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I Can't Sleep

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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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    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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    I had 3 energy drinks tonight

    and now I don't think I will be able to sleep for a while lol πŸ˜…
    KittyTittyGang2 KittyTittyGang2 16-17, F 1 day ago

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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 Jul 20

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    AutoLove0 AutoLove0 22-25, 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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    I don't know why. It's 2AM

    as of my writing this and I'm not really all that tired. And this has been going on for a few weeks now, so I'm a little concerned about it.
    therealjeric therealjeric 16-17, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    ItsKimmy ItsKimmy 13-15, F Jul 17

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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...
    TheAnonymousINFP TheAnonymousINFP 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    I can't sleep, again.

    After sedatives, and sleeping pills I am tired but cannot sleep. I hate this so much. I know I'll feel like heel tomorrow, too much on my mind, I suppose. The only reason I'm writing this is to log it for myself, why, I don't know, I suppose the meds doing their thing making...
    pieceofmind127 pieceofmind127 36-40, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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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 6 Responses Jun 24

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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 6 Responses Feb 10

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    itsmebtw17 itsmebtw17 16-17, F 3 Responses May 24

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    This is becoming a common occurrence,

    and i don't like it. :(
    Ryanholmes20375 Ryanholmes20375 18-21, M 11 Responses 4 days ago

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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 Jul 21

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    Libbs036 Libbs036 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    So it's currently 4:09am here,

    and I haven't been able to sleep at all
    rottenroses rottenroses 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Lately I've been getting 4 hours of sleep

    and I'm losing it mentally... I sleep around midnight and wake up at 3 am. I wake up suddenly and can't go back to sleep no matter what I try.
    CaliforniaPsycho CaliforniaPsycho 18-21, F 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    It's about 7:30 am where I'm from

    and I cannot fall back asleep. I've been up for the past half an hour staring into space and thinking. I guess I better get used to little sleep for when my little one gets here...
    lildiva89 lildiva89 22-25, F 3 days ago

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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 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 22

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    I need to go to bed but my mind is racing with

    worry. Just found out my recent speeding ticket will be 6 points!!! After hours of googling, calculating, and consulting experts, I have confirmed that 7+6=13. = I'm screwed!!!
    System113 System113 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    I really need to get to sleep

    but i can't stop reading EP...damn u EP!!
    feelingeh feelingeh 41-45, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    vertffy vertffy 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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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 Jul 18

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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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    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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    SecretiveLady SecretiveLady 18-21, F 2 Responses May 23

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    I'm not really still awake with less

    than 6 hours to sleep before fitness. πŸ˜‘ pfft. I'm toast. Well at least I still have my tiredness. That's something to think about. πŸ’€
    Sourminds Sourminds 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Sleeping had always been a problem

    for me...I have these awful nightmares all the time that makes me jump from my bed in horror...things were getting better he was always holding me and makes sure that I sleep well...it feels like he was my guardian angel...now things changed...He left me and sleeping is getting...
    ffdp84 ffdp84 26-30, F 9 hrs ago

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    Twitch313 Twitch313 26-30, M 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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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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    fayefaye28 fayefaye28 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 19

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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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    Dear Mind Shut the **** off

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

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    lonelysoul1088 lonelysoul1088 22-25, M 1 Response May 24

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    It sucks. Tonight I am just wide awake.

    11pm here and I have to be to work by 3:30am. Someone save me >_<
    nikarikeyo nikarikeyo 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 13

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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 Jul 22

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    staggershine staggershine 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 23

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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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    blackoceans blackoceans 16-17, F 4 days ago

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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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    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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    Its four am yet again.

    I need to stop getting so lost in the books I'm reading
    kaylaes52 kaylaes52 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 21

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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
    QueenGoddess QueenGoddess 16-17, F Jul 23

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    I'm just laying here looking back on my life,

    what I've done good and bad.. Doesn't look like much, is that good?
    AustinTx513 AustinTx513 18-21, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    KhaleesiKush KhaleesiKush 22-25 3 days ago

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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 ^Β·^
    Raven628 Raven628 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 3

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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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    watermelongirl watermelongirl 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    11:25. I feel like I just downed a thousand of

    those 5 hour energy things. I have to get up early tomorrow to shower, but now I probably won't get to sleep until 1 or 2 (and that's being optimistic). I had a panic attack, and was getting shaking fits, which are nearly gone now. But still wide awake.
    JustOldLight JustOldLight 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    alexxaaa alexxaaa 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 2

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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 6 Responses Mar 16

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    I'm having a huge panic attack!

    So I've Ben feeling weak all day due to the hot weather and me eating not well. I'm afraid if I fall asleep I won't wake up. Also tomorrow I go to camp at my new school and I'm terrified to be with people. I can't even leave bible study without crying cause of my anxiety.
    broadwaybabe99 broadwaybabe99 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago