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I Am Always Tired and Have Broken Sleep

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 6 Responses Jun 4, 2009

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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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    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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    I'm always tired. All I ever want to do is sleep. I don't know what is wrong with me. I can't get any work done lately and I crashed my car yesterday because I fell asleep at the...
    firecancatchme firecancatchme 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 1

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    I have a sleeping disorder called sexomnia. Just want to know are there many people on here who have the same issue?
    Casualsexguy Casualsexguy 26-30, M 12 hrs ago

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    Mainly because I have a single bed and somehow my cat seems to defy the laws of physics and take up almost half of it for some inexplicable reason. Plus my fans broken and the...
    Ailurus23 Ailurus23 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 28

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    Last night I didnt sleep so well. I laid down way earlier than normal cause my body said it was tired. But my mind or something wasnt i guess. I laid there for about 30 or 40 mins...
    dekantheeccentriciceman dekantheeccentriciceman 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 31

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    I hate when I get like this. I am feeling down now. It's hard to talk about. Being told things brings me down. I don't want others to bring me down . It hurts like hell and that...
    FunnyandNerdy FunnyandNerdy 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    I don't sleep very good and I just really need someone to talk to while I lay here in boredom :/
    immamess61814 immamess61814 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 28

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    Because i cannot stop thinking of multo!!! Fine. Multo is multo :( can you just pass and let me sleep.. I know you dont care. Ignore me. Block me.
    noxicillin noxicillin 26-30, F Aug 2

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    One time I broke an arm, i was 11, my mum usually tells me if she cleaned the stairs but hat time she didn't, so i slipped done and fell on my right arm and broke it. my big...
    1993george 1993george 18-21, M Aug 3

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    I am and I'm having trouble sleeping it's like 2 in the morning and I'm on ep what is wrong with me?
    NancyCS NancyCS 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Aching muscles, aching thoughts, aching desires. The boy I say I love the most, leaves me with an aching mind. Feeling the anticipation in my heart, as he grasps at my chest, but...
    casssss casssss 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Idk why i'm always so tired. I could fall asleep 3 times in one day.
    Faithlovee Faithlovee 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 24

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    I am so sick of having this!! It causes so many problems for me. Everyone around me just thinks I'm lazy when I can't help it. I take so many different sleeping medications just to...
    dannyfelis131 dannyfelis131 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    jus feeling like laying in bed all day :) starting a new job and my dui classes to get my license back and im soo tired i wanna say forget it!! this depresion is no joke ! starting...
    cassandra1122 cassandra1122 26-30, F Aug 6

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    Whenever I'm tired, people think I'm depressed.
    christinaL6 christinaL6 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    So here my husband and i were sitting with some our neighbor drinking some beers and just chatting it up like good neighbors do, when all of a sudden my husband tipsy says to me Oh...
    sczombee sczombee 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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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 1 day ago

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    The latest addition to my list of broken bones.
    legendgirl legendgirl 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    I have a really hard time sleeping before 3 or 4 in the morning or past noon. Like my perfect sleep schedule would be 3am-noon. That's how I function best. Even if I have not had...
    ChattyCathy80 ChattyCathy80 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 10

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    Yesterday, wile i was sleeping i kept feeling alot of pressure on my chest (around the rib area), so i guess i partialy woke up, and all of the sudden i couldnt move or speak. It...
    jasmineisb0red jasmineisb0red 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    This was more of the correct term I was looking for ( had). I did sleep walk when I was younger. Went through I believe three episodes of sleep paralysis 5 years ago. Hit and...
    Deeperthinker Deeperthinker 31-35, M Jul 22

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    Usually I do scrape six hours (if I'm lucky!), but it's always after a fair bit of tossing and turning. My mind just can't switch off. And with the UK heatwave, I've managed 4...
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M Jul 24

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    I feel like I can't move any part of my body and I want to yell for help but I can't speak either Sleep paralysis is pretty scary At least to me
    oliverqbm1995 oliverqbm1995 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 25

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    I remember that one time when I went through sleep paralysis, I wanted to cry out to mom and dad cuz I was afraid (I was only 3 or 4). I saw a black hooded figure during that time...
    BloodRedDarkness BloodRedDarkness 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 27

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    Sometimes when I go to sleep I stop breathing and I really don't know why but it's so scary
    Chrisgrizzly55 Chrisgrizzly55 16-17, M 4 days ago

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    And it's scary! D; like, I'm trying to sleep!
    MacabreCannibal MacabreCannibal 16-17, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I literally looked at something in my dream and said "you aren't real" and my mind woke up but I couldn't move or anything. I felt like things were after me. I don't think I'll...
    quirkyme quirkyme 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    I have never had sleep paralysis but it sounds horrifying!!
    abbyseaney abbyseaney 16-17, T 3 Responses Jul 23

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    I take meds to help me sleep. Without them I am awake for like 2 or 3 days at night...and I get really moody. I have really bad insomnia.
    Rayven1997 Rayven1997 16-17, F Aug 1

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    I just astral travelled for the first time in a while. As I was dosing off felt the usual feelings of sleep paralysis I was a bit awkward separating from my body but managed in the...
    beanabus beanabus 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I feel as though my peers and colleagues are not progressing as fast as my mind, soul and heart are. They are moving at a constant slow speed of mental development as I am becoming...
    oldsouldavinci oldsouldavinci 46-50, M Jul 27

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    I have trouble going to bed before 4 am
    simmy6789 simmy6789 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 1

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    Any suggestions? I sometimes suffer from insomnia...does anyone have any suggestions for how to deal with it...?
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 3

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    What happened to honesty???
    Bound34 Bound34 36-40, F 6 Responses Aug 7

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    Who Feels Me. ? Currently 6:30 am
    LelyyHearts LelyyHearts 18-21, F Jul 25

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    I think too much and it keeps me up
    cassieeeeeeeeee cassieeeeeeeeee 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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