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I Have Insomnia

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    It's starting to have a negative affect on my life. Well, it always has. It's been a while since I first had the symptoms, but I've recently found that melatonin helps a lot, but I...
    faeriefate faeriefate 18-21 2 Responses Mar 30

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    Hello 3 am. One good thing to mention is, I am no linger behind on converting delicate research documentation.
    weskeralbert weskeralbert 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 26

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    Lavish aromatherapy boutique - I don't have bad insomnia, but it strikes me a few times a month. I love aromatherapy and use essential oils for my health and well being. My...
    sweetJay sweetJay 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 14, 2007

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    The past few years have been hell. Every night I find myself staring into the blackness of my room, tossing and turning, being tortured by the millions of thoughts that run ramped...
    repeekbmurc repeekbmurc 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 22

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    I know I have insomnia, because I never sleep, I wake up several times in the middle of the night and can't go back to sleep again, and I wake up really early and when I wake up I...
    NinjaRose NinjaRose 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    Starting to think it's not insomnia... I think it's just that I am on my phone allllllllll night.
    irishp irishp 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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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...
    EricS EricS 26-30, M 17 Responses Dec 21, 2008

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    I'm literally stuck in a cycle of watching the sun come up then down and back up again lol what happens next is fascinating it goes back down but here's the catch it comes up again...
    triniboy92 triniboy92 22-25, M Dec 2, 2013

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    New here. Insomnia kicks in
    iMarried iMarried 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 8

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    5:34 am here... Been awake for an hour. Dark outside still, I hear other people snoring. I'm tired, my eyes hurt. Anyone else awake?
    emptynow emptynow 36-40, F 5 Responses Apr 8

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    My Calling Rendering Me Insomniac!! - Since dad's passing, I've had some harsh realizations. Life in itself is nothing but a mere journey. All of us are travellers who co...
    mratheist007 mratheist007 26-30, M 3 Responses Apr 24, 2012

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    I've suddenly become afraid of the dark again. Literally all first semester I had NO issue with sleeping with the lights off. This semester I can't do it. I don't know why...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    Not being able to think or process right affects everything and having always been a bubbly person with a witty personality people tend to notice and won't stop bugging when really...
    Dance090 Dance090 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I Catch My Zzzzzz's -   I drink tea which I dare say I will never give up  I get by on 3-4 hours of sleep at night, a 30 min. siesta about 2pm if happen to be at home...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Apr 16, 2009

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    Cant Sleep Without Pills! - I have had insomnia for about all of my life. I cant sleep unless I am heavily medicated. I get stuff on the black market because over the counter stuff...
    BuckarooBonzai BuckarooBonzai 51-55, F 14 Responses Mar 4, 2010

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    Can't go to sleep without my sleeping meds :(. Science says people with higher iqs tend to stay up later than "normal" people ;)
    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Last night was absolutely awful. I couldn't sleep. I felt detached from my body, like I was two places at the same time. It's a difficult phenomena to describe. My physical body I...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I have insomnia.... It's hard to sleep at night which makes it hard to function in the day ... It's hard without medication because the doctors think you are too young to be on the...
    EmilyPop28 EmilyPop28 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 22

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    Tired As Hell. - I dont ever want to sleep.Even if i am dead tired.Think it should be an option,not a requirement.I always say"I will sleep when I am dead".That scares the hell out...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 24, 2012

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    Only until i go to sleep :p
    shadow010 shadow010 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 24

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    I can't sleep at night. All of my dreams are of my worst fears and past experiences that hurt me.
    SwallowedFears SwallowedFears 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 13

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    Can't sleep. Can someone read me a book
    jeanbaptiste1985 jeanbaptiste1985 26-30, M Apr 2

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    Have gone weeks with only a few hours of sleep. Every night I cannot stop thinking and my mind will not shut down. I can be extremely exhausted but when I get into bed I'm wide...
    Tacoswag44 Tacoswag44 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 23

