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I Have Problems Sleeping

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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...
    Mockingbird0 Mockingbird0 18-21, F 7 Responses Jul 17, 2012

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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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    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...
    jc121791 jc121791 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 8, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    Related Experiences

    I have too much on my damn mind. 💭💢🙇💆🙆
    TwdFireflyy TwdFireflyy 16-17, F Apr 16

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    At night tall black figures surround my bed. I can hear and feel them breathing and watching me. I try to ignore them and i know they wont touch me but it is terrifying... And at...
    Sierce Sierce 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    It's either I go to bed when I get home and don't wake up for 15 hours or I cannot sleep to save my life. Sigh...
    cmitchellichs cmitchellichs 18-21, M Apr 9

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    We all have problems. Reading on this page, seeing everyone else's problems, makes me realize, hey I'm not alone. Someone always needs a shoulder to lean on.
    bigred985 bigred985 18-21, M Apr 13

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    I can't sleep at night. My mind is so troubling sometimes. My heart feels so heavy and I am afraid to get those nightmares again. I didn't sleep until it was 5:00am I think. Just...
    wherethehealingbegins wherethehealingbegins 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    Sunday will be one month since our daughter passed away. I am still not sleeping well. I wake up many times during the night, sometimes I wake up and feel very depressed. I...
    FavoriteGardenia FavoriteGardenia 51-55, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    It's like my family as a whole is a machine and each one of us is a part to contribute to make it work except the machine works just fine without my part :( I just don't get it I...
    PoetryGirl101 PoetryGirl101 16-17, F Apr 11

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    Every night. It's the anxiety. Usually my niravam helps. But it's 1 in the morning and I am exhausted as usual but I'm having racing thoughts. I'm so over this. I would love to...
    redhot1221 redhot1221 36-40, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    for as long as I can remember I have had trouble expressing my feelings face to face with people for fear of disappointment or anger. Anyone else?
    anonymous534 anonymous534 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 25

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    I've had my MacBook Air for maybe 2 years now and just realized the keys don't have a backlight (light up). And I've done some research and have come to the conclusion that my 2nd...
    areyoujoking202 areyoujoking202 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I have scars all over my body, cuts on my hips... I can't stop.
    bigca1697 bigca1697 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    How to get people to become friends with me??? Even though I've gutted them in the past....
    imsoshady10 imsoshady10 16-17, M 23 mins ago

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    How to get people to become friends with me???? Even though I've hurt them in the past.
    imsoshady10 imsoshady10 16-17, M 16 mins ago

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    I didn't sleep at all last night. I still can't sleep. I keep thinking about my daughter, and I cried all night, I feel so tired, but she is not here with us any more. I...
    FavoriteGardenia FavoriteGardenia 51-55, F 3 Responses Apr 15

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    I take like 3 pills and non of them help I am still up till 1 or 12
    SecretRocks SecretRocks 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    To much stuff on my mind to sleep, So I went outside and smoked some pot.... Didn't help me fall asleep .... And now I'm horny and run out of batteries for my toys ;-P
    Elena36 Elena36 36-40, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Physical appearance, Wanting to go to college, Money, Gender Identity, Family. I wanna commit suicide but too scared to hurt myself. Im a complete coward. So i thought im just...
    changemylonelyworld changemylonelyworld 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    Idk I just.........can't. It's not that idw to share but I just feel like I don't have a right to burden others w my silly problems of my own. Like they don't have problems of...
    ELSAhugsyou ELSAhugsyou 18-21, F Apr 4

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    #3 of "Things I am proud of about me": 3. I love to challenge myself and push myself further. Everyone has their own personal struggles in life that they can either face and fight...
    shannonymous shannonymous 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    i used to have perfect sleeping pattern, and then i fell pregnant, and got serve depression, that was sixteen months ago now. ive recent taken up sleeping tablets, and they seem to...
    eviemay6 eviemay6 16-17, F Apr 4

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    This was originally for an Accutane survivor thread/forum. I took Accutane as a senior in High School. I had acne, it was bad, not terrible, but bad. I disliked having acne, but...
    Anon010101 Anon010101 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 12

