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I Am Sleep Deprived

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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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    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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    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 6 days ago

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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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    My boyfriend says I make no sense

    when I talk, and I should sleep before I do something stupid and hurt myself.
    TGBman TGBman 22-25, M Apr 14

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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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    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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    StrandedandAlonr StrandedandAlonr 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, 2014

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    eziozi eziozi 41-45, M Jan 20, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    *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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    ...

    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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    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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    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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    How can I be happy going to Publix to buy fruit and not feel sad, down and deprived after seeing tons of things I cannot eat? My body looks the same. No changes. On top I've gained...
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    Quindecima Quindecima 13-15, F May 17

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    Love sleeping, maybe too much. I spend ~14 hours sleeping. I know it's bad for one's health, but I can't control it! I wake up fresh like a lettuce.. It feels like that's the...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive 18-21, F 2 Responses May 17

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    First time I got SP (Sleep Paralysis) was few months ago. What is Sleep Paralysis? Sleep paralysis is a phenomenon in which a person, either falling asleep or awakening...
    xAnnaa xAnnaa 13-15, F 1 Response May 21

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    When I was a young teenager I started to sleep naked because I was a sleepwalker, and I always undressed during night, and I woke up naked. I sleepwalked several times a week, so...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 4

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    I use to barely sleep. I had severe insomnia. Id sleep 3hrs at most. Lately I sleep too much. Now im sleeping 12 to 13hrs. Its broken up cause Im woken up. But still its too much...
    PhoenixRising83 PhoenixRising83 31-35, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Yesterday morning Sleep Paralysis struck me again. I haven;t had in in awhile, so it got me by surprise. I took a 4 hour nap before. From 17:00 to 21:00. I stayed up until 5:00...
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M 1 Response May 3

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    I have a really, really, really bad habit of calling ppl in the middle of the night when I can't sleep. I feel so bad afterwards bc it's extremely rude to disturb someone's sleep...
    ConfusedInCollege ConfusedInCollege 22-25, F 1 Response May 8

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    It's not that I'm not sleeping. I'm sleeping but I'm restless. I use my Fitbit to track my sleep and according to it - I could be in bed for 10 hours and 9 of those hours is me...
    lilabnormal lilabnormal 18-21, F May 20

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    My sleep schedule : Sleep, wake up exhausted, pledge to go to bed earlier tonight, sleepy all day, finally wake up later, wide awake, it's late but who cares? It's time to party...
    TrapQueen19 TrapQueen19 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I barely get any sleep. I cry myself to sleep not wanting to face my demons. Its like I'm sleeping and they hold me down. I can't move and I can't talk or scream for help. It...
    Bitxh0x Bitxh0x 13-15, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm tired all the time. I don't have an easy time falling asleep or getting a good sleep. I might get 3 or 4 hours of good sleep, if I'm lucky. I have tried a lot of things to fall...
    ComeClarity33 ComeClarity33 22-25, F 1 Response May 5

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    I love footies, everytime I sleep with them on, I always seem to be in a deep warm sleep and love being cozy while watching or playing video games or anything! I just love them...
    Thankyou1337 Thankyou1337 16-17, M May 10

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    roughly about 4 years ago ... i used to pull all-nighters and , sometimes not even want sleep, but now a days, i just love to sleep. It's hard for me to stay awake throughout the...
    lonelysoul1088 lonelysoul1088 26-30, M May 10

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    I have just started to properly research sleep paralysis. I have always had trouble with sleeping and over the last two and a bit years I have been experiencing sleep paralysis 2-3...
    SeraLou SeraLou 22-25, F May 11

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    I wish I could sleep forever. I wake up each morning feeling like I have to tolerate the world once more before I can embrace the sweet feeling of REM sleep. Despite the complex...
    BlackSeoul BlackSeoul 18-21, F 3 Responses May 11

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    I am a 15 year old male, and I just was conducting research on how to control dreams, and do as you please while you are dreaming.  Through my research I found a symptom...
    DaltonVega DaltonVega 13-15 1 Response May 14

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    Damn. This happens sometimes, like right now. It's almost 11pm where I live, I usually go to bed at 8:30. Tonight I just can't seem to fall asleep. I'm tired, but my brain is all...
    TickleMeCell TickleMeCell 16-17, T May 14

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    Thanx to my hypothyroidism, I have a real bad sleeping schedule. Tried several (herbal/natural) remedies, breathing excersises, meditation and"fixed schedules". Some days I am so...
    MissLunaDomina MissLunaDomina 31-35, F 11 Responses May 18

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    Yo On Ondol-As I mention before I grew up in the home of my paternal grandparents, my father's mother and stepfather, originally from the northern provinces of Korea and still very...
    SteppeChild SteppeChild 18-21, F May 19

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    The max hours I sleep is 10 hours if I just sleep through without being woken up. If I sleep for 6-7 hours then I'll be a bit drousy throughout the day.
    reginarose reginarose 26-30, F May 20

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    I want to sleep because I'm lazy to do all things that I have to do but I don't want to sleep because I have to finish them... Just kill me now
    kailand12 kailand12 16-17, F May 21

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    I have not had a "normal" sleep pattern for years. A few years ago I went to a hypnotherapist and she was able to help me a little. Then a year or so later we got a new bed and...
    NCConch NCConch 46-50, M 1 day ago

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