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I Have Problems Sleeping

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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.
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 6 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Zzz Problems

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

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    I'm having a difficult time sleeping to night.

    I woke up at 1am then I just got up at 3:09am. I was wishing she couldn't sleep either so we can talk tonight. It's just me alone. I guess I jump in a bubble bath and relax and maybe I can fall asleep.
    SummerLove16 SummerLove16 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 2

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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 41-45, 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 41-45, M May 24, 2012

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    NegativeForce NegativeForce 16-17, M Jun 2

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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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    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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    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...
    strivexwolf strivexwolf 18-21, M Feb 10

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    I am a Christian and I prefer to help others with their problems even though I can barely solve my own... I like to help others and I've helped many loose weight, learn to control...
    Zalbaar Zalbaar 13-15, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Its very hard for me to have a good deep sleep.. I think for the past 26 years, I can literally count how many good sleep that I had...one that makes you fresh in the morning..its...
    9thguy 9thguy 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 11

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    It's 3:07 am right now, and I haven't slept properly in 2 days (almost 3.) I have taken small (30min to 1 hour) naps but not many. Really tired
    Lokilover49 Lokilover49 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 16

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    There has to be something wrong every night I wake up at 1, 2 or 3 am. I have no idea why. I'll usually go to bed at 10 pm maybe 11 but out of no where I wake up in the middle of...
    Misunderstood6671 Misunderstood6671 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    I feel as though my peers and colleagues are not progressing as fast as my mind, soul and heart are. They are moving at a constant slow speed of mental development as I am becoming...
    oldsouldavinci oldsouldavinci 46-50, M 4 days ago

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    i just dont belong here. Nobody likes me, and thing is that i dont like anybody else too.. There is just nobody that understand me or even just tries to. Nobody cares about me...
    Elienseys Elienseys 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    So my mom and dad got divorced when I was in third grade. I live with my mom and always have since then but I used to visit my dad way more than I do now like every other weekend...
    littlesister5 littlesister5 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    I've been injured since April 2, 2014. I smash my left index finger. Got let go the same day. I became jobless and things started to go down hill. Several doctors check only my...
    rukifuiai rukifuiai 22-25, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    And I don't know where to go. What to research. How to change. My biggest problem is that I am a major prude. If someone looks at me with their eyes a certain way, I instantly...
    Levi1 Levi1 13-15, M 6 days ago

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    So i am very insecure and its getting really bad. I dont even like when my boyfriend goes to parties because i know there is more better looking girls than me that he can easily...
    brittlynne brittlynne 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    To my ep friends due to unforeseen circumstances I am currently and have been for a while using my phone. As such it means I have been unable to look at any new pics that have been...
    Mauricen1 Mauricen1 31-35, M 22 hrs ago

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    Last night I didnt sleep so well. I laid down way earlier than normal cause my body said it was tired. But my mind or something wasnt i guess. I laid there for about 30 or 40 mins...
    dekantheeccentriciceman dekantheeccentriciceman 26-30, M 1 hr ago

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    I've been up for two days straight starting with a 2-3 hour nap and I still feel great
    elismith elismith 13-15, M Jul 1

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    I cannot sleep without my fan on! Its just impossible. If i even attempt to i can't get to sleep. Just not gonna happen
    CPrimer CPrimer 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 8

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    I hate feeling like a failure and a waste of space. But I often do. I thought being a grown up meant this sh*t was done?
    c0wboi c0wboi 31-35 1 Response a week ago

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    Broke up with my ex bf...only because of distance and that was it. Makes it harder because there was nothing wrong with us as a couple. I miss him like crazy :(
    geo14 geo14 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 2

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    My boy friend is going away on vacation and im sad and im going to miss him so much
    brittlynne brittlynne 16-17, F Jul 4

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    It's been rough. I'd tell you all about it but I know what would be said, and frankly I don't want the advice. What's right for you won't always be what's right for someone else...
    MyMonstersHideUnderMySkin MyMonstersHideUnderMySkin 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Soo i recently had sex with my boyfriend for the first time about a week or two ago and now im starting to be really hungry all the time and crave wierd things, we used protection...
    brittlynne brittlynne 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    The more I talk to people, the more I hear of people who can't sleep. Insomnia seems to constantly sweep the globe and so many people have trouble sleeping, regardless of how many...
    SirCabbage SirCabbage 22-25, M Jul 20

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    I have issues sleeping between my mind never shutting off, nightmares, among other things. I take zzzqu ill sleep aid, I've taken melatonin, I used to take sleeping pills when I...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F Jul 20

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    Most of us have problems in life.Life is about problems and overcoming them.So is it bad if they vent on E.p.?It is my choice if I read it or not.As a community we should support...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 4 Responses Jul 15

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    I started reading every ones story and I was shocked at how much in common are stories are. I used to be so ashamed of my mother's illness and kept it a secret. As mom got older...
    pamq pamq 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    I am about a year from graduating a PhD in Biology. Thankfully I have only have to take out 8k for graduate school (most was paid by a stipend) but I have about 30k from...
    ChrisT26 ChrisT26 26-30, M Jul 18

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    I learned only a few years ago that I have Asperger's Syndrome and am clumsy as well as frequently speak very wierdly sometimes, and am socially awkward. I am also narrow minded in...
    Fenrirfenn Fenrirfenn 18-21, M 4 Responses Jul 3

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    Dose God allow Christian to wear diapers that don't have problems but just like wearing them?
    Johntruck17 Johntruck17 18-21, M 5 Responses Jul 7

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    I went to study abroad for a few months and I began to have problems with my boyfriend. We eventually went on a break during which he slept with somebody he had been texting for...
    haoshumei haoshumei 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    I do not want to be contacted by those who are underage. Never mind categories. I don't think underage people should be on any type of social sites period. If they must, categories...
    OceanicXs OceanicXs 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    How To Have Weird Dreams.... We spend half of our lives asleep and dreaming. Often we wake up fascinated the next morning by what passed in the night when we weren’t even fully...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M 1 hr ago

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    Sleeping on the couch currently and wide awake... If anyone wants to talk PLEASE hit me up I'm so bored!
    whocares16 whocares16 18-21, F 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Today, I feel sad. I continue to think about my childhood and how my life could be different if I were raised differently. Maybe I wouldn't have such anxiety problems or I'd be...
    CatLover311 CatLover311 22-25, F 24 mins ago

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    Why is it that Christians always get so affected when an atheist says something against their religion. And yes I know they will say that atheists are the angry ones. Well if...
    skydancer24 skydancer24 22-25, F 11 hrs ago

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    Sleeping is one of my favourite things to do! An escape from reality and problems! Helps your mind and body heal!Also when there's a problem or something is bothering me I tend to...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F Jul 9

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    Hey everyone...I'm new to EP and thought I'd use it as a way to express things I don't talk about often. I am 25 years old and have been disabled and sick for the last 3 years. I...
    Buttercup789 Buttercup789 22-25, F 1 Response