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I Am Always Tired and Have Broken Sleep

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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 26-30 1 Response May 7, 2009

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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 26-30 2 Responses Jun 14, 2012

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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 56-60 Sep 21, 2010

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    If we are unable to stay present during the day,

    we often become tired and irritated, because energy drains, steadily, through our outer and inner senses. Although the outer world seems to disappear when we go to sleep, energy still drains through our inner senses at night. In short, we cannot get a good night’s sleep...
    khenpal khenpal 51-55, M Aug 5

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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 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 25, 2009

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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 26-30, F 2 Responses May 8, 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 56-60 3 Responses Jun 10, 2009

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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 61-65, M Jun 12, 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 56-60, F Jul 1, 2013

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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 31-35, F May 6, 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 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2009

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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 41-45, M 3 Responses Nov 28, 2011

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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 36-40 5 Responses Jun 4, 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'm like the hulk of sleepiness. "Well cap, I'm always tired!" -falls asleep- ha I wish. But that's not the case. My mind festers on my darkness and perpetuates it to the point I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    I love my dog, even though she kept me awake last night, and I am very tired while she is sleeping through today ;-) My retriever is terrified of thunderstorms. She pants...
    roadcyclist roadcyclist 46-50, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    When I was younger, I used to see this dark figure, it seems like a male, next to my bed and then I can't seem to move. And I start to panic and get scared. Anyone else experienced...
    BrokenAngel7 BrokenAngel7 36-40, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    I was quite calm about all of it actually. For me, it lasted for only a few brief seconds because I was way too sleepy. I was fine in the morning :D Not like any demon visited...
    Eninferno Eninferno 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I get the whole shadowy figure, fear of death etc. but on the odd occasion when it occurs I see some weird stuff which really throws me off. So I suddenly woke up, unable to move...
    Vodor Vodor 31-35, M 2 days ago

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    I doubt I have Fibromyalgia, I have been suffering from migraine since childhood.. I always feel tired, fatigue and dizzy. The tiring feeling is always with me and it increased...
    dare86 dare86 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    medication ( which Im GRATEFUL for ) makes me that way :-)
    cashetty69 cashetty69 51-55, M 3 days ago

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    I ALMOST DIED WHEN I WAS PREGNANT for my daughter my blood count dropped down to a 4 the DRS did nothing for me one dr told my mom I might not live but thank I did. its now 23...
    florencemartine florencemartine 41-45, F 4 days ago

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    Right now I'm not in a relationship. I have very few friends. A very close friend just went off to college.other friends are pot heads. I'm okay with that but I don't smoke and and...
    Daavviid Daavviid 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    Not me, but someone. Smashed. I wasn't in the room when it happened, but my daughter is adamant that it was the cat, my son who was there just said "I don't know what happened". I...
    justnicky justnicky 36-40, F 5 days ago

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    I was awake all night last night.I was so tired but couldn't sleep
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have sleep apenea and I have to sleep with a sleeping machine or everyone in the house will hear me snoring. I have been told that I stop breathing and a few seconds later, I...
    BiSeniorMale48 BiSeniorMale48 66-70, M 6 days ago

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    Can't seem to find anyone willing to have an interesting conversation.
    Perfectdreamingskull Perfectdreamingskull 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Sleep apnoea occurs when the walls of the throat come together or collapse during sleep, blocking off the upper part of the airway. A person with this disorder might have a sleep...
    topcap2017 topcap2017 41-45, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Had it last night. I've been experiencing it since I was 11. I'm 15 now and have had it a total of 10 times throughout the these four years. I'll tell you about the three most...
    AnonymousJSS AnonymousJSS 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    I haven't had it in a while, but it's one of the most terrifying things I have ever experienced. I'm not able to move, I feel like I can't breathe, and I struggle to move some part...
    SpunkyNerd SpunkyNerd 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 25

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    My mind always races when I try to sleep,
    TiaMaria24 TiaMaria24 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 25

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    Im tired but can't sleep. And i feel a sort of anxious nervousness. Idky.
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 25

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    Yet, I'm always tired despite the lack of sleep.
    MDaddysGirlM MDaddysGirlM 22-25, F Aug 22

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    I slept for 2 1/2 hours but it felt like I didn't sleep at all. I knew I was sleeping because I had dreams and I can remember it clearly. I dreamed about going for a trip to LA...
    sarasakun sarasakun 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    When I have sleep paralysis I always have this 'dream' about drowning in water and I can't move. I would also hear millions of my different people shout to me. Repeating this...
    GZPJ GZPJ 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 22

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    I am terrified of my sleepwalking. Terrified. I started doing it around 5 years old. My parents were told repeatedly, "She'll grow out of it." I am now nearing my mid 20s and it...
    BITTERandNAIVE BITTERandNAIVE 22-25, F Aug 20

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    When I was almost four years old I saw a dead that's been left on the streets. I was red and swollen and had the had the worst smell you could imagine. Apparently, we had a...
    wallflower01 wallflower01 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    i have to sleep with earplugs in, because it comforts me to hear my own breathing in my ears before I fall asleep.
    Azureeblue Azureeblue 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I have posted here before but this time was different from all the other times. It all started with a dream I was running home in a really bad snowstorm I fell over right next to...
    Ziako Ziako 22-25, M Aug 20

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    This is the best medicine to put you to sleep! Better than nightquill zzz quill
    Daavviid Daavviid 18-21, M Aug 19

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    I'm always tired no matter what I do. It's been this way for years. I have a severe iron deficiency, and now the neurologist things I have narcolepsy on top of that. The thought of...
    Sooosleeepy Sooosleeepy 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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