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    I cannot fall asleep.

    And I have to get up at 6:00. It's 3:10. Should I just stay up all night?
    missgermangirl missgermangirl 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 18

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    So I woke up today at 2.

    36am and I've just been having cup after cup of tea all morning. It's because I'm sick but I have something important going on today and I can't afford to be ill. It is now 5.53am. Time to start getting ready :) Hopefully I'll feel a bit better soon.
    HannahSavannah HannahSavannah 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 17, 2014

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    I can't sleep. I can't sleep.

    That bell around the cat's neck...The wind outside..The sound of my husband breathing... I can't sleep...
    discovery5 discovery5 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 6, 2014

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    Well It's 4:31 AM And I can't sleep lmao birds

    are signing right now it's beautiful
    SpiritOfOrpheus SpiritOfOrpheus 16-17, M 2 Responses Apr 2

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    I swear to God I got to bed at 10-ish

    and now still struggling to sleep. Damn. Maybe I'm enjoying these song resonating from my earphones quite reverently but really these songs end up making me visualizing some video clip scenarios and the reason I put some music on is to navigate myself away from my thoughts...
    MienaMena MienaMena 26-30, F Jun 26

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    There's this thing called an iPhone

    and yeah, that MIGHT be why I can't sleep 😅
    willpalmer12 willpalmer12 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    Wide awake after 4 hours of sleep.

    Oh I'm so going to crash - HARD. I miss sleeping through the night. 3rd Trimester Blues.. Bleh!
    JM2014 JM2014 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 19

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    I honestly don't know what to do.

    ,., I'm so tired but hear noises and stuff.... Idk how to fall asleep in peace, so I won't be scared
    missgermangirl missgermangirl 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I can't sleep. Too warm in my bedroom

    and my wisdom tooth hurts. I showered to help soothe me. Ugh!
    Prettygirl8726 Prettygirl8726 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    haven't been sleeping at all lately worried

    about what i was told in my physical. gotta see a specialist on monday. he thought he felt a mass or something in my bladder
    lovewins2123 lovewins2123 18-21, M 15 hrs ago

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    6am, physically exhausted,

    head is killing me, still can't sleep. Ugh. Screw you too, insomnia.
    Sicarium Sicarium 36-40, M 3 Responses Jun 25

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    YouCantEscapeMyDemons YouCantEscapeMyDemons 13-15, M 6 Responses Sep 9, 2014

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    I have this fear. At night it's like anxiety

    or something.. I'm scared to sleep thinking someone's going to break in or something... I can't sleep
    missgermangirl missgermangirl 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    It's late, I should be sleeping

    but I'm alone and can't thanks to stupid nightmares. Childish?
    catpainter catpainter 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 6, 2014

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    1:00 am, have to wake up at 4:00 am.

    should I even bother trying to sleep now? This is going to leave its mark in the morning :(
    4eversmiles 4eversmiles 41-45, F 4 Responses Mar 25

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    For some nights now I wake up in the middle of

    the night or I can't fall asleep. I feel calm and happy, but very awake. It's annoying BC I like my sleep. There's no one in my life to make me this happy that I can't sleep. I guess I'm not sad anymore. I just don't get why it results to staying up. hmm... why do you guys think...
    Kayla0504 Kayla0504 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 24

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    Ugh it's 2 AM and I can't

    even close my eyes! Well, I'm gonna go out for a walk...
    supernerd22 supernerd22 16-17, M Jun 24

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    I am tired but can't sleep.

    it's almost 1100pm here. someone please talk to me. I am a very nice and friendly person.
    secretchey secretchey 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Yet another night of being exhausted

    and unable to sleep. Yay.
    LiviLuv24 LiviLuv24 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 7

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    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 18

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    So basically i slept at 10

    and woke up at 4! It's already 5:40 and i can't go back to sleep :/
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jun 23

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    Dear Mind Shut the **** off

    and give me one night of peaceful sleep. Sincerely Pissed Off Insomniac
    SecretiveLady SecretiveLady 18-21, F May 24, 2014

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    Ugh!! Too much on my mind,

    And my eye keeps on twitching....
    Kanza00 Kanza00 22-25 Jun 23

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    snugglebear13 snugglebear13 36-40, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    EyelessGlitch EyelessGlitch 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 16, 2014

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    Be Quiet Brain.

