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I Should Be Asleep, But I Am Scared Of Not Waking Up Again

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    It doesn't rain much where I live. When I do get to hear the rain coming down... falling asleep to it-or waking up to it- it always fills me with a sense that it's a special...
    thatonewoman thatonewoman 26-30, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    last night just watching tv around 10 o clock then i dont remember anything but waking up this morning at 12 am and getting on here i didnt want to sleep on the couch but it...
    wannaloveyou wannaloveyou 13-15, F Sep 6

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    My "best friend" tried to rape me when I was 12, I don't want something like happen again, where someone I thought I could trust betrays me. But I'm not sure I could avoid it if a...
    KamiTheBear KamiTheBear 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    Trust me. I know how it feels. I know exactly how it feels to cry in the shower so no one can hear you, and waiting for everyone to fall asleep so you can fall apart, for...
    BlackBlood64 BlackBlood64 18-21, F Aug 20

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    I was asleep and one landed on my head. I started freaking out! I won't sleep on my pillow
    IamSCARED123 IamSCARED123 13-15, F Sep 8

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    Should I stay or should I go? Couple of years ago I thought I was dying. I couldn't fall asleep, sometimes for a whole night, and when eventually I was so exhausted that I would...
    benharmon benharmon 41-45, M 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    Today I feel so sick and depressed. I went to school with my back hurting because of my back pack. I woke up before that without no inspiration. No joy or liveliness in me. It...
    Wewerethereinthattime Wewerethereinthattime 18-21, F Sep 5

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    The moment you know that you are falling in love with someone is one of the most exciting and terrifying moments in existence. Falling in love with someone is scary because, for...
    mimi2226 mimi2226 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    A while ago I fell asleep on the bus coming back from an all night rave in London. The trip had to get me all the way from one side of the city to the other so it took ages. I fell...
    yummiyummi yummiyummi 41-45 Aug 25

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    Okay, call me crazy, but I LOVE IT! When I was little I had this addiction on the HUGE fan that was in the corner of my room and it made the LOUDEST sound ever! My parents took a...
    MacyDillPickle MacyDillPickle 16-17, F 4 Responses Sep 2

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    I love falling asleep to the sound of rain. Even a thunder storm, weirdly enough......but I cannot and will not sleep if I can hear a tap dripping.
    kaixin97 kaixin97 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 3

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    i went downstairs to go outside to smoke,i thought my aunt was asleep in her room.im out smoking when i see the front room light come on.i start to get real nervous,then the front...
    SISSYGUYMARIGAIL SISSYGUYMARIGAIL 46-50, M 3 Responses Sep 9

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    I appreciate these stories, and was looking to post on one of them. However, many of the men and women seem to be young; with children. Mine are grown up or almost there: 20 and 17...
    missingtranslation missingtranslation 46-50, F 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    So I got out my stash and was about to begin dressing but I fell asleep. I woke up this morning and realised I forgot to lock the door with all my clothes layed put in the floor.
    sissylaura09 sissylaura09 16-17, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    So here I am again just spent all night lay awake in bed! My body just doesn't know how to rest! It's now 6 in the morning I will fall asleep around 10 o'clock and wake up around 3...
    Youmeansomething Youmeansomething 18-21, M 21 hrs ago

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    I often neglect sleeping. Since I feel I can get more stuff done if I don't sleep as much. But what's a peeve is when I want to treat myself well and stay healthy and try sleeping...
    Hyacinthas Hyacinthas 18-21, M Aug 20

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    My mom yells at me when i wake up a 11-12 but My meds have a side effect where you cant fa asleep...
    PierceTheGreen PierceTheGreen 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    Just Because The Light Is On Doesn't Mean I'm Home I'll put it to you this way. as i'm sure you know... i have this wwwhhhhhoooooolllllleeeee other life outside of e.p. land...
    SKiesterly SKiesterly 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    Been together for years. Mid-morning, told my boyfriend hi twice because he stopped texting me. But he never answered (happens alot from time to time) so I believed he just fell...
    AirSlice AirSlice 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    I find the sound of rain so relaxing. I like fishing, but always have a nightmare when it's raining. I get so comfortable under my massive umbrella, and the sound of the rain...
    ConcreteSleeper ConcreteSleeper 31-35, M Aug 29

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    My husband made supper! Great! Then left the mess and fell asleep! This is the way it is. Even when he is home I feel alone. We don't go out or see friends. He speaks to his...
    Penelopeallalone Penelopeallalone 36-40, F 9 Responses Sep 3

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    I used to think that but now it depends. If im staying up because im caught in a great conversation then it just feels really amazing. I've even stayed up waiting for someone to...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 9

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    something about the rain makes me feel so calm and warm on the inside. it makes me feel like nothing can touch me as long as i'm inside and tucked into bed with nothing but the...
    skinnyminn skinnyminn 16-17, F Sep 10

