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I Get Less Than 8 Hours of Sleep

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    I can never seem to get my *** in bed

    before midnight....even knowing I have to be up by 4:30 to get myself and the kids ready and make it to work on time.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Nov 20, 2015

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    I get around 5-6 hours of sleep

    but the thing is, I feel refreshed and energised after those few hours of sleep. Strangely enough if I get about 8 hours of sleep my back hurts and I know I have overslept. I'm absolutely happy sleeping the few hours I do.
    Someonequiet17 Someonequiet17 18-21, F Aug 22, 2015

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    Amytina Amytina 31-35, F 5 Responses Dec 5, 2015

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    I usually don't get to sleep much,

    but when I have the chance to do it I just can't fall sleep. I'm probably going to die from this :|
    Danimp5 Danimp5 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    Seems like I can't sleep through the whole

    night. I either awaken because I've grown tired of my bed (or maybe who I am sleeping next to 😖) or because pandora has stopped playing on my headphones or because something inside me tells me "check your messages" <- that one is usually on the money... I love waking up to...
    Triztemuneca87 Triztemuneca87 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 25, 2015

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    I don't sleep much I tend to get around 4 hours

    a night. I go out clubbing a bit too much! Haha
    tylerjensson tylerjensson 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 5

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    KaskadingKoquette KaskadingKoquette 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 7, 2014

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    I haven't been able to sleep well

    since I came out. I don't know why. It's like there has been something eating at me. I'm always just lying in bed but rarely fall asleep.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 4, 2015

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    Its hard for me to go to bed

    before midnight. I have to wake up at 6 for school ????
    annabearrr annabearrr 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    Damn it... an hour of sleep?

    ?? Really??? Those dreams have GOT TO stop!!!
    LoneSouls LoneSouls 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 1

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    wingsofgolden wingsofgolden 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 12, 2015

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    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 4, 2015

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    I usually get around 5-6 hours sleep every

    night. I need to get up at 3:30 am when I work. I work from 4:30 am to 12:30 pm. So I try to get as much out of a day and only get a short amount of sleep.
    Gambler715 Gambler715 51-55, M Dec 12, 2015

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    I usually go to bed at ten at night

    and I awaken at five in the morning. It's a running pattern and has been for four or five years now. I function ok, I can go to work and contribute. I go to the gym after work most evenings, or to the pool to swim. I insist on exercise. I have a very kosher diet, and I eat...
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F 7 Responses Jul 1, 2015

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    I get 0-4 hours of sleep per night.

    I didn't sleep a minute last 80h. And the day before my little marathon I slept for 57 minutes.
    aingealpo aingealpo 13-15, T 2 Responses Dec 6, 2015

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    no lie, it's hard for me to sleep.

    If, and when I am finally able to sleep, I can't stay asleep no more than 2 hrs... so I'd sleep 2-4 hrs a night.
    honeyandmocha honeyandmocha 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 3

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    I go to sleep at midnight,

    and wake up at 6:45 every day, I can't ever get up later than that but I refuse to go to bed earlier too
    TheFanboy TheFanboy 13-15, M Feb 3

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    I go to sleep late(usually 2am at the latest on

    average) and only on days I have to wake up early do I get less than 8 hours of sleep lol
    90skid1990 90skid1990 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 11, 2015

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    Being a teen mom I have the struggle balancing

    school and children. I normally don't get much of a start on homework till almost 11, and then I do homework until I'm done and I have to be up at 4:30 to get ready for school. I've gotten pretty good at running on 0-2 hours of sleep. If I get more than 2 hours of sleep one of...
    teenmommyof2 teenmommyof2 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 2

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    hear I am again at midnight

    and just considering getting ready for bed, good job I get to sleep in tomorrow till 6:30am...
    gayanallover gayanallover 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 3

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    aaron62 aaron62 46-50, M a week ago

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    udontneedtokno udontneedtokno 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 7

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    Every night for the past 3 weeks I've woken up

    on my own at 4am. When I wake up there usually doesn't seem to be any noise... I just keep naturally waking up then and it's really annoying.
    RyanHill109 RyanHill109 13-15, M a week ago

