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I Hate When I'm Tired and Can't Sleep

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    The Worst Feeling

    I hate being wide awake when everyone else is sleeping and dreaming. I have major depression, so its either I can't sleep at all or I'm asleep all day. Since I've started a new medication buspirone, one of the side effects is insomnia. It drives me crazy and when I do get some...
    theSweetestSin theSweetestSin 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 6, 2009

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    Wake up several times a night.

    ..cant get comfortable..tried a soft bed ...a hard one and even the floor. Only thing that works is alcohol or other muscle relaxers..lol
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M Jul 29

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    This Is Insomnia -- It Really Isn't Fun

    Here I am again ... I think all of us should throw a party when w can't sleep.   Want to join me?? 
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72 36-40, F 5 Responses Jan 6, 2009

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    Insomnia Maybe

    I don't know maybe is insomnia perhaps, I work as a bartender from monday to friday, and when I finish I go to my house tired as hell itself. But I can't sleep maybe is because I'm afraid what will happen to me, like back when was an innocent 17 year old girl and father gave me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 3, 2012

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    Sick And Tired

    My work stressed me out so much I could not sleep at night. It was harder and harder to sleep unti I was not able to bear it any longer and it broke out. I was so tired at work that I had to go to the doctor. I'm now on sick leave...
    Gulliverdude Gulliverdude 26-30, M Feb 14, 2012

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    I Can't

        i hate  when i tired and i can't sleep .
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 5, 2009

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    The most horrible feeling ever!

    You have those nights where you got so much things on your mind and as soon as you put your head on the pillow the thoughts keep swimming around and around in your mind it's never ending and then you just can't sleep! The other times are when you're so tired over exhausted and...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    Daily

    Feels like I forgot how to sleep. Then I just try to keep my eyes close and pray for sleep.
    idreamdaily idreamdaily 18-21, F Jun 17, 2012

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    What Is Sleep

    I average about 2 hours of sleep a night.  I am beyond the point of exhaustion, my body aches to sleep my mind is beyond frustration and craves sleep but everytime I relax and lay down in my brand new comfy bed with the windows open slightly for fresh air, I ...
    tatteredwings tatteredwings 36-40 3 Responses Jan 31, 2009

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    WIDE Awake

    It's driving me crazy.  I'm tired.  I feel tired.  I fuc.king look tired, and I cannot get to sleep.  Tried 3 times and gave up.  Now I'm just trolling EP looking for someone to talk to.  I just want to sleep.
    orchid6 orchid6 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 11, 2008

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    I'm so tired, I was so tired all day

    that I couldn't do any work, and now that I'm in bed, I can't sleep. This is the worst.
    autumnH autumnH 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 21

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    Happens All The Time

    Being sleepy all day and then when it comes time to sleep... WIDE AWAKE đŸ˜²
    santiagoG santiagoG 22-25, M Nov 1, 2013

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    I cannot seem to go to sleep

    and I had no coffee today. I just have a lot on mind I guess. I'm so stressed out and my mind keeps on running so many thoughts and "what if's" through my head ugh
    ColdDayMemory ColdDayMemory 22-25, F Mar 6

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    I Am Tired And Can't Sleep

    I am heading out on a cross country trip tomorrow. I'm going up into the north country. I've lost my mind but I'm ready and excited about it. I just need some sleep right now and can't seem to close my eyes.
    letmeusethisname letmeusethisname 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 2, 2011

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    Here I am again after telling myself

    for the 2849502818 night in a row I'm going to be early. But I can't. Since something has to set me off during the day. Even if my mind wants rest, the stress has invaded my DNA just enough to make me exhausted but can't sleep. This will last for days after a tumultuous...
    zendx zendx 31-35, F Feb 21

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    Last Night; August 14, 2012 Ad/ Ce

    Last night, I was tired but could not sleep. That is not a rare experience for me but also it is not a daily thing. My mind wandered. It is rare for my mind to not wander. My thoughts came around to something about spanking, which also is far from a rare occurance for me. It...
    gingershuman gingershuman 36-40, M Aug 15, 2012

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    Of course I wake up 2 hours

    before my alarm goes off and can't fall back asleep...
    kendall1718 kendall1718 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    Hate It!!

    im usually very good when it comes to sleeping, but on nights when i cant sleep, i really do hate it, you know all the tossing and turning all night long!!
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 2, 2011

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    I can't sleep properly For the past few months I can't sleep well. Even if I'm really tired, I only have a few hours sleep (about 4-5) and constantly keep waking. I wake up tired...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 70+, F Sep 4

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    I'm really struggling right now lol but I'm serious! 1. I'm a night owl and I'm not really tired, I'm just trying to make myself go to sleep because I have an early rise in the am...
    Jo8691 Jo8691 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 5

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    Laughter is all around me, coming from me, and I can see the faces of my friends. It's a good night. We're all at dinner together, debating the stupidest of subjects like world...
    Skollon Skollon 18-21, F Sep 17

