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I Cannot Sleep

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 189 People

    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 3 Responses Oct 18

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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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    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'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 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

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    AlexaBell AlexaBell 18-21, F 1 Response May 21

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    What I hate even more is waking up in the middle of the night...alone. Some might think how lucky I am....no snoring partner that steals the covers, but that also means I have no...
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    Really, is there any better feeling and a more sound sleep method out there?
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    It's annoying cos I can't sleep ATM. I want to but.. It's like annoying. Cos I can't if you know what I mean.
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    I'm simply angry I'm angry on the world Angry on people I'm angry because I do not know the answers I do not know the meaning of life I do not know if there is something else out...
    larosenoire larosenoire 18-21, F 6 Responses Nov 22

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    In Life , you have to keep moving forward. when you have a dream , you'll do things you're not happy about .. or take the other way around. Either way , I learnt that you...
    PinkLipstick00 PinkLipstick00 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    Sitting up in the dark watching a movie while my fiancé is sleeping, thinking on a decision I might go through tomorrow but debating. I'm going on 39 yrs old in a few weeks I just...
    mznyc75 mznyc75 36-40, F 4 Responses Nov 28

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    Like infinity. It just goes on and on, never stopping. The earth seems so large, almost infinite to us, so imagine what the universe might be like. And what was there before the...
    rainboobs rainboobs 22-25, F Dec 5

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    jamsjams6 jamsjams6 16-17, F Dec 10

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    I have been in love twice in my life. Years ago there was a girl I loved. But I had to love her from afar and never told her. We never dated because religion was separating us and...
    ManinNY ManinNY 41-45, M Dec 7

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    Who would have thought here find other people who have had same experience It has already helped, Reading others stories. Unless you have experienced can not explain the...
    willisca49 willisca49 61-65, F 1 Response Nov 24

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    Ugh! I cannot fall asleep. Coffee after work was a terrible idea. On the bright side, watched the sun rise.
    allymacc allymacc 18-21, F Nov 26

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    I have been with my partner for a year and a half but have known him for 13 years he is my first boyfriend he had a head injury in Feb i understand he injured himself but he should...
    FaithH0peL0ve FaithH0peL0ve 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 9

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    tormentedinternally tormentedinternally 26-30, M Dec 9

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    I have security issues I guess. I can't sleep unless my bedroom door is closed, closed WELL. Then I can't sleep with my back facing the door, even if the door is closed, so I...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F Dec 2

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    I want to let go of this pain. I want to let go of him. I want to get over how much he hurt me. I want to stop feeling heartbroken. I want to let go. I don't know how to let go. If...
    classicslove classicslove 26-30, F 7 Responses Dec 2

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    Idk what types of sleep disorders are there in the world, but sometimes, I really feel/do weird things in my sleep that I think I might have some kind of sleep disorder. Apart...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    For example.. The last six nights: Friday into Saturday: Asleep by 3am, awake at 9:30am briefly and then fully awake at 11:30am. Decent but not great sleep. Saturday: Couldn't...
    Lexx42 Lexx42 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 20

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    Is 4:49 I woke up a few minutes earlier :( I'm very tired but can't sleep, the worst is I'm having a bad migraine, everybody is sleeping. I can hear the birds singing already and...
    lizzyWaterbearer lizzyWaterbearer 18-21, F Nov 21

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    I suppose I could call it insomnia. It has been both productive and destructive in my life. I can remember as a child having great difficulty sleeping. When I discovered books I...
    TunnelofTrees TunnelofTrees 36-40, M Nov 28

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    I've been experiencing sleep paralysis for a while now, but it seems to have changed a bit for me. Before if I was going to have a sleep paralysis dream, it would only be a sleep...
    ForgottenCelestria ForgottenCelestria 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    I sometimes go 1-3 days without sleep... I don't know what it is.. I'll be lying in bed eyes close thinking of nothing.. Next thing I know it's 5 and I have to start getting ready...
    sharkymaster sharkymaster 13-15, M Dec 11

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    I can't sleep when I want too. That's my issue. I keep falling asleep in the middle of the day or really early in the night and I can't stay up. Then when I feel dead tired and...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 12

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    I've always had sleep paralysis on random occasions throughout my life and never really knew what was happenening, and just put it down to a 'bad dream'. Recently I've been having...
    fletch92er fletch92er 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    juryandrews juryandrews 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    I cannot change my past, I can only work on forgiving myself for the mistakes I made, for people I may have hurt without knowing, and for not seeing the truth of someone else's...
    Rainey14 Rainey14 61-65, F 8 Responses Nov 23

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    Good sleep is the greatest medicine of all. Mental disturbance can be eradicated by a solid sleep of 6-7 hours a day. In fact, all problems in life can be solved with the clear...
    nissan124 nissan124 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 25

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    Ugh, every since we got wifi I've been messed up! Id spend most nights on the internet just being a twitter freak, got over that eventually but it was too late, my sleeping...
    daniebravo daniebravo 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 2

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