I Have Insomnia

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    I am so tired! I had ZzzQuil

    but my mother took it away. She thinks I will become addicted to it although I bought the anti-addiction bottle. She gave me melatonin. It didn't work. It never works. I was sleeping well for three weeks because of that medicine. I had a clear mind and everything. Now I cannot...
    goagainsttheflow goagainsttheflow
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 17
    allychef allychef
    36-40, M
    3 Responses Nov 16, 2015
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 2, 2015

    For the last few nights I've slept very badly.

    It takes me ages to get to sleep then I wake st 4am and can't go back to sleep. So tired all day that I need coffee which isn't helping the situation really.
    emptynow emptynow
    36-40, F
    Mar 2

    Not being able to get proper rest is absolute

    hell. Throughout the course of my life, my sleep schedule has been knocked around, gradually derailing as I struggled to keep it in place. For the past three weeks, I have slept through entire days. 9 AM to 7 PM. Those three weeks have felt like three days due to me sleeping so...
    The3rdAndOnly The3rdAndOnly
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 12
    ga2898 ga2898
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 4

    So, I fell asleep for about 3 hours.

    Been up for two hours unable to fall back asleep. Insomnia at its finest. ~
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 14

    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
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Jul 24, 2014

    I honest-to-god have no idea

    if I slept last night. Certainly doesn't feel like I did.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Mar 3
    blasianalien blasianalien
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 13, 2015

    Wide awake and bore, work in 3 hrs,

    hello Monday you suck
    firechief601 firechief601
    56-60, M
    1 Response Feb 29

    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, 2015

    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

    Insomnia again tonight,

    just great! I have been up since 5 am, ran 5k before work. One would think I would be tired enough to sleep.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    8 Responses Sep 21, 2015

    This is the 43rd night without sleep

    for me. I've tried so many things, but nothing works
    Caln Caln
    16-17, M
    2 Responses Mar 21

    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, 2015

    So it's 3:07am and again it's another night

    with no sleep!!!! It's been like this for the past 6 weeks!!! I don't know what to do I have tired all different medications, meditations and mindfulness it's just out of control. Just wondering if anyone has any things they have tired and have worked for them. As I'm over it...
    FaithHopeLove1520 FaithHopeLove1520
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 18

    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
    18-21, M
    7 Responses Apr 28, 2015

    I'm going to die a slow,

    painful, agonizing death from all this insomnia I've been having.
    ERMAHGERD1 ERMAHGERD1
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Aug 1, 2015

    Why don't they make bathrooms

    and showers with mirrors on the bottom so you could shave ur junk easier?
    DropdeadDreamer DropdeadDreamer
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Feb 3

    Here it's 2am been up

    for a hour now , where oh where is my sleep time?? Oh well coffee and get dress for work in 2 more hours
    firechief601 firechief601
    56-60, M
    4 Responses Mar 15

    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

    u know if u are suffring this,

    you have done anything for this. i know and i've done that too. this is nothing d*rty but truth. giving pleasure myself is best cure for get good sleep,insomnia. but i am too depressed and i don't feel horny recently...i am female,and i don't feel h*rny like guys,guys get...
    genjiipiexx genjiipiexx
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 4
    eliteshadow eliteshadow
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Feb 4

    It's freakin 4:49 am.

    Who else is awake in the United States?
    MaryJay712 MaryJay712
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Nov 12, 2014

    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
    35 Responses Jul 23, 2008

    I hate those nights where you fall asleep

    for a few hours, wake up in the middle of the night and can't fall back asleep. .-.
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Feb 27

    5:31am - another sleepless night

    and another day starts.... if I am lucky I get a 50 min - 2 hr nap in this afternoon.... * sigh*
    evienneOwnedByMasterBlaise evienneOwnedByMasterBlaise
    41-45, F
    5 Responses Aug 7, 2015

    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

    So the past few days have been hell.

    I've been awake until the sun is coming up and then going to sleep when everyone else is getting up and sleeping in the day. Medication isn't doing anything either. Any suggestions?
    Ml4566 Ml4566
    16-17, M
    1 Response Feb 6

    I can't ever sleep. I always just stay up

    until 5am then pass out. I get maybe 2-3 hours of sleep a day.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Feb 18

    Google search: how to cure insomnia gave me a

    link to this place. Only now it's been a half hour and all I've been doing is joining groups and not doing homework. Google lies!
    2byoung 2byoung
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 10

    can't sleep,so im staying up late it's 00:29

    (wich is really late in germany) even tho i have school.
    AnimeWitch AnimeWitch
    13-15, F
    Apr 10

    Another sleepless night.

