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I Cannot Sleep

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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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    ... Unless I drink much wine.

    I do not wish to become dependent on a drug, but I am growing weary of Merlot!
    sailnude sailnude 41-45, F 5 Responses May 13

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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 6 Responses Oct 18, 2014

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    Woke up after about 3 hours.

    Time to listen to some music and do random stuff on the internet again. T-T
    Bamoxx Bamoxx 22-25, M Mar 23

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    AlexaBell AlexaBell 18-21, F 1 Response May 21, 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 26-30, F Dec 15, 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, 2014

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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'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 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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    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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    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 18-21, M 3 Responses May 1, 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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    =(

    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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    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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    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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    each night i lay in my bed as thoughts you fill my head the covers try to keep me warm but they never feel like the warmth of your arm i close my eyes trying to force a dream...
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    I literally cannot sleep with it open. I become very uncomfortable and the feeling of being watched never leaves. Its one of the worst feelings. Sometimes I have to beg my...
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I lay in bed for hours every night... Thinking about things some of which I can change.... Some of which I cannot. I am so tired from my insomnia, that I'm not even tired anymore...
    Tink1815 Tink1815 26-30, F 1 Response May 7

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    So I try not to worry about things I cannot change! If I can, then I do ponder. But try not to in the evening.
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8 41-45, M 4 days ago

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    I cannot let him go nor do I want to.Why would I let someone go who makes me so happy? I tell him everything. He knows my worries and fears. He knows my joys and jealousies. He is...
    KuriosityKills KuriosityKills 31-35, F 1 Response May 3

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    Quindecima Quindecima 13-15, F May 17

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    Love sleeping, maybe too much. I spend ~14 hours sleeping. I know it's bad for one's health, but I can't control it! I wake up fresh like a lettuce.. It feels like that's the...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive 18-21, F 2 Responses May 17

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    First time I got SP (Sleep Paralysis) was few months ago. What is Sleep Paralysis? Sleep paralysis is a phenomenon in which a person, either falling asleep or awakening...
    xAnnaa xAnnaa 13-15, F 1 Response May 21

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    When I was a young teenager I started to sleep naked because I was a sleepwalker, and I always undressed during night, and I woke up naked. I sleepwalked several times a week, so...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 4

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    I use to barely sleep. I had severe insomnia. Id sleep 3hrs at most. Lately I sleep too much. Now im sleeping 12 to 13hrs. Its broken up cause Im woken up. But still its too much...
    PhoenixRising83 PhoenixRising83 31-35, F 2 Responses May 21

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    Yesterday morning Sleep Paralysis struck me again. I haven;t had in in awhile, so it got me by surprise. I took a 4 hour nap before. From 17:00 to 21:00. I stayed up until 5:00...
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M 1 Response May 3

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    I have a really, really, really bad habit of calling ppl in the middle of the night when I can't sleep. I feel so bad afterwards bc it's extremely rude to disturb someone's sleep...
    ConfusedInCollege ConfusedInCollege 22-25, F 1 Response May 8

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    It's not that I'm not sleeping. I'm sleeping but I'm restless. I use my Fitbit to track my sleep and according to it - I could be in bed for 10 hours and 9 of those hours is me...
    lilabnormal lilabnormal 18-21, F May 20

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    My sleep schedule : Sleep, wake up exhausted, pledge to go to bed earlier tonight, sleepy all day, finally wake up later, wide awake, it's late but who cares? It's time to party...
    TrapQueen19 TrapQueen19 18-21, F a week ago

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    I barely get any sleep. I cry myself to sleep not wanting to face my demons. Its like I'm sleeping and they hold me down. I can't move and I can't talk or scream for help. It...
    Bitxh0x Bitxh0x 13-15, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change the strength to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference
    Joeyswiffey4life Joeyswiffey4life 26-30, F 3 Responses May 11

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    Small glimpses of what I used to have, they draw me back stronger than ever.. I cannot get to where I want and need to be until the barriers crumble and the enemies leave... Then...
    Catho Catho 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm tired all the time. I don't have an easy time falling asleep or getting a good sleep. I might get 3 or 4 hours of good sleep, if I'm lucky. I have tried a lot of things to fall...
    ComeClarity33 ComeClarity33 22-25, F 1 Response May 5

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    I love footies, everytime I sleep with them on, I always seem to be in a deep warm sleep and love being cozy while watching or playing video games or anything! I just love them...
    Thankyou1337 Thankyou1337 16-17, M May 10

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    roughly about 4 years ago ... i used to pull all-nighters and , sometimes not even want sleep, but now a days, i just love to sleep. It's hard for me to stay awake throughout the...
    lonelysoul1088 lonelysoul1088 26-30, M May 10

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    I have just started to properly research sleep paralysis. I have always had trouble with sleeping and over the last two and a bit years I have been experiencing sleep paralysis 2-3...
    SeraLou SeraLou 22-25, F May 11

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    I wish I could sleep forever. I wake up each morning feeling like I have to tolerate the world once more before I can embrace the sweet feeling of REM sleep. Despite the complex...
    BlackSeoul BlackSeoul 18-21, F 3 Responses May 11

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    I am a 15 year old male, and I just was conducting research on how to control dreams, and do as you please while you are dreaming.  Through my research I found a symptom...
    DaltonVega DaltonVega 13-15 1 Response May 14

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    Damn. This happens sometimes, like right now. It's almost 11pm where I live, I usually go to bed at 8:30. Tonight I just can't seem to fall asleep. I'm tired, but my brain is all...
    TickleMeCell TickleMeCell 16-17, T May 14

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    Thanx to my hypothyroidism, I have a real bad sleeping schedule. Tried several (herbal/natural) remedies, breathing excersises, meditation and"fixed schedules". Some days I am so...
    MissLunaDomina MissLunaDomina 31-35, F 11 Responses May 18

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    Yo On Ondol-As I mention before I grew up in the home of my paternal grandparents, my father's mother and stepfather, originally from the northern provinces of Korea and still very...
    SteppeChild SteppeChild 18-21, F May 19

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