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I Can't Sleep At Night

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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...
    Techtress Techtress 16-17 Sep 7, 2010

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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...
    sk8chic100 sk8chic100 18-21, F Jun 8, 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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    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...
    flan19 flan19 22-25, F Mar 21, 2012

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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...
    smartandbeautiful3 smartandbeautiful3 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 4, 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...
    mmjgg mmjgg 31-35, M 7 Responses Dec 21, 2009

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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...
    DeborahAU DeborahAU 36-40 2 Responses Jan 26, 2009

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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...
    FromTheHeartOfaWoman FromTheHeartOfaWoman 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 8, 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...
    college101 college101 31-35, F Jun 28, 2010

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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...
    Jaded92 Jaded92 22-25, F Apr 17, 2013

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    So. Who else is a chronic insomniac like me who hasn't been able to go to sleep normally for the past 6 years or so? I've had problem going to sleep for a long time and it's...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 25

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    I need to hear something. Cars, planes, crickets. I need to hear something. The silence scares me. Every night I play music until I fall asleep. Without it I just can't sleep.
    Raven628 Raven628 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    Whenever I should be asleep I can't. I hear nothing but the noises from crickets and cars passing by. It just calms me. To the point where I can't sleep. I just lay down for a few...
    Raven628 Raven628 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    Can't sleep iv got so much on my mind am just fed up of being ugly
    Chooochooo1 Chooochooo1 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 26

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    Idk. Just can't. Maybe it's the stress. Whenever I come to my room and my mom locks the dog outside I can't sleep :/
    yuhkie yuhkie 16-17, F Mar 31

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    3 AM. I can't sleep. I can close my eyes but what would that do? It doesn't help. Nothing does. Nothing can blunt the blade of my consciousness.
    writercookies writercookies 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    I've been crying for like couple of hours and honestly I don't know why. We haven't talked because he stood me up again even just on the phone. I hate it when he do this to me...
    everpink everpink 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    I can't sleep! Someone help me!
    markj1123 markj1123 22-25, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I couldn't sleep at all last night so I thought I'd pull an all nighter and sleep through the next night. I accomplished so much that day and went to bed looking forward to maybe...
    Echoesofsilence93 Echoesofsilence93 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    I'll toss and turn all night, ugh I can already feel the warm seasons approaching along with the coming sleepless nights! D:
    mahnouls mahnouls 16-17 1 Response Apr 8

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    Resting in the dark with my eyes wide open. I'm feeling sick in my stomach because I am stressing out about everything that is going on in my life. I am fine during the day. I...
    Christinewl Christinewl 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 1

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    I think of many things every night, especially when I try to go to sleep and I just can't.
    Littlemonster77777 Littlemonster77777 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    Another sleepless night, this is just great.
    itzayana itzayana 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    Well another sleepless night for this lady ugh...
    PuertoRicanPrincess18 PuertoRicanPrincess18 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I'm a naturally warm person (at least that's what everyone tells me). Because of this, my body doesn't function well in warm temperatures. If it's warm in my room, I won't be able...
    JustAnotherHuman34 JustAnotherHuman34 18-21, M Mar 28

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    I hate it when in the day I can't remember anything!! But at night everything is rushing through my head :(
    punkpanda3 punkpanda3 13-15, F Mar 24

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    I wish I could sleep but I can't. I try but when I do I can't. When I go to school I'm in class and my eyes roll around. You know when your supper tired and your eyes move around a...
    Caseyyo Caseyyo 13-15, F Apr 8

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    I'm laying here at 5am and just can't seem to sleep. I'm anxious, and just can't seem to calm down.
    19goingonfabulous 19goingonfabulous 18-21, M 4 Responses Mar 19

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    I hate it when you have to do something really important tomorrow and you just can't f***ing sleep!
    FantasyButterfly4 FantasyButterfly4 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    My cuts are burning, I'm so depressed, and I feel like doing something. I'm thinking about my life. Maybe it will get better, it has to. Or else I'm dead. This depression bullshit...
    NeonPurple NeonPurple 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    I hate when I can't fall asleep!! D:
    chadrick45 chadrick45 18-21, M Mar 23

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    My girlfriend is abroad and I've had such a horrible day that I can't bare not being with her, yet she is asleep and I think texting her awake would be unfair. Meanwhile I'm...
    sagefish sagefish 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 24

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    I suffer from insomnia because when I get stressed or have too much going on, I can't relax. Really sucks sometimes!
    bluebutterfly13 bluebutterfly13 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 1

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    Yep. Pulled an all nighter. Haven't done that in a while. This past week my sleep routine has gotten worse than it has been in a while. Been getting two hours max a day.
    JadedDivinity JadedDivinity 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    My little brother is talking in his sleep in the other room. It was more of a whisper but he scared the crap outa me just now 😨. Hope everyone has a great night!
    UnderworldNymph UnderworldNymph 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I really should be sleep. I have to get up at 5:30am and in probably won't get back home from school until 10pm... Why am I up! Lol I need to be sleep 💤🌙🌒 😴
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F Apr 2

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    Ever since I was admitted to the hospital 5 months ago for slow heart rate and almost died, I fear to fall asleep worries I won't wake up. I also have to sleep with one of my dogs...
    broadwaybabe99 broadwaybabe99 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    Nope. I cannot sleep with a hot and stuffy room. I have to have it chilly in my room. But I want as many blankets as possible for weight and coziness. If I get too warm, I'll...
    Philli8807 Philli8807 22-25, F Mar 20

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    It 2:25 am and still i feel like something is stoping or disturbing my to have a sound sleep.
    shadow010 shadow010 26-30, M Mar 26

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    7:14 in the morning and still no sleep. Sick of this.
    Echoesofsilence93 Echoesofsilence93 18-21, M 4 Responses Mar 26

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    I need to sleep! My brain is just not letting me.
    itzayana itzayana 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    My problem is I make scenerios in my head about some hot guy. And it's awesome untill i realise it's 5 hours later and I'm still awake. This is becoming a problem people. I neeedd...
    jeannetjayy jeannetjayy 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I'm trying to go to sleep but so many thoughts and memories are running through my head right now. I just want to fall asleep!
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    That experience when you look at your clock and say to yourself ok it's only two if I go to sleep right now I will still get five hours....ok so now it's four I can still work with...
    kamiept kamiept 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    Took a nap, and now I'm wide awake at 4 am. Oh well, it's not like I sleep in general.
    Aphradite109 Aphradite109 18-21, F Apr 7

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    Any women wanna chat? Nothin sexual just want someone to talk to. Until im tired enough to sleep
    Zoneout167 Zoneout167 22-25, M Apr 10

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    I made the mistake of trusting someone who uses what I told her against me. I feel hurt and angry and stupid, and I greatly regret it. There's a frustration and a panic within me...
    TheBadgeringWitness TheBadgeringWitness 70+ 1 Response 1 day ago

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    It is 6:30am right now in California and I haven't slept yet. What is bothering me? Everything...I feel like we can never be truly happy with ourselves...we always find things to...
    amyD99 amyD99 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    Laying in bed playing on my phone because for the last week i haven't been able to fall asleep well. So if anyone else is the same way we can chit chat a while.
    texasjo texasjo 22-25, F Mar 30

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    I wake up with light and nature noises, so it is not shocking that I cannot remain asleep if I have my lights on in my house. I wake up maybe one to a few hours later if I fall...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 5 days ago

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    Wide awake mind won't switch off
    sand28 sand28 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 27