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I Can't Sleep At Night

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 -> 🚣
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 28, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Jan 9

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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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    I am so sick of this,

    I can't fall asleep till 7am, sometimes even 8.. and I just want to sleep normally again.. I've always had this problem but now it's just getting in the way of my life.. I'm not a teenager anymore, I have responsibilities, I have to get things done and be healthy and wake up...
    fastlife22 fastlife22 18-21, F Jan 29

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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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    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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    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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    I've make the night, day.

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

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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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    ~When I go to sleep at night,

    you're not there When I go to sleep at night, do you care?~
    KaylSolstice KaylSolstice 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I'm a nanny and I am allowed to nap with the baby, so I did today because I was really tired.. And now I'm gonna be up all night.. I can't sleep. And I can't nap tomorrow I'm at my...
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    I really hate when I can't sleep at night. It's be nice to feel at ease when I lay my head down
    tabbi123 tabbi123 26-30, F 1 Response May 2

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    I especially hate being alone on nights when I'm stressed out and can't sleep because of it.
    ambivalentFriability ambivalentFriability 18-21 1 day ago

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    I can't sleep. So what to do? Oh I know, let's think of all the ways I'm inadequate.. That sounds fun.. Long nights.
    jrf9782 jrf9782 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Almost 2 am here. Still can't sleep. I do everything. Read books, read emails, check twitter, facebook, watch youtube vids. Still can't sleep. 😫😫
    mar1232 mar1232 16-17, M 6 Responses May 16

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    I can't sleep have school at 7:30am its 1:31am I hope I sleep I doubt I will
    MusicLover4Eternity MusicLover4Eternity 13-15, F May 10

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    Pain and fear are a deadly combination. No one wants to say it, but I look like ****. I can't sleep anymore. There's just too much confusion.
    cartermurrows cartermurrows 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 30

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    i can't sleeping be your horny be your bored drink too much energy to you be to must coffee or pop
    beer2014 beer2014 26-30, M 1 Response May 19

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    Ugh!!! I really need a cigarette rn. I can't sleep when my thoughts are still so wide awake and these thoughts of mine are really making me even more sadder..... I have...
    BrutallyHonest13 BrutallyHonest13 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    It's almost 3am and I still can't sleep.. And there is no one awake on here
    Joeski2011 Joeski2011 36-40, M 2 days ago

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    The feeling I hate the most when unable to sleep is the piercing loneliness. There's nothing between you and your thoughts and you wish you had someone to call, someone to message...
    Featherwings Featherwings 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I can never sleep when I'm out of the house I get tired but as soon as I lay down bam insta energy and up all night
    misfitbmx377 misfitbmx377 22-25, M May 18

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    i couldn't sleep the night before my GCE accounting examinations....
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 days ago

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    48 hours and counting of no sleep. I just can't stop trying to sort out my whole stupid hellish life. I constantly am trying to figure out exactly what I want and why. I have...
    stewartgreen stewartgreen 18-21, M 1 Response May 17

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    I can't go to sleep because I'm awake thinking about all the wrongs I've done throughout my life. On top of that, I have to wake up for school in 2 hours...
    TheNumberEleven TheNumberEleven 16-17, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm sick. my nose is all stuffed and I have a pounding headache. I'm very tired and I just want to sleep but I can't. anyone have any tips?
    Kairics Kairics 13-15, T 1 day ago

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    Literally. I haven't slept in days and all I can think about is her. She never leaves my mind. I wish I hadn't left her, I can't stop worrying. I mean she has tons of friends. She...
    wtfJason wtfJason 16-17, M 4 Responses May 7

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    Usually i'm up at this time waiting for my girlfriend so we can talk but seeing as she'd rather get on here until she falls asleep and not message me. I'm up and looking for...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 14 hrs ago

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    I keep waiting up at 3 every night from either pain from Crohn's disease, or having to go to the bathroom. I can never get back to sleep...I wish there was someone to talk to when...
    stuff950 stuff950 18-21, F 5 Responses May 8

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    I keep waiting up at 3 every night from either pain from Crohn's disease, or having to go to the bathroom. I can never get back to sleep...
    stuff950 stuff950 18-21, F 2 Responses May 8

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