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I Don't Get Enough Sleep

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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...
    MonkeyBiceps MonkeyBiceps 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 10

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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...
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72 36-40, F 8 Responses Dec 1, 2008

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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...
    brwneyedbeauty brwneyedbeauty 18-21, F 5 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...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 4, 2007

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 10, 2011

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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...
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 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...
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72 36-40, F Nov 15, 2008

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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...
    Naliruns Naliruns 18-21, F Feb 5, 2011

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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 22-25, M 4 Responses Dec 29, 2008

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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...
    hotshotjosh hotshotjosh 22-25, M Jul 20, 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...
    NCConch NCConch 41-45, M 1 Response May 23, 2012

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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...
    shuttermagic shuttermagic 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 28, 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...
    Floydian Floydian 22-25, M 35 Responses Jan 2, 2009

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