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I Have Insomnia

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    biwhisper biwhisper 41-45, F 1 Response May 14

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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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    I ******* hate living in the centre of the city,

    I absolutely can't sleep at night,too much noise and I'm oversensitive :((
    Sunflower93 Sunflower93 18-21, F 2 days ago

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

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    It has finally returned me.

    Can't say that I'm glad or it's good to be back but it's almost nostalgic. After all, I am a night owl. I might end up staying the whole night tonight. Anyone else stays up all night?
    Xemplefied Xemplefied 26-30, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Sometimes it's a good thing

    and sometimes it's bad. Like on the weekends it's cool but on school nights, holy **** -.-
    n0ah n0ah 13-15, M May 9

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    the past 2 weeks have been running on 2-4 hrs

    of sleep/day. It hurts my brain. i need to learn how to quit the physical body! I need more ambien!
    jaywabz jaywabz 22-25, M May 18

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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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    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses May 19

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    socalbabe321 socalbabe321 18-21, F 6 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    EYESONLYFORU EYESONLYFORU 41-45, F 2 Responses May 9

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    sweetnspicy2 sweetnspicy2 41-45, F 1 Response May 12

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    I suffer from insomnia

    and I can't find my earplugs to sleep in silence๐Ÿ˜”
    Sunflower93 Sunflower93 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 5 Responses Oct 16, 2013

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    I do insomnia, and I am

    so good at it, that I can do it all night long.
    ElMioCid ElMioCid 46-50, M 2 Responses May 9

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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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    well ****,I'm ******.

    it's 5 am now & I have a final in 3 hours,I got into bed around two,praying for sleep,but nada,I'm going to watch Game Of Thrones now ๐ŸŒš๐ŸŒš๐ŸŒš
    lifelesspie lifelesspie 18-21, F 1 Response May 17

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    I don't go to bed until I literally can't keep

    my eyes open anymore, and then I wake up 2 or 3 times.
    TGBman TGBman 22-25, M May 19

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    fallensparrow fallensparrow 51-55, F May 11

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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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    Insomnia again... Well I came back 2 hrs ago.

    .. And I am still not sleepy ... ! Any suggestions?
    MsAttitudez MsAttitudez 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Kailenalovesyou Kailenalovesyou 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    blasianalien blasianalien 22-25, F 1 Response May 13

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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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    Tbh It's kinda sad that I actually can't

    predict what time I go to bed and what time I get out of bed
    t0ucht0relax t0ucht0relax 13-15, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Slept four hours last night

    and I'm still not sleepy today ! ๐Ÿ˜ญ 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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    I beg anyone & everyone to tell me tips an

    tricks an ways of falling asleep I'm so sick of sleepless night and feeling lifeless with a terrible migraine an not being able to do anything the following day or spend time with the family its so exhausting an painful i sometimes skip meals because of this an if i do fall...
    Gtmchocco12 Gtmchocco12 18-21, F 3 Responses May 7

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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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    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 1, 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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    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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    Can't even remember the last time I got a

    "good" night's rest. The other day when my boyfriend was off work I slept for four hours that was almost peaceful. But it's getting really bad again. I'm lucky if I get four hours a night :/ and it's really starting to affect my mood again too. I just want to sleep.
    MissJessieGurl MissJessieGurl 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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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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    Wow was tired got to bed

    before midnight and now OoO .... Oh look it is 1:30 - if I see 4am again I will scream!
    SolitaryElf SolitaryElf 41-45, F 4 days ago

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    MsAttitudez MsAttitudez 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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

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    oh hey 3am XD ******* kill me now.

    .. im supposed to be up in 5 hours.. nearly finished an assignment though
    Catho Catho 18-21, F 1 Response May 15

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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