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I Cannot Sleep

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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 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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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

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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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    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 18-21, M 3 Responses May 1, 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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    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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    Great so first i cant sleep until 4-4:30 in the morning then i wake up at 7.......😩
    ptvpiercetheturtle ptvpiercetheturtle 13-15, M 2 Responses 36 mins ago

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    I went to bed at about one or two in the morning then my mother woke me up at six. She scolded me again saying that I even though I have no classes to go to, I should wake up early...
    LavenderHart009 LavenderHart009 18-21, F 49 mins ago

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    sleep isn't the issue, if I was in bed nightly with a woman, there wouldn't be much sleep going on by me...I'd have to nap when she leaves the house daily... 
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 46-50, M 1 hr ago

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    My mind is cluttered with things that I can't change.Ideas for the future,and claculating just how much money the sandman would owe me.If I charged him a dollar for every hour of...
    Duckygirl2 Duckygirl2 46-50, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Nothing better than crying yourself to sleep unintentionally while having insomnia... There's a cure!
    chanelroe chanelroe 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    Aaaaah I cant sleep, ! Help! Anyone awake? :/
    amtired amtired 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    The worst thing about this is that sleeping with the lights off freaks me out if Im not dead tired, so I basically leave the lights on and put a cloth over my eyes so the light...
    chanelroe chanelroe 18-21, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    again another night without sleep.
    Polis195 Polis195 36-40, M 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I can't sleep. Too warm in my bedroom and my wisdom tooth hurts. I showered to help soothe me. Ugh!
    Prettygirl8726 Prettygirl8726 26-30, F 8 hrs ago

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    I could never sleep on an airplane. Last May (2014) I only got 10 minutes of sleep due to people on their iPhones, iPads or watching movies.
    Balloonboy33 Balloonboy33 26-30, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I keep checking every few minutes to make sure any kind of bug isn't in my room because that's gross and creepy if they are, I just don't feel like sleeping, and the Internet keeps...
    Lcy2472 Lcy2472 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Ever since I could remember I've never been able to just fall asleep whenever. I sleep in soooo late, like 12:00 pm and I constantly get yelled at for it by my parents. I literally...
    saide33 saide33 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    The first time it happened, I didn't know what to think. I just brushed it off as a really vivid nightmare. That is, until it happened again a week later. That's when I realized...
    SylvieX SylvieX 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I love sleeping but these days I can't sleep without sleeping pills. I just lay awake twisting and turning its so frustrating. I am so tired sleepy but can't sleep. It's 5am...
    Tofi786 Tofi786 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm a mute. But I like to think, that I don't need to speak to express how I feel. Poetry does this quite well for me. Outcast I cry my tears. Tears of pain. I reach out for...
    SilverFang4772 SilverFang4772 16-17, M 2 days ago

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    I'm looking at getting a sleep sack at the moments so that I can hopefully try it soon. I sometimes sleeps in rubber shorts & vest already. Will be good to push the experience...
    ltxrob ltxrob 36-40, M 4 days ago

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    I cannot forget what others have done to me in the past. I don't necessarily keep beating them over the head with it like others do, but I also sure that the decision to keep me...
    theotherversionofme theotherversionofme 51-55, M 4 days ago

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    Oh my goodness me. I have never before been able to talk to anyone about this. This will sound crazy I kniw but I really need someones help pleaasee! I was 5 years old and...
    BabyUsagi BabyUsagi 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I've been sleeping naked for a few years now. It's the best way to sleep--I can't sleep with anything on.
    icetwin icetwin 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I sleep naked all the time. I used to think it felt kind of weird, but I've gotten very used to it to the point where I feel uncomfortable trying to sleep in underwear or clothes...
    TristanT96 TristanT96 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    I remind myself daily I cannot change what he has done to our family. From now on I only focus on getting myself happy agai n.
    CCaruthers CCaruthers 31-35, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    To die, to sleep. To sleep, perchance to dream—ay, there's the rub,. For in that sleep of death what dreams may come. - Hamlet
    klasik klasik 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I ate my last meal but feel like excercising before bed. Its 15 mins before 1 am. So i can go to bed @ 3 am. Im trying to slowly reset my sleep pattern. So if i sleep at 3 ill be...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F a week ago

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    I have always been better sleeping with someone. I have slept alone for quite some time now. Even in the last few years of my last relationship it felt like I was sleeping alone...
    ForgetableMe ForgetableMe 31-35, M a week ago

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    It's 1:24am and I should be sleeping. But instead, I sit here in this dark room, thinking of the things I could have said or the things I could have done, and think of all the...
    anonymousdrummer anonymousdrummer 16-17, M 4 Responses Jun 22

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    See that scar, the one that never fades. You did that to me. That scratch, the one on the side, it happened long ago. This is my heart. You cannot just come and take it from me.
    HiddenGems HiddenGems 46-50, F Jun 20

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