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I Am Always Tired and Have Broken Sleep

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    I am tired but I don't want I sleep. I want to stay up and talk to you :) if I slept whenever I was tired then I would always be asleep. I'm always tired whether it be mentally, or...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 2

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    I have a sleep disorder. No matter how exhausted I am, if I don't take something to sleep I will either not sleep or only sleep for 2 or 3 hours. Which is bad news when you have a...
    SeaOfMonsters SeaOfMonsters 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 11

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    I have enough sleep for 7-8 hours a day but always feel tired and sleepy. I don't take a nap. sometimes my eyes feel like pulling out. whenever I lay down my body will become weak...
    meandmythought meandmythought 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 12

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    And so I find myself sitting here, listening to melancholic songs; reliving old hurts and ironically: fond memories, Is that normal? That I associate so much of the good in my life...
    drawingbreath drawingbreath 18-21 Nov 12

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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 1 day ago

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    He is so adorable when he's tired and so cute when he sleeps!!! <3 I just wish I didn't have to do this to us... I care about you but it it will make your life easier I am...
    LostBoy9236 LostBoy9236 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 27

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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...
    SunsetTears SunsetTears 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    No one i know keeps promises to me. They know they break them and i get in response is sorry. Im at the point where i am tired of hearing the word sorry because as of now it is...
    Chibichaos Chibichaos 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 6

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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 3 days ago

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    I can't sleep but I think it's from my depression and stress and from thinking to much. Even tho i want to sleep but I can't caus my mind is thinking to much tht it dosent let me...
    Anabe1995 Anabe1995 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 10

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    Why can't I sleep FFS! Can't sleep then can't wake up grr!
    Unnecessarilylostsoul Unnecessarilylostsoul 26-30 Nov 13

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    I just want to sleep for days and days. But I would settle for 8 or 9 hours straight.
    SJS15 SJS15 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 17

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    It's 530 am where I am , and I cannot sleep. Everytime I close my eyes I see my boyfriend And bestfriend having sex. I've tried music, having a drink, snack, A movie, talking on...
    senoritax senoritax 18-21, F Nov 4

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    Hate this. Most of my body wants sleep. Mind vetoes.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    It started about a half a year ago when I first got sleep paralysis. The first time it happened I thought I just dreamed it. But it happened way more often, by now I have it at...
    raccoon0810 raccoon0810 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 1

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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...
    TheDylanG TheDylanG 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Does my index finger look broken (did it on Monday on basketball) it hurts so bad, it is stiff and I also cannot clench my fingers/fist and it's hurts to straighten, could it just...
    lemoncurd10 lemoncurd10 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 5

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    Whenever there's a sleep paralysis scene on TV i couldn't help but remember the horror that i used to suffer from 8/9 months ago. I was watching this short Japanese horror film...
    ifeelyoukodomotachi ifeelyoukodomotachi 18-21, F Nov 15

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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 6 days ago

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    All my experiences with sleep paralysis are different. I remember my first time experiencing it. My bed started to shake aggressively at about 3 a.m., I thought it was an...
    solielnoir solielnoir 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 15

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    I haven't been able to sleep in a long while now. It's becoming frustrating and I've sought treatment options. None of it worked. My doctor pointed out it could be linked to...
    NeoxExor NeoxExor 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 12

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    When I have so much on my mind, I can never fall asleep. And even if I manage to fall asleep, I'll wake up before I get enough sleep. I should be sleeping right now. But instead, I...
    aew11 aew11 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 10

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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 30 Responses 15 hrs 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 6 hrs ago

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    I hate sleeping alone..I know it sounds dumb but it's just nice being next to someone.
    SunshineH316 SunshineH316 22-25, F Nov 7

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    team no sleep, somebody talk to me :p
    aammmy aammmy 18-21, F Nov 8

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    team no sleep, somebody talk to me :p
    aammmy aammmy 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 8

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    I was sleeping and then i opened my eyes, but i was still asleep... Then i heard a man sitting beside my bed telling me a story about a possessed doll... Then as he was telling...
    abbihayworth abbihayworth 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 9

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    I want to sleep wo worries
    111gadafy 111gadafy 31-35, M Nov 16

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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 6 hrs ago

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    "If I touch a burning candle I can feel no pain, In the ice or in the sun it's all the same. Yet I feel my heart is aching, though it doesn't beat, it's breaking, and the pain here...
    LostBoy9236 LostBoy9236 22-25, M Nov 18

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    I never knew what this was called. But this has happened to me for as long as I can remember. Here is a description of how it happens for me... 1. As I start to fall asleep, my...
    AveryWhite AveryWhite 41-45, M 2 Responses Nov 1

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    I can't even smile in pictures...
    rawerimadino rawerimadino 16-17, F Nov 8

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    Me and my big stuffed bear
    thatguy373 thatguy373 13-15, M Nov 9