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I Have Trouble Sleeping

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    I need a new mattress.

    .. What's the best kind to get so that you don't wake up everyday with a sore back?
    gigi1425 gigi1425 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 27

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    mysmugcat mysmugcat 41-45, F 4 Responses Apr 20, 2015

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    Guess who's still up at 4:00 a.

    m on a school night. THIS GURL.
    OperaFantasma OperaFantasma 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    Ever go to bed with these awesome ideas and/or

    stories knowing that you will remember them the next day! Feeling all great.... Then you wake up... Just thinking omg I'm alive, whew! And you can't remember what the heck you thought about the night before?
    hunterw0lf hunterw0lf 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 7, 2015

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    On the off chance that I do have a full night

    to sleep, I will still wake up drained. Strange dreams plague me on those nights. So, it seems that no matter what, I can never get a full nights' sleep.
    3lli 3lli 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 14, 2015

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    gigus gigus 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 27, 2015

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    BradleytheBeast BradleytheBeast 16-17, M Jul 28, 2015

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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 wiser and absorbing new knowledge about the world and myself faster than a sponge in water. However, I have come to accept...
    oldsouldavinci oldsouldavinci 46-50, M Jul 27, 2014

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    sukie13 sukie13 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 25, 2014

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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 15, 2015

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    I generally have a hard time sleeping.

    Tonight, I'm just lonely and full of unnecessary tears. Sometimes we slow down and realize the most important thing we did today, isn't important anymore. I'm an over thinker by nature, but tonight, I simply miss friends, family and most of all my husband. I feel like the...
    beachesandsunshine121 beachesandsunshine121 31-35, F Jul 16, 2015

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    this week is my worst yet.

    insomnia is seriously exhausting. how I am able even function I have no idea. last night was the most all week too. 3 full hours.
    infinitymdc79 infinitymdc79 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 17, 2015

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    Well whadaya know....

    it's 4am & I'm yet to fall asleep. I'm not sure why, but when I do sleep, I have sleep anxiety. My sleep is restless. I might sleep for 2 to 3 hours. Then at least once a week for the past 5 months, I lose one night of sleep. I don't sleep. I toss and turn. My mind won't shut...
    Pinkdreamsw8 Pinkdreamsw8 41-45, F Mar 5, 2014

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    I can't seem to sleep at a regular hour

    because I feel like there is so many other things that I can be doing.. But I can't do them because everything is closed or everyone is asleep which frustrates me.. So not being able to sleep at a decent time causes me to sleep during the day.. Which is time I could spend being...
    nycgirl19 nycgirl19 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 9, 2015

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    Insomnia, Sleeplessness,

    Exhaustion, sore eyes. The ceiling is the same each time I look, but i will again. Did I forget how to sleep? Can you forget how to sleep? So boring. How can he do it and not me. Jealous Exhausted Hungry, tired, Bored. Can you tell? I must have ran 10 miles today. I lifted...
    YesImStillHere YesImStillHere 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 16, 2015

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    I have trouble sleeping at night it takes a

    very long time for me to fall asleep. the thoughts just keep running in my head. I feel like I just can't relax even though its late at night....
    mimi1122 mimi1122 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 16, 2015

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    I have trouble sleeping at night

    because that's when I'm the most introspective. My brain is so active at night unfortunately.
    Sunshineh13 Sunshineh13 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 23, 2015

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    Why do I awake at 3 am

    and not go back to sleep
    allychef allychef 36-40, M 3 Responses Jul 17, 2015

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    I haven't been able to sleep in a long

    while now. It's becoming frustrating and I've sought treatment options. None of it worked. My doctor pointed out it could be linked to depression but he also said it could be the lack of nutrition. Another problem could be the lack of love. Love? From whom? Who could love me? I...
    NeoxExor NeoxExor 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 12, 2014

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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
    Bunnygirl3 Bunnygirl3 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 23, 2014

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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, 2014

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    Southernbelle94 Southernbelle94 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 25

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    This is the best medicine to put you to sleep!

