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I Can't Sleep

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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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    I can't sleep tonight,

    my mind and body won't let me. I have work tomorrow and I would love to fall asleep soon, so that I'm not a zombie tomorrow!
    Lostneedsfound Lostneedsfound 22-25, F 3 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    Libbs036 Libbs036 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    itsmebtw17 itsmebtw17 16-17, F 3 Responses May 24

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    Even after taking sleeping pills I woke up

    every two hours...almost to the minute! -.- this is so frustrating.
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Matthews14 Matthews14 13-15, M 7 Responses Sep 9

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Mar 16

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    For about a week i havnt slept right my sleep

    feels like its been broken i have been having trouble drifting off to sleep but once im asleep then im fine i can sleep till morning but that can take a few hours, until a few days ago, been having the same trouble of drifting off then when i do i just wake up then spend about 3...
    BennetWitch BennetWitch 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 9

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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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    I have now been awake 50 hours

    and 44 mins πŸ˜” so so so tired but my head is still going 100mph 😫 fluoxetine, does slightly help with anxiety, but ya better get used to your own company for a long length of time, I have ran out of things to talk to with meself haha πŸ˜’
    Youmeansomething Youmeansomething 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 9

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    I can't sleep and I have no idea

    why :( I've been laying in my bed for hours now....It sucks because I have to be up in 4 hours. I might as well stay up tonight. I'll try tomorrow.
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M Oct 6

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    Staying up all night sleeping all day all damn

    summer I still can't get it right. It's okay I'll be a zombie for school.
    CeeAirAHH CeeAirAHH 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 4

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    I don't have insomnia.

    . Just a wifi connection ;) x
    ManiacPerhaps ManiacPerhaps 13-15, F 9 Responses Aug 18

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    fayefaye28 fayefaye28 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 19

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    saundra04 saundra04 26-30, F 7 Responses Sep 30

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    of all the nights to not be able to fall asleep,

    it's the night before the college planning test. My brain's been unable to function for the past 6 hours, but yet it won't shut down for the night.
    jeweldoggy jeweldoggy 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 1

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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 3 Responses Oct 6

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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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    I really need to get to sleep

    but i can't stop reading EP...damn u EP!!
    feelingeh feelingeh 41-45, F 5 Responses Jul 28

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    I woke up. Was asleep

    for only about 4 hours, and got up, thinking of a very dear person. I tried going back to sleep like for 2 more hours, but I just couldn't. So I finally got up, made me some coffee, said good morning to someone in the kitchen, and here I am. I'm putting on some jazz sounds.
    adarkboy adarkboy 26-30, M Oct 4

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    This is becoming a common occurrence,

    and i don't like it. :(
    Ryanholmes20375 Ryanholmes20375 18-21, M 12 Responses Jul 27

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    I just can't seem to get tired enough to go to

    bed tonight. I'm not gonna get enough sleep to go for a morning run before school tomorrow >.> ugh. Don't want to get into bad habits.
    brookledsome brookledsome 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    I've been awake for over 80 hours,

    I'm not tired and the walls are shimmering, and SATs are in 6 hours, whoop-dee-doo. Am I turning into a vampire?
    Creelluka Creelluka 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

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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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    I would just rather stay awake

    than sleep for five hours. These past few mornings have been nothing but a struggle... Why can't I just live without being tired?
    PuckDrop PuckDrop 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Can u make me sleep? It's 12:21 am here!

    I have a class tomorrow and it's 7:00 am.
    Ellainemaidess Ellainemaidess 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 6

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    On my balcony listening to music

    and looking at the night sky getting lost in my thoughts. Im on the 40th floor and the city looks soo beautifull light up. Makes you think there's so many human in this world and how come some of us are alone ? Maybe it's just me. Sometimes it feels like i got the whole world...
    vinneh22 vinneh22 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 29

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    I was going to sleep

    but then it started raining, so I'm probably not gonna get any sleep tonight
    rottenroses rottenroses 16-17, F 4 Responses Oct 11

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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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    So I've been studying most of the day

    and night and now I'm finding it difficult to unwind
    Candycrrrush Candycrrrush 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 11

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    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 5 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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    laying here staring at the walls,

    so had to share on EP. Now you cant sleep either.
    boohya boohya 41-45, M Sep 30

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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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    pardax pardax 13-15, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Nyah27 Nyah27 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    just having a weird night.

    Dreams that I know were bad but I can't remember them. Been waking up at 2am for about 2 weeks. It's making me feel crazy.
    JulieAnn13 JulieAnn13 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 1

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    It has happened so many times.

    I wake up during night around 3-4 am and then i can't sleep again till 5 pm. That sucks. I have something to do in the morning!!
    Matida Matida 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    Stupid stupid STUPID HEAT WHYYYYYYY

    πŸ˜–πŸ˜–πŸ˜–πŸ˜– P.s. I chat bubbles when I'm sleepy πŸ˜’πŸ˜–πŸ˜΄πŸ˜‡
    Candycrrrush Candycrrrush 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    Sleeping while pregnant is

    so freaking annoying and its hot on top of that.
    Evesdaughter Evesdaughter 31-35, F 7 Responses Aug 13

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    I woke up feeling like someone was laying on my

    neck and Kinda nibbling at it and I figured it was the cat it's done that before... When I went to go move I couldn't! It felt like someone was holding me down and in my mind I started saying I'm with god, and praying thinking it was something evil.. Finally after a minute I was...
    Kbryant13 Kbryant13 26-30 2 days ago

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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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    hahaha can't make it!

    @sun hi park! di ko pala kaya na di ko to buksan! so im baaaaaccckkkkk! ^________^ #somereasontosmile
    ElizabethSwannTurner ElizabethSwannTurner 18-21, F 1 Response 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

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    Another sleepless night I guess,

    it's almost 4 am and I haven't managed to close my eyes yet. sigh
    gomega98 gomega98 16-17, M 31 mins ago

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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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    I am so tired of being exhausted all the time.

    I feel mentally heavy and am dragging myself around. -Sleep disorders πŸ‘Œ
    AnxietyDepressionExhausted AnxietyDepressionExhausted 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 2

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    vertffy vertffy 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 28

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    I haven't been able to sleep

    for years and now it's even WORSE. It's to the point that I can't even do my class work because I fall asleep and when I do sleep it's like a battery that's dying but is not taking any charge from the charger. Any advice?
    Kar197 Kar197 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 3

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    Itsme909 Itsme909 36-40, M Oct 6

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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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    this head is killing me!

    hah i just can't sleep -.-
    johnL3 johnL3 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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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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    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 22-25, F 4 Responses May 16

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