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I Am Usually Awake In The Middle Of The Night

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    i remember when i use to think sleep was a

    waste of time because there was so much to do ! But now i embrace it
    luvabl3 luvabl3 18-21, F Aug 18

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    Like right now.. It's 5:01

    and I just sitting in bed listening to fall out boy
    MiaSnider MiaSnider 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 10

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    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F Aug 9

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    xlovelybutterflyx xlovelybutterflyx 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 28

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    It always starts off with me having to pee

    and then my mind starts racing! Every single night!
    MadamCascade MadamCascade 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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    4:51 Am

    My sleep schedule is beyond messed up. Awake all night sleep part of the day. Difficult to sleep when your mind is racing near the speed of light or you feel the need to read and look up every single stupid thought that pops into your head at odd hours of the night. So here I am...
    iamgalactic iamgalactic 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 6, 2012

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    Temi2707 Temi2707 16-17, M Aug 12

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    You know when you're supposed to be asleep

    but you stay up and listen to music and dance in your room ?!? That's me...like all the time x)
    gorgeoushobo gorgeoushobo 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    Ev1911 Ev1911 13-15, M 3 Responses Sep 1

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    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M Sep 1

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    Can't sleep once again.

    My mind is racing to fast and I can't control it. I just want to ask every question that has ever been asked all at once. Can't say I don't mind being awake though. I usually use this time to really think about life and how it's going. It relaxing and stressful at the same time...
    TheWonderer22 TheWonderer22 16-17, M Aug 18

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    I hate when your all comfy in bed

    and you're like, wow this is perfect. Then u roll over and fall out of bed. Blah it happens all the time or I'll fall off while I'm sleeping and I get so confused. So yea idk
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 4

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    Baby... I've dreamed of being free

    since my birth... Cursed but the demons I confronted were dispersed...
    theShamanDon theShamanDon 26-30, M Sep 4

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    When I wake up 15 minutes

    before the time I'm supposed to get up... I roll back over and put my freaking fall out boy music on and dance in my room😍😘
    MiaSnider MiaSnider 13-15, F Sep 3

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    12 Years Now, Doctors Cant Figure Me Out, Scared With Small Children And No Family

    I dont know what is wrong. It came on suddenly like a feeling of death. Like I was having a stroke but I was only 22. Since then its been scary and lifes been difficult. I have the strangest symptoms like blue feet, lips and fingers, I tingle all over and feel off balance. I see...
    audragem audragem 31-35 1 Response Dec 11, 2012

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    Like... Right now. Random thought: I miss snow.

    Its so beautiful when you wake up and you see snow flakes slowly falling. Thats a picture of the view I got from my balcony. Picture was taken last winter.
    LadyWhatever LadyWhatever 18-21, F Sep 27

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    I'm wide freaking awake with no one to talk to,

    this sucks. πŸ˜”πŸ‘€πŸ’€
    lovexMICKEY lovexMICKEY 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    Pretty much every night I'm awake

    til the early hours of the morning.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M Sep 14

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    drew725 drew725 13-15, M 1 Response Sep 1

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    Thinking and fantasizing about you babe.

    ... My 6'1 blue eyed lean and handsome guy whose smile and piercing gaze makes me feel warm inside...I melt Anything can happen in a fantasy.... :)
    SummerJane SummerJane 36-40, F Sep 30

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    Hey like right now! It's sad

    because it's true...
    scrtasnman13 scrtasnman13 18-21, M Sep 27

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    sporty03 sporty03 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 3

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    I could've slept for another hour but,

    no of course not. I wake up anyways. Blah
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 6

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    Story of my life. Maybe I should get a job

    where I can work the graveyard shift. Perhaps sleep would be easier to acquire in the daytime.
    Soleil05 Soleil05 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 10

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    Always

    This is my almost every day routine..... Drink, check facebook, check EP, watch videos, go to sleep!!!! Let me know!!!!
    kingafrica3 kingafrica3 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 23, 2012

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    I have a bad habit of staying up too late.

