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     My insomnia is back.

    Last few month I have been I up at: 3:40 am/ 4:00 am/ 4:00 am/ 2:00 am/ 2:00 am...I'm tired and exhausted. My heart is hurting, but what scares me the most is the LACK of FOCUS and MEMORY LOSS.Yesterday I meditated, took Melatonin, lower temp to 58F, and I woke up at 7:00 am. I...
    WisePearls WisePearls 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 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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    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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    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 2 Responses Mar 28

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    Sleeping pills ain't working,

    01:57am. So I'm going to spend the rest of my night watching ASMR videos on YouTube.
    SparkleDammit SparkleDammit 22-25, F Apr 7

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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 Mar 29

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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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    down2die down2die 26-30, M Mar 29

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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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    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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    So its 1.30am, I ran out of good wine.

    .. this bloody mary taste like ***. I really need to sleep but am too freaking excited ! *rolls eyes*
    AcousticAnne1 AcousticAnne1 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 1

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

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    5.24am and I've had very little sleep

    yet I have to be up for work in a few hours.
    Romanadvoratrelundar Romanadvoratrelundar 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 15

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    Im either fed up with nightmares

    or way too hyped up on caffeine or good books or sex to sleep anymore. I can only sleep a couple hours at a time, rarely at night. Sometimes I walk on my treadmill all night, or sometimes I sit on my front porch and watch traffic go by until I get sleepy.
    KittyCunt KittyCunt 18-21, F Apr 1

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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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    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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    SpecialButReal SpecialButReal 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    defiledentrails defiledentrails 22-25, F Mar 27

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    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 1, 2014

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    And here I am yet another sleepless weekend.

    Gotta be up in a few hours why can't I sleep??? FML! Anyone wanna chat?
    down2die down2die 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 5

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

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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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    It's 5:45AM and I was supposed to be getting up

    in half an hour to get ready for class. I literally get no sleep at night, and feel completely exhausted and drowsy in the morning, then I come back from uni to sleep. It's been going on for maybe 2 weeks, and my insomnia was never as bad as it is now. I tried not sleeping...
    Offing Offing 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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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...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 27

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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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    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 3 Responses Apr 27, 2014

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    โ€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.โ€ โ€• 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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    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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    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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    endmypainn endmypainn 13-15, F Mar 30

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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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    I haven't slept for two sleeps now,

    I need someone to tell me corny jokes or something, I need to laugh...
    insomniastrikes insomniastrikes 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 30

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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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    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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    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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    desculpa desculpa 22-25, F Mar 26

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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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    EssSmith EssSmith 16-17, F 5 Responses Dec 24, 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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    tonight i broke down

    and cried because its been so hard to sleep. i was so so lucky to have my babe there holding me though...
    kinkystapler kinkystapler 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 18

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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 2 Responses Mar 26

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    down2die down2die 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    4:26am again ..... I am planning to try to get

    up at 8 but hate the zombie shuffle pfffffttttttt
    SolitaryElf SolitaryElf 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 19

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    I've been diagnosed with Insomnia

    and low-grade depression. I cant seem to sleep anymore without taking sleeping pills. Its difficult. I do have someone I like that I talk to on a regular basis, we get on so well, he's awesome. I'm worried if I don't sort my sleeping out he'll start to distance himself from me...
    Skin0Man1 Skin0Man1 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 3

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

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