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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 26-30, F May 19, 2013

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    idania idania 46-50, F May 3

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    because of this research paper i cant even care to have a sleep my goodness i need to sleep but i also need to finish this thing
    croujallendalle croujallendalle 22-25, F May 22

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    I'm a Chronic Anemic, I have found an awesome coping tool that can truly help others Thrive! I'd love to share that with those who need it the most. The always tired, the listless...
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    "When you can't sleep even you're exhausted because you know that reality is finally better than your dreams..." Is love the reason?
    DarkAngel483 DarkAngel483 13-15, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    You're on my mind. Again. You probably won't read this. And if you do it's because I gave too much away. I could never find YOURS, but you probably don't write about me, right? You...
    MissAutumn MissAutumn 18-21, F May 11

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    Damn. This happens sometimes, like right now. It's almost 11pm where I live, I usually go to bed at 8:30. Tonight I just can't seem to fall asleep. I'm tired, but my brain is all...
    TickleMeCell TickleMeCell 18-21, T May 14

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    I would give my left leg to be able to sleep in my bed right now
    Madison18 Madison18 18-21, F May 15

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    I am a 15 year old male, and I just was conducting research on how to control dreams, and do as you please while you are dreaming.  Through my research I found a symptom...
    DaltonVega DaltonVega 13-15 1 Response May 14

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    I feel like as if I wake up at night.I can see and I can feel anything surrounding.But just can't move even a finger.As if a ghost grab my soul out of my body.The feeling of fear...
    Conan888 Conan888 22-25, M 1 Response May 12

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    i get sleep paralysis but for some reason my head and neck can still move, does anyone else have this problem? the other day i woke up and my limbs couldn't move, so i panicked and...
    thegirlinred thegirlinred 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    God I hate not being able to sleep
    sancjo88 sancjo88 26-30, M 3 Responses May 15

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    I just want to talk to others and share some experiences on sleep paralysis. Has anybody ever woken up in actual pain? Or had any near like sexual experiences? I know that might...
    missvause missvause 26-30, F 1 Response May 20

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    Not just some stupid thing kids who won't get offline till 3AM say I'm legit diagnoised and annoyed nobody around me knows what I deal with. While the world sleeps my body aches...
    RedDog123321 RedDog123321 18-21, M May 21

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    outer body experiences are possible through sleep paralysis! today was my first experience. my limbs felt easy to move so I sat up as if it were nothing,but when I looked back down...
    derealizationofthemind derealizationofthemind 16-17, F 2 Responses May 23

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    the first time i had sleep paralysis, i woke up and couldnt move my body, i tried so hard to open my eyes and scream for help but i couldnt, i felt tons of pressure on my chest and...
    Alyssa7777777 Alyssa7777777 22-25, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I am mine, before I'm anyone else's..
    xxmeandonlymexx xxmeandonlymexx 26-30, F 1 Response May 12

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    I wish I had someone to take a walk with. I love late night walks.
    pensive89 pensive89 22-25, M May 12

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    Not sure if I just don't want too or what but it's been two days now and at first I was like oh just lay down a bit didn't happen went to work chugged energy drinks in just...
    Idlenglish Idlenglish 22-25 17 hrs ago

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    Takes the average person 6 minutes to fall asleep... takes me hours =_=
    ArrowPewPew ArrowPewPew 18-21 2 Responses May 11

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    I think I broke my thumb last night... ._.
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 3 Responses May 12

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    Happens to me a lot. You think you're awake but maybe you're asleep.. Not sure..but you try to move or speak and can't. And you also hear strange growling noises... It's terrifying...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 4

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    A female 'demon' jumped on top of me. I could feel the heavy pressure on my body. It was like there was a storm in my room. I could hear and feel the powerful gusts of wind and it...
    DeliEP DeliEP 22-25 1 Response May 13

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    I don't understand why I can't fall asleep in the hours of the night before I'm supposed to go on the 745 walk with my mother, but then once we get back from the walk around 830 I...
    ProcessOfBecoming ProcessOfBecoming 18-21, T 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'm always tired,but I do sleep at least 8-9 hours per day.. I don't understand why I'm so exhausted and my grades are going down and I don't want to fail because I'm just tired..
    lupos lupos 13-15, F 3 Responses May 11

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    every nite im always tired trying to stay awake.
    RodrigoGalindo730 RodrigoGalindo730 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I am always tired now.All I want to do is curl into a ball and cry.I have to go to school and I'm finding it hard to stay awake now I really am sick of this.I can't wait for summer...
    MusicLover4Eternity MusicLover4Eternity 13-15, F May 22

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    I have sleep apnea and even though i have the sleep mask because its new i still find myself tired and never awake.
    Autumnflowers Autumnflowers 18-21, F 1 Response May 25

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    No one will ever understand how emotionally tired or broken I am. I just want freedom. I wanna fly. I wanna forget. I wanna live a beautiful life worth remembering...
    CloeSmile CloeSmile 16-17, F May 4

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    I have just started to properly research sleep paralysis. I have always had trouble with sleeping and over the last two and a bit years I have been experiencing sleep paralysis 2-3...
    SeraLou SeraLou 22-25, F May 11

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    Quindecima Quindecima 13-15, F May 17