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I Have Trouble Sleeping When Stressed

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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 3 days 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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    A Short Poem: I have trouble letting go, it's true But I know it's what I have to do... I have to start over, begin anew... Even though I still love you...
    Brokenglassapple Brokenglassapple 13-15, F Jul 9

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    I see there are other people like me that have trouble making decisions. I'm about to back-out of a deal I made with an apartment complex in town. My only problem is my family...
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M 3 Responses Jul 21

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    I can't express myself fully. All this grief and pain is locked up inside me. I don't know what to do. I feel like I'm drowning. I have people to talk to, but I have trouble...
    tinywoman tinywoman 18-21 a week ago

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    I'm someone who is very slow to trust to begin with and when my wife is stressed she becomes mean. I can't respond in kind and end up going further into my shell. He moods can...
    ThroughAGlassDarkly ThroughAGlassDarkly 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 10

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    A few days ago, I woke up to yelling in the front room. I was scared because I thought something terrible had happened to either my parents or one of my relatives. I just remember...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    I completely blame EP every night Im on here talking with so many different kinds of great people I never would have met otherwise :)
    EffyXOXO EffyXOXO 16-17, F Jul 8

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    For the last few months I have not been able to sleep until after 1.30am. Then 2.30am. It changes between the two usually. Last night? After 4.30. I feel awful today.
    macabrEnigma macabrEnigma 18-21, T 1 Response Jul 13

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    After my usual methods have stopped working, I struggle to find alternatives. I'd likely benefit from cutting off contact with any electrical devices, walking outside and sitting...
    SolitaryFriend SolitaryFriend 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 7

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    No trouble at all. Just ignore the mess! I didn't do S--- for housework today! :P Wow - what a horrible person 😂
    Stefunie Stefunie 46-50, F Jul 13

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    So i'm having relatives over and that's great and all but my mom doesn't let me go out just to go hang out with my friends. It is so annoying because even when we do not have any...
    loveandfeels55 loveandfeels55 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    You know I can be labeled as a heartbreaker. I've had only 2 boyfriends who I broke up with for the same reason, yet I find myself to be the apple in multiple eyes internationally...
    thesassiestamerican thesassiestamerican 13-15, M Jul 7

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    A lot of times I cant help but wonder if she is being genuinely nice, or if she is into me. Asking would only make things awkward if our purpose is not on the same page. so thats...
    mark245pineappl mark245pineappl 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    But I'm starting to take things one step at a time. I'm the type who is easily gets attached to people yet having a hard time letting go of something or to someone. I've decided...
    raldy raldy 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    I am so indecisive. I hate picking a line at the grocery store or at the bank drive through. I ALWAYS pick the wrong one! I am guaranteed to pick the line where the person in...
    AlbuquerqueJay AlbuquerqueJay 31-35, M Jul 1

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    I have a very important test on Monday. I have been studying for about a week for it. I just can't concentrate. I take breaks. I don't know what to do to focus on studying. I have...
    PinkBunny012 PinkBunny012 22-25, F Jul 5

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    Sometimes I do. The closer we are, the harder it is. Like I could more easily share my inner self with a complete stranger I don't have the slightest familiarity with, but if I get...
    StokesQuirky StokesQuirky 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    I used to be really gullible and I trusted people way to easily . I went through things that were difficult and now I can't trust anyone without being paranoid that they're lying...
    EssSmith EssSmith 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    Whether it be harsh words, a guilty conscience or a lost loved one, i just can't seem to let them/it go. The problem with my mind is that it replays the event over and over...
    shesonlyhappyinthesun shesonlyhappyinthesun 22-25, F Jul 15

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    Should I stay or should I go now? I can't decide - lots of info, so must be brief: My husband had a staph infection a year ago. Friday he's not feeling well and thinks it may be...
    cbcruz cbcruz 41-45, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Yes I do! I'm not trying to act conceided or anything but I'm actually really nice and some people say I'm "too nice". But I also have a problem of communicating with others. I...
    captainamericafan captainamericafan 13-15, F 23 hrs ago

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    need some intresting people who like talking about everything and anything in my life, seems like lately making more enemies than friends :(
    maat123 maat123 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    In all circles I am the outcast. I do not conform to a lot of apparent socially accept-- warranted behaviours, and what I think and believe are controversial and different. I do...
    macabrEnigma macabrEnigma 18-21, T Jul 9

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    Because of all the abuse I went through and am still going through, I find it hard to trust in people. Because of them, I can't trust myself even. I can't even trust in the good of...
    UchigawaNiShinda UchigawaNiShinda 13-15, F Jul 10

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    Due to my almost introverted nature, making friends is unnecessarily difficult. I'd love to make more friends, but I just don't know how to go about it. I'm far too awkward to hold...
    YoungAndAwkward YoungAndAwkward 13-15, F Jul 15

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    Latest news about my boyfriend. Apparently he has no thyroid problems, the doctors said he has anxiety. From previous episodes, I told you how agressive he was in our fights, both...
    alegz alegz 26-30, F Jul 17

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    I somewhat LIKE a boy but I LOVE a different boy... The boy i LIKE makes me feel wanted and that im special... But the boy i LOVE makes my heartbeat fast and gives me butterflies...
    MissCheekyFaced MissCheekyFaced 16-17, F Jul 22

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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...
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    I don't know how interact with women. I want to sleep with everyone I meet. I feel awkward. The only place I feel "normal" is in bed. What's wrong with me?
    TheScorpio1966 TheScorpio1966 46-50, M 1 day ago

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    I'm not really sure why. I think I'm a nice person, but people just seem to ignore me. Has anyone else had this experience?
    juliahart1301 juliahart1301 41-45, F 1 day ago

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    Pushed, Pushed to the brink, Brink of no return, Nothing left inside, Heart closed, No love inside, She pushed me too far, Hate, Shame, I won't be her game, No more, This is me...
    Gentleandlovingsoul Gentleandlovingsoul 36-40, F Jul 1

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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 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 dislike this! Not sleeping well came back after coming back from the city. But what I'll do is. I'm gonna put away my iPod, deactivate my FB account and be more active. So I...
    TigerTheBaka TigerTheBaka 16-17, F Jul 4

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    About two years ago I used to get anxiety all the time. When I get anxiety I get the feeling like I can't get enough air or I can't fully catch my breath. I just feel really...
    Trueinfinity Trueinfinity 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    I have no idea if this really has anything to do with anxiety, and I also have no idea if it's asthma or some other medical thing, hoping someone here can help me since I'm so...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    My parents separated in the late summer of 2006 when I was six, probably the worst time to split up as it is around about the age where you start to notice other people's feelings...
    natasha2607 natasha2607 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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    Lately I’ve been having an intense desire to try out cross-dressing. I’ve had the urge off and on throughout my life prior to that but never was it this strong. I’ve been...
    BewareTheGonzo BewareTheGonzo 13-15 7 Responses Jul 20

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    Here are top 10 home remedies for Bipolar Disorder. 1. Fish Oil Fish oil rich in Omega 3 fatty acids is one of the few things that can help in the treatment of bipolar disorder...
    LovelyLilly13 LovelyLilly13 22-25, F Jul 3