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I Have Trouble Sleeping

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    I suffer from a condition known

    as DSPD, or Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder, which means my sleep cycles are screwed up. I end up asleep around 1:00am and wake up at 6 or 7 am. I usually wake up de-energized and very tired still, and I have looked into sleeping mess. I need a bit of advice here, should I get...
    Sdtwbaj Sdtwbaj 13-15, M 2 Responses Dec 23, 2014

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    Foreverrobin Foreverrobin 56-60 Nov 8, 2014

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    I seriously have trouble sleeping.

    I could be so so tired and not be able to sleep. My eyes say yes, but my mind says no.
    SunshineAnderson13 SunshineAnderson13 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 25

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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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    poppysue15 poppysue15 41-45, F Jan 14

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    Yeah

    I have trouble sleeping normally. But lately, I've been having really bad dreams about rape and being stalked. Last night, I had a dream that someone was filming me sleeping and sent me the tape. Then the person found me in the shower and raped me. I'm alone in my apartment and I...
    Mdear Mdear 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 23, 2013

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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 6 days ago

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    i have sleeping pills i have to take at night

    but yet i still have trouble sleeping.
    kissmebabe15 kissmebabe15 13-15, F Feb 22

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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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    Sleeping is so difficult

    when you have a world awake in your phone.
    jojo0915 jojo0915 31-35, M Dec 27, 2014

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    I hate sleeping alone.

    .I know it sounds dumb but it's just nice being next to someone.
    SunshineAnderson13 SunshineAnderson13 22-25, F Nov 7, 2014

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    I can't sleep i don't no

    why i haven't been able to get a good night sleep in weeks
    Rebecca0313 Rebecca0313 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 26, 2014

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    lilbiatch lilbiatch 16-17, F Feb 20

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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 worrier and I worry about everyone I love, I take their problems as my own and it's really starting to take a toll.
    Careisla Careisla 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 3, 2014

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    sukie13 sukie13 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 25, 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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    When I have so much on my mind,

    I can never fall asleep. And even if I manage to fall asleep, I'll wake up before I get enough sleep. I should be sleeping right now. But instead, I'm wide awake...
    aew11 aew11 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 10, 2014

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    Since Two Years Ago

    I haven't really had a good nights sleep in about two years. I had to take care of my mom because she had below her knee amputated. And I had to get up and down a lot of the nights and plus I worked during the day on top of that. I use to have no problem stay awake until 1:00...
    tngurl25 tngurl25 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 12, 2013

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    Will It Ever Stop?

    I'm pretty new to this but after a bit more than one week of not being able to sleep it's already driving me crazy. I tried everything to get rid of the thoughts that keep me awake. I listened to a comedy cd, I read, I walked round the room, I drank tea, I counted, I spelled...
    GothGrrrl GothGrrrl 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 18, 2008

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    Get out of my head, I'm trying to sleep.

    .. Stop keeping me awake with your unnecessary nightmares.
    BloodofAmara BloodofAmara 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 11, 2014

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    simmy6789 simmy6789 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 1, 2014

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    sukie13 sukie13 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 26, 2014

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    RebeccaMontero RebeccaMontero 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 13

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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 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 have trouble sleeping at night

    because that's when I'm the most introspective. My brain is so active at night unfortunately.
    SunshineAnderson13 SunshineAnderson13 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 23

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    111gadafy 111gadafy 31-35, M Nov 16, 2014

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    I hate sleeping issues.

    .. Every evening I hope that I could have a good night sleep.
    lindahe lindahe 31-35, F Feb 19

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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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    My mind won't shut off.

    I wish it would. I can't stop thinking of you, and why I'm the one losing sleep. Guess it's because I'm Alone, literally In the dark.. I hate this :(
    winmill winmill 22-25, F May 18, 2014

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    EyelessGlitch EyelessGlitch 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 22, 2014

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    I can't sleep good when I can't have sex it very

    for to fall asleep it takes a long time for me to fall asleep or I wake up of an on.
    bigfrank917 bigfrank917 31-35, M Dec 27, 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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    I start hockey tomorrow

    and ugh my coach isn't helping she doesn't communicate and wants me to play Saturday when I can't, I've never been in hockey skates before either! I can't sleep now I'm so anxious about it ughhhhh
    SomethingAboutFigureSkating SomethingAboutFigureSkating 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 11, 2014

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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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    Every time I close my eyes at night,

    I feel like someone's watching me and it forces me to open my eyes again. I hate it so much. I'm tired, but I can't sleep.
    MaximumAri MaximumAri 13-15, F Jan 14

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    meunfortunately meunfortunately 18-21, F Oct 10, 2014

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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 22-25, F 8 Responses Sep 13, 2014

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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 get up, so frustrating! Coffee to the rescue.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 13, 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 3 Responses Apr 26, 2014

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    lilbiatch lilbiatch 16-17, F Feb 20

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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 knew, that of course, she would miss out on another night of sleep.. With every blink her eyes stung from the lack of sleep. Full...
    salen01 salen01 16-17, F Oct 5, 2014

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    Sleep is a luxury for many.

    Some don't get to indulge in it's marvellousness. Some are blessed with the opportunity to sleep their lives away, yes I'm talking about comas. Some, are lucky enough to have never experienced a sleepless night. It is a pity that I belong to the first category. Sleep hardly...
    sinnysinsins sinnysinsins 16-17, F Jun 11, 2014

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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 2 Responses 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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