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I Have Insomnia

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    recovering97 recovering97 16-17, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    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'm going to die a slow,

    painful, agonizing death from all this insomnia I've been having.
    ERMAHGERD1 ERMAHGERD1 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 1

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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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    03:44... Another interrupted nights sleep.

    It would be rather nice to actually be able to stay asleep for an entire night. Broken sleep patterns are not fun 😴
    bjammy bjammy 18-21, F 10 Responses Aug 16

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    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 2

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    night yalll. . .

    . . NOT!
    Earthdaughter Earthdaughter 22-25, F Aug 6

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    Sleep with me. No, seriously.

    If you can put up with me, your contractual agreement as my friend should be to sleep with me. Not **** me, but actually do me the favour of lending me your body heat and rhythmic breathing for eight hours. My general agitation/homicidal/rage blackout/self-destructive/panic...
    WithoutChemicals WithoutChemicals 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 14

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    I've had it since I was a kid,

    but it got worse when I was a teenager, because I used to overthink everything. The night was the time for me to reflect over things and get a better understanding over what I felt. Right now it's the most annoying thing in my life. I'm usually not "lazy" and inactive, but for...
    fcksociety fcksociety 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 24

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    1:03 am and I'm wide awake!

    **** you insomnia, long night ahead and nothing to do!!
    Jessantonia Jessantonia 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 15

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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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    ClaryLeah ClaryLeah 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    My insomnia is sending me down a path of

    destruction and darkness
    Catho Catho 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 7

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    I need to wake up at 6 a.

    m., its almost 3. .ughh, I just want to go to sleep.
    littlejxoxo littlejxoxo 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    I can't sleep right now.

    I don't know why.
    PinkyJess1 PinkyJess1 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 27

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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 4 Responses Oct 16, 2013

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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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    Sometimes, all I can do is lay in bed

    and hope to fall asleep before I fall apart
    Kst97 Kst97 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 30

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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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    Jayde88 Jayde88 26-30, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I was thinking of getting some actual sleep

    tonight, but my insomnia has other plans.
    DreamWarriorBlake DreamWarriorBlake 22-25, M Aug 7

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    Even if I manage to get to sleep without

    staying up the whole night, I wake up. I wake at 4 am every single night with anxiety. The night is creepy when you first wake from a dream. Otherwise I like night time. I managed to fall back to sleep only to be woken up by a huge roar of thunder and a big storm came in and...
    starling156 starling156 18-21, M Aug 4

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    Also--is anyone here aware they may have sleep

    apnea? Which is a blockage of the airways that makes you wake up and take a breath while you're in deep sleep? I was having it for about half a year and was wondering why I was so tired--then I did a sleep study and they found I have sleep apnea so I now use a CPAP machine at...
    LoveIsWithinYou LoveIsWithinYou 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 1

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    I'm tired but I can't sleep.

    It's taking a toll on my body.
    JustChris1217 JustChris1217 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 27

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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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    I would like to share with everyone this healer

    who has helped me and my family and my friends, who has also helped people become completely cured of insomnia as well as other physical health issues, major diseases, and also helped people with mental health problems (like me). His name is Braco. His website is www.braco.me...
    LoveIsWithinYou LoveIsWithinYou 26-30, M Aug 1

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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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    blasianalien blasianalien 22-25, F 1 Response May 13

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    I try to sleep around 11pm

    and I toss and turn for hours and hours then I fall asleep then I wake up then I fall asleep and wake up then I have weird dreams that wake me up at 7am
    ReneeTay ReneeTay 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 8

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

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    5:31am - another sleepless night

    and another day starts.... if I am lucky I get a 50 min - 2 hr nap in this afternoon.... * sigh*
    evienneOwnedByMasterBlaise evienneOwnedByMasterBlaise 41-45, F 7 Responses Aug 7

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

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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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    Can't sleep and it's 6 am,

    might as well drink some coffee and finish up some books
    Kst97 Kst97 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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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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    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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    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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    And it Isn't much fun.

    It's not like I can just go downstairs and play the piano or play violin or guitar in my room. I can't practise martial arts, I can't really go out for a walk in the middle of the night either. Cooking is out of the question, as is swimming which I love, and the bookstores...
    Tasha15Girl Tasha15Girl 16-17, F 5 Responses Nov 23, 2014

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    one of those nights..

    ..too much for the mind to ponder
    peacelovejoy89 peacelovejoy89 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 8

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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 18-21, F 17 Responses Jun 17, 2014

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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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    Stayed up late with my sister watching past

    superbowl halftime performances. I still think Bruno Mars' was the best.
    Daisy4848 Daisy4848 26-30, F Aug 8

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    I have chronic insomnia I have

    since I was diagnosed with hydrocephalus they wanted to try to do an ETV which is when they remove a piece of your brain so you have another hole but then they wanted to try poking a hole since the first try didn't work then they hit something which caused blood they tried both...
    musicspeakstome musicspeakstome 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 23

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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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