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    Took pm pills twice since 7 last night and still am not asleep 😭
    mrsmitchell15 mrsmitchell15 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 11

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    I need the sound of rain to sleep, I have a white noise app on my phone that plays rain sounds, but it's never as good as the real deal!
    MissBusty MissBusty 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I'm bored and tired, but my eyes are wide open :/ chats till I fall asleep anyone? Girls preferred. #notaseed #notacreep Lol
    NoJuanNose NoJuanNose 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    Every reader, be aware. This story is real and has effected me and my family traumatizingly. Please click away if scared easly. Again, everything im writing right now is real and...
    iTzzMike iTzzMike 13-15, M 3 Responses Sep 4

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    The days are shortened by the ridiculous sleeping pattern Broken up by the even more disturbing dreams of late. Zombie motion and slow pounding of the pavement. I wander to a...
    PoeticMute PoeticMute 31-35, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I am so lucky! I got to spend most of the weekend with my MW. The only time I didnt see her was a few hours yesterday and then she went home around 2pm today. Not all of the time...
    newyork2687 newyork2687 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 7

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    Curses! For a solid twelve hours of a day--every day--I feel like I am stumbling through some nightmare...half-asleep, confused. But then around midnight I get a random burst of...
    Ewoo Ewoo 16-17 2 Responses a week ago

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    Back when I was a child Before life removed all the innocence My father would lift me high And dance with my mother and me and then Spin me around til' I fell asleep Then up the...
    Simone143 Simone143 26-30, F 2 Responses 44 mins ago

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    Its 7:40pm... Dad is at work. Jake is at football practice and im laying in bed. My dad has been home. Its good and bad. In the morning. Dad wakes up. And when hes leaving for work...
    KovusShame KovusShame 13-15, F Aug 28

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    I have been married for almost 4 years and we were together for 8 years before marrying. I have always felt like he was the love of my life and just a great match for me. We have...
    RestlessInCali RestlessInCali 26-30, F 9 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    My best friend mom died feb 3,2014 and I write in my phone every day as if I was really talking to her. I miss her. Good morning mrs sharon! How's heaven? Did you see my dad? It...
    anonymouss2014 anonymouss2014 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    Last night my husband asked me if we could try again. He wants to start over and get to know each other again, romantically and physically. He reminisced the first time he saw...
    Deedle623 Deedle623 51-55, F 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I don't think I'm ever going to get over it. I woke up and kissed my pillow this morning thinking it was a person, but it wasn't. I'm alone. I miss him, but I could never take him...
    Anonimaninja Anonimaninja 22-25, F 6 Responses Sep 6

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    When I was younger and living on my own, i had an experience with a spirit. My apartment was a studio and had a small loft where my bedroom was. There were no doors in my studio...
    LnlYw2kds LnlYw2kds 36-40, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    ...but I'm not anymore. Just a year back, I was so badly depressed. I thought it would be the end of my life: actually, I didn't even look forward to any life. I thought there was...
    sunflowerheaven sunflowerheaven 16-17, F 4 hrs ago

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    I used to have sleep paralysis a lot when I was younger, around 14 or 15, but it hasn't happened much since I got married. Sometimes I started to wonder if it ever happened, or if...
    Leannaix Leannaix 18-21, F Sep 6

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    I go on holiday every summer to Greece to see my family. About 3 summers ago I met a boy who lived next door to us, called Thodoris. I was 14 and he was 17. I only speak a little...
    Ame101 Ame101 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 30

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    I hate to think this, but sometimes i can't help but not to think it. One night i was walking home from my best friends house it was dark out so i just decided to look up at the...
    delvilel delvilel 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I didn't do it because I was depressed or suicidal. I did it because I hated being sick. I didn't take illegal drugs. Just typical over-the-counter ones found in medicine cabinets...
    dustyoldclock dustyoldclock 18-21, F 13 hrs ago

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    Witchcraft is my past. And im not going back to that path. I've been to witchcraft because of injustice. I lost my faith in the justice system, authorities. Because they failed...
    yodatheching yodatheching 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 8

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    If you look closely in the background U can clearly see an orange apparition.  I used that application Perfect 360 on my face and I cant find the original but its there in...
    TrannyCandyTGirlPrincess TrannyCandyTGirlPrincess 26-30, T 1 Response Sep 8

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    I had this dream when I was twelve years and have never forgotten it. In the dream I was being chased by animals of various colours: blue, green, red, etc. I was so scared of these...
    Dalidella Dalidella 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 10

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    I set my alarm clock for 06:30 every morning (I'm a high school student), however after a power cut during the night my alarm didn't wake me up until 07:30, meaning that after...
    ChloePawson ChloePawson 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    I met my husband 13 years ago whilst I was working in a local newsagents. He was always there and was the boss's friend. He lived with his gf just 2mins away. He always talked to...
    Babybf Babybf 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 29