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I Have Insomnia

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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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    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 5, 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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    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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    Went to bed super early out of tiredness.

    Slept for only about an hour or less. Continuously kept waking out of short bursts of sleep. Gave up trying about 6 hours later. Feel like rubbish. I never have uninterrupted or full sleep. I want to try again but what point is that...my mother is already angry at me over it...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 2 Responses Mar 13

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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 18 hrs 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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    definitely find myself awake

    for what feels like forever
    Hailey93xox Hailey93xox 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 10

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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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    I have insomnia really bad

    and it's to the point where I'm just tired, irritable and plain out exhausted. I wish I could just slide in bed and fall soundly asleep. I'm also in agony. I hurt all over I don't even know where the pain is steaming from to say the least (thanks to AS). I pray for a night of...
    SweetT246 SweetT246 22-25 2 Responses a week ago

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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 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 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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    Monday - 4 hours of sleep Tuesday - 0 hours of

    sleep Wednesday - 4 hours of sleep Thursday - Still not asleep... (2:20 AM) I'm so ******* tired... Please let me sleep one full night... Just one... :'(
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 13

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

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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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    defiledentrails defiledentrails 22-25, F 2 days ago

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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 2 Responses Nov 20, 2014

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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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    jasmin333 jasmin333 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 6, 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 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 2 days ago

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    down2die down2die 26-30, M 6 days ago

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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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    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 I cannot sleep again

    and again I would like to post one of my pic lol
    richardo789 richardo789 22-25, M 1 Response 4 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 6 Responses Jan 5

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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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    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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    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 3 days ago

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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, 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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    I wish people would stop confusing "My body

    doesn't have the chemical ability to make myself feel tired" and "I can't get off my phone so I must be an insomniac, right?".
    AlexaValencia AlexaValencia 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    desculpa desculpa 22-25, F 3 days ago

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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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    I keep having nightmares.

    I know they're related to my childhood sexual abuse or present marital problems somehow. But I don't remember them. I just wake up feel unsettled or anxious. When night comes, I don't want to sleep. :( This comes and goes in waves. I keep waiting for it to go or build up so...
    reclaiminglife reclaiminglife 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 17

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

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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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    I'm awake. Wide awake.

    My insomnia is basically laughing at me. I don't think I realized the depth of how lonely insomnia can make a person feel until recently. I do prefer night over the day. I'm not a morning person so it's not that the night itself bothers me because there is less to do. I like the...
    JustNyx JustNyx 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 10

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