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I Have Insomnia

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

    ... I'm ******* sick of this ****... :(
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M Nov 26, 2014

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    4:26am again ..... I am planning to try to get

    up at 8 but hate the zombie shuffle pfffffttttttt
    SolitaryElf SolitaryElf 41-45, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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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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    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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    endmypainn endmypainn 13-15, F Mar 30

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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 3 Responses Nov 8, 2014

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

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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 1 Response Nov 20, 2014

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    I have insomnia everyday

    since more than months now I'm tired of this because of my depression
    emmadarko emmadarko 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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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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    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 17 Responses Jun 17, 2014

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    down2die down2die 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    Stayed up till 7:00 am

    and watched the sunrise, finally fell asleep, then woke up at 9:30.....yet still somehow experienced insane energizing powers and had a cleaning frenzy all day. Upside: clean house. Sadly time to go to bed soon and still feeling like staying up reading or whatever. Wtf is wrong...
    hypercoffeeaddict47 hypercoffeeaddict47 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    5.24am and I've had very little sleep

    yet I have to be up for work in a few hours.
    Romanadvoratrelundar Romanadvoratrelundar 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 15

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    defiledentrails defiledentrails 22-25, F Mar 27

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    So I cannot sleep again

    and again I would like to post one of my pic lol
    richardo789 richardo789 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 24

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    I've had insomnia since I was about 5,

    doctors have no idea how to help me. It takes 4 benadryl to knock me out. Otherwise nothing else works. I don't get a lot of sleep haha and I've gotten used to it now, and the times I do sleep are actually really nice
    sfausett33 sfausett33 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    I really wish I knew my cause

    for insomnia.. It could be a mixture of things.. But I'm tired of it. I'm literally laying in my bed, all comfy, tired to the point where I should be sleeping, and I'm not... Between medical problems, medication, stress and/or anxiety, and due to a messed up sleep clop... Idk...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 4

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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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    down2die down2die 26-30, M Mar 29

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    I sleep technically 3-4 hours

    if I am lucky. Last night and today after a conversation, I kept falling asleep, I world have terrible dreams abt people whom I truly love and cherish and terrible weird things happening. After each person I would wake up, another would start. Different person different...
    Orchidspetals Orchidspetals 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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

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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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    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 :)
    EssSmith EssSmith 16-17, F 5 Responses Jan 5

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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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    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 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 16, 2014

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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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    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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    I've been diagnosed with Insomnia

    and low-grade depression. I cant seem to sleep anymore without taking sleeping pills. Its difficult. I do have someone I like that I talk to on a regular basis, we get on so well, he's awesome. I'm worried if I don't sort my sleeping out he'll start to distance himself from me...
    Skin0Man1 Skin0Man1 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    tonight i broke down

    and cried because its been so hard to sleep. i was so so lucky to have my babe there holding me though...
    kinkystapler kinkystapler 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I've gotten 6-7 hours of sleep TOTAL in 2-3days.

    I feel like a ******* zombie right now
    PoeticMystery PoeticMystery 16-17, M Apr 4

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    I never thought id be jealous of an animal

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/video/travel/video-1178561/Curious-elephant-bull-wakes-deep-sleep-Greater-Kruger.html What is deep sleep? I don't get it!
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 3 hrs ago

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    I've had insomnia for a few years now.

    Usually would get to bed anywhere around midnight - 3am. But the past several months it's been worse then usual. I'm now up till 6-10 am sometimes.. I do have other things that keep up most nights. Like medical conditions and what not. But even on nights where I'm not in much...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 27

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    Im either fed up with nightmares

    or way too hyped up on caffeine or good books or sex to sleep anymore. I can only sleep a couple hours at a time, rarely at night. Sometimes I walk on my treadmill all night, or sometimes I sit on my front porch and watch traffic go by until I get sleepy.
    KittyCunt KittyCunt 18-21, F Apr 1

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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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    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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    desculpa desculpa 22-25, F Mar 26

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    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 1, 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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    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 5, 2014

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    So its 1.30am, I ran out of good wine.

    .. this bloody mary taste like ***. I really need to sleep but am too freaking excited ! *rolls eyes*
    AcousticAnne1 AcousticAnne1 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    Sleeping pills ain't working,

    01:57am. So I'm going to spend the rest of my night watching ASMR videos on YouTube.
    SparkleDammit SparkleDammit 22-25, F Apr 7

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    And here I am yet another sleepless weekend.

    Gotta be up in a few hours why can't I sleep??? FML! Anyone wanna chat?
    down2die down2die 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    Usually I do not have a reason

    why I stay up late at night. But now I do, thanks to the gruesome images and videos of some deaths that I have watched which were caused by war, differences of political views and religious beliefs. I have a job that exposes me to blood and gore stuff. And I can sleep soundly...
    BloviatingBuffoon BloviatingBuffoon 70+, F 3 Responses Jan 30

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

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