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I Can't Sleep

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    It's 6:07 Am And I'm Just About To Sleep

    I mean eventually I'm gonna feel drowsy, but for now I'm wide awake. I can't sleep because I'm full of ****. What I mean is my life is and so am I. I feel like killing myself sometimes too but I'm too coward to do it. I just wish there is some kind of government agency where they...
    aokigahara29 aokigahara29 18-21, F 6 Responses Jun 10, 2012

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    Chooochooo1 Chooochooo1 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 26

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    My problem is I make scenerios in my head about

    some hot guy. And it's awesome untill i realise it's 5 hours later and I'm still awake. This is becoming a problem people. I neeedd sleeeepppp. How can I normally fall asleeeeep. HOW DO YOU SLEEP FAST?
    jeannetjayy jeannetjayy 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    Already 3am...where has the time gone?

    ! Surprised that I'm not tired but I know it'll hit me tomorrow. Anyone else up?
    Tball26 Tball26 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 5

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    I Can't Sleep...

    My whole life, I've been trying to sleep. When I was little I coudn't get down because I thought I was missing out on some magical moment that only happened when I was dreaming. As I got older, it was because I was stressed about school, or friends, or family... the little...
    urbancraw urbancraw 33, F 4 Responses Jul 18, 2007

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    I'M So Tired

    I'm so tired I just want to be snuggled and sleeping in the arms of a warm hearted man
    louidafly louidafly 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 19, 2013

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    Ever since I was admitted to the hospital 5

    months ago for slow heart rate and almost died, I fear to fall asleep worries I won't wake up. I also have to sleep with one of my dogs and a old stuff animal to protect me. Idk why but I feel safer that way. Am I strange and how can I get over my fears.
    broadwaybabe99 broadwaybabe99 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    My cuts are burning, I'm

    so depressed, and I feel like doing something. I'm thinking about my life. Maybe it will get better, it has to. Or else I'm dead. This depression bullshit, this feeling ignored and left out bullshit, I can't so it anymore. Even my mom, who was supportive before, has had it with...
    NeonPurple NeonPurple 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    I usually just end up staring at the wall

    and thinking about my life.
    CaptainBenza CaptainBenza 18-21, M 23 hrs ago

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    Cartoons on TV, everyone in the house is

    snoring, and I am wide awake! Sucks!
    aprilsums aprilsums 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 21

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    Anyone wanna talk about anything?

    Cuz I really can't sleep.
    Becausestarwars Becausestarwars 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 13

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    TimeLord42 TimeLord42 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 7

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    Laying in bed playing on my phone because

    for the last week i haven't been able to fall asleep well. So if anyone else is the same way we can chit chat a while.
    texasjo texasjo 22-25, F Mar 30

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    Sore Head

    I have a sore head. I cant stop thinking,i cant sleep its been weeks since i actually slept properly. A few hours here and a few hours there. I feel like im going mad. itd be nice to just sleep for days and wake up like nothing had happened. Dream on ay, oh well
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 23, 2011

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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 2 Responses Mar 16

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    Nightmare

    I haven't had nightmares for a long time. But when I started taking depression meds I would have one once in a while. Now that I quit smoking 5 days ago I'm having them every night. I woke up at 3 am to one and it really freaked me out. It was one I know I had before. I remember...
    holehearted79 holehearted79 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 21, 2013

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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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    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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    That Wonderful Feeling

    The wonderful feeling of walking around naked feeling my long silky hair touching my back
    louidafly louidafly 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 21, 2013

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    My girlfriend is abroad

    and I've had such a horrible day that I can't bare not being with her, yet she is asleep and I think texting her awake would be unfair. Meanwhile I'm getting more and more sad and the sun is coming up again... I feel like I'm not going to survive the rest of the day.
    sagefish sagefish 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 24

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    It's a school night and I've had a long weekend

    so I should be able to sleep but I can't. I feel both awake and tired, and kinda sick from being so stressed about this. I would be going to school in a few hours, but I know I won't go on time or at all at this point. I missed a day of school for vacation and then we had MLK...
    nerdyalpaca nerdyalpaca 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 23

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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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    BubblegumPrincess BubblegumPrincess 22-25, F Mar 2

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    It is 6:30am right now in California

    and I haven't slept yet. What is bothering me? Everything...I feel like we can never be truly happy with ourselves...we always find things to be sad about or to be angry at. Why is the human mind so complicated?
    amyD99 amyD99 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    I hate it when you have to do something really

    important tomorrow and you just can't f***ing sleep!
    FantasyButterfly4 FantasyButterfly4 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    Well another sleepless night

    for this lady ugh...
    PuertoRicanPrincess18 PuertoRicanPrincess18 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Idk. Just can't. Maybe it's the stress.

