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I Have Insomnia

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    oh hey 3am XD ******* kill me now.

    .. im supposed to be up in 5 hours.. nearly finished an assignment though
    Catho Catho 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Dear insomnia can u please leave me alone

    for 5 hours so i can sleep Without your majesty waking me up every time ?
    jessy97 jessy97 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 17, 2014

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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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    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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    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

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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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    well ****,I'm ******.

    it's 5 am now & I have a final in 3 hours,I got into bed around two,praying for sleep,but nada,I'm going to watch Game Of Thrones now 🌚🌚🌚
    lifelesspie lifelesspie 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Sometimes it's a good thing

    and sometimes it's bad. Like on the weekends it's cool but on school nights, holy **** -.-
    n0ah n0ah 13-15, M May 9

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    ShyGirlie78 ShyGirlie78 36-40, F 16 Responses Mar 4

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    blasianalien blasianalien 22-25, F 1 Response May 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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    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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    I think sleeping every night is a big challenge

    to me. I never be able to get one good night sleep and feel refresh the next morning.
    ayako18 ayako18 31-35, F May 6

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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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    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 5, 2014

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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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    aliceinwomderland aliceinwomderland 31-35, F 7 Responses 3 days ago

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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 Dec 19, 2014

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    sweetnspicy2 sweetnspicy2 41-45, F 1 Response May 12

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    I never thought id be jealous of an animal

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/video/travel/video-1178561/Curious-elephant-bull-wakes-deep-sleep-Greater-Kruger.html What is deep sleep? I don't get it!
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 Apr 26

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    I lay in bed at night exhausted

    but unable to stop worrying about all my responsibilities, bills, work, kids, etc. I take zolpidem nightly to get to sleep.
    primalshears primalshears 51-55 May 5

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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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    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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    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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    fallensparrow fallensparrow 51-55, F May 11

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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, 2014

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    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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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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    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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    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 4 Responses Oct 20, 2014

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    I sleep all day because I can't sleep at night.

    Even when I try to fix my pattern I'll end up staying up all day and all night again till its about 6am. Insomnia can be so depressing.
    kristen1993 kristen1993 22-25, F 4 Responses May 5

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    EYESONLYFORU EYESONLYFORU 41-45, F 2 Responses May 9

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    biwhisper biwhisper 41-45, F 1 Response May 14

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    EssSmith EssSmith 16-17, F 5 Responses Dec 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 1 day ago

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    the past 2 weeks have been running on 2-4 hrs

    of sleep/day. It hurts my brain. i need to learn how to quit the physical body! I need more ambien!
    jaywabz jaywabz 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M May 2

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    I am so tired. My earphones are about to break

    and so the sound is really bad in one ear. Because of that I barely slept. To be fair it's been bad for days but last night it got even worse. I am so stinking tired and I'm sick of it.
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    I do insomnia, and I am

    so good at it, that I can do it all night long.
    ElMioCid ElMioCid 46-50, M 2 Responses May 9

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    I don't go to bed until I literally can't keep

    my eyes open anymore, and then I wake up 2 or 3 times.
    TGBman TGBman 22-25, M 3 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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 3 Responses Dec 8, 2014

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    P5YCH0K1D P5YCH0K1D 16-17, M 2 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    It's 5:45AM and I was supposed to be getting up

    in half an hour to get ready for class. I literally get no sleep at night, and feel completely exhausted and drowsy in the morning, then I come back from uni to sleep. It's been going on for maybe 2 weeks, and my insomnia was never as bad as it is now. I tried not sleeping...
    Offing Offing 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 26

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     My insomnia is back.

    Last few month I have been I up at: 3:40 am/ 4:00 am/ 4:00 am/ 2:00 am/ 2:00 am...I'm tired and exhausted. My heart is hurting, but what scares me the most is the LACK of FOCUS and MEMORY LOSS.Yesterday I meditated, took Melatonin, lower temp to 58F, and I woke up at 7:00 am. I...
    WisePearls WisePearls 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 19