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I Can't Sleep

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    I have these random nights

    where I just don't sleep and then I stay up all day. Tonight will mark 48 hours of no sleep. I've tried several methods and they just don't work. Tonight I'm just laying in the dark listening to calming instrumentals. My mind is racing :3
    JellyBear92 JellyBear92 18-21, F 4 Responses May 16

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    fayefaye28 fayefaye28 26-30, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Insomnia, I hate you so.

    I've begged, pleaded and asked you to go. St. John's Wort, Serotonin and Celestial Season's Sleepytime Herbal Tea. I thought I could beat you - using those three. I've cut out the caffeine and upped the exercise routine. Yet you persist, you nasty little fiend...
    evhutton evhutton 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 13

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    My Mind Infected With Madness

    I can’t seem to find the peace within to get myself to sleep... I know I’ll have to be up in a few hours for the meeting in the office and this only adds pressure to my mind in a form of “hurry, I must rest”… my mind is infected with maddening thoughts, so asphyxiating...
    ravenge ravenge 26-30, F 6 Responses Oct 24, 2011

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    For years I've had trouble sleeping,

    from nightmares to waking up five times at night. As of lately, I can't fall asleep for 4-5 hours after laying down in bed. I can't live my life like this. I have never gotten a good, normal night sleep, and I'm getting fed up. I don't know what to do. It might be a physical...
    TorissaNikole TorissaNikole 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    This is becoming more

    and more frequent with me... And it's terrible. My sleep schedule it's completely messed up, and I've tried so many times to correct it but it still messes itself up for some reason, and it's so frustrating. It's basically like this: 9:30pm, my phone would be off, the lights...
    Matt200 Matt200 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    I can't sleep when my mind is heavy.

    My mind always wakes me up out of my sleep for a reason. So.. I'm just up... Releasing a whole lot of things from my mind... I said "my mind" a lot haha
    Cozy01 Cozy01 18-21, F 1 Response May 19

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    As I close my eyes white flashes cross my lids

    and soon follows the deep, rumbling bass of Thunder. The weather is as tumultuous as my mind and still i try to curl deeper into my pillows. My dog is fast asleep besides me and the cat purrs against my back but you are not here. If you were I would be sleeping. Your body would...
    ayndostoy ayndostoy 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    gummball gummball 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    WIDE awake and I know I'll just wake up at 6.

    Does anxiety keep anyone else up at night?
    sweetiebomb sweetiebomb 22-25 3 Responses Apr 29

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    I don't sleep very well.

    I'm told its cos I'm underweight for my age. It takes ages to go to sleep when I go to bed. I wake up every two hours and I'm always so wide awake I get up before five. This morning I was awake at half past three and just lay in bed til 4.20. Then I got up and made a cup of tea...
    blodyn blodyn 13-15, F Jul 9

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    It sucks... Laying here

    for hours just trying to fall asleep and I can't. Listening to her sleep.
    JimD911 JimD911 36-40, M 5 days ago

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    I've taken pills, my room is comfy,

    my lights are out, and I still can't fall asleep. This is bull!
    BigBlittleb123 BigBlittleb123 16-17, M Jul 9

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    I hate that I can't fall asleep

    before five in the morning, and sometimes I don't go to bed at all. The only time I ever go to sleep before five is when I've been drinking. The worst part is the boredom.
    FaeFamous FaeFamous 22-25, F 7 Responses Feb 10

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    The Unsettled Stillness Of The Mind.

    Find the void. It has become my nighttime mantra. Chamomile tea, warm milk and honey have no sway with these torments. Trust in the comeing of the dawn I have told myself. Yet even that is begining to fade. I scream out a silent curse . For a full nights rest. I hate the night...
    WoundedBear WoundedBear 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 6, 2011

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    I lost my favorite teddy bear

    and now I'm just laying here with every thought in the world running through my head I just wanna close my eyes it's been 3 days
    Alisa54 Alisa54 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 24

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    "good Night..." ...silence...

    It is 11:45 pm. The house is quiet and dark and all I can hear is the hum of my laptop and the whirr of the electric fan. Work doesn't start up again until next week, and so I am allowing myself to be naughty and stay up later than my usual 9:30 sleepy time. I have exhausted FB...
    kayje kayje 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 6, 2013

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    Let's Partyyyyyy

    Let's party or do something loud until I fall asleep. It sucks, I have been awake all night as usual. I don't know if it's some kind of a habit or if it's actually insomnia. I just can't seem to fall asleep. I try closing my eyes trying to sleep but nothing happens so I...
    meme30 meme30 18-21, F 13 Responses Jul 18, 2012

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    Howlingsoulofthewolf Howlingsoulofthewolf 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    Well I am having a hard time sleeping

    and I'm kinda bored. So why not .Message me if you want ^·^
    Raven628 Raven628 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 3

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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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    lonelysoul1088 lonelysoul1088 22-25, M 1 Response May 24

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    Oh if I could only have a good nights sleep

    again. Sleeping in this big bed alone is so excruciating. Having him beside me for ten years...and then to wake up with an empty spot beside me. How is anyone suppose to get use to that? I find myself reaching out for him through the night only to find a bare space :( I know...
    andimann andimann 41-45, F 4 Responses Mar 16

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    Yet again... I can't sleep

    and I don't even have a reason this time. I'm tired but I can't seem to be calm enough to sleep. Ugh
    kaylaes52 kaylaes52 18-21, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    I Dont Want To.

