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I Can't Sleep At Night

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    ~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 1 Response May 25

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 3 Responses Jul 31, 2014

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    I am tired but can't sleep. it's almost 1100pm here. someone please talk to me. I am a very nice and friendly person.
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    I am so tired, but I just can't sleep.
    quackmooquack quackmooquack 18-21, F 18 hrs ago

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    lovewins2123 lovewins2123 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    I am just laying here in bed, Horny, tired, and Lonely. I want to sleep, but I just can't seem to fall asleep, so I just lay here, Doing much of nothing, and I guess just writing...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    The last couple of nights have demonstrated just this for me too as last night in particular, was the warmest July day on record in England at37C. Felt so close and stuffy ON bed...
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8 41-45, M 3 days ago

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    Insomnia.... In the early hours of the morning. No matter what time I fall asleep or how tired I am, I only seem to manage a few hours each night. My body feels drained and I feel...
    Calsi704 Calsi704 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I honestly don't know what to do.,., I'm so tired but hear noises and stuff.... Idk how to fall asleep in peace, so I won't be scared
    missgermangirl missgermangirl 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I have this fear. At night it's like anxiety or something.. I'm scared to sleep thinking someone's going to break in or something... I can't sleep
    missgermangirl missgermangirl 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    My eyes are burning and my head is starting to hurt, yet I still can't sleep.
    ScarletRivers ScarletRivers 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    There's this thing called an iPhone and yeah, that MIGHT be why I can't sleep 😅
    willpalmer12 willpalmer12 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    I love sleep, but I hate falling asleep, it's terrifying to me now. I try to fight it, honestly, the feeling of falling into some sort of darkness, and not even realizing what's...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    Been tossing and turning all night. I'm exhausted, but I can't sleep. I need an off switch for my brain. :( I'm not going to make it through this day.
    saram1985 saram1985 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I'll be tired when I get home from work and I'll have the mindset that I'm gonna go to sleep soon as I get home..............doesn't happen
    shericka1992 shericka1992 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    I hate it when this happens. It doesn't happen that often, but when it does, I feel so anxious, bored and agitated. And the worst thing is, everyone else is asleep so I don't have...
    roryta roryta 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    My mind is cluttered with things that I can't change.Ideas for the future,and claculating just how much money the sandman would owe me.If I charged him a dollar for every hour of...
    Duckygirl2 Duckygirl2 46-50, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I can't sleep. Too warm in my bedroom and my wisdom tooth hurts. I showered to help soothe me. Ugh!
    Prettygirl8726 Prettygirl8726 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I swear he waits until my head hits the pillow, then BAM, the snoring starts....I didn't want to sleep anyway
    txbtrfly txbtrfly 41-45, F 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    I swear to God I got to bed at 10-ish and now still struggling to sleep. Damn. Maybe I'm enjoying these song resonating from my earphones quite reverently but really these songs...
    MienaMena MienaMena 26-30, F Jun 26

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    God, I’m so tired... 12:26 am. The sound of my own breathing is annoying me and I can’t sleep. Every little twitch and itch feels like a spider taking a stroll cross my arm...
    drfate drfate 31-35, F 8 Responses Jun 26

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    Am debating if i go to sleep early tonight, just afraid i would wake up at 4 or 5 :(
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 25

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    6am, physically exhausted, head is killing me, still can't sleep. Ugh. Screw you too, insomnia.
    Sicarium Sicarium 36-40, M 3 Responses Jun 25

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    For some nights now I wake up in the middle of the night or I can't fall asleep. I feel calm and happy, but very awake. It's annoying BC I like my sleep. There's no one in my life...
    Kayla0504 Kayla0504 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 24