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I Can't Sleep At Night

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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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    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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    Another night of not sleeping well.

    Gets exhausting. Thinking of stopping the useless pills I'm on
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 2 Responses Sep 11, 2014

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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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    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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    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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    I've make the night, day.

    Up side down life :/
    lizablack lizablack 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 6, 2014

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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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    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 41-45 1 Response Sep 10, 2014

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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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    lovebug19980 lovebug19980 18-21, F Oct 28, 2014

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    Well this is getting just a little bit out of

    hand now 😒mi havnt slept during the night for weeks! I will normally fall asleep about 6 in the morning n wake up about 12! Can't wait till I move and get things back on track! 😄................. Here's a lil man on a boat -> 🚣
    Youmeansomething Youmeansomething 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 28, 2014

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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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    It is now 4 In the morning,

    nightmares and terrible thoughts storm my mind. I have to get weighed, yet I hate stepping onto that scale. makes my heart skip a beat and anxiety storms my body. Where's my vapor when I need it the most, my hands won't stop shaking, my heart won't stop racing and breathing is...
    BooBear99 BooBear99 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 9

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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 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 20, 2014

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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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    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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    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...
    EnjoyTheSilenceX EnjoyTheSilenceX 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 9, 2014

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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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    Even though I'm so young, I can't sleep at all but I don't know why. It's not because of stress (okay! Maybe a little,) but I still can't sleep a single minute. Not because I'm...
    FriendlyDragon FriendlyDragon 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 26, 2014

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    I haven't slept in 3 days...my minds just racing at night and I don't even know what about...and the boredom when you can't sleep is infuriating....should I go to the doctors...
    Itscaitlin Itscaitlin 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 5

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    late at night thinking about why I can't sleep, cause you're not worth thinking about anymore.
    persayous persayous 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    I can't sleep because I'm excited for tomorrow. I'll be at home alone with my sister. I won't have my guardian breathing down my neck. I really hate her. I don't think i'll sleep...
    ImYourLady ImYourLady 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    I'm just sooooo tired and I can't sleep :( why can't I sleep? {(-_-)} My eyelids are pretty heavy but why can't I go to dreamland? ( ;´Д`)
    Misaki7590 Misaki7590 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    Yeah I can't sleep and I'm bored, this is just great!!!😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡
    EliHudson16 EliHudson16 16-17, M Dec 26, 2014

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    I'm bored.. its 1:50 am and I can't sleep !! any suggestions ????
    Rwnn Rwnn 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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    So had a lunch with a friend, I was in a girly mood. I wore 12 cm heels for 6 hrs, ended had my left foot's skin ripped. I can't sleep or even walk now :(
    rockettothemoon08 rockettothemoon08 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    Can't sleep and bored. This sucks.
    Ciem Ciem 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    Can't sleep. Waiting until the sun rises ☀︎
    Christymaybe Christymaybe 13-15, F Dec 31, 2014

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    I'm tired but i can't sleep...
    EyelessGlitch EyelessGlitch 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    It's already 5:15 am where I'm from and I still can't get some ******* sleep, been this way for a few days now. hoorah for sleepless nights -.-
    xBizzleh xBizzleh 16-17, F Jan 3

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    I either think way to much, or i sleep for a few hours and have a nightmare and just don't sleep for a day, or two... Right now I'll blame it on the fact that it's 4:33 am on New...
    irishlassy98 irishlassy98 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    I can't remember the last time I slept during the night. And now it's been 3 days without sleep, accompanied by my lovely girlfriend, Insomnia.
    Sanding Sanding 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 10

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    Another sleepless night. Ex sent me text wishing me Happy New Year! We are in the middle of our divorce negs. She left and now we are friends and everything is fine as she sees it...
    jaml jaml 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 3

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    Another sleepless night. Why!
    Bubbalicious93 Bubbalicious93 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 15

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    Ugh,.. I hate that I can't fall asleep!! I guess I'll be up all night then// YAY
    EliHudson16 EliHudson16 16-17, M Dec 27, 2014

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    It's way too early and I can't get back to sleep :(
    Itsme909 Itsme909 36-40, M Jan 1

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    Very early in the morning and still can't go to sleep.
    lonelyroom lonelyroom 26-30, M Jan 14

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    I don't know if that's good or bad because my mind is always working hard producing different questions and learning facts I can't help it I overthink a lot! About everything
    ElissaAcosta ElissaAcosta 16-17, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Too much going on in my life right now. Too many demands on my time. I am the ultimate juggler! I know hard times are temporary but right now can't see much light at the end of the...
    AngelSuze AngelSuze 41-45, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'm not going to sleep, I don't feel safe, I'm terrified that something bad will happen as I sleep or gettin another terrible nightmare. Just please someone hold me until I sleep
    BooBear99 BooBear99 16-17, F Jan 8

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    I've been having trouble to sleep at night lately. I'm all wide awake at night
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F Jan 2

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    Really wish I could have one night where I could just sleep the whole night through..
    persayous persayous 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    5:18 am been up for a few hours, listening to my boys cough. I sat on their bed watched them sleep. I miss them. Everyday, something new happens, whether a new smile, joke or...
    jaml jaml 41-45, M 3 Responses Jan 11

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    my husband got one of those fitness/sleep trackers for me and it's really evident that I don't do much sleeping anymore. ..4 hours a night
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F Jan 15

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    I wish I could turn off my brain and just let myself have a good night sleep.
    JamesLindberg JamesLindberg 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 17

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