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I Am Always Tired and Have Broken Sleep

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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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    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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    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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    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 6 Responses Jun 4, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 hate it when I can't fall asleep when I want too, but then I fall asleep when I don't want too. And even when I do sleep it's a broken sleep or it's a restless sleep. I wish I...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I can honestly say that I'm tired of being tired. I have sleep apnea..am supposed to sleep with a CPAP machine...but that thing drives me crazy & I can't sleep with it on. Even...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I slept for 10 hours last night and took a 4 hour nap today and I'm still tired right now. Is there such thing as getting too much sleep? I have been in such a weird tired and...
    okjackie okjackie 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    Am dead tired but can't sleep.
    Manhater013 Manhater013 22-25, F Aug 28

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    I haven't really been able to sleep properly since about March e.g. Going to need about 11 not being able to sleep till 3/4 then waking up at 5 ... But yesterday I went to the...
    Daisyellenrose Daisyellenrose 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    5:30am, and there's no end in sight.. all I want is to sleep, that is all I ask for. why is it so difficult? how can I turn my brain off, so I can simply rest? oh well, if I can't...
    fuckitol fuckitol 22-25, F Aug 23

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    it was just once but I was at a summer camp and I was sleeping in the dark corner and I went to sleep I woke up and I couldn't move but I saw a couple of my friends just jumping on...
    xlovelybutterflyx xlovelybutterflyx 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    I'm bored and tired, but my eyes are wide open :/ chats till I fall asleep anyone? Girls preferred. #notaseed #notacreep Lol
    NoJuanNose NoJuanNose 22-25, M a week ago

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    I can't sleep, I wanna cuddle soooooooooo bad :( get your *** here please
    TheAmazingSpiderJoe TheAmazingSpiderJoe 18-21, M Sep 1

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    Tonight the one night I would like to get some sleep but I can't cause my sister and her boyfriend a fighting and to busy worring about them selfs then everyone in the house
    mtndew25 mtndew25 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 2

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    So I've been nocturnal for awhile now. I dont know why i cant sleep. When im up im not the happiest person. But recently when im up, started writing down my thoughts. Ive done it...
    raynbow32 raynbow32 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Too excited to sleep! I'm in Hawaii and found out I was pregnant ;p
    loveylaura loveylaura 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    It's 12 am. I feel exhausted but at the same time I'm not able to sleep /:
    pricilagudi pricilagudi 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Sleep has been knocking t my door for two days I think I'm going to answer it now
    karlakashes karlakashes 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I've lost my appetite because of self-medicating and I don't tell anyone about it. I like it when they worried about my health and I feel so tired almost all day. I'm a selfish...
    GrumpyMe GrumpyMe 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 25

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    It's been almost two years since I learned I had this. It is great knowing that I'm not alone, and that I'm not a terrible person... But now what? I'm unemployed, I don't have the...
    WantingToHope WantingToHope 18-21 a week ago

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    DSPS probably began for me in my teenage years. I didn't know what it was and had no name for it. Like many other people's experience with DSPS, it was assumed that I was lazy or...
    softgreenhourglass softgreenhourglass 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 9

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    This hurts so bad it was broken and dislocated ugh i could really use a prayer I have a lot of physical therapy ahead and I hurt it at gymnastics ....no more gymnastics for 6...
    Karianne6614 Karianne6614 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I used to have sleep paralysis a lot when I was younger, around 14 or 15, but it hasn't happened much since I got married. Sometimes I started to wonder if it ever happened, or if...
    Leannaix Leannaix 18-21, F Sep 6

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    so it's 7:30 in the ****** mornin, I'm drunk as **** and so very far from sleep... my dark side wants to come out and play.. this is not a good sign.. I can't control it, I can't...
    fuckitol fuckitol 22-25, F 5 Responses Sep 13

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    I am taking a medicine called zolfresh to help me sleep, but the problem is that I become delusional after taking it and sometimes say awkward things on dose that sound very crazy...
    kiddishguy kiddishguy 26-30, M Sep 8

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    I just finished night shifts and i have trouble going to sleep at night. This has lead me to find this website and hello to whoever else is out there
    1crowdedhour 1crowdedhour 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 11

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    Oohh emm gee!! Its 7:04am now and i am still awake. Oh no!!! Please eyes/brains sleeeppp!!
    Manhater013 Manhater013 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 9

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    B E S T F R E I N D !!!!!!!
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    So here I am again just spent all night lay awake in bed! My body just doesn't know how to rest! It's now 6 in the morning I will fall asleep around 10 o'clock and wake up around 3...
    Youmeansomething Youmeansomething 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    Nightmares suck, woke up multiple times night.
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F Aug 29

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    I hate myself for all the lies and deception I inflicted on my current boyfriend. I blame my family particularly. I am a cheater and this means I have broken my own value system. I...
    Deadlynightshade5 Deadlynightshade5 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    A LETTER TO MY FIRST LOVE: My heart is still broken, i cover it up with jokes and smiles and just avoiding the pain. But nothing is more painful than laying down ready to go sleep...
    Islandkween Islandkween 18-21, F Aug 28

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    Give me light Please share your love  Open your heart Hold me in your arms I am lonely and sad And, I am tired and broken I want to make you happy I want to embrace you But, I...
    Aurinne Aurinne 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    I'm always tired lately even though I get a decent amount of sleep.
    wolfsfire wolfsfire 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 4

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    It's been over a month since I heard from my boyfriend words can not describe how devastated I am. 4 together an the last I heard from him was July 31 2014. He text me an said...
    Dematt Dematt 46-50, F 3 days ago

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    sleepy right now but can't really sleep but hoaahhmmm~ mmmmmmmm~ >,< too tired to actually sleep i guess
    yayforKay yayforKay 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    I am so tired I could sleep on a box of hammers and nails. Plus the school I go to feels like 9 hours long that's what's making me so tired
    kristi9852 kristi9852 13-15, T Sep 5

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    It took 27 years to finally find a word for her type of crazy. I was the golden child up until I decided to rebel against her. She never let me out of the house to go to friends...
    DAWNOFUNSAID DAWNOFUNSAID 26-30, F Sep 13

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    It took 27 years to finally find a word for her type of crazy. I was the golden child up until I decided to rebel against her. She never let me out of the house to go to friends...
    DAWNOFUNSAID DAWNOFUNSAID 26-30, F Sep 13

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