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I Cannot Sleep

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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 can't fall asleep,

    no matter what I do. This is actually really annoying.
    Whobody Whobody 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 20

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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 46-50, F 5 Responses May 13

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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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    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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    ugh, I hate it especially

    when you have to be up for work early in the a.m.
    RedGem69 RedGem69 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Just looking for conversation

    until I nod off. So talk to me please!
    TtotheD TtotheD 56-60, M Aug 13

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    AlexaBell AlexaBell 18-21, F 1 Response May 21, 2014

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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 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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    So, I slept in till my usual time yesterday

    but last night I couldnt go to sleep for ****. Tossing and turning. I am still awake at 6:30a.m. This is ridiculous. I am upset Lol.
    RedGem69 RedGem69 18-21, F Aug 17

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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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    I can spend all day tired, then an hour before bed fall asleep. I wake up go to bed, struggle to sleep, then wake up early wide awake unable to sleep. Blah blah blah blah
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    I'm so freaking tired and my eyes sting. I yawn and put my head in the pillow and sleep just does not want to come. I rode about 55km today - maybe 30miles? I feel good but sore...
    SoberingBabySteps SoberingBabySteps 31-35, M 4 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    i only fell asleep a few hours ago. but guess who have l had to wake up with a migraine? yep that would be me! so yeah medicine and trying to go back to sleep for me. i think my...
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I've been up again for over an hour now and I'm starting to get fed up! I take two sleeping pills at bedtime but I still wake up again. Why me?!
    CassandraEllenStevenson CassandraEllenStevenson 26-30, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I get like 2 to 3 hours of sleep before school, then nap all day in the afternoon to the night. wish I could get it fixed :<
    Ikebanna69 Ikebanna69 16-17, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Here is what happens to me when I try to sleep. We'll get one thing out of the way, my mind just started associating night sleep with death once my mom died. Now with that out of...
    Shamandora Shamandora 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Sleep apnoea occurs when the walls of the throat come together or collapse during sleep, blocking off the upper part of the airway. A person with this disorder might have a sleep...
    topcap2017 topcap2017 41-45, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Had it last night. I've been experiencing it since I was 11. I'm 15 now and have had it a total of 10 times throughout the these four years. I'll tell you about the three most...
    AnonymousJSS AnonymousJSS 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I get around 5-6 hours of sleep but the thing is, I feel refreshed and energised after those few hours of sleep. Strangely enough if I get about 8 hours of sleep my back hurts and...
    Someonequiet17 Someonequiet17 18-21, F a week ago

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    If I only wanted things that money could buy, I would be perfectly content with life. Instead I want true love from a woman I have never met. You cannot buy love, you cannot pay...
    stewartgreen stewartgreen 18-21, M a week ago

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    I am terrified of my sleepwalking. Terrified. I started doing it around 5 years old. My parents were told repeatedly, "She'll grow out of it." I am now nearing my mid 20s and it...
    BITTERandNAIVE BITTERandNAIVE 22-25, F Aug 20

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    I do love sleeping but only enough for good health. I like to read on line articles on health and came across this neat site that can help you with your sleep. You put in the time...
    MsAnnieMack MsAnnieMack 46-50, F 6 Responses Aug 20

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    Every morning I wake up with the sensation that my sleep has been too short, and it takes determination to leave the bed. The first five subsequent minutes are often hard. Sleep is...
    Cierzo Cierzo 41-45, M 4 Responses Aug 20

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    Somehow there is something unresolved and it all is getting back to me now. I had no idea yesterday why I was so much hurt and in pain to see him or hear his voice. I guess it is...
    StrongWoman9 StrongWoman9 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 20

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    it is hard sometimes...cuz if I could change the world, you would be the sunlight in my universe, n u wood think our love was really something good....eric clapton what happens...
    craigslist504 craigslist504 36-40 1 Response Aug 18

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    My Fake Mother's boyfriend's family drugged me, yet again. I think I'm Going to go crazy! I was eating some pasta that I made, and I noticed that the pasta had traces of paper in...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 18

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    When I sleep, I either have to have something to make noise, or I have to put earplugs or some other noise cancelling object on. I literally cannot sleep listening to the normal...
    LysChan LysChan 18-21, F Aug 17

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    I don't know why, but last night I tossed and turned in bed for hours and just couldn't get to sleep. Sometimes I will have a night like that where I will go to bed and I'm just...
    jillmyers91901 jillmyers91901 13-15, F Aug 16

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    I've had sleep paralysis few times. The first time it happened I was (I think I was) 10-11 years old. And nothing really happened in it. I sort of "woke up", my room door was open...
    SuicidalSam SuicidalSam 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 15

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