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I Have Insomnia

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    Time doesn't really matter with insomnia.

    . It's 5am but it doesn't feel like 5am..
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 1 Response 4 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 18 Responses Jun 17

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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

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    inkedmommy inkedmommy 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 19

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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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    Well, screw it. Are even the insomniacs asleep

    tonight? It doesn't seem like anyone is on. Must be the turkey.
    NoVADad703 NoVADad703 31-35, M 10 hrs ago

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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

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    I've run out of my SleepWell gummies.

    It's the only thing that actually gets me to sleep before early morning.
    AgentSickler AgentSickler 18-21, M Nov 19

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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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    inkedmommy inkedmommy 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 17

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    When will I ever sleep again?

    Thinking about taking pills but have bad side effects. I don't know what to do and how to cope up with this.
    MaryJay712 MaryJay712 16-17, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Nymphomania Nymphomania 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 11

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    Another sleepless night.

    Yay for me! :/ On the plus side, I can always read to pass the time.
    ZoAnnBow ZoAnnBow 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 20

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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

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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

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    I can't remember the Last time I had a really

    good sleep. It's 2am now and it's raining, the weather for me is therapeutic. I'll be up til the sun rises, I guarantee it. Doesn't matter. I'm used to it. Anyways, I'm running out of things to do when I'm awake. After watching season 2 of Hannibal, I will need to tape my eyes...
    oliviapalm oliviapalm 18-21, F 2 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    iMarried iMarried 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 8

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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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    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

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    Well... Another sleepless night.

    .. And 3 doctors appointments today... One with my GP... One with my psychiatrist... And one with my psychologist... I'm extremely nervous for them all considering my recent suicide attempt... :( I'm just not ready to talk about it yet...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 19

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    You know that feeling

    after a good night of sleep? Because I don't. -.-
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Tasha15Girl Tasha15Girl 13-15, F 4 Responses Nov 12

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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 6 Responses Oct 16, 2013

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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

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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

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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

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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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    AstarJosephine AstarJosephine 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 19

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    Anybody still awake in the US?

    1:53 am in Arkansas.
    MaryJay712 MaryJay712 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    After a few day of no sleep.

    The paranoia increases, the shadows in corners grow and the room seems smaller. The body is tired, the mind is exaughted, but still cannot sleep. The contemplation of life gets deeper, and its almost as if your falling into a black hole. I'm really in need of some sleep...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Oct 3

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    Boom! Just hit 3:00am.

    I need to be awake at 6 today. Yay for me. πŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ
    ZoAnnBow ZoAnnBow 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 1

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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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    Folks, the next time you can't sleep,

    try this! It worked on my daughter as a kid! http://youtu.be/f-w4NypZQTM
    NoVADad703 NoVADad703 31-35, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Been getting an average of 2-3 hours of sleep

    anymore , not a fan! Thank goodness for Netflix
    lostwindowz lostwindowz 31-35, M 3 Responses Nov 20

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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 13-15, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    yes. insomnia die and rot in h3ll please!

    thank you! ;) can u feel the love? lol
    PsychoBitch69 PsychoBitch69 31-35, F Nov 15

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    I cure insomnia , over 100s of people are using

    my health tips to boost their relaxation ( my most important tip is licking your palate softly when stressed out)
    carloslara7 carloslara7 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 16

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    Indigo27 Indigo27 13-15, F 1 Response 7 hrs 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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    hug your knees for 10 minutes gently.

    energy in your head makes you think. this technique allows energy to flow to your lower dantien or lower abdomen
    carloslara7 carloslara7 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 15

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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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    sfairy27 sfairy27 13-15, F Nov 19

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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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    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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    I over think way too much,

    I drive my self insane
    crazyminds crazyminds 18-21, M 4 Responses Apr 18

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    6:12 AM and I'm still not sleeping.

    ... I'm ******* sick of this ****... :(
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 2 days ago

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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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    Another, long sleepless night -- not

    even Bob Dylan can lift my spirits tonight. 😳😫
    MysticalMinx MysticalMinx 16-17, F Nov 14

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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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    Working 9 hours to only get 3 back in sleep

    isn't good... It's 1 am and I'm going for a walk; at least the world is asleep.
    gybe gybe 18-21, M Nov 20

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