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I Get Emotional When I Don't Sleep

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    I have no idea why, but my worries always seem ten times as big when I don't sleep, and the people I love seem ten times as far away from me. Considering this, and the fact that I am a natural worrier and a pessimist, it would be wise if I made it a habit to always sleep...
    JojaRodenaLente JojaRodenaLente 18-21, F Jul 11, 2009

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    Need My Sleep!!

    If I don't get enough "good" sleep, I am a cranky, sensitive mess.   Cry, overreact, get mad--all stuff indicative of PMS.  It ain't pretty!   That's why those occasions that I get insomnia are practically deadly to me.
    trixiegirl trixiegirl 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 10, 2009

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    Yeah

    I get horribly depressed when I dont sleep... more or less of how I'm feeling right now actually. But I cant sleep because I'm depressed so... either way I suppose it leads to me being unhappy and awake. At least when you're unhappy and asleep you can wake up, nightmares end...
    whatever223 whatever223 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 9, 2009

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    TOO Much Talk

    I get emotional when I don't sleep. Or if I sleep poorly. When I'm overly tired, everyone knows it. When everyone is trying to be still and just "zone out" Wysteria decides to talk. I don't just mean talk. I mean gabble gabble gabble non stop waah waaah cry help me I'm...
    Wysteria1 Wysteria1 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 6, 2009

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    I'm tired all the time. I don't have an easy time falling asleep or getting a good sleep. I might get 3 or 4 hours of good sleep, if I'm lucky. I have tried a lot of things to fall...
    ComeClarity33 ComeClarity33 22-25, F 1 Response May 5

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    I think it's a waste of time that my spouse is sleeping on such a beautiful sunny day. The same for a friend visiting us for a week. Sometimes I get upset when people sleep more...
    Pather2013 Pather2013 46-50, M May 16

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    And it's totally my fault. I always say I'm going to get a good night's sleep, and then something gets in my way.
    DrumheadTrial DrumheadTrial 18-21, M May 3

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    I was born at 6:00 a.m., but I still maintain that it wasn't my idea. In a way, my mom concurred, in that she said they sat around and waited until I was born. Must have been a...
    Simpfan Simpfan 56-60, F May 14

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    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...
    Southerncharm67 Southerncharm67 46-50, F 1 Response May 14

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    We've been married for fewer than 5 years and don't sleep in the same bed nor share the same blanket. He is always downstairs watching TV all day and night. Today his elderly...
    jennytressler jennytressler 41-45 May 3

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    I can't sleep. So what to do? Oh I know, let's think of all the ways I'm inadequate.. That sounds fun.. Long nights.
    jrf9782 jrf9782 31-35, F 2 hrs ago

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    I'm 34 and he only called me once in my life, to tell me his Ipod was broken and that he wanted me to fix it; when I told him I couldn't, he hung up on me. My mom divorced him...
    jennytressler jennytressler 41-45 May 7

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    This is a sensitive subject for many. Many people can't grasp the concept of having fun without drugs or alcohol. I was one of these people once. I'm 22, I discovered alcohol...
    wilzyp wilzyp 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    The feeling I hate the most when unable to sleep is the piercing loneliness. There's nothing between you and your thoughts and you wish you had someone to call, someone to message...
    Featherwings Featherwings 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Why [...] do some highly educated people believe religious claims? First, smart persons are good at defending ideas that they originally believed for non-smart reasons. They want...
    FryyM FryyM 22-25, M 3 Responses May 2

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    My father was very abusive when I was growing up. He never physically abused me, but he physically abused my brothers. He was also emotionally abusive with them as well as my...
    Mickkeyy Mickkeyy 18-21, F 3 Responses May 2

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    I've been married for 4 years now and I'm so unhappy my husband would rather play video games and smoke pot can spend time with me. he sleeps in bed with me maybe 3 times a month...
    lonelyandconfusedwife2015 lonelyandconfusedwife2015 26-30, F 5 Responses May 6

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    I wanna tell you guys a story... My name is Robert and I'm a 19 year old college student studying to become a social worker. I've been addicted to sleeping pills for as long as I...
    Robertrosales Robertrosales 18-21, M 7 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    Who Am I? Hi, I’m Thomas McDonald… well, I used to be. A few weeks ago my mom called me into her bedroom, she had something to tell me. When I walked in, I saw two things; a...
    L1TLL3MY5T3RY L1TLL3MY5T3RY 18-21, M 10 Responses 3 days ago

