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I Can't Sleep At Night

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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

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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

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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

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    lovebug19980 lovebug19980 18-21, F Oct 28

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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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    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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    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 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 28

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    I've make the night, day.

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

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    This sucks. It's 11:48pm and my room is way too hot and stuffy. I just can't get to sleep. I tried watching a tv show to pass the time and make me tired, but I just can't sleep :(
    fairyprincessjess fairyprincessjess 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I can't sleep when I want too. That's my issue. I keep falling asleep in the middle of the day or really early in the night and I can't stay up. Then when I feel dead tired and...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    this seriously sucks. the last few nights I've been passing out at like 8 or 9 No problem. its been dark and boring and an easy thing to do. its still dark and boring but now I can...
    ZombieBaitMaiden ZombieBaitMaiden 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 24

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    Another night where I can't sleep...gets old.
    Sicarium Sicarium 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 11

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    I always find it hard to sleep. I'm really tired but I just can't sleep.
    sunflowerpet sunflowerpet 18-21, F Nov 23

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    I can't sleep and all I want is to sleep and never wake up.
    prettyballerina prettyballerina 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 24

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    I can't sleep anymore. Life's stresses seem to be getting to me. I feel like I'm starting to lose the grip on my sanity. It's weird but at the same time this new mentality that's...
    supermario1256 supermario1256 22-25, M Nov 29

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    I can't sleep til 3am+ and on the weekends when I wake up around 2'o'clock I'm exhausted. I've had a history with self harm, anxiety and depression so could these be related? This...
    xcircusfreak xcircusfreak 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Gosh I can't sleep and I work 7 am - 9:45 pm tomorrow :O
    mstv1112 mstv1112 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    Bored, exhausted, but can't sleep. Sigh.
    Sicarium Sicarium 36-40, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    It's 3:30am and I can't sleep. I'm watching the movie Veronica Guerin. It's a great movie.
    bellaboo68 bellaboo68 36-40, F 2 days ago

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    latlely I have been having troubles sleeping or staying asleep. no matter how tired I am I just can't do it. I have been having family troubles since my aunt past away Feb 14, 2...
    MarineGirlfriendMary MarineGirlfriendMary 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 29

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    When something is on my mind, consciously or unconsciously, I just start moving to try to solve it. One thing leads to another and I can't get myself to go to bed. A lot of my...
    NorthernWanderer NorthernWanderer 22-25, M Nov 30

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    It's now 4am, and I'm not even remotely tired, even after taking sleeping pills and trying to sleep for 3 hours. In 5 hours I have to bring my car to the mechanic and I have loads...
    LillithMeiwes LillithMeiwes 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    It's 3:30 am and i can't fall asleep cuz of the damn depression. It bites having to wait till my body is too tired to get through it and sleep.
    shadow2233 shadow2233 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 30

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    I need a friend to be up at 2 or 3 in the morning... I'm so lonely between 1 and 5 in the morning... All my friends have normal sleep lives... Why can't I?
    darthbeegirl666 darthbeegirl666 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Sundays are the worst. Can't stop tossing and turning
    livemanlive livemanlive 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 23

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    So I'm just up thinking and writing away everything I'm feeling. I'm gonna have to get up and a few hours because I'm going to the mountains. I can't wait.
    Itsnotareligion Itsnotareligion 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 28

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    So I woke up today at 2.36am and I've just been having cup after cup of tea all morning. It's because I'm sick but I have something important going on today and I can't afford to...
    DeathIsPartDinosaur DeathIsPartDinosaur 18-21, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have seriously always been this way. My natural clock just works this way. Working nights feels more natural for me. Interacting with people during the day and dealing with all...
    chelsieshay2626 chelsieshay2626 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 10

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    Doctors say its stress, anxiety bla bla bla... I really do tend to over think everything especially at night when am in bed trying to sleep. Every day I spend at least about 2-3...
    MK25 MK25 22-25, M Nov 29

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    I still am having problems sleeping at night. I want to find a natural way to help me sleep. I don't want to rely on a pill to do so. Anyone have any tips?
    Via70 Via70 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 25

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    One of those nights....So many thoughts that the minutes seem like hours and it's still too early to sleep.
    AirleasAyres AirleasAyres 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 26

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    I have to get to work at 7am and its 1:30am. I hate waking up in the middle of the night and not be able to fall back to sleep.
    BlaiddDrwg05 BlaiddDrwg05 41-45, M a week ago

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    Sitting up all night, thinking about sleep and finals which start this week. Some hmu.
    13tides31 13tides31 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    Sitting up all night, thinking about sleep and finals which start this week. Some hmu.
    13tides31 13tides31 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    Darkness of night shines a bright glaring light on my heart, and it hurts.
    prettyballerina prettyballerina 31-35, F Nov 24

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