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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Not Nearly Enough

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

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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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    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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    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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    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 really need to get more sleep, two nights in a row I've struggled to sleep ugh.......😴😴😨😨
    mysticangel40 mysticangel40 36-40, F Oct 9

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    For at least since my teens I've never slept well. I spend all night awake and get a few hours sleep then wake up in the morning. I think my mind runs at a million miles an hour...
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M Oct 10

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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
    fuckitol fuckitol 22-25, F Sep 30

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    Like it is News!? I am an insomniac since birth ! lol
    monatonie monatonie 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    I can't sleep at all. I have a quarter final in the morning...but I'm not worried about it. I'm worried about my weigh in tomorrow morning at the doctors. I'm afraid I lost to much...
    BooBear99 BooBear99 13-15, F Oct 16

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    I am in a relationship going on 6 years now. Marriage has always been talked about as if it was unnecessary, and will happen in the future of I felt that strongly about it. I have...
    BiancaNicole BiancaNicole 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 13

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    For a long time I've felt that I don't deserve a lot of things, and that I'm not worthy of being loved or accepted because I'm not a good enough person. It's from issues I dealt...
    Lala365 Lala365 18-21, F Oct 6

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    I just don't understand why he keeps coming back and I allow him to. I can tell him anything, even that i have a crush on someone else, and he'll tell me that he sees me as his...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    No it is even better than a good site. It is full of information on the clitoris..and most men just don't know enough about that. Ok it has pictures and a lot of information on...
    OkCountryBoy OkCountryBoy 66-70, M 3 Responses Oct 5

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    I thought making a second account would be a fresh start, but instead, it feels like I've split myself into two. I didn't want him to track my pain, but I love that account. I have...
    NastasyaFilippovna NastasyaFilippovna 22-25, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I'm not posting this one for attention, none of them are it's just simply how I am but has shown up several times why I'm thankful I don't get close. People up and leave whenever...
    13Selene13 13Selene13 22-25, F 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    Well this on line communication perfect world of what? As I continue seeking compassion and somthing real, as opposed to a written word with no emontional content , I began to...
    rabbitmagic rabbitmagic 46-50, M 6 hrs ago

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    This is the worst day yet. I don't know how to go on. It hasn't gotten better, and it's not going to get better. I've gone to many therapeutic things, some making me feel better...
    NastasyaFilippovna NastasyaFilippovna 22-25, F 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    First boyfriend- I felt like he'd never leave and no matter how sad I was, i'd be happy when he was around. I felt safe from everything bad. Second boyfriend- was a piece of...
    KayandtheCelloCats KayandtheCelloCats 18-21, F 19 hrs ago

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    Ok first off let me say that I am posting this for venting purposes and am not looking for pity or compliments.... I truly just don't get it and would like subjective(what you...
    Lld84 Lld84 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 15

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    So, of course I'm sharing my personal stuff, and I am no fool - I know the deal, but I have an emotional side, and I'm feeling depressed, but I try to get past every day -one day...
    Mannpiences Mannpiences 31-35, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I just can't seem to get tired enough to go to bed tonight. I'm not gonna get enough sleep to go for a morning run before school tomorrow >.> ugh. Don't want to get into bad habits...
    brookledsome brookledsome 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    I'm so scared my husband will leave me to have children. He wants children, loves them, idolises them. I think kids are cute but I'm much rather enjoying seeing, learning and...
    CorruptedAngel CorruptedAngel 22-25, F Oct 4

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    In my opinion, I don't think I could ever fall in love with anybody. For starters, I'm emotionally numb which means I don't feel things emotionally and that's a huge problem & I...
    superlovexcx superlovexcx 18-21, F 7 hrs ago

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    I suffer from mental problems and am not accepted in society. I've never worked and never want to. I don't want to go into a situation of bullying and stress. I had enough of that...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 70+, F Oct 11

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    Am I kind? Am I heartless? Am I purely seductive? Am I sensitive? Can I love? Am I crazy? Sadly I don't know. I have so many roles that I have used to protect myself. I think the...
    butterflyhearts17 butterflyhearts17 22-25, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    If somebody ever asked me about my life, I will always refer to you. It will always start with the day I first saw your face, and how everything seemed to change. I will continue...
    Darkthoughtsallover Darkthoughtsallover 16-17, F 8 hrs ago

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    Well, I've had memory trouble for years. My long-term memory is shocking. I don't remember my Dad giving up his touristy time when he came to visit me, so he could spend all the...
    cloudsoflife cloudsoflife 26-30, M 3 hrs ago

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    Well, I'm a girl, and my best friend is also a girl, just to clear that up. When we first met, I was kind of closed up. I didn't like to be touchy with people. A bunch of my...
    refusingtogiveup refusingtogiveup 18-21, F Oct 12

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    First- a little bit about me: I am in high school and I strive to do well with everything I do, including my work, my appearance, my character, etc. I am in all honors classes and...
    reneef84 reneef84 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Most of the time, it's fine that I don't have friends. But not too long ago, I went through a period where I wished I had some. My last girlfriend had been my best friend, and I...
    chickiebos chickiebos 31-35, F 4 hrs ago

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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 6 Responses Sep 27

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    So... I'm gay and best friends with this straight guy and i went over to his house and he's so provocative the first time i went to his house and the second time that i went he put...
    benjibatch benjibatch 13-15, M 16 hrs ago

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    I woke up feeling like someone was laying on my neck and Kinda nibbling at it and I figured it was the cat it's done that before... When I went to go move I couldn't! It felt like...
    Kbryant13 Kbryant13 26-30 6 days ago

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    I don't feel good enough for anything especially when it comes to relationships. My boyfriend is very successful and has a wonderful personality. I always seem to let him down...
    lesha17x lesha17x 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 8

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    I'm about to turn 29, I've been with my wife since I was 18. We are about to have a baby, and almost everyone around me thinks I have a great life. In truth I am absolutely dying...
    Drallab Drallab 26-30, M 3 Responses Oct 14

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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 Sep 26

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    I don't want to be sleeping alone anymore, I want someone to hold onto, I want that emotional security.
    Resoner Resoner 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 6

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    So I suppose I would just like to see if there others out there who feel similarly or can understand because there are very few around me who do and it makes me doubtful of my...
    boley1501 boley1501 22-25, F 22 Responses Oct 9

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    It's been nearly two years since it happened. As much as I want this to be over and done with, I don't want to face it either. I think my sleep issues in recent weeks have been...
    NeelraDorianGray NeelraDorianGray 31-35, F 6 Responses Oct 13

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    I don't know why I can't sleep. Any tips for getting sleep early. Other than drugs or alcohol please.
    blinkingstarblinking blinkingstarblinking 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Well I can't sleep at night so I thought of sharing my thoughts here. Coming to the point I was thinking there is much fight going on between people. All the time people are just...
    angelslover angelslover 22-25, M 2 days ago

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