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I Have Insomnia

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    kaye23e kaye23e 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 20

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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 through my head. My head is never silent. All day I hear my thoughts but at night it is even worse. Even while I'm asleep, I have...
    repeekbmurc repeekbmurc 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 22

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    It's way past midnight,

    and I have a feeling it's going to be another sleepless night :(
    Santi0924 Santi0924 18-21, M Jul 22

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    orestismos orestismos 22-25, M 4 Responses Jun 20

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    It's exactly 2 am here.

    I have school, doctor and have afternoon classes today. This week I have two important tests which I must not fail. Tomorrow and after tomorrow I'll have classes all day. I feel like I'm gonna die I can't sleep
    brzdreamer brzdreamer 16-17, F Jul 21

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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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    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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    It's pretty bad sometimes.

    I'm afraid of taking too much medication because of my insomnia.
    SaraRose0616 SaraRose0616 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    I haven't slept properly in the past three

    years. If I get two hours of sleep, I'm perfectly fine for the whole day. I'm not a night sleeper. I take naps when I get home. I just want to sleep. Is that too much to ask?
    sanfrabay sanfrabay 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    ShadowWolf190 ShadowWolf190 13-15, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Well my boyfriend does!

    He falls asleep most nights we are together on the couch and I come and 'collect' him when I wake up at crazy o'clock and he isn't there. I have asked him if this is ok and he says yes that he actually appreciates it and he does mean to come to bed eventually but falls asleep...
    Starz3060 Starz3060 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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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 wont do! My husband is the complete opposite and goes to sleep at 8:00PM each night. I look in envy at homeless people who fall...
    BuckarooBonzai BuckarooBonzai 51-55, F 14 Responses Mar 4, 2010

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    phufrog phufrog 31-35, M 3 days 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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    Two words: I'm ******* tired.

    Well I guess that's three.
    mittensforkittens mittensforkittens 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 15

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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 1 Response Jan 6

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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 am and maybe getting breakfast or something because I just couldn't get back to sleep. By the time the sun came out, my...
    victorious victorious 26-30, M 2 Responses May 10, 2007

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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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    I have insomnia, it's 4:57am right now

    and my alarm is set for 5:30. I haven't gotten any sleep yet tonight, it's not from a lack of trying, I've been trying to get to sleep all night. I am exhausted, my head hurts and my eyes are burning and all I want is some sleep but I guess it's not meant to be.
    misspaperwait misspaperwait 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    It's 1 am and I'm wide awake.

    You think after zumba and Pilates I'd be tired but I aint. Ugh! This is gonna be a long night.
    sweetlikesuga sweetlikesuga 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    rottenroses rottenroses 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Which is making me want some hardcore cuddles

    and a Disney movie marathon.
    rayelizabeth rayelizabeth 18-21, F 3 Responses May 23

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    The Paper Man

    About this time, 3 AM, the paper guy drives up, runs up the walk and throws one onto the deck of my neighbor. Often I'm awake, and recently outside taking in the air, since the weather's been nice. The last few times he came, he ran up, tossed his paper, and called out to me...
    simplygirl simplygirl 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 26, 2013

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    mimilsu mimilsu 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 21

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    BloodRedDarkness BloodRedDarkness 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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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 4 Responses Apr 27

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    Me: Let me sleep!!! My Brain: Lol No,

    Let's stay awake and remember every stupid decision you've made in your life! Me: Okay..... >.<
    RaynieLove RaynieLove 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 10

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    drpastasauce drpastasauce 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    A couple more hours and I ought to be able to

    try and sleep again. Woke up at 9 am yesterday.
    Handyman25 Handyman25 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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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 26-30, M 17 Responses Dec 21, 2008

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    So 1 klonopin 1 ibu 600 My anti depressant And

    I'm still awake.... Thinking of adding benadryl in the mix
    ap05 ap05 26-30, F 5 Responses Jul 20

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    Where is the night crowd?

    Bored, lonely, and of course awake.
    SwimmingWithOphelia SwimmingWithOphelia 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    It doesn't even matter how tired I am,

    when I switch off the lights my brain seems to switch into overdrive & I begin to come up with story ideas.
    IdleFox IdleFox 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 4

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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 6 Responses Mar 26

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    phufrog phufrog 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 21

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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 7 Responses Oct 16, 2013

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    Tick tock away you clock.

    .. Let me sleep its 4:17am and I cant get sleep and need to be awake at 7:30am 😩. So many things going through my mind.
    YoungHeartedSoul YoungHeartedSoul 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 17

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    Last night I didn't go to sleep

    until about 6:00 AM. My cat came in my room and was being annoying and biting my hand whenever I tried to sleep. In order to sleep well enough I woke up at 12:00. Another short day :(
    GlassRabbit GlassRabbit 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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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...
    meandro meandro 26-30, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    So here it comes here.

    .. I didn't sleep when I was sleepy but was on call with a friend instead... Now I lost my sleep! o.O
    shanaiya24 shanaiya24 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 22

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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

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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 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 16

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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 provides councelling and cbt there was a three month waiting list but i had to be asessed first they rang me twice...
    dawnrise dawnrise 31-35, F 6 Responses Feb 1, 2013

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    P5YCH0K1D P5YCH0K1D 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 9

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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

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    I have insomnia and can't sleep.

    Them again that's apparent since I have INSOMNIA. duh, I feel kinda stupid. I am starting to get used to it and I can stay awake until 4 in the morning and not have bags under my eyes anymore and still operate somewhat well. I do however run into walls sometimes. I'm not even...
    Firtreegirl Firtreegirl 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 17

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    Always awake all night

    and sleep in late. No motivation just wAnt to stay in bed Nothing to look forward to anymore
    crazyminds crazyminds 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    isn't it wonderful when your brain digs up old

    ****, bad memories and you end up awake for two or three hours, tossing and turning and wondering why the hell am I thinking about this right now ? don't we all wish we could change the past ?
    LoneDovahKiin LoneDovahKiin 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 21

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    I over think way too much,

    I drive my self insane
    crazyminds crazyminds 18-21, M 4 Responses Apr 18

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    For the past week I've been running on 2 hours

    of sleep every night. I've tried absolutely everything. Nothing works. By the time I fall asleep it 4 am. I have to be up by 7 for work.
    dirtbiker1254 dirtbiker1254 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    iMarried iMarried 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 8

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    I have issues sleeping between my mind never

    shutting off, nightmares, among other things. I take zzzqu ill sleep aid, I've taken melatonin, I used to take sleeping pills when I was younger. I've learned deep breathing excercises to put me to sleep. Why can't I just sleep naturally?
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F Jul 20

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