I Can't Sleep

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    3:28am. I miss how things were

    so much. I can't explain it because remembering makes me smile but also sad. I know I'm not being very descriptive but hopefully I can sleep soon. My mind keeps me awake sometimes. I think it's loneliness mostly that causes it.
    IcedJuice IcedJuice
    26-30, M
    1 Response Mar 18

    I wish I were asleep right now.

    Possibly dreaming of cats and kind people. But alas I just can't fall asleep.
    radicalrhino radicalrhino
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 18

    To be exact, I can't sleep

    for more than 4 hours straight. What does a full 6 - 8 hour of sleeping straight feel like???? 😩
    VioletVivid VioletVivid
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 23

    Keep trying to sleep.

    .. have the tv tuned to the news in the background and they keep playing the call to prayer. While i appreciate it, it's not very productive to sleep right now.
    LoneSouls LoneSouls
    31-35, F
    Mar 24

    I can't sleep and my husband is snoring away

    next to me. I kinda hate him a little right now
    gelabeanz gelabeanz
    46-50, F
    8 Responses Dec 15, 2015
    CODECRACKER2014 CODECRACKER2014
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Mar 22

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

    Brain, stop please.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    6 Responses Dec 14, 2014

    Yay, i got a whopping 5 hours of sleep.

    .. now i want the rest *Looks around for it*.
    LoneSouls LoneSouls
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 18

    My sleepy but I can't sleep!

    !!!!!!!! Someone talk to me I'm a nice person
    Ilovepigs089 Ilovepigs089
    13-15, F
    1 Response Apr 18

    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

    Lately I've been waking up thinking,

    wow what a great sleep, then check the time and apparently it's 3.30am and I've only been asleep for about 4 hours. Strange.
    VioletVivid VioletVivid
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 7

    Sleeping has always been an issue

    for me, but I feel like it's getting worse. I think about nothing, but I feel like my mind is racing, and I can't breathe. I try music, I try listening to books, but nothing helps. I'm so on edge, but so exhausted at the same time. And when I finally do fall asleep, it isn't...
    Tiana0112 Tiana0112
    16-17, F
    Mar 31

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Oct 6, 2014
    lovesthenightsky lovesthenightsky
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 17

    I hate when you know you have something

    important the next day and you have to be up by a certain time which makes it to where you somehow can't sleep lol
    Jason2001 Jason2001
    13-15, M
    Sep 29, 2015

    Tonight/ this morning is just one of those

    nights where I'm up for no apparent reason at all SMH
    MississippiGal MississippiGal
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 26, 2015

    I'm having trouble sleepin.

    I can't get the same thought out of my head. I feel as though I'm not sane. I know I have mental issues but it feels different than before. I told my Uncle how I feel & like a supportive parent he didn't just accuse me of Lyin or wantin attention or said I was dreamin. He took...
    SuchHorribleThings SuchHorribleThings
    16-17, F
    1 Response Mar 13

    Currently 3:26am. Been up all night.

    Wish my mind would shut off so I could get even a couple hours sleep.
    MysteryD0ve MysteryD0ve
    26-30, F
    9 Responses Dec 14, 2015
    spulunky spulunky
    16-17, M
    Feb 28

    Can't sleep again, now migraine is winning.

    Can't my brain shut off for a few hours
    poetz13 poetz13
    36-40, F
    Mar 23
    klxo klxo
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 27

    Another night as usual

    and I can't sleep.The window is open,its too hot in my room and the blowing wind enters but still won't cool my naked body.My mind won't rest and I'm listening to the wind tell stories of it's own. Wonder if it's talking to me or what is it saying? No one else is talking in this...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Oct 11, 2015

    I don't have insomnia.

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

    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

    Yay another sun rise I've seen this week I

    haven't got any sleep in like 80 hours
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jul 10, 2015

    I'm lying here waiting.

    .. Nothing happening.
    Spoticus Spoticus
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 27, 2015
    sarahbear420 sarahbear420
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jan 26

    it's almost 530 and my alarm is set to go off

    in 2 and a half hours. I wish I could sleep! I know that it's because I'm meeting with a new therapist this afternoon, but I'm still really anxious. and I have to go grocery shopping this morning. I'm just so tired of not sleeping all the time and I don't know what else to do...
    demonicdiva89 demonicdiva89
    26-30, F
    Mar 3
    Lucycristobal Lucycristobal
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jul 28, 2015

    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!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    7 Responses Apr 6, 2015

    I was punished yesterday

    before bed and dad said it will continue this morning. I am so scared and can't sleep anymore.
    lorenzaann lorenzaann
    13-15, F
    5 Responses Oct 11, 2015

    It's 3am and I'm up listening to Of Mice

    and Men and Balance and Composure. I wish my brain had a power button.
    GoldenRoses GoldenRoses
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 3

    Well It's 4:31 AM And I can't sleep lmao birds

    are signing right now it's beautiful
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 2, 2015

    Sometimes I wish I had never met you because

    then I could go to sleep at night not knowing there was someone like you out there.
    heartless0000 heartless0000
    18-21, M
    Feb 24

    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.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses May 12, 2015
    Illw84u Illw84u
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 3

    It's 4.10 am and I'm wide awake!

