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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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    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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    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 3 days ago

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

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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 2 Responses Feb 21

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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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    ShanaiyaGrey ShanaiyaGrey 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 19

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    kst97 kst97 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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

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    I just can't sleep at nights.

    Its 5:15am. Still awake. :(
    sau2299 sau2299 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 7

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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 3 Responses Jan 6, 2014

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    Its almost 5 am, I hear the bird's sing

    and im still awake >:( some tips to get sleep? I need to rest :O
    karensbm karensbm 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 20

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    millarita18 millarita18 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 22

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    my nights seem to be never ending.

    . Why can't I sleep? πŸ˜•
    sadgurl2015 sadgurl2015 18-21, F Feb 12

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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 5 days ago

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    The longest I couldn't sleep was

    for 5 days straight... eventually I passed out and woke up about 20 hours later feeling slightly less horrible
    xKatlyn xKatlyn 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 8

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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 1 day ago

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    OMG, if I don't get some sleep I'm gonna go

    nuts. I've been able to get about 3-4 hours sleep at night lately and I know it's a huge improvement from being up 3-4 nights in a row, but every time I'm up all night, I think I'm going back to that. It seems like, just about the time I have my insomnia halfway under control...
    thumper15 thumper15 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 10

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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 4 hrs ago

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    thumper15 thumper15 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 14

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

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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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    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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    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 3 Responses Apr 27, 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 4 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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    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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    kyuko kyuko 16-17 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    BiJakeD BiJakeD 26-30, M Feb 18

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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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    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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    Welllaugh Welllaugh 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 12

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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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    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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    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'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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    8:30 AM and I haven't slept.

    Not even tired yet. :/ Ugh..
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M Feb 14

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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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    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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    I haven't had a fulfilling sleep in

    so long that it's now become so normal.
    rickyrosa rickyrosa 22-25, M Feb 12

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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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    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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    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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    jasmin333 jasmin333 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 6, 2014

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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 6 days ago

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    Terminal insomnia, more specifically.

    Which means I don't have a problem falling asleep but I wake up too early. I usually wake up at around 330AM. Sometimes it's an hour later or an hour earlier, but I rarely sleep straight through the night. I have had insomnia my entire life, the kind that makes it hard to...
    Undeadly Undeadly 41-45, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    thumper15 thumper15 18-21, F Feb 20

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    WaterWave WaterWave 16-17 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have been a diagnosed insomniac

    for about a year. I have suffered longer. I also struggle with anxiety & depression. Lately I have been worse than ever. I lost my job due to a breakdown and I became dependent on the sleeping pill Zolpidem. I ended up becoming resistant to it and now I am trying prescribed...
    REF2494 REF2494 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 12

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    I prayed for a better sleep last night.

    However I woke up later in the afternoon so there is that. I had tried to show more love for the Lord and maybe he blessed me. I try to trust him and I try to have faith in him. It's hard because my life is so sad and meaningless. My faith is so bad too. I am grateful for any...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response 2 days ago

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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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