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I Am Always Tired and Have Broken Sleep

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    About 15/20 minutes ago this happened to me. I was trying to fall asleep, on my side, and then my ears pricked as if they were listening intently on something. I could hear this...
    2hottaco 2hottaco 18-21, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Last weekend I was involved in a traffic accident and was in hospital for five days. I have a broken tibia and have had a plate and screws inserted. I also have terrible whiplash...
    StandingDown StandingDown 46-50, F Apr 4

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    I'm so behind on homework. I hate work. I always want to sleep. I just lack motivation to do anything anymore. I use to be so involved with my community but I feel burnt out. I...
    celestethebest celestethebest 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 9

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    I didn't sleep at all last night. I still can't sleep. I keep thinking about my daughter, and I cried all night, I feel so tired, but she is not here with us any more. I...
    FavoriteGardenia FavoriteGardenia 51-55, F 3 Responses Apr 15

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    Grrr....every night I fall asleep without a problem, but I'm up every couple hours for a LONG TIME. By the time morning rolls around, I'm lucky if I got 4 hours sleep. One or 2...
    seahawksmom seahawksmom 31-35, F Mar 30

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    Ppl say I am lazy but it's like my body just wants sleep
    Reynastaxx Reynastaxx 26-30, F Apr 9

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    I'm going to smash my face in to a wall... Every night here I am on this stupid app because I can't sleep.. :(
    YupThatsMee YupThatsMee 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    Alright everyone, here is your task for tonight. Find a way to help this guy (<----) get back on a normal sleeping schedule that way I am not falling asleep at odd hours.
    Gino009 Gino009 22-25, M Apr 10

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    Stay up almost every night because I can't sleep. I sucks because I have nothing to do or no one to talk to. Unless my dads not busy at work but it's gets old just talking to...
    boomargan boomargan 13-15, M Mar 30

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    Tired of everything. I wake up and I'm already tired. (Physically also). It's just another day of getting myself disappointed because I'm not the smartest or have the best work...
    FranklynF FranklynF 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    Feeling tired. Especially when I'm down and confused like I am right now. Life seems to be empty right now.
    whymeohmeohmy whymeohmeohmy 18-21, F Mar 26

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    But Jesus saved me. I've had sleep paralysis since I was little. My first experience was when I was around 6, and I would wake up unable to move and terrified because a large black...
    sophiedahl sophiedahl 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    I've always been an athlete and was warming up while skating when suddenly my feet shot out from under me. I went down... Hard... I heard my back snap, and although I could...
    Derbychick Derbychick 46-50 Mar 28

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    IB exams in a couple of weeks and I really haven't been seriously studying. I stay up late on Tumblr and I'm just fed up with myself. I need to re-organize my life.
    PortableInsanity PortableInsanity 16-17, F Apr 9

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    I can't sleep at night. My mind is so troubling sometimes. My heart feels so heavy and I am afraid to get those nightmares again. I didn't sleep until it was 5:00am I think. Just...
    wherethehealingbegins wherethehealingbegins 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    Happens at the point of first falling asleep. The relaxation associated with sleep is perceptual (that slightly dreamy calm)...then it's like falling off a cliff in a way. I am...
    gds83 gds83 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    If you don't want to have sleep paralysis sleep on your side or stomach not your back.
    crystalskys crystalskys 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    Sunday will be one month since our daughter passed away. I am still not sleeping well. I wake up many times during the night, sometimes I wake up and feel very depressed. I...
    FavoriteGardenia FavoriteGardenia 51-55, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    So I have experienced this a couple of times, usually when i lie on my back but not always. The most terrifying experience I had was when I felt both my feet getting grabbed by the...
    Ziako Ziako 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    Such an uncomfortable night last night, the room was so hot and I couldn't get out of bed to open the window. The plaster cast on my leg is shedding over the bed so I need a damn...
    StandingDown StandingDown 46-50, F Apr 5