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    What really frustrates me is when someone says that I should "get over it" and "stop whining" about my depression and past traumas. They justify themselves by saying that they "do...
    driftingalone driftingalone 16-17, F May 5

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    I have a really, really, really bad habit of calling ppl in the middle of the night when I can't sleep. I feel so bad afterwards bc it's extremely rude to disturb someone's sleep...
    ConfusedInCollege ConfusedInCollege 22-25, F 1 Response May 8

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    I don't think anyone really can. When you have alot on your mind it just feels like people or like alot of yous are whispering in your ears and you just want to make it all quiet...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M May 1

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    Everyone always talks about how they're heartbroken and how they struggle to move on. I see so many sad posts about people being left and how they can't get over a relationship...
    Skollon Skollon 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    my mom treats me like ****, she's hurt me physically and emotionally. recently we went to go get a phone and she lied to me, she got in my face and spit on me. She treats my older...
    2anxious 2anxious 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    It's not that I'm not sleeping. I'm sleeping but I'm restless. I use my Fitbit to track my sleep and according to it - I could be in bed for 10 hours and 9 of those hours is me...
    lilabnormal lilabnormal 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I'm hurting too much inside. I think I'm going to have a breakdown or depression because of just a small thing. I have no friends to talk to about my issues and in keeping too much...
    loveumybabyliam loveumybabyliam 18-21, F 1 Response May 3

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    I have a mother who is emotionally abusive, lacks reason and I suspect she has bipolar disorder. She injects nothing but negativity in my life and I have told her numerous times...
    organizedmadness organizedmadness 41-45, F Apr 26

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    Recently having to remove myself from a toxic relationship , I sacrificed everything for someone to help them, we grew close emotionally physically but on the side she had apparent...
    Renevatio Renevatio 22-25, M May 8

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    I really hate when I can't sleep at night. It's be nice to feel at ease when I lay my head down
    tabbi123 tabbi123 26-30, F 1 Response May 2

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    Seriously... some people have kids just because "everyone does"... then after they have kids, they're busy socializing, instagraming, facebooking, and showing off their kids but...
    autotonsorialist autotonsorialist 41-45, F 1 Response May 11

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    Life is just way too complicated. With the pressures of finances, emotional pressures, work pressure or the lack there of, peer pressure, I am amazed more people don't feel as...
    justme1966 justme1966 46-50 1 Response May 13

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    my emotions are all confused. I'm sleepy, but can't sleep. My body is feeling queasy. My family sucks. I want to cry but can't. I'm just laying here numb to everything.
    GodsArte GodsArte 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I've been up since 2am and it is 6 already just thinking about the day I give birth to my baby girl and planning on not having any visitors over ha I feel so evil cause I hate my...
    crazy4love crazy4love 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 30

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    Pain and fear are a deadly combination. No one wants to say it, but I look like ****. I can't sleep anymore. There's just too much confusion.
    cartermurrows cartermurrows 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 30

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    Ugh!!! I really need a cigarette rn. I can't sleep when my thoughts are still so wide awake and these thoughts of mine are really making me even more sadder..... I have...
    BrutallyHonest13 BrutallyHonest13 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I especially hate being alone on nights when I'm stressed out and can't sleep because of it.
    ambivalentFriability ambivalentFriability 18-21 3 hrs ago

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    my father in law informed us that he's expecting grandkids, jokingly of course. but I'm content with no kids at all. I can sleep in, I don't get judged for my parenting choices...
    ambernoel ambernoel 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 26

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    Cause I over sleep and don't have time.
    germany100 germany100 18-21, F a week ago

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    ...but my friend does. A super hot guy from uni starts messaging her out of the blue after seeing her a couple of times at the gym. Her response? "Why is he talking to me? We're...
    LolaRosa LolaRosa 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Guys I need some help and some advise. Be kind please I'm very fragile. 6 weeks ago my boyfriend and best friend of two years left me. Heartbroken doesn't even begin to cover it...
    Lostnemo Lostnemo 18-21, F 2 Responses May 4

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