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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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    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    Sleep is obsolete in such a fast world!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 1 Response Jan 6

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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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Not Nearly Enough

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

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    Marybella82 Marybella82 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 30

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    I started school, and I'm there for about 12 hours everyday. No matter how tired I am when I get home I can't fall asleep. After the next morning it's incredibly hard for me to...
    Talktomoi Talktomoi 18-21, F Sep 3

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    it's 6am and my mind is going a million miles an hour with no end in sight. looks like it's gonna be another all-nighter.. FML
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    It's 5:30 and I am going to be exhausted for school but it's worth seeing the sun rise. It makes me so happy for some reason.
    foreverby foreverby 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 2

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    I believe I woke up at 7am yesterday and oh look it just turned 7am the next day. I was tired, but I think I fought it off.
    Riukkuyo Riukkuyo 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 21

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    Two summers ago I moved in with my one of my older sisters. Ever since I moved in with her I have been watching her child for her while she worked. For the longest time I wasn't...
    MsHesitationsx3 MsHesitationsx3 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 19

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    People often ask me (especially in this nation of drunks we call Australia!) why I don't drink or smoke. I tell them that it saves me dollars and brain cells - and I don't have...
    murphysmaster murphysmaster 51-55, M 6 Responses Sep 18

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    She always makes me feel guilty, as if everything is my fault. I came home the other day from a bad xc race. I get home to her yelling at me that it was my fault that she threw out...
    mnmth mnmth 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 20

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    I live in a town where teenagers and 20-somethings are offing themselves like it's a new fad. I see what is left behind. The families are left so unbelievably heartbroken that...
    reyna319 reyna319 36-40, F 54 mins ago

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    My daughter is so mean to me. She is 32yrs old and homeless, goes back and forth from our house to granddaughters dad or boyfriends. Blames her actions on me and her dad. Yells...
    olblu7777 olblu7777 51-55, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I love two people, I love one more even though I don't know her too well, but she lives in the USA, and one is my therapist and I know she loves me, I just don't know what to do.
    RazorToMySkin RazorToMySkin 16-17, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I don't know what I'm writing even, I really don't. When i sleep waay too late at night I always have bad thoughts and all smoched together feelings. The past few days I have...
    Shamandora Shamandora 16-17, F Sep 4

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    i love you three dangerous words abused by pop culture, teenagers and American society as a whole. often used by males to get into a woman's pants BUT- when a guy says these words...
    SKiesterly SKiesterly 36-40, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I used to love the band Fall Out Boy.. I just don't love them no more.. they haven't had a hit in years.. Their sound is no longer music to my ears! I heard online they are trying...
    TheMightyAphrodite TheMightyAphrodite 41-45, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I've been working in an office for 2 years now. Early in this summer, I got a new boss. He is overly demanding and abusive. He always gives me unreasonable deadlines, and if I can...
    calmbear calmbear 22-25, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I can't tell if I'm bi but I fell in love with just one girl. But I don't like any other girls. What is this? 🙈
    nicoleleightonx nicoleleightonx 18-21, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I met a guy on a dating website. I am married, he is separated. It is a site for affairs. I really care for him and he cares for me. We are having an affair. He has has bad...
    jorobda1013 jorobda1013 46-50, F 1 Response 51 mins ago

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    I can't sleep properly For the past few months I can't sleep well. Even if I'm really tired, I only have a few hours sleep (about 4-5) and constantly keep waking. I wake up tired...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 70+, F Sep 4

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    Well I did hit puberty, I've seen a little growth, developing of boops and M cycle, but no hair, widening of hips yet. Don't feel like a teenager. :/
    TetraZL TetraZL 13-15, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I don't think people like me for who I really am. I don't think such people should matter. I get lonely a lot, and that forces me to question my thoughts. Am I friendly enough? Am...
    kiddishguy kiddishguy 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 4

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    I just can’t sleep right now. I feel sick, a bit sad, and scared. Not really scared, but if I close my laptop and have the lights off, I just dunno, it’s like I want to sleep...
    YoureMyGlowstone YoureMyGlowstone 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 5

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    I need to sleep but I just don't want to wake up tomorrow for school
    calistalove71 calistalove71 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 2

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    First of all, I'm 16 years old. I was diagnosed with childhood depression when I was 8 years old, and have been bounced around with various mental diagnoses. Last year, I created...
    Theforgotten4 Theforgotten4 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 7

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    3:30am and I'm awake in tears, I can't stop my mind from throwing the recent past in my face. Dating a recovering drug addict is so hard especially when he has messed up and hurt...
    secretdestiny secretdestiny 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 11

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    Can anyone sleep under these conditions? I just imagine some person being like "I love sweating in my sleep and when I can't breathe through my nose uuuuugh it's so perfect!" I don...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 15

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    Most nights I can't sleep because I have to much on my mind, and everything replays like a damn movie that you just don't want to watch. Imagine that your brain is like a computer...
    BlueHairedSunshine182 BlueHairedSunshine182 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    It has been over a year since my affair ended, and I have managed to work through the intense roller coaster ride of emotional ups and downs. Details are in my previous experience...
    inacloud inacloud 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    So I see a lot of questions about getting along with your mom or how to deal with her. Well, coming from a person who used to argue with her mom on a daily basis, I can tell you...
    Lanaoreo Lanaoreo 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 30

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    I really don't know why anyone would. I don't have anything against people who do become parents but I just can't understand why they would throw their lives away. First few years...
    Dontcare8 Dontcare8 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 31

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    Where do I begin? The depression? My waning eye-sight? No, none of that matters in the long run, I guess. I grew up (am growing up) in a decently rough home. The kind where not...
    JoeOfTheMeek JoeOfTheMeek 16-17, M 2 Responses Sep 9

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    So I accidentally browsed ur profile on the dating website and what you wrote just make me curious, this is how we know each other. We met in person in a very short term w/o...
    TaiwanSag TaiwanSag 26-30, F Sep 11

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    I can't sleep and I can't stop thinking! All my thoughts are racing and it's preventing me from falling asleep! I can't do anything about it and I don't understand why I am all of...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 8 Responses Sep 13

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    I feel alone... truly alone! Some say that they feel alone yet they often have at least a few people to talk to. I have my girlfriend whom I speak to for 1 hours at best, I have...
    YitzchakWinternitz YitzchakWinternitz 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 13

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    This is a song by Dido and it very nicely describes how I feel about love. How I am capable of falling in love deeply yet I hold myself back for my own good. "Don't Believe In...
    daeneryss daeneryss 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 15

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    Do I really have anything left now? My family doesn't talk to me as a person, only something that gets schoolwork done. Do I even have friends? I barely get to talk to one, another...
    YoureMyGlowstone YoureMyGlowstone 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 18

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    I've struggled. I've been depressed. I've been through counseling. I've moved to a new city and attended a new school. I've struggled some more. Got new friends and support from...
    artelutio artelutio 16-17, F Sep 21

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