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I Am Sleep Deprived

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 197 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    StrandedandAlonr StrandedandAlonr 16-17, M Dec 2, 2013

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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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    *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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    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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    eziozi eziozi 41-45, M Jan 20, 2014

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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, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    This so called sleep paralysis, is what the doctors and scientists say because they them selfs don't know what it is. And they say its all got to do with so called rem sleep? And...
    ashleymendes55 ashleymendes55 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 20

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    Ah the world record for someone who have not slept for long is 11 days and for till date experts say humans cant live beyond that without sleeping. Sleeping is important because...
    FightingTillTheEnd FightingTillTheEnd 31-35, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    technically, we all get sleep paralysis as aoon as we cycle back to stage 1 sleep (REM sleep). we cycle through all the stages of sleep in no specific order, numerous times...
    jayciedubb jayciedubb 46-50, M Feb 7

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    So I started out never being able to sleep from when I was 12 until I was about 16. Then now I can't sleep at night, I'm not tired at night, then I fall asleep at early morning and...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F Feb 8

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    Ehh. I wouldn't say it's messed up, but more like a scattered sleep schedule... I never get to sleep around the same times, or get the same hours of sleep every night, simply...
    LostandFading LostandFading 18-21, F Feb 12

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      Study- sleep -study- sleep- study-sleep -study-sleep -sleep - well I decided to sleep :)
    Jms04 Jms04 18-21, M Feb 13

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    I Initiate Sex In My Sleep - I've been doing this for a while. I sleep walk and sleep eat as well. last night we drank a lot and stayed up late as usual, like we do on the weekends...
    snelletrail snelletrail 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 22

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    I've had a really scary and supernatural experience with Sleep Paralysis. I was in a very deep sleep and when I woke I realised that I couldn't move. I've had Sleep Paralysis a few...
    Alouisexo Alouisexo 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 23

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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 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Creepy Warning My name is Chris. I have had sleep paralysis recently. It is not my first time dealing with sleep paralysis, i have it rather frequently like 1-3 times a month, it...
    Footedeal Footedeal 70+, M Feb 6

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    It has to be completely dark when I want to sleep, I even cover my eyes with a black shirt or so when I want to take a nap during the day. My sleeping habit sucks, I wake up too...
    rainygirl1992 rainygirl1992 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    So I was getting these crazy dreams lately, people appearing in my room. Really clear dreams where i can follow the story. dreams help me process a lot of stuff. The only problem i...
    makaakje makaakje 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 10

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    I feel like i want to sleep for a thousand years. i often sleep from 12 to 16 hours a day! i feel like i just wanna lay down with my pillow and blanket and go to sleep. sleep is...
    neyah20 neyah20 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 12

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    I don't remember what grade I was in but I remember me and my cousin went to go stay the night at my grandmas I don't think I ate anything bad so me and my cousin went to my...
    Bubbles3333 Bubbles3333 22-25, F Feb 21

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    Ever since I've been sleeping naked I have been sleeping so much better. I went for a sleepover last night and I had to whip off my clothes because I couldn't sleep. My friends...
    xboredbitchxx xboredbitchxx 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 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 3 days ago

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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 1 day ago

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    Stuffed dog, actually! I do have a few teddy bears, but it's my dog that I can't sleep without. My parents bought it for me when I was little kid because I was upset that I couldn...
    LittleLadyChels LittleLadyChels 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    Since the age of 3 I have had my share of nightmares but nothing scares me the most than when I'm having a Sleep Paralysis episode. Imagine being awake but you can't talk, you...
    DaCreativeChild DaCreativeChild 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    I wrote a real "humdinger" of a true story here about an event that happened to me many years ago. it was about sleep paralysis and explained a lot about the stages of sleep. it...
    jayciedubb jayciedubb 46-50, M Feb 9

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    Sleeping naked is the most comfortable way to sleep. After keeping the boys confined in undies all day, it's a great way to give them some freedom and let everything breathe. I...
    undielvr undielvr 41-45, M Feb 10

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    Usually getting drunk knocks me out to sleep. But now, I'm quitting...AGAIN. Started last night and I'm still awake after taking benzos for sleep and puffing some Marie juwana. It...
    feint30 feint30 26-30, M Feb 10

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    Sleeping is a like breath of fresh air. Sleep can keep you energized. Sleep is like you are in a present dream that you don't want to wake up from.
    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 13

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    I absolutely love sleeping naked, and have been sleeping that way since I was 10 years old. But it would be cool to see how many others do and what got them started.
    BLACKTIGER75 BLACKTIGER75 36-40, M 3 Responses Feb 15

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    It's official I hate sleep Sleep hates me When I so Sleep it's for generally no more than an hour at a time... And filled with horrendous nightmares
    chipstickz chipstickz 31-35, F Feb 17

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    This is the least I've slept in my entire life. I am getting, at most, four hours per night. I seem to be functioning normally throughout the day; but, I am wondering what the cost...
    BethKristin BethKristin 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    One day you drink and go to sleep at 3 AM. The next night you can't sleep til at least 2 AM and you have to wake up at 6 AM.......then it's the same thing every night until you...
    REDNECKMIKE92 REDNECKMIKE92 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 18

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