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I Can't Sleep

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    Matthews14 Matthews14 13-15, M 7 Responses Sep 9

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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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    fayefaye28 fayefaye28 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 19

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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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    this head is killing me!

    hah i just can't sleep -.-
    johnL3 johnL3 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F a week 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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    Libbs036 Libbs036 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 10

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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 Oct 13

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    It's been four days since I've slept more than

    and hour each night. Is that normal? I haven't told anyone about it yet, because I have this fear of disappointing or causing someone to be afraid. Pleasepleasepleasepleaseplease let me know if anyone's had the same sleep issues as this, because it's scaring me!
    ThisIsJustForFun ThisIsJustForFun 13-15, F 2 Responses 7 hrs 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 Jul 28

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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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    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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    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 1 day ago

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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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    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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    Well, I just spent the past 8 hours sitting on

    my laptop in the dining room. It's now 6am. Time well spent!
    FrootLoopsRok FrootLoopsRok 18-21, M 1 day ago

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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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    Usually, I take my med

    before going to bed. Lyrica. It's for my herniated disc... One of the side effects is drowsiness and dizziness, which is why the doctor suggested me to take it before bedtime. I have been on it for 4 months now. Honestly, the only med that has worked for me. For the first...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive 18-21, F 22 hrs 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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    SecretiveLady SecretiveLady 18-21, F 2 Responses May 23

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    Nyah27 Nyah27 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 13

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    Itsme909 Itsme909 36-40, M Oct 6

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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 5 days ago

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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 4 days ago

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    I thought that once I got back to uni I would

    be happier and would sleep better, but I have been awake nearly 24 hours and still I cannot sleep :-( What is wrong with me? I need sleep but I can't stop stressing about work. Any suggestions to get a good nights sleep?? Argh just want to be free.....
    Madhatter135 Madhatter135 18-21, F 1 Response 22 hrs 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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    saundra04 saundra04 26-30, F 7 Responses Sep 30

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    Well I can't sleep at night

    so I thought of sharing my thoughts here. Coming to the point I was thinking there is much fight going on between people. All the time people are just becoming beasts in an every possible aspect. I don't understand the reason. Don't they realize that they are all just small...
    angelslover angelslover 22-25, M 3 hrs ago

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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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    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 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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    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 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 is rlly frustrating.

    The worst part nobody is awake to talk so I'm restless and bored. blaaa
    sassy19love sassy19love 13-15 1 Response 1 day ago

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    vertffy vertffy 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 28

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    pardax pardax 13-15, M 1 Response 6 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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 can never sleep before 2am,

    even though I wake up at 6am for class. Naps are awesome. ;)
    camillee camillee 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 14

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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 4 days 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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    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 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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    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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