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I Have Insomnia

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    5:31am - another sleepless night

    and another day starts.... if I am lucky I get a 50 min - 2 hr nap in this afternoon.... * sigh*
    evienneOwnedByMasterBlaise evienneOwnedByMasterBlaise 41-45, F 7 Responses Aug 7

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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 18-21, M 4 Responses Oct 20, 2014

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    Even if I manage to get to sleep without

    staying up the whole night, I wake up. I wake at 4 am every single night with anxiety. The night is creepy when you first wake from a dream. Otherwise I like night time. I managed to fall back to sleep only to be woken up by a huge roar of thunder and a big storm came in and...
    starling156 starling156 18-21, M Aug 4

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    EssSmith EssSmith 16-17, F 4 Responses Dec 24, 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 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 20, 2014

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    Sleep with me. No, seriously.

    If you can put up with me, your contractual agreement as my friend should be to sleep with me. Not **** me, but actually do me the favour of lending me your body heat and rhythmic breathing for eight hours. My general agitation/homicidal/rage blackout/self-destructive/panic...
    WithoutChemicals WithoutChemicals 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 14

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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 3 Responses Jul 24, 2014

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    My insomnia is sending me down a path of

    destruction and darkness
    Catho Catho 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 7

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    I can't sleep right now.

    I don't know why.
    PinkyJess1 PinkyJess1 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 27

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    03:44... Another interrupted nights sleep.

    It would be rather nice to actually be able to stay asleep for an entire night. Broken sleep patterns are not fun 😴
    bjammy bjammy 18-21, F 10 Responses Aug 16

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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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    When you wake up In the middle of the nigh,

    you KNOW you can't go back to sleep. Insomnia ******* sucks
    akaShaun akaShaun 18-21, M 3 Responses Dec 8, 2014

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    what is sleep! insomnia kicks my ***.

    nothing works for sleep except laying in bed trying to fall asleep
    kristadropdead kristadropdead 18-21, F 2 Responses 13 hrs 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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    blasianalien blasianalien 22-25, F 1 Response May 13

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    Kst97 Kst97 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    I got zopiclone for it,

    which is illegal in the us. It doesn't work, so I got tamazepam, and it works but i'm building tolerance and it works less well each day :( My insomnia isn't that bad. If I get a good sleep the night before (6 hours plus) I will stay up for 3 days (without any medicine) and...
    CopperFoil CopperFoil 16-17, M 5 Responses Aug 13

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    Stayed up late with my sister watching past

    superbowl halftime performances. I still think Bruno Mars' was the best.
    Daisy4848 Daisy4848 26-30, F Aug 8

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    I would like to share with everyone this healer

    who has helped me and my family and my friends, who has also helped people become completely cured of insomnia as well as other physical health issues, major diseases, and also helped people with mental health problems (like me). His name is Braco. His website is www.braco.me...
    LoveIsWithinYou LoveIsWithinYou 26-30, M Aug 1

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    one of those nights..

    ..too much for the mind to ponder
    peacelovejoy89 peacelovejoy89 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 8

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    I've hardly slept in three days,

    today is going to be fun(!) haha.
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M Aug 4

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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 am sick, and I should be asleep.

    I can't breathe, and my stomach hurts. I have thoughts in my mind. Every time I talk to him or see him. .I've mentioned him in my other writings. I don't know why but I pictured my life without him and I started to cry. And again, I'm such an emotional lady. I need sleep. I have...
    littlejxoxo littlejxoxo 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    recovering97 recovering97 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 26

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    I can't sleep, I've been up all night

    and now it's early morning and I have to baby sit my niece and nephew. Being tired while baby sitting two head strong ms.rebellious and mr.copycat is difficult!! I haven't slept in over a week. Basically a few hours. Working on a price of art. Muwa!! So bottom point... I'm bored...
    Lhokw Lhokw 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Sometimes, all I can do is lay in bed

    and hope to fall asleep before I fall apart
    Kst97 Kst97 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 30

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    I slept last night though!

    !!!! OMG such an amazing experience!
    PicklesAndPie PicklesAndPie 26-30 1 Response Aug 20

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    yasmine98 yasmine98 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 19

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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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    Here is a little trick

    that I have found actually works for falling asleep for me--hope it works for you. It's a breathing technique: http://www.byrdie.com/how-to-fall-asleep-fast
    LoveIsWithinYou LoveIsWithinYou 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 1

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    Jayde88 Jayde88 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 25

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    night yalll. . .

    . . NOT!
    Earthdaughter Earthdaughter 22-25, F Aug 6

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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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    I'm going to die a slow,

    painful, agonizing death from all this insomnia I've been having.
    ERMAHGERD1 ERMAHGERD1 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 1

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    I have chronic insomnia I have

    since I was diagnosed with hydrocephalus they wanted to try to do an ETV which is when they remove a piece of your brain so you have another hole but then they wanted to try poking a hole since the first try didn't work then they hit something which caused blood they tried both...
    musicspeakstome musicspeakstome 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 23

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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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    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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    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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    I am basically nocturnal right now.

    I keep trying to reverse it... I better get my sleep schedule back in order because I'm going to have to be getting up at 6:30 once the semester starts. Ugh. I can't even fall asleep until like 3 am )': Can anyone offer me advice? I don't have caffeine anymore except for tea in...
    starling156 starling156 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 29

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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 18-21, M 8 Responses Apr 28

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    akaShaun akaShaun 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 5, 2014

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    Also--is anyone here aware they may have sleep

    apnea? Which is a blockage of the airways that makes you wake up and take a breath while you're in deep sleep? I was having it for about half a year and was wondering why I was so tired--then I did a sleep study and they found I have sleep apnea so I now use a CPAP machine at...
    LoveIsWithinYou LoveIsWithinYou 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 1

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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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    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 18-21, F 17 Responses Jun 17, 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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    I try to sleep around 11pm

    and I toss and turn for hours and hours then I fall asleep then I wake up then I fall asleep and wake up then I have weird dreams that wake me up at 7am
    ReneeTay ReneeTay 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 8

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