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I Am Sleep Deprived

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    Turning Over A New Leaf

    Tonight I will begin sleeping at least 8 hours a night. I have been sleep deprived most of my life due to over-extending myself with work, obligations to others, partying, child care, and demands on myself. Now that I am 44, my health really seems to have taken a hit. I have...
    ManMovingForward ManMovingForward 41-45, M 3 Responses Jan 1, 2012

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    Blame It On Work

    We got some bad information at work the other day and it led to me staying awake for 36 straight hours.  Not bad news, just led to a lot more work than it should have. Way too long without sleep, given that I usually get only seven or so hours of sleep per night (I need...
    Nemo33 Nemo33 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 30, 2009

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    I need sleep but I can't get myself to actually

    sleep. I just lay there in bed, just waiting, eyes closed and all.
    kaitmariee kaitmariee 18-21, F Dec 13, 2013

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    Sometimes I make stupid decisions like staying

    up till 7 or even stupider decision like doing an all nighter before a final. Whyyy do I purposely make my body suffer so much? Haha I'm ridiculous ......But I secretly love it
    blueberrypies19 blueberrypies19 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 26

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    The Gift

    It was because of you that I slept soundly again. Your love eased my troubled mind and heart. And it's because of you that I'm now awake at 4 a.m. Here I go again back to sleepless nights and groggy days. Sleep was a precious gift you gave to me. Now it's gone.
    Carissimi Carissimi 56-60, F 3 Responses Jan 18, 2012

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    With all the things going on,

    I am sleep deprived. It's like there is not enough hours in a day to get everything done, which makes me have anxiety attacks. Long nights and early mornings everyday. And even when I do finally lay down to go to sleep, it takes at least 2 hours for me to actually fall asleep...
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F Mar 27

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    No Sleep, Forever!

    I do this thing where, like...i don't sleep...or whatever.. I stay up reading things like "Silence of the Lambs" and eating cold pizza and getting these massive headaches that make the desks of late night tv hosts look tilty wilty. When i am depressed this time of night is...
    Girlonwire Girlonwire 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 28, 2011

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    Through No Fault Of My Own

    Some of the sleep issues I have are genetic, there is not much I can do about them, except cope. Others, I acquired them later in life, after the trauma of Anesthesia Awareness in 2007. before the Awareness, I had moderate insomnia (so does my dad). After the trauma, I had...
    Pebbles1982 Pebbles1982 26-30, F Dec 14, 2011

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    *salivates At Thought of Sleep*

    I am so wrecked from too many late nights that last into the morning, spent working. I am all hyper at school, a little giddy and giggly, like I'm running on adrenalin, and the other day my hands were shaking the whole day - from nerves, anger, and then adrenalin from run-run...
    BowsAndBones BowsAndBones 16-18, F 1 Response Aug 19, 2007

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    Kevo2017 Kevo2017 16-17, M Dec 2, 2013

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    four nights straight with only two hours of

    sleep. I think I am gonna go berserk. Im starting to lose it all ready.
    YoureMyDemonMyDemise YoureMyDemonMyDemise 18-21, M Jun 5

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    Sleep, you are a cold-hearted Jezebel...

    O Sleep, how I would like to have you in my life, but you are as elusive and fickle as an emotionally-unavailable commitmentphobe.  I am soooo tired, I feel like a zombie, yet you remain cold-hearted and only flirt with me, leading me on like the tease you are, so I...
    FemmeSavante FemmeSavante 46-50, F Aug 24, 2009

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    Isn't that just great.

    I can't sleep, and when I do nightmares. Ugh
    Femmeheartsoul Femmeheartsoul 36-40, F Mar 29

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    eziozi eziozi 41-45, M Jan 20

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    Sleep!!!! I Want It!

    Thers so much for me to do and littel time for me to do it it takes away from my sleep! heres a basic day for me Up at 5:30 for work - get dress get sister up get breakfast out the door work till 4 @ moms for 5 to pick up little sister and take her home (sister lives with me...
    browneyegirl89 browneyegirl89 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 14, 2009

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    ...

    And it is a pain in the butt believe me. lol
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 6 Responses Mar 6, 2010

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    I sometimes go 1-3 days without sleep... I don't know what it is.. I'll be lying in bed eyes close thinking of nothing.. Next thing I know it's 5 and I have to start getting ready...
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    I can't sleep when I want too. That's my issue. I keep falling asleep in the middle of the day or really early in the night and I can't stay up. Then when I feel dead tired and...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 12

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    Even though I'm so young, I can't sleep at all but I don't know why. It's not because of stress (okay! Maybe a little,) but I still can't sleep a single minute. Not because I'm...
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    fletch92er fletch92er 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    Ugh, every since we got wifi I've been messed up! Id spend most nights on the internet just being a twitter freak, got over that eventually but it was too late, my sleeping...
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    Butterflywings1987 Butterflywings1987 26-30, F Dec 15

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    Sdtwbaj Sdtwbaj 26-30, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    BrokenPhoenixx BrokenPhoenixx 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 29

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    I faked sick to stay home from school yesterday to sleep in. I ended up doing so and didn't wake up until 1 pm. I didn't sleep at all when nighttime came along, and now I'm sitting...
    losingNemo losingNemo 13-15, F Dec 3

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    I need sleep. I keep trying to sleep but then my mind wonders. Plus Christmas is right around the corner so I have to buy a bunch of stuff so all I do is online shopping. Its...
    brooklbrooklynetienne brooklbrooklynetienne 18-21, F Dec 3

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    I really miss sleeping next to someone. It makes me feel safe and secure laying next to someone. I tend to sleep all night when I'm next to someone. I've got really used to...
    candacej1983 candacej1983 31-35, F Dec 7

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    In the beginning I absolutely hated it. Every time it occurred I would be dead afraid which would enhance my hallucinations during the paralysis. I'd hear demonic voices, my room...
    holograms holograms 18-21, F Dec 7

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    I hate waking up before midday, I work late, go school, and study. I prefer sleep over everything so I just want to sleep but no, if I'm not at school I'm at work, if I'm not at...
    Perdonal Perdonal 13-15 Dec 14

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    I don't know why, but I can hardly sleep at night. I mean I try and sleep but it's like my brain is awake in the middle of the night if you get what I mean? Then I'm just up in...
    colourfulskeleton colourfulskeleton 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 19

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    Lately I haven't been going to sleep early like I used to. I've been going to sleep late and waking up late. I'm just finding it difficult to sleep now
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    Ztun7856 Ztun7856 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    LostTech LostTech 18-21 5 days ago

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    Sometimes I sleep early as 10 pm, sometimes I sleep as late as 1 am. You could say I'm a night owl, sometimes I can stay up the whole night and not sleep for the whole day in...
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    No sleep in days. Literally to scared to fall asleep and not waking up in the morning. Why is it when I close my eyes everything bad that happens I start to see them again. Only...
    BooBear99 BooBear99 13-15, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Not just sometimes. Every day, to wake up is heartbreaking. I used to see the beauty in anything; everything. Waking up was something to look forward to, and sleep was the obstacle...
    rorenchan rorenchan 18-21, F Nov 28

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