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    Awaat 3 'o Clock At Night ...

    Actually, the title ought to be "I had problems sleeping", because it a lot better now. A few years ago I went through a very upsetting time emotionally, and started having severe problems sleeping and staying asleep. I've now learnt some basic meditation ,and it...
    ekorre ekorre 56-60, M Sep 1, 2009

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    I Can'T Sleep In, Constantly Waking Up.

    I can't even fall asleep until at least 3am, no matter what I do, and after I fall asleep I wake up 3-5 times during the night which take me FOREVER to even get back to sleep. Then i wake up around 8-ish and can't go back to sleep, even though I'm still very tired. I used to be...
    smallgirlbigdreams smallgirlbigdreams 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 17, 2013

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    I fell asleep at about 11:30pm

    and woke up at 3:30am I just can't sleep well when I have too many things on my mind. :(
    boxersoff4u boxersoff4u 51-55, M Jun 15

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    Since I Was Little I've Had Sleep Problems

    My name is Pebbles, and I'm an adult enuretic with PTSD. As I've found out through experience and reading, many of us with PTSD have problems with sleep, no matter what the cause of our PTSD is. Enuresis is not my only issue,so is Sleep Apnea, as well as Sleep Maintenence...
    Pebbles1982 Pebbles1982 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 19, 2012

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    RageGod RageGod 16-17, M Jun 2, 2014

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    Trying To Sleep

    It takes me forever to fall asleep. My brain just does not want to stop. I have tried going to bed early and find myself just laying there, eyes closed and still awake. I even took a note pad to bed so I could write things down that were running through my head, just to release...
    HowMuchCanaKoalaBear HowMuchCanaKoalaBear 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 28, 2012

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    Well this is a twister.

    . Lately my nights have been strange like this. As I am drifting off the to sleep I'll end up waking back up of because of this feeling. Before this hits me head on startling me my body feels as if it's center of being is pushed straight up in a current that shocks me, and it...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 10, 2014

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    Where's My Klonpin?

    Wheres my Benadryl? Where's my Valerian? Where's my Nyquil? That's the way it goes folks
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 26, 2009

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    Every night, I have problems sleeping.

    I spent most of the night tossing and turning, when I finally feel like I can go to sleep usually about 7 am, my phone starts ringing so I spend most of the day looking for sleep. What ways can I make myself go to sleep at night?
    Mr504 Mr504 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 24, 2014

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    Probably Just Need A New Bed

    I have been in therapy to help me sleep better. Yesterday I was hypnotized as part of the therapy and still woke up last night. I bet I only need a new bed. My wife likes our bed. I think I have her convinced to get a new bed.
    NCConch NCConch 46-50, M May 24, 2012

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    Yesterday, wile i was sleeping i kept feeling

    alot of pressure on my chest (around the rib area), so i guess i partialy woke up, and all of the sudden i couldnt move or speak. It was hard to breath, the pressure got stronger, and stronger, and stronger, as it went on, i began to hear this man voice, talking very quickly...
    Id0ntKn0wwwww Id0ntKn0wwwww 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 18, 2014

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    i struggle to sleep every single night.

    it's getting harder and harder..smh
    juryandrews juryandrews 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 10

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    Zzz Problems

    Sleeping, staying asleep, and waking up is real hard.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Sep 16, 2011

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    Nightmares

    In high school before I was put on antidepressants, I had HELL trying to get to sleep.  My mind would run through absolutely every topic known to man before I could finally drift off to sleep--everything from sex and torture to the universe and planets.  Nothing went...
    filthydieseltech filthydieseltech 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 26, 2009

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    Getting Help To Zzz

    My sleeping issues began a couple of years ago. I was anxious about a big project at work and a good night's sleep was the first thing to go. I tossed and turned. Not sleeping only helped increase the rest of my stress related issues and I wound up in the ER with pre-atrial...
    NCConch NCConch 46-50, M 1 Response May 22, 2012

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    Something is happening

    so what the **** are you doing to have fun before
    BigBrainTheory BigBrainTheory 31-35, M Dec 16, 2014

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    Does Your Brain Decide It's Time To Kick Into Overdrive?

