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I Have Insomnia

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    Hello 3 am. One good thing to mention is,

    I am no linger behind on converting delicate research documentation.
    weskeralbert weskeralbert 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 26

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    I didn't slept well last night

    because I had to watched over my mom :'(... this is the 5th time my mom has had a panic attack like this. She says she feels like she's going to die or something bad is going to happen, she also says that she feels like she's going to throw up. I look at her and all I see is...
    JoceS94 JoceS94 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 10

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    wallflower365 wallflower365 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    hopefulhearts hopefulhearts 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 13

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    Can't go to sleep without my sleeping meds :(.

    Science says people with higher iqs tend to stay up later than "normal" people ;)
    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 12

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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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    iMarried iMarried 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 8

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    I fell asleep without taking anything,

    which is great, but it means I don't stay asleep. Which sucks. About an hour ago, I was in the in between "do I take it now" phase. Now, it's too late. It's going to be a long day. I will be in and out of meetings from 2-5 today. Sometimes I wonder why we have so many...
    thislittlejourney thislittlejourney 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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    shadow010 shadow010 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 24

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    I've suddenly become afraid of the dark again.

    Literally all first semester I had NO issue with sleeping with the lights off. This semester I can't do it. I don't know why. Whenever I fall asleep in it I have endless nightmares. Just bizarre.
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    Every weekend i get this bad insomnia i can't

    sleep at night only on weekends days idk why but i hate it P.S. : thanks god i sleep early on regular days
    Nn60vlog Nn60vlog 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    Insomnia plagues my nights almost every night

    since my break up. I have tried everything like counting sheep, pills, and music. Nothing seem to help me. I run on usually 2 hours of sleep a night, I get so bone tired I want to fall flat on my face.
    Leavinstevin Leavinstevin 41-45, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    kaye23e kaye23e 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 26

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    justwanabe justwanabe 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 13

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    5:34 am here... Been awake

    for an hour. Dark outside still, I hear other people snoring. I'm tired, my eyes hurt. Anyone else awake?
    emptynow emptynow 36-40, F 5 Responses Apr 8

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    I don't really know if I suffer from insomnia

    cos I haven't been diagnosed by a doctor. But is really hard for me to fall asleep. I do sleep but always so late and I wake up early. All I know is that i start getting anxious cos I can't sleep and I start over thinking things and all of the sudden I'm thinking bad thoughts I...
    Pwolf Pwolf 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 27

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    It's starting to have a negative affect on my

    life. Well, it always has. It's been a while since I first had the symptoms, but I've recently found that melatonin helps a lot, but I can only take that when I know I'm going to sleep for 8 hours, or else it does more harm than good. Unfortunately, it's causing me to fall...
    faeriefate faeriefate 18-21 2 Responses Mar 30

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    kaye23e kaye23e 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 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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    Lavish aromatherapy boutique

    I don't have bad insomnia, but it strikes me a few times a month. I love aromatherapy and use essential oils for my health and well being. My favorite store in San Diego is a place called Lavish. They make a product called Insomnia Rx. It is a pillow and room spray that has...
    sweetJay sweetJay 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 14, 2007

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    Last night was absolutely awful.

    I couldn't sleep. I felt detached from my body, like I was two places at the same time. It's a difficult phenomena to describe. My physical body I could feel was at home in bed, but my non physical self was with them. They were grabbing at me and I was running away. How horrific...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    Here we go again! It's 12:30am

    and I know I won't be sleeping for at least another 3/4 hours! I'm so tired throughout the day but for some reason when my head hits that pillow my senses become alive and electric! Sleeping tablets don't work for me, I've tried everything! I guess ill just be a night owl...
    BulletproofLoneliness BulletproofLoneliness 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 2, 2013

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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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    Tired As Hell.

    I dont ever want to sleep.Even if i am dead tired.Think it should be an option,not a requirement.I always say"I will sleep when I am dead".That scares the hell out of me ,at times,because it may turn out to be true.Lately I have been seein all the studys on long term sleep loss...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 24, 2012

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    I know I have insomnia,

    because I never sleep, I wake up several times in the middle of the night and can't go back to sleep again, and I wake up really early and when I wake up I feel absolutely dead! But the psychologist I'm seeing is just really stupid! I think she bought her education in the 2...
    NinjaRose NinjaRose 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 25

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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 10 Responses Mar 26

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    I'm literally stuck in a cycle of watching the

    sun come up then down and back up again lol what happens next is fascinating it goes back down but here's the catch it comes up again when will I sleep again lmao
    triniboy92 triniboy92 22-25, M Dec 2, 2013

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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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    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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    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 you stay up too late

    when you start to memorize the words to infomercials! XD
    Pikagirl5 Pikagirl5 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 26

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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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    I can't sleep at night.

