I Can't Sleep At Night

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 337 People

    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
    Sep 7, 2010

    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
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 9, 2015

    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

    ~When I go to sleep at night,

    you're not there When I go to sleep at night, do you care?~
    KaylSolstice KaylSolstice
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 25, 2015

    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
    6 Responses Dec 21, 2009

    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

    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
    2 Responses Jan 26, 2009

    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
    DixieLandDiva101 DixieLandDiva101
    36-40, F
    1 Response Nov 26, 2015

    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
    1 Response Nov 28, 2014

    Allnighters are getting easier

    and easier by the day
    MeeeKazz MeeeKazz
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 1, 2015

    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

    I am always so tired

    yet I can never actually sleep at night. Insomnia is a *****.
    CrazyGirlWithaHeart CrazyGirlWithaHeart
    22-25, F
    Dec 3, 2013

    Simply because I know the horrible things

    that people do to animals. I lose sleep because I know people are killing wolves by the millions, and that people abuse animals. It's very unsettling, and therefore, I can't sleep at night.
    Wolflover1999 Wolflover1999
    18-21, M
    Sep 12, 2015

    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
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Jul 31, 2014
    MeeeKazz MeeeKazz
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 20, 2015

    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 9, 2014

    Ughhh its 2:21 AM and i cant go to sleep i need

    sone sleepy pills or something
    mia0 mia0
    16-17, F
    Jul 31, 2014


    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

    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
    22-25, F
    Jan 29, 2015

    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


    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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