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I Am Sleep Deprived

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    wow! up again once again on a site

    where i know no other true blue insomniacs!!i go days w.o. sleep and then i will sleep a few hours...then do it all over again...funny thing is iam watching a HBO documentary called SLEEP!!! worst thing is people say oh u just sleep during the day then dont you! NO! and they...
    jodineedslove jodineedslove 51-55, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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

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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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    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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    ...

    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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    eziozi eziozi 41-45, M Jan 20, 2014

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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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    I always procrastinate sleep even when I'm sleep deprived
    miia01 miia01 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I sleep all day and stay up all night. I get about 4-5 hours of sleep total. Its become a bad habit.
    GreenEyess GreenEyess 16-17, F 6 hrs ago

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    I love the sound of birds in the morning. window is up and its nearly 7am. I'm about to try and get some sleep! itll be nice with the cool morning air blowing gently against my...
    WickedlilAngel WickedlilAngel 31-35, F 1 hr ago

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    I honestly don't know if this is me. Everything fits. Only having the chance to possibly sleep if at all after 3 am. Being forced to wake at 6 on week days. Supplementing my sleep...
    AbyssalSilence AbyssalSilence 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    I have just ran across DSPS today in researching and trying to find out what exactly has been wrong with me for most of my life. I've classified myself as a night owl since I was...
    CrowWoman CrowWoman 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 2

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    It's always been kind of messed up. I'm usually able to stay up till 3-5am and would sleep till like, noon/1pm. But 2 nights ago I was up till 6AM and only got an hour of sleep...
    Scoodaloop Scoodaloop 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 6

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    Ever since I was abused as s child and through my teens and twice as an adult you can imagine why I am a light sleeper. I am still afraid to sleep I can not sleep with another...
    immortalparis immortalparis 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    i have sleep apnia ...first diagnosed with over 50 apnias per hour - which was surprising to sleep clinic, given my weight, age and build..., i hate using the mask..and im single...
    boldyuk boldyuk 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 2

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    I have had sleep paralysis for a very long time. I am very scared to fall asleep tonight. I avoid sleeping on my back because I feel that I am most likely to get it. Last night I...
    DemonDreaminn DemonDreaminn 22-25, F Mar 5

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    I fall asleep quick and easy, usually within 5-10 minutes of laying down....then I sleep for about three hours and then wake up every 30 minutes to an hour for the rest of the...
    katiebeth91 katiebeth91 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    It's 5:03 a.m. and I haven't slept a wink. I'm not at all sleepy. When I finally go to sleep it will be light out and then I will wake up late and feel guilty. luckily my daughter...
    Carly4Peace Carly4Peace 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 11

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    This is something I can't help. :/ I don't become motivated, so it's hard for me to work. When I do, it's hard for me to sit still and focus, so I get distracted and don't end up...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 13

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    I can't sleep unless im extremely tired and when I do fall asleep its around 5am til 830-9am. So last night I started getting tired about 11pm. Knowing I only sleep 5hrs at most I...
    goodwitch011070 goodwitch011070 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 16

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    So when I was little I always thought everybody fell asleep no matter what. Because even when I wasn't sleepy next thing I knew I was waking up. But one night that didn't happen. I...
    mcsunshine09 mcsunshine09 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    There are nights where I find myself scared or anxious about going to sleep, typically when I am on my own. Getting to sleep itself is fine, but there are times where I just want...
    ChaoticAdvection ChaoticAdvection 22-25, F Mar 7

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    I have a love hate relationship was sleep I love it only because of my crazy dreams but I hate sleep at the same time.I hated because I just tend to sleep too much and it waste my...
    katychatty katychatty 18-21, F Mar 8

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    I cant sleep by myself I cant be alone I cant sleep with another In fear of feeling unwanted again when they leave. Im stuck in this loop of loneliness In a broken bed In a...
    generationlover generationlover 18-21, F Mar 9

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    Oh hell yeah I need my sleep. Especially on weekdays like today. Since last week I am constantly learning for exams and tests and I am tired of it, literally. I could sleep for...
    CeMi1706 CeMi1706 18-21, F Mar 11

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    Everyone has their own favorite thing to wear when they sleep. Call me weird but I love sleeping in my Speedo briefs. I can't explain it. Just helps me doze off. Anyone ever try...
    MasterTran MasterTran 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 12

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    It's not the sleeping part, it's the having to wake up the next day . Not in a depressing way, I'd just prefer my day to continue, because all the serious stuff is over for that...
    sexysubboy sexysubboy 18-21, M Mar 16

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    I have done this for such a long time in my life. I start out in a fetal position. It is instinctive. I lie on my right side and curl up. I had been told last year in an article...
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F Mar 17

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    I used to sleep naked when I got home in the middle of the day from school. I moved to an apartment away from my parents so I felt free to do so. I'm in the 2nd story of a 3 story...
    alexxxxx96 alexxxxx96 18-21, F 10 Responses Mar 18

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    In order for me to really get to sleep, I need to have complete darkness and no noise. The only light I ever have in my room is my fish tank, my wall scented plug in, and...
    Scoodaloop Scoodaloop 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I might have a problem lol . It's like my eyes get sleepy but when I try to sleep my thoughts keep me up to where I'm not even sleepy any more
    mia16 mia16 18-21, F Mar 21

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    Everyday of the week I sleep early. If I'm texting you around 9-10pm I want you to know there's going to be times where you are just texting me and I don't respond. I don't...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F Mar 22

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