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I Am Tired But I Don't Want to Sleep

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    Not Tonight

    I'm exhausted as it's been a long couple of weeks. I'm so tired all the time but I have too much on my mind. Normally I try to escape the busy nonsense in my head but right now I feel like I need to be paying attention to these thoughts and working through them. So even when I'm...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 20, 2012

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    How True

    so much to do, so little time to do it. so in order to try and do more we stay awake and deprive ourselves of the sleep that our bodies want. What a crazy thing to do. if we sleep more we cld be much more productive in a shorter amount of time.
    vaurapung vaurapung 22-25, M Jul 11, 2011

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    Hate Going To Sleep

    i hate it becuase at night i feel its my only escape from the world around me. i just get to finnaly take a breath after each day and i just feels nice. to not have to deal with all the **** in my life..
    LelouchZero LelouchZero 18-21, T Apr 7, 2010

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    I Did This Today

    I always do this unless I'm so sleepy I can't keep my eyes open. Today, I slept at 5:30 am and woke up at 9 am. Heh, but it was only possible because my school's closed. :P
    DarkAngel123 DarkAngel123 18-21, F Jun 30, 2010

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    Like Sleeping But Dislike Going To Sleep

    i can be worn out by football practice and school and eyes closing. I could easily go to sleep or fall asleep but something makes me feel like theres more interesting things to do, then lay and go to sleep
    Davontae14 Davontae14 18-21 May 23, 2013

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    I Don't Sleep Much.

    I don't really sleep alot. im scared to go to sleep so i try and stay up as long as i can. the last i remember the longest i went with out sleep was maybe 1 or 2 weeks(believe it or not). in order for me to stay up as long as i do is i drink tons and tons of coffee, at least 4...
    BrokenButterflies BrokenButterflies 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 2, 2010

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    I Think Lack Of Sleep Can Help Me With My Art

    Though I don't think it helps with much else I'm afraid. :D Like working and getting things done, the lack of sleep catches up and then I'm tired and useless all day and night, yet still don't want to sleep because I want to do things before bed even though I become too tired to...
    ArtofSunrise ArtofSunrise 22-25 May 3, 2013

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    I Won't Let Myself Sleep.

    I have felt like this for a very long time. I do feel tiredness, I can sleep. But I won't. My attitude toward sleep is similar to an anorexics attitude toward food. I feel guilty and weak when I'm tired, I'll stay up until the early hours making sure I'm up later than my friends...
    Martheney Martheney 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 24, 2013

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    No Time To Get Proper Sleep Hours,

    actually ,my sleep habits have been a source of noise for people around me that see how tired and exhausted I am , I won't like to sleep for even 4 hours ,4hours hours can make difference in my youth , better to waste those 4 now rather than regret later I didn't work hard , a...
    soul2soul87 soul2soul87 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 22, 2012

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    Trying everything I can not to sleep

    since I know in a few days from now my life could potentiality be shattered. I'm terrified if I sleep time will move quicker than I want it to and it'll be too late. *long sigh* Why do I have to deal with all these problems? Did I **** off some higher deity or something?
    SleepyGamer SleepyGamer 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 5

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    I Dont Know Why

    i don't want to go to sleep but i don't. earlier i wanted to go to sleep but couldn't and now i don't want to its weird /funny.
    ilikethebeatles ilikethebeatles 16-17, M Jun 30, 2010

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    I Hate Going to Sleep

    If I go to sleep before I know it, it will be tomorrow. I don't want to have to put up with another day, I don't want tomorrow to come. Time crawls slower at night.
    FoolYourself FoolYourself 16-18, M 7 Responses Dec 3, 2007

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    Not Insomnia Anymore

    I'm so tired, I'm exhausted,  but something in my head makes me not want to sleep. I had insomnia for 2 weeks recently but now I can sleep...I don't want to. I'm in a constant state of anxiousness. I'm so tired.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 13, 2010

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    I'm Like This At Times

        There are times that I don't feel like sleeping. I'm tired but just don't want to sleep. It makes it  hard to fall asleep. It drives me nuts at times. I know that it can drive my parents nuts. When i don't feel like going to bed. I just want to still be up. Its hard at...
    acjf acjf 22-25, F Jan 6, 2011

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    Keep having nightmares

    and now I just try not to sleep -_- I just want them gone
    imgivingupnow imgivingupnow 18-21, F Nov 22

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    I am sleepy but I just moved

    and scared of the new house
    bamagirl16 bamagirl16 16-17, F May 9

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    I Am Doomed Coz I Feel Like I Am In Love..

    oh wow.. I can hold up pretty well.. hehe..I wonder.. I'm just gonna keep my closeted romantic thoughts in my head..[sigh]
    amejad amejad 22-25, F Jan 8, 2012

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    It Just A Dream..

    I am constantly tired during the day, but when night falls i just dont want to sleep because of the nightmares i get, but if i stay up i think too much.. Once, i stayed up for 3 whole days because i was too scared of my nightmare, i felt if i did i would die. its the same dream...
    hypnotize hypnotize 13-15, F Apr 19, 2011

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    Why Do I Do This?

    I guess I want to sleep most of the day away tomorrow. When I'm tired I don't feel anxious and I rather be depressed then anxious. I hate anxiety so much. So sometimes I sleep deprive myself and don't eat so I can feel numb. Some days I can't help it because I'm hypo manic or...
    NotApplicable NotApplicable 22-25, F Dec 14, 2011

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    Tonight Is One Of Them..

    enough said I think.. ;D  can I clump 10+ more groups coz tonight is the night that: I don't want to get up and pee I want to share this because it means something I hate writing Academic Papers [at this time and many times over] I have this urge to talk to you right now...
    amejad amejad 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 18, 2011

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