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I Have Insomnia

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    rnwytrain85 rnwytrain85 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 6

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    up again, I absolutely hate it

    when I can't get to sleep
    rnwytrain85 rnwytrain85 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 9

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    My head and eyes actually hurt the longer I

    stay awake. Sometimes insomnia feels like self punishment!
    Starbr1ght Starbr1ght 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 22

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    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
    blackandwhiteperpule blackandwhiteperpule 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I also have chronic headaches (:: I haven't

    slept in two days and my head hurts so bad. this is just great
    toxiccpastelss toxiccpastelss 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 18

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    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 7 Responses Aug 7, 2015

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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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    i've been up for a couple days.

    i don't know what thoughts to have anymore.
    undyne undyne 70+ 2 Responses Jan 17

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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, 2015

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    i couldn't sleep well yesterday again i'm not

    quite sure when was the last time i slept well..i really can't remember. i want to sleep,but my brain won't stop talking.
    babyblueeee babyblueeee 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 18

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    Why would you sleep when you can be awake all

    night! Such a wonderful time. #tired #sarcasm
    JacobtheJunkie JacobtheJunkie 18-21, M a week ago

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    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 13-15, M 3 days ago

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    this might help you at least i was glad to find

    thishttps://youtu.be/OVnsrwB5QNo
    blackandwhiteperpule blackandwhiteperpule 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    Another sleepless night.

    . urgghh.. my insomnia loves me sooo much..
    amara11 amara11 22-25, F Jan 3

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    eliteshadow eliteshadow 18-21, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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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 16 Responses Jun 17, 2014

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    It's 2:59 AM. Why am I still awake?

    !? I wish I were sleeping... For once in my life I wish I can sleep through the night, or at least for 5 hours. I wonder what that will feel like...
    TulipBaby TulipBaby 41-45, F 5 Responses Jan 7

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    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...
    Tasha15Girl Tasha15Girl 16-17, F 5 Responses Nov 23, 2014

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    I really can't sleep.

    I stop breathing in my sleep sometimes. If hella scary. So from now on my mouth just goes on pause and my mind goes on duuuuhh
    davidschild37 davidschild37 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 10

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    Is melatonin safe to use every night?

    ? Its my first time to take med though ive been insomniac for 3 yrs now..
    amara11 amara11 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    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

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    Hahaha what is this now?

    3 or 4 days I've had serious trouble sleeping? Maybe this is the worst. I've had obsessive and cyclical thoughts all night long that haven't let me progress past the lightest stages of sleep. Not anxious thoughts just ones about some stupid game my brain has latched onto. Why...
    Hush92 Hush92 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 8

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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, 2015

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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'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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    akaShaun akaShaun 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 5, 2014

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    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

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    Got almost 2 hours of sleep last night/early

    morning. I haven't been able to sleep well at all for many days now and it's getting harder and harder to cope with everything.. Does sleeping medication help any of you people? I'd love to get some pills to help me fall asleep..
    JacobtheJunkie JacobtheJunkie 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 28

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    I have these little spaces of lost memory.

    ..Names...Whether i have locked doors...So i recheck all doors and windows before going to sleep...I go to sleep...sending my children happy energy...When inevitably..Am wide awake in the middle of the night...My feet refind a path to doors and windows...Rechecking locks...
    Strawberrygiggles Strawberrygiggles 46-50, F 6 Responses Jan 26

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    allychef allychef 36-40, M 5 Responses Nov 16, 2015

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    That moment when you think you're sleepy

    so you get comfortable, lie down, and close your eyes.. But your brain won't shut off, it starts flipping through everything. and then.. You realize you can't sleep. Why? Because you have insomnia.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 24

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    I have a real battle with insomnia I hate not

    being able to sleep and when it gets to me I go to Dr for sleeping pills then end up feeling worse. I've been trying to beat it with guided meditations but sometimes I just can't settle. Anyone else have this problem ???
    purpleturtle5 purpleturtle5 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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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 31-35, M 3 Responses Jul 24, 2014

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    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.
    Southerncharm67 Southerncharm67 46-50, F 8 Responses Sep 21, 2015

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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 18-21, M 4 Responses Oct 20, 2014

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    Why don't they make bathrooms

    and showers with mirrors on the bottom so you could shave ur junk easier?
    DropdeadDreamer DropdeadDreamer 18-21, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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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 18-21, M 7 Responses Apr 28, 2015

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    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 2, 2015

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    tdubz234 tdubz234 22-25, M Jan 4

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    β€œSleep 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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    It's freakin 4:49 am.

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

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    EssScissorHands EssScissorHands 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    Kst97 Kst97 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 18, 2015

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    I've always had trouble sleeping.

    .over the years I learned to adapt-fitness training early in the morning and going to be early to read. In Recent years I'm sorry to say I resorted to sleeping tablets to enable me to function. I guess I averaged about 5.5hours a night. Since I got pregnant I gave up the pills...
    GalateaSpheres GalateaSpheres 36-40, F 10 Responses Jan 4

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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 18-21, M 3 Responses Dec 8, 2014

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