I Don't Sleep Well

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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 😂😂😂
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    5 Responses Jul 2, 2015

    Insomnia nights suck .

    ... Staying up looking at the ceiling and my phone
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    2 Responses Mar 13, 2016
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    3 Responses Feb 27, 2016

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

    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

    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

    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

    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...
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    2 Responses May 14, 2015
    monatonie monatonie
    26-30, F
    Oct 8, 2014

    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

    I am a fellow insomniac :)

    who needs sleep anyway?
    jacob3171 jacob3171
    22-25, M
    Mar 17, 2016

    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

    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

    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

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 1, 2016

    Yup up all night cause I was scared out

    if my mind. Gonna sleep all day
    BooBear99 BooBear99
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jun 30, 2015
    Naniebananie Naniebananie
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 15, 2016
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    1 Response Sep 5, 2015

    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
    Jun 30, 2015

    Now that I got a new bed frame put up I have

    been sleeping a littler better than before. :)
    PetiteChica PetiteChica
    22-25, F
    Feb 24, 2016

    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

    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


    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

    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


    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


    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

    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

    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...
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    2 Responses May 4, 2010

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 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

    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
    1 Response Oct 24, 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

    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

    Haha yep but when I do.

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

    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

    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 :(
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    Jun 25, 2015

    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
    61-65, M
    Jun 21, 2015

    Been having weird dreams

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

    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
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Jan 6, 2016

    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

    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

    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


    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

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 6, 2007

    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
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