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I Sleep Alone

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    Don't Have A Choice

    I have no one to sleep with anyway! I enjoy sleeping on my own though and don't think that I could stand to share my bed with someone else.
    vivalagloria vivalagloria 22-25, F Sep 10, 2010

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    I Can't Touch Her

    I've been married 35 years, and sex has NEVER been important for my wife.  Then one night in June of last year, while laying in bed next to her, I try to be intimate, and she looks me in the face and says, 'never touch me again, ever'.  Knowing that the marriage was...
    cantgetitright cantgetitright 56-60, M 5 Responses Oct 8, 2008

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    One Experience I Look Forward to Deleting...

    Like it says on the label,that's how things are.
    Rob22make3 Rob22make3 41-45, M 13 Responses Oct 31, 2008

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    For The Time Being

    Who knows? I might be sleeping alone for the rest of my life. I think this means I've reached my final phase of acceptance.
    girlanonymous girlanonymous 18-21, F Jan 30, 2011

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    Kind Of

    I don't normally sleep with another human in the bed but I do have a dachshund that thinks he owns me and the bed and  nice big stuffed animal that Silver01TA bought me that share my bed.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 23, 2009

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    Not That I Want To!

    This is just the way things are. No boyfriend, so I sleep alone. And even with a boyfriend (those few times with horrible people), they never wanted me to stay over. So, still. I wonder what it's like to be able to sleep next to someone and know that I am not alone. I've never...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Nov 1, 2008

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    Now I Am

    starting last night..=( =(
    21butterfly 21butterfly 22-25, F Oct 8, 2008

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    And Maybe That'S Good

    I sleep on a regulation twin sized bed. I was in my apartment about three weeks when I rolled over too far and fell on the floor. I woke up when I fell. Don't know if I was dreaming or what...the only thing I hurt when I landed was I smacked my face on the low bedside table and...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Jun 12, 2013

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    For Now

    I am working on not sleeping alone.  It's OK. I actually sleep better alone when I sleep. I have a twin bead, and it's OK.  Not fantastic, but OK.  I don't sleep with a teddy bear, or anything like that, but I do love lots of pillows...
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72 36-40, F 6 Responses Dec 4, 2008

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    My Husband And I Sleep In Seperate Bedrooms. And I Love It!

     We sleep alone because my husband snores and I am an only child so I never had to share a bed with anyone. I love my sleep and sleeping alone.
    budlove budlove 26-30, F Oct 29, 2009

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    Sleepless Night

    However, when I had a houserabbit I did take her to bed with me once.  She kept kicking me all night!
    Tibicina Tibicina 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 8, 2009

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    It's just so odd now. I spend many nights with my boyfriend, laying next to him and waking up to him playing with my hair. Sleeping alone is so weird because I can't sleep the...
    Sxculent Sxculent 18-21, F Feb 6

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    I always stay up late to avoid sleeping. Sleeping gives me bad dreams that I constantly wake up from. I hate waking up at 3 am afraid and alone. I go back to sleep and it's just...
    acorn288 acorn288 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    I don't get why people are so big on sleeping in the same bed. A lot of little compromises must always be made in a relationship, but why compromise on a good night's sleep in your...
    oneawkwardcactus oneawkwardcactus 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 5

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    I can never sleep well. I always wake up randomly during the night. I also can't sleep unless i'm really cold, but i still have to have a blanket or two on me. I also have to be...
    white701 white701 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 31

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    I feel l like when i can't sleep i always hear weird noises! Like bang bang or a scream but then i text my sister or best friend and they say i didn't hear and you just like Blah...
    chelsea1312 chelsea1312 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    Sharing bed with you was magical. I like the way we wake each other up on odd hours of the night. I like that we can stare at each other in silence comfortably. I like the warmth...
    dearalexe dearalexe 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    Even while we are sleeping in the same bed I still feel like I am sleeping alone.. Ugh!
    clprincess76 clprincess76 36-40, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I hate sleeping alone but I hate cuddling. Especially when I'm hot. I can't win.
    ashleythis ashleythis 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 18

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    It's weird? to want to sleep without having a dream. Once I wake up in the middle of the night, I can't go back to sleep because the dream I just have.
    Enoshimasan Enoshimasan 18-21 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Life has hardened me so much. So much so, that I could rarely feel anything now, other than emptiness & sadness. That feeling I couldn't replace it with anything, even as I try to...
    Josua070 Josua070 18-21, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I can't sleep. And I have to get up in a few hours >.< :( boooooo.
    Dearrobynn Dearrobynn 22-25, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    At a sleepover now. Any ideas what to do?
    xboredbitchxx xboredbitchxx 18-21, F 7 hrs ago

