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I Am Sleep Deprived

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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

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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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    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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    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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    StrandedandAlonr StrandedandAlonr 16-17, M Dec 2, 2013

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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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    eziozi eziozi 41-45, M Jan 20, 2014

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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

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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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    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

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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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    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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    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 6 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    ...

    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 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 normally get max 5 hrs of full undisturbed

    sleep then I can get 1-2 hrs more later on the day. Am I sleep deprived?
    MienaMena MienaMena 26-30, F 2 Responses May 12

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    I have this fear. At night it's like anxiety or something.. I'm scared to sleep thinking someone's going to break in or something... I can't sleep
    missgermangirl missgermangirl 18-21, F 40 mins ago

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    My sleep schedule is all messed up. i am not at home and have been sleeping in a reclining chair for almost two weeks. i cant wait to get out of here.
    KMB5 KMB5 51-55 2 hrs ago

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    Another sleepless night. Anyone out there?
    invertedflag invertedflag 26-30, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    My eyes are burning and my head is starting to hurt, yet I still can't sleep.
    ScarletRivers ScarletRivers 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    Its weird how much a sleep like i do it more than the average person . I can go to sleep for hours wake up then go rite back to sleep. For some unknown reason I'm always tired like...
    FlowerChildXOXO FlowerChildXOXO 18-21, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Sleep apnoea occurs when the walls of the throat come together or collapse during sleep, blocking off the upper part of the airway. A person with this disorder might have a sleep...
    Topoz2017 Topoz2017 41-45, M 20 hrs ago

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    I LOVE sleeping with eye mask. It's been 10 years now and I have not slept a day without it. 😀 Even if I go to sleepovers or going on holiday that's the first thing I pack...
    Tofi786 Tofi786 22-25, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Used to have to have the lights on to go to sleep and now need them off to go to sleep. Just the idea of money and energy being wasted would be on my mind keeping me awake. Also...
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    I keep checking every few minutes to make sure any kind of bug isn't in my room because that's gross and creepy if they are, I just don't feel like sleeping, and the Internet keeps...
    Lcy2472 Lcy2472 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'm 21 years old and I have a actual reason why I can't sleep I have sleep apnea it's minor when I'm on my back and more medium when I'm on my side, it's odd and unsure why but...
    DriftingLeaf DriftingLeaf 18-21 3 days ago

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    Ever since I could remember I've never been able to just fall asleep whenever. I sleep in soooo late, like 12:00 pm and I constantly get yelled at for it by my parents. I literally...
    saide33 saide33 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    The first time it happened, I didn't know what to think. I just brushed it off as a really vivid nightmare. That is, until it happened again a week later. That's when I realized...
    SylvieX SylvieX 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I love sleeping but these days I can't sleep without sleeping pills. I just lay awake twisting and turning its so frustrating. I am so tired sleepy but can't sleep. It's 5am...
    Tofi786 Tofi786 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm looking at getting a sleep sack at the moments so that I can hopefully try it soon. I sometimes sleeps in rubber shorts & vest already. Will be good to push the experience...
    ltxrob ltxrob 36-40, M 5 days ago

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    Oh my goodness me. I have never before been able to talk to anyone about this. This will sound crazy I kniw but I really need someones help pleaasee! I was 5 years old and...
    BabyUsagi BabyUsagi 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I've been sleeping naked for a few years now. It's the best way to sleep--I can't sleep with anything on.
    icetwin icetwin 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 23

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    I sleep naked all the time. I used to think it felt kind of weird, but I've gotten very used to it to the point where I feel uncomfortable trying to sleep in underwear or clothes...
    TristanT96 TristanT96 18-21, M Jun 23

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    To die, to sleep. To sleep, perchance to dream—ay, there's the rub,. For in that sleep of death what dreams may come. - Hamlet
    klasik klasik 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    I ate my last meal but feel like excercising before bed. Its 15 mins before 1 am. So i can go to bed @ 3 am. Im trying to slowly reset my sleep pattern. So if i sleep at 3 ill be...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F Jun 22

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    I have always been better sleeping with someone. I have slept alone for quite some time now. Even in the last few years of my last relationship it felt like I was sleeping alone...
    ForgetableMe ForgetableMe 31-35, M Jun 22

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    I really love to sleep naked because I find sleeping in clothing to tight and I love the feeling when I lay naked against my husband
    hornywife18 hornywife18 31-35, F 9 Responses Jun 20

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    I love sleeping and if I'm sleepy and I don't sleep I get very cranky and I just want to punch everyone around me
    Vswagger Vswagger 13-15, M Jun 18

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    I hate waking up 2/3 times during the night.. I am very sleepy now and i can't seem to fall asleep. When i finally do fall asleep, i can't stay sleep for long. Sucks even more...
    EternityF EternityF 26-30, F Jun 18