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I Am Always Tired and Have Broken Sleep

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    I Wake Up Every Two Or Three Hours

    I wish I could sleep al the way through the night. I wake up two or three time a night, sometimes I do have to go to the bathroom if I drink a lot of liquild before going to bed. Sometimes our dog hears something and starts barking or one of the neibors cats is it the yard. Then...
    Ireckon Ireckon 36-40, M 3 Responses Nov 28, 2011

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    There Has Been Improvement

    I used to have SEVERE insomnia. I would literally get 1-3 hours of sleep a night (if I was lucky.) Now, I get maybe 5 hours on a good night. So it has definitely improved, but I rarely ever get solid, uninterrupted sleep.
    TopazSkye TopazSkye 22-25, F 2 Responses May 8, 2009

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    Waaaaahhh!!

    I just want one good night's sleep where I'm not waking up every three hours tossing and turning. I woke up for work at 830 yesterday morning, came home and took a nap from 4 to 8, and went back to bed at 11 like it was nothin'. ALWAYS tired.
    twistedsilly twistedsilly 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 25, 2009

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    Never Fully Rested...

    I never feel fully rested, I am always tried, and always wanting to get some more sleep. I just never feel like I am fully rested. I am just so damn sick of being so damn tired all the time.
    deleted deleted 22-25 1 Response Aug 9, 2009

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    Dead Tired

    I am lucky if I get 3 hours of sleep.  I have tried everything from drugs, to teas, to eating foods that induce sleep, even brought a new bed, but nothing.  I am so tired, listless and depressed because of this.  I do not suffer from sleep apnea or snoring I just...
    tatteredwings tatteredwings 31-35 6 Responses Jun 4, 2009

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    Sleep Deprived and Pretty Fed Up

    It's been so long since I had an unbroken night's sleep that I feel like I've always been this way.  I have no trouble in getting to sleep but I just can't seem to stay asleep.  If I'm lucky I might manage 2 hours before waking, but on a bad night I waken up after 30...
    deppstergal deppstergal 51-55 3 Responses Jun 10, 2009

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    Drained

    75% of the time, Im lethargic. Im tired and exhausted, but I keep moving though every step takes so much will power. I contribute this drained feeling to my work. Working 12-13 hours over night 4-7 times each week, having a job where the population you work with drains you...
    SeeMeGolden SeeMeGolden 26-30, F May 19, 2013

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    I Don Tknow

    Im always tired. Weather i go to bed late or early or take a 2-3 hour nap im still tired. My knee doesn thelp much either, my sis hurt my knee in december 8 2011 and its never healed. I slept on it wrong and it ******* hurts and wears me out. Every morning i wake up at 3 AM i dnt...
    deleted deleted 22-25 2 Responses Jun 14, 2012

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    I Never Sleep a Full 8 Hours.......

    Not all together anyway. I am always woken up in the night, either by a noise, a night terror, or a pain in my back. I NEVER sleep all the way through, & I know that's one of the reasons I'm always tired & seem to need a friggin' nap every damn day. Talk about...
    deleted deleted 22-25 1 Response May 7, 2009

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    Normal Sleep?

    If I don't take meds I am up at 4am tossing and turning  then completely drained by 3pm. If I take meds I over sleep, miss appointments and do nothing all day, until I fall asleep, only to wake at 4am, because I didn't take meds.   *sigh*
    offtherails offtherails 26-30, F May 6, 2009

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    The Upstairs Steeplechase And Family

    I always get up by 6:00 AM when I have things that need doing. Twice a week,that's laundry detail. On Saturdays, it's doubled because I ***** the bed and pillowcases. I try to get to the washing machine first thing because I don't want to tie it up and the machines run very...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 51-55, F Jul 1, 2013

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    Chronic Fatigue and Broken Sleep

    Hi. I suffer from chronic fatigue which I could not find a reason for until I read or heard somewhere of a man whose doctor made all the tests needed for his case to no avail, and then finally told him to live with it. AS the patient was on his way out, the doctor called him...
    abupulpul abupulpul 56-60, M Jun 12, 2009

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    Interesting Article..

