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I Don't Sleep Well

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    Way too much stuff floating around in my head

    at the moment. All of it a worry but nothing I can do about any of it!!
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 29, 2014

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    I believe I woke up at 7am yesterday

    and oh look it just turned 7am the next day. I was tired, but I think I fought it off.
    ZER0RPHEUS ZER0RPHEUS 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 21, 2014

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    So I'm here again 4:05 am

    and I can't sleep anymore!!!!! I just slept 5 hours!!!i wonder if that enough hours!!!!!! Can't believe it : ( :(
    Marbella82 Marbella82 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 30, 2014

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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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    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

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    Sleep Well

    Sleep well,I wish,Wake refreshed,Not tired,Angry,Grumpy,Oh,For a good night's sleep,I'd love it!
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Mar 21, 2012

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    I Take Sleeping Pills

    I don't know for how long i have been on sleeping pills, but it has been a long time i know that . it has been a awful struggle too get some sleep i often get panic attacks during the night and every night i cry my self to sleep i hope some day, would have a dissent night of...
    2lory2 2lory2 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 12, 2011

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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 5 Responses Jan 20

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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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    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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    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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    Why can I never sleep especially

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

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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 26-30, M Oct 10, 2014

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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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    Haunting Nights Of Nightmares

    Ever since my dad died, I've had nightmares almost every night, and it's killing me. I don't know what to do about it. They're becoming more and more realistic, to the point where I sometimes don't know if I'm dreaming or not. I usually dream that I die, or the people I love die...
    rebeccanostalgic rebeccanostalgic 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 1, 2012

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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

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    Been having weird dreams

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

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    ZER0RPHEUS ZER0RPHEUS 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 23

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    Life Is But A Dream

    As  a child I had always had night mirrors. Every day of my entire child hood I would wake up screaming after being caught up in some dream. My situation would get so bad that I would actually try and venture into my dreams to see what would happen next. To me a dream...
    Haunted5 Haunted5 56-60, F 3 Responses May 4, 2010

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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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    I Havent Slept For Years

    I dont sleep well. This is because i have a nutty neighbour who keeps hounding me out.  ~she wakes me up regularly with her nutty ranting.  ive tried complaining about her but it doesnt do any good.  Meanwhile I am getting really really tired.
    Jasminewok Jasminewok 36-40 1 Response May 23, 2012

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    Carrie Comes Back For Revenge On Me.

    this is how it started look every since i bought a movie named carrie i keep having nightmares of her she was covered in blood and she uses her powers to kill all my friends. she got pranked at the prom cuz a bucket of pigs blood fell on her and i started laughing at her and...
    joannalovely20 joannalovely20 18-21 Dec 21, 2011

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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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    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

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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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    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

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    Yup up all night cause I was scared out

    if my mind. Gonna sleep all day
    BooBear99 BooBear99 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 30

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    deademotion11 deademotion11 22-25, M Jun 30

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    I've only been getting 2 to 3 hours of sleep

    this week except for the other day I stayed up 48 hours. aughhh whyyy.
    hellokitty206 hellokitty206 18-21 1 Response Apr 21

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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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    No Problem Falling Asleep.

    For the most part I have no problem falling asleep. But once I do fall asleep I wake up every 30 or so min to check to make sure I am safe. Unless I can shut and lock my door and window so that no one can get in I don't feel safe sleeping. I also don't sleep very deeply. It will...
    justexisting89 justexisting89 22-25, F Dec 4, 2011

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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 1 Response Jun 15

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    In my alone time, my mind goes crazy.

    I can think so clearly, i figure **** out, i make changes. I get my alone time at night. So instead of sleeping, i sit in my chair pondering upon hundreds of thoughts and ideas. Its my way of dreaming without sleeping
    ForeverJashinist ForeverJashinist 18-21, M Apr 3

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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 :(
    Plaincountrygirl Plaincountrygirl 36-40, F Jun 25

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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

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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 😂😂😂
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 6 Responses Jul 2

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    grem21 grem21 18-21, M 8 hrs ago

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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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    Lying Awake

    being a single mom to a two yr old is tough u know...i try to eat right and remain calm...but lately i have been gettin the most of 5 hrs of sleep at night and that barely happens...i am stressed alot and i have anxiety..i live with my parents and a few siblings and i get no...
    Honesty89 Honesty89 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 23, 2011

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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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    It's not that I don't sleep well,

    but I wake up about 5.30 every day, even on a weekend, and can't go back to sleep.
    HoldenC13 HoldenC13 51-55, M 2 Responses Apr 26

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    I'm thinking that Iam not sleeping enough hours?

    ??Already awake and a little bet dizzy !!!....
    Marbella82 Marbella82 31-35, F Aug 29, 2014

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    Caffeine is only make it without headaches,

    I've went cold Turkey.. Cut it all out, felt with the headaches and the only difference is I turn into a mean person a year down the line ..So caffeine stays. Working out doesn't tire me enough to not think.. I sleep only after a few days of not sleeping. And by that I mean for...
    aliosa27 aliosa27 31-35, M Aug 19, 2014

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    Even when I get more

    than a few hours I wake up like someone kicked me in the head. My dreams are messed up, I wake up at random hours, then once I wake up my mind goes into overdrive and I can't go back to sleep. Even as I type this i should be going to bed but I can't. It's just not going to...
    DarknessWolf DarknessWolf 22-25, M 3 Responses Jan 5

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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. :/
    ZER0RPHEUS ZER0RPHEUS 18-21, F Jun 29

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    monatonie monatonie 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 8, 2014

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