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    Has anyone experienced sleep paralysis?
    strangerguy78 strangerguy78 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 7

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    It's either I go to bed when I get home and don't wake up for 15 hours or I cannot sleep to save my life. Sigh...
    cmitchellichs cmitchellichs 18-21, M Apr 9

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    Quite a funny story actually, i knew about sleep paralysis and had an incident when i was binge gaming... and like, this time i woke up, and was paralysed, thats not really the...
    image2fite image2fite 18-21, M Apr 10

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    To much stuff on my mind to sleep, So I went outside and smoked some pot.... Didn't help me fall asleep .... And now I'm horny and run out of batteries for my toys ;-P
    Elena36 Elena36 36-40, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    Every night. It's the anxiety. Usually my niravam helps. But it's 1 in the morning and I am exhausted as usual but I'm having racing thoughts. I'm so over this. I would love to...
    redhot1221 redhot1221 36-40, F 23 hrs ago

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    I'm amber and I'm 14.. I have these experiences on days where I have clairaudience really loud .. I hear frequencies and static and crystal sounds , and when they get loud one day...
    IndigoFuFillment IndigoFuFillment 18-21 2 Responses Apr 10

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    I have too much on my damn mind. 💭💢🙇💆🙆
    TwdFireflyy TwdFireflyy 16-17, F a week ago

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    So exhausted all of the time, everything I do feels like such a struggle.
    dplastini dplastini 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 29

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    Like I said I was in a motorcycle accident and a car made me loose control My motorcycle fell on my leg and I blacked out I don't remember what happened after that
    Imbatgirl Imbatgirl 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 12

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    Some experiences are more severe and detailed than others. Ranging from a black shadowy figure in the corner of my room , to hearing whispers in my ear. More recently "it" sounded...
    LoveMakesUsHuman LoveMakesUsHuman 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 31

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    At night tall black figures surround my bed. I can hear and feel them breathing and watching me. I try to ignore them and i know they wont touch me but it is terrifying... And at...
    Sierce Sierce 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    The first time I had this, I thought I was being possessed by a demon lol I started hallucinating & I tried to scream for help but I couldn't. I get them every time I fall asleep...
    omgchapstick omgchapstick 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    As a child, one morning, I woke up from a nightmare. My eyes opened but my body could do nothing, and I just remember trying to yell,"Mom, HELP!!"
    kagee kagee 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    About a week ago. See my bed is right by a huge window. I woke up when I heard noise coming from it and I looked out from bed. I was laying on my back. There was a dark figure...
    gram497 gram497 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    I take like 3 pills and non of them help I am still up till 1 or 12
    SecretRocks SecretRocks 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'll go from never sleeping to sleeping to much, either way I'm always tired and have terrible bags under my eyes and I hate it
    Prettyplussizedprincess Prettyplussizedprincess 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    I'm just always tired. Day in day out. When I get back from class all I want to do is sleep. I feel like if I had more energy I'd have accomplished so much more by now. I'm just so...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I only sleep for 1 hour in 48 hours and now am Finley tired and want sleep am now horny and girls want to help me out ?
    scottishbigguy scottishbigguy 22-25, M Apr 14

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    Any women wanna chat? Nothin sexual just want someone to talk to. Until im tired enough to sleep
    Zoneout167 Zoneout167 22-25, M Apr 10

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    5 months ago, I met a wonderful, attentive man through online dating. I'd just started a new job and was looking to meet new people, so when M* entered onto the scene, I was happy...
    moggymawr moggymawr 22-25, F Apr 1

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    I have the cough for 5 days now. The first 3 days it hurt my head and sinus to cough. It was a dry cough that would cause major pain. I can only slept a few hours at a time...
    mzstellar mzstellar 31-35, F Mar 26

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    I should have broken so many bones but didn't. 6 months ago I messed up my left foot to were it should have broken it but nope. And then I fell down the stairs like 2-3 weeks ago...
    Chase1997 Chase1997 16-17, M Apr 5