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I Have Insomnia

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 16,703 People

    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 2 Responses May 21

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    MsAttitudez MsAttitudez 22-25, F 2 Responses May 23

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    my head spinning... i dont know whats going

    anymore ..there is a lot of pain inside my head..i wish can release it..i want to go away from this world..i want suddenely vanish or invisible..so i can walking by myself...i am confusef about life .i feeling lost..very lost..i want to seek something but still not yet found it...
    myselfhere myselfhere 22-25, F 3 Responses May 14

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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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    danadanes danadanes 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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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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    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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    oh hey 3am XD ******* kill me now.

    .. im supposed to be up in 5 hours.. nearly finished an assignment though
    Catho Catho 18-21, F 1 Response May 15

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    the past 2 weeks have been running on 2-4 hrs

    of sleep/day. It hurts my brain. i need to learn how to quit the physical body! I need more ambien!
    jaywabz jaywabz 22-25, M May 18

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    I ******* hate living in the centre of the city,

    I absolutely can't sleep at night,too much noise and I'm oversensitive :((
    Nightowlbadmorning Nightowlbadmorning 18-21, F a week ago

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    krlurban krlurban 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    Can't even remember the last time I got a

    "good" night's rest. The other day when my boyfriend was off work I slept for four hours that was almost peaceful. But it's getting really bad again. I'm lucky if I get four hours a night :/ and it's really starting to affect my mood again too. I just want to sleep.
    MissJessieGurl MissJessieGurl 18-21, F 1 Response May 21

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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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    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 18-21, F 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    Wow was tired got to bed

    before midnight and now OoO .... Oh look it is 1:30 - if I see 4am again I will scream!
    SolitaryElf SolitaryElf 41-45, F May 25

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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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    Kailenalovesyou Kailenalovesyou 13-15, F a week ago

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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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    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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    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses May 19

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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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    I suffer from insomnia

    and I can't find my earplugs to sleep in silenceπŸ˜”
    Nightowlbadmorning Nightowlbadmorning 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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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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    I don't go to bed until I literally can't keep

    my eyes open anymore, and then I wake up 2 or 3 times.
    TGBman TGBman 22-25, M May 19

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    fallensparrow fallensparrow 51-55, F May 11

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    Tbh It's kinda sad that I actually can't

    predict what time I go to bed and what time I get out of bed
    t0ucht0relax t0ucht0relax 13-15, M 2 Responses May 24

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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 am so tired. My earphones are about to break

    and so the sound is really bad in one ear. Because of that I barely slept. To be fair it's been bad for days but last night it got even worse. I am so stinking tired and I'm sick of it.
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response May 21

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    biwhisper biwhisper 41-45, F 1 Response May 14

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    ShyGirlie78 ShyGirlie78 36-40, F 16 Responses Mar 4

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    Insomnia again... Well I came back 2 hrs ago.

    .. And I am still not sleepy ... ! Any suggestions?
    MsAttitudez MsAttitudez 22-25, F 1 Response May 25

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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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    It's 12:18 am and I took my medication at 10

    and it hasn't kicked in yet and I'm so tired but I can't fall asleep I might not sleep tonight
    Maria134747 Maria134747 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    It has finally returned me.

    Can't say that I'm glad or it's good to be back but it's almost nostalgic. After all, I am a night owl. I might end up staying the whole night tonight. Anyone else stays up all night?
    Xemplefied Xemplefied 26-30, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    blasianalien blasianalien 22-25, F 1 Response May 13

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    EYESONLYFORU EYESONLYFORU 41-45, F 2 Responses May 9

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    I just love being up at night,

    but I dislike sleeping during the day.
    constancemariefat constancemariefat 22-25, F May 23

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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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    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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    well ****,I'm ******.

    it's 5 am now & I have a final in 3 hours,I got into bed around two,praying for sleep,but nada,I'm going to watch Game Of Thrones now 🌚🌚🌚
    lifelesspie lifelesspie 18-21, F 1 Response May 17

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    EssSmith EssSmith 16-17, F 4 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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