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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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    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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    seriously the last two days ive not slept any

    at night. then i grab a few hours in the after noon and i start it all over again. joy oh joy. lol
    SadisticBitch SadisticBitch 31-35, F 4 Responses Sep 19

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    Okay, I didn't want to sleep at all last night

    brain & body. Ugh. Was having hot flashes all night so therefore I tossed & turned. & I've been wide awake since 6 o'clock. Today is going to be a long day...
    Country00Girl Country00Girl 18-21, F Sep 19

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    I think the saddest part is watching everyone

    around you sleeping so well and being so happy throught out the day. It looks like only you are struggling so much. You fighting with yourself. And all windows closed. All lights shut, except yours. I was glad to read some of your experiences here... felt less lonely. Thank you...
    tak7dkj tak7dkj 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 12

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    Has anyone tried over the counter sleeping

    medication? Does it work?
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 4 Responses Sep 8

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    Is anybody awake? I hate being left alone with

    my thoughts. Music helps, sketching too. Its always the same cycle every night. I hate it but I can't sleep even though I'm exhausted from school and work.
    lonelylonerr lonelylonerr 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 4

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    Majority of the time I notice

    that I am awake late as hell...doesn't matter if I have to get up extra early either, I'm still up. & to me the next day doesn't count until I go to sleep and wake up LOL. But I often catch myself thinking about my future & achieving my goals; I have the greatest fear of failing...
    shemarose shemarose 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 18

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    kaye23e kaye23e 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 20

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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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    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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    Woke up.... Worries of the real world suspended

    over my sleep, a nightmarish lullaby. A strange flux of nightmares, becoming all to real. I am awake with my poetic verses. My strange companion inside of me, searches....for sleep, no, trouble. Worst and the the best things come at night, soundly, silently, sleepily, but...
    EpikEcko EpikEcko 18-21 2 Responses Sep 7

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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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    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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    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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    Has anyone been on celexa to treat imsomnia?

    I've been on it before and it worked well but this time i've been on it for 2 months an am still having sleepless nights. Has anyone had a similar experirence? I know it can take a long time to work but is 2 months still normal?
    edore edore 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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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 was up all week long stuck up at night,

    hadnt seen the sun in about a week because by the time it was up i was too exhausted to go outside. Then today i FINALLY got my sleep straight only to play a video game with a low FOV earlier and it made me feel really queasy so i laid down for a while and next thing i know im...
    shinjorai shinjorai 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 21

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    So I've been struggling with insomnia

    for awhile but yesterday I decided to try medicine to help me sleep.. Taking 1 Tylenol and 1 Xanax I slept for 13 hours and I feel great
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 2 Responses Sep 9

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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

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    BloodRedDarkness BloodRedDarkness 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 24

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

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

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    When my pain killers stop working,

    insomnia takes over like a ton of bricks. Life eh.
    Dreamstauge Dreamstauge 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 3

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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 Jul 24

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    Its not all the time.

    Just ocasionally when im really sad or angry. And i can already tell tonights goin to be a long one.
    Dontlookbackk Dontlookbackk 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 22

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    Been up since 4am yesterday

    and still can fall asleep it's already 12:18
    ladyyukihime ladyyukihime 18-21, F 4 days 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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    Is it Insomnia if you are

    so tired and can't even open your eyes, but STILL can't sleep? Because that's me
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 70+, F 2 Responses Sep 10

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    have been for awhile.

    It gets boring this late at night. Anyone care to chat? non-sexual. Male or Female any age.
    MaxSinner MaxSinner 31-35, M Sep 8

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    What is normal sleep?

    Lol I can't remember anymore. Lately I've been getting 3-4 hours and I'm very thankful for that. Because I know what it's like to not sleep for days. I don't know if the lack of sleep is doing this to me, but I'm hearing things and it's weird. Today (when I was home alone) I...
    disasterland disasterland 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 4

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    I haven't slept properly in 2 years on

    and off and every time the non sleeping spells grow larger and larger. I'm in grade 11 about to start grade 12. How am I s'posed to do this, when I can't even think straight anymore? My parents don't seem to take it seriously... They think it's all in my head that I'm making it...
    lennyera lennyera 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 11

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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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    Took Tylenol and Xanax hoping it'll knock me

    out.. 4hrs a day is getting ridiculous
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M Sep 8

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    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jun 20

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    P5YCH0K1D P5YCH0K1D 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 9

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    Struggling with insomnia again,

    so tired of this **** :(
    MrDysfunctional MrDysfunctional 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 16

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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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    ***Pic inside*** Even

    as an insomniac, I laughed at this
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I've got to wake up in about 4 hours

    for school. Of course I can't sleep and end up on the computer... Lol.
    cec0692 cec0692 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day 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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    Why?.It's like a little turtle scooting about

    in my head saying haha! You don't sleep now or ever!. If you do I give you NIGHTMARES.
    skinfeeder skinfeeder 26-30 a week ago

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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 to get up in 2 minutes,

    it's not usually this bad. But I've had for as long as I can remember.
    NightWalker6676 NightWalker6676 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    tasea tasea 22-25, F 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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    iMarried iMarried 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 8

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    It comes and goes. Last night,

    went to bed a little earlier than I have been lately and fell asleep right away. Woke up at 3 am. I was lying there and realized my dogs were barking outside, but that's not what woke me up because they weren't that loud. Got up to check on them and nothing was out there so I...
    Env06 Env06 26-30, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    ***Pic inside*** I can't sleep.

    . So lets get fat! :D
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    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

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    I hate having insomnia.

    It only kicks in every once in a while, but when it does, i rarely get more than 3 hrs sleep in a night. Ugh and i have to be up by 6 too. This sucks.
    Rednkfireftr Rednkfireftr 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 3

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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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    I've had absolutely no sleep last night

    and my school starts tomorrow. I think I'm simply just stressing out about my school because it's a brand new one. I highly doubt I'll be getting some sleep tonight as well.
    Kimverly Kimverly 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 7