I Don't Sleep Well

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

    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
    22-25, M
    Apr 3, 2015

    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
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Jan 5, 2015

    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
    monatonie monatonie
    26-30, F
    Oct 8, 2014

    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

    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.
    AfterFall AfterFall
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 21, 2014

    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

    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
    51-55, M
    1 Response Aug 29, 2014

    I'm thinking that Iam not sleeping enough hours?

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

    Just wondering if anybody knows any type of

    therapies for night terrors or sleep distress. I have never had a good night's sleep. I always wake up about every 30minutes to make sure nobody is in the room with me. And I have very vivid dreams that still disturb me when I wake up. Often along the lines of being trapped and...
    littlegirl03 littlegirl03
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Aug 14, 2014

    I slept in a bed (for an hour,

    but hey) for the second time in a year and a half. :) progress.
    Dantescircle Dantescircle
    41-45, M
    1 Response May 30, 2014

    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.
    AndreiTarkovsky AndreiTarkovsky
    26-30, M
    1 Response May 28, 2014

    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, 2014

    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, 2014

    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
    1 Response Jan 30, 2014

    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
    26-30, F
    Jan 23, 2014

    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
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Nov 30, 2013

    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
    41-45, M
    Oct 14, 2013

    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
    3 Responses Sep 30, 2013

    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

    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

    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

    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
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Aug 1, 2012

    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

    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

    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
    1 Response May 23, 2012

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 1, 2012

    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
    Dec 21, 2011

    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

    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

    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
    2 Responses Dec 2, 2011

    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

    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

    Sleep Problems Study

    Hey all, We are currently looking for volunteers to join our sleep and lifestyle study at the Sleep Research Centre (Loughborough University). If you are aged 40 to 64, and have sleep difficulties, please contact us at sleepstudy @ lboro . ac . uk.
    SmartLia SmartLia
    31-35, F
    Jul 14, 2011

    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 the morning to 11 in the morning and its making so mad that i cant get a good nights rest because he barks at...
    thatonegirl25 thatonegirl25
    2 Responses Jun 21, 2011

    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 at sleeping because of these things.
    EdgeCrusher EdgeCrusher
    26-30, M
    1 Response Apr 4, 2011

    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

    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 random snack wrapper by my bed. :) lol.I'm getting used to a lack of sleep... (its not by choice of coarse) I do have more...
    TheNavyWife TheNavyWife
    22-25, F
    Feb 13, 2011

    Sleep Is No Longer My Friend.

    In November my pharmacy gave me the wrong prescription and I wound up in ICU in restraints because the medication they gave me fried my brain and made me psychotic for a week. I still have memory issues and it seems that it damaged the logical part of my brain. Now when I go to...
    deleted deleted
    Feb 8, 2011

    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

    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
    46-50, M
    4 Responses Jan 11, 2011


    I sleep deep but not long enough.... I will go to sleep around 1 and be right back up by 4.... WTF? I will then try to sleep and just roll around....... Where's the sheep at when you need them?
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jun 26, 2010

    I Thought I Did

    All these years, I thought I was normal.  What mother of teenagers isn't always sleepy?  Apparently, I am not normal!  Could it be that I am tired because I stop breathing so often at night that I am spending over 50% of my night in crappy level 1 sleep. Thanks...
    natashamarie natashamarie
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jun 25, 2010

    I Say It's Insomnia...

    ...but it's never been diagnosed. I barely ever drink caffiene, so I'm not kept awake by that, and I run daily, so it's not because I'm not getting enough physical activity. I'm healthy, as far as I know. I try the hot chocolate or warm milk trick before going to bed, but that...
    KaBe22 KaBe22
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 6, 2010


    When I was young I used to sleepwalk. We used to live in a large house. I can remember my Mum finding me one night. I was downstairs in the sitting room in a chair and was still asleep. She woke me and took me back up to bed but I had turned on every light downstairs. There...
    charlie1960 charlie1960
    51-55, M
    May 5, 2010

    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...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses May 4, 2010

    I Don't Sleep Well

    I have basically for the last 34 years worked either night shifts or worked on call 24/7 and often go as long as 2 days without sleep, it sucks and I really like when I can go on vacation , it takes me at least 3 days before i can sleep like a normal person, and by then seems...
    ihavapa ihavapa
    51-55, M
    1 Response Apr 18, 2010


    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
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Apr 8, 2010

    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

    Most of the Time...

    Although sometimes I sleep really well :D I think that's when I'm catching up. :)
    Achilles1989 Achilles1989
    22-25, M
    Aug 21, 2009


    I always have difficutly sleeping. Have been having nightmares lately and they always wake me up.   I can't seem to avoid the nightmares. Maybe its because I am feeling so down lately. Maybe it is something else though.
    kthimm1 kthimm1
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 15, 2009

    I Get Stressed Just Thinking About If I Will Sleep Tonight...

    And I think the anxiety of that is part of keeps me up too.   Then my mind goes crazy with all kinds of thoughts about work and what I need to do the next day.  Ugh!
    erinsmith1070 erinsmith1070
    1 Response Mar 9, 2009

    I Get Stressed Just Thinking About If I Will Sleep Tonight...

    And I think the anxiety of that is part of keeps me up too.   Then my mind goes crazy with all kinds of thoughts about work and what I need to do the next day.  Ugh!
    erinsmith1070 erinsmith1070
    1 Response Mar 9, 2009

    I Wake Up Without Sleeping This Morning

    Maybe it's simply because jet lag, not some disease.
    dashen dashen
    22-25, M
    Feb 1, 2009

    Two Extremes

    I either sleep too much, or I don't sleep enough. Right now, I'm sleeping too much. I'm up until about 2am or 3am doing homework. I go to bed, and then I don't get up until anywhere between 1pm and 3pm. I'm glad I work mostly evenings at work. I feel more productive at night...
    paperalias paperalias
    22-25, F
    Nov 11, 2008
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