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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

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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

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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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    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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    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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    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 a week ago

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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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    NegativeForce NegativeForce 16-17, M Jun 2

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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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    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 Jul 24

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
    Stare0fDeath Stare0fDeath 13-15, F Aug 18

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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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    I really need some help.......I keep looking for sleep.
    Mr504 Mr504 36-40, M a week ago

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    I hate having to talk about my problems but I feel like I need to let it out or else it's going to build and build and get worse and worse. I'm completely broke, unemployed, single...
    therapeuticmindfuckery therapeuticmindfuckery 22-25, M 1 hr ago

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    I didn't use to have any problems but I'm so stressed out now that I can't sleep. I'm really tired but when I try to sleep my mind just goes to an over drive. I've always been the...
    Careisla Careisla 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 3

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    If anyone wants to talk about thier problems im here
    Sammyboi6969 Sammyboi6969 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    Pme girls that have any problems and just wanna talk pme
    Pushupbra Pushupbra 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    Always been this way but for a while it did get better and I even got my dreams back I've found a way but then again so much guilt from it. Then now I find I'll have to avoid a...
    SwanNual SwanNual 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 7

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    I can't remember the last time I slept all night and woke up refreshed, I never want to get up for work in the morning, at that point I finally feel like I could sleep, but have to...
    Dixiechic66 Dixiechic66 46-50, F Oct 13

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    Why do we have such a difficult time leaving bad, unhealthy relationships even tho it's for the very best? I was in a relationship for 5 years, engaged for about 1 of those years...
    LockRobster LockRobster 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 4

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    I am getting so frustrated with my dad, he's constantly putting me down. I have always been a bit overweight and he used to make comments about it, now that I'm losing weight he is...
    ChooseStrength ChooseStrength 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 11

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    i woke up a few hours ago, i have to leave in like 15 minutes, and im still laying in bed, havent showered, havent eaten, i really hate waking up. i want it to be 12 pm again so i...
    R4DIO R4DIO 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 12

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    I used to be the type of girl who walks to the beach with music blasting and then I get there and I sit there for two hours reading a book and listening to the waves. But recently...
    sarahellie9088 sarahellie9088 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 23

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    She angrily peered at the clock for what felt like the hundredth time. Only two minutes had passed since the last time she checked it. 2:47am it read. 2:47am. At that point she...
    salen01 salen01 16-17, F Oct 5

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    It's 6am and I'm still not asleep.
    meunfortunately meunfortunately 18-21, F Oct 10

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    can't sleep at all, v.v
    EyelessGlitch EyelessGlitch 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 22

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    I'm awake again. I would say "I had a weird dream and it woke me up", but being pregnant means ALL my dreams are weird. It's the nature of the beast. So here I sit, fixated on the...
    MommaBella MommaBella 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    pretty much every morning i wake up, then lay in bed for at least half and hour just trying to build the modivation to start the stupid day
    R4DIO R4DIO 16-17, M Oct 12

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    Dib: I'm sorry I was late for class, I keep getting dark nightmarish visions! Ms. Bitters: That's called life, now sit down. ^ That is how I view life. A dark nightmarish vision.
    InvaderGashloog InvaderGashloog 70+, F Oct 12

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    Friend: (over txt) describes the dilemma of his crush to me whom he used to like. (We r just friends now.) he is telling me how he is scared of rejection and how he is scared that...
    andrew24601 andrew24601 18-21, M Oct 16

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    Yes great news today!! The scanned ,poked, proded ,and stabed and I don't have cancer. I will be 29 and have very low t. Now I have body hair, descent package and a deep voice but...
    Darkpriest85 Darkpriest85 26-30, M 3 Responses Oct 7

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    I have a question for those of you who have bpd or know about it, do you have problems eating? I have appetite problems, I sometimes only eat when I'm craving something specific...
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 7 Responses Oct 16

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    Ever since my boyfriend with whom I lost my virginity to broke it off with me I have been dreaming that I have been sleeping with strangers. I can nearly feel it, I can remember...
    spiteyourface spiteyourface 16-17, F 7 Responses Oct 10

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    I have, within the last 2 months, developed hyperthyroidism due to my amiodarone medication for irregular heart rate which I have been on for 3 years. In these 3 years, my heart...
    Rob3P Rob3P 46-50, M Oct 22

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    Does anyone else have problems with international calling on skype? From England to America, the connection is **** and call is dropped every few minutes..
    Adam352 Adam352 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 3

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    Just something I wanted to share with you. Today is a new day I'm alive and I'm not hating it for that I'm greatful. I've learnt a lot these past few years honestly I believe it...
    Janisoneluv Janisoneluv 26-30, F Oct 5

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    I always have problems trusting people and now I don't trust my boyfriend.. I don't know what's wrong but I've been like this since I was young. Someone give so e advice pls?
    nerdylizz nerdylizz 18-21, F 6 Responses Oct 5

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    and I have problems sometimes in making decisions...especially the ones about whether this right or is this wrong, I know that I have to be careful, because I could do the wrong...
    alittlebitnaughty alittlebitnaughty 46-50, M Oct 6

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    Anyone else is like ' wow I have problems' after u see ur councillor because I'm totally feeling like that right now
    savy1063 savy1063 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 6

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    Life is better when you have someone to share it with, someone to back you up when you have problems or are feeling bad, someone to have fun with, someone you can always count on...
    StraightShemale StraightShemale 18-21, T Oct 16

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    I'm utterly disgusted by the fact this subject is up here. Just knowing that people have problems with interracial relationships, or any relationship that isn't the common same...
    mugzib mugzib 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 21

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    I have seen a lot of post here about nudity and nudist groups. Got me to thinking. On the plus side you save a fortune in clothing and laundry. You remove the stigma of status and...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 7 Responses 3 days ago

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    Well...Hmm... Find a New One who you can Trust.. Its Never Gonna be Easy. A Real Friend is Only One. Having Two is Rare. Not Everyone who smiles at you is your Real Friend. Hey,I'm...
    ishi78252 ishi78252 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    My roommates are gone for the weekend and I think I want to try and sleep naked. I was going to do it last time they were gone, but chickened out. I hear it is so great for you...
    doodles2010 doodles2010 22-25, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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