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    Lying here feeling so tired, but I just can't sleep. I am restless and can't seem to relax and switch my mind off.
    00FlyingHome 00FlyingHome 41-45, F 4 hrs ago

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    I just think about everything when I'm alone and I can be myself
    imdifferent97 imdifferent97 16-17, F 41 mins ago

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    I realized that , I've been with my boyfriend for 3 years , and yesterday I tried to break up with himI realized then that I've been scared the whole time of being alone that I've...
    Delusionalkrysti Delusionalkrysti 22-25, F Feb 3

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    Since the age of 3 I have had my share of nightmares but nothing scares me the most than when I'm having a Sleep Paralysis episode. Imagine being awake but you can't talk, you...
    DaCreativeChild DaCreativeChild 22-25, F Feb 8

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    I am so sick of this, I can't fall asleep till 7am, sometimes even 8.. and I just want to sleep normally again.. I've always had this problem but now it's just getting in the way...
    fastlife22 fastlife22 18-21, F Jan 29

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    If It is 5;25am And you still can't sleep. .and you can't even deal. You Still Can't sit with yourself. And your heart is weak...
    thebeautifulprincess thebeautifulprincess 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I need to be alone i need some time for myself away from people to find myself to reflect on things and to get myself on track I do appreciate people who are kind and try to help...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    I haven't had some in a while, being a mother of a little baby girl didn't leave much room for alone time, unless her daddy watches her for a me. That's very rare but it dose...
    VolcanicMermaid VolcanicMermaid 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 15

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    Exhausted. Mind racing. Can't catch a thought let alone solve one. Not had more than four hours sleep for 6 nights. No sign of peace.
    Sunrise13 Sunrise13 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    But that is really no different than any other night. To be in this big empty bed alone is excruciating. I miss him so much. It's been a year and a half since he passed away and I...
    SuthrnMyst SuthrnMyst 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    So we had to put one of the family dogs to sleep today :'-( he remained with my parents when I moved out but after they both passed him and his little chihuahua buddy fully became...
    cicisays13 cicisays13 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    It's nearly one AM and I'm lying in a lonely bed out of town, contemplating the subject of feelings. I think it's so odd that we try to tell ourselves (and others) how and what to...
    MommaBella MommaBella 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 15

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    I been married going on 6 years I married my husband because we had a son together and I wanted him to see his mom and dad in the same household now we have 3 kids together but I...
    star1985 star1985 26-30, F Feb 1

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    Valentine's day is just a day to me, nothing special. I think everyday is valentine's day if you have a date. But for me it's different. I don't usually feel sad and low for not...
    MetalThunder6 MetalThunder6 16-17, F Feb 10

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    I'm over 30, and have never even held hands with someone not in my family. I function well, though. My problem is it's difficult always being alone for a number of practical...
    ewopjg ewopjg 31-35 2 Responses Feb 11

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    Home alone sickness is like someone killing you slowly -2 , but being home alone you are free to do anything 😉 So I decided to stay naked at home until family not get back from...
    lifenoteasy lifenoteasy 26-30, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    This so called sleep paralysis, is what the doctors and scientists say because they them selfs don't know what it is. And they say its all got to do with so called rem sleep? And...
    ashleymendes55 ashleymendes55 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 20

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    Ah the world record for someone who have not slept for long is 11 days and for till date experts say humans cant live beyond that without sleeping. Sleeping is important because...
    FightingTillTheEnd FightingTillTheEnd 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    There are many things I love in this world. One of them has to be sleeping. Sleeping is an action that takes me into another world. A world that can often be devoid of real...
    JumpingTomatoes JumpingTomatoes 16-17 Feb 3

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    Tonight is just one of though nights where I wish my girl was by my side so I could throw my arm around her, pull her in real close kiss her could night and tell her how much I...
    ECrierie ECrierie 16-17, M Feb 1

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    When my husband and I first started dating and I visited his house for the first time I found a frog stuffed animal on his bed. I desperately wanted him to give it to me... But it...
    Casaundra612 Casaundra612 22-25, F Feb 6

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    I like cake I like English peas I like boys I like sleep I like twix Why don't I like me?
    Danlor9991 Danlor9991 22-25, M Feb 7

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    technically, we all get sleep paralysis as aoon as we cycle back to stage 1 sleep (REM sleep). we cycle through all the stages of sleep in no specific order, numerous times...
    jayciedubb jayciedubb 46-50, M Feb 7

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    I may be facing this and I'm in utter turmoil! We rescued our dog 6 months ago. He's been easy to train, very affectionate and we love him like a child. However the other day, he...
    MommysGotTats420 MommysGotTats420 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 13