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    down2die down2die 26-30, M Mar 22

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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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    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 17 Responses Jun 17, 2014

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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 2 Responses Mar 26

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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 Mar 23

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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, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    SpecialButReal SpecialButReal 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    I wish people would stop confusing "My body

    doesn't have the chemical ability to make myself feel tired" and "I can't get off my phone so I must be an insomniac, right?".
    RawrrItsAlexa RawrrItsAlexa 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 27

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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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    I've been diagnosed with Insomnia

    and low-grade depression. I cant seem to sleep anymore without taking sleeping pills. Its difficult. I do have someone I like that I talk to on a regular basis, we get on so well, he's awesome. I'm worried if I don't sort my sleeping out he'll start to distance himself from me...
    Skin0Man1 Skin0Man1 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    I sleep technically 3-4 hours

    if I am lucky. Last night and today after a conversation, I kept falling asleep, I world have terrible dreams abt people whom I truly love and cherish and terrible weird things happening. After each person I would wake up, another would start. Different person different...
    Orchidspetals Orchidspetals 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 2 Responses Mar 25

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

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    I've had insomnia for a few years now.

    Usually would get to bed anywhere around midnight - 3am. But the past several months it's been worse then usual. I'm now up till 6-10 am sometimes.. I do have other things that keep up most nights. Like medical conditions and what not. But even on nights where I'm not in much...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 27

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    16524 peoples joined this community including

    me. it will turn 1am soon. hmm..Should i eat something to fill my empty space of my heart? i don't know.. movie?No..i don't have energy for that. uggrrr..i gave up. that's the best way..
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F Mar 29

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    5.24am and I've had very little sleep

    yet I have to be up for work in a few hours.
    Scaroth Scaroth 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    So its 1.30am, I ran out of good wine.

    .. this bloody mary taste like ***. I really need to sleep but am too freaking excited ! *rolls eyes*
    AcousticAnne1 AcousticAnne1 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    desculpa desculpa 22-25, F Mar 26

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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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    Im either fed up with nightmares

    or way too hyped up on caffeine or good books or sex to sleep anymore. I can only sleep a couple hours at a time, rarely at night. Sometimes I walk on my treadmill all night, or sometimes I sit on my front porch and watch traffic go by until I get sleepy.
    KittyCunt KittyCunt 18-21, F Apr 1

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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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    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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    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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    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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    wide awake. Can't sleep.

    grandma is snoring! Anyone awake
    maemae208 maemae208 26-30, F 5 Responses Mar 30

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    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 5, 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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    I have insomnia everyday

    since more than months now I'm tired of this because of my depression
    emmadarko emmadarko 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    And here I am yet another sleepless weekend.

    Gotta be up in a few hours why can't I sleep??? FML! Anyone wanna chat?
    down2die down2die 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 5

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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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    Oh my gosh....i desparately want to eat this

    now....Ouch!!!!So painful..:/
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 20

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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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    down2die down2die 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 29

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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 Mar 24

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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 Mar 22

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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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    I haven't slept for two sleeps now,

    I need someone to tell me corny jokes or something, I need to laugh...
    insomniastrikes insomniastrikes 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 30

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