    Yay for me! :/ On the plus side, I can always read to pass the time.
    MyNameIsNotZoie MyNameIsNotZoie
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 20, 2014
    Kst97 Kst97
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 18, 2015

    this might help you at least i was glad to find

    thishttps://youtu.be/OVnsrwB5QNo
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 6

    The Dr recently put me on Haloperidol

    for long term chronic insomnia. The side effects seem really scary. This drug is to treat Schizophrenia & Bipolar. I do not have either of these wrong with me. Can anybody recommend an insomnia treatment that works without any horrible side effects?
    Lornyjane Lornyjane
    41-45
    1 Response Mar 30

    Sitting here and tired

    but can't sleep. Just a little bit ago it didn't help that some idiot in a loud car probably woke up half the neighborhood up and people in this building have to be up in a few hours to work at the naval shipyard. Will probably try and go back to bed.
    wolf70jc wolf70jc
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Mar 1

    Nothing good happens

    after 2 a.m
    ga2898 ga2898
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 1

    I'm so tired that I'm having trouble walking.

    . I lacked sleep last night and I still can't sleep tonight..
    akaShaun akaShaun
    18-21, M
    4 Responses Oct 20, 2014

    I just realized something.

    If you are focusing on your desires a lot when falling asleep, especially sexual desires or something involving a lot of stimulating your sense of pleasure, it makes your brain stay alert and on high energy when you're trying to fall asleep. So the thing to focus on is letting...
    LoveIsWithinYou LoveIsWithinYou
    26-30, M
    1 Response Feb 14

    "People who can fall asleep quickly freak me

    out... I mean. Don't they have thoughts?"
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    7 Responses Mar 11

    I've experienced insomnia

    since childhood all the way to this very moment.. it's absolute hell!!! I've sought a remedy since I first understood it, and its still out of control. doctors seem to always just pass me around and refer me in a circle... they love that I swear!! HELP!!! people who aren't...
    hellothisisme hellothisisme
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Feb 14

    03:44... Another interrupted nights sleep.

    It would be rather nice to actually be able to stay asleep for an entire night. Broken sleep patterns are not fun 😴
    bjammy bjammy
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Aug 16, 2015

    I hate saying I'm gonna sleep

    and then never ever do. I wanna stay up and talk forever but I know it's not good when I know I should be resting. I feel so lonely when I'm the only one up lol~ I hate that feeling.
    mentallyhigh mentallyhigh
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Sep 6, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Feb 21

    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
    16 Responses Jun 17, 2014

    When you wake up In the middle of the nigh,

    you KNOW you can't go back to sleep. Insomnia ******* sucks
    akaShaun akaShaun
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Dec 8, 2014

    And it Isn't much fun.

    It's not like I can just go downstairs and play the piano or play violin or guitar in my room. I can't practise martial arts, I can't really go out for a walk in the middle of the night either. Cooking is out of the question, as is swimming which I love, and the bookstores...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Nov 23, 2014

    Haven't been able to sleep.

    ..I keep looking at my phone and the time just flew by...its 546am and still haven't slept...so much on my mind!!
    roselani2005 roselani2005
    26-30, F
    Feb 29
    akaShaun akaShaun
    18-21, M
    1 Response Dec 5, 2014

    4:53 am and I'm still wide awake.

    I feel like a vampire tbh
    LeanMamii LeanMamii
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Feb 15

    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
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Mar 26, 2014

    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
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Jul 14, 2015

    Waking up in the middle of the night

    and being unable to sleep. What was it, 3 am? Many nights I will wake up spontaneously during. But typically if the lights are on I just fall right back asleep. When it's dark, that isn't possible. Historically it's been due to fear. Now I don't even know if I can call it that...
    Hush92 Hush92
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 8

    Ii'm having quite rough times lately.

    .i haven't slept at all in this 13 months due to my crazy noisy neighbor..i also got food poisoining twice in this winter and since two days ago..i got seasonal allergy and got cold..shivered now...feeling powerless and exausting
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Feb 5

    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
    3 Responses Feb 7, 2014
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