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    I also have chronic headaches (:: I haven't

    slept in two days and my head hurts so bad. this is just great
    toxiccpastelss toxiccpastelss 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 18

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    03:44... Another interrupted nights sleep.

    It would be rather nice to actually be able to stay asleep for an entire night. Broken sleep patterns are not fun 😴
    bjammy bjammy 18-21, F 8 Responses Aug 16, 2015

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    I hate saying I'm gonna sleep

    and then never ever do. I wanna stay up and talk forever but I know it's not good when I know I should be resting. I feel so lonely when I'm the only one up lol~ I hate that feeling.
    xdizzybutterflyx xdizzybutterflyx 18-21, F 7 Responses Sep 6, 2015

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    akaShaun akaShaun 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 5, 2014

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    Another sleepless night.

    Yay for me! :/ On the plus side, I can always read to pass the time.
    MyNameIsNotZoie MyNameIsNotZoie 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 20, 2014

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    I can't sleep :'( I just want all the memories

    to go away, and for once think of happy thoughts.
    yoadrian123 yoadrian123 16-17, M Jan 4

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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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    Ii'm having quite rough times lately.

    .i haven't slept at all in this 13 months due to my crazy noisy neighbor..i also got food poisoining twice in this winter and since two days ago..i got seasonal allergy and got cold..shivered now...feeling powerless and exausting
    blackandwhiteperpule blackandwhiteperpule 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Why don't they make bathrooms

    and showers with mirrors on the bottom so you could shave ur junk easier?
    DropdeadDreamer DropdeadDreamer 18-21, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    And it is awful. I don't practice good sleep

    hygiene as it is called, but sometimes in life things happen. And while I am not worrying about them, I am so full of emotion that my brain point blank refuses to switch off. I've lost jobs because of insomnia. How can you possibly goto a job where you have to be positive...
    YokoOnosVision YokoOnosVision 36-40, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Hahaha what is this now?

    3 or 4 days I've had serious trouble sleeping? Maybe this is the worst. I've had obsessive and cyclical thoughts all night long that haven't let me progress past the lightest stages of sleep. Not anxious thoughts just ones about some stupid game my brain has latched onto. Why...
    Hush92 Hush92 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    rnwytrain85 rnwytrain85 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 6

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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 :)
    EssScissorHands EssScissorHands 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 5, 2015

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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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    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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    It's freakin 4:49 am.

    Who else is awake in the United States?
    MaryJay712 MaryJay712 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 12, 2014

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    Another sleepless night.

    . urgghh.. my insomnia loves me sooo much..
    amara11 amara11 22-25, F Jan 3

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    Why would you sleep when you can be awake all

    night! Such a wonderful time. #tired #sarcasm
    JacobtheJunkie JacobtheJunkie 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    Got almost 2 hours of sleep last night/early

    morning. I haven't been able to sleep well at all for many days now and it's getting harder and harder to cope with everything.. Does sleeping medication help any of you people? I'd love to get some pills to help me fall asleep..
    JacobtheJunkie JacobtheJunkie 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 28

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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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    When you wake up In the middle of the nigh,

    you KNOW you can't go back to sleep. Insomnia ******* sucks
    akaShaun akaShaun 18-21, M 3 Responses Dec 8, 2014

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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 18-21, M 4 Responses Oct 20, 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 18-21, M 7 Responses Apr 28, 2015

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    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 2, 2015

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    So the past few days have been hell.

