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I Don't Sleep Enough

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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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    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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    notsosecretparade notsosecretparade 18-21, F Feb 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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    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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    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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    Not Nearly Enough

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

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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    Sleep is obsolete in such a fast world!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 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 6, 2014

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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...
    golddust2009 golddust2009 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 20, 2009

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    I just don't want to- that's

    that hallmark stubbornness of mine. I get to accomplish more this way.
    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F Aug 15, 2014

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    And it's totally my fault. I always say I'm going to get a good night's sleep, and then something gets in my way.
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    Never enough time to take care of my needs and wants. Things are getting missed, overlooked, and forgotten. I'm overwhelmed and I'm my own worst enemy.
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    I was born at 6:00 a.m., but I still maintain that it wasn't my idea. In a way, my mom concurred, in that she said they sat around and waited until I was born. Must have been a...
    Simpfan Simpfan 56-60, F May 14

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    Insomnia is a kind of torture, because while the world is fast asleep, you're up all alone, your mind buzzing with every random thought in the universe, and sometimes the thoughts...
    Southerncharm67 Southerncharm67 46-50, F 2 Responses May 14

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    We've been married for fewer than 5 years and don't sleep in the same bed nor share the same blanket. He is always downstairs watching TV all day and night. Today his elderly...
    jennytressler jennytressler 41-45 1 Response May 3

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    LadyCinephile LadyCinephile 26-30, F 11 hrs ago

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    AllyBad AllyBad 22-25, F 12 hrs ago

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    It's almost 3am. I'm still awake. At least I don't have work tomorrow. Who else has insomina?
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    I'm 34 and he only called me once in my life, to tell me his Ipod was broken and that he wanted me to fix it; when I told him I couldn't, he hung up on me. My mom divorced him...
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    I've been married for 4 years now and I'm so unhappy my husband would rather play video games and smoke pot can spend time with me. he sleeps in bed with me maybe 3 times a month...
    lonelyandconfusedwife2015 lonelyandconfusedwife2015 26-30, F 5 Responses May 6

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    Here is the background of our relationship: We are both at our early 30, now living together for the 8th months. I am a foreigner in his country, basically no family or friend...
    formagerie formagerie 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I just don't get why people smoke, all it does is cost u money to either die early or get cancer, I really don't see the point in it x
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    Aurelielavraie Aurelielavraie 31-35, F 4 Responses May 17

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    It's not that I'm not sleeping. I'm sleeping but I'm restless. I use my Fitbit to track my sleep and according to it - I could be in bed for 10 hours and 9 of those hours is me...
    lilabnormal lilabnormal 18-21, F May 20

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    Whenever I see my old best friend, she doesn't really talk to me much unless we are alone. But when we are with others, I try to not say anything. I become irritated and greatly...
    z1a2r3a z1a2r3a 13-15, F 12 hrs ago

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    Doors?! I didn't realize they make doors behind the old oak tree! And apparently my son Still doesn't get that said tree ISN'T the bathroom either! But when he does make it to the...
    emerald emerald 36-40, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I usually don't, because I'm afraid. But I write down my feelings in letters, poems, or even songs, but I love you so much and you need to know that. You're my rock and no matter...
    xoxostarburst xoxostarburst 22-25, F 12 hrs ago

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    Beer and I were once best friends but that relationship came to an end, now things can get a bit strange whenever we are in range because Beer still wants me to kiss her...
    oneinawillian oneinawillian 41-45, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    It was a Tuesday, I think…maybe a Thursday I can’t remember. At the time, I was content with where I was in life. Single…healthy, happy, no debt, free to live life as I chose...
    1StateAway 1StateAway 36-40, M 4 Responses May 5

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    I have best friend who is everything to me. She's like sister to me. We have so much good times. She is from Russia, she has been here about two years. Two months ago she sad...
    Nalke2621 Nalke2621 18-21, F 1 Response May 10

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    I don't trust myself to be capable, smart, mature or brave enough to do what I truly want to do with my life. I'm not even able to admit to myself exactly what it is I want from...
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    Although I don't understand homosexuality I'm not a homophobe. People use the bible to hate gays and lesbians but the bible says to love thy neighbor. And only one can judge us...
    hiddenjem hiddenjem 22-25, F 2 Responses May 23

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    Story one: I heard some thumping noises under my bathroom sink. I opened it up to find this giant wolf spider (who I lovingly named Bob) trying to get out. I was all like, 'oh heck...
    LyraAlluse LyraAlluse 26-30, F a week ago

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    I want to sleep but I don't want to sleep. Too much stuff going through in my mind right now. Maybe I should try to watch or something.....
    Xemplefied Xemplefied 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    Lostnemo Lostnemo 18-21, F 2 Responses May 4

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