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I Have Insomnia

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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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    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 18-21, F 1 Response 2 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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    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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    Ugh. I can't ever sleep at night.

    But during the day I can take naps & I sleep so good. I don't understand!!!
    Country00Girl Country00Girl 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 27

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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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    iMarried iMarried 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 8

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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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    Struggling with insomnia again,

    so tired of this **** :(
    MrDysfunctional MrDysfunctional 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    7AM, and I'm still wide awake.

    Why is it that without sleep aids I cannot fall asleep before sunrise? Why can't I be like a normal person, and drift off into a peaceful slumber? Why can't my brain turn off? fml
    fuckitol fuckitol 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 30

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    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 1

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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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    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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    Which is making me want some hardcore cuddles

    and a Disney movie marathon.
    rayelizabeth rayelizabeth 18-21, F 3 Responses May 23

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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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    disasterland disasterland 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 3

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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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    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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    Haven't been on in a while.

    I hate not being able to sleep at night. My brain just decides to think about everything, from being single to remembering EVERY SINGLE bad thing I've done in my life that I can't take bad...
    Country00Girl Country00Girl 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 2

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    Been laying here for 2 hours

    and sleep will not come !!!
    June4U June4U 22-25, F Aug 26

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    I barely slept in weeks.

    . Everyday I come home from school cry. Lose my mind and pass out. Every night is restless, everyday is plain torture. I can't take this anymore.. no one believes me. This has been happening my whole life and it needs to end.
    BLVLFreeSwim BLVLFreeSwim 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 10

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    BloodRedDarkness BloodRedDarkness 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 24

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    My husband lets me use sleeping pills he was

    prescribed for PTSD nightmares. He says he thinks I have it too. Every time I see my father I get so anxious. When we get home, I often can't sleep for several nights from the bad memories of childhood with him that just won't stop tormenting me. Sometimes I shake a lot too when...
    PirateM PirateM 26-30 Sep 1

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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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    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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    orestismos orestismos 22-25, M 4 Responses Jun 20

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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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    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 2 days ago

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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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    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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    I can't sleep til 4-6 am

    and still wake up early and it's easy for me to have(accidental) all nighters and Im tired even if I do actually sleep a full 8 hours, and I'm exhausted a the time. It sucks :(
    rulahasan rulahasan 13-15, F Aug 26

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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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    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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    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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    The world feels so still in the early hours of

    the morning. When you've been up all night tossing yourself around your bed angrily, trying desperately to get comfortable. You've exhausted yourself in the process. But in that moment right before your body gives in and you finally fall asleep, the sun is about to show itself...
    Aquatica Aquatica 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 3

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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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    I've had insomnia for about 2 years

    and have been on benzodiazapemes for the same amount of time. It's gotten so bad that I'm afraid of going to bed! Actually, I'm scared to sleep because I hate not knowing if I'm going to get 7 or 2 hrs of rest. I also really want to get off the benzos. I feel like they are...
    cheersbabe cheersbabe 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 6

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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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    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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    I can't sleep and I'm bored / scared .

    The scared part mainly has to do with the creepy basement where my room is . Now im stuck awake in it D: anyone want to chat just message meee
    EssSmith EssSmith 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 31

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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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    Me: Let me sleep!!! My Brain: Lol No,

    Let's stay awake and remember every stupid decision you've made in your life! Me: Okay..... >.<
    RaynieLove RaynieLove 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 10

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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 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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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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    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

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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 17 hrs ago

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