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    I am redefining insomnia.

    I think I should be in this group - although at this point it is best not to think. It is best to do.
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M Jun 13

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    5:18am. Again. Sweeeeeet.

    Always exhausted. Always unhappy. Always alone with my thoughts. Even in the most crowded of rooms. There's so much I need to let out, but nowhere to begin. K, I'm done.
    heybby heybby 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 26, 2014

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    Its 4am, i cant sleep

    and I'm so sick. Ugh. Dear body. Let me just have a little bit of rest?
    Kattastic3 Kattastic3 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 27, 2014

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    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 1, 2014

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    Low Vitamin D Levels Linked To Daytime Sleepiness

    http://www.lef.org/news/LefDailyNews.htm?NewsID=17902&Section=Vitamins Sleepiness correlated to lack of vitamin D United Press International 12-31-12 There is a significant correlation between excessive daytime sleepiness and lack of vitamin D, U.S. researchers suggest. Dr...
    conceptualclarity conceptualclarity 51-55, M 2 Responses Jan 1, 2013

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    It's just awful... Laying in bed at 4 a.

    m. wondering if you'll ever be able to sleep again. What's worse is not knowing the reason why. Why am I so tired that I can't sleep? I can already tell that tonight is going to be another sleepless night. And 4 a.m. knows all of my secrets.
    Personalstories Personalstories 70+, M 1 day ago

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    ShyGirlie78 ShyGirlie78 36-40, F 15 Responses Mar 4

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    I would give anything

    for a solid nights rest instead of two or three hours. I've tried every pill, every relaxation technique, every herbal remedy. I woke up at 4 am on the 14th. it's been 30 hours and I probably have another nine or ten hours of being awake. then I'll sleep for 4 hours and be up...
    RoyalxNicole RoyalxNicole 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 15, 2014

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    GreenEyedFox GreenEyedFox 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 14

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    oHDaily oHDaily 18-21, F Jun 14

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    My anti psychotic (sleep meds) make me a gift

    from Satan in the morning, I swear. It makes enjoying the day impossible. It's not worth feeling well rested to experience hell. So I'm up late, like always. I wish my brain would slow down. If it happens to idol even for a short time an annoying song will play. And once I...
    Awesg Awesg 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Anyone up right now cuz it's like 12:43 am

    right now and there's no one to talk to
    Katesdonthate Katesdonthate 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    madlymaddie madlymaddie 18-21, F Jun 16

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    photographyismylife photographyismylife 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I hate the sound of birds in the morning.

    It means it's time for me to go to bed even if it's just to lie there awake till it's time to go to work.
    Swillbucket Swillbucket 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 15

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    Running On Nothing!

    I have gone the last two days without  sleep I do everything that is recommended and yet I cant seem to fall asleep. (It is just another proof that my body is trying to kill me.  If I don't some sleep soon I will lose my frigging mind. HELP ME!
    JohnnyBoy01 JohnnyBoy01 16-17 38 Responses Jul 23, 2008

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    I think I feel an all nighter coming on.

    .. Oh joy to the heavens... πŸ˜πŸ”« I can't do this! I have volleyball practice for 3 hours tomorrow..
    UnderTheSleeves UnderTheSleeves 13-15, F Jun 14

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    I haven't been taking my prescribed medication

    to help me fall asleep, it's been 3 days /:
    anagapesis anagapesis 16-17, F a week ago

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    blasianalien blasianalien 22-25, F 1 Response May 13

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    I think this is a type of insomnia,

    I can't sleep more than 45 ish minutes. I wake up every 45 minutes or so the past week or two. Sometimes from nightmares and other times for no reason at all. I just can't sleep throughout the night :/ I'm glad it's happening now over the summer seeing as I still am not able...
    MyMindCravesNectar MyMindCravesNectar 18-21, F Jun 13

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    I'm always up until the wee hours of the

    morning!i hate it, everyone else is sleeping and I get bored.
    lzgroupie96 lzgroupie96 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 7, 2014

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    EssSmith EssSmith 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 15

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    I can't believe it's already 3AM

    and I'm still up...
    Protonyx Protonyx 16-17, M 1 day ago

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    It's freakin 4:49 am.

