I Am Chronically Sleep Deprived

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    Spouse's Narcissism Leads To Sleep Deprivation

    The CIA uses sleep deprivation as a technique to gather intelligence from foreign spies and terrorists. I don't know if my husband consciously realizes he is torturing me, or if it is just a lucky coincidence. Sleep deprivation breaks down someone's will to the point that in...
    ginger1979 ginger1979
    41-45, F
    1 Response Sep 21, 2013

    Pre-sleep Jolts

    I hate when this happens – you’re just about to drop off to sleep when suddenly you fall off a great big mountain! That horrible pre-sleep jolt gives me the jitters. One night, having had three in a row, I sat up all night to avoid anymore – they can be so violent! Does...
    gerardfsmith gerardfsmith
    41-45, M
    1 Response Feb 1, 2011

    Too Much To Handle

    For a long,long time now..I have barely been getting any sleep.During the summer,I slept all day,stayed up all night until the sun came up,and did it again.Ive lately been changing my sleep patterns for school starting,and since I am staying up all day,Ive been asleep all night...
    NovemberHasCome NovemberHasCome
    18-21, F
    Aug 12, 2012

    Sleep Please

    it has gotten so bad that I can take three sleeping pills and I am still up every two hours and awake after 6 hours.   I an constantly exhausted
    librakitty05 librakitty05
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Dec 15, 2008

    Who Knows What It Was?

     I've always struggled with mental illnesses, including eating disorders, but at one point in my life my disordered eating habits transferred themselves over to my sleep cycle. For about three years, I intentionally restricted my sleep, believing that not doing so would...
    evidencebeheld evidencebeheld
    2 Responses Dec 15, 2008

    Many causes: * caffeine -- trying to wean off

    that poison * too much artificial lights in the evening (computer monitor, phone, tablet) -- still working on this one * sleeping at different times every day is a habit I've had for over a decade; very extremely hard to change As a result, even when I try to sleep better again...
    bender898989 bender898989
    26-30, M
    Jan 27, 2016
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