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    I just have so much on mind.

    I am going to the doctor to get meds to see of that helps. Wish me luck!
    WIxROSE WIxROSE 18-21, M 3 Responses May 1, 2014

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    Is it because I fall asleep

    while still pining away in my heart for you that every black night without fail I see you pointlessly in my dreams?
    Loso1331 Loso1331 26-30, M Dec 13, 2013

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    I'm Lonely At Night

    Now my husband and I have split I'm finding it hard to sleep. At first it wasn't so bad because with his job I was used to him being away a lot. Now it's harder though and I don't know why. I thought time was supposed to make it easier not harder?! I lay in bed and am drifting...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F Sep 1, 2008

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    =(

    I am at work in some hours and I cannot sleep. I am so bad at sleeping. I think always at night and it is not good. It makes me worry and I can't sleep from it. Tonight I am not letting myself think and stilll I cannot sleep!   I am tired always =(    
    popmybladder popmybladder 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 26, 2009

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    No Rest

     sleep,seet sleep here have you gone?you are ever elusive,alays fleeting,and never restful.ho i miss you so,the sleep of my youth,before this old body as racked ith pain.back hen i could seemingly close my eyes and sleep ould envelope me like a arm blanket and hold me...
    solopodal solopodal 46-50, M Oct 1, 2009

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    Too Much to Do....

    Tomorrow is my family's reunion and Chris and I have a five to six hour drive.  With laundry to do, stuff to pack for the weekend, and trying to cram a shower in the schedule, it is 11:36pm and I still haven't gotten enough done to sleep.  We leave tomorrow at 11:30am...
    hobbitt192002 hobbitt192002 26-30, F Jul 19, 2007

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    blergh.. it's one off those days again

    where you're just laying in bed for almost 2 hours and you just cannot get to sleep..
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 17, 2014

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    Ive always been a night owl.

    I think it is because I like the privacy I get out of it. Time to think and do whatever I guess. I had to leave the room where my boyfriend is sleeping because it is so tempting to touch and hold him and I know he needs his sleep for work. Boy do I love him :)
    KMBJuneBaby14 KMBJuneBaby14 22-25, F Dec 15, 2013

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    Side Effect Of Spinal Meningitis

    25 years ago I had spinal meningitis. I lost the chemical reaction in my brain that lulls you to sleep. The neurologist put me on amitriptylin and it worked until about 2 years ago. Now I'm having a bad reaction to it. Dr.'s have tried everything. I dread a new Dr. "playing with...
    Molly2350 Molly2350 51-55, F Mar 6, 2012

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    Horny, can't sleep and it's keeping me up.

    I'll trade pics with FEMALES who are willing to help me get off!
    Sk8t12 Sk8t12 31-35, F 4 Responses Oct 18, 2014

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    Wide awake, completely self inflicted,

    it's gonna be a long one :)
    Watchman01 Watchman01 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 19, 2014

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    I have a crazy sleep Patton some times i might

    go without sleep for a couple of days and other times i will be only able to sleep during the day meaning i am up most nights when everyone else is sleeping and at fist i thought it was bad but now i am enjoying the silent of the night not hearing anything from outside or in it...
    scottishlostsoul scottishlostsoul 22-25, M Jan 27

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    AlexaBell AlexaBell 18-21, F 1 Response May 21, 2014

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    I Lie Awake At Night...Unable To Sleep.

    I cannot relax my mind enough to sleep. My mind is always turning... thoughts are always rushing in an out of my mind like a freeway... a million miles per second... sometimes I can't even keep up... I am lost in my own mind... writing helps alot... I get the freeway down to a...
    DoeEyedOwl DoeEyedOwl 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 26, 2013

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    When Nothing Natural Helps

    I have a terrible time at night.  I am so hypervigilant that even when my dogs snore I wake up.  If they lick their paws I wake up.  If my cat breathes near me I wake up.  When I was married I often slept in the guest bedroom as I couldn't...
    countrybird countrybird 41-45 1 Response Dec 26, 2008

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    I have had sleep paralysis for a very long time. I am very scared to fall asleep tonight. I avoid sleeping on my back because I feel that I am most likely to get it. Last night I...
    DemonDreaminn DemonDreaminn 22-25, F 3 hrs ago

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    Debating whether to continue to lay in bed, listen to music and aimlessly browse social media or get up and work on a Korrasami AMV. :3 probably lay in bed; I am tired, just can't...
    BlankWhitePage BlankWhitePage 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Actually, I just can't get back to sleep. I woke up almost three hours ago with a terrible headache. I took a shower, then went and packed some clothes for my move to my new...
    lovefoundme47 lovefoundme47 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 21

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    How to get over a Person who died, 20 years ago I had a boyfriend who was so great but my past experience scared me so to avoid getting hurt I broke it off then we reconnected...
    mznyc75 mznyc75 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 15

