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I Have Trouble Sleeping

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    I need help. I was just on spring break

    and I ****** up my sleeping schedule. I need help! I have school tomorrow!
    universegirl101 universegirl101 16-17, F Mar 22

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    Was just about asleep.

    .. it is a stormy night.. then something set the fire alarm down at the school off. Probably a falling branch. Several fire engines screaming and wailing past later, and I am awake :/
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 10

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    BradleytheBeast BradleytheBeast 16-17, M Jul 28

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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 Nov 7, 2014

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    I have trouble falling asleep earlier

    than 1am even during the work week. And even if I did not sleep much the previous night, I would still be awake until late the next night. Any suggestions aside from taking pills?
    VoiceInYourHead VoiceInYourHead 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 23

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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

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    It's weird? to want to sleep without having a

    dream. Once I wake up in the middle of the night, I can't go back to sleep because the dream I just have.
    Enoshimasan Enoshimasan 18-21 1 Response Feb 28

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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 4 Responses Jul 9

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    sukie13 sukie13 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 26, 2014

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    Every night since January I have started to

    have several dreams in the night and I wake up each time from them throughout the night. I don't really remember them well besides the one I wake up from right before I need to wake up. I know for a fact these dreams aren't the typical dreams that mean something, they are all...
    KadriMacarov KadriMacarov 18-21, F Mar 17

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    hunterw0lf hunterw0lf 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 17

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    gigus gigus 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 27

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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

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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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    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

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    I can't stop thinking.

    I hate it...
    NoGlassesNoLife NoGlassesNoLife 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 14

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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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    And it's ruining my life.

    However, I am not one to sit and wait for a miracle so I decided to try again. Today was so scary. I was in and out of sleep and felt as if I was fainting each time. I know i was just exhausted by the lack of proper rest. I have tons of energy but limited outlets. I know that I...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F 1 Response May 9, 2014

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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've been having this problem

    for a while now. While I'm in school I usually don't go to sleep until like 12:00 or 1:00. But since my summer vacation started.... I haven't been getting a enough sleep! I have been going to sleep at 1:00am or later. For example last night I went to sleep at 5:00am! I used to...
    cutekittycat cutekittycat 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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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

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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

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    I suppose I could call it insomnia.

    It has been both productive and destructive in my life. I can remember as a child having great difficulty sleeping. When I discovered books I spent many a night up reading devouring whatever I had found that sparked my interest. My mom and dad would constantly be on me to turn...
    TunnelofTrees TunnelofTrees 36-40, M Nov 28, 2014

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    I wake up feeling very confused

    and upset is it just me this happens to?? It happens quite a lot where I'll wake up at night and my mind just doesn't switch off. I involuntarily think about my past or events that have affected me and I just can't find peace in my sleep.
    brokenheart19 brokenheart19 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 26, 2014

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    simmy6789 simmy6789 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 1, 2014

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    I fall asleep quick and easy,

    usually within 5-10 minutes of laying down....then I sleep for about three hours and then wake up every 30 minutes to an hour for the rest of the night -_- it's so aggravating!!!! Just once, I'd like to sleep ALL NIGHT with no interruptions and without the help of alcohol. No, I...
    katiebeth91 katiebeth91 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 10

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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 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    i'm glad i met someone here

    who gives me a little hope for tomorrow. tomorrow i'm going to make a fake tattoo haha.
    Raicyn Raicyn 18-21, F Mar 24

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    beachgirl13 beachgirl13 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    mysmugcat mysmugcat 41-45, F 5 Responses Apr 20

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

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    Ever since my surgery last week my hours have

    been screwed up... The surgery took a full hour but the medicine made me loopy enough to pass out after I got home. So I slept another 4 hours asleep on the couch... naturally I wasn't able to sleep that night. So then I feel asleep the next day around 4PM, but had trouble...
    TheDaken TheDaken 26-30, M 1 Response May 10, 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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    Why do I awake at 3 am

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

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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 26-30, F Jul 16

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    Yup. I really want to sleep at this point of

    time but i don't know how. Fudge
    pawpawyumul pawpawyumul 16-17, F Apr 16

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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

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    I didn't sleep until 5 this morning.

    And I woke up at 9. It's been going on for few days. I feel terrible. I'm sweating but I feel cold. My left hand is shaking.
    Tiff0101 Tiff0101 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    I can't stay asleep. Alone,

    plus I'm Not feeling well :((
    winmill winmill 22-25, F 2 Responses May 19, 2014

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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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    meunfortunately meunfortunately 18-21, F Oct 10, 2014

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    I take pills and medicine

    but I feel like **** in the mornings... Any ideas that may actually help me fall asleep besides pills? ( please don't say a warm cup of milk or counting sheep xD )
    TheWorldsExiled TheWorldsExiled 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    KaylaCherie KaylaCherie 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 28

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    BeautifulDayDream BeautifulDayDream 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 13

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    I have a very long history of sleeping problems.

    I can't stay up longer than midnight in fear of sleepwalking. I twitch in my sleep. Sometimes I wake up to leg cramps and constantly get bad dreams. I guess this is my burden in life.
    BITTERandNAIVE BITTERandNAIVE 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 24

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