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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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    JakeSuspence JakeSuspence 16-17, M Dec 2, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    *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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    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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    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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    ...

    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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    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'm at a friends house and Iv been sleep deprived since Saturday. I stayed up all night Saturday and Iv been tired and feelings like I'm nothing. This effing sucks.😫
    oxoxJillianxoxo oxoxJillianxoxo 13-15, F Oct 5

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    I guess it's one of those nights... And I had been doing so well lately. I thought everything I had going on was helping me sleep through the night, hopefully that wasn't temporary...
    LivviyLove LivviyLove 16-17, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    The view of the Sun rising whilst it rays warm my solar plexus.. The feel of my limp body gentle sinking into warm sand.. Clear blue waters caressing the souls of my feet I...
    maktub1 maktub1 26-30, F 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    In the present time, women really love to wear silk sleepwear since it looks stunning, wonderful and comfortable to wear. In line with this, silk sleepwear is considered as one of...
    edr567 edr567 26-30, M a week ago

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    Sleepless in Seattle?“Good morning”In the famous words of Dr. Martin Luther King, SPW-BFF, Linda (Saar-rah) quoted “I Have a Dream.” Her sister SPW-BFF Lisa...
    SisterPrisonWivesBFF SisterPrisonWivesBFF 61-65 Oct 9

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    For about a week i havnt slept right my sleep feels like its been broken i have been having trouble drifting off to sleep but once im asleep then im fine i can sleep till morning...
    BennetWitch BennetWitch 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 9

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    I am a bi male and have been sleeping in girls lingerie for 3 or more years now, mainly i wear a cami and thong and sometimes a pair of sheer hold ups (panthose) It is the only...
    xXSamanthaCDXx xXSamanthaCDXx 31-35, M 2 Responses Oct 2

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    Ughhh. There's just nothing I look forward to quite as much. I don't know if it's depression talking or the fact that I work graveyard shifts... All I know is that SLEEP IS NICE. I...
    EngulfingBreeze EngulfingBreeze 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 4

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    Why always happens in the SAME place? I had my first episode of sleep paralysis years ago and then never again for years. Since I had my son (now 2 1/2) I have times that he...
    CaseyinFlorida CaseyinFlorida 31-35, F Oct 13

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    I wish I had someone to sleep with, and I don't mean sleeping with someone by having sex... I mean just having someone there to lay next to and hold me and comfort me while I fall...
    BrokenSoul88 BrokenSoul88 22-25, F 10 Responses 4 days ago

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    Usually, I take my med before going to bed. Lyrica. It's for my herniated disc... One of the side effects is drowsiness and dizziness, which is why the doctor suggested me to take...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive 18-21, F 13 hrs ago

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    I don't wear a shirt just shorts but my boyfriend sleeps in his underwear but I'm trying to get him to sleep in shirts like me because when he sleeps In his underwear it's the same...
    cbailey301 cbailey301 22-25, M Oct 3

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    i sleep a lot ..i love to take rest and sleep whenever i feel bored or if i am angry that's the best relax i can have. i love sleeping i early morning that's the best sleep fr me...
    MysteriousLion MysteriousLion 22-25, M Oct 4

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    She angrily peered at the clock for what felt like the hundredth time. Only two minutes had passed since the last time she checked it. 2:47am it read. 2:47am. At that point she...
    salen01 salen01 16-17, F Oct 5

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    It was just raining to day and I was just laying there thinking these 2 things at the same time. Screw you and thank you world. So I just decided to lay there and sleep until noon...
    FabledCity FabledCity 18-21, M Oct 13

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    The Doctor has given me some sleeping tablets . I tend not to sleep . Dyslexics are light sleepers or they are really heavy sleepers . While autistics ten to wake early and get...
    Drwho1963 Drwho1963 51-55, M 1 day ago

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    I thought that once I got back to uni I would be happier and would sleep better, but I have been awake nearly 24 hours and still I cannot sleep :-( What is wrong with me? I need...
    Madhatter135 Madhatter135 18-21, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    It is believed by some that during sleep paralysis, a person is more receptive to spiritual activity. How someone could definitively know what they saw wasn't only a dream, I am...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 22

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    Lost night I could not sleep until 12am then I was back up at 1am and could not get back to sleep until 6am then I head to get up at 6:30am! I'av been in bed trying to sleep sin 8...
    Shabz5black Shabz5black 22-25, F Sep 25

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    Hello! I've have been sleeping naked for about a week now and it is amazing! I always wake up more refreshed,fall asleep faster and wake up on time! I've have always been...
    LlMABEAN LlMABEAN 13-15, M 2 Responses Sep 28

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    I always sleep naked,unless I am visiting someone or someone is visiting! I usually can sleep in hot or cold weather naked because I have the best down blanket in the world! And I...
    LlMABEAN LlMABEAN 13-15, M 1 Response Sep 28

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    Moonshine is my 4 year old red catahoula. I love her to death! I'm almost 37 weeks pregnant and have been having trouble sleeping at night. The other day my amazing mother brought...
    ErinTripp94 ErinTripp94 18-21, F Sep 29

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    Hello! I've have been sleeping naked for about a week now and it is amazing! I always wake up more refreshed,fall asleep faster and wake up on time! I've have always been...
    LlMABEAN LlMABEAN 13-15, M 1 Response Sep 29

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    If stressed I wake up all hours of the night. I do sleep but very fitful.I try to avoid stress or conflict during the evening so I can allow myself quality sleep.I have a medical...
    saxappeal saxappeal 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 29

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    I've tried sleeping in the nude . But I have difficulties getting to sleep. It's supposed to be the best way to get a good nights sleep as your body regulates the heat and cools...
    interlink2 interlink2 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 3

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    This weekend my bf was out so I had the apartment to my self and my sis britany 16 y/o So I was in bed and I was a sleep when I heard someone screen so I got up and went to check...
    Shelby1998 Shelby1998 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 3

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    I can't sleep. I can't sleep. That bell around the cat's neck...The wind outside..The sound of my husband breathing... I can't sleep...
    discovery5 discovery5 41-45, F 3 Responses Oct 6

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    I make sure that every night I have a pacifier close to me before I go to sleep. I need 1 every night or otherwise I don't sleep well. I have 1 at my mom and dad's hour but...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 8

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    I sleep with a pacifier and I'm 28. I can't sleep without it. I recently told my mom that I wanted to be treated like an adult. I had a pacifier at my mom and dads house and I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 8

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    I love to sleep naked in my own bedroom, unless there's someone in my room or when i'm on my period. Few times I forgot to lock the door when i'm sleeping naked lol but no one ever...
    Ellanese Ellanese 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 13

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    I've experienced this twice in my life and hopefully never again. The first time I was 18 and broke up with my gf and went to visit my grandmother (just for some grandma love). She...
    Saphic33 Saphic33 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Yes I need to go to sleep. Tomorrow I'm going into the hospital to put something in me. I don't think it's surgery but I'm not too sure what exactly the procedure is and what it's...
    ThereIsNoName ThereIsNoName 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    I think it's like a comfort thing I have to do to be able to sleep at night. Like any child's blanket, I need to hug my pillow. My bed is in queen size and I have like 6 pillows on...
    masmelo masmelo 16-17, F 3 days ago