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I Can't Sleep At Night

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    Sleep Deprived

    I don't sleep at night. I try to do so but to no avail.  I can't take sleeping pills either because I tend to get addicted to them. So what I do most of the time is go on the computer and google anything that comes to my head. It's pretty pathetic if you ask me. I tend to sleep...
    flan19 flan19 22-25, F Mar 21, 2012

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    OK so it is 2:19 am and I can't sleep without

    my pills. My mom took them so I don't have an overdose but all I want to do is sleep but I can't!
    bitchybrandi bitchybrandi 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 31

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    I am always so tired

    yet I can never actually sleep at night. Insomnia is a *****.
    CrazyGirlWithaHeart CrazyGirlWithaHeart 18-21, F Dec 3, 2013

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    This Again?

    I litterally have to work myself to the bone and pass out on my floor to get any rest. If I just go to bed and lie down I start thinking. And while thinking is normally a vital thing in everyday life, it is not good when memories haunt you in the dark. All the things I push away...
    Techtress Techtress 16-17 Sep 7, 2010

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    Restless

    evry night i try to sleep i just can't. i am so restless. i know where it started and for a while i used sleeping tablets because i had to be alert during the day to deal with things, i just didnt want to start relying on them. i dont use them any more but the restlessness is...
    FromTheHeartOfaWoman FromTheHeartOfaWoman 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 8, 2009

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    Sleepless And Restless In The Night

    I can't sleep at night... but in the day time, all I want to do is go snuggle under the covers and fall asleep because I'm exhausted! I've been like this my entire life. When I was a baby, my mother worked graveyard hours and my big sisters would stay and babysit me. I stayed up...
    Jaded92 Jaded92 22-25, F Apr 17, 2013

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    Didn't sleep again last night.

    Well, perhaps an hour. Felt horrible. What does a good sleep feel like? I haven't had one in such a long time.
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 70+, F 1 Response Sep 10

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    I cant sleep at night,

    like at all. I never get tired at night and when I do go to bed I end up laying there awake until sunrise. I think I have delayed sleep phase syndrome. my sleep cycle is reversed. I end up falling asleep at 4 am or 5 am and then I sleep In until 3 pm in the afternoon. I always...
    silentgirl1234 silentgirl1234 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    Another night of not sleeping well.

    Gets exhausting. Thinking of stopping the useless pills I'm on
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 70+, F 3 Responses Sep 11

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    Need To Find A Way To Fall Asleep

    I have a really hard time falling asleep. Even when Im tired it takes me no less than 30 minutes to an hour to fall asleep. However for the last month it has gotten worse. If I try to fall asleep early (10pm-11pm) I will literally wake up around midnight and can't go back to...
    smartandbeautiful3 smartandbeautiful3 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 4, 2012

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    Bah!

    Stupid sleep, it always evades me when I need it the most. Then it tries to come at the worst times possible such as in the middle of class or when I have an important appointment. The sandman is a dill hole that is all I'm saying.
    college101 college101 31-35, F Jun 28, 2010

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    I Can’t Sleep

    I can’t sleep, I’m a night owl, Suits me fine, I love the night, Easy to think, Work, Peaceful, There’s no other way, I’d rather be!  
    cndrewdrvr8 cndrewdrvr8 46-50, M Aug 11, 2011

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    Same Thing Every Night

    I can never fall asleep before 6 AM anymore. I'll feel tired, try to lay down, toss and turn. Then I get back up for awhile and lay down again. Same thing, toss and turn. By the time I do fall asleep I'm in bed until 1 or 2 PM.
    AscendedOne AscendedOne 26-30, F Sep 27, 2009

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    Ughhh its 2:21 AM and i cant go to sleep i need

    sone sleepy pills or something
    mia0 mia0 13-15, F Jul 31

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    Its almost midnight, schools in the morning,

    and I'm no closer to sleep than I was at noon. Suggestions?
    Ashleyy2 Ashleyy2 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    Actually, While It's Dark.

    I can be oh so tired, but I  can't go to sleep while it is dark. As soon as the sun starts coming up in the morning, I'm fine and can drift off quite easily, but during the night hours? No way, it just doesn't happen.
    DeborahAU DeborahAU 36-40 2 Responses Jan 26, 2009

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    I've Never Been Able To Sleep At Night

    Since I was a little kid I have not been able to sleep very well. My dad used to let me get up and draw and paint and read in my room when I was little because because I could not sleep. I have memories of being up all night painting and cutting hair off of dolls lol When ever...
    sk8chic100 sk8chic100 18-21, F Jun 8, 2012

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    Oh, Not Again

    i can't sleep, it has been another 24 hour episode! what is the matter with my brain, i can't shut it off and this happens.  i struggle at work i struggle at home and i am constantly exhausted. this is a nightmare its like waking up in the middle of an operation.  ...
    mmjgg mmjgg 31-35, M 7 Responses Dec 21, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    I'm really struggling right now lol but I'm serious! 1. I'm a night owl and I'm not really tired, I'm just trying to make myself go to sleep because I have an early rise in the am...
    Jo8691 Jo8691 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 5

