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I Hate Trying to Get to Sleep

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    I Hate Trying To Get To Sleep. Had This Problem For 10 Years Now!!!!!

    I absolutely DESPISE trying to fall asleep. My mind is running at 200 mph but my body is saying you have to!!! It won't work. I've tried exercising and whatnot. The only thing that knocks me out is sleep tea, which I can't find anywhere! And even that doesn't feel good. It...
    michelleindsm michelleindsm 31-35, F Sep 26, 2013

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    How Many Hours Will It Take Me Tonight?

    It takes me on average two to three hours to fall asleep.It isn't so much that I hate the time I have to think,I usually am thinking about something pleasant anyway,it's that I'm not dreaming and it means I will probably wake up still tired the next day.I like to dream,I sleep to...
    AmayaEkio AmayaEkio 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 15, 2009

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    My daughter finally goes to sleep

    and I'm wide awake -__- help me Jesus
    dollybella dollybella 22-25, F Jun 29, 2014

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    I Dread It Every Day

    Sleeping has always been a huge struggle for me. It boggles my mind as to how anyone can just fall asleep so easily, simply by resting their head on the pillow. Usually I'm laying in bed anywhere from an hour to five hours. Sometimes I won't be able to fall asleep at all. The...
    delirium delirium 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 20, 2010

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    Hardley Ever Sleep

    i hate it. i get really bad headakes and cant even just sleep through them i have them most days and nights of the week i have been to the doctor but he didnt give me anything to help just set me up for a mri sence the cat scan i had a week befor showed that i had something...
    snowbunny1432Nshaun snowbunny1432Nshaun 22-25 Sep 15, 2009

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    Takes Me Soooo Long

    My dad can fall asleep easily. As soon as he sets his head onto his pillow, you could hear his snoring. Meanwhile, in  room I could be up for 3 hours before finally falling asleep. You'd find me staring at ceiling for awhile with my hands behind my head. The only time when I...
    stripesANDsunshine stripesANDsunshine 18-21, F Jul 15, 2009

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    I get a full 9 hours of sleep everyday,

    I sleep from 4 or 5am till 1 or 2pm weird schedule I know, I don't eat dinner till 10pm sometimes even midnight. Am I ****** or what?
    coltman88 coltman88 26-30, M Jun 29, 2014

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    It Sucks..staring At The Ceiling

    I know i have trouble falling asleep. My mind turn and turns and won't frooking shut off! So whenever i know I'm going to be up all night i try to do something to occupy my mind.
    UnderTheBridge UnderTheBridge 22-25, F Apr 6, 2011

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    I sleep in my mom's room with her

    and my brother.they usually sleep earlier than me.2 nights ago my brother's comp turned on by itself and it started to play all of the videos open on Firefox.the lights were closed and I was the only one awake....I couldn't get up because I was too scared too and I shortly fell...
    redroseofgrace redroseofgrace 18-21, F Jun 29, 2014

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    Never Can

    I can't do it. SO might as well not try. I stay up into the midmorning quite often. It;s 5am at the moment and Iknow I still have hours to go until I get to rest.
    relleaine relleaine 16-17, F Aug 7, 2010

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    Day After Day

    I go 3 - 4 days at a time not able to sleep.  Lately it has only been about every four months but now I cant get to sleep until after I lay there foe 3 hr or so.  Some of that is because my subconscious is listing for my grandson, waiting to hear him start crying...
    LostInTyme LostInTyme 61-65, M 1 Response Jun 8, 2009

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    I Think Too Much

    i have to be laying in bed til i am literally starting to doze off. otherwise i lay there thinking too much. thinking about things i may have missed out on and thinking about how lonely i am.
    EdgeCrusher EdgeCrusher 26-30, M Apr 7, 2011

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    Yawnworthy

    Trying to sleep is the most boring pastime I know of, and I watched paint dry yesterday so I know what I'm talking about. There is nothing worse than laying in bed, tossing about (oi, no funny stuff) trying to get to sleep when your brain won't switch off. I hate waking up in the...
    newmurderer newmurderer 66-70 4 Responses May 19, 2010

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    Almost Everyday Now!

    I just ******* lie there thinking, thinking about everything! Happy,sad, fun enjoyable things, always suicide without fail, the good sides about it for me the bad sides about it for my family, my mum and sisters... Every ******* night now! I hate it!
    Achilles1989 Achilles1989 22-25, M 4 Responses May 23, 2009

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    **** trying. It just gets you nowhere and embarrassing yourself.
    Headlights Headlights 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    That's the worse. It happens often.
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    I've only been married for a few weeks and my MIL didn't show her true colors until after we were married. Now she is backstabbing and trying to put a wedge between us. I've...
    notinmydeck notinmydeck 31-35, F 3 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I want peace, I want to sleep forever.
    PatrickHabib PatrickHabib 26-30, M 29 mins ago

