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I Have Trouble Sleeping

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    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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    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 the night. I have the worse time going back to bed...any suggestions?
    Misunderstood6671 Misunderstood6671 26-30, F Jul 16

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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

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    111gadafy 111gadafy 31-35, M Nov 16

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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

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    I hate the time between taking my sleeping pill

    and finally falling asleep. The anticipation and expectation of a good nights sleep postpone the sleep itself.
    bethany444 bethany444 46-50, F Jun 27

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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 22-25, F 1 Response May 9

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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

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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 Jul 23

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    Im having trouble sleeping i have insomnia !

    ! I cant sleep at nights !!
    paola93 paola93 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 14

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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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    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

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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.
    Dixiechic66 Dixiechic66 46-50, F 2 Responses Oct 13

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    I hate sleeping alone.

    .I know it sounds dumb but it's just nice being next to someone.
    SunshineH316 SunshineH316 22-25, F Nov 7

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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 am taking a medicine called zolfresh to help

    me sleep, but the problem is that I become delusional after taking it and sometimes say awkward things on dose that sound very crazy.
    kiddishguy kiddishguy 26-30, M Sep 8

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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

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    sukie13 sukie13 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 26

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    Foreverrobin Foreverrobin 56-60 Nov 8

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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 either I keep on awake or I have a really bad nighmare.. I was lucky it didnt quite bother my performance at work..but I do look awful at the...
    9thguy 9thguy 70+, M 1 Response Jul 11

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    meunfortunately meunfortunately 18-21, F Oct 10

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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

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    I really wish i could stop revaluating

    experiences. Sometimes the mac of the mind goes to deep. Its all unnessesary. Relaxation and reflection fail to boot. The key board gets jumbled, the letters begin to make no sense. I try to stop the electricity from reaching the monitor. Push away the energy and hit the restart...
    Tarushurse Tarushurse 31-35, M Dec 13, 2013

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    Luckily, I found out

    that my lack of sleep can be cured with sleep apnea treatment. Take a look and see what you think centralindianasleep.com/
    sleepwatch sleepwatch 22-25 1 Response Jun 22

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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

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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

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    simmy6789 simmy6789 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 1

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    Any suggestions? I sometimes suffer from

    insomnia...does anyone have any suggestions for how to deal with it...?
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 3

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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

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    I just finished night shifts

    and i have trouble going to sleep at night. This has lead me to find this website and hello to whoever else is out there
    1crowdedhour 1crowdedhour 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 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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    EyelessGlitch EyelessGlitch 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 22

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    I stay up until the late hours of the night

    and when I FINALLLY decide to sleep it takes me another few hours to do so and I fall into a deep deep deep sleep sometimes I'm even late to work.
    Kairagnes Kairagnes 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 25

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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

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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 3 Responses Oct 3

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    sukie13 sukie13 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 25

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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

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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

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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

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    Last night I didnt sleep

    so well. I laid down way earlier than normal cause my body said it was tired. But my mind or something wasnt i guess. I laid there for about 30 or 40 mins then decided to get up. usually i cant sleep cause my mind is racing with a million thoughts and stuff. But that wasnt the...
    dekantheeccentriciceman dekantheeccentriciceman 26-30, M 3 Responses Jul 31

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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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    Lately it's been really hard.

    My mind just will not calm down, I'm uncomfortable or damn fireworks are going off outside. Either way I just lay there. :/
    findasilverlining33 findasilverlining33 16-17, F Jun 28

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    I can't sleep. I did sleep

    for an hour. I awoke feeling sad, scared, and lonely. I wonder why. a bad dream that I can't remember maybe. kicked out of bed. now curled up on couch just longing for restful sleep. I hate nights like this.
    regalshewolf regalshewolf 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 13

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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

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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

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