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I Don't Sleep Well

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    Haha yep but when I do.

    You can always tell by the whale sounds I make -.- wooo! Yay! -.-
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 29, 2015

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    Sleep Laying here as I fall asleep,

    I notice the pace of your breathing. It's a soothing melody, I can hear with my ears, and feel with my heart. Even on the nights we must be apart, you somehow still manage to bring comfort and peace to my all to frequent restless sleep. Falling asleep one night on the phone...
    AngeleyesUponU AngeleyesUponU 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 23

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    I was born at 6:00 a.

    m., but I still maintain that it wasn't my idea. In a way, my mom concurred, in that she said they sat around and waited until I was born. Must have been a lengthy labor. I do not remember a time when it was easy for me to fall asleep, except perhaps after I became a mother...
    Simpfan Simpfan 56-60, F 1 Response May 14, 2015

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    Insomnia and Other Sleep Issues

    It's not so much that "I don't sleep well" once I get there, but I have the worst time GETTING there. And getting out again. I have slow-sleep insomnia. I lay in bed for hours, every night, without fail. Even if I'm going on almost no sleep and am exhausted, eyes...
    Eidolon Eidolon 31-35, F 6 Responses Nov 26, 2007

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    Long Nights

    I have trouble sleeping a lot of the time.  Mostly, it's just me having too much on my mind at once.  Other times, I spook myself and end up with my back against the wall, eyes wide and looking for things in the dark.  It's just...a lot of the time, I'm not even...
    LiquidFire89 LiquidFire89 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 13, 2007

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    AfterFall AfterFall 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 23, 2015

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    I'm so tired... My head hurts

    since last Sunday, I'm feeling so weak...
    papergirl97 papergirl97 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 20, 2015

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    Embracing My Insomnia

    I've never been a great sleeper, and if I wake up during the night, it is really hard to get back to sleep. Over time, I've come to embrace the "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em" strategy. So if I wake up at 2AM, I'll just get up, do some reading, watch some TV, listen to a...
    leeNFS leeNFS 56-60, M Aug 17, 2012

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    Lately

    3 or 4 hours into my sleep I'm always waking up and have the biggest trouble falling asleep again. It's either the silence gets me thinking too much, or the dark suddenly seems scary, or I just don't feel sleepy anymore but I know I have to sleep or I'll be sluggish later at the...
    xryss xryss 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 2, 2008

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    I haven't slept a whole night without waking up

    in over a year, the only time I sleep good is when my oldest brother comes to visit like once a year lol Otherwise, no such luck :(
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 25, 2015

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    I Don't Sleep Well

    i couldn't find any solutions for my sleeping problem. I couldn't sleep like a normal person. I work from 3pm-10pm. But i slept around 6am! I don't have anything to do, it's just that my eyes wide open and torturing me. Sleeping pills ? I don't know. I hate medicine.
    danialtom danialtom 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 30, 2013

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    Why can I never sleep especially

    when I have important things to do in the morning
    grem21 grem21 18-21, M Jul 11, 2015

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    An hour full body massage + a dose of NyQuil at

    8:30pm = knocked the hell out for 10 hours. And it was glorious.
    MsJessicaRabbit MsJessicaRabbit 26-30, F 5 Responses Jan 18

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    Waking up for no reason at 4am.

    ..awesome. Still being awake at 5am...just nifty. Too into your own thoughts at 6am...ridiculous. Finally falling asleep shortly after that just for the alarm to buzz at 6:20...a great way to start the day :-/
    MsJessicaRabbit MsJessicaRabbit 26-30, F 12 Responses Dec 4, 2015

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    Insomnia, My Companion And Friend

    We wander the night together, old friends visiting old haunts, sharing old tales. We are familiar and comfortable; you may miss one of us we are so close now after all these years. We have stumbled together, run together, fallen together, fought together. But we were not always...
    PaleFox PaleFox 46-50, M Jun 28, 2013

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    I lay in bed and stare at the ceiling thinking

    about sleeping, but I don't really actually sleep very often. I really really really hate it, cus then I feel even shittier during the day.
    ALittleLess15 ALittleLess15 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 14, 2015

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    Wicked insomniac for last 30+ years.

    Lunesta use to work for me now I have tolerance wake up at 3:00-4:00 pm every night regardless. Wife snores like a 600 lbs drunk sailor. Wish I was still single I would b better rested and probably have a much better outlook on life. Oh well- next life I suppose
    2bz2cu 2bz2cu 56-60, M Jun 21, 2015

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    What methods do you guys use to fall asleep?

