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    Sleep is obsolete in such a fast world!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

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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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    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 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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    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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    So I'm here again 4:05 am and I can't sleep anymore!!!!! I just slept 5 hours!!!i wonder if that enough hours!!!!!! Can't believe it : ( :(
    Marybella82 Marybella82 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 30

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    I'm thinking that Iam not sleeping enough hours???Already awake and a little bet dizzy !!!....
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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...
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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 6 hrs ago

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    Way too much stuff floating around in my head at the moment. All of it a worry but nothing I can do about any of it!!
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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.
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    Not really anymore I used to have lots but things changed. Iv been in a relationship for nearly 2 years and feel so comfortable with him that I don't really make an effort with...
    willowknight willowknight 22-25, F 7 hrs ago

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    i create enough drama internally in my life i don't need extra from the outside. people want to gossip about rumors at work around me and i try my best to avoid it. i now try...
    trailsonrails trailsonrails 51-55, M 4 hrs ago

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    Changed meds again and now I'm waking after 6 hrs of sleep. I don't mind it, the house is quiet and I can do as I please...just as long as it's not in bed. What I really want to do...
    noodleloaf noodleloaf 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 26

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    Not that it's new. I gave myself insomnia while a freshman in college, a short yet oh so long year ago. This summer of 2014 went by too fast. I floated along on Cloud 9 thinking...
    SarabearPark SarabearPark 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    This was one of those nights. I have not have my usual 6 or 7 hours of sleep in over a week. My thoughts kept me awake. The rest of the week, 2 sick kids made me get up more than 3...
    Blanche08 Blanche08 31-35, F 11 Responses Aug 29

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    I wake up every morning knowing that I'm supposed to be somewhere else. I just don't know where. I don't like this time period that we're in. I think that I'm supposed to be in a...
    mld196747 mld196747 46-50, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Love is for suckers. You fall for someone and they treat you like **** anyway. You don't know it because they always the say right things you want to hear. You don't know what they...
    Justadarkhole Justadarkhole 18-21, M 10 hrs ago

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    I don't shave my down area. Why because nobody special to me. My boyfriends at the time don't like it but whatever you don't like it You must not be my soulmate
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 10 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I don't get it why does the society have so much impact on our lives. We live in a free world we can do what we want as long as we don't hurt others or ourselves. But why do we...
    sheisthesongthatnooneshallsing sheisthesongthatnooneshallsing 18-21 1 hr ago

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    I am not against weddings, I just don't really like attending them. It's too much ritual and people spend way too much money on them. Just my opinion, I know that doesn't mean much...
    DisappearingStar DisappearingStar 70+ 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I am married but I married a guy 10 years older than me. He has lost the will to have sex. He has no turn on anymore. It really did matter because I had children and then went to...
    smrtmom smrtmom 46-50, F 3 Responses 9 hrs 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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    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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    Spectacular view. I don´t believe picuters can perform the put justice. All the things labored excellente from really beginning. From the smile you have at the reception, to...
    Wendolynce106 Wendolynce106 31-35, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I can do what i can by myself so i don't need anyone
    TheDesecrated TheDesecrated 13-15, M 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I have had compliments about different things over the years but with years of low self esteem and body image issues, I sti don't really see it.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 6 hrs ago

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    I don't Life to short to be upset
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    Don't be alone, be with someone else.
    kiddishguy kiddishguy 26-30, M 2 hrs ago

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    My social life is a complete waste of time. The advice from most people is generally not helping as I have changed a great deal about myself and still I don't have any close...
    halffullglass halffullglass 26-30, F 2 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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    Well looks like it gunna be another long long lonely night. No sleep for Lee! Can't stop thinking. At this rate Im gunna lose the plot very shortly... Had 15ml zopiclone an still...
    cleef84 cleef84 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 29

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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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    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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    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 2 Responses Sep 11

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