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

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 4 Responses Oct 18, 2014

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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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    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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    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 cant sleep next to my snoring husband. This is day three no sleep. He gets mad at me if i nicely ask him to roll over. he gets mad if i sleep in another room. I have explained...
    SweetD03 SweetD03 26-30, F Jan 7

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    And it couldn't come at a worst time. It happens to be my friend's wedding day and I cannot sleep. If I sleep in and don't show up to her wedding, she's not going to be happy...
    NeoxExor NeoxExor 22-25, M Jan 16

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    I literally cannot sleep without a teddy bear! I absolutely need one.
    lillolipop lillolipop 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    Last night I experienced something that I hope to be sleep paralysis. I hope it to be sleep paralysis because I would not want to accept the reality that comes with that of it not...
    gabrielle1722 gabrielle1722 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    I cannot see a way out of the mire I have led myself into, I cannot form lasting relationships with the people capable of helping me and I am so constantly afraid of myself and the...
    chorltonite chorltonite 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 27, 2014

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    Too much to drink Too many things on my mind Sleepless, restless and I cannot relax Always wondering if I said the right things Will I see him again? My mind cannot rest A hot...
    Love2Dance4You Love2Dance4You 36-40, F Jan 17

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    I can't sleeps again :c I really wanna cuddle right now and watch Disney :c
    litttleprincess litttleprincess 13-15, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I sleep 10 hours today, haven't done that in years, it felt GREAT !
    davidmuhn davidmuhn 46-50, M 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I cannot help but say that it is incredibly sexy. I just love the feeling of my body touching the blanket. It says alot about the person - that they are comfortable enough with...
    Aky3 Aky3 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 10

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    I seriously cannot shut my brain off. it's my saturday night (yes, I'm aware that it is in fact the wee hours of Thursday, but I work in a group home full time and my days off are...
    kiesterdee6 kiesterdee6 22-25, F Jan 15

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    I absolutely cannot do it...I'm so used to the noise and the air that I...I can't go without it.... EVER LOL
    irreelevance irreelevance 16-17, F Jan 2

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    All i think about is giving up and run away.. But im still fighting and cannot help but to lose it all when im alone in the dark.. Can u help me with good comments i can wake up...
    ellisa1992 ellisa1992 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    Even though I'm so young, I can't sleep at all but I don't know why. It's not because of stress (okay! Maybe a little,) but I still can't sleep a single minute. Not because I'm...
    FriendlyDragon FriendlyDragon 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 26, 2014

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    i love almost all books of the sleepover series and i am absolutely addicted to it. currently i am reading the 'sleepover club go dancing' i have read the sleepover club bridesmaid...
    Ahaanaa Ahaanaa 13-15, F Dec 28, 2014

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    I'm a very light sleeper. I always sleep with my bedroom door closed but I can still hear things all the way down the hall in my parents room. And I can't listen to music or I won...
    TimidGrl01 TimidGrl01 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    Last night I was having this really vivid dream. It was night time and I was in a garden by a river and it was snowing. I had a hairless cat and it was either a French Bulldog or a...
    Khaleesi92 Khaleesi92 22-25, F Jan 10

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    I sleep in every single class, even my favorite ones, for about half the period or even more. I sleep pretty early around 11 now, plus the sleep I get from first period and up...
    jennkiminii jennkiminii 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    My body wishes, each time I sleep, to be asleep for around 12-16 hours. I'll then only be awake for around 12 hours and sleep again. Ideally my body always wants to be asleep...
    JackTheDon JackTheDon 18-21, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    So I went in for a sleep Study last night. My doctor wanted me to do a sleep study because I have episodes of waking up due to not breathing. I arrived at the hospital and it Was...
    LadyTShay LadyTShay 36-40, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    Ahh yes... No better way to sleep then sleeping naked! I love going to sleep whilst I play with myself... And then monotonously pulling up and down throughout the night whilst I...
    Fennerbache Fennerbache 18-21, M Dec 30, 2014

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    I started having sleep paralysis when I was a senior in high school. the first time I will never forget, was the most terrifying thing to me. I woke up in that state and felt...
    gnove0865 gnove0865 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I just want to get on a damn normal sleep schedule...that's all I want. Staying up for 27+ hours at a time and then sleeping for 9 hours or so is driving me crazy. If I take any...
    MermaidTripp MermaidTripp 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    Separate beds My boyfriend is a super light sleeper and his body also twitches a lot. He tosses & turns, overheats and just can't sleep. So He sleeps in another bed. I respect...
    AsteriasAura AsteriasAura 36-40, F Jan 1

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    I want to share a true story with u all. Once my friend and i had planned to visit a nearby village during our school holidays. I must to tell u all that my friend is a very...
    RichardxParker RichardxParker 18-21, M Jan 2

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    I actually love resting or sleeping i sleep more then a regular person probably but dont get me wrong i wake up early to go to school but i sleep after i come back home or...
    thehman731 thehman731 16-17, M Jan 12

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    I am always the first to run to bed, like around 10 to 11 pm , I am already in bed, but since last year it's been hell trying to catch some sleep, I got to bed at 10 or 11 and...
    shuga15 shuga15 22-25, F a week ago

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    Mostly it takes 2 hours for me to get to sleep. I don't even do anything just laying in bed but the sleep wont come quick. I have had a good nights where less than 5 min i will be...
    mrvr mrvr 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    Well as you may know I sleep too much. I still sleep too much maybe not up to 14 hours any more yeah! But still much. So I'm going to try to set a goal to decrease my sleep...
    toniyl toniyl 36-40, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    methadone can cause sleep apnea also. i was able to get a new mask, switch the headstrap, make a nose cushion, use a different pillow & have a solid cleaning routine for my face...
    True2myHeart True2myHeart 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Passing a stranger on the street you may meet one that locks eyes with you, and you get a feeling of familiarity. You are drawn in, and you can't explain why. They might just be...
    starkizzed21 starkizzed21 22-25, F Dec 31, 2014

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    All it takes is being at the wrong place at the wrong time. I didn't know regret could hurt so much and be felt so deep. I want to forget it, but I keep thinking: "what could I...
    larosenoire larosenoire 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 5

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    I know that it cannot be. I know you did the right thing. I question whether or not your feelings got in the way, but it doesn't matter . I didn't matter enough for your honesty...
    starkizzed21 starkizzed21 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 6

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    the biggest regret of my life, i cant change it , the past cannot be altered but this feeling of guilty ness does not go away i just hope im forgiven, and ill just try to be a...
    tinna20 tinna20 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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