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I Am Always Tired and Have Broken Sleep

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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 31-35, F May 19, 2013

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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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    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 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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    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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    If we are unable to stay present during the day,

    we often become tired and irritated, because energy drains, steadily, through our outer and inner senses. Although the outer world seems to disappear when we go to sleep, energy still drains through our inner senses at night. In short, we cannot get a good night’s sleep...
    khenpal khenpal 51-55, M Aug 5, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    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 61-65, F Jul 1, 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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    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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    Often, lately, there are mornings I wake and I just pray to be able to go back to sleep. I just don't feel like I've slept, and I am sure I will be lethargic and lame. I would...
    Wishart95 Wishart95 18-21, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Some broken people want to be fixed. They want to have someone analyse them and tell them comforting words to help them feel better. I am not one of them. I don’t want anyone to...
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    Log off ep When tired enough to sleep But My mind says lets check mood Oh wow Youre too happy From avoiding facts And fears based on facts Surrounding your...
    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M 11 hrs ago

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    It's so typical. I have a sleep disorder but I take meds..BUT... My fibro is acting up so here I am, about to take some pain meds. I want to chat with some nice people on almost...
    NyxInvictus NyxInvictus 41-45 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    It's so typical. I have a sleep disorder but I take meds..BUT... My fibro is acting up so here I am, about to take some pain meds. I want to chat with some nice people on almost...
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    I'm so broken inside. I'm doing everything I can and it's just not getting better.. I think about him every single day and I cry because I know he doesn't give a crap about me. He...
    lininsayy lininsayy 18-21, F 11 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    My period makes me REALLY tired.
    Doomflower Doomflower 31-35, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I am. I am just SO tired. Emotionally, mentally, etc. but I AM glad to have found EP. I'm hoping that something good comes of me joining and participating. Much love...
    xZasper8D xZasper8D 36-40, M 14 hrs ago

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    I always wet in my sleep allways have done all my life but as a kid I hated it but now iam older I just deal with it the best way I can by wearing dippers nappies plastic...
    Joanne181 Joanne181 18-21, F 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    When awake and in reality, I already feel vulnerable and incapable to do the things I feel I want and need to do, but sleep paralysis gives that demeanor a stronger meaning. I feel...
    darniseg98 darniseg98 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    No matter how early I go to bed at or how much I sleep in general, I always feel like crashing back into bed and sleeping the day away. Is that weird?
    ApatheticSpark ApatheticSpark 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have broken my right arm twice! The first time I was playing with a friend who lived down the street, and tripped on the uneven sidewalk. The second time I broke it, I was...
    ben243 ben243 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    She flicked her wrist condescendingly There was no room for her or me The trending hipsters with their sway Had very opinionated ways I kicked the rocks defiantly Wondering...
    Rabbittarius Rabbittarius 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I think I had another episode of sleep paralysis last night although this time, it's not as scary as I was anticipating and it was much shorter than the ones I've experienced...
    Boujie Boujie 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    We both Hurt each other in different ways. Very bad... I feel responsible for everything, but I know everyone is responsible for their own decisions, including what we put in our...
    Starkizzed21 Starkizzed21 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    I have recently have started sleeping over with my girl but i have trouble falling asleep with her on my side. need help
    mithil mithil 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    Or almost always. I have chronic insonmnia and I have low energy and nuch of the time am running late. I'm getting used to my sleeping pills in addition to antidepressants...
    moonlightflower moonlightflower 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    It didn't last long, though it was about a month or so ago. But I remember that I couldn't move, and it felt like someone was holding me down, by my wrists I could feel it holding...
    GiddyX GiddyX 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    I've always been tired sometimes I'm energetic but it doesn't last all day ,but I think it's my depression that causes it
    skyy23 skyy23 18-21, F Jan 31

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    I am 22 years old and have known since birth that I was a "carrier" for a genetic blood disease called Thalassemia. My parents told me from an early age that I was not sick but if...
    dgoodspeed dgoodspeed 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    I live alone in a small apartment in Nevada. Last night I had one of the worst experiences I've ever had with sleep paralysis. I've experienced SP before and it's nothing new to me...
    ChloeRivers ChloeRivers 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    so for almost 1 year I got used to working nightshift. meaning from 9:30 PM till 6:00 AM... this week they put me on dayshift due to lack of people.... now this week I worked from...
    Potchii Potchii 22-25, M Jan 29

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    Not in years, I even have to sleep with some kind of light on (mostly a lamp), I need to be able see if I wake up and it's dark.
    Libraladyseeking Libraladyseeking 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 28

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    I always wake up after a couple hours of sleeping 😣
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