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I Don't Get Enough Quality Rest

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    Phone Ringing

    my phone rings all night.  my daughter gets so many phone calls i could just screem.  we have started turning the ringer off at night but i don't like that because if i sleep late i may miss phone calls but she is just at that age so it just wakes me up on and off so i...
    saggy saggy 41-45, F Nov 28, 2007

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    Sleepy Time

    Never… not with the baby waking up crying and my son wanting milk. Then there are nights like last night when the teen came in and practically sat on me to play on line. And she wonders why she can’t wake up in the morning either. I'm just so tired lately and...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F Dec 2, 2007

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    Especially When Sick

    I missed work this Monday thanks to a bad ear and sinus problems. I'm NOT a good sick person. I prefer to lay in my dark bedroom, and be left alone. Don't talk to me, don't check up on me, don't ask me how I feel!! If I don't submerge by the next day, if a rotting stink is...
    emerald emerald 36-40, F 10 Responses Jul 9, 2008

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    I Used to Never Get Any

    I used to have a hard time going to sleep at night. I could not keep my eyes closed for nothing. All I want was to sleep pacefully and wake up feeling great. But I never got the sleep I want. I would end up sleeping at school and failing. T started to give up hope that I would...
    SouthsideBalla SouthsideBalla M Nov 29, 2007

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    Sleep? Whats That?

    I am an insomniac. I do not sleep well at night. Never have. Never will. During the school year, I frequently go to bed at 2 or 2:30 in the morning, only to be back up at 6:30 in the morning. The earliest I go to bed (unless I'm sick or completely exhausted) is midnight, and...
    eyes eyes 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 30, 2007

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    Poo

    Work at 7am-3:30pm....study for 2 hrs school from 5:30pm-10:30pm..dont get home until around 11 dont go to sleep until like 11:30...then i have to be up no later than 5:50am...5 days a week mon-fri...its getting old!!!
    bOObsMaGee bOObsMaGee 22-25, F Jun 5, 2008

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    Never!

    I work Mon- Fri 8-5 looking after 1-2 year olds! which is a very stressful job lots of running around and always have to be aware of whats happening! When i get home i just wanna chill but im to shattered to be able to just have me time as i always fall asleep! Even at weekends...
    sazead sazead 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 7, 2007

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    Sleep

    i get up for work at 3am and start work at 5, average around 12 to 14 hours a day, try to get to sleep by 10 but never really happens, get about 4 hours a night! tired!!!
    littlejon6929 littlejon6929 36-40, M 2 Responses Sep 15, 2008

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    I Average 5 Hours a Night... If I'm Lucky!

    I can't get more than 5 hours a night of shut eye.  I don't suffer from insomnia, because once I fall asleep, I don't wake up at all til morning, but if i try to go to bed early, I just lay there.  I'm in the bad habit (which I'm trying to break myself of) of using my...
    carlow carlow 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 15, 2007

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    I Always Feel Tired...

    No matter how much I sleep it doesn't recharge my battery... I always feel worn out... its like I need a mind vacation... I need a vacation where I don't have to do anything, think anything, say anything... I just need time to just be... just veg so I can clear my mind and...
    phidget phidget 31-35, F Jun 16, 2008

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    Im Tryin

    too much to do all the time, mind always ticking, i sleep when i can - when i get the oppertunity
    Donalh Donalh 22-25, M Sep 14, 2008

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    Exhausted

    My sleeping habits are all off track and i think its because of the prednesone.im up at night and sleep during the day.so tired!!!
    tasha76 tasha76 31-35 Feb 4, 2012

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    Not Much Rest At All....

    I don't get much rest at all. Its not often that I sleep  through the whole night, or even sleep more than four hours without waking up in the middle of the night. I am always so restless, and so moody, because I am not getting enough sleep. Even with my sleeping pills...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 1, 2010

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    Just Can`t

    i toss,turn and before i know it ,its dawn.my spine kills me,and their is no way to get comfortable enough to rest.eventually i `ll just pass out from being tired.but for the most part i don`t get quallity rest.
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 1 Response Apr 8, 2009

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    Expectations Are Excessive

    Man, everybody expects me to be oh so happy and joyful and cheerful the whole time, and no one can understand if I'm just 'tired'... I sleep 9-10 hours a night so, they think, I must be ok. And especially my dad, who is ok with only a few hours a night, does not get it that I...
    rocker6346 rocker6346 18-21, M Jun 15, 2008

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    I'm Addicted to My Favorite Tv Shows and My Laptop :p

    Basically that's why I tend to go to bed around 2-3 am :P. Then my mom decides to wake up and rush me to bed. Which usually makes me angry and makes me stay awake even longer just because I don't feel like going to sleep. During school time I always tend to sleep around 6 hours...
    sw33tgirl sw33tgirl 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 3, 2008

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    I Can't Believe That I Can Get Along On So Little Sleep

    I'm starting to worry about the effect it will have on my health. I have heard that people who get less than 6 hours sleep are 50% more likely to have a heart attack, and I don't get nearly that much on quite a lot of nights.  I have gone in to work, so exhausted that it feels...
    BonVie BonVie 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 29, 2011

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    Cold

    Especially during the winter, I get freezing, we get minus numbers where I am!! It's why I have so many pillows and duvets. I still get cold and on average get around 5 hours sleep.
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F Nov 28, 2007

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    Not Nearly Enough. ...

