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I Cannot Sleep

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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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    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

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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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    =(

    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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    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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    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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    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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    AlexaBell AlexaBell 18-21, F 1 Response May 21

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    I literally have school in five hours and I cannot sleep and I'm so mad. I'm tired all day but the moment I lay down I have the most energy I've had in my whole life time and I...
    SixteenSparrows SixteenSparrows 13-15, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Just got back from vacation and am extremely tired but cannot sleep at all.
    Kierstyne Kierstyne 22-25, F Aug 16

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    I cannot sleep without my monkey. When I'm home I carry it around. It's so fluffy... ;D
    loveVictorandDumas loveVictorandDumas 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    Yes I cannot sleep without brushing my teeth
    pinkleatherpants pinkleatherpants 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    Seriously, sleeping is the best thing ever. I'd give up food, sex, everyting for the ability to sleep forever, periodically wake up to see what time it is, then go back to sleep
    downer12 downer12 16-17, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    But it surely does **** me off when I cannot right the wrongs of life.
    Thesoutherner Thesoutherner 66-70, M 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    When you're only 17 seems that you cannot do much to change things around you, so you just have to accept them. And sometimes it's so hard to deal with that!
    Michele19 Michele19 16-17, F 4 hrs ago

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    Over the past couple of years I have had difficulty falling asleep. It seems that I cannot cross the threshold between being awake and being asleep. I lose concentration and as...
    kwestion999 kwestion999 51-55, M Aug 17

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    Basically the reason i will get next to no sleep this school year :/ i just found out that almost everything you do is presented to everyone :| yeah I'll have some fun weeks...
    FluffyTheCerealKiller FluffyTheCerealKiller 13-15, F 22 hrs ago

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    I can't f*cken sleep it's past midnight and I have school tomorrow, my sh*tty siblings have the f*cking volume on the TV so high frustrating me so f*cking much. It's so damn hot...
    mahnouls mahnouls 16-17 22 hrs ago

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    Can anyone sleep under these conditions? I just imagine some person being like "I love sweating in my sleep and when I can't breathe through my nose uuuuugh it's so perfect!" I don...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    My bofriend and I met at work over a year ago and have been involved with eachother every day since. He moved in with me after six months of dating, even after I cought him talking...
    kinara kinara 22-25, F Sep 2

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    My bofriend and I met at work over a year ago and have been involved with eachother every day since. He moved in with me after six months of dating, even after I cought him talking...
    kinara kinara 22-25, F Sep 2

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    The worst is when you can't sleep and no one is messaging you
    Unkownplayer36 Unkownplayer36 22-25, M 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    i wake up every night, around 2 or 3 am, and cant sleep again, until 6. and 6:20 i have to wake up.
    Crown63 Crown63 51-55, M 19 hrs ago

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    I get less than eight hours of sleep most of the week
    Gian422 Gian422 18-21, M 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    It's 2:30am, been up all night, have a big exam tomorrow morning and I can't sleep, so I've had a beer and a smoke and now I'm ready for a chat. Anyone else interested?
    InMiseryWeSeekBacon InMiseryWeSeekBacon 16-17, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    For some reason I really can't sleep tonight at all
    oldwise oldwise 31-35, M 7 hrs ago

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    I have enough trouble sleeping next to anybody let alone a snorer!
    monstahmash monstahmash 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    My husband and I moved here almost a year ago. We live in what would be called a "hollow" so space is short. At first it seemed we had lots in common with our neighbors; we both...
    eusapia eusapia 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    August 19, 2014 Tuesday Have you ever actually woken up in the middle of the night, suddenly, sitting straight up, and completely out of breath? It scares the **** out of you...
    justwannabeliked justwannabeliked 22-25, F Aug 18

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    I sent my boyfriend off to college this morning -- I thought I was okay, but I had a hectic day that kept me distracted and by the end of the night I was crying. I currently can't...
    jycdartmniac jycdartmniac 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    I dream the same dream for already a month. In this dream I am looking for a guy i know. sometime i find him and he becomes a bird and i cannot communicate with him and the other...
    ilsk ilsk 18-21, F Aug 26

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    Another fight going on between my mom, and dad right now at the moment. I finally noticed who is really there, but can't show it. My father. He can't show it because he works all...
    OutOfTheOrdinary OutOfTheOrdinary 13-15, F 7 Responses Aug 30

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    I'm 29 years old and my mom passed a way on July 16 2014 and it's killing me I miss her so much I wish she was still here I didn't get to say goodbye to her I found her deceased in...
    sonia3035 sonia3035 26-30, F 6 Responses Sep 2

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    3 years ago my ex broke up with me. 2 years later, she came back to where I lived and after a few weeks, told her my intentions. Now, we do not even talk anymore. For three years...
    MosImba MosImba 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    I started experiencing sleep paralysis since I was 7years old. I could still remember that day, I was lying on my bed and my mom is sister are chatting. The next thing I know I can...
    wisdomdelight wisdomdelight 22-25 1 Response a week ago

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    http://www.blogthings.com/whatdoesyoursleepingstylesayaboutyouquiz/ You're a Sensitive Sleeper Sleep doesn't always come easily to you, but when the conditions are right, you...
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F Aug 31

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    DSPS probably began for me in my teenage years. I didn't know what it was and had no name for it. Like many other people's experience with DSPS, it was assumed that I was lazy or...
    softgreenhourglass softgreenhourglass 36-40, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I am so sick of having this!! It causes so many problems for me. Everyone around me just thinks I'm lazy when I can't help it. I take so many different sleeping medications just to...
    dannyfelis131 dannyfelis131 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    I can't sleep properly For the past few months I can't sleep well. Even if I'm really tired, I only have a few hours sleep (about 4-5) and constantly keep waking. I wake up tired...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 70+, F Sep 4

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    Alright, more about me besides my fetish. It is almost 4am and I can't sleep. It's not the "I can't turn off my computer therefore I can't sleep," it's "I have been lying in bed...
    Hairaddict67 Hairaddict67 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 18

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    I used to have sleep paralysis a lot when I was younger, around 14 or 15, but it hasn't happened much since I got married. Sometimes I started to wonder if it ever happened, or if...
    Leannaix Leannaix 18-21, F Sep 6

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    The past week I have had little or no sleep !!! At first I would get possibly 6 hours but past three nights only sleeping between 3-4 hours ! I feel so exhausted and worn out but I...
    Nutcase38 Nutcase38 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    YASSS! I sleep on two! NO! Let's say 4! I sleep in the middle so my head is resting on all 4 pillows :) - I can't sleep on flat pillows! :( they have to be comfy and soft! And I...
    watermelongirl watermelongirl 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 27

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