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I Have Insomnia

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    How does having a 'few' sleepless night differ

    from having insomnia? How can you tell when it becomes more serious? Is insomnia something you get 'diagnosed' as??
    isatbytheocean isatbytheocean 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    My insomnia is back..

    .!! It's been nearly a week since I slept well.... Feeling really frustrated...!!
    shanaiya24 shanaiya24 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 16

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    DreamerX01 DreamerX01 22-25, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    You may or may not have known.

    .. But if you know the reason for your insomnia and rectify it, you will be able to recover from insomnia.. based of personal experience... I slept well last night =>
    shanaiya24 shanaiya24 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I can't sleep til 4-6 am

    and still wake up early and it's easy for me to have(accidental) all nighters and Im tired even if I do actually sleep a full 8 hours, and I'm exhausted a the time. It sucks :(
    rulahasan rulahasan 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    ugh its 5am... day 3 of no sleep.

    .. maybe i can fit a nap in today...
    FullHotel FullHotel 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 8

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    maybe i have insomnia

    or maybe it's just my wifi.
    queentheresa queentheresa 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 19

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    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 25

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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...
    meandro meandro 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 24

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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 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 27

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    chasingdreamss83 chasingdreamss83 31-35, M Aug 16

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    What's the difference between insomnia

    and just not being able to fall asleep?
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 4 Responses a week 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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    I had insomnia too, my social media

    accounts+stress made me insomnia 2years ago.. But hopefully im ok now, insomnia fighters can try shower with warm water before go to bed and insomnia fighter musics this metods worked on me :)
    fauxlady fauxlady 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Last night I didn't fall asleep

    until 5 something in the morning. It was a bad night. I've been under a lot of stress lately (being home is just...bad for my mental health) and as a result my psychosis has come back full force. But I don't feel like going into that now. I'm so tired during the day all I can do...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F Aug 18

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    kaye23e kaye23e 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    orestismos orestismos 22-25, M 4 Responses Jun 20

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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

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    The Paper Man

    About this time, 3 AM, the paper guy drives up, runs up the walk and throws one onto the deck of my neighbor. Often I'm awake, and recently outside taking in the air, since the weather's been nice. The last few times he came, he ran up, tossed his paper, and called out to me...
    simplygirl simplygirl 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 26, 2013

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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 26-30, M 17 Responses Dec 21, 2008

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    For the first time in a three day stretch,

    exhaustion won and sleep rescued me from myself. Dream fragments flooded my mind in their usual chaotic manner. I couldn't explain them if I tried. In these dreams I can still walk and they mostly revolve around the places I've been, the people I've met, and the boats I've...
    Triscuitan Triscuitan 26-30, M Aug 14

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    iMarried iMarried 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 8

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    Dawn Phobia

    i suffer with anxiety, and depression and have done for a long time same with the insomnia, i spoke to my doctor four years ago and they refered me to a service that provides councelling and cbt there was a three month waiting list but i had to be asessed first they rang me twice...
    dawnrise dawnrise 31-35, F 6 Responses Feb 1, 2013

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    I over think way too much,

    I drive my self insane
    crazyminds crazyminds 18-21, M 4 Responses Apr 18

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    So my sleep schedule is always messed up

    and last night I FINALLY THOUGHT I could fix it. I was exhausted from the lack of sleep the night before and was ready to finally sleep at an early 8pm.. But thank you insomnia, for ruining it. I woke up at midnight at I've been up ever since (now 7:45 am) and now I'm gonna try...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Two words: I'm ******* tired.

    Well I guess that's three.
    mittensforkittens mittensforkittens 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 15

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    It doesn't even matter how tired I am,

    when I switch off the lights my brain seems to switch into overdrive & I begin to come up with story ideas.
    IdleFox IdleFox 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 4

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    Me: Let me sleep!!! My Brain: Lol No,

    Let's stay awake and remember every stupid decision you've made in your life! Me: Okay..... >.<
    RaynieLove RaynieLove 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 10

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    forever stuck in an alternate universe between

    the sleeping world and the awake world... :(
    isatbytheocean isatbytheocean 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    This is my third day of not sleeping.

