I Should Be Sleeping But I'm Not

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 1,603 People

    MississippiGal MississippiGal
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 16, 2015

    My brain is annoying sometimes.

    I lay in bed thinking about everything from the news to my family and friends, my to do lists, reliving the past, to creative ideas, and so on. My body is tired, my heart is calm but my brain is curious and concerned.
    4gotwhereiwas 4gotwhereiwas
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 8

    That moment you can't sleep

    and you know your probably going to be up till five and your kinda looking forward to when the clock says 4:03 so it would be the perfect time to play your favorite shinedown song xD
    Daddydomless Daddydomless
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 14

    It's gotten to that time in the morning

    where I know better, and would be far better off looking to get some sleep, but....I make myself stay up. There's numerous reasons why this can happen, however it ends up coming down to this silly notion that until I feel I've achieved something significant in the time that I'm...
    SolitaryFriend SolitaryFriend
    36-40, M
    1 Response Dec 29, 2015

    It's the middle of the day

    and I feel like sleeping but I can't because there are "things to be done". I feel like everything is all back to front. If I had my way I would sleep all day and be awake all night. Night time is when I feel energised, alive and really creative as well. Daytime leaves me numb...
    TheSkyISee TheSkyISee
    36-40
    Dec 30, 2015
    SunsetsandMoonlitSkies SunsetsandMoonlitSkies
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 24, 2015

    I have to get up in two hours to help my mom

    get up for work. I don't know what's happening, and I'm hungry. Lol
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Aug 21, 2015

    Let's face it. Not everyone is asleep

    when they should be. hehehe guilty!
    randomart4lives randomart4lives
    13-15, F
    1 Response Oct 22, 2015

    I should really be in bed right I has to go to

    bed early all weekend cause I stayed up past my bedtime after Sir said not too but I can't sleeps so I figured if I'm really really really quite I'll sit up and watch cartoons on Netflix till I'm sleepy and chat with people here
    Daddydomless Daddydomless
    22-25, F
    Jan 23

    FML!!! I don't take sleeping pills at all

    and tonight I took half of a 5mg one for insomnia that my mom takes herself. (I took it with her permission and she is a nurse, don't yell at me about it) I got up at like 1:20am to use the bathroom after laying down to sleep at 9:30pm. now I am wide awake. ****.
    sillysweetgirl9 sillysweetgirl9
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 11

    had severe case of heartburn

    that had woken me up, 3 hours early. yay......
    vrogers1992 vrogers1992
    22-25, F
    Jan 11

    I really should be sleeping

    but I can't sleep. and it sucks cuz I have to be up early tomorrow... oh well.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Nov 9, 2015

    Even now. I just worked 3 nights straight.

    I have to get up in 5 hours to pick up my kids at school. And I am sitting in Target sipping a double shot espresso macchiato!
    Yvette71 Yvette71
    41-45, F
    1 Response Mar 21

    For some reason, even

    though I'm already sleepy my mind still doesn't want to go to sleep. My body is tired and weak but my mind is alive and kicking. THE DISPARITY
    isywhatyoudidthere isywhatyoudidthere
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 22

    Who needs sleep anyways I've got literally 2

    years worth of games to catch up on :P
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Sep 9, 2015

    I'm really tired and I need to sleep

    but I can't stop reading stuff on here.
    sleepysleepy sleepysleepy
    22-25, F
    Nov 23, 2015
    ImAlivingParadox ImAlivingParadox
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Aug 21, 2015

    Almost 2:30 am but I'm still writing my essay

    :/ Now my eye bags have bags :3
    PierceTheSirensFalling PierceTheSirensFalling
    16-17, F
    1 Response Oct 1, 2015

    It's 2:50, 47 min since my last post

    and still cannot catch some z's.
    ihispanic ihispanic
    16-17, M
    1 Response Jan 5

    I've been awake for about 33

    and a half hours now and I'm at the point where the longer I stay awake, the less I want to sleep. This always happens when I've been awake for this long. I stop getting those really tired moments and I'm just wide awake for a really long time. I like staying awake though and...
    Redstar86 Redstar86
    26-30, M
    1 Response Feb 7

    I just don't feel like it.