    I have tired listening to the rain from an app, but that didn't work
    PetiteChica PetiteChica 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 6

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    monatonie monatonie 22-25, F Oct 8, 2014

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    Been having weird dreams

    for about a week now.
    ImJustANobody ImJustANobody 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 11, 2015

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    I am an insomniac, have been an insomniac

    since my childhood. Hadn't seen any doctors, didn't have any meds for it. My sleep pattern isn't bright. Problem is when I first put my head on the pillow I can't fall asleep. I sleep 8 hours that is right but I stay awake till early morning then wake up at noon.
    Katerinafaith Katerinafaith 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 16, 2015

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    grem21 grem21 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 5, 2015

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    it's 6am and my mind is going a million miles

    an hour with no end in sight. looks like it's gonna be another all-nighter.. FML
    fuckitol fuckitol 26-30, F Sep 30, 2014

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    I hate those moments

    where you're dreaming, and all of a sudden you feel like you're falling, and you can't stop it, and you do this weird seizures thingy.. Idek 😂😂😂
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Jul 2, 2015

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    It's 8AM. I'm kind of tired,

    but not tired enough where I can just close my eyes and be out like a light. :/
    AfterFall AfterFall 22-25, F Jun 29, 2015

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    I fell asleep at about 11:30pm

    and woke up at 3:30am I just don't leep well when I have too many things on my mind. :(
    boxersoff4u boxersoff4u 51-55, M Jun 15, 2015

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    When I Do Sleep That Is

    I have been suffering with Insomnia for most of my adult life. I'm never able to sleep longer than 3.5-4 hours and that is usually broken sleep. I don't even want to think about what this could be doing to my health, goodness knows it sure plays with my mind. It's come to the...
    PassionsPeak PassionsPeak 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 7, 2012

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    Insomniac

    I have sleep problems for quite a long time. There is some days that I sleep over 12 hours. and there is some that I sleep under 3 hours. I go to sleep at 5 am! and wake up at 8. I feel sleepy and exhausted all day long but cant sleep due to work. I really get tired of this...
    dreamer1985 dreamer1985 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 8, 2010

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    “I've always envied people

    who sleep easily. Their brains must be cleaner, the floorboards of the skull well swept, all the little monsters closed up in a steamer trunk at the foot of the bed.”
    RememberTomorrow RememberTomorrow 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 8

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    Bleh another night where I haven't slept.

    It's 6:34am and I went to bed at 10pm hoping to sleep. Physically, I'm exhausted. Mentally, my mind won't shut down. Hopefully I'll fall asleep soon and I'm so glad I have the day off work today.
    MarinesGirl94 MarinesGirl94 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    Insomnia is a kind of torture,

    because while the world is fast asleep, you're up all alone, your mind buzzing with every random thought in the universe, and sometimes the thoughts will reach a standstill , and your mind goes blank, you become more aware of the silence, and it's during this moment that you...
    Southerncharm67 Southerncharm67 46-50, F 2 Responses May 14, 2015

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    Sleeping has been an issue

    for me for quite awhile now. I usually go to bed around 10pm because I'm really tired by that time. I fall asleep quickly most of the time. My problem is I don't stay asleep. After about 4 hours I become a light sleeper and if I wake up for any reason I stay awake. I try to go...
    Robin10 Robin10 46-50, F 7 Responses Jan 20, 2015

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    I have insomnia & it SUX !

    I worked night time most all my life & now my body clock is screwed & refuses to reset no matter what I do or try.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 22, 2015

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    You know you're tired

    when you look to your Facebook newsfeed to see how much snow is on the ground instead of simply getting out of bed and looking out the window.
    MsJessicaRabbit MsJessicaRabbit 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 20

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    I have not had a "normal" sleep pattern

    for years. A few years ago I went to a hypnotherapist and she was able to help me a little. Then a year or so later we got a new bed and that also helped - a little. During the school year my weekday alarm is set for 5:30 to be up and ready to help my son get ready for school...
    NCConch NCConch 46-50, M May 27, 2015

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    For at least since my teens I've never slept

    well. I spend all night awake and get a few hours sleep then wake up in the morning. I think my mind runs at a million miles an hour all the time making sleep tough
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 31-35, M Oct 10, 2014

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    deademotion11 deademotion11 22-25, M Jun 30, 2015

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    Shallow Sleep Is Annoying

    Isn't it great to just fall deeply asleep and wake up not knowing where you are, relieved, re-energized, happy to have the strength and focus to live a good life? Well, it's becoming more and more difficult for me. My sleep is rarely deep, I could sleep for 7 or 8 hours but I...
    privatecourier privatecourier 41-45, M 4 Responses Feb 8, 2011

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    MsJessicaRabbit MsJessicaRabbit 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 5

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    cashetty69 cashetty69 51-55, M Nov 26, 2015

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    Overnight...

    I work overnight, and so that plays all sorts of hell with sleeping, especially since it's only 3 days a week.
    Quadrophenic Quadrophenic 36-40, M 3 Responses Jan 1, 2008

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    Yeah I really don't sleep well.

    It's currently 4 am where I'm at and I still haven't fallen asleep. My sleeping pattern for the last month has been like this. I'll go to bed around 3-5 am and wake up around 8-9 am. I don't know what's triggered it either.
    HolyRabies HolyRabies 18-21 1 Response Oct 24, 2015

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    MsJessicaRabbit MsJessicaRabbit 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 1

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    Alarm going off. Hit snooze.

    Just another five minutes. Alarm sounds again. Aahhh. I'd love another 4 hrs. It's another day in paradise.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 30, 2015

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    Yup up all night cause I was scared out

    if my mind. Gonna sleep all day
    BooBear99 BooBear99 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 30, 2015

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