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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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    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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    Not Nearly Enough

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

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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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    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, 2014

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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    Sleep is obsolete in such a fast world!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, 2014

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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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    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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    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...
    golddust2009 golddust2009 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 20, 2009

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    Me every night: "I can have exactly 6 hours, 21 minutes and 48 seconds of sleep if I fall asleep right now...."
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    I'm usually in bed at 11:30 and sleeping by midnight. However over the holidays it's changed. It's more like 12:30 and close to 1:00 am before I'm sleeping. I hate waking up. I'm...
    Balloonboy33 Balloonboy33 26-30, M Jan 15

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    Even when I get more than a few hours I wake up like someone kicked me in the head. My dreams are messed up, I wake up at random hours, then once I wake up my mind goes into...
    DarknessWolf DarknessWolf 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 5

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    This is me all the time lol my sleeping schedule Is as spontaneous as I am
    ElissaAcosta ElissaAcosta 18-21, F Jan 15

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    my husband is snoring too much and I wake up each 10 mins :/
    dc0d3 dc0d3 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    Decided to stay up all night....... to study WORST DECISION I'VE EVER MADE!!! *slaps myself*
    Dani3lJD Dani3lJD 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 19

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    I'll give girls money message me
    jonnypaypig jonnypaypig 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    I either think way to much, or i sleep for a few hours and have a nightmare and just don't sleep for a day, or two... Right now I'll blame it on the fact that it's 4:33 am on New...
    irishlassy98 irishlassy98 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    I feel like a coward. I dropped out of college because even with a scholarship, grants and student loans I can't pay for it. However that's okay, I don't want to spend the rest of...
    CynicalIntrovert CynicalIntrovert 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    There's only a select few I want in my life on here. Nothing personal. Dare anyone send me a filthy pic, will be flagged and reported immediately. And any picless trolls with a...
    AnnOfGreenGatorGirlsGalore AnnOfGreenGatorGirlsGalore 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I just don't want to face the next day so soon
    Brimmless Brimmless 16-17, F 3 hrs ago

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    Timeline part 2. All of my metaphysical training and all my observations of the human experience, around the world and in my own life, tell me that there are no coincidences. There...
    bcvegas4u2 bcvegas4u2 66-70, M Jan 21

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    as I write this, I'm also letting it go. my heart is with a woman from my past who is now in my present. the future is a different story now. let's call her Dawn. Dawn was an ex...
    jarae jarae 26-30 2 hrs ago

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    i don't believe in judging other people for this very reason. you can never really know a person. and it can be hard to understand why people do some of the things they do. i'm not...
    varjakpaw varjakpaw 18-21, F 31 mins ago

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    So after years of marriage, kids, friends, cars, boats, houses you decide you want out. Ok good to be an adult and say so. But you should not EVER forget that you still have...
    avgjoe71 avgjoe71 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 1

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    There are many people in my life I should love and cherish and care about. My family, friends, etc. But I don't really feel like I actually love anyone. A few of my closest friends...
    charkzilla20 charkzilla20 16-17, M 2 hrs ago

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    I can't sleep because I'm excited for tomorrow. I'll be at home alone with my sister. I won't have my guardian breathing down my neck. I really hate her. I don't think i'll sleep...
    ImYourLady ImYourLady 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    There's this girl who I'm sure will grow up to be a perfect little B*tch. She strives too hard to be at the top of everything, even to the point of being annoying. She never...
    Elizabeth161223 Elizabeth161223 26-30, F Jan 20

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    I haven't slept in 3 days...my minds just racing at night and I don't even know what about...and the boredom when you can't sleep is infuriating....should I go to the doctors...
    Itscaitlin Itscaitlin 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    I'm not going to sleep, I don't feel safe, I'm terrified that something bad will happen as I sleep or gettin another terrible nightmare. Just please someone hold me until I sleep
    BooBear99 BooBear99 16-17, F Jan 8

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    Excuse me, you don't have to respond and I'm aware my posting this experience could drive you further up the wall, but I'm curious. Why did you block me, then unblock me and delete...
    Unalike Unalike 18-21, M Jan 9

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    So this week is final exams week at school, and all my grades are nearly perfect -- except for calculus. Maths has never been a strong point of mine. I like it well enough, I can...
    thetitania thetitania 16-17, F Jan 21

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    Now I know I don’t have it nearly as bad as others when it comes to suffocating parents. I live 2000 away from them, only call them once a week, and overall had a good...
    queenbeeaj queenbeeaj 22-25, F a week ago

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    It's not that I don't love my wife and son. I can't imagine my life without them. I still feel very confined, however, by the social and legal pressures that come with having a...
    onlymortal onlymortal 26-30, M 13 hrs ago

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    my husband got one of those fitness/sleep trackers for me and it's really evident that I don't do much sleeping anymore. ..4 hours a night
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F Jan 15

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    And it couldn't come at a worst time. It happens to be my friend's wedding day and I cannot sleep. If I sleep in and don't show up to her wedding, she's not going to be happy...
    NeoxExor NeoxExor 22-25, M Jan 16

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    I meant it.. I gave every cell in my body to you. Every second of my day. Every breath I took into my body was to keep me alive to love you longer. Everything I saw with my...
    Missjayne1 Missjayne1 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    What you do, always comes with a consequence. Good or bad. ------------------------------- So here's a 100% true story, that is currently going on in my life. I won't say names...
    HannahMarieX HannahMarieX 18-21 Jan 13

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    It's almost 3am and I'm still awake. I should be sleeping at least I don't have to wake up early tomorrow.
    Idreamtowaketofindthefate Idreamtowaketofindthefate 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 21

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    My mom was telling me about the story of when she found out she was pregnant with me, she was my age I am now and a newlywed. The story should have made me happy but it actually...
    awaywego4 awaywego4 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I can't sleep without music playing in the background; the volume is always on the same number. But tonight it's just too loud. It's overbearing and making it worse. But why is it...
    thisgirl92 thisgirl92 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Every night before sleep i think about my life, my mistakes, my friends, my day etc... I employ about 50 minutes before falling asleep. I don't know how to do.
    Ariannaa Ariannaa 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Am I the only one that doesn't want to feel happy? Most of the time i'm just 'not the in the mood' to act happy, especially around my family. And I know that sounds stupid but i'm...
    ImYourLady ImYourLady 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 1

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    I've been with a partner for nearly the years. We live together with his mum. We live in a very small flat and have done for 18 months. Prior to that, we lived in a family home...
    rebeccadb1 rebeccadb1 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 2

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