    Who else is awake in the United States?
    MaryJay712 MaryJay712 16-17, F 6 Responses Nov 12, 2014

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    β€œSleep is like a cat: It only comes to you

    if you ignore it. I drank more and continued my mantra. 'Stop thinking', swig, 'empty your head', swig, 'now, seriously empty your head.” ― Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl Seriously. I think if we could empty our heads we would all be sleeping like babies. Swigging does help ;)
    SimplyHearts SimplyHearts 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 6, 2014

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    It's almost 4 and I'm still wide awake,

    last night I didn't get to sleep until 6. The night before was 5. :(
    hallow1331 hallow1331 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 17

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    Insomnia always comes back to haunt me.

    I'll spend a month trying to get on a normal schedule and when I finally do, it only lasts for about two weeks..
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 8 Responses Apr 28

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    So I can't sleep and I start school again in

    like 8 hours D: anyone want to talk ? Preferably someone who will bore me to death so I can sleep ( just kidding ) anyone message me :)
    EssSmith EssSmith 16-17, F 5 Responses Jan 5

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    It really sucks when your sleeping patterns are

    so much different then your SO's... My boyfriend and I are so different when it comes to sleep. He gets too much sleep, and I don't get enough. He's able to go to sleep at any time during the day, and can sleep for hours. And then even with all that sleep, he can go to bed at a...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    Tips for insomniacs, hope it helps.

    . DONT No sugar / alcholic drinks after dinner No phone / tablet / computer since one hour before sleep. DO ~1h before sleep: tisane without sugar with a blend of herbs for sleeping aid (e.g. chamomile, melissa, passionflower, ..) At evening, adjust the lights. They should be...
    heronD heronD 26-30, M 3 Responses Jul 24, 2014

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    I love how I feel exhausted all day,

    like I've been swimming in cement, and the minute I lay down my brain is like, "Hey, let's think about all the things you've ever done wrong or may do wrong, chores that need to be done, if you locked the door for the thousandth time, and monsters under the bed because why not...
    nobody62442 nobody62442 22-25, F 2 Responses May 21

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    Sleeping Beauty

    I never thought I will have insomnia. My mother had it, and she was terribly crazy when she can't sleep. I had a notion that insomnia is the disease of the flipped. Of course, not until I had it. No matter how I physically tire myself, still I can't sleep on the hour I should be...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 5 Responses Oct 16, 2013

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    It's literally 4:00 in the morning,

    and I can't go to sleep because my thoughts won't shut up >.<
    immakittyrawr immakittyrawr 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Coming up on my longest time without sleep.

    Didnt sleep last night and Im feeling like I wont tonight either. Im officialy nubm to coffee and stimulants too this is horrible
    madlymaddie madlymaddie 18-21, F Jun 18

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    Another sleepless night.

    Yay for me! :/ On the plus side, I can always read to pass the time.
    ZoBow ZoBow 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 20, 2014

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    MusicLover4Eternity MusicLover4Eternity 13-15, F Jun 16

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    Can't even remember the last time I got a good

    night's sleep. Where you wake up and don't feel like **** in the morning. My depression's been worse too, I just want to sleep and wake up not tired for once.
    MissJessieGurl MissJessieGurl 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 21

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    unknownpoetx unknownpoetx 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 11

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    It's 2 am. I've been in bed trying to sleep

    since 12. I'm so exhausted and my brain just refuses to shut off... I just want sleep.
    LivviyLove LivviyLove 16-17, F 17 Responses Jun 17, 2014

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    well I guess I don't need sleep :/ I can take

    melatonin but that gives me nightmares :/ I'll just stay up another night
    leanna14xx leanna14xx 13-15, F Jun 15

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    I swear the early morning is the best,

    makes me feel as if the only one
    Kst97 Kst97 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    EssSmith EssSmith 16-17, F 4 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    1:00 am tonight. Hoping to fall asleep within

    the next hour. Wish me luck guys ! Lol
    madlymaddie madlymaddie 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 17

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    All Nighters : No Fun

    For as long as I can remember, I was a night owl by nature.  I felt completely nocturnal, begging to stay up all night from a very young age. Through school years, it only progressed.  Each year I would suffer when the new school year started, needing to conform to the...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 8 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    hug your knees. in fetus position.

    for 10 minutes and wake up hours of deep sleep later!
    carloslara7 carloslara7 31-35, M 3 Responses Nov 8, 2014

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    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 2

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    Slept four hours last night

    and I'm still not sleepy today ! 😭 I just want to sleep . My body is exhausted but my Brian is functioning at a high rate
    mimilsu mimilsu 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 16, 2014