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I Can't Sleep At Night

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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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    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 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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    Its almost midnight, schools in the morning,

    and I'm no closer to sleep than I was at noon. Suggestions?
    Ashleyy2 Ashleyy2 16-17, F 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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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 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'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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    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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    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 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...
    silentgirl1234 silentgirl1234 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 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 4 Responses Jul 31

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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

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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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    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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    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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    Alright, more about me besides my fetish. It is almost 4am and I can't sleep. It's not the "I can't turn off my computer therefore I can't sleep," it's "I have been lying in bed...
    Hairaddict67 Hairaddict67 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    It's like every night literally every night I can't sleep with absolutely nothing to do. What's worst about this is that all the thoughts and memories that are supposed to be...
    AchCailin001 AchCailin001 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 10

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    6:00AM and I still can't sleep. wtf is wrong with me, why can't I just turn my brain off for the night? fml
    fuckitol fuckitol 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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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 Jul 24

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    I can't sleep. And what's worse is that i keep checking my phone to see if I've received a message. But sadly i haven't. Another night of tossing and turning is about to begin. :(
    Saram1985 Saram1985 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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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 3 Responses Jul 26

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    People always ask me, why I hardly sleep! Stress, that is the cause. I stress about everything. Can I pay this bill, student loans, keeping the car up todate, etc... I have...
    vbedwell90 vbedwell90 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    I'm too scared to turn off the lights but I can't sleep with the light on!😭😭 I have a sleeping mask but I get so paranoid that there's a murderer or a ghost or something in...
    oOMissDiorOo oOMissDiorOo 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 1

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    It's 0505, AND I STILL CAN'T SLEEP!!! Ugh! Frustrating!!! I have to get up tomorrow morning and drive 10 hours to Texas, so I really need to rest this evening. Go to sleep, or stay...
    System113 System113 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 7

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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 Jul 21

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    Been up since 7am yesterday and I still can't sleep
    ladyyukihime ladyyukihime 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Can't sleep. So many bad thoughts in mind. Blah. I try to relax and I'm tired as hell, but I'm still awake.
    Cutterkarma Cutterkarma 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    All the negative thoughts appear. What people may think of me. Do they like me? Do they hate me? Do they think I'm pathetic? Do they think I'm a loser? Do they think I'm a weirdo...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 9

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    yay.... another sleepless night -__-
    Twitch313 Twitch313 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 31

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    Lately I've been getting 4 hours of sleep and I'm losing it mentally... I sleep around midnight and wake up at 3 am. I wake up suddenly and can't go back to sleep no matter what I...
    CaliforniaPsycho CaliforniaPsycho 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 31

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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 Jul 23

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    1:12 am and I still can't fall a sleep -_-
    ItsKimmy ItsKimmy 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 25

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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 5 Responses Jul 28

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    I rarely get a lot of sleep now, because I usually can't stop thinking of people, or things.
    youtubeninja youtubeninja 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 4

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    I hate this why can't I sleep I'm crying right now... (Read my last experience)
    oOMissDiorOo oOMissDiorOo 13-15, F Aug 4

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    4:51Am im the mornig and i still ca't sleep D:
    vinneh22 vinneh22 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 2

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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 Jul 26

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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 Jul 27

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    Why can't I just fall asleep and never wake up.
    emmacla emmacla 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 2

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    It is 6:03 a.m. and I can't fall asleep because my boyfriend and my dog have both been snoring non-stop since we got into bed!!!
    cicisays13 cicisays13 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    Ever since last night with all my nightmares and experiencing scary stuff in my room I'm terrified to sleep. Even though I've had a full two hours of sleep I'm exhausted. I'm...
    broadwaybabe99 broadwaybabe99 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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    Tic toc tic toc.... Again, 4am...another night with only 4 hours of sleep. Tic toc tic toc.... Waking to the memories of her once again. She's gone. Why must my thoughts torture...
    NoOneImportantNow NoOneImportantNow 46-50, M 6 days ago

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    Sleeping had always been a problem for me...I have these awful nightmares all the time that makes me jump from my bed in horror...things were getting better he was always holding...
    ffdp84 ffdp84 26-30, F Jul 31

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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 3 Responses Jul 26

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    Here i go again... Its like i dont learn!!! How can a guy say he loves me n spent the night at some other girls house.. Bby im gonna fix this. He said! Yet im home without sleep...
    Marypossa Marypossa 26-30, F Jul 31

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    She was my best friend since middle school. We would txt each other almost everyday and my feelings for her grew. I trusted her and i thought i loved her. It all changed in one...
    go2dasho go2dasho 16-17, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Night three of no sleep by the looks. Betting the hallucinations will start probably by the end of day 4... I miss dreaming...
    shyguy38 shyguy38 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    If you ever have a hard time sleeping, relax one hour before going to sleep. Prepare yourself by having a routine, and try listening to really calm and relaxed music. For some...
    TheAnonymousINFP TheAnonymousINFP 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 21