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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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 have had sleep paralysis since I was a teen, I have found it helps to sleep only on my sides. This was suggested by a Buddhist nun who said sleeping on my back left me open to...
    xgingerx1974 xgingerx1974 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    Idk why i'm always so tired. I could fall asleep 3 times in one day.
    faithomfg faithomfg 16-17, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Usually I do scrape six hours (if I'm lucky!), but it's always after a fair bit of tossing and turning. My mind just can't switch off. And with the UK heatwave, I've managed 4...
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 8 hrs ago

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    I've been really tired these past couple of days, and I guess all of the extra sleep is really taking a down effect. I feel even more drained when I wake up, and the only thing...
    Driftyftw Driftyftw 16-17, F Jul 2

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    I swear, I could sleep for an entire week, and still wake up and be dead tired.
    YoungAndAwkward YoungAndAwkward 13-15, F Jul 16

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    So I stayed up til like 3 watching TV, then I go to bed but never fall asleep, next thing I know, I look over out the window and it's 6 am and it's light outside. What is going on...
    FlipFlap98 FlipFlap98 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    I was ... Even when I was getting 6-8 hours of sleep. I thought I was battling depression or maybe had a thyroid problem.. but just recently changed my diet, added a little cardio...
    romi777 romi777 31-35, F Jul 16

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    Can't sleep...someone txt me
    EvaJL EvaJL 13-15, F Jul 15

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    I think i had this happen to me a few times, once was when i was pregnant with my second son. It was in the day and being about 6 months pregnant i was so tired so decided to have...
    Gentleandlovingsoul Gentleandlovingsoul 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 1

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    Well... It's past 4 am and once again I haven't fallen asleep...
    laultman78 laultman78 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    It's 3:07 am right now, and I haven't slept properly in 2 days (almost 3.) I have taken small (30min to 1 hour) naps but not many. Really tired
    Lokilover49 Lokilover49 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 16

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    I always wanna n inside either in bed eatin watchn tv.. My life .. But lookn at me u wud Neva kno
    BeauteFloue BeauteFloue 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    I tried to tell you in the beginning that I wasn't ready for a relationship. That I need to work on me. Long distance would never work for me... it sucks. I am still grateful for...
    Orangerocket Orangerocket 31-35, F Jul 14

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    Hey again. I don't really get enough sleep. Especially for my age. We're supposed to have ten hours or so. I usually go to bed at 10:00 , 10:30 and don't fall asleep until at...
    Angel1509 Angel1509 13-15, F Jun 27

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    How do you wake up from sleep paralysis tonight? Here are 9 ways to end it when it happens. Some tips will work for you some won't everyone is different. So try the ones you...
    JennaR JennaR 46-50, F 4 Responses Jul 15

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    I hate the time between taking my sleeping pill and finally falling asleep. The anticipation and expectation of a good nights sleep postpone the sleep itself.
    bethany444 bethany444 46-50, F Jun 27

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    I stay up until the late hours of the night and when I FINALLLY decide to sleep it takes me another few hours to do so and I fall into a deep deep deep sleep sometimes I'm even...
    Kairagnes Kairagnes 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    I cannot sleep without my fan on! Its just impossible. If i even attempt to i can't get to sleep. Just not gonna happen
    CPrimer CPrimer 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 8

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    Its very hard for me to have a good deep sleep.. I think for the past 26 years, I can literally count how many good sleep that I had...one that makes you fresh in the morning..its...
    9thguy 9thguy 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 11

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    This was more of the correct term I was looking for ( had). I did sleep walk when I was younger. Went through I believe three episodes of sleep paralysis 5 years ago. Hit and...
    Deeperthinker Deeperthinker 31-35, M 2 days ago

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    Last night I had a sleep paralysis episode. It was the single scariest thing you could experience. I woke up in the middle of the night and couldn't move or talk. I could see...
    Aggienation12 Aggienation12 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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    There was one time i had sleep paralysis and when i opened my eyes and couldnt move, i saw some kind of an energy-like spirit or something coming out of my sister who was asleep...
    LadyInFuchsia LadyInFuchsia 18-21, F Jul 12

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    Recently I literally can't sleep if it's before 4-6 am, I've tried a lot of exercise in the day, warm baths etc. and so I wake up at about 2pm. At this point I've embraced it, but...
    Joeyop Joeyop 13-15, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have made the leap from an apparently narcissistic guy into singledom. I tried to leave last year after I found out about an affair, then a one night stand a couple of months...
    wjean71 wjean71 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    I literally looked at something in my dream and said "you aren't real" and my mind woke up but I couldn't move or anything. I felt like things were after me. I don't think I'll...
    quirkyme quirkyme 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I have never had sleep paralysis but it sounds horrifying!!
    abbyseaney abbyseaney 16-17, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    There has to be something wrong every night I wake up at 1, 2 or 3 am. I have no idea why. I'll usually go to bed at 10 pm maybe 11 but out of no where I wake up in the middle of...
    Misunderstood6671 Misunderstood6671 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    I just topped off the zzzquil I had. Hopefully, this puts me under.. There was like a quarter of the bottle left. Pray for the best
    TheAmazingSpiderJoe TheAmazingSpiderJoe 18-21, M Jun 28

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    Hey you... come on over and let me embrace you... i know that i'm causing you pain too... but remember if you need to cry... I'm here to wipe your eyes....
    Lyra1001 Lyra1001 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 2

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    I hate nights like this :/
    sarahbear420 sarahbear420 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Why do men make us women feel so worthless after ending a relationship. I don't know how to feel about men anymore
    laila8925 laila8925 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    I realize maybe the only thing I was in love with was the idea of being in love and loved by someone
    Orangerocket Orangerocket 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    Only once. It was one of the scariest thing I've ever experienced! I don't even want to talk about it 😖
    MovieJunkie MovieJunkie 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    Lately it's been really hard. My mind just will not calm down, I'm uncomfortable or damn fireworks are going off outside. Either way I just lay there. :/
    findasilverlining33 findasilverlining33 16-17, F Jun 28

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    It was the most crippling thing I've ever experienced.
    kat990 kat990 13-15 3 Responses Jun 28

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