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I Cannot Sleep

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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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    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

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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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    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 16-17, M 3 Responses May 1

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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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    AlexaBell AlexaBell 18-21, F 1 Response May 21

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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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    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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    It's been days since I had a good 5 hours sleep.

    .. !! Except for one of the day, well I doubt I even had 5 hours.. Exhausted and sleepy! But I can't sleep :(
    shanaiya24 shanaiya24 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 14

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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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    I cannot sleep without my fan on! Its just impossible. If i even attempt to i can't get to sleep. Just not gonna happen
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    I sometimes lay in bed at night and can't sleep because of all the thought swirling around in my head. It's not unusual for me to lay for 2-3 hours waiting for sleep to take me...
    ausofbounds ausofbounds 41-45, M 16 hrs ago

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    I really can't lol it's so uncomfortable to me and when I sleep my legs are usually all over the place lol so I rather just sleep in an oversized T-shirt or something Love...
    AshleyYoung98 AshleyYoung98 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I wish I sleep tonight and never wake up. 23 years and I've realized that I was born to suffer. I cannot do this anymore :/ I cannot share my feelings with anyone..I cannot deal...
    deleted deleted 26-30 15 Responses Jun 24

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    JennaR JennaR 46-50, F 4 Responses Jul 15

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    It's like 3 in the morning and I can't sleep. It's hot and I'm hungry but I can't do anything about cuz I'm staying at someone's house :p I guess I'm just gonna stay up then
    TallyO TallyO 13-15, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    Goodnight people. . I am going to try to sleep now!
    AmaiXAshuri AmaiXAshuri 26-30, F 22 hrs ago

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    It's late and I can't sleep and I'm so horny
    skippies skippies 18-21, M 21 hrs ago

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    I sleep with a wolf lol.....
    Midnightthealphawolf Midnightthealphawolf 13-15, F 21 hrs ago

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    Its 8:42 AM & I can't sleep - well I've not slept all night :(
    watermelongirl watermelongirl 16-17, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    No thanks to my 12 hour shift day and night work schedule. When I come home all I can think of is sleep. Its doing my head in x_x
    Letsdothiss Letsdothiss 18-21, M 20 hrs ago

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    Been working for 3 nights straight 12hrs shift. Today I'm off but I can't sleep ... What is going on with me?
    hzel1323 hzel1323 26-30, F 20 hrs ago

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    Can't sleep too much on my mind- anyone wanna talk about nothing me?
    1lostsinner2 1lostsinner2 18-21, F 18 hrs ago

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    Can't sleep too much on my mind- anyone wanna talk about nothing with me?
    1lostsinner2 1lostsinner2 18-21, F 6 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    I guess ill do what I love sleep
    tamaraiwannaknow tamaraiwannaknow 16-17, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    Sometimes, when younger, single people tell me about how they slept in, I want to strangle them so they can sleep even longer...
    SeekingJake SeekingJake 36-40, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    Last night I stayed up till 5 am thinking I could sleep In all morning ,nope my family had other plans for me , so tired
    Life8227 Life8227 16-17, F 15 hrs ago

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    Last night I stayed up till 5 am thinking I could sleep In all morning ,nope my family had other plans for me , so tired
    Life8227 Life8227 16-17, F 15 hrs ago

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    Feeling sleepy and I feel like having a nice chat with someone.. anyone up?
    guiltfreeexperience guiltfreeexperience 26-30, M 10 hrs ago

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    It's 3 am in the night.... still I don't fee sleepy :( I don't know why???
    hrtbeat hrtbeat 26-30 7 hrs ago

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    I often time wake up anywhere between 4-5am and I cannot fall asleep. Then, when I do I waste half of my day sleeping. The only time I have a full nights rest is with the help of...
    alysonramey alysonramey 22-25, F Jul 6

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    I promise to not awake you. I will watch you silently while you are lost in your land of dreams. When I have had enough and cannot contain myself any longer I will gently plant...
    nickayla nickayla 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    So much stuff on my mind cannot seem to fall asleep.. 😒
    onlyrainbowsafterrain onlyrainbowsafterrain 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    I cannot fall asleep right now. Firstly I'm stressed about my college application, secondly my eyes are itchy and thirdly I've got a p!nk song stuck in my head...
    Mi5h Mi5h 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    My life is full of too much pain, sorrow and regret. I cannot live with the decisions I've made but I can't put my family through the pain of suicide. I honestly don't know how to...
    scottmarg scottmarg 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 7

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    I am 43 female - I started having mental issues age 7 - molested by an older childhoood girl(friend) I have manic-depressice episodes, ADD, Personality Disorder(s) I barley made...
    eezavel eezavel 41-45 2 Responses Jul 11

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    God. I grew up in God, and I was a big believer. My foundation was really good because I had a whole family of believers. Among my sisters and my cousins, I was the "closest" to...
    Celal Celal 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    I just can't sleep tonight 😐
    Penginkoibito Penginkoibito 13-15, M 23 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I look life through a filter of perfection...how things should be.A supportive family,friends and happy kids around,living a peaceful life full of feelings and deep...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 5

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    The more I talk to people, the more I hear of people who can't sleep. Insomnia seems to constantly sweep the globe and so many people have trouble sleeping, regardless of how many...
    SirCabbage SirCabbage 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    sleep is the most peculiar phenomenon in the world. some times you have nothing to do except sleep but it wont come. some times you gonna cry for sleep, you do every possible...
    kirat1990 kirat1990 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    for about a year i couldnt sleep at all, i was lucky to get two hours. eventually i got put on herbal sleeping tablets, cause i didnt want to be on tablets for something that was...
    eviemay6 eviemay6 18-21, F Jun 26

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