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I Can't Sleep

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    Matthews14 Matthews14 13-15, M 6 Responses Sep 9

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    On my third consecutive night not sleeping.

    I have a bad headache and sore eyes. I am emotionally and physically drained. I get through cycles of 4-6 hours. Once I get through one cycle, I feel more awake and move on to the next bout of tiredness. I have so much on my mind. My world is getting smaller. I have no...
    memph31 memph31 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I went to my room at 8:00

    and now it's 11:08 -_- why can't I fall asleep
    ItsKimmy ItsKimmy 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 14

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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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    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 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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    "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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    laying here staring at the walls,

    so had to share on EP. Now you cant sleep either.
    boohya boohya 41-45, M 2 days ago

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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 4 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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    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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    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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    lozielaury lozielaury 18-21, F 6 Responses Sep 11

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    Libbs036 Libbs036 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    oldwise oldwise 31-35, M Sep 15

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    understandmeagain understandmeagain 18-21, M Sep 22

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    It's 2:30am, been up all night,

    have a big exam tomorrow morning and I can't sleep, so I've had a beer and a smoke and now I'm ready for a chat. Anyone else interested?
    InMiseryWeSeekBacon InMiseryWeSeekBacon 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 15

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    I can't sleep any longer,

    I have too much on my mind or I have nightmares. I hate it.
    Iwillalwaysbeforgotten Iwillalwaysbeforgotten 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 12

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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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    ...which sucks. I have to be up

    for physical therapy in less than four hours. Why does my mind insist on running when it knows it's only going to make it harder later on?
    traurigerpanda traurigerpanda 26-30, M Sep 12

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    I literally have school in five hours

    and I cannot sleep and I'm so mad. I'm tired all day but the moment I lay down I have the most energy I've had in my whole life time and I DONT UNDERSTAND WHY BODY
    SixteenSparrows SixteenSparrows 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 15

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    I want to know what your favorite hobby is.

    I love to hike with my dogs and ride my Harley. What about you?
    Blondeblueyegirl Blondeblueyegirl 36-40, F 4 Responses Sep 17

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    Omgg 4am, need to be up at 6.

    ..Oh gosh. It sucks cause I was in bed really early xD
    AlexisOwO AlexisOwO 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Sleeping while pregnant is

    so freaking annoying and its hot on top of that.
    Evesdaughter Evesdaughter 31-35, F 8 Responses Aug 13

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    Gabeishot22 Gabeishot22 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 15

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    I just can’t sleep right now.

    I feel sick, a bit sad, and scared. Not really scared, but if I close my laptop and have the lights off, I just dunno, it’s like I want to sleep. but I can’t. I also can’t seem to decide whether I’m cold or hot… None of my friends want to talk to me, even during the...
    YoureMyGlowstone YoureMyGlowstone 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 5

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    I tried taking more sleeping pills

    than I usually do...just to get sleep. But it didn't work -.- still woke up in the night and I'm up early!
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Guess I'll sleep when I'm dead.

    ..been 4 days no sleep.
    sunnysmiles1234 sunnysmiles1234 36-40, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    itsmebtw17 itsmebtw17 16-17, F 3 Responses May 24

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    vertffy vertffy 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 28

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    SecretiveLady SecretiveLady 18-21, F 2 Responses May 23

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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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    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 don't have insomnia.

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

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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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    fayefaye28 fayefaye28 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 19

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    My head is so filled with sh!

    t I can't sleep, and the thought of being alone kills me more, and makes me so frustrated I can't sleep. SHOOT ME
    Gemma3sahara Gemma3sahara 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 17

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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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    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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    Fatemah97 Fatemah97 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 5

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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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    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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    There was this party I went to at a bed

    and breakfast in NY right by the Hudson River. So beautiful. The food was amazing and the beds oh my god I was sleeping on a cloud. I wish I took that mattress with me. I had the best sleep of my life. I wish I had a better mattress for my back at home. Back problems suck. But...
    86reality 86reality 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 24

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    GetYourFreakOn GetYourFreakOn 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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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...
    andimann andimann 41-45, F 8 Responses Mar 16

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    i never slept well dont know reason bu maybe

    cause of depressed make me want sleep alot actually i wish i dont wake up
    Outsider92 Outsider92 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 23

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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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    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 7 hrs 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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    saundra04 saundra04 26-30, F 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    Wide awake at 4am....

    Can't get back to sleep :(
    Itsme909 Itsme909 36-40, M Sep 21

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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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