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I Have Insomnia

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    My insomnia ok not 2 bad.

    I'm mostly kept up because my mind is loud at night. I think way 2 much and I over think things. I hate it
    hennyforyourthoughts hennyforyourthoughts 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Any fellow insomniacs out there?

    Preferably Canadian? Or teens? :p
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 16-17, F 7 Responses a week ago

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    kaye23e kaye23e 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    It's pretty bad sometimes.

    I'm afraid of taking too much medication because of my insomnia.
    SaraRose0616 SaraRose0616 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Got 2-3 hours of sleep last night.

    It was so weird. Like I tried to go to bed and instead got stuck in this half-asleep limbo where I couldn't fully fall asleep. I could never get comfortable and I heard every bang and noise in the room. Then it was really hot, but I didn't want to uncover myself because I just...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F Jul 9

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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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    mimilsu mimilsu 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have insomnia and can't sleep.

    Them again that's apparent since I have INSOMNIA. duh, I feel kinda stupid. I am starting to get used to it and I can stay awake until 4 in the morning and not have bags under my eyes anymore and still operate somewhat well. I do however run into walls sometimes. I'm not even...
    Firtreegirl Firtreegirl 13-15, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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

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

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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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    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 2 days ago

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    For the past week I've been running on 2 hours

    of sleep every night. I've tried absolutely everything. Nothing works. By the time I fall asleep it 4 am. I have to be up by 7 for work.
    dirtbiker1254 dirtbiker1254 22-25, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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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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    iMarried iMarried 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 8

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    I have insomnia, it's 4:57am right now

    and my alarm is set for 5:30. I haven't gotten any sleep yet tonight, it's not from a lack of trying, I've been trying to get to sleep all night. I am exhausted, my head hurts and my eyes are burning and all I want is some sleep but I guess it's not meant to be.
    misspaperwait misspaperwait 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    Weeeellll, you see I had this plan.

    .. To go to bed early tonight. I was tired around 9:30 and I really should have attempted to fall asleep. Instead I decided to stay awake and watch YouTube videos.. Whoops. 😁 But it was Connor Franta, so hey no regrets! But now it's late and I'm laying here with no sleep...
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 16-17, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    drpastasauce drpastasauce 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    So 1 klonopin 1 ibu 600 My anti depressant And

    I'm still awake.... Thinking of adding benadryl in the mix
    ap05 ap05 26-30, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    orestismos orestismos 22-25, M 4 Responses Jun 20

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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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    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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    rottenroses rottenroses 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Tired As Hell.

    I dont ever want to sleep.Even if i am dead tired.Think it should be an option,not a requirement.I always say"I will sleep when I am dead".That scares the hell out of me ,at times,because it may turn out to be true.Lately I have been seein all the studys on long term sleep loss...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 24, 2012

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    http://www.womenshealthmag.

    com/health/sleep-disorder Hey ladies.. I came across this article on Facebook.. Perhaps you'll should read this... In some way it may be helpful! <3
    shanaiya24 shanaiya24 22-25, F Jul 10

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    Just another night; a long,

    dragged out night. Over the past 2-3 weeks, the most sleep in one night I've had was 6 hours. My average is 2-4 hours. Why haven't i KO'd with tiredness yet?!
    arandomleprechaun arandomleprechaun 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 9

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    Tick tock away you clock.

    .. Let me sleep its 4:17am and I cant get sleep and need to be awake at 7:30am 😩. So many things going through my mind.
    YoungHeartedSoul YoungHeartedSoul 41-45, M 2 Responses a week ago

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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 go through phases of this.

    Sometimes I just can't fall asleep at night and lie awake for hours or eventually give up and get up for a while. More often, I stay up late, until 11:30 or 12 am so I will be able to fall asleep. And then I wake up at 4 am and stay awake until 6, when I fall asleep for 30...
    Env06 Env06 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    It's becoming a really big issue .

    . I'm not sleeping at all at night and I sleep during the day . It's starting to interfere with my daily life and I don't know of any way to control it ..
    EssSmith EssSmith 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 14

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    β€œSleep 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 1 Response Jan 6

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    Cant Sleep Without Pills!

    I have had insomnia for about all of my life. I cant sleep unless I am heavily medicated. I get stuff on the black market because over the counter stuff wont do! My husband is the complete opposite and goes to sleep at 8:00PM each night. I look in envy at homeless people who fall...
    BuckarooBonzai BuckarooBonzai 51-55, F 14 Responses Mar 4, 2010

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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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    And the insomnia hits hard again,

    wide awake. Last night fell asleep around 4 am. I have to be up today at 6:30 am. So I really hope I can get some sleep. :/ I took some melatonin about an hour ago, but it didn't help!
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 16-17, F Jul 9

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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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    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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    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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    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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    i havent slept in more

    than 24 hours and im losing my mind here again. im soooo bored i could roll around on the floor doing nothing like i have been for the whole day damn
    Insomniac77 Insomniac77 16-17, M Jul 9

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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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    phufrog phufrog 31-35, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    It's way past midnight,

    and I have a feeling it's going to be another sleepless night :(
    Santi0924 Santi0924 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    P5YCH0K1D P5YCH0K1D 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 9

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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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    It's exactly 2 am here.

    I have school, doctor and have afternoon classes today. This week I have two important tests which I must not fail. Tomorrow and after tomorrow I'll have classes all day. I feel like I'm gonna die I can't sleep
    brzdreamer brzdreamer 16-17, F 3 days ago

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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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    So here it comes here.

    .. I didn't sleep when I was sleepy but was on call with a friend instead... Now I lost my sleep! o.O
    shanaiya24 shanaiya24 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I wish I could sleep.

    When I was a teenager, I had severe insomnia. I wouldn't sleep for four nights and be up five days. It's horrid and the hallucinations were terrifying. Now it's better, but I get these bouts of insomnia that I sometimes can't shake. It's been three days now...maybe three hours...
    DulceMuerte DulceMuerte 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 7

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    mywhol3world mywhol3world 13-15, F Jul 12

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    ...gosh I hate it so much.

    I want to sleep, I'm tired but I just can't sleep. The only sleeping pills are in my moms room and they don't really work that well. I only have nighttime cold pills and they don't do crap either
    rottenroses rottenroses 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I Catch My Zzzzzz's

      I drink tea which I dare say I will never give up  I get by on 3-4 hours of sleep at night, a 30 min. siesta about 2pm if happen to be at home/ Or as some call it "Power Nap"   At times I avoid sleep because get irrational phobia, PTSD - Night...
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