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I Am Always Tired and Have Broken Sleep

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I sleep 10 hours a night and I'm still tired, If I don't sleep those 10 hours I get a migraine and my left eye gets starts dropping. It gets to the point where I need to sleep in...
    Nowherenatasha Nowherenatasha 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Since wifey died takes ages to get to sleep. I ready alot, watch movies instead of sleeping til im tired enough 2 sleep. Alot of times I just sleep in living room an bed cold...
    Widower1 Widower1 31-35 1 day ago

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    I'm wondering if somethings wrong with me or if anyone can connect. Naturally, on weekends and when I dont have something to get up for, I sleep 9-11 hours. Weekdays it's all over...
    tjindigo tjindigo 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    *Sleeps for 4 hours* tired *sleeps for 8 hours* tired *sleeps for a week* tired *sleeps for a year * tired
    mr8bitmonster mr8bitmonster 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 5

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    I.currently take lots of sleeping meds. I cannot sleep good. I constantly wake up multiple times throughout the night. in the day I'm exhausted. but if I Lie down and try to nap I...
    Ang012685 Ang012685 26-30, F Apr 7

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    I sleep all the time. When I have to go to work, I take adderall to get me through the day, then go home and go back to bed. Weekends I'll sleep 60 hours straight until it's time...
    davidqtn davidqtn 51-55, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    It's not that I can't sleep, I'm scared to sleep right now... I'm scared I'll have bad dreams, holy crap, how does 1 person take such an effect on you... I'm scared of feeling the...
    Catho Catho 18-21, F Apr 3

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    What can I say? I love my sleep. It's an escape from this world we live in. This world in which there are things like pain, suffering, famine, natural disasters and more. I'm...
    sheviteija sheviteija 16-17, F Apr 6

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    [see picture] Wtf is this!!?? I barely see any difference between the two! Why do they get so much dark blue (deep sleep) with AND without earplugs?! That's not even fair... >_>
    ArrowPewPew ArrowPewPew 18-21 2 Responses Mar 31

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    i can't tell you how! just know that it's broken pretty good! and that I'm excitable lol
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    I have a very long history of sleeping problems. I can't stay up longer than midnight in fear of sleepwalking. I twitch in my sleep. Sometimes I wake up to leg cramps and...
    BITTERandNAIVE BITTERandNAIVE 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I have experimented with Lucid Dreaming before. Last night I was attempting to go Lucid and ended up in sleep paralysis with terrifying hallucinations. While attempting to go Lucid...
    tbotset tbotset 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    First experience with ghost was an unpleasant visit. I had a long day, at that time I was living abroad, felt a dark and eerie presence in my room, before going to bed. Tried to...
    netiiii netiiii 22-25, F Apr 6

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    I take 2 kinds of sleeping pills and seroquel and i bearly sleep. fml
    Ang012685 Ang012685 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    I need help. I was just on spring break and I ****** up my sleeping schedule. I need help! I have school tomorrow!
    universegirl101 universegirl101 13-15, F Mar 22

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    I have trouble falling asleep earlier than 1am even during the work week. And even if I did not sleep much the previous night, I would still be awake until late the next night. Any...
    VoiceInYourHead VoiceInYourHead 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 23

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    I've encountered a form of sleep paralysis. It's never been as intense as I've read from other people but I have different encounters with it and it's been really spread out...
    DayDreamer1394 DayDreamer1394 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 24

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    I can't sleep any at all anyone want to talk?
    beachgirl13 beachgirl13 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    I fell and locked my arm and I ended up fracturing something in or around my elbow. If you can't tell, in my profile picture, I have a sling on
    erinbear123 erinbear123 13-15, F Apr 1

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    I broke my pelvis... at 22! Never mind football, I was body slammed by a horse, wedged between her shoulder and a fence post. For someone who likes to "walk things off", this was a...
    empatheticheart empatheticheart 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    Yup. I really want to sleep at this point of time but i don't know how. Fudge
    pawpawyumul pawpawyumul 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    A few hours ago I had a nap on the bed and I awoke a few times to see that my sisters were in the room too. Anyway, I must have been just about waking up because I heard my sister...
    ClaraBowDaily ClaraBowDaily 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    so this has happened to me a lot, and I never actually thought to look up what it could be and now I know haha. I must say I'm kind of scared by the things I've read. I've never...
    elliecrow elliecrow 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    0_0 sigh...... Boo hoo..........!
    sweetartventure sweetartventure 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    I could use a texting buddy.
    blindangel92 blindangel92 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    its all the meds I'm taking
    daddybear26 daddybear26 41-45, M 1 day ago

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    I don't know what it is, but I want more. I don't know how to change my body clock to get more.
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 2

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    I've broke my arm and wrist while skateboarding its in a cast and I can't do anything now I am so bored can't wait till my arm gets better
    bugsbuny16 bugsbuny16 13-15, M 3 Responses Mar 30

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    Help I'm looking for all my friends that I had please find me chef john
    59food 59food 56-60, M Apr 1

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