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I Am Sleep Deprived

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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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    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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    My boyfriend says I make no sense

    when I talk, and I should sleep before I do something stupid and hurt myself.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 14, 2015

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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 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 19, 2007

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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 51-55, F Aug 24, 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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    Cityy Cityy 16-17, F Dec 1, 2015

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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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    I recently started new job.

    I couldn't seem to sleep last night because of it so I'm going on 36 hours since I slept
    Cargan2016 Cargan2016 31-35, M Mar 9, 2015

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    Worked almost 24 hour straight .

    That is fine because I will go to rest soon , but oh boy sleep deprivation makes me so horny !
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 17

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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 46-50, M 3 Responses Jan 1, 2012

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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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    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, 2014

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    Note to self: planning things

    while sleep deprived is never a good thing. My friend is on bail conditions and one of them is that he mustn't see me, after months I decide to ring him to tell him to come for a walk at 5am and his mum answers, I pose as someone else and she tells me to never call again. On a...
    LotusPsychosis LotusPsychosis 18-21, F May 22, 2015

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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, 2014

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    StrandedandAlonr StrandedandAlonr 18-21, M Dec 2, 2013

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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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    eziozi eziozi 41-45, M Jan 20, 2014

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    my medications fixed

    that ( & for THAT I am grateful )
    cashetty69 cashetty69 51-55, M Nov 5, 2015

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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 31-35, F Dec 14, 2011

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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, 2014

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    I can't ever sleep it's really horrible Maybe

    I can find some type of medication?
    MarilynManson13 MarilynManson13 13-15, F Jun 25, 2015

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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, 2014

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    I wish I could sleep more than 2 hours at a time. I exercise, I eat clean, I've tried melatonin... Gr.
    blakelii blakelii 26-30, F 2 Responses 36 mins ago

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    i cant sleep at all no sooner than i fall asleep i wake right back up its so annoying when this happens :(
    jamesb2243 jamesb2243 22-25, M 3 hrs ago

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    I should be sleeping still... I fell asleep at 7 pm as I was trying to stay up to fix my sleep schedule. Unfortunately I woke up 1 am... Then i stayed up and now im on here at 43...
    Strive2Survive Strive2Survive 31-35, M 3 hrs ago

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    I dread the nights. I want to be sleeping so much, but I'm not, I can't. Every single freakin night as soon as my head hits the pillow, my mind starts to wander, thoughts from the...
    TulipBaby TulipBaby 41-45, F 8 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    From past few weeks I am feeling this . I don't know whether it's good or bad. But I want to sleep and never wake up. But the grace and will of God may be something different...
    uniqueguy91 uniqueguy91 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I've been awake for about 33 and a half hours now and I'm at the point where the longer I stay awake, the less I want to sleep. This always happens when I've been awake for this...
    Redstar86 Redstar86 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I napped a little today, was tired and sleepy, which is the perfect combination for that damn sleep paralysis. As I started to drown in this delicious sleep, I felt that HUGE air...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I sleep with not just one, but about 6-10 of them at a time. They placate my loneliness, as pathetic as I might sound. It is expected of me to have left the habit of sleeping with...
    TheemopandaX TheemopandaX 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I used to wear a pair of gym shorts when I sleep, but now that I don't have a roommate anymore I've been sleeping naked every night. It much more comfortable and I've been getting...
    Randomness46 Randomness46 22-25, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    When awake and in reality, I already feel vulnerable and incapable to do the things I feel I want and need to do, but sleep paralysis gives that demeanor a stronger meaning. I feel...
    darniseg98 darniseg98 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I dislike being touched and have a difficult time relaxing enough to sleep when someone is sleeping beside me, so I prefer sleeping in my own bed by myself. The best part? I get...
    SqueezeTheLemon SqueezeTheLemon 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    I don't fall asleep till either 5:15am or 7:30am.... I have to leave for school at 6:20.. So basically I get about an hour of sleep or don't go to school and sleep all day... My...
    T0KY0 T0KY0 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    no lie, it's hard for me to sleep. If, and when I am finally able to sleep, I can't stay asleep no more than 2 hrs... so I'd sleep 2-4 hrs a night.
    honeyandmocha honeyandmocha 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Sleeping is in my top 10 favourite things in the world. When I don't have to wake up, I can sleep 13h/day :) I love that moment you know you're gonna fall asleep in 10sec and your...
    JuPond JuPond 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    I hate this. I was doing good for a while, then ONE night I stay up will 3 again and I screw myself. Wide awake once again, it might not be as late as it could be but still...
    GoldenHeart69 GoldenHeart69 22-25, F Feb 1

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    I was supposed to go out with a few of my girlfriends tonight, but as I should have expected, those plans fell right through. It's unfortunate because I use "the night life" as my...
    DremeJolie DremeJolie 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    I remember the scariest episode I had once was in 2011,I remember I went to sleep and my bed was shaking and I think I was floating up then I was put back down? I woke up so scared...
    skyy23 skyy23 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 30

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    sometimes I am so happy, grateful, and have hope. but sometimes I am just so sad and depressed because of the truths and reality. and I just think about it every night before I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 29

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    I live alone in a small apartment in Nevada. Last night I had one of the worst experiences I've ever had with sleep paralysis. I've experienced SP before and it's nothing new to me...
    ChloeRivers ChloeRivers 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    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...
    bender898989 bender898989 26-30, M Jan 27