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I Have Insomnia

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    It's not that I can't sleep at all,

    but I only sleep for short bits. I wake up multiple times a night, five times in the last one. I m not really fit after such nights.. I fall asleep easily, but. Never for more than an hour..
    SweetNatalie SweetNatalie 13-15, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M Oct 6

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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 a week ago

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    Can't remember the last time I fell asleep

    before 4am :| shieeeeeeet
    kingwatts kingwatts 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 14

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    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 1

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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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    Can't sleep. Message me

    if y'all need to talk to someone. I'm not a creep or looking for love. Just someone so no one feels alone
    AlanaLlama AlanaLlama 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days 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 3 Responses Jan 6

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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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    I can't sleep , again .

    Anyone up for a chat ?
    EssSmith EssSmith 16-17, F Oct 10

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    kaye23e kaye23e 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    isn't it wonderful when your brain digs up old

    ****, bad memories and you end up awake for two or three hours, tossing and turning and wondering why the hell am I thinking about this right now ? don't we all wish we could change the past ?
    LoneDovahKiin LoneDovahKiin 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 21

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    It's almost funny; I love sleeping

    because I don't have to deal with reality during the time I'm dreaming– however, I cannot fall asleep. I also deal with hypervigilance during certain hours (almost always hitting at 3 am), and worry myself stupid that someone or something will break in and hurt me...
    CanisCanem CanisCanem 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 10

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    I'm getting hooked on combining Benadryl

    and Xanax to sleep.. It's working and I'm loving it but I heard the withdrawal from Xanax can be fatal.. Oh well.
    itsShaun itsShaun 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 6

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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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    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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    iMarried iMarried 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 8

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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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    lizygurl lizygurl 18-21, F Oct 13

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    Insomnia strikes again!

    Spent the day cooking and hanging out with the kid and now I can't sleep. Someone help?
    NoVADad703 NoVADad703 31-35, M 5 days ago

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    I couldn't sleep for ages due mainly to stress

    - you may be familiar with stuff running through your mind and before you know it, it's morning and you're exhausted again. What really helped me was just simple earplugs and an eye mask. I assume the effect was psychosomatic, but it appeared to work. I bought my kit online and...
    amdenton amdenton 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 16

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    Benadryl and Xanax mixed seem to be working

    for me.. Put me to sleep within 30 minutes.. Nighty Night.
    itsShaun itsShaun 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 5

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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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    Well, it's 7 in the morning,

    haven't slept a wink. I feel a little tired but it never goes beyond that. Whenever I finally pass out, I either get sleep paralysis and have to wake myself up, or I just wake up every hour without meaning to. It has been getting worse and melatonin stopped working on me. I feel...
    SwanInTheWater SwanInTheWater 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    thats why im trying to save a mouse at 4:28 am

    and writing an experience about the experience im having trying to save a mouse .
    Mihkowakayios Mihkowakayios 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 2

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    Sleep and me seem to be enemies.

    I would really like to kiss and make up because I want o be sleep's friend.
    WillMeer WillMeer 46-50, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Can't sleep again... :/ it's 3AM

    and all that's racing through my mind are those intrusive thoughts... :/ I'm getting sick of this... Night after night...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 4 Responses 5 days 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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    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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    This is getting so frustrating!

    !! I just want to sleep!! Please...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Ugh gotta be up in 6 hours

    and not even close to tired... I Just wish I could sleep normally... :(
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M Oct 4

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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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    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

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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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    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

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    Which is making me want some hardcore cuddles

    and a Disney movie marathon.
    rayelizabeth rayelizabeth 18-21, F 3 Responses May 23

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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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    I'm almost never able to sleep at night,

    and when I can, it takes forever for me to fall asleep & I wake up multiple times throughout the night. Even if I take medication and get about a full nights sleep, come morning I feel like I haven't slept at all. When I do get a rare quality good nights sleep, it really...
    TheBethMarie TheBethMarie 16-17, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    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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    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 1 Response Mar 27

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    1:40 am. Woke up at midnight

    after a couple of hours of sleep. Depression is keeping me on edge all 24 hours in a day. Awake in spite of taking both temezepam and melatonin - please let me get some rest!!
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 5

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    After a few day of no sleep.

    The paranoia increases, the shadows in corners grow and the room seems smaller. The body is tired, the mind is exaughted, but still cannot sleep. The contemplation of life gets deeper, and its almost as if your falling into a black hole. I'm really in need of some sleep...
    Ariadne11 Ariadne11 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 3

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    I was in bed for a few hours

    before I even felt sleepy. I am now wide awake after 4 hours. I feel so reckless because I wasn't even fully asleep I was just tossing and turning and I could literally hear every thing that was going on around me and feel my head hurt. It wasn't a deep sleep and now I feel...
    kimberlee1876 kimberlee1876 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 30

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    I was diagnosed with psychotic paranoia induced

    insomnia. I sleep about 4 hours a week
    iloveallfemales iloveallfemales 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 6

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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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    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 3 days ago

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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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    Another night of hell last night.

    The other day I had a headache all day from being tired. Seriously, what can possibly be done about my problem?
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 70+, F Oct 13

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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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    I've got to wake up in about 4 hours

    for school. Of course I can't sleep and end up on the computer... Lol.
    cec0692 cec0692 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 29

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    The last time I slept well was a long time ago.

    I'm sick of every single day not sleeping until it's morning time, tossing and turning all night and waking around 12-3pm feeling terrible. All I ever do is feel tired all the time. Tried some pills to no use. Doctor won't give me sleeping pills. I don't know what to do. I've...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 70+, F 2 Responses Oct 10

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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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    I got a whole 7 hours of sleep last night!

    ! Usually I'm LUCKY to get 3-4 hours of sleep!! I feel SOOOO refreshed! This is fantastic I feel so great!
    Justjonathan Justjonathan 16-17, M 2 Responses Oct 2