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I Cannot Sleep

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    anrmilk4u anrmilk4u 36-40, F 4 hrs ago

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    Just a baggy shirt, or oversized hoodie....I cannot sleep with pants on, no way.
    Daisymay77 Daisymay77 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Another sleepless night for me . It started when my husband passed away . I sleep sometimes obviously but more often than not I cannot sleep at night and sleep for a couple of...
    TexasTam61 TexasTam61 51-55, F Jul 19

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    I can't sleep, again. After sedatives, and sleeping pills I am tired but cannot sleep. I hate this so much. I know I'll feel like heel tomorrow, too much on my mind, I suppose...
    pieceofmind127 pieceofmind127 36-40, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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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
    CPrimer CPrimer 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 8

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    0_0 i cannot sleep and inside im tired but unable to close my eyes.
    Zack607 Zack607 22-25, M Jul 7

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    I'm a city girl, yet I cannot sleep without the soothing sound of a fan on medium no matter where I am. Can anyone relate? :)
    OceanicXs OceanicXs 26-30, F 16 Responses 3 days ago

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    How do you wake up from sleep paralysis tonight? Here are 9 ways to end it when it happens. Some tips will work for you some won't everyone is different. So try the ones you...
    JennaR JennaR 46-50, F 7 Responses Jul 15

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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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    I've never been able to sleep properly. Even if I go to bed early I always end up thinking and thinking. It's my fav pastime so I cannot do anything but analyzing my day and repeat...
    yetanotherhuman yetanotherhuman 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    I cannot go to sleep before 1 am. I need help. It's awful. I just want to get my rest, man. 😖
    TravTru TravTru 18-21, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    It's about 7:30 am where I'm from and I cannot fall back asleep. I've been up for the past half an hour staring into space and thinking. I guess I better get used to little sleep...
    lildiva89 lildiva89 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    I'm not sure if sleep paralysis is what I've experienced but many times (now it's been a couple years without it) I wake up without being able to move. I'm not dreaming or anything...
    yetanotherhuman yetanotherhuman 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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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 6 days ago

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    I met this women who was facilitating setting up a group for autistic adults... I have autism, I designed the leaflets and did most of the work in the group, she kept inviting me...
    Ameliaaaa Ameliaaaa 26-30, F 3 Responses 3 days 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 Jul 20

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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 Jul 20

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    I'm usually a great sleeper, going from 10:30, (Sometimes 11:00) at night to 8:00 in the morning. But last night was odd. I had some negative thoughts running through my head, so...
    PopcornLadder PopcornLadder 26-30, M 21 hrs ago

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    What led me to sleeping naked was when I'd go to sleep in pajamas or underwear, only to be naked when I woke up. Because I was still sharing a bedroom with my brother at the time...
    BLACKTIGER75 BLACKTIGER75 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 2

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    The most horrible feeling ever! You have those nights where you got so much things on your mind and as soon as you put your head on the pillow the thoughts keep swimming around...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    If you ever have a hard time sleeping, relax one hour before going to sleep. Prepare yourself by having a routine, and try listening to really calm and relaxed music. For some...
    TheAnonymousINFP TheAnonymousINFP 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    Hello :) I got an interesting story to share... also I have no idea what exactly happened so please help? I guess I went into some kind of combination between lucid dreaming and...
    Annaaa24 Annaaa24 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    Sleeping is one of my favourite things to do! An escape from reality and problems! Helps your mind and body heal!Also when there's a problem or something is bothering me I tend to...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F Jul 9

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    I'm always running.. Even in my sleep.. Last night I dreamt I had a dog (golden retriever) then he got lost and I found him again.. I was very scared of him but he was mine...
    ThePeach ThePeach 26-30, F Jul 16

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    I couldn't sleep as woke up at 6 am and slept like 4 hours or less as kept waking up and sleeping in these few hours. I hate this as my mood gets so bad and just my mind wander and...
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 18

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    i have always had a sleeping problem, so due to it i never went to sleep overs. i find it kind of embarrassing when everybody else is sleeping and i am awake and i can not go to...
    mckenziegibson mckenziegibson 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    I'm SOO angry. It's 6:30am, and I spent the whole night awake AGAIN. I'm not happy with this. I just want to sleep peacefully and normally and plentifully, but at night I get...
    StokesQuirky StokesQuirky 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    Sometimes I'm so tired and in my head are buzzing a thousands thoughts and although I know I should sleep, I just can't. I want to be told to go to sleep. Preferably to be read...
    TheWeepingWoman TheWeepingWoman 36-40, F Jul 21

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    I have sleep paralysis and it is nothing fun, it's one off the scariest sleeping disorders you could have. I hate it, for those tho don't know what it is, it when you are half...