    I've been awake until the sun is coming up and then going to sleep when everyone else is getting up and sleeping in the day. Medication isn't doing anything either. Any suggestions?
    Ml4566 Ml4566 13-15, M 3 days ago

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    Waking up in the middle of the night

    and being unable to sleep. What was it, 3 am? Many nights I will wake up spontaneously during. But typically if the lights are on I just fall right back asleep. When it's dark, that isn't possible. Historically it's been due to fear. Now I don't even know if I can call it that...
    Hush92 Hush92 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm going to die a slow,

    painful, agonizing death from all this insomnia I've been having.
    ERMAHGERD1 ERMAHGERD1 26-30, F 6 Responses Aug 1, 2015

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    Insomnia again tonight,

    just great! I have been up since 5 am, ran 5k before work. One would think I would be tired enough to sleep.
    Southerncharm67 Southerncharm67 46-50, F 8 Responses Sep 21, 2015

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    tdubz234 tdubz234 22-25, M Jan 4

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    And it Isn't much fun.

    It's not like I can just go downstairs and play the piano or play violin or guitar in my room. I can't practise martial arts, I can't really go out for a walk in the middle of the night either. Cooking is out of the question, as is swimming which I love, and the bookstores...
    Tasha15Girl Tasha15Girl 16-17, F 5 Responses Nov 23, 2014

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    i couldn't sleep well yesterday again i'm not

    quite sure when was the last time i slept well..i really can't remember. i want to sleep,but my brain won't stop talking.
    babyblueeee babyblueeee 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 18

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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 2 Responses Jan 6, 2014

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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 May 21, 2015

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    5:31am - another sleepless night

    and another day starts.... if I am lucky I get a 50 min - 2 hr nap in this afternoon.... * sigh*
    evienneOwnedByMasterBlaise evienneOwnedByMasterBlaise 41-45, F 7 Responses Aug 7, 2015

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    yet again another restless night.

    its 1 am and I find myself lying here body physically drained but my brain is still going a million miles an hour. but whats new, this is an every night thing. you.. your the only way I can get a full nights sleep. no prescription pill, not even the dankest buds you can smoke...
    MasterKush25 MasterKush25 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 27

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    this might help you at least i was glad to find

    thishttps://youtu.be/OVnsrwB5QNo
    blackandwhiteperpule blackandwhiteperpule 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    Why can't I sleep. I take medication

    for my anxiety and insomnia but its hardly helping. It feels like I have way too much time to do nothing. My life has become a never ending routine that only makes my inability to sleep worse. I can't find a way to break the routine either. I feel like a zombie. I've only had...
    v1ct0rtilla v1ct0rtilla 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 27

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    I really can't sleep.

    I stop breathing in my sleep sometimes. If hella scary. So from now on my mouth just goes on pause and my mind goes on duuuuhh
    davidschild37 davidschild37 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 10

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    My head and eyes actually hurt the longer I

    stay awake. Sometimes insomnia feels like self punishment!
    Starbr1ght Starbr1ght 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 22

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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 18-21, F 16 Responses Jun 17, 2014

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    I've always had trouble sleeping.

    .over the years I learned to adapt-fitness training early in the morning and going to be early to read. In Recent years I'm sorry to say I resorted to sleeping tablets to enable me to function. I guess I averaged about 5.5hours a night. Since I got pregnant I gave up the pills...
    GalateaSpheres GalateaSpheres 36-40, F 11 Responses Jan 4

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    It's 2:59 AM. Why am I still awake?

    !? I wish I were sleeping... For once in my life I wish I can sleep through the night, or at least for 5 hours. I wonder what that will feel like...
    TulipBaby TulipBaby 41-45, F 5 Responses Jan 7

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    That moment when you think you're sleepy

    so you get comfortable, lie down, and close your eyes.. But your brain won't shut off, it starts flipping through everything. and then.. You realize you can't sleep. Why? Because you have insomnia.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 24

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    Of course I'm awake. It's midnight I'm always

    awake at midnight. Why did I think tonight would be any different
    strawberyblond strawberyblond 70+, F 3 Responses Jan 21

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    I have a real battle with insomnia I hate not

    being able to sleep and when it gets to me I go to Dr for sleeping pills then end up feeling worse. I've been trying to beat it with guided meditations but sometimes I just can't settle. Anyone else have this problem ???
    purpleturtle5 purpleturtle5 41-45, F 2 Responses