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I Don't Get Enough Sleep

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    Sleep - It Is Precious to Me.

     Sleep - it is precious to me.  After the hours of midnight, a transformation takes place... the easy-going, sometimes carefree JT ceases to exist, and is possessed by an undead construct of unimaginable power.  If he is awakened, this creature from the ether...
    hotshotjosh hotshotjosh 22-25, M Jul 20, 2009

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    Damnit!! I Just Can't Sleep Again.

    I can't sleep.  I know all the ideas to help you sleep, but none seem to work. My migraine meds were switched, and I don't know if my body doesn't like them, etc., but something isn't working tonight.  I don't take sleeping pills anymore, or herbs...
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72 36-40, F 8 Responses Dec 1, 2008

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    Am Tired At the Wrong Parts of the Day

    I never sleep well at night - well, sometimes I do, mostly I don't. The problem with this, is I always am tired - all the time.   It's 6pm here in AZ - and I could go to bed for the rest of the night right now!! Yeah - doesn't work well when...
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2008

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    I Stay Up Late

    If you've read my story in the experience "I Stay Up Late," you would know why I don't get enough sleep. If you haven't, I will tell you why. The reason I don't get enough sleep is because stay up late. I stay up to about 3 or 4 in the morning watching TV...
    tampabaybucsfan tampabaybucsfan 22-25, M Aug 18, 2009

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    Zombie Either Way

    Either I cannot sleep or I take something that helps me sleep but makes me feel horrible all day. I will be hypnotized in two hours to correct this. I cannot wait.
    NCConch NCConch 41-45, M 1 Response May 23, 2012

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    I Am Doing A Bit Better

    My trouble with sleeping has been since I was a kid. I am not even sure it could be diagnosed as insomnia because it is not consistent. Sometimes I lose sleep because of the horrific nightmares that plague my sleep intermittently, other times I think I just lay awake think too...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 10, 2011

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    Tik Tok Parody

    Wake-up in the morning feeling like a zombie I got my dark eyes and my pale face, I'm gonna scare this city Before I leave splash my eyes with some water to go Did I get enough sleep, they'll never ever know I'm talking 5 hours a night, night Gonna make everyone fright, fright...
    Naliruns Naliruns 18-21, F Feb 5, 2011

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    Hardly Enough.

    I have boughts of insomnia where I can go for days without sleeping. It is awful. I lay down but can't get my brain to shut the heck up or I have so much energy that I can't stay still. I have been hospitalized over it getting so bad that it sent me into a panic attack.So I try...
    brwneyedbeauty brwneyedbeauty 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 2, 2009

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    Wow For the Last Few Weeks I've Been Getting More Sleep..

    Its amazing the energy you gain just by getting 7-8 hours of sleep every night for awhile. :)   I don't know how long I can make it last as I really need to see about a part time job for some cash during this internship I got 3 weeks of still. AHH  I'm running out...
    shuttermagic shuttermagic 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 28, 2008

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    Never Was An Insomniac Until This Year

    This year has been - good and bad -- to just plain ******. My insomnia actually started when I travelled a lot for work.  This was hard. It followed me home from my travels last year.  I think the animosity, anger and distance with my husband hasn't helped...
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72 36-40, F Nov 15, 2008

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    If Anyone....

    Has any unused date-rape drugs... Please send them to me so I can get some ******* sleep!!!... Oh please, dear god, help me!
    drcynic drcynic 26-30, M 4 Responses Dec 29, 2008

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    15/144

    What do you think of that score??   Time mentioned in hours..   From 13/120 I moved to 15/144..   I seem to be just getting better at this game or is it worse?  
    Floydian Floydian 22-25, M 35 Responses Jan 2, 2009

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    Understatement

     i never make it to bed before one ...  then im up from  anywhere between  7 and nine .. and i very rarely get to take a nap  then i clean all day ... and run errands or go and clean my moms house .  im a busy busy bee .
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 4, 2007

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    I get only 4 hours a night on average.

    It sucks because when I have good intentions and go to bed early my body won't let me sleep. I know that my lack of sleep is one of my main causes of depression and feeling lazy.
    MonkeyBiceps MonkeyBiceps 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 10

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