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I Have Insomnia

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    oHDaily oHDaily 18-21, 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 Jun 25

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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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    I swear the early morning is the best,

    makes me feel as if the only one
    Kst97 Kst97 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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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 4 days ago

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    Was out all night at a party

    and yet can still not sleep after laying in bed with my eyes closed for over a hour. I wish there was a easy cure for insomnia besides the pills my doctor gives me
    skittymic skittymic 18-21, M 1 day ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    photographyismylife photographyismylife 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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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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    blasianalien blasianalien 22-25, F 1 Response May 13

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    I tried to fall asleep.

    got in bed and everything.. only to wake up again. I can't fall asleep! I keep getting negative thoughts in my head.. and it drives me insane. :3 It's 3:32 am and I still can't fall asleep.. D:
    RosaGoesMeow RosaGoesMeow 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    GreenEyedFox GreenEyedFox 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 14

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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 3 days ago

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    madlymaddie madlymaddie 18-21, F Jun 16

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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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    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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    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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    I am so used to it at this point,

    I have a routine. It's about 3:15 a.m. ... in about forty-five minutes, I will start coffee and accept the fact that I am up for another night. Luckily, I am not alone. I have a fellow insomniac to keep me company. If I happen to fall asleep before four a.m., I will get three...
    TheGoddessB TheGoddessB 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    madlymaddie madlymaddie 18-21, F Jun 14

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    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 5, 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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    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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    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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    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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    It happens more often

    than not and it's been going on for years and years now. It has become part of my routine. Up in the middle of the night, alone in the dark. I have actually grown to enjoy it in a strange way. It's very peaceful. It gives me time to think and talk to God and try and get some...
    NotQuiteRite NotQuiteRite 51-55, M 2 Responses Jun 19

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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 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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    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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    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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    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 2

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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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    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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    ShyGirlie78 ShyGirlie78 36-40, F 15 Responses Mar 4

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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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    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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    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 4 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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    Five hours of sleep in the last three days.

    When I do sleep, I am plagued with nightmares. But I can handle those. After all, they're typically just replayed memories of what's already happened to me. Insomnia, though, is so much worse. This feels like a life sentence I've done nothing to earn. And I think I might...
    C0deRed C0deRed 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 17

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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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    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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    EssSmith EssSmith 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 15

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    People flip over staying up past 3,

    Well.. That's a normal for me.
    UnderTheSleeves UnderTheSleeves 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 26