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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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    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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    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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    *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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    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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    eziozi eziozi 41-45, M Jan 20

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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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    JakeSuspence JakeSuspence 16-17, M Dec 2, 2013

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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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    four nights straight with only two hours of

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

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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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    Isn't that just great.

    I can't sleep, and when I do nightmares. Ugh
    Littlelionwoman81 Littlelionwoman81 36-40, F Mar 29

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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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    ...

    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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    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 don't sleep very good and I just really need someone to talk to while I lay here in boredom :/
    immamess61814 immamess61814 13-15, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I cannot go to sleep before 1 am. I need help. It's awful. I just want to get my rest, man. 😖
    TravTru TravTru 18-21, M 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    slept late wokeup late,I am a grad student engineering,been six months in the states....the nights get lonely and hard as I find being alone,I dont believe in love.SO nobody to...
    vintageDesi vintageDesi 22-25, M 8 hrs ago

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    Ahhh..... Sleep... Darling, where have you been? x3
    GrumpyPig GrumpyPig 22-25, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    It's about 7:30 am where I'm from and I cannot fall back asleep. I've been up for the past half an hour staring into space and thinking. I guess I better get used to little sleep...
    lildiva89 lildiva89 22-25, F 4 hrs ago

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    I really need to get to sleep but i can't stop reading EP...damn u EP!!
    feelingeh feelingeh 41-45, F 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    The more I talk to people, the more I hear of people who can't sleep. Insomnia seems to constantly sweep the globe and so many people have trouble sleeping, regardless of how many...
    SirCabbage SirCabbage 22-25, M Jul 20

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    sleep is the most peculiar phenomenon in the world. some times you have nothing to do except sleep but it wont come. some times you gonna cry for sleep, you do every possible...
    kirat1990 kirat1990 22-25, M Jul 20

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    What led me to sleeping naked was when I'd go to sleep in pajamas or underwear, only to be naked when I woke up. Because I was still sharing a bedroom with my brother at the time...
    BLACKTIGER75 BLACKTIGER75 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 2

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    The most horrible feeling ever! You have those nights where you got so much things on your mind and as soon as you put your head on the pillow the thoughts keep swimming around...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    How do you wake up from sleep paralysis tonight? Here are 9 ways to end it when it happens. Some tips will work for you some won't everyone is different. So try the ones you...
    JennaR JennaR 46-50, F 7 Responses Jul 15

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    Another sleepless night for me . It started when my husband passed away . I sleep sometimes obviously but more often than not I cannot sleep at night and sleep for a couple of...
    TexasTam61 TexasTam61 51-55, F Jul 19

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    If you ever have a hard time sleeping, relax one hour before going to sleep. Prepare yourself by having a routine, and try listening to really calm and relaxed music. For some...
    TheAnonymousINTP TheAnonymousINTP 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Hello :) I got an interesting story to share... also I have no idea what exactly happened so please help? I guess I went into some kind of combination between lucid dreaming and...
    Annaaa24 Annaaa24 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    Sleeping is one of my favourite things to do! An escape from reality and problems! Helps your mind and body heal!Also when there's a problem or something is bothering me I tend to...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F Jul 9

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    I'm always running.. Even in my sleep.. Last night I dreamt I had a dog (golden retriever) then he got lost and I found him again.. I was very scared of him but he was mine...
    ThePeach ThePeach 26-30, F Jul 16

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    I couldn't sleep as woke up at 6 am and slept like 4 hours or less as kept waking up and sleeping in these few hours. I hate this as my mood gets so bad and just my mind wander and...
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 18

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    i have always had a sleeping problem, so due to it i never went to sleep overs. i find it kind of embarrassing when everybody else is sleeping and i am awake and i can not go to...
    mckenziegibson mckenziegibson 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    I'm SOO angry. It's 6:30am, and I spent the whole night awake AGAIN. I'm not happy with this. I just want to sleep peacefully and normally and plentifully, but at night I get...
    StokesQuirky StokesQuirky 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Sometimes I'm so tired and in my head are buzzing a thousands thoughts and although I know I should sleep, I just can't. I want to be told to go to sleep. Preferably to be read...
    TheWeepingWoman TheWeepingWoman 36-40, F 6 days ago

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    I have sleep paralysis and it is nothing fun, it's one off the scariest sleeping disorders you could have. I hate it, for those tho don't know what it is, it when you are half...
    DesrayMinqez DesrayMinqez 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 11

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    It was another summer holiday, hot and sunny and about 34 degrees Celsius. It was about 7 in the evening when my uncle and aunt came over with my cousin. Was he ever buff! He came...
    CrazyKoala CrazyKoala 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 11

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    I'm sleeping 10 hours a day BUT i think I'm not really sleeping coz when i wake up i realize that what i dreamed of is not dreams actually its already happened around me in the...
    Wasanmid Wasanmid 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Over the years as we were raising our family. My wife and I would sleep nude. Both of us were not big fans of sleeping with something on. At times, when one of our children would...
    nudistguyny nudistguyny 70+, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I just need to vent this out somewhere, cause there isn't really anywhere else I can. I'm currently running of 3-4 hours sleep per night, at best, because I'm really scared of...
    SuperLemon SuperLemon 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    In the past 72 hours .. I had slept around 8 hours and for the last 40 hours its 0.. but still not feeling like sleepy.. The only issue I am having is, I guess my brain is not...
    satyr1007 satyr1007 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    sleepy sleepyyy tryna stay awakeeeeeeeeeeee
    miszbrittneyy miszbrittneyy 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    I used to sleep with a stuffed pink elephant and then I grew out of it.. Then two days ago I got a stuffed turtle.. Now I sleep with it and I can't sleep without it.
    ImNotOkayWhyCantYouSeeThat ImNotOkayWhyCantYouSeeThat 13-15, F 5 Responses Jul 2

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    I only like to sleep when I'm not supposed to. I love to sleep during the day. So I chose to work nights. Unfortunately I'm awake at 2am while my family sleeps on my day off...
    lillyclaire lillyclaire 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    I do sleep but not very well. It began about a year ago when I lost a lot of weight. I fall asleep in the evening watching TV or reading but when I go to bed I can't sleep for...
    blodyn blodyn 13-15, F Jul 4

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    I don't like to sleep. So I'll work different shifts and get 5 hours of sleep and I'm good. There's not that much time and there's so much to do and learn. I'll sleep later when I...
    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F Jul 5

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    I feel like all I do is sleep. I work third shift and I swear I can sleep from the time I get off at 7 am to the time I have to go back in and then I even find myself nodding off...
    KekeLare KekeLare 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    Well argh my sleep pattern is all over the place for like a week now I have been going to bed at 6am and sleeping till like 2pm so yesterday I tried to fix it by not sleeping at...
    damnitsover damnitsover 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 7