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    **** meeee. I can't sleep

    and it's terrible. Restlessly tossing and turning but no sign of sleep anywhere. Ran out of seroquel Man, this sucks.
    StayingSaneWithoutYou StayingSaneWithoutYou 16-17, F Feb 24

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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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    I slept for a little bit over an hour.

    . my face and head hurts so bad. I have a full day ahead of me school work and work not counting homework.
    SunshineLaura SunshineLaura 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    About an hour of actual sleep

    and I have to be at work at 4am. I try not rely on sleeping pills, as I don't like the idea of taking medication unless it's absolutely necessary, but sometimes my insomnia is just too much to handle.
    AmayaTsuki AmayaTsuki 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days 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 3 Responses Jan 6, 2014

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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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    ShyGirlie78 ShyGirlie78 36-40, F 17 Responses 14 hrs ago

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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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    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, 2014

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    BiJakeD BiJakeD 26-30, M Feb 18

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    EssSmith EssSmith 16-17, F 5 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    I hate having insomnia.

    .. It screws over my sleeping habits so badly to where I'm sleeping during the day and waking up around 1-3am.....
    Protonyx Protonyx 16-17, M 6 days ago

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    6:12 AM and I'm still not sleeping.

    ... I'm ******* sick of this ****... :(
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M Nov 26, 2014

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    On my second pair of earphones in about just

    over a month which lasted only a few days. It breaks super quick in one ear. One ear is much quieter and it disrupts me sleep. I am very sensitive to it. The sound always has to be "just right". They usually only last 2-3 months but I've had a bad run. The previous pair were...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I haven't slept in like two months.

    Pills aren't working now. I am going for s therapy next week. But until then, I have to keep it together!
    karmicsouls karmicsouls 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    Friday night I slept 4 hours,

    Saturday night for an hour and a half and that's it. Haven't slept since then and now it's tuesday night, almost 1:30am. My eyes burn, probably not thinkin straight, keep thinkin im seeing shadows and **** moving when it's not and I'm soooo tired, but I CAN'T FRIKKIN SLEEP!!!
    thumper15 thumper15 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    kst97 kst97 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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

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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 4 Responses Nov 8, 2014

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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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    I haven't slep more than five hours in the past

    couple days. I am extremely exaughsted but yet I can't seem to fall asleep. I lay in bed trying to get some shut eye but nothing seems to work. any advice? I swear I feel like im going to cry my head is killing me my jaw hurts from yawning so much. My body aches too..
    SunshineLaura SunshineLaura 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 21

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    i've been up for a while now.

    three days i believe??
    iyd2 iyd2 70+ 4 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Welllaugh Welllaugh 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 12

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    Too many sleepless nights no one to talk to the

    days and nights pass by as my tierd eyes look apon the sunrise and sundown
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 12

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    You know that feeling

    after a good night of sleep? Because I don't. -.-
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 27, 2014

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    Usually I do not have a reason

    why I stay up late at night. But now I do, thanks to the gruesome images and videos of some deaths that I have watched which were caused by war, differences of political views and religious beliefs. I have a job that exposes me to blood and gore stuff. And I can sleep soundly...
    BloviatingBuffoon BloviatingBuffoon 70+, F 3 Responses Jan 30

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    Man I am so tired I could close my eyes right

    now. I managed to get new earphones two weeks ago but those were faulty and I couldn't use them. My mother bought me a new pair about a week ago and they are fine but the sound seems to have issues...I can't really explain it. Was having an "ok" sleep for about 2 days but now it...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 Feb 21

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    I have work in four hours

    and I can't sleep the treatment was working for about a week but for the past two days I can't fall asleep I've only slept for about five hours up to this point I even went out for a run earlier but I still feel wide awake..
    SunshineLaura SunshineLaura 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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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 3 Responses Oct 20, 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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    thumper15 thumper15 18-21, F Feb 20

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    thumper15 thumper15 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 14

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    I am so stinking tired.

    Prayer was useless last night. I did pray I think but not with earnestness which I feel like he only listens to. Doesn't he see how badly I struggle with sleep? Of course I wouldn't pray as earnestly if I felt ok at that time. (Had an "ok" sleep the night before I thought he...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 4 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 5, 2014

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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, 2014

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    I would give anything

    for a solid nights rest instead of two or three hours. I've tried every pill, every relaxation technique, every herbal remedy. I woke up at 4 am on the 14th. it's been 30 hours and I probably have another nine or ten hours of being awake. then I'll sleep for 4 hours and be up...
    RoyalxNicole RoyalxNicole 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 15, 2014

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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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    Another sleepless night.

    Yay for me! :/ On the plus side, I can always read to pass the time.
    ZoBow ZoBow 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 20, 2014

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    So lately I've been falling asleep around 8-9am

    and sleeping for like 12 hours. I feel like my body is immensely stressed out and this is its way of coping. I really need to get this sleeping pattern back on track before I make myself crazy. I go to sleep when the sun comes up and don't wake up until the sun is down. I'm...
    WynonnaMarye WynonnaMarye 18-21, F Feb 14

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    Insomnia again. It's 4:55 am

    and I don't think I'll be getting any sleep tonight.
    ShyGirlie78 ShyGirlie78 36-40, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    millarita18 millarita18 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 22

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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, 2014

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    I am on probation because my school doesn't

    think 49 hours with out sleep is a valid excuse to stay home. the school said I can control when I sleep its not like I am sick. after missing 3 in a semester from it they called me in saying I skip school. I have medicine but it gives me migraines so I avoid using it. I had a...
    Mybiscuits Mybiscuits 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 17

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    I forget what it's like to stay asleep through

    an entire night... It's been a few years since the last time at least... :'(
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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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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    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, 2014

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    WaterWave WaterWave 16-17 2 Responses Feb 24

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