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I Can't Sleep At Night

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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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I was lying in bed all night trying to fall asleep. Now it's 9:13 and I'm ******.
    DreamWarriorBlake DreamWarriorBlake 22-25, M 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I'm pretty depressed right now and can't sleep, would like someone to talk to. Maybe talking to someone will make me feel better. Is anyone up?
    Rune2u Rune2u 18-21, M 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    for once, i want to sleep! the one time i want to sleep and my brain won't shut the **** up! how do you make it shut up?!
    wolfsparadise wolfsparadise 13-15, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    I went to bed around 1am and woke up a few minutes ago. I can't get back to sleep. :(
    Starsatnight1 Starsatnight1 26-30, F 29 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    I say up all night doing nothing but listening to cruddy music, SleepyCabin, and thinking of life while being unmotivated to do anything productive.
    mainVine mainVine 13-15, T 1 day ago

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    I can't sleep tonight. Perhaps it's because I dozed off yesterday afternoon. I was late getting tea and was at all over the place when Jim came home with the girls. I felt dead...
    littlescamp littlescamp 41-45, F 1 day ago

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    well, that's not entirely correct, I can't sleep to normal hours. my whole sleep patterns are all over the shop, I don't mind so much at least I do get sleep but sometimes it...
    SoberingBabySteps SoberingBabySteps 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    I hate sleeping alone. So I stay up into the wee hours frustrated and restless. I want to sleep but I can't. More than anything I feel so alone. In every way possible
    UnchartedHeart UnchartedHeart 22-25 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Every night I dread going to bed knowing that my insomnia won't let me sleep, getting up in the morning in a bad mood and struggling to stay awake all day. Then suffering through...
    Josimms23 Josimms23 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I hate it when i can't sleep for no reasons..
    salmaalaa salmaalaa 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I can feel myself getting sleepy, but my body, my mind won't let me drift off into the sweet bliss of nothingness. I can feel it in my bones the sleepiness is trying to lull me to...
    FadeIntoTheDarkness FadeIntoTheDarkness 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    It's 2am and I can't sleep :(
    Lucycristobal Lucycristobal 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Ugh! These humid nights over the summer here in Northern Oregon gets miserable. I cannot sleep well during those nights.
    noaht43 noaht43 41-45, T 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I couldn't sleep yesterday because it was hot...
    gianmarzzellino97 gianmarzzellino97 16-17, M 5 days ago

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    I'm tired and have to be up early... but I can't ******* sleep. Ughh!
    EmersonGrace EmersonGrace 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I can't sleep for **** haha, my roommate snores loud as **** and I can't sleep....anybody got any tips to help me with this nuisance
    BotchyFawn BotchyFawn 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    I'm tired but I can't sleep. My eyes burn, but I just can't keep them shut.
    saraslife saraslife 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    I'm in my room on my bed dead tired... clutching my teddy hoping I cab get some sleep but I only want to cry right now... I only have one person on my mind and it's terrible he is...
    zither29 zither29 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    you would think a pain pill would knock me out but nope. im still up watching my brother sleep. i guess im worried i wont here the alarm and will over sleep and stress my bladder...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 21

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    It's 3:54am yet I can't turn my brain off and go to sleep, ep probably doesn't help aha
    JackH19 JackH19 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    I haven't been able to sleep for a couple of days now. There's not too much stress in my life (which is usually what keeps me up) , but lately it seems like it's almost as if I'm...
    underwaterlilly underwaterlilly 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    I started working 3rd shift and it's been a struggle to get decent sleep. I went on vacation over the weekend and it messed up my sleep even more. I'm starting to get stressed...
    JustDevy JustDevy 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    I don't really know if this is something stupid and shouldn't be worried, but anyways a while ago I've noticed I only slept for about 5 hours which is normal I guess, but recently...
    hateitwhenyoucry hateitwhenyoucry 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 20