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I Don't Sleep Enough

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    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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    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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    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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    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    Sleep is obsolete in such a fast world!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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Not Nearly Enough

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

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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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    I don't sleep well would be an understatement. Lately it has gotten worse.. I don't like the dizzy spells. Feeling lethargic. Falling asleep during weird times, never more then an...
    OutofQuestions OutofQuestions 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    Hey again. I don't really get enough sleep. Especially for my age. We're supposed to have ten hours or so. I usually go to bed at 10:00 , 10:30 and don't fall asleep until at...
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    I kinda watch anime until like 3am.... Its a habit now even if i don't watch any i lay there until around 3am before I get tired enough to be able to sleep ._.
    IMetHimAtTheCandyStore IMetHimAtTheCandyStore 13-15, F Jun 27

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    I'm SOO angry. It's 6:30am, and I spent the whole night awake AGAIN. I'm not happy with this. I just want to sleep peacefully and normally and plentifully, but at night I get...
    StokesQuirky StokesQuirky 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I really do want to sleep, and I don't even read or think anything, but I just can not and it annoys me a lot.
    PrinceofBreath PrinceofBreath 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    I'm eating less than 1000 Cal a day and I know I should eat more but I can't help it and it feels terrible but somehow satisfying at the same time. I work and horseback ride at a...
    izzymar izzymar 16-17, F a week ago

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    Well argh my sleep pattern is all over the place for like a week now I have been going to bed at 6am and sleeping till like 2pm so yesterday I tried to fix it by not sleeping at...
    damnitsover damnitsover 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 7

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    Lying in bed wishing I could sleep . I have severe insomnia. Tried a lot of things but nothing is really working. Afraid I'm doomed to be an insomniac for the rest of my life
    Jungle46 Jungle46 46-50, F Jun 27

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    its really stressful not being able to sleep because i know my mother wants me to and that its healthy but i cant
    clairewillard clairewillard 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    There's so much **** I need to fix.. It's so much and I just go to sleep .. I don't have enough clarity, peace of mind, concentration or attention span to take care of it all! I...
    ThePeach ThePeach 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I know I put the experience title as such above, but at the moment I would put myself on the borderline of not liking his actions and/or just not caring any longer for him...
    Paintbrushes Paintbrushes 16-17, F Jun 27

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    I have some pretty strong opinions and beliefs about some things. I have lived for 43 years, and have been reading for about 40 of them. I love to educated myself about things I am...
    RaverFan RaverFan 41-45 2 Responses Jul 8

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    I don't sleep very well. I'm told its cos I'm underweight for my age. It takes ages to go to sleep when I go to bed. I wake up every two hours and I'm always so wide awake I get up...
    blodyn blodyn 13-15, F Jul 9

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    I'm allergic to latex and I don't sleep around so I don't really understand the point. I think it takes away the feeling and intimacy but I still take precautions in the beginning...
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 24

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    I don't!! I use birthcontrol and the pull out method! I don't sleep around so
    juliahamilton24 juliahamilton24 13-15, F 5 Responses Jun 24

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    Who always has something bothering them.. Who's always stressed about one thing or the other.. Who's always mithering. . That one person who never copes with anything.. Always has...
    Quanitta Quanitta 26-30, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Lifeisgoodtearsofjoy Lifeisgoodtearsofjoy 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 14

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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 3 days ago

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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 1 day 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...
    Guest4111 Guest4111 13-15, M Jul 3

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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 3 days ago

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    Hey folks,That's me. I would like to introduce myself now, as I am a newcomer to the Experience Project. I am a 19-year-old from the 'burbs of Chicago, Illinois who is also a...
    fiftyofsomethin fiftyofsomethin 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 24

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    Anxiety paired with the overwhelming feeling that something is inches from my face the second I turn off the light is making sleep impossible. Not even music is helping. I gave...
    shootdownthestars shootdownthestars 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 27

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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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    Liz1795 Liz1795 18-21, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I don't want kids because I know I wouldn't be a good mother. I would rather go out and have fun with friends instead of stay at home and change diapers. Does that make me a bad or...
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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 don't believe in evolution. I don't have to, because it's fact.
    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    Suppose I told you this story—what would you think? I know this guy is really into me. But I’ve been hurt a lot, and I’m not sure I’m ready for anything serious. So I tell...
    patjemison patjemison 46-50 1 Response Jun 26

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    Suppose I told you this story—what would you think? I know this guy is really into me. But I’ve been hurt a lot, and I’m not sure I’m ready for anything serious. So I tell...
    patjemison patjemison 46-50 Jun 26

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    Suppose I said the following; what would you think? I’m wondering if I really like this guy more than I’ve let myself realize. I know he’s really into me. But I’ve been...
    patjemison patjemison 46-50 Jun 26

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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...
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