Sleep problems, heavenly naps and a new video!

I discovered something new lately: I often find it very hard to sleep at night because of my tics, and getting in bed and trying to fall asleep at night often feels too forced and doesn’t feel very good at all. But lately when I take a nap in the middle of the day, it feels amazing to get into bed and fall asleep!

I’m able to fall asleep within 10 minutes (an impossibility at night!) and take the best-feeling, 1-hour nap ever with no tics interfering or interrupting at all. Has anyone ever experienced this? Any clue as to why it’s so hard to fall asleep at night but so easy and enjoyable to take naps during the day?

On another note, I decided that I’m going to make a question-and-answer video on YouTube about TS/OCD/any of my other neurological conditions and about my life in general. You can ask me anything! It can be about TS, OCD, SPD, GAD, panic attacks, dysgraphia, dyspraxia, college, my childhood with these conditions, or you could even ask me what my favorite color is! Comment here or on my wall with your question, and if I get enough questions I’ll make the video! :)




  1. ruthie, thank you for posting this. again, you are my hero. :) i have some trouble sleeping too. i am just too hyped up at night to sleep. my mom thinks its because i play on the comp too much but i think its my tics.

  2. I have the same exact issue. Violent tics all day and night. I feel like I’m forced into trying to sleep. Except for daytime naps. My life hasn’t been too enjoysble except for the love and care of my girlfriend for me

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