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I Don't Sleep

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    Just Fyi

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    I can't sleep... And when I do I sleep walk... Ok
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    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 : ( :(
    mabella33 mabella33 31-35, F 3 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    I just don't want to- that's that hallmark stubbornness of mine. I get to accomplish more this way.
    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F Aug 15

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    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...
    littlegirl03 littlegirl03 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 14

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    Caffeine is only make it without headaches, I've went cold Turkey.. Cut it all out, felt with the headaches and the only difference is I turn into a mean person a year down the...
    aliosa27 aliosa27 26-30, M Aug 19

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    when I got home from the MILITARY I had a handful of medals & a head full demons at times I'm afraid to go to sleep. the nightmares are killing me from being in wars. I've been to...
    CESAR54 CESAR54 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 6

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    I'm thinking that Iam not sleeping enough hours???Already awake and a little bet dizzy !!!....
    mabella33 mabella33 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    Outside. Wandering. Look at that leaf, it's fluttering in the breeze. It's not the only one. There are thousands and thousands of leaves on that tree, all moving. And it's not just...
    emutree emutree 16-17 Aug 16

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    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 46-50, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm sad. I stay up late and sometimes don't sleep at night just thinking of the things I could say if I actually had someone to say it to. I'm extremely precocious and have found...
    mattheadplus mattheadplus 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 4

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    Man it sucks tomorrow is the first day of school it's gonna suck I don't wanna sleep but I don't wanna wake up either y can't I have another month of y is school even invented lol...
    AlexMafia15 AlexMafia15 13-15, M Aug 11

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    My sleep is so restless. I wake up so early every morning and sit in bed looking out the window for hours until I can feel my eyes close again and sink back down. I wake up once...
    wanderquietly wanderquietly 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 11

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    People always ask me, why I hardly sleep! Stress, that is the cause. I stress about everything. Can I pay this bill, student loans, keeping the car up todate, etc... I have...
    vbedwell90 vbedwell90 22-25, F Aug 18

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    Changed meds again and now I'm waking after 6 hrs of sleep. I don't mind it, the house is quiet and I can do as I please...just as long as it's not in bed. What I really want to do...
    noodleloaf noodleloaf 36-40, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    OK so it is 2:19 am and I can't sleep without my pills. My mom took them so I don't have an overdose but all I want to do is sleep but I can't!
    bitchybrandi bitchybrandi 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 31

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    Well looks like it gunna be another long long lonely night. No sleep for Lee! Can't stop thinking. At this rate Im gunna lose the plot very shortly... Had 15ml zopiclone an still...
    cleef84 cleef84 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My in-laws moved in with us almost half a year because they can't afford to rent anymore after deciding to retire early. They now babysit my children, two attend kindergarten one 6...
    Sugaray0212 Sugaray0212 31-35 3 Responses Aug 1

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    I'm too young to retire and too old to be hired. No one wants what I've gained in a lifetime of experience and knowledge. I get turned down for job after job that I know I could do...
    ForcedFloridian ForcedFloridian 61-65 2 Responses Aug 4

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    Not that it's new. I gave myself insomnia while a freshman in college, a short yet oh so long year ago. This summer of 2014 went by too fast. I floated along on Cloud 9 thinking...
    SarabearPark SarabearPark 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I had 3 energy drinks tonight and now I don't think I will be able to sleep for a while lol 😅
    KittyTittyGang2 KittyTittyGang2 16-17, F Jul 31

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    All the negative thoughts appear. What people may think of me. Do they like me? Do they hate me? Do they think I'm pathetic? Do they think I'm a loser? Do they think I'm a weirdo...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 9

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    LIGHTS LIGHTS LIGHTS LIGHTS! that is all i still remember hearing at 0400 in the morning lol after that it was the countdown which seemed like it would get louder every second that...
    coolguy3208 coolguy3208 22-25, M Aug 19