    For what it is worth, this article helped me see my sleep pattern differently. http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/display/article/10168/55271 Ha, ha... Maybe my work time is more a source of my problem.
    Hwangjini Hwangjini 51-55 Sep 21, 2010

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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 Feb 22

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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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    All day I've been craving sleep and now that I'm finally in bed I can not sleep, errrr..Very Frustrating!!
    sunkiss2015 sunkiss2015 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I hatr it when I tell people I've been up for an obscenely long time and they ask me if I tried to sleep. No, I want to be a miserable zombie all day. Or when people say so quick...
    Ztun7856 Ztun7856 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I fall asleep a certain time then wake up in the middle of the night like right now and be up for 1-2 hours then fall back to sleep for 3-4 hours. Ugh!
    Randomdays Randomdays 36-40, F Feb 24

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    Been awake for 48 hours now almost, can I just curl up under a rock and sleep for like a week..
    TheAmazingSpiderJoe1 TheAmazingSpiderJoe1 18-21, M Feb 8

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    Idk why but I just can not sleep and I have to wake up in less than an hour but I am just so hyper omg what is wrong with me
    nadirah96 nadirah96 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    Know what I mean? When you think too much and because you're hurting you just think how it seems like nothing's gonna go your way and you can't seem to catch a break? Step one...
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F Feb 15

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    I broke my coccyx bone when I was about, 14. Me and my sister Patience was playing around while we imagined the "invisible man" tossing us into the walls. I must have landed on my...
    Egaip86 Egaip86 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have just ran across DSPS today in researching and trying to find out what exactly has been wrong with me for most of my life. I've classified myself as a night owl since I was...
    CrowWoman CrowWoman 51-55, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Life is exhausting. I'm either always at school, doing hw or volunteering with kids every Saturday. Ugh so tired.
    GayLittleFlower GayLittleFlower 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Shards of a masterpiece. We are but remnants of a perfect fairytale. A dream shattered by your bloodied hands. You dealt a hand that turned the tables on us. I loved you for all...
    AcousticAnne AcousticAnne 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 9

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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 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...
    3lli 3lli 18-21, F Feb 8

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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've had a really scary and supernatural experience with Sleep Paralysis. I was in a very deep sleep and when I woke I realised that I couldn't move. I've had Sleep Paralysis a few...
    Alouisexo Alouisexo 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 23

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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 1 Response Feb 8

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    I wrote a real "humdinger" of a true story here about an event that happened to me many years ago. it was about sleep paralysis and explained a lot about the stages of sleep. it...
    jayciedubb jayciedubb 46-50, M Feb 9

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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...
    3lli 3lli 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 14

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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 Feb 19

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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 6 days ago

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    I fight fires for a living. In fact, I jump out of a plane into a wildfire for my job. I jumped a fire and had to climb a tree to retrieve para cargo and ended up falling 50ft out...
    crono84 crono84 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 9

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    I tend to enjoy cleaning while I am upset. It takes my mind off of things and distracts me. I have caught myself on numerous occasions sleepwalking and cleaning. Most often I tend...
    Anonymous9065 Anonymous9065 18-21, F Feb 10

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    I have been known to sleep walk.
    FrankK70 FrankK70 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 12

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    LIKE I CAN NEVER ******* SLEEP ugH
    lilbiatch lilbiatch 16-17, F Feb 20

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    My daughter is 3 yrs old and has just been diagnosed with central sleep apnea .. She has had on going Respiratry problems asthma ect since birth which is an on going struggle over...
    ChristmasStar ChristmasStar 36-40, F Feb 26

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    Its not the most badass thing or i dont think it counts as breaking the law more like trouble with the law.But i was 12 (almost 13) and i was with my brother (10 almost 11) and our...
    KushHadMe KushHadMe 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    I just woke up. So I was dreaming about something not really last thing I remember was my mom looking really creepy them I felt like I couldn't move but my eyes were open. It was...
    shiyinglu shiyinglu 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Maybe that's why I have anger issues
    lilbiatch lilbiatch 16-17, F Feb 20

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    Really after coming this far, what's wrong with me and with my mind. I don't know what is this I can't leave them I really love them Let them be rude or smooth It's inevitable...
    AlphaLion AlphaLion 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 8

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