    I'd gotten better for a while - lights out and electronic devices off by 11:00pm was Sir's rule - but I've fallen back into the old routine of staying up, sometimes much later. I finally fall asleep but often awaken around 2-2:30am and can't get back to sleep for a long time. I...
    Looking4More26 Looking4More26 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 6

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    Carpe Noctem

    Once I had a friend with whom I first discovered what a powerful drug lack of sleep can actually be. We'd stay awake talking on the phone way past 2am, which is when "the drug", as we called it, would commonly kick in. I've had some of the most wonderful conversations in the...
    finaldeadline finaldeadline 18-21, F Apr 9, 2012

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    I am a night owl...don't like that

    because in the day I feel like a vampire lol
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    internetrodo internetrodo 13-15, F Sep 4

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    Yes I Am And So True

    Okay this happening almost every night ,i wake up, wash my face, go to kitchen get some water, lay down on my couch cause i will never gonna sleep again if i go back to my bed, so i just sit there open window turn on the night light stand and base put the earphone and listen to...
    bunga87 bunga87 26-30, F 4 Responses May 15, 2012

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    Me too. I am insomniac. I sleep at day and lay awake all night.
    kiddishguy kiddishguy 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 29

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    You don't understand how this "issue" of having an overactive mind during the night is ruining my life, literally it's ruining my life. It is causing so many problems for me during...
    MondoEG MondoEG 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 30

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    Sleeping at night is a struggle especially when you can't stop thinking about everything !! I'm constantly awake till late hours :(
    Amalah Amalah 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 2

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    This really ***** me. I want to sleep and kind of need to, but night is when I do all my thinking. Sleepiness wears off after the first few hours and leaves me awake stewing over...
    WillMeer WillMeer 46-50, M 3 days ago

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    Yppp all the day i'm awake wtf i need sleep but i have gym
    hmkspain hmkspain 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 2

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    Last night, I misplaced my keys. I was so worried, but I was tired and I didn't feel like searching for them. So I tried to sleep, but I was so panicked. And while I was lying down...
    KellySweetzz KellySweetzz 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 28

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    Sleeplessness Solution that Worked for Me: I have always had trouble sleeping due to the avalanche of thoughts, self doubt, obsessive planning and conjecture, regret, vivid...
    foxtale foxtale 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 29

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    I don't like it when my mind will not shut its self down. That's what my night meds are for. I won't get any sleep with out them.
    mlcockrell mlcockrell 36-40, M 2 Responses Sep 29

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    It's really annoying if you ask me. I think of anything and everything ranging from what I'm going to wear tomorow to what time I'm gonna actually end up sleeping that night to how...
    hibs186 hibs186 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 30

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    I have 5 kids I run after and 2 have health issues, I work, clean, cook and babysit. I get to bed and my brain says " no sleep for you" "you don't need to sleep" arghhhhhhh
    bj345 bj345 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 29

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    I had a bad day at work. It wasn't directly my fault. But it happened on my watch which makes me look bad. I'm really pissed off about it too. Now it's playing on my mind. What a...
    bonnieandclydedog bonnieandclydedog 46-50, M 3 Responses Sep 29

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    It does. But i still breathe. And care. And walk away from jerks.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 29

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    I'm always thinking about the future, like will I finally tell my family what's going on in my life? Will I marry a man or a woman? Will I have kids? Will I actually reach the goal...
    ConfusedLittleTeenagedGirl ConfusedLittleTeenagedGirl 13-15, F 5 Responses Sep 29

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    I'm seeing a psychologist about, among other things, my inability to sleep. Have gotten some techniques which help some of the time. When confronted with a workplace crisis...
    steverick steverick 56-60, M 2 Responses Sep 29

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    Being numb. I know hat most people say that we don't know what we've got, till its gone . An. Believe that But for people like me would give it all away just to be free and run...
    Killerinstict Killerinstict 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 1

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    I have let something that was said weeks ago affect how I feel now. My mind and heart are in conflict. Do you think it's possible to have someone be attracted to you emotionally...
    cjohnson1983 cjohnson1983 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 2

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    Always trying to problem solve. Always Stuck. Why dad and enemies. How to help pals. How i can cope better. Stuck and dad and enemies rule. So i switch to pals...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 9

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    The only way to shut it up is to listen to music for a couple of hours and then I'm just as tired :s
    papercastles papercastles 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I live on a small Scottish island so the sky is usually clear at night. My house has a flat roof and when it's not too cold in a starry night I love to climb up on to the roof and...
    rirxalri rirxalri 16-17, F 7 Responses Oct 1

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    I have weird dreams most nights. But my dream last night was a reoccurring dream I have had for years. I awake and in my bed, I get up and dressed. The world has stopped for...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Hello, my name is Alex, and i want to share my experiences when i was in middle school of my fully conscious night terrors, or what i