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    wait. It is more like "I Refuse" I don't know I think it is because I am used at least one person in the house as well when I am sleeping.
    Artz4Life Artz4Life 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    This was one of those nights. I have not have my usual 6 or 7 hours of sleep in over a week. My thoughts kept me awake. The rest of the week, 2 sick kids made me get up more than 3...
    Blanche08 Blanche08 31-35, F 13 Responses 1 day ago

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    Is there anyone out there who can tell me who, or what I am... If you can please tell me, I don't know. Story: My mother did not expect to be pregnant, after I was born I remember...
    kierra172 kierra172 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    I read about all these, "I am the other woman/man" and about how much it sucks that they aren't there when u need them... I don't get it, is there some sort of thrill being the...
    Besidmyself Besidmyself 31-35, F Aug 18

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    I don't understand the recent generations. Parents and kids alike. For example the new parenting thing is the "attachment parenting" where they pretty much breast feed until...
    misspaperwait misspaperwait 22-25, F Aug 13

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    My girlfriends and I have "Girls Night" once a week. Every week a favourite topic seems to be makeup; they all bring out bags full of it and all I have to show is Burt's Bees. Don...
    lorlisette lorlisette 22-25, F Aug 13

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    I am a 14 year old that has relationship problems with my mother. I recall constantly getting bullied in my elementary years because of my social awkwardness. I remember my mom...
    anushkapatel44 anushkapatel44 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    This past month has been an emotional rollercoaster. Sometimes I'm really happy, and hyper. I can't quit laughing and everything is so wonderful. But here lately it's like I'm...
    TheRisingPhoenix TheRisingPhoenix 16-17, F Aug 11

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    I like Dylan so much. It's like were so compatible and I think he's cute and has a fun personality. I told him how I felt about him, about some previous relationships I have had...
    betweenlustandlove betweenlustandlove 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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    I've had this exact problem before, well at least ones really close to it. If you look at my profile you will see the exact same thing. I make friends and make really strong...
    Tlex85 Tlex85 18-21, M Aug 15

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    He is getting out of hand. He's professing his undying love for me. We dated when we were 14 were both almost 18 now. I've moved on cuz I had no choice. He left me out of the blue...
    blahlahblah599 blahlahblah599 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    I hate when guys can say another guy looks attractiv, or have an opinion on how another man looks because they're straight. "I'm straight, I don't like other men". Just because you...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    Well, the title may be misleading, I do understand. There are a ton of fake profiles on here, and guys just trying to take advantage, not only on here, but in real life too. Guys...
    blankman208 blankman208 22-25, M 22 hrs ago

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    When I was younger I was besotted with everything todo with babies! I wanted them so bad... When I grew up it was the first thing I tried to do, get pregnant when I got married...
    off2heavenIgo off2heavenIgo 13-15 Aug 2

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    I don't see why we do it everyday in school. Yes we do it for the men who risk their lives trying to protect this country but having people say it everyday really weakens its...
    Oppositioner Oppositioner 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 6

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    I've survived a broken heart before so why can't I be rational about it? Why haven't I hardened to it? I can't sleep, I've lost my appetite but worst of all is the overwhelming...
    heartskipsabeat heartskipsabeat 51-55, M 2 Responses Aug 7

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    I don't have insomnia.. Just a wifi connection ;) x
    ManiacPerhaps ManiacPerhaps 13-15, F 9 Responses Aug 18

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    On my balcony listening to music and looking at the night sky getting lost in my thoughts. Im on the 40th floor and the city looks soo beautifull light up. Makes you think there's...
    vinneh22 vinneh22 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    At some point I would like more real, genuine relationships with other women. But I have some problems that prevent me from understanding what other women do with their lives. I'm...
    britannagis britannagis 31-35, F Jul 31

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    My husband and I are going through something very personal right now and it's slowly tearing our marriage apart. All I can say here is I hurt him and made him feel like I didn't...