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I Have Insomnia

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    kiko17 kiko17 16-17, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    hope this isn't TMI but I realize the only thing

    that gets me to sleep real fast is having "sexy time" with my husband.
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 10

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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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    Lovelife090994 Lovelife090994 18-21, M 1 day 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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    0nel0vef0rever 0nel0vef0rever 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 14

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

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    So complicated. Why do I have insomnia?

    I'm thinking about a lot, I'm thinking about things that have happened in my life, memories, the future, problems...I always feel stressed, like I can't relax...I'm worried about so much. Most of the time I always have so much on my mind. It's hard. !
    Alysh7 Alysh7 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    sorry.me again. 2:48 am.

    my heart is beating so fast.. sick of living all by myself and alone... i'm so scared of my future. family issues,ptsd,panic attack..just too much.too much. plz don't leave bad comments... i feel sick now.
    juryandrews juryandrews 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 10

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    Protonyx Protonyx 16-17, M 3 Responses 22 hrs ago

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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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    “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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    Another sleepless night.

    Yay for me! :/ On the plus side, I can always read to pass the time.
    ZoAnnBow ZoAnnBow 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 20, 2014

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    For the past week, I haven't been able to sleep.

    I'm wide awake at 230am 3am in the morning, not past 4am. But still it makes me sleepy during the day, so I catch up the next day. I need at least 8hrs of sleep!
    SentimentalMood SentimentalMood 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 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 6 Responses Oct 16, 2013

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    i have horrible sleeping problems.

    i used to had sleeping pills. but they won't work anymore. ..it really takes time to fall asleep. i also having iphone addiction!!! i need to stop checking but it's soooo hard to stop it:/ coffee,tea,books,movies..but the best way to feel not lonely is checking social network...
    juryandrews juryandrews 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 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 4 Responses Mar 26, 2014

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    It's 1:30 am and I'm wide awake with no one to

    talk to . Anyone up for a chat ?
    EssSmith EssSmith 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 13

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    I can never sleep on time either.

    I usually get in a mood and just start editing stuff or just game. Idk, I'll sleep at minimal hours before I have to wake up to go to school.
    Cloudsxarexcool Cloudsxarexcool 18-21, M Jan 14

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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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    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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    Not being able to sleep is like

    when you accidentally step on your pets tail and it like yelps in pain and then runs away from you. Then you go and run after your pet trying to grab it so you can hug it and apologise a hundred times; but it keeps running from you and then it hides in a place you can't reach so...
    BringMePierceTheSirensAtSix BringMePierceTheSirensAtSix 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    I take pills to override thoughts with sleep,

    but they've stopped working. I guess some people make insomnia out to be a quirk. A cute defect in a suburban girl who drank too much espresso but it is not like that. Insomnia is a cancer. It eats at every part of you. Energy, health, emotion, motivation - gone. The night...
    girlinteruppted girlinteruppted 13-15, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I can never sleep and I'm exhausted everyday.

    I sleep through my classes and it's horrible. I just want to sleep at night without my mind wandering...just once.
    TheSoulessWorld TheSoulessWorld 16-17, F Jan 15

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    **** me. Another sleepless night.

    It wouldn't be so bad except that people come to me with their own bullshit when I have my own problems. "Can you give me a ride to work?" Yes, but I don't want to. "He broke up with me and I need someone to talk to." I. Don't. Care. You don't see me reaching out to anyone about...
    WearOutKyd WearOutKyd 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 8

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    Why do I have insomnia?

    Is it the work? Peer pressure? My family? My friends? TELL MEEEE
    kiko17 kiko17 16-17, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    EssSmith EssSmith 16-17, F 5 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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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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    It causes me to be really sleepy throughout the

    day, the worst parts are up until 10am, then from about 4pm-8 pm, my eyes really have trouble keeping open, even if I'm doing something like walking or eating, I feel like I could just drop. Sucks.
    existJenna existJenna 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 7

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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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    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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    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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    4:15 am I have a 12+ hour day ahead of me

    and I was supposed to be waking up in an hour.
    EchoWasNotMeantToBeSeen EchoWasNotMeantToBeSeen 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    It's midnight, so what

    that really means is stare at my ceiling for another few hours until I hopefully fall asleep. Goodnight and sweet dreams all<3
    existJenna existJenna 13-15, F Jan 10

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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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    Wow 5:35 am . So much

    for getting back on track. Lol
    TonyMontanah TonyMontanah 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 8

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    Well, I can't sleep and I probably won't sleep

    for a few hours so message me people ! Ill pretty much talk about anything
    MichelleSmith9898 MichelleSmith9898 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 16

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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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    I can't sleep either.

    I don't even feel tired. Since I don't have to get up early tomorrow, Lol I have given up on sleep and honestly am just trying to find some projects to make me feel productive.
    smurf1691 smurf1691 22-25, F Jan 13

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    Dawn Phobia

    i suffer with anxiety, and depression and have done for a long time same with the insomnia, i spoke to my doctor four years ago and they refered me to a service that provides councelling and cbt there was a three month waiting list but i had to be asessed first they rang me twice...
    dawnrise dawnrise 31-35, F 6 Responses Feb 1, 2013

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    332 am . here. one eye open looking at a bag

    of chips across the room ..
    str8sav007 str8sav007 18-21, M 20 hrs ago

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    Well it's been 24 hours

    and still no sleep... UGH!! I want to die!! So badly!! Someone load your gun and put a bullet through my head already... Please!! :'(
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 7

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    Ugh! Why? Oh! Why did my mother have to wake me

    up? Now i can't sleep! I'm trying to get on a sleeping schedule! If my insomnia will let me! Insomnia sucks! It like needs to go somewhere and f#ckin DIE! LOL
    WickedlilAngel WickedlilAngel 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 8

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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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    Just one of those nights again

    where i fall asleep in the morning haha .
    LocoSaulteaux LocoSaulteaux 13-15, M 1 day ago

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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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    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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    cnguyen138 cnguyen138 18-21, M Jan 11