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    I literally have school in five hours and I cannot sleep and I'm so mad. I'm tired all day but the moment I lay down I have the most energy I've had in my whole life time and I...
    SixteenSparrows SixteenSparrows 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 15

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    Most nights I can't sleep because I have to much on my mind, and everything replays like a damn movie that you just don't want to watch. Imagine that your brain is like a computer...
    BlueHairedSunshine182 BlueHairedSunshine182 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I.......can't.......sleep....!!!!!!!!!!
    Serenita Serenita 41-45, F 3 Responses Sep 22

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    I can't sleep any longer, I have too much on my mind or I have nightmares. I hate it.
    Iwillalwaysbeforgotten Iwillalwaysbeforgotten 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 12

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    Guess I'll sleep when I'm dead...been 4 days no sleep.
    sunnysmiles1234 sunnysmiles1234 36-40, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    The worst is when you can't sleep and no one is messaging you
    Unkownplayer36 Unkownplayer36 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 15

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    Basically the reason i will get next to no sleep this school year :/ i just found out that almost everything you do is presented to everyone :| yeah I'll have some fun weeks...
    CanYouHearTheSilence CanYouHearTheSilence 13-15, F Sep 15

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    I just can’t sleep right now. I feel sick, a bit sad, and scared. Not really scared, but if I close my laptop and have the lights off, I just dunno, it’s like I want to sleep...
    YoureMyGlowstone YoureMyGlowstone 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 5

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    I can't sleep. Does anyone around my age want to talk?
    Matthews14 Matthews14 13-15, M 6 Responses Sep 9

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    It's 2:30am, been up all night, have a big exam tomorrow morning and I can't sleep, so I've had a beer and a smoke and now I'm ready for a chat. Anyone else interested?
    InMiseryWeSeekBacon InMiseryWeSeekBacon 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 15

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    For some reason I really can't sleep tonight at all
    oldwise oldwise 31-35, M Sep 15

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    My head is so filled with sh!t I can't sleep, and the thought of being alone kills me more, and makes me so frustrated I can't sleep. SHOOT ME
    Gemma3sahara Gemma3sahara 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 17

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    I can't sleep and I can't stop thinking! All my thoughts are racing and it's preventing me from falling asleep! I can't do anything about it and I don't understand why I am all of...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 8 Responses Sep 13

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    I can't sleep !! I need help ! Any good tips? Because i tried a lot of things and nothing is working ,
    sowhat007 sowhat007 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 17

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    "How are you?" A seemingly common phrase nowadays, usually answered with a "Good." or a "Fine." or an "Okay." Sometimes if you're lucky, they'll ask the follow-up question "Are you...
    matagorta5 matagorta5 13-15, M 2 Responses Sep 1

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    Even little things make me soso angry i end up punching walls or trying to harm myself... I must have smashed my phone about 5 times and my ipad once and last week I was really mad...
    Il0veandre Il0veandre 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 1

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    A few stolen moments Is all that we share You've got your family And they need you there Though I try to resist Being last on your list Coz no other man's gonna do So I'm saving...
    BlackEyedBean BlackEyedBean 41-45, F 1 day ago

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    just having a weird night. Dreams that I know were bad but I can't remember them. Been waking up at 2am for about 2 weeks. It's making me feel crazy.
    JulieAnn13 JulieAnn13 41-45, F 4 hrs ago

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    I heard screaming about a block away from my house so I ran to it without thinking, what I found was a crying woman who was just the victim of domestic abuse. She did not want to...
    Rune2u Rune2u 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 1

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    Lying here eyes fluttering and hanging on to the way last week played, feeling sad still and desperately wanting to let go... In this moment Heart filling full of how many tears I...
    Xenasdreams Xenasdreams 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 15

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    Way too many thoughts on my new found "boy troubles". Curtis asked if we could "talk" and I never replied because I'm not sure how to tell him How much i hate that label without...
    CassieWithAnO CassieWithAnO 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Another night of not sleeping well. Gets exhausting. Thinking of stopping the useless pills I'm on
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 70+, F 3 Responses Sep 11

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    Didn't sleep again last night. Well, perhaps an hour. Felt horrible. What does a good sleep feel like? I haven't had one in such a long time.
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 70+, F 1 Response Sep 10

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    I feel alone... truly alone! Some say that they feel alone yet they often have at least a few people to talk to. I have my girlfriend whom I speak to for 1 hours at best, I have...
    YitzchakWinternitz YitzchakWinternitz 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 13

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    I tried taking more sleeping pills than I usually do...just to get sleep. But it didn't work -.- still woke up in the night and I'm up early!
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Staying up all night sleeping all day all damn summer I still can't get it right. It's okay I'll be a zombie for school.
    CeeAirAHH CeeAirAHH 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 4

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    Can anyone sleep under these conditions? I just imagine some person being like "I love sweating in my sleep and when I can't breathe through my nose uuuuugh it's so perfect!" I don...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 15

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    i keep thinking of what i want to do, and what i want to do as an adult. I want to go to college, but for what? the only thing i'm good at and have a deep passion for is drawing...