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I Don't Sleep Enough

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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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    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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    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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    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    Sleep is obsolete in such a fast world!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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    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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    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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    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 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 a week ago

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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 4 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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    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 41 mins 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 2 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 5 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 3 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 1 day ago

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    Today I went to college to see a good friend of mine since it's his birthday and I wanted to tell him in person rather than on the internet since it means more in person. Looking...
    jamie1292 jamie1292 22-25, M Sep 30

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    I grew up in a big city, I lived with my family in the suburban side of the city just like the rest of the people I knew. I went to an affordable public school, where there were...
    writingforlife6 writingforlife6 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 6

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    Sometimes, I really don't understand my bf. Let me give a recount of what happened last night. It made me really angry. And I mean REALLY angry. Honestly I can say that he acted...
    pensivepaws pensivepaws 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 28

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    The main thing on my mind every night is that I don't want to go to sleep because I have school the next day. I dread skwl so I stay up as late as possible
    xxalicerosexx xxalicerosexx 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 7

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    ****BARE-LY THERE**** 1. With dresses. Decent, knee-length to ankle length ones. Not with mini dresses. Don't want any accidental flashing or advertising to the world that i'm...
    CandyxCane CandyxCane 36-40, F 16 Responses Oct 9

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    The future seems over whelming. The glimmers of gold Un reachable or un believable. The snakes are everywhere. Any they know this land better than me. Their holes and traps rise...
    Sunrise13 Sunrise13 31-35, F Oct 15

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    Having someone to talk to when I can't sleep is the best feeling ever. I love it because the person you are talking to is clearly getting tired as the night progresses and yet they...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M a week ago

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    I read a text a few days ago that was about me. It was my Aunt and her text was for my mother. I don't think she is aware that I can read the text from my cellphone. What it was...
    Xemplefied Xemplefied 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 4

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    I don't know why I don't have close friends. I'm not an extrovert but I've been able to lost most of my shyness in the few past years, and sometimes I think I have plenty of...
    juanc64 juanc64 16-17, M Oct 9

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    Not sure where to start this my second marriage we been together 10 years now it seems to always be a battle She 6 children from prev marriages I have two boys grown and gone from...
    firefighter39m firefighter39m 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 10

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