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I Am Sleep Deprived

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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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    eziozi eziozi 41-45, M Jan 20

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    JakeSuspence JakeSuspence 16-17, M Dec 2, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    ...

    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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    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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    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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    juryandrews juryandrews 31-35, F 12 hrs ago

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    I always find it hard to sleep. I'm really tired but I just can't sleep.
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    I was sleeping..it just didn't turn out so well. I woke up and I was scared, but I read ur messages and I'm not so much anymore. But now I just need to distract myself until I get...
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    I only had between 4ish to 6ish hours of sleep.... It nearly took me forever to just fall asleep. Now I'm up early and my friends are still sleeping.
    ayoolexie20 ayoolexie20 16-17, F 17 hrs ago

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    Oh I'm sleepy and this is makin me more sleepy
    ohno25 ohno25 41-45, M 9 hrs ago

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    Blahhh I Can't Sleep >.< Message Me??!!?
    Linaa29 Linaa29 18-21, F 22 hrs ago

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    Another one of those nights. Sleep is coming in fits and starts. My mind is racing, worrying about someone 3000 miles away. I'm not one to pray, but I keep positive thoughts until...
    WistfulPrincess WistfulPrincess 36-40, F 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    Why sleep when I can do other things that I can do or needs done
    demonhunter7 demonhunter7 18-21, M 3 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    The awesome feeling every morning I'd like to have is wake up next to people we love and let him cuddle me when i sleep.Miss the time
    AnnePQ AnnePQ 26-30, F 13 hrs ago

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    watching screen is not good when we can’t sleep,i know.but it's hard to stop.i want to stop being addicted like this.but i'm kind of addicted.smh
    juryandrews juryandrews 31-35, F 12 hrs ago

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    I had an argument with my ex in the morning and now I can't sleep from all my thinking of it and the senarios that my brain make every second,It's destroying me..
    Ammar9009 Ammar9009 13-15, M 10 hrs ago

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    I've been sleeping naked for a number of years. I got into it after I liked being naked at home I thought "I'm going to try this and see if I like it" now I absolutely love that...
    babe9090 babe9090 22-25, F 13 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    So for over two years now it's like I can't stay asleep at night it never fails i always wake up around 3 am and it takes me til 7am before im tired and then i feel awful bc it's...
    Tayylorr Tayylorr 22-25, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Where I'm from it is quarter past two in the morning and I'm tired but I can't sleep this happens every night and I have no idea why the worst part is I need to get up at 7o'clock...
    digglett digglett 16-17, F 4 hrs ago

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    Have u ever stayed up three days in a row with no sleep and still not be tired at all? It's not exactly fun, being awake all of the time.
    stardancer99 stardancer99 13-15, F 3 hrs ago

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    Idk today was weird. But I liked the way my day ended. Now I can't sleep though. Too much on my mind, ya know. I'm just listening to music to relax right now.
    meli347 meli347 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    It's 1:31 am and I can't sleep
    BloodRedDarkness BloodRedDarkness 16-17, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I have so much on my mind. Im constantly thinking. I have a messy sleeping schedule and I barely sleep anyways. I hate sleeping. It makes the next day come faster. So I don't sleep...
    LifeOnAThread LifeOnAThread 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 2

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    When I sleep walk I walk around in my room Sometimes ill open my door and go off somewhere People would hear me get up at night and my door open and close and even see me go some...
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 25

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    Whenever there's a sleep paralysis scene on TV i couldn't help but remember the horror that i used to suffer from 8/9 months ago. I was watching this short Japanese horror film...
    ifeelyoukodomotachi ifeelyoukodomotachi 18-21, F Nov 15

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    its to the point where i'm not comfortable sleeping fully clothed anymore. whenever i go to sleep i'm always wearing nothing but briefs. I first tried it when i was a teenager. i...
    icanbemyself1 icanbemyself1 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Oh for once how I wish you would turn off and let me sleep in peace and darkness. Always taking control in day and night never letting me rest. The one night I needed it and it was...
    Xenasdreams Xenasdreams 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    For example.. The last six nights: Friday into Saturday: Asleep by 3am, awake at 9:30am briefly and then fully awake at 11:30am. Decent but not great sleep. Saturday: Couldn't...
    Lexx42 Lexx42 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Is 4:49 I woke up a few minutes earlier :( I'm very tired but can't sleep, the worst is I'm having a bad migraine, everybody is sleeping. I can hear the birds singing already and...
    lizzyWaterbearer lizzyWaterbearer 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    friday my friend told me him at home alone so him want me stay in the night at his house,due the proposal to me too surprise so I not ready and I was rebuff last night saturday my...
    genteel genteel 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 26

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    It's more along the lines of. Im tired but don't want to sleep. When you sleep you are using up hours that you could be using for better things. I try to keep my sleeping to a...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 26

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    Every night, I have problems sleeping. I spent most of the night tossing and turning, when I finally feel like I can go to sleep usually about 7 am, my phone starts ringing so I...
    Mr504 Mr504 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 24

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    So you may have seen my previous story of sleep paralysis, if not you may want to check it out. But to make a long story short, I am a long term sufferer and have experienced and...
    shellofaboy shellofaboy 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 24

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    If sleep manifested itself into a man, I would do whatever he said. Exams have got me seriously lacking in sleep. I didn't expect my transition into a UC system to involve such...
    DacianaNorte DacianaNorte 18-21, F Oct 24

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    When i was 4 years old i used to sleep with a lot of stuffed animals until i was 5 years old because of dust alergy everytime i sleep with my stuffed animals i would cough real bad...
    nagaseiori nagaseiori 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 29

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    I am such a picky sleeper. I wake up very easily and my body temperature goes up when I sleep. I go to sleep most nights with the fan on and blankets snug and comfortable but in a...
    DizzyGreenEyes DizzyGreenEyes 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 31

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