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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 5 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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    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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    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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    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 woke up at 6:40 this morning to my little sister knocking on the door. I had told them to wake me up when they woke up the night before so I'd make them breakfast. I rolled out...
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    This has been my life story now for at least four years. It seems like no matter what time I go to bed at night, I have this stupid need to wake up at somewhere between 2:30 and 4...
    bobrido bobrido 46-50, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Can't sleep without the meds anymore.
    WhoseMe WhoseMe 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Hah, this is me all the time! I force myself Awake. I feel as if I can be doing much more productive things rather than sleeping
    ApplesAreYummy1 ApplesAreYummy1 13-15, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    So tired ... I have made a lot of calculations at work today.and looked through many boring documents. I m supposed to sleep now but i feel too sad to fall asleep peacefully
    thousandcuts thousandcuts 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    another night, the clock goes round, pm, pm, am, am, early am, really early am, here the rooster crow..ahhh another sleepless night..
    raggedeagle raggedeagle 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    It's ten to six in the morning and I'm still not asleep
    Alienbassdrum Alienbassdrum 16-17, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I've been having this problem for a while now. While I'm in school I usually don't go to sleep until like 12:00 or 1:00. But since my summer vacation started.... I haven't been...
    cutekittycat cutekittycat 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    My sleep schedule is all messed up. i am not at home and have been sleeping in a reclining chair for almost two weeks. i cant wait to get out of here.
    KMB5 KMB5 51-55 4 days ago

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    Its weird how much a sleep like i do it more than the average person . I can go to sleep for hours wake up then go rite back to sleep. For some unknown reason I'm always tired like...
    FlowerChildXOXO FlowerChildXOXO 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    theres this old lady with blood stains in her clothes and blood coming out of her eyes approaching me. im struggling to move and scream at the top of my lungs but no words came out...
    quinnxael quinnxael 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Sleep apnoea occurs when the walls of the throat come together or collapse during sleep, blocking off the upper part of the airway. A person with this disorder might have a sleep...
    Topoz2017 Topoz2017 41-45, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    So i tried lucid dreaming and yeah it happened. sleep paralysis. all i remember was that i was laying on my back and i was looking up at the ceiling unable to move or talk and then...
    Alexander5050 Alexander5050 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    I have my machine and my mask but my problem is more I can use it and it doesn't bother me it's small and goes right over my nose. It only bothers me after 1 hour of sleep I always...
    DriftingLeaf DriftingLeaf 18-21 2 Responses Jun 28

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    Ever since I could remember I've never been able to just fall asleep whenever. I sleep in soooo late, like 12:00 pm and I constantly get yelled at for it by my parents. I literally...
    saide33 saide33 13-15, F Jun 28

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    It seems when I don't get enough sleep, I start seeing things.
    Cutiepeachpie Cutiepeachpie 22-25, F Jun 28

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    The first time it happened, I didn't know what to think. I just brushed it off as a really vivid nightmare. That is, until it happened again a week later. That's when I realized...
    SylvieX SylvieX 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    So this morning i went have a fresh cast put on hehe no prizes if you guessed what colour before seeing
    candysissyfag candysissyfag 26-30, T 6 Responses Jun 26

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    Oh my goodness me. I have never before been able to talk to anyone about this. This will sound crazy I kniw but I really need someones help pleaasee! I was 5 years old and...
    BabyUsagi BabyUsagi 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    Damn whatever going through my mind now are pretty exciting but they make me not sleeping -_-
    MienaMena MienaMena 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    I get them almost everyday but now they're starting to last longer. like two whole minutes. I'm not scared but it annoys me. Anyone knows of any technics that helps you snap out of...
    Horrendousxdreamer Horrendousxdreamer 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 23

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    I cant sleep so i might as well get stuff done.
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    I had sleep paralysis today when I took a nap. But it wasn't scary like it normally is, I managed to use it to control the beginning of one of my dreams. I can't always control...
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 23

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    Everyday, I'm still awake, thinking about anything basically. Mainly thinking that I have school the next day. It's gotten worse overtime.
    reivven reivven 13-15, F Jun 22

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    The only two ways I can compensate are either smoking marijuana before I go to bed or watch tv until my eyes start to ache.
    anonymousdrummer anonymousdrummer 16-17, M Jun 22

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    All i can think of is my friend. They are trying to leave and i can't be there for them. I miss them and it's killing me that they won't let me be there for them.
    BloodyVictim BloodyVictim 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 21

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    I currently have my wrist in plaster so no new pics for any one only old ones cos it hurts to much to hold the phone steady enough to snap one
    candysissyfag candysissyfag 26-30, T 3 Responses Jun 19

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    That's why I'm always tired.
    Meduchan Meduchan 13-15, M 1 Response Jun 18