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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 70+, F 6 Responses Jul 17, 2012

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    Currently 1:58 am. And sleeping is not an

    option give me about 6 hours then I'll feel tired. This sucks.
    DanyFlores18 DanyFlores18 18-21, M Jul 10, 2015

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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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    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 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 19, 2012

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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 stayed very late every night online

    for 6 years. Now i have trouble to fall asleep . This last night was horrible. I couldnt fall asleep at all, i had two or three hours of sleep and it was early morning. Yesterday was the same. I worry too much about everything.
    Sappheire Sappheire 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 6

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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 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 17, 2013

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    Efoile Efoile 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 28, 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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    Something is happening

    so what the **** are you doing to have fun before
    BigBrainTheory BigBrainTheory 36-40, M Dec 16, 2014

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    This morning I slept through my alarm

    and I'm still not sure if my kids made it to school on time. I had 3 alarms set. Then after putting my 2 year son down for a nap I passed out for over 3 hours. This is when I usually get the most stuff done. I had some weird *** dream involving movies I think and some...
    OnlyFriends8 OnlyFriends8 31-35, F Oct 21, 2015

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    RageGod RageGod 16-17, M Jun 2, 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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    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...
    Aws0meSauce Aws0meSauce 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 18, 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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    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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    It's currently 10:23 am,

    the last time I slept was 3 am a day ago, I haven't slept in over 24 hours and I always frighten myself because when this happens I somehow end up staying up for multiple days at a time, worst part is I start school in a few days.
    Gage13Flores Gage13Flores 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 8, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    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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    aammmy aammmy 22-25, F Nov 8, 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, 2015

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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, 2015

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    aammmy aammmy 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 8, 2014

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    not sure I'm really sleeping when I dream. I wake up more exhausted. today, I was on ecstasy in one, and in a shoot out in another. all very vivid like I'm there. I wake up still...
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    I should be sleeping still... I fell asleep at 7 pm as I was trying to stay up to fix my sleep schedule. Unfortunately I woke up 1 am... Then i stayed up and now im on here at 43...
    Strive2Survive Strive2Survive 31-35, M 19 hrs ago

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    Okay, so to post the whole story would be insanely long so I'm going to shorten it for you keeping all the important bits! My partner and I have been together now for almost two...
    sallyrhiannon sallyrhiannon 22-25, F 20 hrs ago

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    I absolutely laaaaaav sleeping! :D Alarm clocks are one of the wrost things in the history of man! I don't think I am ever unhappier than I am when my alarm is going off! Perhaps...
    scottymcl88 scottymcl88 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    Ok so it's been ages since i've shared anything so how about some venting eh ? i gotta say that 2016 didn't start as calmly as i was hoping it would, January has been very...
    Freude91 Freude91 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    I've been awake for about 33 and a half hours now and I'm at the point where the longer I stay awake, the less I want to sleep. This always happens when I've been awake for this...
    Redstar86 Redstar86 26-30, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    YoSavvyGirl YoSavvyGirl 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My boyfriend takes me for granted. I didn't realize it was Friday. Even so, I don't think I said anything out of line. We live in a third floor apartment and I mentioned I could...
    Doomflower Doomflower 31-35, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I dislike being touched and have a difficult time relaxing enough to sleep when someone is sleeping beside me, so I prefer sleeping in my own bed by myself. The best part? I get...
    SqueezeTheLemon SqueezeTheLemon 22-25, F a week ago