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I Cant Sleep At Night

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    Often, the more I stay up trying to sleep,

    the less tired I feel. Wtf with my brain. WHY
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 Oct 14

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    I suffer from insomnia,

    too. Some nights are worse than others. If I get 4 hours in a row then I am doing great. It's mostly just my mind racing along and I can't always slow it down. I now just read until I fall asleep.
    Nuovinzi Nuovinzi 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    Hello insomiac friends !

    ! just joined this thing. I love night time, it's so beautiful in it's peace but at the same time full of chaos. But also It's when my thoughts and demons decide to have a party in my head, and it's hard not to miss the people that are gone. I'm guessing I'm not the only one here...
    moongirl03 moongirl03 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 19

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    I guess I just think about too much stuff.

    :3 It's 4 am here and I haven't went to sleep yet./:
    askingtrevor askingtrevor 16-17, M 3 Responses Apr 27

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    Its 2:04 am. I have to be up in 4 hours

    for school lmao wtf. Fml
    AnnonymousSecrets AnnonymousSecrets 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 28

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    kernalzuggy kernalzuggy 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    For the last 2-3 months I fall asleep then

    after about 3-5 hours wake up and toss and turn the rest of the night. I was totally exhausted all the time; I would come home from work and instantly fall asleep but never for long. I was getting really stressed out from that and work so I went to a doctor. He prescribed me...
    username092892 username092892 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 24

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    Why do people talk to me

    when I'm trying to sleep , but no one talks to me in the day...
    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 16-17, F Aug 27

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    Not sure why. Yawning a lot

    but just can't seem to fall asleep.
    Ressalg Ressalg 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 28

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    mciarleglio26 mciarleglio26 18-21 4 Responses Oct 8

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    High

    I've been on a high and didn't recognise it, now I've plummeted into the abyss. During my high I had a troll playing with my head and as a consequence I no longer know who on my friends list or off it are him, he's played on the fact I'm not very bright and because I've been ill...
    Illiteratetroll Illiteratetroll 46-50 6 Responses Nov 10, 2013

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    Honestly I'm afraid to go to sleep.

    And there's the fact I can't. I hate sleeping alone. I love the feeling that there's another living thing near me. I have nightmares about being chased by a cloaked figure, soon after seeing the figure I turn around and run. I always end up jumping off something high and dying...
    BeautyInBlack BeautyInBlack 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 24

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    not all the time some time i have nightmares

    and i need some one i can talk to at random times at night kinda like a 1 in the morning or even 12 :( help
    nicolefra432 nicolefra432 13-15, F 5 Responses Nov 30

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    rahulvarma6007 rahulvarma6007 18-21, M Oct 28

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    I have dark circles under my eyes

    and thoughts that are keeping me awake. I literally feel the pain in my chest. I can't cry anymore tears. I want to forget.
    nostalgickittens nostalgickittens 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 5

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    I can't sleep at night

    so I troll around social sites posting pictures of myself in various states of undress from tople** to vul*ar.
    janiejr janiejr 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 29

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    I've never been able to.

    The second my eyelids are heavy enough to close, my thought engulf me. They rush in like an angry storm drowning any sign of peace. It makes my stomach turn inside out, sending shooting pains up my spine. I just want sleep. Beautiful, restful, needful sleep. Even if for a few...
    HeyItsKaylaMay HeyItsKaylaMay 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    Need somebody to talk to idc

    who I'm just looking at my ceilings(cause I have no cable in my room) and I got school Tomm πŸ˜‘ btw I'm new to this 😁 so add me to your circle I post funny things in the future that will brighten your day trust me πŸ™Š
    Trapaholics Trapaholics 18-21, M Mar 30

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    It's been 3 days since I last slept.

    . And now it's after midnight and I still can't sleep.. Im bored and feel dead
    Yiannos Yiannos 13-15, M 6 days ago

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    I'm always up. I can not sleep

    until about 2-5 am :( whaaaa
    lovenicolexo lovenicolexo 18-21, F 4 Responses May 3

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    I have PTSD and I can't sleep I try

    but to no avail. I don't know what to do I want to lay next to my wife and fall asleep with her but I can't. I only fall asleep 3 hours before I have to be up for work. I have tried sleeping aides but they don't work well
    clnj clnj 26-30, M Nov 21

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    Can't sleep again... maybe it's the fact

    that I have school in the morning and I really don't want to go. I also haven't done my homework for maths. I hate maths. I hate school. Meh:(((
    WeCouldBeDead WeCouldBeDead 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 2

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    I can't seem to get comfortable,

    I toss and turn constantly. When I do end up starting to fall asleep, something wakes me up. I can never seem to stay sleeping, I wake up several times in one night and various hours. Each night is different. Some nights I can't close my eyes without seeing something bad or...
    musicismysalvation musicismysalvation 16-17, F Mar 31

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    LeviCroll LeviCroll 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 20

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    So he texts me "My ex is trying to get with me

    again, the thing is I'm not going back to her because that's a poor choice but still it makes me uncomfortable" then I say "You're in quite the conundrum there." Not knowing what to say. He texts back "Yeah I'm sorry actually because it happened recently. I know what it's like...
    madsgrammar madsgrammar 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 30

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    I don't know why, but I can hardly sleep at

    night. I mean I try and sleep but it's like my brain is awake in the middle of the night if you get what I mean? Then I'm just up in till ungodly hours of the morning, then I'm up early as well which doesn't help at all. I don't know what to do, I just you know can't sleep...
    colourfulskeleton colourfulskeleton 13-15, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    I can never sleep. I end up feeling really

    lonely at night. I just wish I had someone to talk to.
    John992 John992 22-25, M Oct 4

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    It's been a while since I've really slept well.

