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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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    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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    I've hardly slept in three days,

    today is going to be fun(!) haha.
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 16 hrs ago

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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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    Cheeched2015 Cheeched2015 16-17, M Jul 9

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    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 5, 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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    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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    “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 2 Responses Jan 6, 2014

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    ,why can't i sleep ..

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

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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 3 days ago

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    I need to wake up at 6 a.

    m., its almost 3. .ughh, I just want to go to sleep.
    littlejxoxo littlejxoxo 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 23

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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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    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'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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    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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    I can't sleep right now.

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

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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 16-17, M 8 Responses Apr 28

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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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    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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    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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    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 Jul 21

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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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    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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    ClaryLeah ClaryLeah 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 22

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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 16-17, M 3 Responses Dec 8, 2014

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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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    blasianalien blasianalien 22-25, F 1 Response May 13

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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 18-21, F 17 Responses Jun 17, 2014

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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 3 Responses Jul 27

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    Today I slept tell 238

    because I haven't been feeling good when I finally get up... Everyone is being so load and my baby sister just slammed her baby dolls head into my foot that is broke
    auroradennen auroradennen 16-17, F Jul 15

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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 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 3 days ago

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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 Jul 22

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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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    I cannot sleep yet again!

    !! So I decided that I'm going to draw a fox lol
    auroradennen auroradennen 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    ShyGirlie78 ShyGirlie78 36-40, F 15 Responses Mar 4

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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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    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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    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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    Also I have learned that looking at a computer

    screen, or phone screen, at the bright light before going to bed makes it harder for your brain to fall asleep when you want to. Researches suggest something like one hour before bedtime to put the phone and computer away and dim the lights so you can go gently to sleep. Look...
    LoveIsWithinYou LoveIsWithinYou 26-30, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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

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    Kst97 Kst97 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 18

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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 3 days ago

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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