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I Don't Sleep Enough

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    Not Nearly Enough

    Perhaps 5 hours top on weekdays.
    ArabellaBlythe ArabellaBlythe 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 7, 2009

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    It's like no matter how hard I try,

    I can't sleep. My minds always racing, it's always on, there is no off switch. Most nights I don't mind the constant 'go' but it begins to break a person down little by little.  
    xxxTashxx xxxTashxx 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 6, 2013

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    Never Enough...

    There are never enough hours in the week. I feel like I'm sleepwalking through life sometimes.
    edgeinslampshade edgeinslampshade 18-21, M Aug 16, 2008

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    Me Too

    I am not a morning person. I prefer to start in the afternoon and work through the night, into the early hours of the following morning. Even then, I sometimes end up burning the candle at both ends.
    yfronts36 yfronts36 41-45, M Mar 3, 2012

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    3 Hours If I'm Lucky

    All I sleep is MAYBE 3 hours. I am working 3 jobs to keep everything up and running here alone at my house and sometimes I don't even get that. Like when I get off work at 4am and have to be to work at 630. It kills me, but it's what I have to do to survive.
    FolsomOrchid FolsomOrchid 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 31, 2008

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    Sleep is for the WEAK!

    Sleep is obsolete in such a fast world! Sleep is out of reach for an insomniac.
    DrStrychnine DrStrychnine 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 6

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    I Wish I Didnt Wake Up

    everytime I fall asleep is a blessing. I just wish I didnt wake up. Because the sleep..is less painful than the real.
    xxwatchherdiexx xxwatchherdiexx 16-17, F Apr 10, 2011

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    A combination of insomnia

    and working a ton. Just don't really have time and when I do, I can't fall asleep.
    AnInfamousDerka AnInfamousDerka 18-21, M Mar 15

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    Because I'm An Idiot

    I've thought about this good and hard and I've decided that's the only valid reason. I'm such an idiot that I stay up late doing nothing even though I know I'm tired and will have plenty of time to do nothing the next day. Many nights, I tell myself,  "Just...
    relief9 relief9 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 20, 2009

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    5 Hours

    It's most I can sleep, no matter how drunk or tried I am. I can not sleep in. I bounce out of bed at 8:30 am every morning. This has cused problems when vacationing with other people. It bothers me to sleep past 9 for some reason.
    saintweezer saintweezer 26-30, M Oct 3, 2010

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    Never Do....

    I never sleep enough. I am always so damn sleepy, and feel like, if my head could just hit that pillow, I ciould sleep for a few weeks straight. Even if I do get some sleep, it never seems like it is enough. I am so behind on sleep, that I'll never get the feeling of not being...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 28, 2010

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    Yet again... I can't sleep and I don't even have a reason this time. I'm tired but I can't seem to be calm enough to sleep. Ugh
    kaylaes52 kaylaes52 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 20

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    My mind is a tangled mess currently, This is a random post to hopefully get some of the randomness out of my head. I appreciate advice, but please message not comment. I am...
    SaphiraJane SaphiraJane 16-17, F a week ago

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    I don't want to do anything anymore. I no longer see a point. I don't find anything fun to do, or entertaining. All new things I try fail miserably, no matter how much I practice...
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    I am 31 and I remember being 9 years old and wanting to jump off this balcony. I think sometimes if I had did it then what would I have missed out on? Would all the good...
    whoateyourheart whoateyourheart 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    Oh my, I better prepare for a sh*tstorm when this has been posted. I just really don't give a crap. Heck, all of the girls in my class always wear makeup, crop tops and shorts...
    Revii Revii 13-15, F Jul 19

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    It is the most annoying thing in the world for me, if I don't touch your things don't touch mine. I hate when people touch my things and don't put them back as I had them.
    AllThatGlitters29 AllThatGlitters29 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    My friend texted me saying she wanted to go out at 4pm. It was about 3:20pm when she told me. She planned on picking me up and we'd go from there. My mother was sleeping so I woke...
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    The worst habit ever I sit and stare and nod my head but I don't listen and that gets me into so much trouble daily he he
    foreverby foreverby 16-17, F 8 hrs ago

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    I don't think anyone does. It's an invasion of privacy.
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    **** the people of Westboro Baptist Church. I'm personally agnostic atheist, so basically I don't really believe God is real, yet still I have no proof, so I keep in mind he could...
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    I am in a very hateful situation. My boyfriend of 6 years is being held at a deportation center and might get deported to his country. We have a 3 year old daughter together. I am...
    Dandelion1089 Dandelion1089 22-25, F Jul 14

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    I can't sleep, again. After sedatives, and sleeping pills I am tired but cannot sleep. I hate this so much. I know I'll feel like heel tomorrow, too much on my mind, I suppose...
    pieceofmind127 pieceofmind127 36-40, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    This is the fourth night this is happening. I wake up feeling light headed, can't breathe, and can't feel my heart beat or I can feel it getting weaker. I seriously don't know...
    broadwaybabe99 broadwaybabe99 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    I went into work early this morning because I never went to sleep last night. I was sick of laying there....and being busy is what I do best these days. Now I'm exhausted and...
    Triscuitan Triscuitan 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 9

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    dustypork dustypork 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 16

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    TorissaNikole TorissaNikole 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    It's 3 am in the night.... still I don't fee sleepy :( I don't know why???
    hrtbeat hrtbeat 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I don't think I'll ever let myself believe I'm anything more than the ugliest person on earth. It's really weird actually. I have a very good looking boyfriend and a lot of people...
    DenniseCo DenniseCo 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 1

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    Well, it's almost 5 am now in Bangkok but i'm still up. :/ a bit tired but can't sleep. Don't know why.
    paramee paramee 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    Ok. I'm going to bed now cos I got school tomorrow. Don't know if I'll sleep much. Hope so.
    blodyn blodyn 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    I don't know why, but anytime I approach a guy or a girl I always end u getting turned down because I'm not attractive enough... I'm starting to feel very hopeless. . .
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 15

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    I don't know why, but anytime I approach a guy or a girl I always end u getting turned down because I'm not attractive enough... I'm starting to feel very hopeless. . .
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jul 15

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    It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone.-Marilyn Unfortunately she was portrayed...
    littleboxofsecrets littleboxofsecrets 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    I don't think anyone can sleep with someone snoring in the room except with earphones.
    christinaL6 christinaL6 13-15, F Jul 19

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    shellseverywhere shellseverywhere 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    Sometimes it's not because I can't sleep, but because I don't want to because I'm so absorbed in my own thoughts...
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    Am Smart Enough to Know I Don't Know It All
    michigan11 michigan11 22-25, M 3 days ago

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