I Don't Like to Sleep Alone

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    I actually don't mind

    but I do find it much harder to fall asleep alone. My thoughts race on my own at night but when I'm with my boyfriend they are just naturally quiet and calm. Anyone else like this?
    AmusedBunny AmusedBunny
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 7

    Ugh I hate this and if I could change anything

    I'd probably change this. I'm not scared of the dark when I know someone is in the house or in the room. Although when people aren't I'm terrified🙄
    queengabii queengabii
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 8

    I always stay up late to avoid sleeping.

    Sleeping gives me bad dreams that I constantly wake up from. I hate waking up at 3 am afraid and alone. I go back to sleep and it's just another bad dream. I sleep in school because there's people and I feel safer. But then I miss my lessons
    acorn288 acorn288
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 4, 2015

    Good Morning Smile

    I have been sleeping along for 11 months now.  At first it was blissful because I didn't want to be where I was.  I wanted my space, I needed it. I have come to the conclusion that I am not meant to sleep alone for the rest of my life.  I know that I am meant to be with...
    Lucidblue Lucidblue
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Apr 16, 2011

    Tired Of Being Alone

    love to feel the warmth our bodies brings to us. to feel her incredable soft skin, and more then anything, the trust of each other being where we are. love to feel that 'not a care in the world' sense again, that love does fills my heart with. tired being alone !
    cyclemania cyclemania
    51-55, M
    Mar 16, 2013

    Since I got married I don't like to sleep alone.

    I worry about my wife if I am in bed alone and trying to sleep. I never know what if anything has happened.
    Gambler715 Gambler715
    51-55, M
    Jan 7

    i dont but i do it..well my dog sleeps next too

    me but it isnt the same..i want to held so close . too be in strong arms that are warm and caring.
    moongoddess35 moongoddess35
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jan 11

    I laid on the couch looking at the ceiling.

    I could faintly make the silhouettes of the Christmas tree and all of its decorations in the living room. I hear the parents slightly snoring in the bedroom over. They're definitely asleep. I check the time. It's a bit after 12. I take the blanket off and make my way to his room...
    xxblasianxx xxblasianxx
    18-21, F
    Dec 27, 2014

    I Get Really Paranoid....

    My bf and i have a son and we live together, as soon as i left home i went to live with my boyfriend so there was never a time i was really alone at night. I was terrified of the dark when i was younger and would often lay awake for hours, i would sneak into my moms room and...
    XcookiexbakerXx XcookiexbakerXx
    22-25, F
    Jul 19, 2013

    Not My First Choice But I Make It Work

    I do get a good night's sleep in my bed, I would just prefer someone to snuggle up with at night. Bed time was always my favorite part of being with you - lying next to you, cuddling, talking about our day. This was our private time. Now, I do not have a choice. I have to...
    NeopolitanSkye NeopolitanSkye
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 17, 2012

    I Never Sleep Alone

    Until like 2 months ago I had a boyfriend for the last five years and I never slept alone. Now that he's gone I still have my sweet fur babies to cuddle with. I would not like sleeping totally alone though, I always have a kitty cat to sleep with me and they are far better bed...
    Randomsomething Randomsomething
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 8, 2012

    Pain Or Loneliness?

    I have a hard time falling asleep alone but my wife is not 'in love' with me anymore so we sleep in separate rooms 90% of the time. She typically falls asleep on the love seat and comes to bed around 4am. If I fall asleep on the sofa, she goes right to bed. Sometimes I get so...
    FlauntTheImperfections FlauntTheImperfections
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Nov 17, 2011

    I actually don't mind sleeping by myself.

