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I Don't Sleep Well

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    Cotton Pickin Kids!

    I haven't slept through the night in over three years.  I cant sleep during the end of my pregnancies.  Newborns do not believe in sleeping at night.  My babies don't sleep through the until they are three.  I have a 9 month old that still gets up three times...
    NoGodsNoMasters NoGodsNoMasters 31-35, F Aug 21, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    Nope, and you know what,

    sweet dreams were promised to me. They never came. Never. Why? How is that even possible, not even as a child? None. It's been a long time, 10 years maybe since I had a good slumber. Maybe, that's why I'm so sleepy. I don't sleep well, but it doesn't bother me, it has become its...
    SleepyHead2123 SleepyHead2123 18-21 1 Response Jan 30

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    I can't seem to sleep a solid night through.

    I wake every couple hours. Sometimes I have strange dreams, but I don't always remember them. I feel unsettled when I wake up. I blame the bed. Maybe I should sleep on the floor or a board. I'd get a new mattress, but that's expensive. I do want one of those tempur-pedic ones...
    TheBadgeringWitness TheBadgeringWitness 26-30 1 Response May 10

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    Wow- A Real Beakthrough For Me!

    Okay- laugh if you want but this has been a life changing thing! I went to a MD/PhD who after meeting with me a couple of times, suggested that we try hypnosis to help me sleep. OMGosh! It has worked perfectly now for over 3 months. It is so strange, but now I lay down, and just...
    Memphian Memphian 51-55, M 3 Responses Dec 2, 2011

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    Some Nights Last Forever

    I can never tell whether it'll be a good night or not. Sometimes I will fall asleep easily, only to be up a few hours later, unable to fall asleep. Other times I will toss and turn unable to fall asleep until the morning light is visible, only to then be blessed with a few...
    accomplice accomplice 41-45, M 4 Responses Jan 11, 2011

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    Counting The Ways I Love God

    I have found that if I tell God all the ways I love him in alphabetical order it helps keep all the other stuff from flooding my thoughts. And sometimes I get off track or have to go through the alphabet twice. But most nights I don't make it to z. For example I would say Lord...
    gigglingbabyblue gigglingbabyblue 41-45, F Dec 16, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    I don't remember the last time I actually slept

    well. I must have when I was little, apparently I was happy child. I'm up all night every night, even when I try to go bed earlier I can't sleep, I end up laying in bed thinking about my day or writing or whatever. I tried to go bed at around 2 the other night and I still ended...
    misspaperwait misspaperwait 22-25, F Mar 3

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    I slept in a bed (for an hour,

    but hey) for the second time in a year and a half. :) progress.
    Dantescircle Dantescircle 36-40, M 1 Response May 30

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    Nightmares And Thoughts Don't Let Me Sleep.

    Every night going to sleep has become a problem. If I just try to fall asleep I don't sleep well cause I'm full of nightmares and thoughts so I try to spend time reading untill I'm so sleepy that I must fall asleep instantly. But then I can't wake up early when I have to and...
    giulswrites giulswrites 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 23, 2011

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    Never Is Always Too Much and Always Is Never Enough

    I can never remember a time period in my life where I actually slept well. Well meaning, i guess, normal. Staying up til all hours of the night and in my former years, going to school on little to none sleep. I graduated highschool in 2004 and here I am in almost 2008 and I am...
    lostsugar lostsugar 21-25, F 1 Response Nov 6, 2007

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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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    Just got a cool 8 hours of sleep

    and feel great! But now it's way too early for me to get anything done. Oh well gonna read a book (Galveston by Nic Pizzolatto). Reminds me of true detective.
    tarkovsky tarkovsky 26-30, M 1 Response May 28

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    Not Lately

    I have not been able to sleep well lately. Mostly because of the pain is getting worse and I tend to push myself to do the same things as before. I always end up paying for it in increased level of pain and decreased amount of pain. I have not been able to lay on my back, right...
    lingerieme lingerieme 51-55, M Apr 17, 2012

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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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    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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    The Life Of A Vampire

    In the months before my son was born, I was laid off from my very successful and well-payed tech job. My (now ex-) wife worked for the same company, in a job I had helped her get, but she was lucky enough not to get laid off. Before my son was born I found an overnight job with...
    exelis exelis 36-40, M Oct 14, 2013

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    Insomnia

    Since I was very young I've had trouble sleeping. It would always take me around three hours to get to sleep each night. Now I end up staying awake until very late at night(technically, early in the morning..) because I can't sleep, or I just don't go to sleep at all.
    LiquidNight LiquidNight 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 15, 2007

