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I Have Insomnia

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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 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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    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 Jul 24

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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 Jul 24

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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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    My insomnia ok not 2 bad.

    I'm mostly kept up because my mind is loud at night. I think way 2 much and I over think things. I hate it
    hennyforyourthoughts hennyforyourthoughts 18-21, F Jul 19

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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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    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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    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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    Insomnia. My old nemesis.

    My old friend.
    Handyman25 Handyman25 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    orestismos orestismos 22-25, M 4 Responses Jun 20

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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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    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 Jul 24

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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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    Two words: I'm ******* tired.

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

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    mimilsu mimilsu 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 21

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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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    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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    Where is the night crowd?

    Bored, lonely, and of course awake.
    SwimmingWithOphelia SwimmingWithOphelia 26-30, M 3 days ago

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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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    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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    phufrog phufrog 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 21

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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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    iMarried iMarried 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 8

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    Ok where are we all hiding

    and what are we doing to try and sleep?
    SwimmingWithOphelia SwimmingWithOphelia 26-30, M 2 Responses 7 hrs 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    Insomnia+early morning construction(that lasts

    all day)=insanity Fall asleep around 5, construction comes at 6:30, sometimes earlier/later by half an hour, every day but Sunday. FOR THE PAST 4 MONTHS
    Heartbeatangel Heartbeatangel 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 16-17, F 1 Response a week 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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    ShadowWolf190 ShadowWolf190 13-15, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 16-17, F 2 Responses 8 hrs 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 16-17, F 18 Responses Jun 17

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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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    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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    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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    2 am here can't sleep.

    ..I have to go to work for a 24 shift....I feel so tired just can't sleep, it's frustrating ....
    ffdp84 ffdp84 26-30, F 2 Responses 17 hrs 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 a week ago

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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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    P5YCH0K1D P5YCH0K1D 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 9

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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 3 days ago

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    drpastasauce drpastasauce 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 18

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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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    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 4 days ago

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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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    BloodRedDarkness BloodRedDarkness 16-17, F 2 Responses a week 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 1 Response Jan 6

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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 3 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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    rottenroses rottenroses 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 23

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