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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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    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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    Monday - 4 hours of sleep Tuesday - 0 hours of

    sleep Wednesday - 4 hours of sleep Thursday - Still not asleep... (2:20 AM) I'm so ******* tired... Please let me sleep one full night... Just one... :'(
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 13

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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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    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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    It's almost 2am and I'll most likely be up

    for a few hours but all my people are sleeping :c someone message meeee
    HisDove HisDove 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    desculpa desculpa 22-25, F 16 hrs ago

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    Really really really freaking tired.

    Badly want to just sleep but it's stressful to even try. Why bother when I can't buy a new pair of earphones!!! Argh so irritating and costly. My eyes hurt so bad and my head hurts so bad. I would like to on sleeping pills but my doctor refuses. I've tried one brand before which...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Mar 9

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    I hate it. Nothing to do at night either.

    This is why I'm always so tired during school
    SadLittleFlower SadLittleFlower 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 11

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    You know that feeling

    after a good night of sleep? Because I don't. -.-
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 27, 2014

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    every night I tell myself

    that we're sleeping early this night and I try to but I just can't ! and the problem is if by any chance I managed to sleep, I can't wake up that easily ! It is now 1:18 AM here
    bwingbwing97 bwingbwing97 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I dread every night it being sleep time.

    I put it off because I know it means struggle and upset. It gives me stress. I love sleep but I haven't got it in years. Not a good kind of sleep anyway. I always wake up with tiredness and headaches during the day. So sick of it!!!! The last time I had a good sleep was once...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 Mar 9

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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 3 Responses Jan 6, 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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    Oh my gosh....i desparately want to eat this

    now....Ouch!!!!So painful..:/
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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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 2 Responses Jul 24, 2014

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    down2die down2die 26-30, M 4 days ago

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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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    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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    So literally the clock is torturing me.

    I used to feel like I was held down to the bed, and if I didn't sleep, I would go insane. But how much more insane could I go? Not much, so I'll just let my mind wander and find myself getting lost in the strangest activities at this time of night.
    chasetheweirdo8 chasetheweirdo8 13-15, M 3 Responses Mar 14

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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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    So tired. It was a long day

    for me. I just want to rest and sleep but this insomnia won't let me. This feels terrible.
    RedThatDescribesMe RedThatDescribesMe 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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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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    Can't sleep at night.

    .nap during the day to further screw up my sleep schedule..it sucks. I try to not nap but I'm just so tired :(
    alh12321 alh12321 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 12

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    definitely find myself awake

    for what feels like forever
    Hailey93xox Hailey93xox 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 10

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    Urgh... Awake at 4am

    for no reason.. My body just said NOPE! No sleep for you -.- In high school that was sort of acceptable, I could deal with that... But the fact that I have a uni class tomorrow is not acceptable... I need sleep.. And I only went to bed at like 11:30... 5.5hrs of sleep is not...
    catho catho 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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

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    Hey I'm just wondering what tools/methods/pills

    people take to help them sleep? Willing to give anything a go. I've found sleepy music etc unhelpful. Only one way to sleep for me works which I've mentioned, but it is not reliable continuously.
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Mar 9

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    Has anyone ever bought "Sleep Phones"

    and tried them? How do they work? Can you play your own music on them?
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 Mar 9

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    I keep having nightmares.

    I know they're related to my childhood sexual abuse or present marital problems somehow. But I don't remember them. I just wake up feel unsettled or anxious. When night comes, I don't want to sleep. :( This comes and goes in waves. I keep waiting for it to go or build up so...
    reclaiminglife reclaiminglife 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 17

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    So I got a new pair of earphones.

    So nervous to test them I haven't taken them out of the packaging...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 12 hrs ago

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    I have insomnia really bad

    and it's to the point where I'm just tired, irritable and plain out exhausted. I wish I could just slide in bed and fall soundly asleep. I'm also in agony. I hurt all over I don't even know where the pain is steaming from to say the least (thanks to AS). I pray for a night of...
    SweetT246 SweetT246 22-25 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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 haven't slept well

    since early childhood, plagued with nightmares... I do not know if it's from past sexual abuse or from something else entirely. I've slept the best next to my soon to be husband, but lately I find myself tossing and turning. I didn't sleep at all last night... I'm keeping him...
    NotSoAngelic NotSoAngelic 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    definitely find myself awake

    for what feels like forever
    Hailey93xox Hailey93xox 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 10

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

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    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 1, 2014

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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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    So I cannot sleep again

    and again I would like to post one of my pic lol
    richardo789 richardo789 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    EssSmith EssSmith 16-17, F 5 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    I'm awake. Wide awake.

    My insomnia is basically laughing at me. I don't think I realized the depth of how lonely insomnia can make a person feel until recently. I do prefer night over the day. I'm not a morning person so it's not that the night itself bothers me because there is less to do. I like the...
    JustNyx JustNyx 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    I wish there was a place I could got

    when I can't sleep at 4AM. Like a bar for morning people.
    MrStardust MrStardust 31-35, M 1 Response a week ago

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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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    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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    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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    I've had insomnia since I was about 5,

    doctors have no idea how to help me. It takes 4 benadryl to knock me out. Otherwise nothing else works. I don't get a lot of sleep haha and I've gotten used to it now, and the times I do sleep are actually really nice
    sfausett33 sfausett33 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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