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    Accepting something I cannot change is accepting the fact that the person I love, has done things dangerous to his well being and our relationship. I cannot stop it, I cannot...
    SecretAngel6 SecretAngel6 26-30, F 5 Responses Feb 15

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    My boyfriend cheated. We have been together now for 2 years and 2 months, however last year In May, he cheated on me. I was absolutely heartbroken, but this is what happened. So...
    DAHSIENEK DAHSIENEK 22-25, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    LAST LETTER BEFORE HER DEATH Sitting here looking at the sky thinking It's really hard to pass a day without any text from you how I deal my life without U I am not blaming...
    romeowacco romeowacco 18-21, M 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    This so called sleep paralysis, is what the doctors and scientists say because they them selfs don't know what it is. And they say its all got to do with so called rem sleep? And...
    ashleymendes55 ashleymendes55 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 20

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    Ah the world record for someone who have not slept for long is 11 days and for till date experts say humans cant live beyond that without sleeping. Sleeping is important because...
    FightingTillTheEnd FightingTillTheEnd 31-35, M 5 days ago

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    technically, we all get sleep paralysis as aoon as we cycle back to stage 1 sleep (REM sleep). we cycle through all the stages of sleep in no specific order, numerous times...
    jayciedubb jayciedubb 46-50, M Feb 7

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    So I started out never being able to sleep from when I was 12 until I was about 16. Then now I can't sleep at night, I'm not tired at night, then I fall asleep at early morning and...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F Feb 8

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    Ehh. I wouldn't say it's messed up, but more like a scattered sleep schedule... I never get to sleep around the same times, or get the same hours of sleep every night, simply...
    LostandFading LostandFading 18-21, F Feb 12

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      Study- sleep -study- sleep- study-sleep -study-sleep -sleep - well I decided to sleep :)
    Jms04 Jms04 18-21, M Feb 13

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    I Initiate Sex In My Sleep - I've been doing this for a while. I sleep walk and sleep eat as well. last night we drank a lot and stayed up late as usual, like we do on the weekends...
    snelletrail snelletrail 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 22

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    I've had a really scary and supernatural experience with Sleep Paralysis. I was in a very deep sleep and when I woke I realised that I couldn't move. I've had Sleep Paralysis a few...
    Alouisexo Alouisexo 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 23

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    I have just ran across DSPS today in researching and trying to find out what exactly has been wrong with me for most of my life. I've classified myself as a night owl since I was...
    CrowWoman CrowWoman 51-55, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Creepy Warning My name is Chris. I have had sleep paralysis recently. It is not my first time dealing with sleep paralysis, i have it rather frequently like 1-3 times a month, it...
    Footedeal Footedeal 70+, M Feb 6

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    It has to be completely dark when I want to sleep, I even cover my eyes with a black shirt or so when I want to take a nap during the day. My sleeping habit sucks, I wake up too...
    rainygirl1992 rainygirl1992 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    So I was getting these crazy dreams lately, people appearing in my room. Really clear dreams where i can follow the story. dreams help me process a lot of stuff. The only problem i...
    makaakje makaakje 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 10

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    I feel like i want to sleep for a thousand years. i often sleep from 12 to 16 hours a day! i feel like i just wanna lay down with my pillow and blanket and go to sleep. sleep is...
    neyah20 neyah20 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 12

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    I don't remember what grade I was in but I remember me and my cousin went to go stay the night at my grandmas I don't think I ate anything bad so me and my cousin went to my...
    Bubbles3333 Bubbles3333 22-25, F Feb 21

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    Ever since I've been sleeping naked I have been sleeping so much better. I went for a sleepover last night and I had to whip off my clothes because I couldn't sleep. My friends...
    xboredbitchxx xboredbitchxx 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    i have sleep apnia ...first diagnosed with over 50 apnias per hour - which was surprising to sleep clinic, given my weight, age and build..., i hate using the mask..and im single...
    boldyuk boldyuk 46-50, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Yup, that's me. I'm on a road towards accepting events that occurred over the past year. Today, I truly feel like I can smile for real. Feels like God is smiling back at me. I...
    guideme2truth guideme2truth 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 5

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    Here we sit , in anxious bicker trying to figure out who fibs, who snickers. Here we are in the same old place. As you've ripped me in two nd shown me that place. Where the...
    TruthBTold1980 TruthBTold1980 36-40 1 Response Feb 21

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    I am not perfect. nor would I want to be. I am naive to many negative things. But I am not cynical. I am a bit overweight, but I am not starving. I work a lot, but atleast I have...
    simplyafriend simplyafriend 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 22

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    I love foooood. I cannot change that! I'm just not one of those girls who eat small portions of the healthiest food all the time! But that's okay, because that's what inspired me...
    IwillAlwaysBeMe IwillAlwaysBeMe 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have always cherished the idea of love; of having someone that you love so much that they bring out the best traits in you and they make you want to become a better person. I...
    sammymater sammymater 18-21, F 1 day ago

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