    All of my dreams are of my worst fears and past experiences that hurt me.
    SwallowedFears SwallowedFears 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 13

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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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    I over think way too much,

    I drive my self insane
    crazyminds crazyminds 18-21, M 3 Responses 2 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 7 Responses Feb 7

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    I have insomnia. It is the worst feeling in the

    world. I sit up all night in bed all alone and all I want to do is sleep. Every thing I saw during the day is in a dream like sequence replaying over and over and over again. Anything I have ever thought has randomly popped into my head and won't let it go until its put to rest...
    Mysterybabe101 Mysterybabe101 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 30, 2013

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    I have insomnia really bad

    and I'm hoping to find some ppl to talk to at night cause none of my current friends are up so late. So if you wana be friends message me! :)
    Pikagirl5 Pikagirl5 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 23

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    Not being able to think

    or process right affects everything and having always been a bubbly person with a witty personality people tend to notice and won't stop bugging when really all you are is tired and you can't help but get grouchy at them when they won't let it go.
    Dance090 Dance090 18-21, F 4 days ago

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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 3 Responses Jan 22

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    Another sleepless night,

    I just feel like crying, it's so frustrating. I waited for sleep for almost 8 hours and after I finally fell asleep for 10 minutes a bird started making noise behind the window and woke me up. Almost every other night ends up like that, not falling asleep at all or sometimes...
    AmnesiacAlien AmnesiacAlien 26-30 1 Response a week ago

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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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    Well you know you have stayed up way too late

    when you get the infomercial on the testosterone hotline....but i can't sleep right now. Just highly impossible and I wish my body didn't want to go till 2 in the morning.
    Anarai Anarai 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    I'M Soooo Over This F****** Condition!

    It is coming up to 2 years since i've had insomnia and its awful! that all i can say. i either get a few hours sleep or none at all even when i'm exhausted i just cant sleep. People do not understand how sleep deprivation affects people who have insomnia people say "oh why aren't...
    insomniac1989 insomniac1989 22-25, F 8 Responses Feb 1, 2013

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    I wouldn't mind not being able to sleep I'm

    tired either way. but i cant do anything because my family are all sleeping and would get annoyed by me moving around. So I'm left alone listening to music or staring into dark space thinking of everything and anything...
    Annacondas Annacondas 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    I Catch My Zzzzzz's

      I drink tea which I dare say I will never give up  I get by on 3-4 hours of sleep at night, a 30 min. siesta about 2pm if happen to be at home/ Or as some call it "Power Nap"   At times I avoid sleep because get irrational phobia, PTSD - Night...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Apr 16, 2009

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    Have gone weeks with only a few hours of sleep.

    Every night I cannot stop thinking and my mind will not shut down. I can be extremely exhausted but when I get into bed I'm wide awake again
    Tacoswag44 Tacoswag44 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 23

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    I have insomnia.... It's hard to sleep at night

    which makes it hard to function in the day ... It's hard without medication because the doctors think you are too young to be on the tablets.... But I need to sleep I have tries everything my GP has asked me to try and I still can't sleep more than 4 hours.... I know that doesn...
    EmilyPop28 EmilyPop28 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 22

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    My Calling Rendering Me Insomniac!!

    Since dad's passing, I've had some harsh realizations. Life in itself is nothing but a mere journey. All of us are travellers who co-incidentally happen to just bump across each other. With some, the journey is brief, with a lot of others it is even briefer. The only real...
    mratheist007 mratheist007 26-30, M 3 Responses Apr 24, 2012

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    I think Owl City did a song about insomnia,

    it's called Fireflies. Speaking of insomnia, I feel like a ******* insomniac considering how I can never sleep. Damn you, Internet! ...Actually, nah. I still love the Internet. xD.
    Milkyywayy Milkyywayy 13-15, M 2 Responses Mar 12

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    I can't sleep because of the amount of stress

    in my life, I know it's bad that I don't sleep especially having mono.
    sammylynn333 sammylynn333 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    One of the worst things about insomnia: When

    you go to school and you feel like **** for the entire day because you haven't had any sleep.
    Pfchangbitches Pfchangbitches 36-40, M Mar 24

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    jeanbaptiste1985 jeanbaptiste1985 26-30, M Apr 2

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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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    Man it's really hard on me.

    I will lay in bed and not able to fall asleep. Right now I'm not even sleeping. I worry that if I go to sleep I will die or have nightmares. Idk
    acekercy acekercy 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    Am I the only one who doesn't sleep

    until about 2AM then get struck with sleep paralysis? Scariest thing ever...
    irishp irishp 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 15

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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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