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I Don't Sleep

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    They Sleep, I Don't

    It's another of those nights where my body is tired but my mind refuses to rest. I just want to keep on reading and typing, thinking and writing about nothing in particular and everything that catches my interest. Sleep is beginning to feel excessive to me, but I need it. 10...
    freyaluna freyaluna 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 4, 2009

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    Just Layin' There

      You know what sucks is having to take like, 2 hours to fall asleep, and then waking up in like 2 hours. Anybody unable to sleep more than 2 or 3 hours without waking up? sometimes every half hour or 15 minutes on the dot :P   I have a friend, and an ex...
    Dudde Dudde 22-25 2 Responses Sep 5, 2008

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    Early Appointments

    I hate early appointments,I don't sleep,Often do over-nighters beforehand,If I went to bed,I wouldn't sleep,I'm afraid,I wouldn't wake on-time,You see,When at boarding school,I Once slept through,An accidental fire-alarm activation! 
    cndrewdrvr8 cndrewdrvr8 46-50, M Sep 13, 2011

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    Just Fyi

    Insomnia is the worst.
    felinethespian felinethespian 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 3, 2008

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    Awake Again

    I can't sleep most of the time. I have Ambien but it makes me sleep walk so i stick with the sleepless nights. I used to just drak till i was sleepy but i guess thats not really healthy.
    SAOIRSE4 SAOIRSE4 18-21, F Mar 26, 2011

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    Who'S There.

    I don't know. I just can't sleep these days. It feels like someone or something is watching me while I close my eyes. It's unnerving.
    CloakedStranger CloakedStranger 22-25, M May 31, 2013

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    I'm SOO angry. It's 6:30am, and I spent the whole night awake AGAIN. I'm not happy with this. I just want to sleep peacefully and normally and plentifully, but at night I get...
    StokesQuirky StokesQuirky 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Well argh my sleep pattern is all over the place for like a week now I have been going to bed at 6am and sleeping till like 2pm so yesterday I tried to fix it by not sleeping at...
    damnitsover damnitsover 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 7

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    I don't sleep very well. I'm told its cos I'm underweight for my age. It takes ages to go to sleep when I go to bed. I wake up every two hours and I'm always so wide awake I get up...
    blodyn blodyn 13-15, F Jul 9

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    i don't ******* care. i don't care, seriously, please judge me. i am who i wanted to be. i don't care and i don't want to please everyone bcs it's stupid. haters gonna hate. if you...
    dasosleefi dasosleefi 16-17, F 4 hrs ago

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    I was introduced to this guy at a town street fair the other night. We chatted and had fun. I don't know many people in the area, but the ones I do know are twice my age and this...
    WiredCritter WiredCritter 22-25 5 hrs ago

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    My friend texted me saying she wanted to go out at 4pm. It was about 3:20pm when she told me. She planned on picking me up and we'd go from there. My mother was sleeping so I woke...
    Vanessanicolexo Vanessanicolexo 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    We don't get along with each other and when I talk about something, she responds with a subject that is so different and she does that all the time. She puts my sister first but...
    kiarna811 kiarna811 13-15, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Don't Care If You Don't Like Me
    michigan11 michigan11 22-25, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I have been dating my current boyfriend for 5 years and this year he seems like a completely different person. He wants more alone time and says he feels like our relationship has...
    thelonelyloner23 thelonelyloner23 22-25, F 5 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    “First day of seventh grade, Hmm hopefully this goes well.” I thought to myself as I went to my first period class. It was my second year at the Academy and I was looking...
    Lifeisgoodtearsofjoy Lifeisgoodtearsofjoy 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 14

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    I can't sleep, again. After sedatives, and sleeping pills I am tired but cannot sleep. I hate this so much. I know I'll feel like heel tomorrow, too much on my mind, I suppose...
    pieceofmind127 pieceofmind127 36-40, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    People who I really don't know on e.p. are really saying I'm lying but they don't know me that's not exactly fair I've never spoken a lie in my entire life and people that dont...
    lonleygurl23 lonleygurl23 13-15, F 14 hrs ago

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    In January my girlfriend of 4 years just up and decided to end our relationship. I was getting ready to move halfway across the country for her and was even thinking of proposing...
    npguy219 npguy219 26-30, M 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    it's a really strong word. i only say i love you when i really feel and mean it. it really is a powerful word, mean it, don't say it when you don't feel it.
    dasosleefi dasosleefi 16-17, F 4 hrs ago

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    This is the fourth night this is happening. I wake up feeling light headed, can't breathe, and can't feel my heart beat or I can feel it getting weaker. I seriously don't know...
    broadwaybabe99 broadwaybabe99 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 6

