I Cannot Sleep

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    I cannot sleep because I cannot stop thinking.

    I keep thinking about how to make it work with my husband or how I can leave him. I just want my brain to turn off. I have an 11 month old baby boy. I just want to be able to be happy for him. How to turn off a brain at night so I can sleep??
    Bradhamgb Bradhamgb
    26-30, F
    Dec 29, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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, 2015

    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

    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

    AlexaBell AlexaBell
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 21, 2014

    I just can't fall asleep,

    no matter what I do. This is actually really annoying.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jul 20, 2015

    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
    1 Response May 1, 2014

    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

    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

    =(

    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

    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

    Wide awake, completely self inflicted,

    it's gonna be a long one :)
    Watchman01 Watchman01
    36-40, M
    1 Response Jun 19, 2014

    ... 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
    4 Responses May 13, 2015

    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, 2015

    Im lonely and on adderall.

    Watching game shows. Smoking kief. Life is swell.
    jrushiswonderful jrushiswonderful
    18-21, F
    Oct 7, 2015

    Just looking for conversation

    until I nod off. So talk to me please!
    TtotheD TtotheD
    56-60, M
    Aug 13, 2015

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    teddyboylovesboobs1 teddyboylovesboobs1
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    Can't sleep cause my f**king baby keeps me up all night :(
    BadMomKira BadMomKira
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    My sleepy but I can't sleep!!!!!!!!! Someone talk to me I'm a nice person
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    I wish that there was one day a week where I could just sleep all day, and not be bothered by people. That would be great!
    LukeEmerson LukeEmerson
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    I am trying to accept it wasn't my fault my dad had an accident and almost died five times within 6 months... I am trying to accept I didn't cause my best friend to get cancer and...
    NiamhM NiamhM
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    I'm done being so miserable. Nobody deserves that. Happiness is a choice and I'm choosing it now. You should too. The heck with the people who kick us to the ground and enjoys it...
    soyyoprincesa soyyoprincesa
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 17
    I have a teen age daughter that is getting ready to move away for school and it breaks my heart. We have always been so close and over the course of the last year we have had so...
    Helpless24 Helpless24
    41-45, F
    1 Response Apr 17
    When I sleep naked I wake up comfortable when I sleep with shorts on I wake up restless wonder why
    ArrowFan ArrowFan
    13-15, M
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    I can't sleep. My mind just never stops. Its like a cycle...
    chipconyurson chipconyurson
    13-15, F
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    kk1874 kk1874
    31-35, F
    Apr 16
    I am scary to go to bed my cousin went to the ER for her son and my door bell is loud I jump up when that door bell rings when I am in a deep sleep mood lol I am try to sleep its...
    LucidxxShivery LucidxxShivery
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 14
    Wakes up and checks phone. Its really early! Goes back to bed. I literally live in front of the University. I'm going back to sleep.
    Shxxxooo Shxxxooo
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 14
    I already got a sleep disorder I can't be without sleep now for hours because some one is snoring **** me off because I had a family member sleep Over on my room omg I couldn't...
    LucidxxShivery LucidxxShivery
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    stacyflowers stacyflowers
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 13
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    lf26 lf26
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    MedicMaster MedicMaster
    22-25, M
    Apr 13
    Without sleep. We are all dead! I'm going to sleep now. Goodbye! (:
    Shxxxooo Shxxxooo
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    i cant sleep tonight its so hot in my room even with two fans running
    choppers2244 choppers2244
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 13
    Goodnight all of you. I need to sleep
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Apr 12
    It happened to me more when I take a nap , I try not to take naps last time this happens was a few weeks I couldn't speak tell or move my head vibrates I couldn't stop it I'll see...
    LucidxxShivery LucidxxShivery
    26-30, F
    Apr 12
    it depends...some nights don't even sleep..maybe 7 at max...it's bad tbh
    coffeestorm1998 coffeestorm1998
    18-21, M
    Apr 12
    but its no longer fabric and foam. it becomes the sweetest and warmest woman on earth. not enough to be honest. nothing can ever compare...nothing. i wish it was your soft body...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer
    46-50, M
    1 Response Apr 11
    I usually sleep only 4 Hours since most of the stuff I do at night are related to America's time zones and not Italian ones... (If it doesn't make much sense I'm Italian).
    Meduchan Meduchan
    13-15, M
    Apr 11
    I get about 3-4 hours a night and I regret it every day. Too many thoughts running through my head and I can't sleep. Been like this for a couple years now.
    Noah8264 Noah8264
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    bxtchtots bxtchtots
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    DropsOfRain DropsOfRain
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    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 11
    This is because I don't sleep during day time, as I'm busy with some or the things of my routine. During night I'm always available online and keep browsing the internet Addicted...
    likePheonix likePheonix
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    VioletVivid VioletVivid
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    2 Responses Apr 10
    Im frustrated, i just lost my huby 45 days back, he died while talking to me in the shower. I got 3 kids age 13 and 10 and im jobless. We planned so much for future and everything...
    jayaselvamoni jayaselvamoni
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    Thanks to my depression, bpd and other stuff i have found myself crying myself to sleep. It's even worse since my parents, and sister don't know about it when i try to tell them i...
    KittyLoverForever KittyLoverForever
    13-15, F
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    im pissed. it would be great if i could go back to sleep
    deleted deleted
    26-30
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    SladeBolinLeaderofEp SladeBolinLeaderofEp
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