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    Can't sleep at night.

    .nap during the day to further screw up my sleep schedule..it sucks. I try to not nap but I'm just so tired :(
    alh12321 alh12321 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 12

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    Had to go out. So draining!

    !! I was humiliated and exposed and I am sick of being humiliated like this. All my mess revealed to a total stranger and my narcissist mother lapped up making herself look good and poking my fat and humiliating me. Was so fed up I sighed but the woman didn't take any notice of...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 3 Responses Mar 11

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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, 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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    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 2 Responses Jul 24, 2014

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    Past 2-3 days I've had weird sleep.

    Being able to go to sleep quickly. Which is unusual. Yet waking only about 3-4 hours later (which was interrupted sleep) trying to sleep for a while longer yet not sleeping again. Few hours later i am incredibly tired and need to sleep again. It's crazy. No idea why my sleep has...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Mar 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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    Urgh... Awake at 4am

    for no reason.. My body just said NOPE! No sleep for you -.- In high school that was sort of acceptable, I could deal with that... But the fact that I have a uni class tomorrow is not acceptable... I need sleep.. And I only went to bed at like 11:30... 5.5hrs of sleep is not...
    catho catho 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    defiledentrails defiledentrails 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    desculpa desculpa 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    me. it will turn 1am soon. hmm..Should i eat something to fill my empty space of my heart? i don't know.. movie?No..i don't have energy for that. uggrrr..i gave up. that's the best way..
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F 57 mins ago

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    every night I tell myself

    that we're sleeping early this night and I try to but I just can't ! and the problem is if by any chance I managed to sleep, I can't wake up that easily ! It is now 1:18 AM here
    bwingbwing97 bwingbwing97 16-17, F 6 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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    I've had insomnia for a few years now.

    Usually would get to bed anywhere around midnight - 3am. But the past several months it's been worse then usual. I'm now up till 6-10 am sometimes.. I do have other things that keep up most nights. Like medical conditions and what not. But even on nights where I'm not in much...
    Scoodaloop Scoodaloop 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 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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    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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    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, 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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    So tired. It was a long day

    for me. I just want to rest and sleep but this insomnia won't let me. This feels terrible.
    RedThatDescribesMe RedThatDescribesMe 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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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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    I have insomnia everyday

    since more than months now I'm tired of this because of my depression
    emmadarko emmadarko 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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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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    So literally the clock is torturing me.

    I used to feel like I was held down to the bed, and if I didn't sleep, I would go insane. But how much more insane could I go? Not much, so I'll just let my mind wander and find myself getting lost in the strangest activities at this time of night.
    chasetheweirdo8 chasetheweirdo8 13-15, M 3 Responses Mar 14

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    I hate it. Nothing to do at night either.

    This is why I'm always so tired during school
    SadLittleFlower SadLittleFlower 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 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 18 Responses Jun 17, 2014

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

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    jasmin333 jasmin333 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 6, 2014

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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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    down2die down2die 26-30, M a week ago

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    I haven't slept well

    since early childhood, plagued with nightmares... I do not know if it's from past sexual abuse or from something else entirely. I've slept the best next to my soon to be husband, but lately I find myself tossing and turning. I didn't sleep at all last night... I'm keeping him...
    NotSoAngelic NotSoAngelic 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Usually I do not have a reason

    why I stay up late at night. But now I do, thanks to the gruesome images and videos of some deaths that I have watched which were caused by war, differences of political views and religious beliefs. I have a job that exposes me to blood and gore stuff. And I can sleep soundly...
    BloviatingBuffoon BloviatingBuffoon 70+, F 3 Responses Jan 30

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    I sleep technically 3-4 hours

    if I am lucky. Last night and today after a conversation, I kept falling asleep, I world have terrible dreams abt people whom I truly love and cherish and terrible weird things happening. After each person I would wake up, another would start. Different person different...
    orchidspetals orchidspetals 36-40, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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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, 2014

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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've had insomnia since I was about 5,

    doctors have no idea how to help me. It takes 4 benadryl to knock me out. Otherwise nothing else works. I don't get a lot of sleep haha and I've gotten used to it now, and the times I do sleep are actually really nice
    sfausett33 sfausett33 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    So I got a new pair of earphones.

    So nervous to test them I haven't taken them out of the packaging...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response 3 days ago

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    down2die down2die 26-30, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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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 3 Responses Jan 6, 2014

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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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    Oh my gosh....i desparately want to eat this

    now....Ouch!!!!So painful..:/
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 20

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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, 2014

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    I've got so many exams coming up this week

    and I can't even focus on my studies bc I've been getting an hour of sleep per night, sometimes I wouldn't even sleep at all. It's not that I'm not tired, I am, I'm exhausted. I just can't bring myself to sleep.
    selasf selasf 13-15, F Mar 14

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    down2die down2die 26-30, M 8 hrs 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 3 Responses Dec 8, 2014

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    It's almost 2am and I'll most likely be up

    for a few hours but all my people are sleeping :c someone message meeee
    HisDove HisDove 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 20

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

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    EssSmith EssSmith 16-17, F 5 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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