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I Am Always Tired and Have Broken Sleep

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    My friends mean the world to me.They are so accepting of my suicidial past.My dad is super strict so its work then home then work again then home and school. Whenever I am home...
    PYazmin PYazmin 13-15, F 7 hrs ago

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    I don't know if this specific episode should qualify as a crazy nightmare, or sleep paralysis. I was sleeping and noticed that I couldn't move and that it was difficult to breath...
    siggy10 siggy10 31-35, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Ahhh ****!! **** it all The more I practice being open with myself about my self - about my emotions - the more difficult I find it to accept them. There's a divide between my...
    jacquelinejones jacquelinejones 46-50 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I may not be an angel, I may have been reckless in my life yet impulsive. I have broken the law numerous times. Probably break one petty law every day. But despite that. I have my...
    WokenandOpen WokenandOpen 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    with my school mates, there was not much sleeping going on!!
    usedpantieslove usedpantieslove 36-40, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    You are always complaining that you are so tired. Have u thought about why I go on these sites when you are not here. I know you still talking to dude but I aint worried about it...
    bigsarge6996 bigsarge6996 41-45, M 5 days ago

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    I just woke up from a period of sleep paralysis and it was a scary and weird experience. I knew I was in my room. I knew I was lying in bed and I was quite aware of what was around...
    Brianianday Brianianday 26-30, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I sleep with a bunny rabbit called flopsey.. I've had him since I was born and have always had him to sleep with since... His right paw is chewed and flat because when I was little...
    Victoriaa95 Victoriaa95 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I can't fall asleep anyone know remodies that can help me
    BradleytheBeast BradleytheBeast 16-17, M a week ago

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    I have always felt this brokenness I suppose. I have never felt "normal" (whoever gets to judge normal, I would like to know).Even as a child I can remember being asked why can't I...
    DoveinMourning DoveinMourning 36-40, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    sp happens to me frequently. most of the time its when I'm asleep on my couch or asleep on my back. I hate it.
    nookiesmom nookiesmom 31-35, F a week ago

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    I've had these issues for a long time. Now, unfortunately after having the same experience over and over and over again, I've come to understand. I tend to date the same man...
    boompowsplat boompowsplat 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Sleep paralysis, are you trying to kill me or telling me that you're still alive and you struggle to live even though you want to die?
    RachelThatsall RachelThatsall 13-15, F a week ago

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    Its 4:15 and i'm still awake .. HELP PLZ!!
    KaylaCherie KaylaCherie 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Hi my name is Beth, I'm 14 years old and I suffer from sp, I started waking up in the night feeling paralysed and was shaking violently I thought nothing of it but it just carried...
    Betho2001 Betho2001 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 27

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    What does it actually mean?? Because I've had since I was child i just can't move but I am fully awake and it's almost like your dead. The last one I had which was quite a while...
    Trea13love Trea13love 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 27

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    I can never seem to get enough sleep. I'm always feeling wiped out. Always tired. I'm tired right now. I got some sleep last night but not enough. It's always the same. I have a...
    FriendlyBryan FriendlyBryan 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 27

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    I'm tired emotionally-but it's not like that's going away anytime soon. Sleep would help temporarily however. I can't shut off my mind long enough for me to fall asleep, even...
    Elliearellano Elliearellano 13-15, F Jul 27

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    Rawwwrrrrrrrrrrrr >:(((((((
    Aws0meSauce Aws0meSauce 16-17, F Jul 26

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    Living in California you have to sleep naked. Especially during the summer time. It feels so relaxing and my body feels much cooler. Sometimes I'll forget to turn the ac on and I...
    FourEyedLad FourEyedLad 36-40, M Jul 25

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    I'll sleep for 8-12 hours but I am always tired, but now I'm utterly exhausted. When it's loud I have a hard time differentiating voices and difficulty focusing on the road...
    Twichl Twichl 18-21, F Jul 24

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    Locked myself out the other day walking puppy. The window fell on my arm. War wounds lol. That windows so heavy. Glad it didn't break my arm or something.
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 24

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    Man, I had a case last night, it was terrifying! Usually, now that I know what it is I can handle it; but last night I was in a deep sleep and I heard a voice I didn't recognize...
    HeyThereHeather HeyThereHeather 26-30, F 5 Responses Jul 24

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    I can't believe it.......I just remembered my first kiss... . I was in preschool .....and it was with a girl . I just barely remembered! and here I thought that I never had my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 23

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    I feel like I should get more sleep because I'm always tired, even though I've been sleeping 14 hours a day..
    losingNemo losingNemo 13-15, F Jul 22

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    Ugh I hate when I can't sleep! 😭
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 22

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    I'm having this horrible habit of sleeping 10-13 hours a day. I'll try to get to bed at 10 p.m. and set my alarm for 7 a.m. but when I wake up even after those 9 hours of sleep, I...
    mattheadplus mattheadplus 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 20

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    I didn't sleep until 5 this morning. And I woke up at 9. It's been going on for few days. I feel terrible. I'm sweating but I feel cold. My left hand is shaking.
    Tiff0101 Tiff0101 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    You know who you are, I have emailed you and tried to message you. Please believe me. I'm heartbroken... Should I go away forever or is there a chance?
    HisC HisC 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 19