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I Don't Sleep Well

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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...
    waxbutterfly40 waxbutterfly40 41-45, F 3 Responses Sep 30, 2013

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    Whats A Good Nights Sleep, I Don't Know - It's very seldom that i have a good nights sleep. I will take Nite-Quil or Tylenol PM to help me sleep,but it only helps alittle.With this...
    cindyloulove cindyloulove 56-60, M Mar 22, 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...
    lostsugar lostsugar 21-25, F 1 Response Nov 6, 2007

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    Always One Reason Or Another - Once i fall asleep it is a very deep sleep, My alarm will wake up my neighbours before it wakes me (figure of speech, i aint the noisy neighbour...
    RainMan RainMan 21-25, M Oct 2, 2008

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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...
    smilesevenwhensad smilesevenwhensad 22-25, F Jan 23

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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...
    Fyrefox Fyrefox 56-60, M Mar 17

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    Crazy Dreams - Lately I have been having  the weirdest dreams , not sleeping well.
    redheadsrule redheadsrule 36-40, F 4 Responses Nov 27, 2007

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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...
    LiquidNight LiquidNight 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 15, 2007

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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...
    xryss xryss 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 2, 2008

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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...
    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...
    Jasminewok Jasminewok 36-40 1 Response May 23, 2012

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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...
    leeNFS leeNFS 56-60, M 1 Response Aug 17, 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...
    privatecourier privatecourier 41-45, M 4 Responses Feb 8, 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...
    ladywolf123 ladywolf123 51-55, F Jan 31, 2012

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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...
    rebeccanostalgic rebeccanostalgic 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 1, 2012

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    INSOMNIA Is a B***h - SLEEPLES NIGHTS TAKE TOLL ON YOUR BODY. I ONCE BROUGHT A TAPE WITH RAIN AND THUNDER ON IT. IT HELPED A LOT, IT ALSO HAD WATER FLOWING LIKE A WATERFALL AND A...
    BOOHOO42 BOOHOO42 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 13, 2007

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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...
    Honesty89 Honesty89 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 23, 2011

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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...
    2lory2 2lory2 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 12, 2011

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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...
    PaleFox PaleFox 41-45, M Jun 28, 2013

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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...
    danialtom danialtom 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 30, 2013

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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...
    dreamer1985 dreamer1985 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 8, 2010

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    Me? Sleep? I Wish. - Even when I do sleep I have a tendency of sleep walking. If that isn't odd in itself... when I do wake up after only 3 hours of restless slepp... I see a...
    TheNavyWife TheNavyWife 22-25, F Feb 13, 2011

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    And we welcome another sleepless night :/
    Sillylilwolf Sillylilwolf 16-17, F 4 Responses 2 hrs ago

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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...
    exelis exelis 36-40, M Oct 14, 2013

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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...
    SleepyHead2123 SleepyHead2123 18-21 1 Response Jan 30

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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...
    WillowNoir WillowNoir 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 23, 2012

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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...
    Eidolon Eidolon 31-35, F 6 Responses Nov 26, 2007

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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...
    wildflower62 wildflower62 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 21, 2012

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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...
    sweety7268 sweety7268 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 22, 2013

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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...
    justexisting89 justexisting89 22-25, F Dec 4, 2011

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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...
    NoGodsNoMasters NoGodsNoMasters 31-35, F Aug 21, 2009

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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...
    accomplice accomplice 41-45, M 4 Responses Jan 11, 2011

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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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    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...
    gigglingbabyblue gigglingbabyblue 41-45, F Dec 16, 2012

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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...
    misspaperwait misspaperwait 22-25, F Mar 3

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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...
    joannalovely20 joannalovely20 18-21 Dec 21, 2011

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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...
    LiquidFire89 LiquidFire89 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 13, 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...
    nina0003 nina0003 46-50, F Jul 14, 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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    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...
    Wifeinater Wifeinater 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 1, 2012

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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...
    giulswrites giulswrites 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 23, 2011

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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...
    CaptainCaptain CaptainCaptain 22-25, M Apr 27, 2008

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    In The 8-10 Hours I Lay In Bed A Night I Get Maybe 5 Scattered Hours Of Sleep - on top of being a light sleeper, i have an overactive mind. on top of that i am very lonely. i suck...
    EdgeCrusher EdgeCrusher 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 4, 2011

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    My Stupid Dog - now that its summer i go out at night and stay out til like 11 or 12 so i end up going to sleep around 1 or 2 but i get no sleep because my damn dog barks from 7 in...
    thatonegirl25 thatonegirl25 13-15 2 Responses Jun 21, 2011

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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...
    Haunted5 Haunted5 56-60, F 3 Responses May 4, 2010

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