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I Have Insomnia

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    SpecialButReal SpecialButReal 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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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 5 days ago

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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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    desculpa desculpa 22-25, F 5 days ago

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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 Mar 19

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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 a week ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    down2die down2die 26-30, M 2 days ago

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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 2 days ago

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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 3 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    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 4 days ago

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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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    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 5, 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 6 Responses Jan 5

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    6:12 AM and I'm still not sleeping.

    ... I'm ******* sick of this ****... :(
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M Nov 26, 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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    down2die down2die 26-30, M Mar 22

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

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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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    I've got so many exams coming up this week

    and I can't even focus on my studies bc I've been getting an hour of sleep per night, sometimes I wouldn't even sleep at all. It's not that I'm not tired, I am, I'm exhausted. I just can't bring myself to sleep.
    selasf selasf 13-15, F Mar 14

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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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    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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    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...
    Scoodaloop Scoodaloop 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    endmypainn endmypainn 13-15, F 1 day ago

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

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    Went to bed super early out of tiredness.

    Slept for only about an hour or less. Continuously kept waking out of short bursts of sleep. Gave up trying about 6 hours later. Feel like rubbish. I never have uninterrupted or full sleep. I want to try again but what point is that...my mother is already angry at me over it...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 2 Responses Mar 13

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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 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 4 days ago

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    EssSmith EssSmith 16-17, F 5 Responses Dec 24, 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 2 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    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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    I would give anything

    for a solid nights rest instead of two or three hours. I've tried every pill, every relaxation technique, every herbal remedy. I woke up at 4 am on the 14th. it's been 30 hours and I probably have another nine or ten hours of being awake. then I'll sleep for 4 hours and be up...
    RoyalxNicole RoyalxNicole 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 15, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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