    I just want to fall asleep with you. I want the assurance of your presence. To fall asleep in your arms. Or at least holding your hand. That protection. I sincerely wonder if I'll ever have a connection with someone again.
    dissolution dissolution
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 13, 2015

    Thats Just to Bad

    thats the worst way to sleep and i don't like it i feel like no one is with me  and there is to much room in the bed i toss and turn lay sideways and flip i think I'm looking for a body  to keep me still i wonder the bed all night looking for my side but no...
    littlemstpy littlemstpy
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Nov 1, 2007

    I Sleep on a Yoga Mat

    I thought I'd have to be married first to feel this way, but I can't stand sleeping in an empty bed.  I've slept with women - actually slept, no funny business, and while it was quite uncomfortable at first (no safe place to put my penis) the amount and love and comfort I...
    Honir Honir
    26-30, M
    6 Responses Dec 2, 2008

    It's Great (:

    I love being in someones arms. I hate being alone. It's comforting to know someone is there. I've been alone all my life, neglected of love . All I seek is an embrace, To be held and never let go. Sleeping in your arms, I know i'll be ok. You keep me safe & sound. I know real...
    KISSndKILL KISSndKILL
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Mar 12, 2012

    I Never Have Liked Sleeping Alone

    EVEN AS A CHILD I WOULD SLEEP WITH ME MOM AS LONG AS I COULD. I FELT SAFE AND WARM NEAR HER AND I KNEW THAT AS LONG AS SHE WAS AROUND I WAS OK. EVEN DURING THE TENDER MOMENTS OF THIS CHILD HOOD OF MINE I LOVED TO WATCH HORROR MOVIES AND I WOULD SCARE MYSELF TO DEATH WITH ALL OF...
    nurse2nice nurse2nice
    31-35, F
    Mar 19, 2008

    It is not that I don't like

    or hate to sleep by myself, I am okay with that, actually, I kind of enjoy being able to sleep whatever position I feel like it, keep on moving until I feel I am comfortable. But I just hate it when I am so tired and exhausted, the chances are that I will get sleep paralysis...
    MissGaga MissGaga
    22-25, F
    Jun 15, 2014

    I'll DO it,but I won't LIKE it!

    Even early on in our,thus far,33 year love affair,if we've been FORCED to sleep apart from one another,it's been very difficult. Whether it's been for in-patient surgeries(always mine) or family obligations(always his) it's just not how we've lived our lives together. From my...
    tshirtbob tshirtbob
    66-70, M
    3 Responses Feb 2, 2013

    I wish I could have someone beside me

    for comfort, at nights I'm at my worst. I tear myself apart inside at night because of how lonely I am. I just want someone there that will make me feel less alone, because I'm scared of what I'll do with myself.
    narcoed narcoed
    18-21, F
    Mar 11, 2014

    When there's a night I can't sleep alone,

    I'd skype a friend and we'd stay on until one of us sleeps, or I'd go to my little sister's room and talk to her till we fall asleep together.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 7

    Not Really

    However, it's much better to be lonely for a bit longer than it is to sleep with the wrong person in your bed until you find that right person for you.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Feb 2, 2011

    I hate sleeping alone

    but in single and underage so in forced to. So that's why I got my big *** pillow next to me. I don't like the dark and I just clutch it to me and I feel protected.
    Nevergivinjinks Nevergivinjinks
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jan 25, 2014

    Mostly, I can't fall asleep alone.

    However when my husband goes to work I continue to sleep just fine. We're too co dependant.
    CandidxApple CandidxApple
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 14, 2015

    Mostly can't get to sleep at all

    unless my Husband is in the bed with me.
    NPMEE NPMEE
    31-35, F
    Jan 18, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 8

    Its Not Meant To Be This Way

                           We do so much alone should we really have to go lay in an empty bed and wake up in that same empty bed unloved night after night for weeks, months to years when there is so many others wanting to be with someone too at that same minute...
    CBRguyspanks CBRguyspanks
    46-50, M
    Jul 3, 2012

    After spending the night with my boyfriend,

    I find myself unable to drift into a nice slumber. I find myself reaching for him. It's just so lonely.
    that1boi that1boi
    22-25, T
    Mar 11, 2014

    I Never Slept Not-alone.

