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I Cannot Sleep

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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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    It's been days since I had a good 5 hours sleep.

    .. !! Except for one of the day, well I doubt I even had 5 hours.. Exhausted and sleepy! But I can't sleep :(
    shanaiya24 shanaiya24 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 14

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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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    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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    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 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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    =(

    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

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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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    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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    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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    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 22-25, F Dec 15, 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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