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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 5 days ago

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    For some reason, my mind is still wide awake,

    I cannot sleep and it is my insomnia that is kicking up again.
    19chum 19chum 18-21, M Jul 14

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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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    Curse you insomnia you have won again!

    At least I don't have to go or do anything today!
    slimmmerman slimmmerman 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    I can't believe it's already 3AM

    and I'm still up...
    Protonyx Protonyx 16-17, M Jul 2

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    It really sucks when your sleeping patterns are

    so much different then your SO's... My boyfriend and I are so different when it comes to sleep. He gets too much sleep, and I don't get enough. He's able to go to sleep at any time during the day, and can sleep for hours. And then even with all that sleep, he can go to bed at a...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 9

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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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    Here I am, waiting for benadryl to kick in

    so I can sleep. my husband fell asleep within a few minutes and snoring a little. A part of me wanting to push him out of bed, because I feel jealous, but won't.... just wish the benadryl will kick in soon so I can sleep....
    brknsilence79 brknsilence79 31-35, F Jul 19

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    I swear the early morning is the best,

    makes me feel as if the only one
    Kst97 Kst97 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 1

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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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    Cheeched2015 Cheeched2015 16-17, M Jul 9

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    ,why can't i sleep ..

    .....pfff **** insomnia
    gunsnrosesxx gunsnrosesxx 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 14

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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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    haven't been on here in a long time.

    cant fall asleep my anxiety and depression has come back i feel like I'm falling in a black hole again. it helps just to write this out even if nobody pays attention to what i say.
    ledsteven95 ledsteven95 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 16

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    photographyismylife photographyismylife 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    Kst97 Kst97 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 18

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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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    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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    Can't sleep and it's 6 am,

    might as well drink some coffee and finish up some books
    Kst97 Kst97 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 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 18-21, F 17 Responses Jun 17, 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 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 16, 2014

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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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    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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    I'm tired but I can't sleep.

    It's taking a toll on my body.
    JustChris1217 JustChris1217 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 2

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    I've had it since I was a kid,

    but it got worse when I was a teenager, because I used to overthink everything. The night was the time for me to reflect over things and get a better understanding over what I felt. Right now it's the most annoying thing in my life. I'm usually not "lazy" and inactive, but for...
    fcksociety fcksociety 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days 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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    blasianalien blasianalien 22-25, F 1 Response May 13

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    My anti psychotic (sleep meds) make me a gift

    from Satan in the morning, I swear. It makes enjoying the day impossible. It's not worth feeling well rested to experience hell. So I'm up late, like always. I wish my brain would slow down. If it happens to idol even for a short time an annoying song will play. And once I...
    Awesg Awesg 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 1

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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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    its about 4:30am and my insomnia is just at its

    worse. going to the docs again but they don't do anything. 8 years and counting here's to a sleepless night!
    yocallmemark yocallmemark 16-17, T 1 Response Jul 17

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    I tried to fall asleep.

    got in bed and everything.. only to wake up again. I can't fall asleep! I keep getting negative thoughts in my head.. and it drives me insane. :3 It's 3:32 am and I still can't fall asleep.. D:
    RosaGoesMeow RosaGoesMeow 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    β€œSleep 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 2 Responses Jan 6, 2014

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    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 5, 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 4 Responses Oct 20, 2014

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    it can get real bad if i dont have something to

    help me sleep. i asked for a pill to help me sleep and was given a placebo. of course it didnt work at all. so here marks day two and a half without sleep .-. which is not as bad as it could be but it can only get worse from here.
    sutsuki sutsuki 16-17, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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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 1 Response Nov 20, 2014

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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 3 Responses Nov 8, 2014

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    These past few days, I practically lost all my

    tastes in foods. I don't feel like eating , you know and another thing, I feel like I am starting to have insomnia again and I feel like I need the help of sleeping pills again in my life. It's been awhile I stop taking those things because I am afraid I might get addicted to it...
    19chum 19chum 18-21, M 5 Responses Jul 19

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    I am so used to it at this point,

    I have a routine. It's about 3:15 a.m. ... in about forty-five minutes, I will start coffee and accept the fact that I am up for another night. Luckily, I am not alone. I have a fellow insomniac to keep me company. If I happen to fall asleep before four a.m., I will get three...
    TheGoddessB TheGoddessB 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    It's just awful... Laying in bed at 4 a.

    m. wondering if you'll ever be able to sleep again. What's worse is not knowing the reason why. Why am I so tired that I can't sleep? I can already tell that tonight is going to be another sleepless night. And 4 a.m. knows all of my secrets.
    Personalstories Personalstories 18-21, M Jul 1

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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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    It's literally 4:00 in the morning,

    and I can't go to sleep because my thoughts won't shut up >.<
    immakittyrawr immakittyrawr 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 1

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    EssSmith EssSmith 16-17, F 4 Responses Dec 24, 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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    Jumping between the options of accessing the

    internet for the rest of the morning or making a hot chocolate to conk me out. I need my buddy pillow, shame that b**** took it.
    Ilovefeet2015 Ilovefeet2015 18-21, M Jul 5

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    Was out all night at a party

    and yet can still not sleep after laying in bed with my eyes closed for over a hour. I wish there was a easy cure for insomnia besides the pills my doctor gives me
    skittymic skittymic 18-21, M 1 Response