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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 31-35, M 17 Responses Dec 21, 2008

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    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 1, 2014

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    I lay in bed at night exhausted

    but unable to stop worrying about all my responsibilities, bills, work, kids, etc. I take zolpidem nightly to get to sleep.
    primalshears primalshears 51-55 1 day 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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    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 4 Responses Oct 20, 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 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 27, 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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    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 5 Responses Jan 5

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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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    I think sleeping every night is a big challenge

    to me. I never be able to get one good night sleep and feel refresh the next morning.
    ayako18 ayako18 31-35, F 15 hrs ago

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    wide awake. Can't sleep.

    grandma is snoring! Anyone awake
    maemae208 maemae208 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 30

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    Insomnia always comes back to haunt me.

    I'll spend a month trying to get on a normal schedule and when I finally do, it only lasts for about two weeks..
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 8 Responses Apr 28

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    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 5, 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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    What do I do when my mom won't buy me any

    medicine to help me go to sleep/stay asleep? She said "when you're tired, you'll fall asleep" wtf.. Like she doesn't understand insomnia.. I CANT FALL ASLEEP AND ITS MESSING ME UP
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 4 Responses 2 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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    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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    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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    Another sleepless night.

    Yay for me! :/ On the plus side, I can always read to pass the time.
    ZoBow ZoBow 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 20, 2014

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    It really sucks when your sleeping patterns are

    so much different then your SO's... My boyfriend and I are so different when it comes to sleep. He gets too much sleep, and I don't get enough. He's able to go to sleep at any time during the day, and can sleep for hours. And then even with all that sleep, he can go to bed at a...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 9

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

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    I never thought id be jealous of an animal

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/video/travel/video-1178561/Curious-elephant-bull-wakes-deep-sleep-Greater-Kruger.html What is deep sleep? I don't get it!
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 Apr 26

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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..
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 29

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    Stayed up till 7:00 am

    and watched the sunrise, finally fell asleep, then woke up at 9:30.....yet still somehow experienced insane energizing powers and had a cleaning frenzy all day. Upside: clean house. Sadly time to go to bed soon and still feeling like staying up reading or whatever. Wtf is wrong...
    hypercoffeeaddict47 hypercoffeeaddict47 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 19

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    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 4 days ago

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    Im either fed up with nightmares

    or way too hyped up on caffeine or good books or sex to sleep anymore. I can only sleep a couple hours at a time, rarely at night. Sometimes I walk on my treadmill all night, or sometimes I sit on my front porch and watch traffic go by until I get sleepy.
    KittyCunt KittyCunt 18-21, F Apr 1

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     My insomnia is back.

    Last few month I have been I up at: 3:40 am/ 4:00 am/ 4:00 am/ 2:00 am/ 2:00 am...I'm tired and exhausted. My heart is hurting, but what scares me the most is the LACK of FOCUS and MEMORY LOSS.Yesterday I meditated, took Melatonin, lower temp to 58F, and I woke up at 7:00 am. I...
    WisePearls WisePearls 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 19

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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 17 Responses Jun 17, 2014

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    I've been diagnosed with Insomnia

    and low-grade depression. I cant seem to sleep anymore without taking sleeping pills. Its difficult. I do have someone I like that I talk to on a regular basis, we get on so well, he's awesome. I'm worried if I don't sort my sleeping out he'll start to distance himself from me...
    Skin0Man1 Skin0Man1 18-21, M Apr 3

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    So its 1.30am, I ran out of good wine.

    .. this bloody mary taste like ***. I really need to sleep but am too freaking excited ! *rolls eyes*
    PoutingEnigma PoutingEnigma 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 1

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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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    “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 2 Responses Jan 6, 2014

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    Been awake for 36 hours already

    and I'm still wide awake. I will most likely end up sleeping for about an hour and a half and then be up for who knows how many more hours.
    dubbalyzz dubbalyzz 22-25, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    It's 5:45AM and I was supposed to be getting up

    in half an hour to get ready for class. I literally get no sleep at night, and feel completely exhausted and drowsy in the morning, then I come back from uni to sleep. It's been going on for maybe 2 weeks, and my insomnia was never as bad as it is now. I tried not sleeping...
    Offing Offing 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 26

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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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    I've gotten 6-7 hours of sleep TOTAL in 2-3days.

    I feel like a ******* zombie right now
    PoeticMystery PoeticMystery 16-17, M Apr 4

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    endmypainn endmypainn 13-15, F Mar 30

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    SpecialButReal SpecialButReal 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    hug your knees. in fetus position.

    for 10 minutes and wake up hours of deep sleep later!
    carloslara7 carloslara7 31-35, M 3 Responses Nov 8, 2014

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    tonight i broke down

    and cried because its been so hard to sleep. i was so so lucky to have my babe there holding me though...
    kinkystapler kinkystapler 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 18

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    5.24am and I've had very little sleep

    yet I have to be up for work in a few hours.
    Romanadvoratrelundar Romanadvoratrelundar 22-25, M Apr 15

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    When you wake up In the middle of the nigh,

    you KNOW you can't go back to sleep. Insomnia ******* sucks
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 3 Responses Dec 8, 2014

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    I haven't slept for two sleeps now,

    I need someone to tell me corny jokes or something, I need to laugh...
    insomniastrikes insomniastrikes 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    And here I am yet another sleepless weekend.

    Gotta be up in a few hours why can't I sleep??? FML! Anyone wanna chat?
    down2die down2die 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 5

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