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I Can't Sleep At Night

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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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    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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    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, 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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    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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    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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    I've make the night, day.

    Up side down life :/
    lizablack lizablack 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 6, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Southerncharm67 Southerncharm67 46-50, F 11 Responses Apr 6

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    I really hate when I can't sleep at night. It's be nice to feel at ease when I lay my head down
    tabbi123 tabbi123 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    its time for bed. I can't sleep with too much on my mind, but tonight. he has consumed my mind and imagination. I can't wait to sleep and be in his arms. in my dreams. stromg arms...
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    It's 12:30am, I have to be up at 5am. Can't sleep. It seems perfect right now though. The peaceful sound of rain, books, music, no one running around. If only there wasn't this...
    lemonturtle lemonturtle 13-15, F Apr 7

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    Don't you hate it when your tired but you still can't sleep ! Its important to talk to some one out of your daily life circle. you will be surprised how much people have similar...
    alexifan alexifan 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 16

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    I've had such a ****** day today. now my migraine is coming back and i can't sleep with all the crap that happened today.
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 10

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    I can't sleep and I'm so freaking bored as well now
    QueenOfAwkwardness QueenOfAwkwardness 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 12

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    can't sleep got a lot on my mind
    raebaybrown raebaybrown 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 20

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    Dose anyone here can't sleep because their significant other snores?
    krisfen krisfen 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 21

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    Pain and fear are a deadly combination. No one wants to say it, but I look like ****. I can't sleep anymore. There's just too much confusion.
    cartermurrows cartermurrows 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    In need of some suggestions. I used to fall asleep with my laptop playing Youtube videos on repeat while my boyfriend worked weeknights, and on weekend nights I would fall asleep...
    Huskymania2 Huskymania2 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I had a terrible nightmare last night, and I can't get over it. I was raped, and I didn't know by whom and I was suddenly like four months pregnant. Everyone at school was laughing...
    zydeko zydeko 18-21 Apr 11

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    I can’t wait any longer hoping that somebody’s going to look past all my flaws and still love me. I am only good for drunk, high, desperate one night stands.
    OddlyMixedChild OddlyMixedChild 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 17

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    Ugh, I Can't even sleep, I just wish I had someone I can be comfortable talking to ?? again because right now I have so much on my mind.. I miss my bro!
    ruthlessbitch13 ruthlessbitch13 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 19

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    Is someone using telepathy on me now? It's 2:30AM now and why can't I bring myself to sleep?
    Alyyeska Alyyeska 26-30, F 7 Responses Apr 15

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    I can't ever sleep😫 and I'm always alone. I hate it.
    SethNesbittt SethNesbittt 13-15, M Apr 15

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    I cant ever sleep.... so if yoy can't either. ....
    laurenzerbe laurenzerbe 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 15

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    My neighbors house is on fire. I'm so worried about them, I heard sirens and I thought they were on tv, but there real, and there are like 5 fire trucks, and 2 ambulances. I'm so...
    deleted deleted 26-30 13 Responses Apr 8

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    all I can do is sit there and think about everything sometimes I have to tell myself to just listen to me breathing and I'll eventually fall asleep
    youngkinyteenmom youngkinyteenmom 18-21, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    I'm terrified of the dark and the only thing that can help me sleep is either music or a night light. Yeah, I know I'm an adult, but I'm terrified of the dark. Sometimes I won't...
    W1ll0wstream101 W1ll0wstream101 22-25, F Apr 26

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    it's one of those night. i don't w know what to do to get to sleep.
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    I cant sleep after a night terror. I get shakey, and scared. I hate being alone when I feel that way.
    shyshewolf shyshewolf 70+, F 1 Response Apr 15

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