    I know there are others that have this happen to them on almost a daily basis: Your ready for bed, your tucked in and relatively comfy, you close your eyes... and your brain decides to reply every stupid, embarrassing and/or horrible decision, idea and/or moment you've ever had...
    3lAssasin0 3lAssasin0 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 8, 2013

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    aammmy aammmy 18-21, F Nov 8, 2014

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    Sometimes when I go to sleep I stop breathing

    and I really don't know why but it's so scary
    Chrisgrizzly55 Chrisgrizzly55 18-21, M Aug 17, 2014

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    lately when night comes,

    my stomaque get hurt so bad.and panic attack,too.right now..someone private message me :)
    juryandrews juryandrews 31-35, F Nov 21, 2014

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    Usually I do scrape six hours (if I'm lucky!

    ), but it's always after a fair bit of tossing and turning. My mind just can't switch off. And with the UK heatwave, I've managed 4 hours maybe, in part due to the weather making my anxiety symptoms worse.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 24, 2014

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    BloodRedDarkness BloodRedDarkness 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 9, 2014

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    1-     I hate my dear insomnia.  It keeps me awake all night literally.  Doesn’t matter how tired I feel.  It’s always there to keep me from sleeping.   2-     If I can’t sleep, I start thinking about stuff or watch a movie instead.  That causes me horrible...
    meme30 meme30 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 17, 2012

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    aammmy aammmy 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 8, 2014

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    Efoile Efoile 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 28, 2014

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    I woke up at 6:40 this morning to my little sister knocking on the door. I had told them to wake me up when they woke up the night before so I'd make them breakfast. I rolled out...
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    "Do you have a problem with that?" is one of the contemporary American catchphrases. . Yes, I do. I have many problems with most of what is going on in this society. Very basic...
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    I don't think they are thinking as profoundly about things as I am. Each to their own, I don't want to tell them to do otherwise or to claim that what I am doing is right. But...
    FittingUsername FittingUsername 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    I'm just going to write the things I'd had while experiencing psychotic episodes. I have had hard time forgiving myself or accepting myself because of these. I doubt my existence...
    shirrinha34 shirrinha34 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Once you get a taste of sleeping next to someone you love, sleeping alone in your own bed really sucks!
    DeathThrone DeathThrone 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I ADORE sleeping because my dreams are usually great and I don't have to think about reality or my pain.
    PoeticJustice097 PoeticJustice097 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I was standing in a large city at night. The only lights were soft glowing streetlights. I was searching for someone when suddenly I stopped and thought to myself "I'm not here...
    MrsTran06 MrsTran06 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    It's people like this that make society worse and worse. I just saw a woman, literally defend pedophiles and underage sex. and not just young like 15 - I mean, she was saying how...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 13 Responses 1 day ago

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    1. I'm afraid of people and can't socialize. 2. I have hurt people in the past to make me feel better about myself. 3. I'm the ugliest person I have ever seen. 4. I'm not skinny...
    brokenxwings0 brokenxwings0 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I've been having this problem for a while now. While I'm in school I usually don't go to sleep until like 12:00 or 1:00. But since my summer vacation started.... I haven't been...
    cutekittycat cutekittycat 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    The last couple of nights it's been so hot and humid that I know my sister has been sleeping naked. I can't sleep at night because I'm so tempted to go in to her room and see her...
    troubledguy troubledguy 18-21, M 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I love sleeping naked. How do you like to sleep??
    imhiphop11 imhiphop11 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I always hug my pillow while sleeping Don't know why I just like holding something
    MyaA13 MyaA13 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I always just look away after a while and feel insecure.
    0emma0 0emma0 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I LOVE sleeping with eye mask. It's been 10 years now and I have not slept a day without it. 😀 Even if I go to sleepovers or going on holiday that's the first thing I pack...
    Tofi786 Tofi786 22-25, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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