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I Am Sleep Deprived

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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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    eziozi eziozi 41-45, M Jan 20, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    *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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    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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    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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    StrandedandAlonr StrandedandAlonr 16-17, M Dec 2, 2013

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    I'm extremely sleep deprived and I think I almost had a psychotic break. I can barely keep my eyes open and yet feel wide awake. I just got so irrationally angry at my boyfriend...
    mermaidlady mermaidlady 31-35 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I suffered from sleep paralysis since the age of 5. I was terrified of it but eventually realized that it was just one step before astral travel and learnt to accept it and in fact...
    lostsoul84 lostsoul84 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    I can't sleep tonight and I have to get up early tomorrow...
    Juliette18 Juliette18 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Like tonight, I have so much on my mind no way can I go to sleep. Then to make matters worse loneliness rears it's ugly head, starts gnawing at my insides,,, just had to vent
    bikeriam bikeriam 51-55, M 1 hr ago

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    It's currently 6;13am and 2 ambien didn't help at all. I got two hours of sleep the day before and once again ambien did not work
    tacobucket tacobucket 18-21, F 23 mins ago

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    Last night I experienced something that I hope to be sleep paralysis. I hope it to be sleep paralysis because I would not want to accept the reality that comes with that of it not...
    gabrielle1722 gabrielle1722 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    I can never sleep well. I always wake up randomly during the night. I also can't sleep unless i'm really cold, but i still have to have a blanket or two on me. I also have to be...
    white701 white701 18-21, M 22 hrs ago

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    So I went in for a sleep Study last night. My doctor wanted me to do a sleep study because I have episodes of waking up due to not breathing. I arrived at the hospital and it Was...
    LadyTShay LadyTShay 36-40, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I cant sleep next to my snoring husband. This is day three no sleep. He gets mad at me if i nicely ask him to roll over. he gets mad if i sleep in another room. I have explained...
    SweetD03 SweetD03 26-30, F Jan 7

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    Last night I was having this really vivid dream. It was night time and I was in a garden by a river and it was snowing. I had a hairless cat and it was either a French Bulldog or a...
    Khaleesi92 Khaleesi92 22-25, F Jan 10

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    I sleep in every single class, even my favorite ones, for about half the period or even more. I sleep pretty early around 11 now, plus the sleep I get from first period and up...
    jennkiminii jennkiminii 16-17, F Jan 19

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    My body wishes, each time I sleep, to be asleep for around 12-16 hours. I'll then only be awake for around 12 hours and sleep again. Ideally my body always wants to be asleep...
    JackTheDon JackTheDon 18-21, M 4 Responses Jan 19

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    Hey, I'm 18, male, and I have a sleeping habit which I think is, well, weird. I have ADHD as well as Asperger's syndrome, and I don't usually have many friends. I try to foot in...
    ReplacedAxe ReplacedAxe 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    Does anyone have sleep apnea software to monitor their sleep data through their PC at home? I am using a vpap and am having a really hard time adjusting from auto vpap to vpap...
    True2myHeart True2myHeart 36-40, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I started having sleep paralysis when I was a senior in high school. the first time I will never forget, was the most terrifying thing to me. I woke up in that state and felt...
    gnove0865 gnove0865 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 22

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    I have trouble sleeping. Mostly because I think too much. When I do get tired and sleep, I wish to sleep more than the normal hours. When my eyes open, signaling that I'm alive, I...
    feint30 feint30 26-30, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I don't own one pair of sleep wear. It's always been sleeping naked for me. You sleep much better without clothes, it makes you feel free and comfortable against the sheets. My mum...
    Milkytitsmum Milkytitsmum 26-30, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Separate beds My boyfriend is a super light sleeper and his body also twitches a lot. He tosses & turns, overheats and just can't sleep. So He sleeps in another bed. I respect...
    AsteriasAura AsteriasAura 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    I want to share a true story with u all. Once my friend and i had planned to visit a nearby village during our school holidays. I must to tell u all that my friend is a very...
    RichardxParker RichardxParker 18-21, M Jan 2

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    I actually love resting or sleeping i sleep more then a regular person probably but dont get me wrong i wake up early to go to school but i sleep after i come back home or...
    thehman731 thehman731 16-17, M Jan 12

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    I am always the first to run to bed, like around 10 to 11 pm , I am already in bed, but since last year it's been hell trying to catch some sleep, I got to bed at 10 or 11 and...
    shuga15 shuga15 22-25, F Jan 18

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    Mostly it takes 2 hours for me to get to sleep. I don't even do anything just laying in bed but the sleep wont come quick. I have had a good nights where less than 5 min i will be...
    mrvr mrvr 18-21, F Jan 18

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    Well as you may know I sleep too much. I still sleep too much maybe not up to 14 hours any more yeah! But still much. So I'm going to try to set a goal to decrease my sleep...
    toniyl toniyl 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 19

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    methadone can cause sleep apnea also. i was able to get a new mask, switch the headstrap, make a nose cushion, use a different pillow & have a solid cleaning routine for my face...
    True2myHeart True2myHeart 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 22

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    this tends to happen when I am at work. I work the night shift and at times I am so sleepy that I try and catch a quick nap on my lunch break. the most recent sleep paralysis I...
    alozo562 alozo562 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    I have a crazy sleep Patton some times i might go without sleep for a couple of days and other times i will be only able to sleep during the day meaning i am up most nights when...
    scottishlostsoul scottishlostsoul 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    So I'm at my Uncle Joe's and my mom and I are sharing a bed. My mom was taking a shower and I had turned in for the night. So I'm in the middle of glorious sleep and my mom wakes...
    Worldsgreatestsmartass Worldsgreatestsmartass 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 1

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    I have real trouble with my sleeping. Sometimes I will fall asleep at a reasonable time with ease. Other times sleep is as elusive as a garden fairy. I find that irregular sleep...
    Neondaze Neondaze 51-55, M Jan 2

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    Need to get my sleep schedule back in order to Monday. Not sure how tomorrow's gonna go as I'm going to have to sleep late wake up early and go through tomorrow on little sleep so...
    flamingfangirl flamingfangirl 16-17, F Jan 2

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    i have school tomorrow .. 5 exams .. !! its 12:30 am and i have to wake up 4:30am ... i cant sleep ... am kinda worried .. and thinking about many things .. and having a headache...
    Rwnn Rwnn 13-15, F 5 Responses Jan 4

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    I sleep too much! I hate that I'm not a go getter no more. I'm experienced, degreed intelligent but all I want to do is shut out the world because of fear of rejection. I sleep 12...
    toniyl toniyl 36-40, F 5 Responses Jan 5