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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 6 Responses Jun 4, 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 56-60 Sep 21, 2010

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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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    If I slept until I wasn't tired, I'd never wake up! I'm always tired even after a goodnights rest or a nap, I feel like I didn't sleep a wink. Idk but yea..
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 3

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    In July 2014 I had a motorcycle accident. I broke my forearm in multiple places. The docs pretty much saved the arm using thin plates screwed to my arm but my last visit the x-rays...
    Anessexboy Anessexboy 51-55, M Dec 7

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    I could sleep for 12 hours and still be tired. I want so badly to sleep and wake up feeling refreshed. That's how sleep is supposed to work. You go to sleep, get about 9+ hours of...
    ThatGirl0610 ThatGirl0610 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 8

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    Idk what types of sleep disorders are there in the world, but sometimes, I really feel/do weird things in my sleep that I think I might have some kind of sleep disorder. Apart...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I don't want to go to school tomorrow. I hate it and I'm always so tired but I can't sleep.
    anilu1019 anilu1019 16-17, F Nov 25

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    No matter how little or how long of a sleep, i am constantly tired. My eyes seem to randomly hurt ever now and again; i also fall asleep randomly. Tho i enjoy sleep, this isnt...
    Zack607 Zack607 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    I'm tired. Like really really tired. I just don't have the motivation to sleep. Is that weird? It's currently 7:21AM where I live. I feel bad. My allergies are horrible right now...
    TransmutedHeart TransmutedHeart 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 22

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    I don't want to leave my apartment. It's too cold, it's too rainy, and I'm way too tired to even drag myself out of bed. It's been too long since I've had a good 8 hours of sleep...
    Indistinct Indistinct 18-21, M 3 Responses Dec 3

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    Where I'm from it is quarter past two in the morning and I'm tired but I can't sleep this happens every night and I have no idea why the worst part is I need to get up at 7o'clock...
    digglett digglett 16-17, F Nov 23

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    I'm dead tired as my mind still won't let me sleep. Bloody hell
    ForTheFallen ForTheFallen 22-25, M Dec 9

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    whenever i try and sleep i end up crying for like 6 hours straight
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 3

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    Hate this. Most of my body wants sleep. Mind vetoes.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 21

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    two hours. thanks roomie so glad my sleep doesnt matter.
    komaeda komaeda 16-17 5 days ago

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    i am tired and i miss you and i am tired
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 8

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    I can't wait until my schedule changes at work. I am so sick and tired of waking up at 230am to be to work by 3. SO DONE. I am emotionally, and mentally drained. My whole body...
    Kaytisakeeper Kaytisakeeper 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 9

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    Been up all night prepping for Thanksgiving and trying my best to get some shut eye. I guess it's the excitement for today and my guests haven't arrived yet.
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F Nov 27

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    My depression is a Demon. I've had Sleep Paralysis my whole life. I have memories of dreams about what i thought were the golden eyes of my beloved rottweilers, but were instead...
    TwentyTwoReasons TwentyTwoReasons 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 25

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    I always oeverthink before sleep and end up going to sleep at 4-5 am. then i need to get up ar 9-10 am. I have anxiety issues and can't just can't fall asleep at night....
    vasinas vasinas 22-25, F a week ago

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    Only three that I know of. In 4th grade, I accidentally fractured a friends wrist playing mercy. Felt reeeeaaaallly bad about that. In middle school, I got my nose broken in a...
    leptar leptar 18-21, M Nov 20

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    I suppose I could call it insomnia. It has been both productive and destructive in my life. I can remember as a child having great difficulty sleeping. When I discovered books I...
    TunnelofTrees TunnelofTrees 36-40, M Nov 28

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    I can't sleep. I did sleep for an hour. I awoke feeling sad, scared, and lonely. I wonder why. a bad dream that I can't remember maybe. kicked out of bed. now curled up on...
    regalshewolf regalshewolf 41-45, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Last night was my first known sleepwalk. According to my older brother, I got out of my bed, walked to my television and said "you win, I lose" he then said "what? You lose what...
    FrenziedMaple FrenziedMaple 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    I'm always starting on my back but I will wake up on my belly or side. I've even woken up in the fetal position.
    Balloonboy33 Balloonboy33 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 26

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    Is it a sleeping disorder or was it an actual attack?I don't know. Happened to me three times. When I was going through paranoid schizophrenia faze. Never happened again since...
    keepitreal78 keepitreal78 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 10

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    Today and yesterday was a good example of this. I have to take sleepers in order to sleep properly, thenight before last, I took one at 4am, and woke up at 8am feeling fine and...
    Kattastrophe Kattastrophe 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    its was a very terrifying and confusing experience, I've woken up many , many times in the middle of my sleep before but last night was different. i was laying on my stomach with...
    yaritza16 yaritza16 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I have had it a couple times in my life,but last night was the scariest thing ever.I was sleeping,fell asleep on the couch.I started to dream about demons and i was scared,but i...
    1prettygirl 1prettygirl 36-40, F 32 Responses Nov 26

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    I used to live in a small apartment and constantly have it like every night until i moved to a house. i would wake up in the dead of night not being able to move. i didn't know...
    ninjadentistinspace ninjadentistinspace 16-17, F 4 Responses Nov 26

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    cant sleep and I have work in 2 hours.... sigh
    Efoile Efoile 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 28

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    Get out of my head, I'm trying to sleep... Stop keeping me awake with your unnecessary nightmares.
    BloodofAmara BloodofAmara 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I start hockey tomorrow and ugh my coach isn't helping she doesn't communicate and wants me to play Saturday when I can't, I've never been in hockey skates before either! I can't...
    SomethingAboutFigureSkating SomethingAboutFigureSkating 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Every time I wake up it's so late in the evening that my whole family's asleep and I've got no one to talk to -_- I really need to sort my sleeping pattern out..
    nathans872 nathans872 18-21, M 8 hrs ago

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    Something is happening so what the **** are you doing to have fun before
    BigBrainTheory BigBrainTheory 31-35, M 2 days ago

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    just listing to music. !
    EyelessGlitch EyelessGlitch 13-15, F Nov 22