    Why? Who would want to relive years of torture and abuse every time they close their eyes? Ive bevome accostomed to no sleep. I had to.
    monsterwithinme monsterwithinme 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 14, 2012

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    Been up since 4:46 AM EST.

    Too much on the mind to comfortably doze again. I get like this every once in a while, and it's just one of those times. It's never a fun experience.
    Phaedrus25 Phaedrus25 31-35, M 3 Responses Jul 14

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    First I was just keeping myself busy on

    Pinterest. Then I got peeved about passwords and password changes. Going to go back on Pinterest.
    PhurGirl PhurGirl 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    I could lay here all night

    and cry But I understand that it won't do me any good in the morning When I open my eyes again To see the very same surroundings that broke me Months have past and I have hit a plateau of slow dying confidence The old one step forward and two steps back But the twisted thoughts...
    SylenaEverlasting SylenaEverlasting 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 22

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    My mind races so much at night

    that it makes it hard to fall asleep. I think about us, the future, our boys, our life and what hurts me the most is the past. I don't expect anyone to change and I will always accept who you are but don't say I'm going to change and then not.
    JimD911 JimD911 36-40, M 16 hrs ago

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    Its one of those evenings

    that your mind won't turn off. I don't wanna put the tv on or get into a book.
    Lostwindows Lostwindows 31-35, M Jul 9

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    ItsKimmy ItsKimmy 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    Every Night I Fall Asleep At 1 A.M

    I really don't know why, I can go to bed at 8 and literally stare at a wall for the next 3 hours. I'm too young for sleep medications and am not allowed to do anything else. I usually spend this time plotting (not evil villain plotting just plans for the future). I don't know...
    TheSleeplessWizard TheSleeplessWizard 13-15 1 Response Jul 6, 2013

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    MackBrummel MackBrummel 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 9

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    itsmebtw17 itsmebtw17 16-17, F 3 Responses May 24

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    Well, it's almost 5 am

    now in Bangkok but i'm still up. :/ a bit tired but can't sleep. Don't know why.
    paramee paramee 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    Just had "sex"with my husband.

    He's passed out and I am wide awake. FYI faked it till I made it :p
    anievel anievel 22-25, F 2 Responses May 18

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    Didn't sleep all but maybe 30 mins

    and its 6 am, leaving at 7 for a busy as day. May as well ******* get up! Today's gonna be fun....
    CaliCoRex4 CaliCoRex4 13-15, F Jul 9

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    Unbearable..

    I dont know why but I get so depressed at night. I've been suffering from insomnia for the past few months. Getting very little sleep. The sadness at night has only just started though. During the endless hours of the night that I'm awake, Im super sad for some reason. Most times...
    AbusednBroken AbusednBroken 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 4, 2013

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    Pffffttttt. Who needs sleep anyway?

    It's not like I have to go to work or anything or go about my day or anything like that. No. I'll just stay awake for the next FIVE HOURS UNTIL I HAVE TO GET UP
    littlestar33 littlestar33 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    Libbs036 Libbs036 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    I realized after years of living that

    if I sleep nude I sleep thru the entire night! Smh
    Kyheem Kyheem 36-40, M 6 days ago

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    aszbruh aszbruh 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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    Actually I am just haven't found the I'm Tired

    topic but anyways. Good Night! Sleep Tight! BYYYYYYYEEEEEEEE :3
    SoulWriter17 SoulWriter17 16-17, M Jul 8

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    Its four am yet again.

    I need to stop getting so lost in the books I'm reading
    kaylaes52 kaylaes52 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    tonight is one of those nights

    where I cannot sleep.
    CheerfulOne CheerfulOne 36-40, F 4 Responses Jun 19

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    Ok. I'm going to bed

    now cos I got school tomorrow. Don't know if I'll sleep much. Hope so.
    blodyn blodyn 13-15, F 2 Responses a week 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 people nature type sounds (like rain) work, but there's also classical music. Anything that calms your mind and body down should do the trick...
    TheAnonymousINTP TheAnonymousINTP 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    WTF! I'm so sleepy right now

    but i can't sleep!! Aggggh.
    ghelxxx ghelxxx 18-21, F Dec 19, 2013

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    Yep. Pulled an all nighter.

    Haven't done that in a while. This past week my sleep routine has gotten worse than it has been in a while. Been getting two hours max a day.
    JadedDivinity JadedDivinity 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    Can't sleep? Can't sleep.

    If you wanna chat I'll likely be up.
    Devilscar Devilscar 18-21, M Jul 10

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    I couldn't sleep as woke up at 6 am

    and slept like 4 hours or less as kept waking up and sleeping in these few hours. I hate this as my mood gets so bad and just my mind wander and say is my love a fake. I just wish to know the truth pretty soon as it kills me literally for getting so worried make my sugar get or...
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 31-35, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    SecretiveLady SecretiveLady 18-21, F 2 Responses May 23

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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

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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