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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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    For years I've had trouble sleeping, from nightmares to waking up five times at night. As of lately, I can't fall asleep for 4-5 hours after laying down in bed. I can't live my...
    TorissaNikole TorissaNikole 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    Yet again... I can't sleep and I don't even have a reason this time. I'm tired but I can't seem to be calm enough to sleep. Ugh
    kaylaes52 kaylaes52 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 20

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    It's 3 am in the night.... still I don't fee sleepy :( I don't know why???
    hrtbeat hrtbeat 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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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 14 hrs ago

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    My ex We started dating about 5 years back.... She leaned over and whispered in my ear she loved me... It was weird, I said it back. I didn't think I felt like that... We broke up...
    Atromitos Atromitos 31-35 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Ever felt like your day is just not complete, no matter how long you stay up? Yeah, I feel like that, like there's something I have to do before I sleep, yet I don't know what...
    ikarikeiji ikarikeiji 22-25 Jul 18

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    I don't wear panties most of the time, unless I had a skirt on I'm not to that level. It feels sexy and usually my panties seem to have extra material ( must need better brands).
    ElleFarah ElleFarah 18-21, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    While at the pool this weekend, getting my laps in, and enjoying the sun. Why did this little ignorant *** boy come up and ask me, and insist that I was wearing girls panties. I...
    Blackstallion76 Blackstallion76 36-40, M 2 hrs ago

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    I gave in and took three anti anxieties instead of just one. I'm not high. I'm in the lowest low I can imagine. Why do I do this to myself. I could have gone through my day without...
    NoraDysphoria NoraDysphoria 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I like to do many things but i know that if i don't improve myself in one or two Areas i'm never going to be expert and see evolution in that area. I tried to take time for one...
    otoumie otoumie 18-21, F 41 mins ago

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    I don't want to do anything anymore. I no longer see a point. I don't find anything fun to do, or entertaining. All new things I try fail miserably, no matter how much I practice...
    Guest4111 Guest4111 13-15, M Jul 3

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    I am 31 and I remember being 9 years old and wanting to jump off this balcony. I think sometimes if I had did it then what would I have missed out on? Would all the good...
    whoateyourheart whoateyourheart 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    Well, it's almost 5 am now in Bangkok but i'm still up. :/ a bit tired but can't sleep. Don't know why.
    paramee paramee 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    Ok. I'm going to bed now cos I got school tomorrow. Don't know if I'll sleep much. Hope so.
    blodyn blodyn 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    I don't think anyone can sleep with someone snoring in the room except with earphones.
    christinaL6 christinaL6 13-15, F Jul 19

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    Oh my, I better prepare for a sh*tstorm when this has been posted. I just really don't give a crap. Heck, all of the girls in my class always wear makeup, crop tops and shorts...
    Revii Revii 13-15, F Jul 19

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    things don't always turn out the way you want them to. And sometimes it's really hard to accept and move on. As I slowly grasp the concept, losing sleep is I guess part of my...
    shellseverywhere shellseverywhere 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Sometimes it's not because I can't sleep, but because I don't want to because I'm so absorbed in my own thoughts...
    RedHotCrazyPerson RedHotCrazyPerson 22-25, F a week ago

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    my depression has got to the point where I jut don't care anymore, I don't care about school, I don't care about eating or showering or going out in the world. I just want to sleep...
    silentgirl1234 silentgirl1234 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    Found these useful tips, hope they can help you too :) The scene: Sunday night, tossing and turning in bed, you can't sleep, you stare at the clock dreading the start of the work...
    ThePeach ThePeach 26-30, F Jul 9

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    Okay, so for those who don't follow my experiences, this is about a guy who supposedly likes me, but told me after I got back with my current boyfriend, he didn't know I had gotten...
    annieannana annieannana 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    My mind is a tangled mess currently, This is a random post to hopefully get some of the randomness out of my head. I appreciate advice, but please message not comment. I am...
    SaphiraJane SaphiraJane 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    Because of some health problems I've had over the years, I've been accused of being a druggie. Once I bought a big bottle of tylenol that was on sale at a local pharmacy, and one...
    Buckley4U Buckley4U 36-40, F 4 Responses Jul 2

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    I don't feel comfortable in my own home. Having to worry and having fear every night before going to sleep isn't normal. I don't feel safe. I'm 16 years old and want to move in...
    kaaligirl kaaligirl 16-17, F Jul 6

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    I try and stay out of arguments on social network sites. They're just ridiculous and usually filled with people who think they know everything. I avoid Feminist vs anti feminist...
    WintersSoldier WintersSoldier 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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