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I Am Always Tired and Have Broken Sleep

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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 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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I honestly don't know what it is but im always tired i get sleepy all the time i can barely focus its so annoying I can't accomplish anything
    DenaRose DenaRose 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    I seriously have trouble sleeping. I could be so so tired and not be able to sleep. My eyes say yes, but my mind says no.
    persayous persayous 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Last night I experienced something that I hope to be sleep paralysis. I hope it to be sleep paralysis because I would not want to accept the reality that comes with that of it not...
    gabrielle1722 gabrielle1722 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    I got it tonight and have had it in the past too. Its really horrible. Sometimes its for the most part of a few hours, sometimes less. I hardly sleep and has been 1hr last few...
    stargirl58 stargirl58 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 3

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    I have trouble sleeping at night because that's when I'm the most introspective. My brain is so active at night unfortunately.
    persayous persayous 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    It's a little inconvenient and lonely, because when people come home from work, I'm just going to start my 'day' lol ;) the offices close, the shops/cafes closed at night so I...
    rainyrainsky rainyrainsky 26-30, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    No matter how much sleep I get, I seem to always be tired.
    thatredheadmetal thatredheadmetal 18-21, F 10 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am so tired, I have had the most two exhausting weeks ever and I still can't sleep. I will lay awake for hours just staring at the wall :/ anyone else have the same problem?
    venessad17 venessad17 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 7

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    I be sleepy throughout the day
    jovorrism jovorrism 16-17, M Jan 13

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    I can't I always am thinking or on somethin!!
    IceUpSon19 IceUpSon19 13-15, M Jan 19

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    Having trouble sleeping right now. Can't stop thinking about certain things and people.
    Uoaman Uoaman 36-40, M Jan 10

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    Every time I close my eyes at night, I feel like someone's watching me and it forces me to open my eyes again. I hate it so much. I'm tired, but I can't sleep.
    MaximumAri MaximumAri 13-15, F Jan 14

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    I hurt too much to get sleep.
    itstiffanylea itstiffanylea 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    I am too tired, I feel like I am a dying battery that needs to be charged.... however .. the battery seems to be no longer working properly, because it dies too fast no matter how...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 17

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    It's 6:19am where I live & I haven't slept at all !
    Loveelygirl Loveelygirl 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 5

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    I suffered from sleep paralysis since the age of 5. I was terrified of it but eventually realized that it was just one step before astral travel and learnt to accept it and in fact...
    lostsoul84 lostsoul84 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    How to get out of sleep paralysis. This site has eaten my post four times now before I could post it so I'm going to try to be very brief. To easily leave a frightening episode...
    Fritz541 Fritz541 46-50, M Jan 7

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    Tired should just be my friggin middle name.
    sailorantares sailorantares 18-21, F Jan 16

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    Lol funny story actually. I was riding my bike and was coming up on a curve, but going to fast. Knowing this I knew I needed to slow down. So, I hit my front brake. Instead of my...
    soon2016 soon2016 16-17, F Jan 18

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    i don't think I've had sleep paralysis exactly but one time i did wake up and just couldn't move for like a minute. i was thinking i wonder why i can't move then maybe I'm having...
    Jin777 Jin777 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    I have real trouble with my sleeping. Sometimes I will fall asleep at a reasonable time with ease. Other times sleep is as elusive as a garden fairy. I find that irregular sleep...
    Neondaze Neondaze 51-55, M Jan 2

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    So this was on monday. I had a doctors appointment at 11:30 am and i didnt have a very good sleep . I woke at 4:30 am and couldnt fall back to sleep till 9:00. So i went to my room...
    Savagez Savagez 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 15

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    this tends to happen when I am at work. I work the night shift and at times I am so sleepy that I try and catch a quick nap on my lunch break. the most recent sleep paralysis I...
    alozo562 alozo562 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    Are we awake or asleep?? I have SP about once a month or a couple times a week. It ALWAYS starts out with a very high pitched noise(most annoying sound in the world). My body...
    moomoo1992 moomoo1992 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    i struggle to sleep every single night. it's getting harder and harder..smh
    juryandrews juryandrews 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 10

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    I've just had one of the worst episodes of sleep paralysis yet. I'm still scared and my heart is still unsettled gah ».«
    KilljoyKitty KilljoyKitty 18-21 6 Responses Jan 10

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    I used to injure myself a lot when I slept. I would wake up in pain after punching my nightstand, when in my dream I was punching an adversary. I used to punch the wall near my bed...
    YourBFF YourBFF 26-30, M Jan 18

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    I heard that sleep paralysis happens at least once in a person's lifetime. I started having SP around 3 years ago and had a few episodes of it. Once, I saw something or should I...
    kkechara kkechara 18-21 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am not sure if this is a form of sleep paralysis, but I have once woken up from a nightmare in which a woman stabbed me in the spine with a large needle. I woke up sweating and...
    x3SilverWincanx3 x3SilverWincanx3 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have insomnia from alcohol withdrawal. Night # 2. Here we go.
    poppysue15 poppysue15 41-45, F Jan 14

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    Why can't I fall asleep 😞
    nadirah96 nadirah96 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 18

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    Maybe I'm depressed again. Maybe that's why.
    jackk225 jackk225 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 12

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    Yesterday morning... Before the rest of the day turned into a nightmare...see my other post for more details... I had taken the Xmas decorations down. And was running around with...
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 3 Responses Jan 5

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