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I Can't Sleep

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    juju027 juju027 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    BodyOfWar BodyOfWar 22-25, F 7 Responses Jun 25

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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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    Its the first night at the new house

    and I cant sleep. Does anyone want to talk?
    Swombl Swombl 13-15, F Aug 19

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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 hate how everyone I know can just flop down

    onto a bed and pass out within ten minutes. I flop onto a bed, and I'm completely exhausted, but I can't fall asleep. It literally takes me hours to fall asleep. Still awake and I only slept for two hours.
    crystal234 crystal234 13-15, F 1 Response a week 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 hate fighting with people

    and the stress that it causes.
    FunShiner FunShiner 61-65, T Aug 16

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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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    cause ur words keep me awake ,

    All those promises rattle my brain and beat my heart ! Could u make it stop? Just for one night
    jontony jontony 18-21, M Aug 18

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

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    Head hurts. Everytime I close my eyes my heart

    starts to race and I get a burst of energy. I have this feeling of dread. Something bad is about to happen. I hate this.
    bunnyXbunny bunnyXbunny 26-30, M Aug 14

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    EyelessGlitch EyelessGlitch 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 16, 2014

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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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    So I woke up today at 2.

    36am and I've just been having cup after cup of tea all morning. It's because I'm sick but I have something important going on today and I can't afford to be ill. It is now 5.53am. Time to start getting ready :) Hopefully I'll feel a bit better soon.
    HannahSavannah HannahSavannah 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 17, 2014

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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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    I'm so freaking tired

    and my eyes sting. I yawn and put my head in the pillow and sleep just does not want to come. I rode about 55km today - maybe 30miles? I feel good but sore and my neck feels like it will snap off but laying here and no sleep comes, so I get my phone and babble on here to no...
    SoberingBabySteps SoberingBabySteps 31-35, M 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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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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    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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    So I'm laying here in my bed crying

    because I miss my mom. I mean she's done a lot to hurt me in the past butch really miss her and I can't fall asleep. I can't stop thinking about the past....
    Taken111414 Taken111414 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    My father is dying, was told he would probably

    die tonight or tomorrow. Then told he might last for 3 days. My mind is jumbled and I feel like I am walking around in a dream. I try every moment to keep myself together, that is why I am writing this. To keep from falling apart. I go from one minute to feeling calm and the...
    amazingdream amazingdream 46-50, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    The3rdAndOnly The3rdAndOnly 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    I'm a night person living in a world of day

    people. I actually went and spent over a day in a sleep clinic and they told me my melatonin levels don't rise in my brain until it's light outside.
    Blah9055 Blah9055 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    itsme9009 itsme9009 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 17

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    I woke up in a panic with a nightmare.

    .. It's just getting worse. :(
    ryderbug16 ryderbug16 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    Drank coffee at midnight.

    What a terrible idea.
    BlueEyesWhiteSnow BlueEyesWhiteSnow 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 3

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    christinelol christinelol 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    It's one of those bad nights.

    I can't go to sleep, I'm tired but not tired enough to fall asleep. Insomnia, mixed with horrific nightmares that happen if I fall asleep when I'm not tired enough create a deadly mix. Love sleep, but loathe it. I hope I can get myself together in time for when school begins...
    existJenna existJenna 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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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, 2014

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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 70+, F 13 Responses Jul 18, 2012

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    1:00 am, have to wake up at 4:00 am.

    should I even bother trying to sleep now? This is going to leave its mark in the morning :(
    4eversmiles 4eversmiles 41-45, F 5 Responses Mar 25

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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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    ahhhh I can't fall asleep.

    .it is driving me crazy
    ramdomgirl02 ramdomgirl02 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 18

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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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    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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    For some reason I can't sleep.

    Anyone awake and want to chat?
    mn0101 mn0101 26-30, M Aug 16

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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 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 6, 2014

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    I don't understand why I can't sleep at night.

    How can I make myself sleep?
    Becky555 Becky555 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 20

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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 29 Responses Aug 1

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    I'm stressed about this latest job interview.

    They do a back check, which is fine, then conduct another interview with you regarding what they find. I have no criminal history, and everything I put on my resume is the truth. But I just know they're going to judge me on a few things. Personal matters. It feels like an...
    omgwut omgwut 41-45, M 3 days ago

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    I'm normally at work

    until one a.m. I hate working the night shift /:
    sandycheeks08 sandycheeks08 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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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 2 Responses Apr 28

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    Lasbutterfly Lasbutterfly 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 16

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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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    I am trying : ( ....

    . Body is so tired but mind is fully awake.
    22Nm 22Nm 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    ImJustANobody ImJustANobody 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 18

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