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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...
    meandro meandro 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 24

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    I'm so tired that I'm having trouble walking.

    . I lacked sleep last night and I still can't sleep tonight..
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 3 Responses Oct 20

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    emotionalgirl97 emotionalgirl97 16-17, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Keep waking up at 1-2am.

    Am up right now :/ anyone else up and can't sleeep?
    EdgeOfSanity EdgeOfSanity 22-25, M Dec 4

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    The ground is weightless on our way home.

    Everything is concrete and stone and darkness and light, and nothing seems to be made of the same stuff. Its just living contraptions existing to please a cheap lie. A bad lie. We light a cigarette at the bus-stop and i look up to notice, the paper cut moon and how poorly its...
    StrangeCity StrangeCity 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Nov 23, 2014 4am Oh,my look at the time,

    God it's 4 am, And I haven't even closed my eyes. What is wrong with me, Why do I not sleep? Is it the storm outside, Or the one raging inside of me? But the funny thing is, If its funny at all, Is that I'm not even tired, I feel big even though I am small. Well I just hope...
    yonnie97 yonnie97 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 3

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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 18 Responses Jun 17

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    AstarJosephine AstarJosephine 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 19

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    It's 5:00 am and I'm still up.

    Why, some may ask. Well it's a simple answer really. Insomnia takes over my life. Has for years and it's really taking an effect on me. No wonder I can't get rid of these stupid migraines.
    MarinesGirl94 MarinesGirl94 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Another sleepless night.

    Yay for me! :/ On the plus side, I can always read to pass the time.
    ZoAnnBow ZoAnnBow 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 20

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    Well, screw it. Are even the insomniacs asleep

    tonight? It doesn't seem like anyone is on. Must be the turkey.
    NoVADad703 NoVADad703 31-35, M Nov 28

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    I'm laying here staring at the ceiling again.

    .. It's 4:30 in the morning... Hoping that you'll message me so I can smile again! :)
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 7

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    Been up for 36 hours

    so far. Whole body is starting to pound :/ Think I'll try and go to bed again in a minute.
    EdgeOfSanity EdgeOfSanity 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 3

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    baileebae baileebae 13-15, F Dec 3

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    **** this ****.... I really think I'm done

    trying to get to know you :L
    XXburnttoastXX XXburnttoastXX 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    The Paper Man

    About this time, 3 AM, the paper guy drives up, runs up the walk and throws one onto the deck of my neighbor. Often I'm awake, and recently outside taking in the air, since the weather's been nice. The last few times he came, he ran up, tossed his paper, and called out to me...
    simplygirl simplygirl 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 26, 2013

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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 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 27

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    Hate noise. Tinnitus.

    Bass noise infects me head to toe. Probably neurological. Sleep deprived. Last night 30mg OxyContin with BP meds. Little effect. Most meds do little for me. Should be happy about it. I guess. I preach the golden rules of sleep, yet I can't fix myself.
    JoshM1974 JoshM1974 36-40, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    How I Moved Beyond Insomnia by Jennifer Jackson,

    The Mind-Body Coach www.beyondinsomnia.com We all know people who can sleep like a rock no matter what. I have never been one of those people. I came into this world with a “temperamental” sleep system. My sister and I are 15 months apart. In my early adulthood, when I...
    beyondinsomnia beyondinsomnia 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 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

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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

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    Just took 1mg Xanax, x2 Benadryl

    and x4 Ibuprofen.. Maybe ill finally get some sleep
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 4 Responses Oct 17

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    I've had insomnia for years,

    and it sucks. It's normal for me to go two days straight without sleep, and on a good night I get about 5 hours. It's why I am always tired, and why I hate mornings. Fortunately I function rather well, despite my lack of sleep and the fact that caffeine has virtually no effect...
    DrKittyNinjaBunny DrKittyNinjaBunny 16-17, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    It's no longer about trying to fall asleep,

    but trying to survive the night...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 3 Responses Dec 1

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    Nemesis of Worth.

    Fear is my old nemesis. He is always there. Making sure that I never get comfortable. With no comfort, comes no sleep. Ensuring that his reign never ends. I've no arsenal for this worthy foe, as my weapons have been taken from me. The Kings Brew has become a glancing party in...
    EricS EricS 31-35, M 17 Responses Dec 21, 2008

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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 6 Responses Oct 16, 2013

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    6:12 AM and I'm still not sleeping.

    ... I'm ******* sick of this ****... :(
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M Nov 26

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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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    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 5

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    Wow 6:51 am and havent slept

    yet ... Im gunna sleep for 5 hours and try get back on normal schedule. I hate living like this.
    1492Savagery 1492Savagery 13-15, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    When you wake up In the middle of the nigh,

    you KNOW you can't go back to sleep. Insomnia ******* sucks
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 2 Responses Dec 8

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    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 1

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    yep havent slept at alllllll tonight

    and its 6am hmmmmm. lol
    wickedlilangel69 wickedlilangel69 31-35, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I swear this is what stresses me out during the

    day and what's making me sick. I hate not being able to sleep. My fiance hates that I can't sleep but he can't do anything. I suffer from insomnia from when I was young and took care of my dad. I've lived with it since I was 14 and so the past 6 years have been a lot of restless...
    MarinesGirl94 MarinesGirl94 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 1

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    AgentSickler AgentSickler 18-21, M Dec 5

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    hello guys use your insomnia I have pills like

    xanax diazepam percocet etc to solve the problem pm me if interested or email me at drodre40@outlook.com
    melisajoey17 melisajoey17 31-35, M 3 Responses 51 mins ago

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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 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 16

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    Why is it when you can't sleep

    and tired as hell you can't and when you have all the time in the world you can't seem to get any sleep? Bored and sleepless out of my mind!
    deucegirl19 deucegirl19 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    Not Always, But Often

    Last night I found myself thrashing around in bed. No matter what position I tried to lie down in, I was uncomfortable. I thought about just getting up at 3 am and maybe getting breakfast or something because I just couldn't get back to sleep. By the time the sun came out, my...
    victorious victorious 26-30, M 2 Responses May 10, 2007

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    “Sleep 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 3 Responses Jan 6

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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

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    Indigo27 Indigo27 13-15, F Nov 28

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    Folks, the next time you can't sleep,

    try this! It worked on my daughter as a kid! http://youtu.be/f-w4NypZQTM
    NoVADad703 NoVADad703 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 28

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    You know that feeling

    after a good night of sleep? Because I don't. -.-
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 27

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    Dawn Phobia

    i suffer with anxiety, and depression and have done for a long time same with the insomnia, i spoke to my doctor four years ago and they refered me to a service that provides councelling and cbt there was a three month waiting list but i had to be asessed first they rang me twice...
    dawnrise dawnrise 31-35, F 6 Responses Feb 1, 2013

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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 4 Responses Nov 8

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    Wow for once i feel tired xD ,

    at 1:00 am lol what a shock xD...
    emotionalgirl97 emotionalgirl97 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    Another sleepless night .

    . Ffs i midaswell stay up all day ..
    1492Savagery 1492Savagery 13-15, M Dec 12

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    took a sleeping pill

    and its not working! ugh! to tske pill number 2 or not!
    wickedlilangel69 wickedlilangel69 31-35, F Dec 1

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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

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