    Better than nightquill zzz quill
    Daavviid Daavviid 18-21, M Aug 19, 2015

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    I usually can't sleep at night,

    it sucks because it makes it hard for me during the day,I sometimes can stay up for two or three days,I've gone and told people numerous times about this and they act like its my fault and that I'm just not trying hard enough to sleep, I've gotten things prescribed before but...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 28, 2015

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    I'm I the only one who wakes up

    when someone near me moves? Like when my parents come check on me or someone get close to me while I'm asleep and i wake up automatically. it's like my body knows someone's there and looking at me and it wakes me up fast.
    OmegaLove OmegaLove 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 11, 2015

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    I have suffered from Insomnia

    for as long as I could remember, I have not only had trouble falling asleep, but also staying asleep. I am now on medication that helps, but I really hate depending on pills to get a good night sleep, and even though they do help, sometimes they aren't enough.
    HisLittleAriel HisLittleAriel 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 8, 2015

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    so it's 7:30 in the ****** mornin,

    I'm drunk as **** and so very far from sleep... my dark side wants to come out and play.. this is not a good sign.. I can't control it, I can't turn these thoughts off.. I can't stop these images from flashing over and over in my mind.. I can't make it stop! why can't I make it...
    fuckitol fuckitol 26-30, F 8 Responses Sep 13, 2014

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    I've always had a lot of trouble getting to

    sleep. I used to lay awake in bed for hours when I was a kid and teenager almost every night. Now I just stay up until I'm really, really tired and/or watch something until I fall asleep.
    Redstar86 Redstar86 26-30, M Nov 6, 2015

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    I HATE THUNDER!!!!! I'm scared

    and wanting to crawl under my couch!!!
    Havegreatfriends Havegreatfriends 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 12, 2015

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    BeautifulDayDream BeautifulDayDream 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 13, 2015

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    I have recently have started sleeping over with

    my girl but i have trouble falling asleep with her on my side. need help
    mithil mithil 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    I hate sleeping alone.

    .I know it sounds dumb but it's just nice being next to someone.
    Sunshineh13 Sunshineh13 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 7, 2014

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    I have really bad anxiety at night

    and my doctor put me on propranolol and it helps slow my heart rate down and calm down but I CANNOT sleep at night! Sleeping medication has never really helped me but I'm willing to try anything at this point. I'm thinking about trying ZzzQuil...does anyone think it will work...
    raby1996 raby1996 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 30, 2015

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    hunterw0lf hunterw0lf 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 17, 2015

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    It literally feels like my house is going to

    float away from all this rain. When I come back Monday hope it'll still be here.
    Havegreatfriends Havegreatfriends 41-45, F Sep 11, 2015

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    My sleep pattern sucks.

    like now - I have to be up in 30 minutes, I haven't shut my eyes all night
    esmurphy0530 esmurphy0530 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 15, 2015

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    I often wake up in the middle of the night

    or in the early morning, and can't get back to sleep for hours. It always leaves me drained and cranky, which sucks not only for me, but for anyone that has to interact with me.
    3lli 3lli 18-21, F Feb 8, 2015

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    I have trouble getting up in the morning,

    and going to sleep at night. I blame my phone for staying up late, but if it wasn't my phone I'd probably still be doing something else. Maybe my phone's conditioned me to want to delay going to sleep. I glance at the clock, but I'm desensitized to the urge of being on time. I...
    8s4j3l2 8s4j3l2 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 17, 2015

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    I have a lot of problems sleeping I just can't

    sleep I am usually up till 2 or 3 am sometimes 4 or 5 am I try everything and I can't sleep
    ashley254 ashley254 18-21, F 7 Responses Jan 22

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    When I sleep, I either have to have something

    to make noise, or I have to put earplugs or some other noise cancelling object on. I literally cannot sleep listening to the normal noises of my house, it just creeps me out too much ;_; ~ Lys ♪
    LysChan LysChan 18-21, F Aug 17, 2015

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    Can't sleep. Saw this.

    It made me laugh cause I have more friends online then I do in reals.
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F Oct 24, 2015

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    emmadarko emmadarko 22-25, F Oct 29, 2015

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    I can't stop thinking.

    I hate it...
    NoGlassesNoLife NoGlassesNoLife 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 14, 2015

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    KaylaCherie KaylaCherie 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 28, 2015

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    Its been going on for a year now.

    Normally I have trouble falling asleep..or then I fall asleep but wake up after a couple of hours...or then I wake up too early in the morning. And I'm so tired and it feels like their (work, family, friends...) expectations crush me and it makes me feel sick. Occasionally I...
    marialas marialas 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 19, 2015

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