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    It's 3:13 a.m. I cannot sleep.

    Brain, stop please.
    KaskadingKoquette KaskadingKoquette 26-30, F 8 Responses Dec 14, 2014

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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...
    Vinneh23 Vinneh23 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 29, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    well, that's not entirely correct,

    I can't sleep to normal hours. my whole sleep patterns are all over the shop, I don't mind so much at least I do get sleep but sometimes it borders on narcolepsy - truely frightening stuff at times. other times I'll literally go days without sleep. oh the joys of SSRIs :)
    SoberingBabySteps SoberingBabySteps 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    I hate sleeping alone.

    So I stay up into the wee hours frustrated and restless. I want to sleep but I can't. More than anything I feel so alone. In every way possible
    UnchartedHeart UnchartedHeart 22-25 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Because someone thinks it's cold

    so the house heating is on and I'm burning my *** off in here
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 18

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

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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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    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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    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 3 days ago

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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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    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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    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 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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    So instead I'm sitting outside,

    enjoying the light breeze and peace. The only thing I hear is the rustling of the leaves and crickets chirping. Music to my ears.
    Bluebell83 Bluebell83 31-35, F Jul 18

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    saundra04 saundra04 26-30, F 5 Responses Sep 30, 2014

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    I went to bed around 1am

    and woke up a few minutes ago. I can't get back to sleep. :(
    Starsatnight1 Starsatnight1 26-30, F 14 Responses 1 hr ago

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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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    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 can't sleep tonight.

    Perhaps it's because I dozed off yesterday afternoon. I was late getting tea and was at all over the place when Jim came home with the girls. I felt dead guilty and apologised but he was real nice about it, which made me feel even worse. Might have felt better if he'd have...
    littlescamp littlescamp 41-45, F 1 day ago

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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 5 days 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, 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 laying in bed and over thinking everything.

    Damn sure does suck being single 😣 Man, i miss you othmane😢
    SunshineH13 SunshineH13 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    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 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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    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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    1gr8guy 1gr8guy 41-45, M 4 Responses 2 hrs ago

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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 6 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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    I don't have insomnia.

    . Just a wifi connection ;) x
    ManiacPerhaps ManiacPerhaps 16-17, F 8 Responses Aug 18, 2014

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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 a week ago

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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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    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 6 Responses Mar 16, 2014

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

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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, 2014

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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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    I hate it when i can't sleep

    for no reasons..
    salmaalaa salmaalaa 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    SecretiveLady SecretiveLady 18-21, F 2 Responses May 23, 2014