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I Have Insomnia

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    Cheeched2015 Cheeched2015 16-17, M Jul 9

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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 Jul 2

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    it can get real bad if i dont have something to

    help me sleep. i asked for a pill to help me sleep and was given a placebo. of course it didnt work at all. so here marks day two and a half without sleep .-. which is not as bad as it could be but it can only get worse from here.
    sutsuki sutsuki 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 21

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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 a week ago

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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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    ClaryLeah ClaryLeah 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    These past few days, I practically lost all my

    tastes in foods. I don't feel like eating , you know and another thing, I feel like I am starting to have insomnia again and I feel like I need the help of sleeping pills again in my life. It's been awhile I stop taking those things because I am afraid I might get addicted to it...
    19chum 19chum 18-21, M 5 Responses Jul 19

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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 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 16, 2014

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    blasianalien blasianalien 22-25, F 1 Response May 13

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    its about 4:30am and my insomnia is just at its

    worse. going to the docs again but they don't do anything. 8 years and counting here's to a sleepless night!
    yocallmemark yocallmemark 16-17, T 1 Response Jul 17

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    Kst97 Kst97 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 18

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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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    I cannot sleep yet again!

    !! So I decided that I'm going to draw a fox lol
    auroradennen auroradennen 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 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 18-21, F 17 Responses Jun 17, 2014

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    haven't been on here in a long time.

    cant fall asleep my anxiety and depression has come back i feel like I'm falling in a black hole again. it helps just to write this out even if nobody pays attention to what i say.
    ledsteven95 ledsteven95 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 16

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    Jumping between the options of accessing the

    internet for the rest of the morning or making a hot chocolate to conk me out. I need my buddy pillow, shame that b**** took it.
    Ilovefeet2015 Ilovefeet2015 18-21, M Jul 5

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    I can't sleep right now.

    I don't know why.
    PinkyJess1 PinkyJess1 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Curse you insomnia you have won again!

    At least I don't have to go or do anything today!
    slimmmerman slimmmerman 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 19

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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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, M Jul 1

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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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    ShyGirlie78 ShyGirlie78 36-40, F 15 Responses Mar 4

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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 3 Responses Jul 24, 2014

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    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 2

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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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    I can't believe it's already 3AM

    and I'm still up...
    Protonyx Protonyx 16-17, M Jul 2

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    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 50 mins ago

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    Here I am, waiting for benadryl to kick in

    so I can sleep. my husband fell asleep within a few minutes and snoring a little. A part of me wanting to push him out of bed, because I feel jealous, but won't.... just wish the benadryl will kick in soon so I can sleep....
    brknsilence79 brknsilence79 31-35, F Jul 19

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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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    ,why can't i sleep ..

    .....pfff **** insomnia
    gunsnrosesxx gunsnrosesxx 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 14

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

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

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    I am basically nocturnal right now.

    I keep trying to reverse it... I better get my sleep schedule back in order because I'm going to have to be getting up at 6:30 once the semester starts. Ugh. I can't even fall asleep until like 3 am )': Can anyone offer me advice? I don't have caffeine anymore except for tea in...
    starling156 starling156 18-21, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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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 3 Responses 3 days ago

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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 sleep and it's 6 am,

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