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I Can't Sleep At Night

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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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    ~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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    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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    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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    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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    Allnighters are getting easier

    and easier by the day
    MeeeKazz MeeeKazz 16-17, F 14 mins ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Sleep just feels so impossible, I try to sleep but I just end up staring at the ceiling all night :(
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    Another long night. I get to be up a bit late tomorrow, don't need to get up till about 6 which is nice. But can't sleep again. Husband's already in a deep coma from Nyquil and I'm...
    NerdModeActivate NerdModeActivate 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    existJenna existJenna 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    GOING CRAZY! Running out of ideas to help,too. Nothing. Good thing I don't need to be up the usual 4.30. I get to sleep in till about 8. I don't know what I'm going to do with...
    NerdModeActivate NerdModeActivate 31-35, F a week ago

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    ugh my head hurts, my stomach hurts! I'd love to sleep but i have to get my kids ready for school in an hour and a half :( I'd love just one good night of sleep!
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    amazingdream amazingdream 46-50, F 4 Responses Aug 24

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    I woke up in a panic with a nightmare... It's just getting worse. :(
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    This happens to me every night!!
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    I have people who would stay up with me but I feel like I'm burdening them all the time and I feel like I can't tell them about all my dumbass dreams
    Hayden23 Hayden23 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 22

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    I would like to stay UP with you when you can't sleep msjsta ~_~
    cashetty69 cashetty69 51-55, M Aug 21

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