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I Have Trouble Sleeping

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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 need help. I was just on spring break

    and I ****** up my sleeping schedule. I need help! I have school tomorrow!
    universegirl101 universegirl101 13-15, F Mar 22

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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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    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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    mysmugcat mysmugcat 41-45, F 5 Responses Apr 20

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    I feel like as if I wake up at night.

    I can see and I can feel anything surrounding.But just can't move even a finger.As if a ghost grab my soul out of my body.The feeling of fear makes me struggle.It like a nightmare but not.Terrible experience.I checked some books and some website.It is called "sleep paralysis" in...
    Conan888 Conan888 22-25, M 1 Response May 12

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

    .. Stop keeping me awake with your unnecessary nightmares.
    BloodofAmara BloodofAmara 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 11, 2014

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    Sleeping is so difficult

    when you have a world awake in your phone.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 27, 2014

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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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    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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    i have sleeping pills i have to take at night

    but yet i still have trouble sleeping.
    kissmebabe15 kissmebabe15 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 22

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    sancjo88 sancjo88 26-30, M 3 Responses May 15

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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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    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 hate sleeping issues.

    .. Every evening I hope that I could have a good night sleep.
    lindahe lindahe 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 19

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

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    poppysue15 poppysue15 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    Everyday, I'm still awake,

    thinking about anything basically. Mainly thinking that I have school the next day. It's gotten worse overtime.
    reivven reivven 13-15, F Jun 22

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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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    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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    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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    gigus gigus 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 27

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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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    It's 2:26 in the morning.

    .. I need to sleep. I'm gonna try it. Again, again and again. Makes me sick.
    Raicyn Raicyn 18-21, F Jun 6

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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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    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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    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 20

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    dontgitbit dontgitbit 26-30, M 2 Responses Feb 20

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

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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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    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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    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.
    SunshineH13 SunshineH13 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 25

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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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    BeautifulDayDream BeautifulDayDream 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 13

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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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    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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    beachgirl13 beachgirl13 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    meunfortunately meunfortunately 18-21, F Oct 10, 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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    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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