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    I haven't slept in like two months.

    Pills aren't working now. I am going for s therapy next week. But until then, I have to keep it together!
    karmicsouls karmicsouls 31-35, F 17 hrs ago

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    I have work in four hours

    and I can't sleep the treatment was working for about a week but for the past two days I can't fall asleep I've only slept for about five hours up to this point I even went out for a run earlier but I still feel wide awake..
    SunshineLaura SunshineLaura 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    About an hour of actual sleep

    and I have to be at work at 4am. I try not rely on sleeping pills, as I don't like the idea of taking medication unless it's absolutely necessary, but sometimes my insomnia is just too much to handle.
    AmayaTsuki AmayaTsuki 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    millarita18 millarita18 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 22

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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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    Man I am so tired I could close my eyes right

    now. I managed to get new earphones two weeks ago but those were faulty and I couldn't use them. My mother bought me a new pair about a week ago and they are fine but the sound seems to have issues...I can't really explain it. Was having an "ok" sleep for about 2 days but now it...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 Feb 21

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

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    BiJakeD BiJakeD 26-30, M Feb 18

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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 am on probation because my school doesn't

    think 49 hours with out sleep is a valid excuse to stay home. the school said I can control when I sleep its not like I am sick. after missing 3 in a semester from it they called me in saying I skip school. I have medicine but it gives me migraines so I avoid using it. I had a...
    Mybiscuits Mybiscuits 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 17

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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, 2014

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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'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 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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    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. It's 4:55 am

    and I don't think I'll be getting any sleep tonight.
    ShyGirlie78 ShyGirlie78 36-40, F 5 Responses 17 hrs ago

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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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    Friday night I slept 4 hours,

    Saturday night for an hour and a half and that's it. Haven't slept since then and now it's tuesday night, almost 1:30am. My eyes burn, probably not thinkin straight, keep thinkin im seeing shadows and **** moving when it's not and I'm soooo tired, but I CAN'T FRIKKIN SLEEP!!!
    thumper15 thumper15 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Its almost 5 am, I hear the bird's sing

    and im still awake >:( some tips to get sleep? I need to rest :O
    karensbm karensbm 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 20

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

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    EssSmith EssSmith 16-17, F 5 Responses Dec 24, 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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    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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    Too many sleepless nights no one to talk to the

    days and nights pass by as my tierd eyes look apon the sunrise and sundown
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 12

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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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    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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    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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    Usually I do not have a reason

    why I stay up late at night. But now I do, thanks to the gruesome images and videos of some deaths that I have watched which were caused by war, differences of political views and religious beliefs. I have a job that exposes me to blood and gore stuff. And I can sleep soundly...
    BloviatingBuffoon BloviatingBuffoon 70+, F 3 Responses Jan 30

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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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    WaterWave WaterWave 16-17 2 Responses a week ago

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    I have been a diagnosed insomniac

    for about a year. I have suffered longer. I also struggle with anxiety & depression. Lately I have been worse than ever. I lost my job due to a breakdown and I became dependent on the sleeping pill Zolpidem. I ended up becoming resistant to it and now I am trying prescribed...
    REF2494 REF2494 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 12

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    I haven't had a fulfilling sleep in

    so long that it's now become so normal.
    rickyrosa rickyrosa 22-25, M Feb 12

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

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    I haven't slep more than five hours in the past

    couple days. I am extremely exaughsted but yet I can't seem to fall asleep. I lay in bed trying to get some shut eye but nothing seems to work. any advice? I swear I feel like im going to cry my head is killing me my jaw hurts from yawning so much. My body aches too..
    SunshineLaura SunshineLaura 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 21

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    I am so stinking tired.

    Prayer was useless last night. I did pray I think but not with earnestness which I feel like he only listens to. Doesn't he see how badly I struggle with sleep? Of course I wouldn't pray as earnestly if I felt ok at that time. (Had an "ok" sleep the night before I thought he...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response 9 mins ago

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    8:30 AM and I haven't slept.

    Not even tired yet. :/ Ugh..
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M Feb 14

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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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    “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 3 Responses Jan 6, 2014

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    Terminal insomnia, more specifically.

    Which means I don't have a problem falling asleep but I wake up too early. I usually wake up at around 330AM. Sometimes it's an hour later or an hour earlier, but I rarely sleep straight through the night. I have had insomnia my entire life, the kind that makes it hard to...
    Undeadly Undeadly 41-45, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I hate having insomnia.

    .. It screws over my sleeping habits so badly to where I'm sleeping during the day and waking up around 1-3am.....
    Protonyx Protonyx 16-17, M 5 days ago

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    ShanaiyaGrey ShanaiyaGrey 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 19

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    thumper15 thumper15 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 14

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    **** meeee. I can't sleep

    and it's terrible. Restlessly tossing and turning but no sign of sleep anywhere. Ran out of seroquel Man, this sucks.
    StayingSaneWithoutYou StayingSaneWithoutYou 16-17, F a week ago

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    thumper15 thumper15 18-21, F Feb 20

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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 4 Responses Nov 8, 2014

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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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