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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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    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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    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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    The Night Guilts

    When my husband falls asleep and I can hear his gentle breathing and I lay there my eyes are open and my heart is heavy. I remember all the ways I have wronged God, my husband, and myself. I wish I could sink into the mattress and disappear. I wish I had never existed. I've done...
    Wifeinater Wifeinater 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 1, 2012

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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 41-45, M Jun 28, 2013

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    Phone Calls

    I hate it anymore unless i talk to someone within a hour of going to sleep I ain't sleeping and my boyfriend has been going to sleep early for work so i've been staying up quite a bit later than him so i've had another person to talk to lately but of course they can't talk all...
    sweety7268 sweety7268 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 22, 2013

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    I haven't slept well in years

    but I'm very hopeful tonight I'm off to bed to listen to the YouTube music videos a kind friend showed me. They are very relaxing and I think I'll be fast asleep before I know it....... Sweet dreams :)
    smilesevenwhensad smilesevenwhensad 22-25, F Jan 23

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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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    I Go To Bed And Sleep For 3 Hrs And Up Again

    I go to bed and then Know short time i am up.My head wakes me up with some thing to write about.Or get up and just can not sleep.And then stay wake for some time and then goback to sleep and sleep for a while and back up allagain.This goes on all the time.
    ladywolf123 ladywolf123 51-55, F Jan 31, 2012

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    Night or day, I sleep whenever I'm tired and get up whenever I wake.

    Falling asleep is hard. I can only sleep when I'm really tired so I stay awake for 18+ hours per day. But when I sleep I sleep for long long time. I love sleeping. So my daily routine is all messed up. Infact I have no routine by the 24hour clock system. I sleep whenever I'm...
    CaptainCaptain CaptainCaptain 22-25, M Apr 27, 2008

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    Wish I Could Sleep!!

    For months now I'm lucky if I get 2/3 hrs of sleep a night! What is wrong with me? At night mind won't shut off! It's driving me crazy! Then during the day I'm so tired and it makes me so moody! I don't like taking sleeping pills because I have a family that I need to get up in...
    waxbutterfly40 waxbutterfly40 41-45, F 4 Responses Sep 30, 2013

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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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    How I Overcame Insomnia

    I read a lot of books and checked online but found nothing that helped. Too many things were racing on my mind. What helped was using many ideas: _before I go to bed, I write down all the things that were prominent like issues, goals etc. _I stopped coffee/tea/ acidic foods with...
    nina0003 nina0003 46-50, F Jul 14, 2011

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    I Never Get A Good Night's Sleep.

    I can't remember the last time I slept the whole night through and felt refreshed. Often times I attempt to fall asleep on the couch with the television on. I do this thinking that if I can distract my mind with something on tv, perhaps I'll be able to fall asleep. Other times I...
    WillowNoir WillowNoir 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 23, 2012

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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 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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    Its been years since I got 8 hours of straight

    sleep. Im good for about 2 hours at a time due to my back. Ive had a few operations on my spine and my back stiffens up after flopping around while I sleep. I wake up for a bit and do fall back asleep after a hour or sometimes Im up for the day.
    Nightwing420 Nightwing420 36-40, M Apr 29

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    What Is Sleep?

    What is sleep? This is like some foreign language to me. It is totally impossible for me to sleep. I do not know what it is like to have a goodnight night rest. To wake up feeling so well rested. I am usually up until 4am and back up at 8 no later than 9 and than I am up the...
    wildflower62 wildflower62 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 21, 2012

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    Sleep tends to become more fragmented

    as you get older. I have a sleep maintenance problem, and tend to wake up every few hours, often being unable to resume sleep at these times. A night when I sleep continuously for six hours is a rare treasure. More often I'm ready to resume sleep when I have to get up, then I...
    Fyrefox Fyrefox 56-60, M Mar 17

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    Revii Revii 13-15, F Jul 19

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    I've officially hit rock bottom. I lost my job two weeks ago. It didn't pay that well, but it was something. I'm down to my last $2. I've swallowed my pride and applied for...
    SuzieChapstick SuzieChapstick 31-35, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    Lifeisgoodtearsofjoy Lifeisgoodtearsofjoy 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 14

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    I went into work early this morning because I never went to sleep last night. I was sick of laying there....and being busy is what I do best these days. Now I'm exhausted and...
    Triscuitan Triscuitan 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 9

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