    I turned back my bed, cranked up the electric blanket but I can't sleep.  If I get in I'll just lay there.  I know it.  Too many active thoughts.  Things are left unsaid, undone.  I wish I had a way to switch off my brain sometimes. I am always...
    ichooselife ichooselife 36-40, F 16 Responses Nov 5, 2009

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    Ugh,.. I hate that I can't fall asleep!

    ! I guess I'll be up all night then// YAY
    EliHudson16 EliHudson16 16-17, M Dec 27, 2014

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    You know you're screwed

    when you're up watching old infomercials.
    KennaKS KennaKS 13-15, F a week ago

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    the moment when you know your body needs rest

    but your mind keeps you awake.
    LoveHate22 LoveHate22 22-25, F 1 Response May 22, 2014

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    quackmooquack quackmooquack 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    ahhhh I can't fall asleep.

    .it is driving me crazy
    ramdomgirl02 ramdomgirl02 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    I dream very ****** dreams

    and I wakr up very tired and I notice I.v only slept for half an hour
    johnwick113 johnwick113 18-21, M Jun 17

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    I don't have insomnia.

    . Just a wifi connection ;) x
    ManiacPerhaps ManiacPerhaps 16-17, F 8 Responses Aug 18, 2014

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    I hate it when this happens.

    It doesn't happen that often, but when it does, I feel so anxious, bored and agitated. And the worst thing is, everyone else is asleep so I don't have anyone to entertain me or keep my company when I am not able to sleep.
    roryta roryta 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    Was playing a horror game earlier

    so i'm too scared to sleep. Was playing Alice in Wonderland The Madness Returns.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Apr 28

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    Am debating if i go to sleep early tonight,

    just afraid i would wake up at 4 or 5 :(
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 25

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    Rosemary1970 Rosemary1970 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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    Three hours of sleep

    and a full work day ahead,. Lots of coffee for me today. Think I will start with a white chocolate mocha.
    Southerncharm67 Southerncharm67 46-50, F 2 Responses May 12

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    Third night in a row

    that I can't sleep, and I have to be up at 5am. I wish my mind would shut down, guess it's time for meds!
    Southerncharm67 Southerncharm67 46-50, F 10 Responses Apr 6

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    saundra04 saundra04 26-30, F 5 Responses Sep 30, 2014

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    It's 3:13 a.m. I cannot sleep.

    Brain, stop please.
    KaskadingKoquette KaskadingKoquette 26-30, F 7 Responses Dec 14, 2014

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    My eyes are burning and my head is starting to

    hurt, yet I still can't sleep.
    ScarletRivers ScarletRivers 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I love sleep, but I hate falling asleep,

    it's terrifying to me now. I try to fight it, honestly, the feeling of falling into some sort of darkness, and not even realizing what's happening is scary to me, how you could die, and you wouldn't even know. Anytime I catch myself right before I'm fully asleep, I have some...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    I can't sleep & I have to be up in 7 hrs

    but that's not enough sleep:(((
    Jocy512 Jocy512 18-21, F Jun 17

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    it is 10:04pm and im still up thinking about

    someone. I miss him already. its been like 6 hours since we chat. i don't wanna sleep, i cant miss a single thought of him. i got to keep him on my mind 24/7. but the thing is, the more i think of him, the more i miss him. if i keep my mind off of him.................wait that's...
    ThatOneSomaliGirl ThatOneSomaliGirl 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 18

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    Can someone come knock me out?

    Put me in a coma? I don't care, as long as I'm out
    evreno evreno 13-15, M Jun 16

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    I am just laying here in bed,

    Horny, tired, and Lonely. I want to sleep, but I just can't seem to fall asleep, so I just lay here, Doing much of nothing, and I guess just writing on Ep, till my battery on my laptop goes kuput....
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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