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I Have Insomnia

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    oh hey 3am XD ******* kill me now.

    .. im supposed to be up in 5 hours.. nearly finished an assignment though
    Catho Catho 18-21, F 1 Response May 15

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    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 5, 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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    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 May 4

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    I literally can never sleep

    before the clock says 5:00 am and it sucks and nothing I do helps
    AsCharleigh AsCharleigh 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 28

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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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    ShyGirlie78 ShyGirlie78 36-40, F 16 Responses Mar 4

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    I love how I feel exhausted all day,

    like I've been swimming in cement, and the minute I lay down my brain is like, "Hey, let's think about all the things you've ever done wrong or may do wrong, chores that need to be done, if you locked the door for the thousandth time, and monsters under the bed because why not...
    nobody62442 nobody62442 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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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 May 3

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

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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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    aliceinwomderland aliceinwomderland 31-35, F 6 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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    “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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    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 May 5

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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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    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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    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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    I sleep all day because I can't sleep at night.

    Even when I try to fix my pattern I'll end up staying up all day and all night again till its about 6am. Insomnia can be so depressing.
    kristen1993 kristen1993 22-25, F 4 Responses May 5

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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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    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    the past 2 weeks have been running on 2-4 hrs

    of sleep/day. It hurts my brain. i need to learn how to quit the physical body! I need more ambien!
    jaywabz jaywabz 22-25, M 5 days ago

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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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    I don't go to bed until I literally can't keep

    my eyes open anymore, and then I wake up 2 or 3 times.
    TGBman TGBman 22-25, M 5 days ago

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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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    Sometimes it's a good thing

    and sometimes it's bad. Like on the weekends it's cool but on school nights, holy **** -.-
    n0ah n0ah 13-15, M May 9

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    P5YCH0K1D P5YCH0K1D 16-17, M 2 Responses Jun 9, 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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    I do insomnia, and I am

    so good at it, that I can do it all night long.
    ElMioCid ElMioCid 46-50, M 2 Responses May 9

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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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    EYESONLYFORU EYESONLYFORU 41-45, F 2 Responses May 9

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    It's 16.20 I haven't slept yet!

    Giving up I think. Arghhhh
    jessl95 jessl95 18-21, F 3 Responses May 2

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    biwhisper biwhisper 41-45, F 1 Response May 14

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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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    sweetnspicy2 sweetnspicy2 41-45, F 1 Response May 12

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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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    my head spinning... i dont know whats going

    anymore ..there is a lot of pain inside my head..i wish can release it..i want to go away from this world..i want suddenely vanish or invisible..so i can walking by myself...i am confusef about life .i feeling lost..very lost..i want to seek something but still not yet found it...
    myselfhere myselfhere 22-25, F 3 Responses May 14

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    blasianalien blasianalien 22-25, F 1 Response May 13

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

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    I am so tired. My earphones are about to break

    and so the sound is really bad in one ear. Because of that I barely slept. To be fair it's been bad for days but last night it got even worse. I am so stinking tired and I'm sick of it.
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response 2 days ago

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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 May 6

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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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    Can't even remember the last time I got a

    "good" night's rest. The other day when my boyfriend was off work I slept for four hours that was almost peaceful. But it's getting really bad again. I'm lucky if I get four hours a night :/ and it's really starting to affect my mood again too. I just want to sleep.
    MissJessieGurl MissJessieGurl 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days 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 17 Responses Jun 17, 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