    I want to stay awake until I'm numb. I want to push myself. I'm tired of this.
    thecraziestpanda thecraziestpanda
    26-30, M
    Mar 8
    iiTetraLoh iiTetraLoh
    18-21, F
    Jan 29
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Nov 15, 2015

    Tehehehe I'm sorry body

    but there's this thing called the internet
    CosplayPotato CosplayPotato
    13-15, F
    Nov 18, 2014

    Where do I start.... I feel like I'm venturing

    into an amazing part of my life. I've finally made a decision to start college and become a teacher. I'm in a relationship, been with him almost two years. I love him, but I don't know that I'm in love with him.. But I'm realizing that I'm not sure I've been in love in any...
    Greeneyedandcurious Greeneyedandcurious
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 22, 2015

    Have to work the graveyard shift again tonight

    and instead of getting my rest I'm watching a movie and on here lol. i should still have time to rest up for tonight but i know I won't get enough rest. i never do!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 7

    I should be asleep but im not.

    my head never lets me. At night is when all my deep dark fears are let out. they never stop..
    chipconyurson chipconyurson
    13-15, F
    1 Response Dec 31, 2015

    It's five in the morning

    and I stayed up all night for the second time this week. I don't mind. She's great company. Talked all night.
    BlueEyedGeekery BlueEyedGeekery
    26-30, M
    1 Response Oct 22, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Dec 23, 2015

    Idk what's keeping me up

    but I'm gonna go watch anime. This'll be a fun morrow.... Interview at 11.
    TheEpicenter TheEpicenter
    22-25
    Jan 10
    chipconyurson chipconyurson
    13-15, F
    1 Response Apr 17

    I really should be sleeping,

    but I have a very hard time falling asleep:-(. So why not explore? I love to see what makes other people tic, what they are thinking...
    Devotedmom77 Devotedmom77
    36-40, F
    Nov 7, 2014

    Insomnia anyone ? Nothing to do at 5am!

    Wishing I was in Paris. Where is love ?! Lol
    katrinapaytonxo katrinapaytonxo
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 20, 2014
    SleepyHeadSnorelax SleepyHeadSnorelax
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Aug 22, 2015
    JackisMe JackisMe
    41-45, M
    1 Response Feb 27

    So ya.. I should have slept last night.

    . But I did not, idk why.. I had some work to finish up.. But after I did I was like "oh 2 more hours its already 7am.. So why not stay up" I'm tired but.. I just haven't slept... I'm such an idiot now I'm tired like **** :c
    BunnyCoral BunnyCoral
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 23, 2014

    Not really sure why. I just don't want to!

    And you can't make me. :D
    thecraziestpanda thecraziestpanda
    26-30, M
    Aug 20, 2015

    Shhhh don't tells Mommy

    or Daddy :3 I'm not posed to be ups right nows
    Daddydomless Daddydomless
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 21

    I'm skyping with someone

    and it's 12:02. am my life is ****** up man
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Dec 16, 2015

    And I'm not planning on it.

    Who has time for that anyway? Life is too short as it is.
    thecraziestpanda thecraziestpanda
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Dec 8, 2015

    I worry/stress too much,

    have to relax more.
    asert12345678 asert12345678
    31-35, M
    1 Response Oct 22, 2015

    Hopefully soon. it's been a very bad night.

    I am so sleepy but my brain won't let me sleep. yeah. Only one person can mess up my night this bad. :/
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Oct 21, 2015

    Sleep is for the weak

    or maybe sleep for the week?
    camsc camsc
    18-21, F
    Oct 22, 2015

    When I sleep early or in the afternoon,

    I feel like i'm missing a lot of important events.
    camsc camsc
    18-21, F
    Oct 22, 2015

    I should get sleep but I never can.

    my thoughts keep me up, they haunt me throughout the night. Things that are too dark and horrifying for daylight come out during the night. Will my mind ever rest?
    chipconyurson chipconyurson
    13-15, F
    Mar 15
    ihispanic ihispanic
    16-17, M
    3 Responses Jan 5

    I've got to be awake in 3 1/2 hours.

    I'm on a first shift for one day, while I normally work nights. This is going to be painful
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 23

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