    I don't like to sleep alone.. It's all I've ever experienced though.I'm lonely every night, and I have always been. Often I cry cuz all day has been alone, and then I'm still alone at the end of it, and I know t-I'll be alone when I wake up.Sometimes I get scared that it'll...
    TheLuckyHobo TheLuckyHobo
    31-35, M
    Jun 16, 2012

    I Don'T

    I don't like to sleep alone. So I sleep with my cat. I don't like to feel alone and my cat is really fluffy. He's warm and he makes me feel safe until the next day. I like to listen to breathing in sleep. It soothes me and helps me drift of into dreams. Call me weird. Who cares...
    Iamawerewolf Iamawerewolf
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 19, 2013

    It's just so odd now.

    I spend many nights with my boyfriend, laying next to him and waking up to him playing with my hair. Sleeping alone is so weird because I can't sleep the whole night and I wake up to nothing. I can't wait till I'm back in our bed.
    Sxculent Sxculent
    18-21, F
    Feb 6, 2015

    I Have Weird Sleeping Habits

    I'm an only child but I hate sleeping alone, so I never do. I always have either my dog or my cat in my bed and I cuddle up next to them. I used to never sleep with my back to the door either and with the lights on. I got over those habits for some reason.
    prettypaperlanterns prettypaperlanterns
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 21, 2008

    I don't like to sleep alone.

    I like to sleep with my 4 year old son. I feel that I need to protect him and have him in my arms; safe, from any danger, even when I'm sleeping. I love him too much to lose sight of him
    LolitaChrisbell LolitaChrisbell
    18-21, F
    Jan 23, 2014

    It's No Fun

    I pity the poor person that has to sleep next to me.  I am a blanket stealer and a contortionist.  I wrap my legs around people (not always bad;), and I've been known to wake up with the blanket wound around my head like a turban. 
    apencilfornow apencilfornow
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Mar 15, 2008

    He's been gone since Sunday,

    I cuddle with his pillow, Hope he calls me tomorrow. Good Night see you in the morning.
    Shirleyyougest Shirleyyougest
    46-50, F
    Mar 11, 2014

    Another week without him,

    his work keeps him away and I sleep alone, I should be use to it but it's so empty here. My life is empty, my bed is empty, my drink is empty.
    Shirleyyougest Shirleyyougest
    46-50, F
    1 Response Mar 17, 2014
    Lankanguy Lankanguy
    18-21, M
    Oct 26, 2015

    Warmth

    I have my reasons why I wouldn't want to sleep alone. I like to cuddle. I think it is a way to have better conversations. It's also a way to get a little frisky ;). My friends and I have this thing called "Cuddle *****". It's like a booty call except it's just cuddling. I'm more...
    kaykay1221 kaykay1221
    18-21, F
    Jan 30, 2012

    It's Sad, But Sleeping Alone Freaks Me Out

    I hate sleeping alone. I have been mildly afraid of the dark and of windows at night my whole life. In fact in college I shared a room with a roomates - not for the sake of saving funds, but because it was my first time away from home and I didn't want to sleep...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Apr 13, 2007

    I Ache For Your Touch....

    I ache for you to hold me at night. I hate that we sleep in seprate beds. I give anything to have you close to me again. I mean, don't get me wrong, at least we are sleeping in the same house, and in the same room. I just wish we were in the same bed. Together. I hate...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Nov 30, 2009

    Don'T Make Me Feel Alone

    i used to love the dark and i used to love being alone but not any more i cant take it..i wanna cry every second of every day im scared that i will lose every one i love so i dont like to sleep i have very bad nightmares so i dont wanna sleep alone i feel so alone i miss my mom...
    Flaky68 Flaky68
    16-17, F
    1 Response Feb 9, 2013

    I Have Never Slept With Someone

    I don't like to sleep alone.. It's all I've ever experienced though. I'm lonely every night, and I have always been. Sometimes I get scared. Sometimes I get scared that it'll always be like this. I long for the day when I'll not have to sleep alone anymore. I fell...
    demonizd demonizd
    31-35, M
    4 Responses Jul 3, 2010

    I Ache To

    every night i ache to hold you in my arms. my mind twists with thoughts of you keeping me awake till the sun comes up. every night i dream of you before i sleep and it makes me want to weep in a thin sorrow of heartache. my heart ceases to beat without you near me and my veins...
    CaptainJackass CaptainJackass
    22-25, M
    6 Responses Jan 15, 2011

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