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I Don't Sleep Enough

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 337 People

    Not Nearly Enough

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I don't have anything against drugs or alcohol. Sometimes they enhance the experience, at least in my experience. But its not a necessity and I'm sure as hell not going to drink...
    ZaquoyaTinsley ZaquoyaTinsley 13-15, F 3 hrs 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 Oct 22

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    How do you know when something is a lost cause. How do you know when enough is enough and you should just walk away and not try anymore. I've been with someone for about 5 months...
    brokenpetal brokenpetal 26-30, F Oct 30

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    ForgetThisAlready ForgetThisAlready 18-21, F Nov 4

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    michalmos michalmos 31-35, M 6 Responses Nov 8

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    I have a technical interview tomorrow for this part time software dev job at my college, and I haven't had any time to prepare. On top of that, I have to wake up in 5 hours to work...
    Indistinct Indistinct 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 4

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    I had nightmares for a week about his ex-wife. As he sleep in bed next to me, I would toss and turn from dreams of them re-uniting. It didn't make it OK for me to look, but I did...
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    I'm not rotten enough to pretend to someone that I love him, Nor am I brave enough to pretend that I don't.
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    I'm just thinking out loud I've had a lot of partners and I miss some of them. I miss the one's I didn't sleep with even more. I've regretted most of them, and fell in love...