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    I hate everything about me. I have a shy and nice personality and because of that people think of me as a pushover. I hate the way my body looks and how ugly my face is. I am very...
    atr7887 atr7887 26-30, M 1 hr ago

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    I don't even know where to begin. I got married 3 years ago and only few months into my marriage her true colours started showing. She hates me. She hated me since day one. I haven...
    Faith89 Faith89 22-25, F 3 hrs ago

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    Infact, im silently laughing at all these people who hate me, thinking: If I was them I would avoid them too! Hell, I am using the majority of my real life friends! Lol, I am...
    SAffRONisGODxSATAN SAffRONisGODxSATAN 13-15, F 3 hrs ago

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    I hate when I have cold .I trying to get rid of it as soon as i can.Really do not like have running nose . I am okay with temperature ,but running nose I hate it .Hopefully i will...
    luna5555454 luna5555454 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 24

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    I feel awful that I have essentially joined the parabola of mothers who think of her step children as little monsters. However, I actually feel semi-justified in how I feel on this...
    sunnyshellkitty sunnyshellkitty 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    Give Me Back My Children!-In November 1999 I arrived back in the United States after 10 years abroad first in the Army then married. I was back for my father's funeral but I didn't...
    Cherokeebelle Cherokeebelle 41-45, F Apr 11

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    Trying to sleep when you're horny is almost ******* impossible.
    TGBman TGBman 22-25, M Apr 13

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    Someone recommend writing out how I was feeling this is it... I am thinking about dying lately like just a big exhale and it would all be done I wouldn't have to stress anymore or...
    WhoseMe WhoseMe 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 18

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    looks like my 4th wife will be leaving me. such a long story it is. I can honestly say that i have tried to end it and failed at that as well. i even prayed that i wouldnt wake up...
    diaperlock diaperlock 41-45, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Even though we have gotten into many fights over the years, we recently had a huge fight that made me realize that i dont need this woman in my life. i had sent her a well written...
    marissa0630 marissa0630 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    You know what I hate most? When women begin to complain, or tease, or downgrade other women for being "too fat", "too skinny", "too curvy" and "too much like a stick". We complain...
    SecondHearts3 SecondHearts3 18-21, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    People who say " i hate when people leave without a bye " are the ones doing that People who say " perverts please stop bothering me " are the biggest perverts People who claim...
    erick1433 erick1433 22-25, M 10 mins ago

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    The Jeff Gordon Pillow-----  OK--I really do not remember sleeping with a stuffed animal.  I am told I did at one time-but that was forever ago.  I am a sound...
    Elandra77 Elandra77 56-60 2 Responses Apr 16

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    I have to filter myself so much. Online. Through Text. On The Phone. In Person. Always. I have to always be this perfectly driven, successful, smart, courteous, kind, hardworking...
    soon2Bforgotten soon2Bforgotten 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    So recently I have done all I know to do to make this mother-in-law/daughter-in-law relationship work. I am well rooted in church and trying to do right and I want a good...
    HerworstEnemy HerworstEnemy 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 17

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    I've been going to therapy for about 3 years now & at first I was okay with it cause I knew I needed it & know it's just stupid. So when I first went to therapy it was because my...
    BatVein BatVein 16-17, F a week ago

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    We have two dogs at our house. I hate them both. One is a young, overly energetic collie mix who nobody in our household has enough time to properly train or exercise. The other is...
    Missdrakerss Missdrakerss 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 14

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    I don't know what exactly is my problem, but I really think I have some kind of issue that's related to sleep, that I have some kind of sleep disorder or something, but I have no...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 11

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    A friends father: Ok, well here is the long version--sorry it's a long read. I have a 28 year old daughter who has recently been working herself into the ground, and it caught...
    faintking faintking 31-35, M Apr 20

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    I had the same problem, there are some clinics that have special section for sleeping problems! You need to stay one night there! They wire up you everywhere in your body and ask...
    Sahel170 Sahel170 36-40, F Apr 27

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    I know i have it from my father. Any time of day, he'll fall asleep while watching TV or reading a book, or just anywhere comfortable. I used to always fall asleep on public...
    ThinkingCat ThinkingCat 18-21, F a week ago

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    Sometimes it feels like the universe is conspiring against me getting any sleep. Tried to take a nap but my dog kept waking me up because I left a slice of pizza on the table and...
    oyeabunstyle oyeabunstyle 26-30, F Apr 23

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    I am a 22 y/o male, I've been an LPN since 20 y/o, and I absolutely cant tolerate it anymore. It isn't anything like I thought It would be. I want out of healthcare completely. I...
    dylan1630 dylan1630 22-25, M Apr 25

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    Okay so let me give you some information about my life first. I am homeschooled, there are no kids in my neighborhood so you can see how many friends I have, I go to Lighthouse...
    disneygirlfan disneygirlfan 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    No matter how hard I try to get my life pieced together, there's always something she can suggest which my depressed and self pitying mind just couldn't find the motivation to do...
    CandleLitApple CandleLitApple 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago