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I Have Trouble Sleeping

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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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    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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    New Problem

    Ever since I went on vacation I've had trouble sleeping. If I manage to fall asleep before midnight I'll be up again at 3 AM. If I don't fall asleep before midnight it's usually 2 AM before I even start to feel tired. The worst part is that I'll wake up at 8 AM, no matter how...
    BleedingMascara BleedingMascara 18-21, F Jul 22, 2008

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    sukie13 sukie13 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 26

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    The last couple of weeks I just can't seem to

    sleep at all. And when I do, it's in the middle of the day and ends up f***in up my habits. And sleeping during daytime isn't very giving. I just end up nerding around online all night. I have no idea how I'm gonna keep it up. I feel exhausted.
    haileycuddlebug haileycuddlebug 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 10

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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 2 Responses Jul 31

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    I wish I could fall asleep

    whenever I wanted to! Even if I go to bed early, I might fall asleep at the same time anyway.
    NeverDoubtTheWorm NeverDoubtTheWorm 18-21, F Jun 10

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    And the past night have been spent reading.

    . Fanfiction... Wow. And the worst part must be that I had no idea it was Fanfiction before I was half way trough! And it was beautiful. And now - I'm hooked for ever. My life is complete - I never have to buy another book ever again. But in all seriousness again, I did enjoy it...
    haileycuddlebug haileycuddlebug 18-21, F Jun 15

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    I can't get enough sleep,

    and it's starting to get to me. I can't go to sleep until 12:00 or so, and then I wake up before my alarm at 5:15. I'm glad my teachers let me sleep in their class since they know I'd do my work. But it's still so annoying dealing with this. -_-
    patrick199 patrick199 16-17, M 5 Responses May 9

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    sukie13 sukie13 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 25

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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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    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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    Body Clock

    I seem to be tired all day and all night but there always seems so much to do mentally and physically in my life that when I know I should go to bed I don't so it's my own fault. I've tried all manner of things counting backwards, hot baths, hot drinks, no drinks , getting up at...
    Moth18 Moth18 61-65 Nov 6, 2008

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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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    I have these awful nightmares

    that affect my mood when I wake up. I feel depressed and anxious most of the day and can't stop the tears from coming.
    hannaelise hannaelise 22-25, F May 9

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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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    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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    Always Tired, But Never Asleep

    here i am, 1:30 a.m., and i just can not fall asleep. i'm tired, but my eyes are wide open, and my body is wide awake. and in 6 hours my wonderful son will be wanting his mommy to change his diaper and make some breakfast. i wish i could take valium or something to help me sleep...
    antiyou antiyou 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 3, 2008

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    simmy6789 simmy6789 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 1

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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 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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    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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    KaceyThatsMe KaceyThatsMe 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 22

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 11

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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 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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    Reasons Unknown

    I really cant explain why i dont sleep well. Im 30 years old and even as far back as 14 or 15 i would be awake until 3 or 4 am and forcing myself up at 7 or so to get to school. even as an adult it's carried on with late nights and early morning. Maybe my mind is too active and...
    pacman2801 pacman2801 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 5, 2011

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    Even Before and After Md Give Sleeping Meds

    For three years I had tired many ways my socail worker nurse has tired many diffrent things, she did try me on a sleeping medication, the only problem is my  bio clock is too used to the old way of sleeping, and I have gotten back to doing that. I do artwork in peace and...
    Ratfink Ratfink 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 31, 2008

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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 So Tired At Times

    Generally I can fall asleep but only for about an hour.  Then I up and trying to find something that will make me tired like warm milk or quiet music.  Sometimes I'm able to sleep for another 3 to 4 hours.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 26, 2007

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    A Lifelong Affliction

    Long as I can remember, I've had trouble sleeping. As a kid, I used to pull all-nighters watching infomercials on TV, just something to pass the time. Three (or four, I don't remember exactly; I was hallucinating toward the end though, as if I were stuck in a videogame) days...
    solowing solowing 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 7, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Jul 16

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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 18-21, F Jun 11

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    I have trouble sleeping alone.

    I toss n turn a lot when my man's not home or if I don't know he is somewhere safe
    BeachBarbie BeachBarbie 18-21, F May 3

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    Every night. It's the anxiety.

    Usually my niravam helps. But it's 1 in the morning and I am exhausted as usual but I'm having racing thoughts. I'm so over this. I would love to have one unmedicated nights sleep and wake up fully refreshed.
    redhot1221 redhot1221 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 23

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    Yesterday, wile i was sleeping i kept feeling alot of pressure on my chest (around the rib area), so i guess i partialy woke up, and all of the sudden i couldnt move or speak. It...
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