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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 8, 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 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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    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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    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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    The most horrible feeling ever! You have those nights where you got so much things on your mind and as soon as you put your head on the pillow the thoughts keep swimming around...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    Its 8:42 AM & I can't sleep - well I've not slept all night :(
    watermelongirl watermelongirl 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I do sleep but not very well. It began about a year ago when I lost a lot of weight. I fall asleep in the evening watching TV or reading but when I go to bed I can't sleep for...
    blodyn blodyn 13-15, F Jul 4

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    I can't sleep, again. After sedatives, and sleeping pills I am tired but cannot sleep. I hate this so much. I know I'll feel like heel tomorrow, too much on my mind, I suppose...
    pieceofmind127 pieceofmind127 36-40, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Can't sleep? Can't sleep. If you wanna chat I'll likely be up.
    Devilscar Devilscar 18-21, M Jul 10

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    Yet again... I can't sleep and I don't even have a reason this time. I'm tired but I can't seem to be calm enough to sleep. Ugh
    kaylaes52 kaylaes52 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 20

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    It's 5 in the morning and I can't sleep man
    DanishfromTheMiddleEast DanishfromTheMiddleEast 18-21, F Jun 30

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    6am and I can't sleep :c hmm I wonder what's going on inside my head because I have no clue
    GalaxyJumper GalaxyJumper 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 4

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    I took a power nap earlier, and now I can't sleep. Ugh!
    RoddyB7589 RoddyB7589 16-17, M Jul 7

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    Freakin' exhausted. Can't sleep again. This is getting old.
    Sicarium Sicarium 36-40, M 3 Responses Jul 7

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    Well, it's almost 5 am now in Bangkok but i'm still up. :/ a bit tired but can't sleep. Don't know why.
    paramee paramee 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    It's 12:25 and I still can't sleep -_-
    ItsKimmy ItsKimmy 13-15, F Jul 17

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    Sometimes it's not because I can't sleep, but because I don't want to because I'm so absorbed in my own thoughts...
    RedHotCrazyPerson RedHotCrazyPerson 22-25, F a week ago

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    I really need to get to sleep but i can't stop reading EP...damn u EP!!
    feelingeh feelingeh 41-45, F 4 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    For years I've had trouble sleeping, from nightmares to waking up five times at night. As of lately, I can't fall asleep for 4-5 hours after laying down in bed. I can't live my...
    TorissaNikole TorissaNikole 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    I went into work early this morning because I never went to sleep last night. I was sick of laying there....and being busy is what I do best these days. Now I'm exhausted and...
    Triscuitan Triscuitan 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 9

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    This is the fourth night this is happening. I wake up feeling light headed, can't breathe, and can't feel my heart beat or I can feel it getting weaker. I seriously don't know...
    broadwaybabe99 broadwaybabe99 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    I'm can never sleep at night. I will be awake all day and still not be a me to sleep until 6am the next day. Are there any other people like this?
    imperffectperffection imperffectperffection 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    This is becoming more and more frequent with me... And it's terrible. My sleep schedule it's completely messed up, and I've tried so many times to correct it but it still messes...
    Matt200 Matt200 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 17

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    I couldn't sleep as woke up at 6 am and slept like 4 hours or less as kept waking up and sleeping in these few hours. I hate this as my mood gets so bad and just my mind wander and...
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 18

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    I don't sleep very well. I'm told its cos I'm underweight for my age. It takes ages to go to sleep when I go to bed. I wake up every two hours and I'm always so wide awake I get up...
    blodyn blodyn 13-15, F Jul 9

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    I dated a girl all throughout high school. We started dating Freshman year (her sophomore year) and we dated up until she went off to college. I left her after she had been at...
    whoknows2014 whoknows2014 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    Had insomnia since the depression started (2005). It's gotten so bad that I use tranquillisers as sleeping pills. I know it is impossible to stop thinking but I wish I could think...
    lntel lntel 18-21 Jul 12

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    WHY ...CAN'T ...I ....SLEEP!!!!
    Howlingsoulofthewolf Howlingsoulofthewolf 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    It sucks... Laying here for hours just trying to fall asleep and I can't. Listening to her sleep.
    JimD911 JimD911 36-40, M Jul 17

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    1:12 am and I still can't fall a sleep -_-
    ItsKimmy ItsKimmy 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Didn't sleep all but maybe 30 mins and its 6 am, leaving at 7 for a busy as day. May as well ******* get up! Today's gonna be fun....
    CaliCoRex4 CaliCoRex4 13-15, F Jul 9

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    Its 4:33 am here. I can't fall asleep. So now I am posting about it on EP. Ugh.
    nmoto nmoto 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 1

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    Ugh I'm so tired but anxiety is taking over I can't even turn off the lights anymore...
    oOMissDiorOo oOMissDiorOo 13-15, F Jul 4

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    I've taken pills, my room is comfy, my lights are out, and I still can't fall asleep. This is bull!
    BigBlittleb123 BigBlittleb123 16-17, M Jul 9

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    God...I'm so tired but can't fall back asleep! I have so much on my mind. I wish I had money, it would solve so many problems! Everyone thinks I'm a money tree and keeps asking...
    lostandlonelyone lostandlonelyone 36-40, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm having a huge panic attack! So I've Ben feeling weak all day due to the hot weather and me eating not well. I'm afraid if I fall asleep I won't wake up. Also tomorrow I go to...
    broadwaybabe99 broadwaybabe99 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    It's about 7:30 am where I'm from and I cannot fall back asleep. I've been up for the past half an hour staring into space and thinking. I guess I better get used to little sleep...
    lildiva89 lildiva89 22-25, F 15 hrs ago

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    Oh this is sooo true, last night it was really warm in the bedroom, our poor little air condition can just barley keep the bedrooms cool, i went to bed a little after 10 last night...
    jennylovestosmile jennylovestosmile 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 12

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    Sleep eludes me every night.. Not good for someone with seizures sadly this is my life. Too much on my mind is an understatement... I'm glad some people on here are night owls...
    Beanbella Beanbella 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I realized after years of living that if I sleep nude I sleep thru the entire night! Smh
    Kyheem Kyheem 36-40, M Jul 16

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