    Whenever I come to my room and my mom locks the dog outside I can't sleep :/
    yuhkie yuhkie 16-17, F Mar 31

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    Libbs036 Libbs036 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    Took a nap, and now I'm wide awake at 4 am.

    Oh well, it's not like I sleep in general.
    Aphradite109 Aphradite109 18-21, F Apr 7

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    I really should be sleep.

    I have to get up at 5:30am and in probably won't get back home from school until 10pm... Why am I up! Lol I need to be sleep 💤🌙🌒 😴
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F Apr 2

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    chadrick45 chadrick45 18-21, M Mar 23

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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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    Been awake for 2 days.

    Been feeling like the flu. I just want to stay in bed with some nice strong arms around me to keep me warm.
    Graceful22 Graceful22 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    WonderinginWV WonderinginWV 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    I cant i have insomnia !

    I always sleep late ! Idk wat to do !! Too much things on my mind ! I tried to close my eyes but i still cant !!
    paola93 paola93 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 15

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    My little brother is talking in his sleep in

    the other room. It was more of a whisper but he scared the crap outa me just now 😨. Hope everyone has a great night!
    UnderworldNymph UnderworldNymph 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 10

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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 1 Response Mar 27

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    So. Who else is a chronic insomniac like me

    who hasn't been able to go to sleep normally for the past 6 years or so? I've had problem going to sleep for a long time and it's really taking a toll on me. I think it's caused by two factors, first, I have a bad kidney that produces excessive urine, and that bothers me a lot...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 25

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    GrumpyGrouchy GrumpyGrouchy 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 1

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    browneyedgirl10 browneyedgirl10 22-25, F a week 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...
    Mockingbird0 Mockingbird0 18-21, F 14 Responses Jul 18, 2012

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    Zack607 Zack607 22-25, M 4 Responses Mar 31

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    I'm laying here at 5am

    and just can't seem to sleep. I'm anxious, and just can't seem to calm down.
    19goingonfabulous 19goingonfabulous 18-21, M 4 Responses Mar 19

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    Alexhowse Alexhowse 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 20

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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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    Two In A Half.

    I haven't slept in two in a half days. I still feel wide awake. And I still have no idea why I haven't been sleeping this weekend. The effects are weird. I'll be typing on the computer, and I can see the EP adds moving. The little people in the adds are waving. That nasty foot...
    IntenseCookie IntenseCookie 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 17, 2013

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    markj1123 markj1123 22-25, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    So if anyone wants to talk

    or anything that'd be cool. I might fall asleep mid conversation though! :S
    LocketRainbow LocketRainbow 16-17, F 3 Responses a week ago

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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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    Any women wanna chat?

    Nothin sexual just want someone to talk to. Until im tired enough to sleep
    Zoneout167 Zoneout167 22-25, M Apr 10

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    Tonights blood moon :) added a cover pic

    for those not able to see it tonight
    Zoneout167 Zoneout167 22-25, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I made the mistake of trusting someone

    who uses what I told her against me. I feel hurt and angry and stupid, and I greatly regret it. There's a frustration and a panic within me that's keeping me awake now. I'm trying to let it all go and not let it effect me, but I'm not succeeding. I need to feel at ease again. I...
    TheBadgeringWitness TheBadgeringWitness 70+ 1 Response 1 day ago

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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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    Whenever I should be asleep I can't. I hear nothing but the noises from crickets and cars passing by. It just calms me. To the point where I can't sleep. I just lay down for a few...
    Raven628 Raven628 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    3 AM. I can't sleep. I can close my eyes but what would that do? It doesn't help. Nothing does. Nothing can blunt the blade of my consciousness.
    writercookies writercookies 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    I need to hear something. Cars, planes, crickets. I need to hear something. The silence scares me. Every night I play music until I fall asleep. Without it I just can't sleep.
    Raven628 Raven628 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I've been crying for like couple of hours and honestly I don't know why. We haven't talked because he stood me up again even just on the phone. I hate it when he do this to me...
    everpink everpink 26-30, F a week ago