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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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    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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    Happens All The Time

    Being sleepy all day and then when it comes time to sleep... WIDE AWAKE ๐Ÿ˜ฒ
    santiagoG santiagoG 22-25, M Nov 1, 2013

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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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    its a constant struggle

    since i can feel myself falling asleep and all heavy but i just dont sleep?
    satoko satoko 16-17, F Feb 23

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    Wish I could sleep...

    ......so tired yet I can't sleep wtf ๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜จ๐Ÿ˜จ๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ˜”
    mysticangel40 mysticangel40 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 14, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 didn't sleep last night,

    have had a full day of lifting and moving heavy objects. I can feel it in my body! It's 2am and finally getting tired!!! WoohooBc
    EnvyStar EnvyStar 26-30, F Dec 22, 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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    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 5 days ago

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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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    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 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 9, 2014

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    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Oct 14, 2014

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

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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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    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 6 days ago

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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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    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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    whyusteens whyusteens 13-15, F Dec 24, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Like right now... It's 3:44am

    for me. Been in bed for 4 hours and still can't manage to drift off to sleep -.-
    EnvyStar EnvyStar 26-30, F 5 Responses Oct 14, 2014

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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 toย 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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    That really drives me insane because it makes me feel like he/she doesn't trust what I'm saying.
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    It"s 4 am and i still can"t get to sleep eventhough i"m tired what am i going to do? I have school today. I realy don"t want to go to school. Do you think my parent let me stay at...
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    I'm not feeling like myself and can't sleep. Too much going on and need counsel.... I dunno what to do with my life right now. I hate feeling lost.
    Hunnylovie Hunnylovie 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 7

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    this is one of those nights. i just can't deal with the ****** people that have inundated my life. when I'm stressed sleep isn't easy.
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F Mar 5

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    Why do you keep running through my mind? I can't stop thinking about you! I want to touch you and feel you. I want to make you go there and back again. I can't sleep! I can't sleep...
    SexyBoss70 SexyBoss70 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 4

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    I'm in a hotel and I can't sleep :( it's 2am and I have to get up at 5:30. What do I do?
    teenagedirtbag99 teenagedirtbag99 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 12

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    Damn I work at 8:00 in the morning and I still can't sleep...this really sucks it's going to suck for me tomorrow when I fall asleep at work :/
    IsMyStory IsMyStory 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 14

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    that would be nice when I'm up by myself I start thinking about all the negative things that have happened to me in my past up until now and normally start to cry until I fall...
    strangelybeautiful strangelybeautiful 26-30, F 9 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'd do it for nothing (but don't tell anyone.) I feel content when I am writing, like I am where I'm supposed to be. Alas I need wages so I'm working at something that is OK but...
    caralouise caralouise 46-50, F Mar 12

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    Music is therapy..when I'm mad I don't have to drink or smoke I just listen to music and let the beat take my helplessness into the notes that carry us away from our problems.
    NanaAnn96 NanaAnn96 18-21, F Mar 11

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    It been a long day, I have had 8 classes, went jogging, and spent 4 hour painting my art homework (plus the thousands of other things that go into a day). I'm utterly exhausted...
    Sunglyph Sunglyph 18-21 15 hrs ago

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    I get restless and my mind just rushes around keeping me up for hours on end. I can only get to sleep when I get so tired I pass out
    ScarM3 ScarM3 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 15

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    I decided to go to bed early because I was feeling sleepy. So at 11 pm I hit the sheets. Well, I woke up about a half hour ago WIDE AWAKE and I'm annoyed. My body clock is...
    cljmovies cljmovies 51-55, F 6 days ago

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