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    The past week I have had little or no sleep !!! At first I would get possibly 6 hours but past three nights only sleeping between 3-4 hours ! I feel so exhausted and worn out but I...
    Nutcase38 Nutcase38 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    Rough day. Exhausted. But can't sleep. Going to feel a long night.
    Visium13 Visium13 26-30, M Aug 28

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    I can't sleep any longer, I have too much on my mind or I have nightmares. I hate it.
    Iwillalwaysbeforgotten Iwillalwaysbeforgotten 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 12

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    It's 2:30am, been up all night, have a big exam tomorrow morning and I can't sleep, so I've had a beer and a smoke and now I'm ready for a chat. Anyone else interested?
    InMiseryWeSeekBacon InMiseryWeSeekBacon 16-17, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I can't sleep properly For the past few months I can't sleep well. Even if I'm really tired, I only have a few hours sleep (about 4-5) and constantly keep waking. I wake up tired...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 70+, F Sep 4

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    Changed meds again and now I'm waking after 6 hrs of sleep. I don't mind it, the house is quiet and I can do as I please...just as long as it's not in bed. What I really want to do...
    noodleloaf noodleloaf 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 26

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    I just can’t sleep right now. I feel sick, a bit sad, and scared. Not really scared, but if I close my laptop and have the lights off, I just dunno, it’s like I want to sleep...
    YoureMyGlowstone YoureMyGlowstone 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 5

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    Long day tomorrow but can't sleep. I've been tired all day,but now that I'm actually in bed,i can't sleep.
    Kierstyne Kierstyne 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 28

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    My head is so filled with sh!t I can't sleep, and the thought of being alone kills me more, and makes me so frustrated I can't sleep. SHOOT ME
    Gemma3sahara Gemma3sahara 31-35, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I can't sleep and I can't stop thinking! All my thoughts are racing and it's preventing me from falling asleep! I can't do anything about it and I don't understand why I am all of...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 8 Responses Sep 13

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    I am probably going to regret this in the morning but I can't sleep right now. I had such a busy day but my body is still awake. Someone want to chat me up? :)
    KirstenM2002 KirstenM2002 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 29

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    I can't sleep and I'm really bored.-_-
    nlaJzy nlaJzy 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    I can't sleep. Does anyone around my age want to talk?
    Matthews14 Matthews14 13-15, M 6 Responses Sep 9

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    The worst is when you can't sleep and no one is messaging you
    Unkownplayer36 Unkownplayer36 22-25, M 1 Response a week ago

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    For some reason I really can't sleep tonight at all
    oldwise oldwise 31-35, M a week ago

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    I can't sleep !! I need help ! Any good tips? Because i tried a lot of things and nothing is working ,
    sowhat007 sowhat007 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Well looks like it gunna be another long long lonely night. No sleep for Lee! Can't stop thinking. At this rate Im gunna lose the plot very shortly... Had 15ml zopiclone an still...
    cleef84 cleef84 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 29

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    Staying up all night sleeping all day all damn summer I still can't get it right. It's okay I'll be a zombie for school.
    CeeAirAHH CeeAirAHH 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 4

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    Can anyone sleep under these conditions? I just imagine some person being like "I love sweating in my sleep and when I can't breathe through my nose uuuuugh it's so perfect!" I don...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Not that it's new. I gave myself insomnia while a freshman in college, a short yet oh so long year ago. This summer of 2014 went by too fast. I floated along on Cloud 9 thinking...
    SarabearPark SarabearPark 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    I feel alone... truly alone! Some say that they feel alone yet they often have at least a few people to talk to. I have my girlfriend whom I speak to for 1 hours at best, I have...
    YitzchakWinternitz YitzchakWinternitz 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 13

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    Hmm......why can't I sleep?
    AcousticLover AcousticLover 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 26

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    Just woke up and can't go back to sleep. Have to be up in a couple hours. :/
    Kierstyne Kierstyne 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    I can't get to sleep even though I know I will be tiered in the morning.
    LoverOfKnowlege LoverOfKnowlege 16-17, M Sep 9

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    Wide awake at 4am.... Can't get back to sleep :(
    Itsme909 Itsme909 36-40, M 1 day ago

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    i keep thinking of what i want to do, and what i want to do as an adult. I want to go to college, but for what? the only thing i'm good at and have a deep passion for is drawing...
    jeweldoggy jeweldoggy 13-15, F Sep 1

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    I went to my room at 8:00 and now it's 11:08 -_- why can't I fall asleep
    ItsKimmy ItsKimmy 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 14

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    Lying here eyes fluttering and hanging on to the way last week played, feeling sad still and desperately wanting to let go... In this moment Heart filling full of how many tears I...
    Xenasdreams Xenasdreams 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I stay up all night watching too many episodes of OP
    understandmeagain understandmeagain 18-21, M 14 hrs ago

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    Routines abit ****** right now , sleeping in the evenings and staying up till like 3am smh .
    missnikki23 missnikki23 22-25, F 14 hrs ago

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