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    when your on like an hour

    or two of sleep and someone decides to **** with you and your just like if I was completely aware right now I'd drop kick yo ***
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 10, 2015

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    I skipped my first subject today

    because I woke up late.
    MarvelousMe MarvelousMe 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    I normally at most get 3 hours of sleep most

    the time... sometimes I get 4 hours but mainly its between 1min - 3 hours of sleep. I like it though... I get to wake up to quietness and be able to think and draw.
    Alexconers Alexconers 18-21 2 days ago

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    I hate when someone is talking to me

    and won't let me go to sleep! 😖 I will be mean and grumpy the next day, so thats on them.
    StarTortoise StarTortoise 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 5

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    trulyotaku trulyotaku 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 4, 2015

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    I totally get you. I have narcolepsy

    so sleep at night is almost impossible. Having apnea does not help at all either. Because I don't fall asleep in my bed. I don't know when I'm going to have an episode so I will sleep wherever it comes over me.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 7, 2015

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    Triztemuneca87 Triztemuneca87 26-30, F 7 Responses Oct 26, 2015

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    I always say in the morning

    or early afternoon that tonight is gonna be different and I'm gonna go to bed at a normal time and get a full night sleep...and then next thing I know it's 12:30 am and I'm still watching Netflix or something. And then the cycle starts all over!
    Nicholas02 Nicholas02 26-30, M 3 Responses Jan 7

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    I usually get about 5 good hours of sleep

    but then i take micro naps too.. so that helps my brain function properly along the day. :)
    SugarPlumDreams SugarPlumDreams 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I get a solid three hours per night.

    .. Anything more is luxury.. Anything less is torture. 😉
    Anemoneblande Anemoneblande 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 5, 2015

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    Lol I lied when I joined this group.

    I sleep early, at 8 pm on some days but most days at 9 pm. I spare an hour almost daily for a nap during the day and I wake up at 8 am. that gives me over 12 hours of beauty sleep.
    prettykatey prettykatey 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 2

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    On any given night, I'm in bed

    for about 8 hours but I generally get only 5-6 scattered hours of sleep and rarely sleep for a period of more than 3-4 hours at once. I generally dont have an issue initially falling asleep, surprisingly. I just wake up in the middle of the night and can't turn my brain off...
    OrganicMachina OrganicMachina 31-35, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    usually 5 or 6 hours

    and I am always so tired... I need to sleep more.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Sep 27, 2015

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    I just don't sleep. Sleep is something

    nonexistent in my world. I get tired and feel exhausted but I can't ever sleep. I've tried everything to help me sleep but nothing works.
    GreenEyess GreenEyess 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 4, 2015

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    managed 2 hours and now ive been up

    for 2. By the time i need to get up again i fall asleep. hate this :/
    Sbabyface Sbabyface 22-25, F Feb 2

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    Yeah, I don't sleep more

    than 5 hours & I don't want to because I feel like I'm 'wasting' my life . My 'record' was when I slept only 40mins and I wasn't tired at all :).
    Excusemyshittyusername Excusemyshittyusername 13-15, F 6 Responses Sep 14, 2014

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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 15, 2015

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    Busy saving the world.

    #militarylife
    Jaycee04 Jaycee04 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 28, 2015

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    I usually cant sleep till

    after 11 bit once it hits 11 my depression kicks in and i have anxiety till 3 or 4 it usually depends on how much i cut. then i get up between 8-10 so i dont sleep much at all.
    100BlackRoses 100BlackRoses 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 10, 2015

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    driftingalone driftingalone 16-17, F Feb 2

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    looks like caffeine is the cause.

    i had a week detox from it and got ill. had 2 lattes today and felt better but its 3am. i gotta get up for work in a few hours and im wide awake:/
    Sbabyface Sbabyface 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 12

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    No sleep for me tonight.

    Too much on my mind.
    Shadowslivin Shadowslivin 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 3

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