked on some person to stop their fear of flights - someone famous but i can't remember who.



  • I am single, thus my relationships struggles. Haha.

    I dont think i could get hypnotised, i think it wouldnt work.

    Is there a name for what im going through?



  • Hell?

    Lol i getcha now - maybe that is having an effect.

    Your job - does it involve a lot of strenuos movement or excercise etc or a desk job?



  • Its a little of both, half of it i spend at my desk half of it I walk around a factory floor. I work in a health and safety department.

    Thus again why this is odd, I know ergonomics and follow all that stuff to a tee. So its not posture or anything related there.

    The fact that I havent slept in 4 days now isnt the biggest thing. Its been my whole life.

    NO one else does this?



  • I usually don't get much sleep and don't remember the last time i haven't been tired in the day or rested my head on my arms at school in a boring lesson.

    But no otherwise.



  • @jayhawker518:

    Its a little of both, half of it i spend at my desk half of it I walk around a factory floor. I work in a health and safety department.

    Thus again why this is odd, I know ergonomics and follow all that stuff to a tee. So its not posture or anything related there.

    The fact that I havent slept in 4 days now isnt the biggest thing. Its been my whole life.

    NO one else does this?

    There have got to be other people surely, they probably just don't know about this site.

    On a separate point Jayhawker, as you work in health and safety, i was hoping if i could use your expertise :)

    Me and Blaze have had a bit of a debate before about whether posture has an effect on jointcracking, could you clear this up for us? 8)



  • Wasn't really a debate + how does working there going to clear up the matter?



  • lol well he might have a lot of knowledge on that sort of stuff.
    yeah its not as good as some of the debates you've had with MC lol


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