    If my mind isn't keeping me up then daily tousles and stress does.
    ForTheFallen ForTheFallen 22-25, M Dec 9

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    I am full of energy during the night

    and come morning , I am tired.
    lovebites86 lovebites86 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 26

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    My eyes hurt because i cant sleep but i cant

    sleep because my head hurts from serious anxiety. I am a poet who cant write, an intellect who cant excel academically, im drowning in my own failures and ive never been good at asking for help. I feel mentally claustrophobic and i dont know how, but right now id just like to...
    ProfessorPsycho ProfessorPsycho 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 8

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    I wake up a lot, and sometimes I can't get back

    to sleep. All through out the night. Get's old fast. Sometimes my dreams are so vivid they wake me up too? Doomed. Lol I'm constantly going on like four hours of sleep. My dark circles will eventually consume my face.
    kalypsso kalypsso 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 24

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    I've never been good at going to sleep at night.

    Since I was really young, I would stay up late every night, unable to put my mind to rest. I think I have some form of insomnia. To make things worse, I've got a packed semester of courses keeping me constantly busy, so even when I am tired I might have to pull a quick all...
    Indistinct Indistinct 18-21, M Oct 29

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    another sleepless night pondering over my

    so called life i dont feel is worth living but as long as god keeps allowing me to wake i will.....i just hope he knows how unhappy i am...
    muchlovelost muchlovelost 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 19

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    Who feels like talking,

    I'm all for it. I'm a dumb 14 year old kid who has problems and will listen to yours. We can talk about music or life or stuff.
    teddyisnotcool teddyisnotcool 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 7

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    Well, i got weird dreams,

    wakes up at ridiculous time, and the worst part - hard to fell asleep. No matter how tired or sleepy i am sleeping is rough, somehow.
    makingausernameisdifficult makingausernameisdifficult 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I feel like im in a deep pit on my own

    and all my family and friends standing above me throwing stuff at me, occassionally ill get the rope thrown to me then they let go again im losing a never ending battle. I cant please 10 people at once when they all against each other and using me in the middle. I have so much...
    kernalzuggy kernalzuggy 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    Currently 4AM, I work in 10 hours,

    which means I won't have enough time to wake up and get anything done before work. I hate my work schedule and I hate that I can't ever sleep. :( Also, I'm hungry.
    Cleopatrasbride Cleopatrasbride 18-21, F Oct 28

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    Anxiety,depression, worries about the future,

    wich i feel doesnt exist for me.. I realized yesterday, or have realized long ago, but tried to ignore the fact, my life is pointless. Never had a real friend, my family doesnt show a sign of support. All they ever do is hurt me. I just cant tell them i know whats wrong with...
    notworthitatall notworthitatall 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 17

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    I had so many thing that I've thinking about of

    my future and to feed my self for being independent ,about how to get a job if when I'm grown up it weird u know it , I've thinking all of this every night
    mjdeqz mjdeqz 16-17, F Oct 28

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    I can't understand how people can go to sleep

    at like 10, I can't even get to sleep at all most nights
    fatima199 fatima199 18-21, F Feb 16

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    I swear I just can't sleep at night.

    . Then after class in SOME exhausted that I must take a nap, only to start the vicious cycle again.. I've always stayed up late but now it's just getting worse :/
    melmal95 melmal95 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 13

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    I've never been able to.

    The second my eyelids are heavy enough to close, my thought engulf me. They rush in like an angry storm drowning any sign of peace , I just want 2 sleep. Without being woken, without getting sick, without feeling my world crack and shatter all around me . I haven't slept in so...
    nerostefa nerostefa 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 26

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    briinthezone86 briinthezone86 26-30, M 1 Response May 11

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    I would be so tired from my job,

    that I had little to no trouble falling asleep. Now that I was let go, I am no longer tired and sleepy. Help.
    goagainsttheflow goagainsttheflow 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 18

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    I always have too much to think about

    for me to get sleep at night
    Born2Inspire Born2Inspire 18-21, M Aug 7

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    I can't sleep! It's 4 in the morning

    and I still can't sleep!
    rawrgasm rawrgasm 18-21, F Oct 27

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    I'm having nightmares about the night I was

    sexually assaulted. I hate the R word. No just feel like I need comfort right now. It was a really rough thing to get past and even now sometimes brings up a rough patches here and there. A few times a year anyways. I've accepted that it happened, which took a while haha. Now...
    moonilluminatedroom moonilluminatedroom 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    It's 4 am, I'm still up

    and I'm restless. I think I have a problemπŸ˜”... Who would of known stress could throw off everything in my life. Even sleep.
    BooItsBecca BooItsBecca 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 19

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    I've been all up all night

    and I'm still not sleepy I don't know why
    xoxobi xoxobi 18-21, F Oct 14

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    I can't sleep at night.

    Whenever I close my eyes or even have a few minutes of silence to myself, my mind would just drift to the thought of him. In the event that I actually do fall asleep, I would dream that I was back in South Africa on his funeral.....
    CantankerousBabe CantankerousBabe 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    It's ridiculous i've been

    so exhausted all day and i am every day ive had issues sleeping for the past 6 or 7 years nowhere near as bad as it was back then but atleast then i had days where i'd sleep for like 15hours to compensate for the 2-3 hours every 2 days now its just impossible since i work 6 days...
    Lathor Lathor 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 6

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    It takes mee forever to fall asleep at night.

    During the day, im tired as heck. Then when its time to be asleep, my mind decides to think of everrrything and anything. Ive tried many things to fall asleep but nothing works. Then im about to fall asleep, but then my mind remembers something from like days/weeks/months/years...
    MeeeKazz MeeeKazz 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 14