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I Get Emotional When I Don't Sleep

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    TOO Much Talk

    I get emotional when I don't sleep. Or if I sleep poorly. When I'm overly tired, everyone knows it. When everyone is trying to be still and just "zone out" Wysteria decides to talk. I don't just mean talk. I mean gabble gabble gabble non stop waah waaah cry help me I'm...
    Wysteria1 Wysteria1 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 6, 2009

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    Always

    I have no idea why, but my worries always seem ten times as big when I don't sleep, and the people I love seem ten times as far away from me. Considering this, and the fact that I am a natural worrier and a pessimist, it would be wise if I made it a habit to always sleep...
    JojaRodenaLente JojaRodenaLente 18-21, F Jul 11, 2009

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    Need My Sleep!!

    If I don't get enough "good" sleep, I am a cranky, sensitive mess.   Cry, overreact, get mad--all stuff indicative of PMS.  It ain't pretty!   That's why those occasions that I get insomnia are practically deadly to me.
    trixiegirl trixiegirl 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 10, 2009

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    Yeah

    I get horribly depressed when I dont sleep... more or less of how I'm feeling right now actually. But I cant sleep because I'm depressed so... either way I suppose it leads to me being unhappy and awake. At least when you're unhappy and asleep you can wake up, nightmares end...
    whatever223 whatever223 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 9, 2009

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