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    ShanaiyaGrey ShanaiyaGrey 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 19

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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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    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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    The longest I couldn't sleep was

    for 5 days straight... eventually I passed out and woke up about 20 hours later feeling slightly less horrible
    xKatlyn xKatlyn 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 8

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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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    millarita18 millarita18 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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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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    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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    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 1, 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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    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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    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 a week ago

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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 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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    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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    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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    WaterWave WaterWave 16-17 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    thumper15 thumper15 18-21, F Feb 20

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    So lately I've been falling asleep around 8-9am

    and sleeping for like 12 hours. I feel like my body is immensely stressed out and this is its way of coping. I really need to get this sleeping pattern back on track before I make myself crazy. I go to sleep when the sun comes up and don't wake up until the sun is down. I'm...
    WynonnaMarye WynonnaMarye 18-21, F Feb 14

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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 11 hrs ago

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    I prayed for a better sleep last night.

    However I woke up later in the afternoon so there is that. I had tried to show more love for the Lord and maybe he blessed me. I try to trust him and I try to have faith in him. It's hard because my life is so sad and meaningless. My faith is so bad too. I am grateful for any...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 day ago

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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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    kyuko kyuko 16-17 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I just can't sleep at nights.

    Its 5:15am. Still awake. :(
    sau2299 sau2299 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 7

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    another insomnia night.

    .. i'm so exausted and sleepy.. but i can't sleep...sign
    JerryJerryA JerryJerryA 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 7

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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 a week ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    BiJakeD BiJakeD 26-30, M Feb 18

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

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    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 5, 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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    kst97 kst97 16-17, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    OMG, if I don't get some sleep I'm gonna go

    nuts. I've been able to get about 3-4 hours sleep at night lately and I know it's a huge improvement from being up 3-4 nights in a row, but every time I'm up all night, I think I'm going back to that. It seems like, just about the time I have my insomnia halfway under control...
    thumper15 thumper15 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 10

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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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    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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    Another sleepless night.

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

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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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    **** 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 5 days 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 3 days ago

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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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    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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    On my second pair of earphones in about just

    over a month which lasted only a few days. It breaks super quick in one ear. One ear is much quieter and it disrupts me sleep. I am very sensitive to it. The sound always has to be "just right". They usually only last 2-3 months but I've had a bad run. The previous pair were...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 2 Responses 2 days ago

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

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    thumper15 thumper15 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 14

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    I have always had a problem with sleeping

    through the night or staying asleep but this last week has been the worst. a hour here and there, I have tried melatonin, sleeping pills, excessive exercise and other things and yet I feel like I could ruin a marathon as soon as I get into bed. I'm starting to lose it and dint...
    rose2416 rose2416 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 6

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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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