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    took a very late afternoon nap.

    . now I can't sleep. hay..
    krinkle08 krinkle08 22-25, F Jul 17

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    Yup. Looks like no sleep tonight.

    Just like last night and the night before.
    Drumsz47 Drumsz47 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 20

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    Yay it's 5 AM now looks like I went another

    night without a second of sleep
    SpiritOfOrpheus SpiritOfOrpheus 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 9

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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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    I'm tired and have to be up early.

    .. but I can't ******* sleep. Ughh!
    EmersonGrace EmersonGrace 22-25, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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

    ! I guess I'll be up all night then// YAY
    ManuaRai16 ManuaRai16 16-17, M Dec 27, 2014

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    I've always had trouble sleeping; usually,

    I only get a little bit of sleep each night (around 3-5 hours), and I end up waking up, staring at the ceiling, and then just doing crosswords or listening to music until it's time to "get up," so to speak. Ever since I had my wisdom teeth removed around nine days ago, it has...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 18

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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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    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 to much! mind is racing and im so tired!
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 21

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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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    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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    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 too bored to sleep, or maybe it's anxiety? Like my brain is still working hard at night so I want to get out of bed and do...
    underwaterlilly underwaterlilly 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    I'm tired but I can't sleep.

    My eyes burn, but I just can't keep them shut.
    saram1985 saram1985 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Lucycristobal Lucycristobal 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am so tired, and I am not feeling good at all,

    but I can't fall asleep. :( I just want to sleep. :(
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 5 Responses Jul 20

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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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    Yay another sun rise I've seen this week I

    haven't got any sleep in like 80 hours
    SpiritOfOrpheus SpiritOfOrpheus 16-17, M 3 Responses Jul 10

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    I couldn't sleep yesterday

    because it was hot...
    gianmarzzellino97 gianmarzzellino97 16-17, M 3 days ago

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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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    I asked my heart ," why I can't sleep at night ?

    Heart replied ," cause U slept in afternoon, don't act like your are in love "
    Johnnystha Johnnystha 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 18

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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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    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 constantly invading my thoughts it's been affecting my damn sleep. my teddy bear helps I love that bear
    zither29 zither29 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    seems like my brain is stopping me from sleeping

    because I need to get up early tomorrow
    Inesmaz Inesmaz 16-17, F a week ago

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    When you can't fall asleep

    for the whole night and you see the sun rise, you know need some sleep so you try again to get the elusive sleep. It's a struggle most nights some more then others.
    Ugnius2121 Ugnius2121 16-17, M Jul 11

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    I haven't been able to sleep the past few

    nights.. only a few hours.. There's been a lot of thoughts that prevent me from sleeping.. so frustrating
    LeMage LeMage 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 15

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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 out.
    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 I can only sleep for about 2 hours a night. I'm always exhausted and head hurts constantly. Has anyone gone through this too or have any tips or...
    hateitwhenyoucry hateitwhenyoucry 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F 5 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    Your story is too short.

    Please enter at least 25 characters.
    weirdWorks4me weirdWorks4me 22-25, F 7 Responses Jun 25

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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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    Went to bed at midnight.

    Woke up at 3:30am. Ugh. Gonna be dragging all day.
    Sicarium Sicarium 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 16

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    Drank coffee at midnight.

    What a terrible idea.
    BlueEyesWhiteSnow BlueEyesWhiteSnow 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 3

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    saundra04 saundra04 26-30, F 5 Responses Sep 30, 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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    Dear Brain Please stop racing.

    I really would like to go to sleep. Thanks.. Sincerely, The person you're attached to * facepalm*
    luna500 luna500 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 6

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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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    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 3 Responses Apr 28

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

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    Hate feeling cold and having ice cold feet

    that stops me from falling asleep!
    Candycrrrush Candycrrrush 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 3

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

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    I take taken two of my sleep meds,

    2 zquil and still nothing. Like it made me sick Idc but why can't I sleep
    BooBear99 BooBear99 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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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 the same thing the next night.
    Josimms23 Josimms23 18-21, F 2 days ago

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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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    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 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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    Who else is up? Maybe we can chat a little

    while I catch up on some work.
    Elayla Elayla 31-35, F 7 Responses Feb 2

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    I cant sleep at home.

    .. there is no one around. The insecurity just grows...I just get reminded that i shouldn't be thinking about ghosts and horror movies, and then I just do the opposite. I cant sleep at home.
    InexperiencedGrl InexperiencedGrl 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 10