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    Every time I feel as though things are going right in my life, I go & mess them up. Whether it be in work, school or my personal life, I have problems with making relationships...
    midnight925 midnight925 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I have huge trust issues. 1: my dad, ever since he came home drunk when I was 12 and had to call the cops on him. He spent a few months away from the family. He even missed my...
    broadwaybabe99 broadwaybabe99 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    I'm deleting this account, it's just not for me it's nice that all of you guys want to help out and hear other people's problems but that's not me and everyone thinks it is me. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 4

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    Dear 'Mom' , I'm sorry that I am not the perfect daughter you expected me to be. I know you say that if maybe if I were skinnier and looked better that maybe my dad wouldn't have...
    bulimicbixtch49 bulimicbixtch49 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 8

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    I passed the permit test with no trouble at all. It wasn't until I was ready to take the road test I started to have problems. I've tried to get it five times as of today, but for...
    xxrayxx33 xxrayxx33 18-21, M Mar 25

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    Im done with trying to help my parents. I dont want to be selfish but I also dont want my older brother to remain a good for nothing or my parents to owe a lot of money. Our...
    NoobLove NoobLove 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    It was 2 years ago today i was beaten up by several guys in a school locker room for being Bi its stupid but im going to tell you my story: i was getting changed into gym clothes...
    LaTeAssassin LaTeAssassin 16-17, M 3 Responses Mar 27

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    This feeling is heartbreaking. Well, I don't know if what i am feeling for him is love or just nearly love. Any difference? Haha I am his adviser and shoulder to lean on whenever...
    iamblue1234 iamblue1234 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    Hi I want to post my experience with living with SVT. I started to notice symptoms when I was around 12 or 13. I would go to the dr and my resting HR would be around 120 bpm. The...
    Ilove2much Ilove2much 26-30, F Apr 4

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    I am a cannibal /: and I have problems dealing with it
    kidrawrr kidrawrr 13-15, F 6 Responses Apr 8

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    To all of those who believe they have been damaged or lost significant amounts of memory, or can't do simple math, or have problems reading and writing, or feel emotionally dumbed...
    BFowler BFowler 36-40, M Apr 9

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    I met an amazingly sweet sweet person. I have problems who doesn't, and I feel like I am worthless and annoying. This person has helped me so much I don't know how I could ever...
    paciboy1418 paciboy1418 18-21, M Apr 11

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    this is my story on how i managed to beat Lupus and the HOrrIBLE JOINT pain-- WOW!!!! Congratulations Crystal :) I'm so happy to receive your email and learn how much better you...
    heavenlygardens heavenlygardens 51-55, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    How do you get over it? I knew going into my marriage and my attempts to have children that there was a good chance I wouldn't be able to conceive. The doctor told me when I was...
    Dawn0421 Dawn0421 31-35, F 16 hrs ago

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    After turning 14 years old ( where I have stopped on the previous part) , a lot of things has changed in me and in my life. I always believe that every human has his own circle...
    Bash94 Bash94 18-21, M 9 hrs ago

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    Anxiety literally destroys my mind. My mind is constantly racing with negative thoughts and I can't help it. I'm always up late at night just worrying and creating problems in my...
    megtayl0rr megtayl0rr 16-17, F 4 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Earlier today, I was having a Youtube-a-thon, and I found a "Call Me Maybe" Google Translate parody, where the song was put through a bunch of different languages and then...
    Transparency Transparency 13-15, F 4 hrs ago

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    I'm 31 years old and have been battling back problems for the last 15 years. It used to come on just once in awhile, a little pain in the lower back, some tingling down my right...
    jeneral3015 jeneral3015 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    When I was 6 years old my stepdad and my mom were having really bad relationship problems and they decided to get a divorce.. So one night he decided to come to out house (drunk...
    meaghan334 meaghan334 16-17, F 6 Responses Mar 29

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    I'm not in anyway socially, financially, or mentally deprived. I live with an average family. Thinking I have nothing to complain because some were even less fortunate than me...
    DreamerCost DreamerCost 16-17, M 6 days ago

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    This has been going on for way too long that I don't even remember when it began anymore. It just seems that no matter who I'm speaking to, they all have one thing in common...
    deadmoon deadmoon 18-21, F Apr 6