    What do I do? Visit EP of course! Lol! :)
    GeorgiaAllender13 GeorgiaAllender13
    13-15, F
    3 Responses Mar 25
    RosesAndRazors RosesAndRazors
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Nov 16, 2014

    Lately I've been having trouble with falling

    asleep. Then throughout the day I'd have killer headaches due to my lack of sleep, ugh it's so frustrating
    Cleopatra05 Cleopatra05
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Nov 3, 2015

    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

    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
    2 Responses Apr 28, 2015

    Hate feeling cold and having ice cold feet

    that stops me from falling asleep!
    Candycrrrush Candycrrrush
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 3, 2015

    My sleepy but I can't sleep!

    !!!!!!!! Someone talk to me I'm a nice person
    Ilovepigs089 Ilovepigs089
    13-15, F
    Apr 18

    Need to sleep... can't sleep between dog

    rustling bags, husband dropping remotes and chest playing up. Better not be getting another chest infection - i haven't been out for weeks so i won't be best impressed :(
    LoneSouls LoneSouls
    31-35, F
    Mar 18

    I don't know why, but I have been cussing

    for any little detail that annoys me. Even the sound of the wind against my window makes me angry. I go all like 'shut up you f^cking wind! Yeah right... Like wind could hear me. I'm soooo irritated by something I don't know! I went to bed after my parents wished me goodnight...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 25

    I'd love to, but I haven't

    for the longest time. I'm quite comfortable listening to music and enjoying the quiet of the house. I'd rather this than another night of tossing and turning and getting up for no good reason. I haven't had a full night of sleep in a very long time. It's fitful and, actually...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 23

    Lying here in bed after napping on

    and off for the last few hours. All i want to do is to get up and write. i can't get my mind around how much i've missed writing. i guess that i'm making up for the time that i didn't spend writing if that's all i want to do now... i just can't settle on a subject to write...
    LoneSouls LoneSouls
    31-35, F
    Mar 22

    I have trouble sleeping.

    Sometimes it's because I have something weighing down on my mind. Sometimes it's because I've had caffeine too late. Sometimes it's because it's too noisy. But tonight it is because I have a song stuck in my head. The scumbag jukebox in my mind has Bonnie Tyler's Total...
    VioletVivid VioletVivid
    26-30
    2 Responses Apr 10

    Ugh,.. I hate that I can't fall asleep!

    ! I guess I'll be up all night then// YAY
    ManuaRai16 ManuaRai16
    18-21, M
    Dec 27, 2014

    Ugh I'm trying to sleep

    but I can't. I wake up because I stopped breathing! And my arm hurts for doge ball!
    LeahLovee LeahLovee
    70+, F
    4 Responses Mar 3

    later three days I've gotten less

    that 5 hours each day. so tired
    Lilymae96 Lilymae96
    18-21, F
    7 Responses Jan 12

    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
    70+, F
    12 Responses Jul 18, 2012
    Escapist101 Escapist101
    13-15, F
    1 Response Feb 26

    I always hate it when my mind decides to wake

    up earlier than my body plans to. I've been awake since 4.30am. That's 2 more hours of sleep I could've used, dammit.
    VioletVivid VioletVivid
    26-30
    Mar 2

    like always i can't sleep.

    its 00.39 night in holland. tomorrow school. anyone else?
    xnikkijansenx xnikkijansenx
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Mar 13

    Head racing. Keep thinking about the past.

    About her. About them. About failure. Pray for my eyes to close. Pray for them to never open. Pray to be normal. Need a drink. Need to sleep. Can't sleep. Clown will eat me.
    bunnyXbunny bunnyXbunny
    26-30, M
    Mar 16

    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, 2015

    I can't sleep because all I can think about is

    how I'm pretty sure I got roofied last night... I was hanging out with this guy I used to date. And he asked of I wanted to go back to his place. I said sure, but let him know upfront we would not be having sex. He said it was fine and we went on about our evening. We started...
    SupremeBeingOfLeisure SupremeBeingOfLeisure
    22-25, F
    9 Responses Jan 19
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