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    I can't sleep because of the amount of stress in my life, I know it's bad that I don't sleep especially having mono.
    sammylynn333 sammylynn333 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    I wouldn't mind not being able to sleep I'm tired either way. but i cant do anything because my family are all sleeping and would get annoyed by me moving around. So I'm left alone...
    Annacondas Annacondas 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    I over think way too much, I drive my self insane
    crazyminds crazyminds 18-21, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Well you know you have stayed up way too late when you get the infomercial on the testosterone hotline....but i can't sleep right now. Just highly impossible and I wish my body...
    Anarai Anarai 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 26

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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...
    SimplyHearts SimplyHearts 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    I fell asleep without taking anything, which is great, but it means I don't stay asleep. Which sucks. About an hour ago, I was in the in between "do I take it now" phase. Now, it...
    thislittlejourney thislittlejourney 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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    You know you stay up too late when you start to memorize the words to infomercials! XD
    Pikagirl5 Pikagirl5 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    I don't really know if I suffer from insomnia cos I haven't been diagnosed by a doctor. But is really hard for me to fall asleep. I do sleep but always so late and I wake up early...
    Pwolf Pwolf 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 27

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    I can never sleep, basically getting 6 hours or less every night..😷
    hopefulhearts hopefulhearts 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'M Soooo Over This F****** Condition! - It is coming up to 2 years since i've had insomnia and its awful! that all i can say. i either get a few hours sleep or none at all even...
    insomniac1989 insomniac1989 22-25, F 8 Responses Feb 1, 2013

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    Every weekend i get this bad insomnia i can't sleep at night only on weekends days idk why but i hate it P.S. : thanks god i sleep early on regular days
    Nn60vlog Nn60vlog 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    One of the worst things about insomnia: When you go to school and you feel like **** for the entire day because you haven't had any sleep.
    Pfchangbitches Pfchangbitches 36-40, M Mar 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...
    conceptualclarity conceptualclarity 51-55, M 2 Responses Jan 1, 2013

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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 7 Responses Feb 7

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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...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 8 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    I have insomnia. It is the worst feeling in the world. I sit up all night in bed all alone and all I want to do is sleep. Every thing I saw during the day is in a dream like...
    Mysterybabe101 Mysterybabe101 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 30, 2013

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    Here we go again! It's 12:30am and I know I won't be sleeping for at least another 3/4 hours! I'm so tired throughout the day but for some reason when my head hits that pillow my...
    BulletproofLoneliness BulletproofLoneliness 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 2, 2013

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    Not Always, But Often - Last night I found myself thrashing around in bed. No matter what position I tried to lie down in, I was uncomfortable. I thought about just getting up at 3...
    victorious victorious 26-30, M 2 Responses May 10, 2007

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    Insomnia plagues my nights almost every night since my break up. I have tried everything like counting sheep, pills, and music. Nothing seem to help me. I run on usually 2 hours of...
    Leavinstevin Leavinstevin 41-45, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Another sleepless night, I just feel like crying, it's so frustrating. I waited for sleep for almost 8 hours and after I finally fell asleep for 10 minutes a bird started making...
    AmnesiacAlien AmnesiacAlien 26-30 1 Response 4 days ago

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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...
    JohnnyBoy01 JohnnyBoy01 16-17 38 Responses Jul 23, 2008

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    Man it's really hard on me. I will lay in bed and not able to fall asleep. Right now I'm not even sleeping. I worry that if I go to sleep I will die or have nightmares. Idk
    acekercy acekercy 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 24

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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...
    heybby heybby 18-21, F 10 Responses Mar 26

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    It's 1:42 am I'm awake stil PTSD sucks
    justwanabe justwanabe 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    And it strikes once again.
    kaye23e kaye23e 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    2 am. Yep. Been up for almost 3 days. Fun!!!
    kaye23e kaye23e 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 26

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    Dawn Phobia - i suffer with anxiety, and depression and have done for a long time same with the insomnia, i spoke to my doctor four years ago and they refered me to a service that...
    dawnrise dawnrise 31-35, F 6 Responses Feb 1, 2013

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    I didn't slept well last night because I had to watched over my mom :'(... this is the 5th time my mom has had a panic attack like this. She says she feels like she's going to die...
    JoceS94 JoceS94 18-21, F 4 Responses a week ago

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