    I am not tired and I can feel myself start to shatter a but from the lack of rest. My vision is blurry and I keep getting dizzy but I can't sleep!
    YeahIKnowImSick YeahIKnowImSick 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    I have a young child with cerebral palsy

    so I have to be awake and alert all day, but I never get to sleep before 3am. I'm always so exhausted :( I don't like to take the diazepam I'm prescribed because it feels like I have a hangover the next day. Argh!!!! I'm so sick of being like this! It's been going on for...
    Coraltorch Coraltorch 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    “Sleep 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 1 Response Jan 6

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    P5YCH0K1D P5YCH0K1D 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 9

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    I'm always exhausted ,

    but being too tired to get through the day helps me cope
    morticiamortal morticiamortal 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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    Starting to think it's not insomnia.

    .. I think it's just that I am on my phone allllllllll night.
    irishp irishp 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    I hate these nights..

    . the ones where I can hear white noise in my mind; the nights I want to watch movies and read sad quotes... I wish I had people to talk to...
    FullHotel FullHotel 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    Experiencing it right now.

    My sleep pattern is so screwy. It takes awhile to fall asleep and I nap constantly.
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    I haven't been able to sleep at all basically

    for the past 3 months, every time I try to the same memory pops into my head and no matter how hard I try, I can't suppress it. Sometimes I can sleep for like an hour or two, but that only happens when I'm with my mom. I haven't told anyone about it because I can't tell anyone...
    Lanigga14 Lanigga14 13-15, F a week ago

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    The past few years have been hell.

    Every night I find myself staring into the blackness of my room, tossing and turning, being tortured by the millions of thoughts that run ramped through my head. My head is never silent. All day I hear my thoughts but at night it is even worse. Even while I'm asleep, I have...
    repeekbmurc repeekbmurc 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 22

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    Every now and then. It's a

    now time. **** you sleep. I will catch you eventually.
    Handyman25 Handyman25 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 18

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    Since I couldn't sleep the whole night,

    I ended up doing my CIP project.. Should I be proud of myself or feel ****** about myself...! This insomnia is hitting me hard *depressed*
    shanaiya24 shanaiya24 22-25, F Aug 18

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    Not Always, But Often

    Last night I found myself thrashing around in bed. No matter what position I tried to lie down in, I was uncomfortable. I thought about just getting up at 3 am and maybe getting breakfast or something because I just couldn't get back to sleep. By the time the sun came out, my...
    victorious victorious 26-30, M 2 Responses May 10, 2007

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    Been laying here for 2 hours

    and sleep will not come !!!
    June4U June4U 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    Insomnia is truly ruining my life :( I can't

    function I'm so sleepy and tired all of the time but I can't sleep at all ! Someone please help !!!!!!!!
    ArmaniTsunami ArmaniTsunami 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 18

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    BloodRedDarkness BloodRedDarkness 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 24

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    Ugh. I can't ever sleep at night.

    But during the day I can take naps & I sleep so good. I don't understand!!!
    ForeverYoung09 ForeverYoung09 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Lately, it's been a problem.

    I just really envy people who can immediately go to sleep the moment they jump into their bed but not me. If I'm lucky, it'll take at least an hour. If I'm stressed, anxious, or simply not tired, it'll take 2 hours, maybe 3, 4, 5 hours? And it sucks because it takes away from...
    Seiraxoxo Seiraxoxo 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days 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 7 Responses Oct 16, 2013

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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 6 Responses Mar 26

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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

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    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 1

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    yet again. another restless night.

    i lay in bed thinking. about the positive, the negative. the ifs, the maybes, the future, the past. i cannot stop thinking... this sucks. when school starts again im gonna be so tired. maybe i should try pills for it. some kinda of medicine..
    phobicnightmare phobicnightmare 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 12

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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