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

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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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    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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    Unfortunatley, that happens a lot

    because I have thyroidism. Bloody annoying
    MissLunaDomina MissLunaDomina 31-35, F 2 Responses May 6

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    I've had a long day at University,

    The lecture was very long lasted 2hours and a half the seminar itself was draining so much reading to do in a literature degree. Not to mention the long journey I had to make to go back home and being stuck during rush hour. Its 6am I am tired but I can't sleep.
    aminaas aminaas 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 15, 2014

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    Seriously I want to sleep!

    !!! I get an average sleep of only 4hrs!!! Damn all my homework and school!!!
    AnnaNicoleson AnnaNicoleson 16-17, F 1 Response May 12

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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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    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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    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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    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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    This is me every night.

    I sleep from 6am to about 10am smh I'm over it
    lolabaybee lolabaybee 22-25, F 1 Response May 19

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    Happens All The Time

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

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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...
    LittleMilwee LittleMilwee 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 9, 2014

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    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Oct 14, 2014

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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, 2014

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    The wind tonight is so loud,

    and the pine cones on the metal roof are making it so impossible to sleep. And I so badly want to.
    lillyforever4 lillyforever4 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 12, 2014

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    if i fall asleep now i can get 5 hrs.

    pls stupid brain shut up and stop thinking. okay putting my phone away. goodnight. no dreams.
    trashspice trashspice 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    I'll be tired when I get home from work

    and I'll have the mindset that I'm gonna go to sleep soon as I get home..............doesn't happen
    shericka1992 shericka1992 22-25, F 6 days ago

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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, 2014

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    Tonight it's a bum shoulder that's killing me

    and things weighing on my mind.....Love this tune!!!!
    Extant1 Extant1 51-55, M 3 Responses Jun 11

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    Great...i'm depressed noe

    and stuck in my house with my mom...she won't let me sleep during the day and i can't cut myself when she is around...damn i hate this so much
    anderlr anderlr 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 20

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    I've had about 20 minutes sleep thanks to some

    stupid Scottish bint phoning my husband at 2am, thinking he was some *** called Brian, then phoning back and leaving a voicemail saying that her brother wasn't happy about her being around this Brian blokey... We don't even know her, her brother or Brian! I just know I'm going...
    Jenezebel Jenezebel 26-30, F Mar 22

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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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    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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    And the worse part is there is no one here to

    talk to. I just sit for hours waiting for the sun to come up. My block is so quiet. hardly a car goes by after 11 pm. Every now and then I hear a bus go by. It feels good to know I'm not the only person in the world that is awake.
    cljmovies cljmovies 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 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 41-45, M Aug 15, 2012

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    Of course I wake up 2 hours

    before my alarm goes off and can't fall back asleep...
    kendall1718 kendall1718 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 17, 2014

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    kwolf16 kwolf16 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 14, 2014

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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, 2014

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    I'm both exhausted and wide awake. Cue the deep, frustrated sighs.
    Ugh2319 Ugh2319 13-15, F 4 hrs ago

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    Every night is the same, cannot sleep. I take pills to aid sleep, but they doesn't seem to work anymore. I talk to myself until I catch some sleep. That's usually around 4 am...
    jmanu86 jmanu86 26-30, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I can't sleep.................. who is up???
    liyahgirl liyahgirl 13-15, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I can't sleep. I am always stuck thinking about the same things over and over again. The things I have messed up, frustration over my inability to speak my mind, and my will to...
    TheHonorableOutcast TheHonorableOutcast 13-15, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm running on about 2 hours of sleep today. I have had SO much trouble sleeping this past week. Usually I sleep rough or wake too early or whatever but lately I'm just... Not...
    omgwut omgwut 41-45, M 1 day ago

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    I am tired but can't sleep. it's almost 1100pm here. someone please talk to me. I am a very nice and friendly person.
    secretchey secretchey 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am so tired, but I just can't sleep.
    quackmooquack quackmooquack 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Oh my god. I'm at my cousins' lake house right now for the July 4th weekend and we are here with all extended family. In the middle of the night right now, my grandmother starts...
    Daisygirl08 Daisygirl08 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I am just laying here in bed, Horny, tired, and Lonely. I want to sleep, but I just can't seem to fall asleep, so I just lay here, Doing much of nothing, and I guess just writing...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I've been very very sad, and confused lately, but I do not show it. Even right now it is hard for me to type this out. I'm the one in this home who has to keep things together, be...
    Ayaime7 Ayaime7 26-30, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Insomnia.... In the early hours of the morning. No matter what time I fall asleep or how tired I am, I only seem to manage a few hours each night. My body feels drained and I feel...
    Calsi704 Calsi704 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I honestly don't know what to do.,., I'm so tired but hear noises and stuff.... Idk how to fall asleep in peace, so I won't be scared
    missgermangirl missgermangirl 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I have this fear. At night it's like anxiety or something.. I'm scared to sleep thinking someone's going to break in or something... I can't sleep
    missgermangirl missgermangirl 18-21, F 5 days ago