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I Don't Get Enough Sleep

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Despite my best efforts,

    and now knowing how important sleep is, here I am, a mature man who should know better, still going to bed far too late and at irregular times. I end up on sites like this when I should be enjoying a good night's rest, lol. This week I am going to try and turn this around....It...
    angelmanfire angelmanfire 41-45, M 19 hrs ago

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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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    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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    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, 2014

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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 46-50, M 1 Response May 23, 2012

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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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    LIGHTS LIGHTS LIGHTS LIGHTS!

    that is all i still remember hearing at 0400 in the morning lol after that it was the countdown which seemed like it would get louder every second that was counted down, bare feet on cold floor not fun to, and it was also cold in San Diego at 4 a.m (0400) and than after that it...
    coolguy3208 coolguy3208 26-30, M Aug 19, 2014

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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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    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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    It's almost 4 am here,

    I should probably being going to sleep... But I'm not.
    JadeBell718 JadeBell718 13-15, F Feb 8

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    here 3:44 now...i'm exausted.

    i had a good sleep last night.and i can’t sleep again! i wanna get out of this bad cycle. i have to struggle to sleep forever!? but i think it's good step&timing to quit sleeping pills.
    juryandrews juryandrews 31-35, F Nov 23, 2014

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