    Not nearly enough.   I only manage 2 to 3 hours a night at most and when awake seldom rest. Having two teenagers makes this an almost impossible task.
    titfortattoo titfortattoo 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 28, 2007

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    What's With This? I Do Get Some Sleep, But I Don't Feel Like It Afterwords

    What's with this? I do get some sleep, but I don't feel like it afterwords. My Days in the last few weeks during all this Holiday Period, I've been Depressed, but no matter how I have tried to get myself out of it, my body doesn't seem to want to overcome it.  I've been...
    ChakraSolipsismMGP ChakraSolipsismMGP 56-60, M Jan 1, 2010

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    My Legs Cramp At Night

    My legs cramp at night and I can't sleep. I know that R LS (Restless Leg Syndrome) is the cause of many people who experience this. I don't think I have that, but I suppose it could be possible. I know that my lega and feet hurt all the time because I have worked all og my life...
    lonewolf1964 lonewolf1964 41-45, M 3 Responses Mar 29, 2012

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    I slept from 2am ( after watching some tv,

    i haven t watched tv for yrs!!) to 5pm today. Then I went to a restaurant to have tea, now I am going to play golf. Nice weekend with a lot of rest. :)
    Ssslm Ssslm 26-30, F Apr 12, 2014

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    You'd Think I Would. ...

    You'd think I would. I'm so tired you'd think I'd fall right to sleep at night. But somehow, I always end up spending the night awake, staring at what I think is the ceiling and thinking myself into insanity.
    Irishchick Irishchick 16-18, F Nov 28, 2007

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    QUALITY Rest

    I do get enough rest.. but it sure isn't of best quality. It has to do with my whole mood and wellness. One day I was really very happy some weeks ago and the sleep was the best I had since years, although it was shorter than normally. And as I woke up I felt happy and ready...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 25, 2007

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    Nope. Because I have before and usually always, I'm completely wrong. It's so unfair how some people are quick to judge another, or you. Or vice versa. I used to work at a sushi...
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    Ever since I was in kindergarten, I was learning how to play volleyball with my best friend. But when sixth grade finally came along and I actually played the season, I realized...
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    Maybe because they are an indirect reflection of what I don't like in myself or there's a quality inherent in them that I don't quite possess. Other times, I just can't quite put...
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    People don't understand how I can have fun without alcohol or drugs. I don't understand why they like it so much.
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    I don't normally get compliments so when I do I freeze up and get really awkward. Most of the time I feel like I don't deserve the compliments that I get but I take them anyway...
    BabyGirlCleo BabyGirlCleo 18-21, F 3 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I've never had any alcohol, drugs, and never smoked. I don't need or want it either. I've seen the results. Smoking makes you stink. Alcohol can make a person act stupid. Drugs can...
    planter715 planter715 51-55, M 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    If you don't like me, let me bend over and have you kiss my ***
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    I wonder if all people or just women do this? I only ask because it seems more prevalent with females. I have felt this and I still miss a person who really doesn't care. It has...
    Myfairlady1 Myfairlady1 46-50, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    So for Christmas my husband bought me tickets to see Garth brooks which I'm super excited about. Today is the concert and we are staying overnight in Detroit we went up early to do...
    Slackergirl Slackergirl 31-35, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I used to be able to do simple tasks to forget about you for a short while. Maybe washing the dishes, organizing my bedroom, or doing laundry. Any small meaningless task, to forget...
    marieflorence109 marieflorence109 22-25, F 4 hrs ago

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    I am a 14 year old girl who doesn't get along with my mum. Me and my mum would get along maybe 10% of the time, the other 90% we fight or don't talk to each other. I really want...
    coolgirl2112 coolgirl2112 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    I don't know why but I get so anxious when I have to call or answer a phone. I think it's because I can't see their face or read their body language.
    MaxyD MaxyD 18-21, F 3 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    She's the only person that has made me so mad in my life that I actually had to hit myself in order to express some of my anger. I can't stand her. I just Can't. I know she gave...
    Real2Ann Real2Ann 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I don't mind it....in fact with the kissing, holding hands, hugging....I think we don't see enough of that in life. We get too busy with other things. We don't see enough showing...
    shakenama shakenama 41-45, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I totally understand how pain - being unloved when you need it desperately - can lead to resentment and outright hatred. I totally get how things even just within yourself - guilt...
    scalner scalner 31-35 3 days ago

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    I don't. I say it with my whole heart.
    Gemz2411 Gemz2411 18-21, T 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    I honestly don't know what to do .i tried everything expect moving in other country ,I changed my friends group ,church,school ...but the same feeling comes up everywhere ... What...
    damianananana damianananana 18-21, F 14 hrs ago

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    I really try not to. I try to keep all conversations casual, so I don't start to like the person. If I end up liking the person, and becoming friends with them, I feel like that's...
    TheRogueWolf TheRogueWolf 18-21, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I'm 18 but look about 12 and I really don't like it
    MusicIsForLife MusicIsForLife 18-21, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I really don't like being around my mother, she is the most hurtful person I have ever met. the things she says are just unbelievable at times... I really don't know what happened...
    veezus veezus 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 5

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    I'm sitting in my room right now listening to my kat. I have been talking gathering up info and stored it where it would be save, so that could get to it and organize it. my...
    awsome2 awsome2 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 18

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    I know it's a naive wish, but I don't want to be an adult. Honestly, I don't know what I want to be. My sister wanted to drive so much, she counted down the days, but I don't want...
    fighteratheart fighteratheart 13-15, F 6 days ago

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