I Get Less Than 8 Hours of Sleep

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    I get about 3-4 hours a night

    and I regret it every day. Too many thoughts running through my head and I can't sleep. Been like this for a couple years now.
    Noah8264 Noah8264
    16-17, M
    1 Response Apr 11
    TooTricky2Trick TooTricky2Trick
    41-45, M
    4 Responses Mar 27

    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
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jan 12

    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

    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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    3 Responses Dec 4, 2015
    SuperDuperCoolGirl SuperDuperCoolGirl
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 11

    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.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 3

    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 Feb 10

    I usually sleep only 4 Hours

    since most of the stuff I do at night are related to America's time zones and not Italian ones... (If it doesn't make much sense I'm Italian).
    Meduchan Meduchan
    16-17, M
    Apr 11

    Busy saving the world.

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

    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
    Feb 9
    TristeMuneca87 TristeMuneca87
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Oct 26, 2015

    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

    it depends...some nights don't

    even sleep..maybe 7 at max...it's bad tbh
    coffeestorm1998 coffeestorm1998
    18-21, M
    Apr 12

    I have Insomnia , A lot of nights' I don't sleep

    and when I do It's only about two hour's.
    deleted deleted
    Feb 20

    For the first time in weeks.

    .. I slept okay last night. I still got less than 8 hours, but at 6 hours, it's a definite improvement over the 3 - 4 hours I've been getting. So what did I do differently? I think I never gave myself a proper wind down after work. Last night I watched a movie and played with...
    VioletVivid VioletVivid
    1 Response Apr 12

    Damn it... an hour of sleep?

    ?? Really??? Those dreams have GOT TO stop!!!
    LoneSouls LoneSouls
    31-35, F
    1 Response Feb 1
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    2 Responses Dec 12, 2015

    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
    26-30, F
    Feb 2

    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
    1 Response Dec 6, 2015

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    driftingalone driftingalone
    16-17, F
    Feb 2
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    3 Responses Dec 5, 2015
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    4 Responses Mar 7, 2014

    Im lucky to get 3-5 hours of sleep a night.

    Some of it is my daughter keepin me up but the rest of it is my pain keeping me awake. Somtimes its my thoughts.
    footballgal56 footballgal56
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 28, 2015
    JakH20 JakH20
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Oct 27, 2015
    deleted deleted
    Feb 4

    Ever since I was a little kid I've gotten what

    they call hypnopompic nightmares. Basically it makes it very hard to wake up from them and even once you've woken up you sometimes still see the layout of your dream. So I'll wake up in the middle of the night from them and not be able to sleep for the next few hours because I...
    lm2c706 lm2c706
    13-15, F
    1 Response Mar 9

    This guy sets his alarm

    for 4:00 AM every night, which is a big waste considering I barely ever get up to it It's actually pretty peaceful waking up that early and having some time before I even have to worry about life :P
    SirLarryOfLawrenceville SirLarryOfLawrenceville
    16-17, M
    1 Response Feb 3

    Lucky if I can get 5,

    and would be bliss if they were straight 5 hours without intermittent waking.
    CynicalLife CynicalLife
    46-50, F
    Oct 26, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Feb 2

    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

    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...
    TristeMuneca87 TristeMuneca87
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 25, 2015

    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

    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
    IJustMakeSongs IJustMakeSongs
    13-15, M
    Feb 3
    udontneedtokno udontneedtokno
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Jan 7
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jun 4, 2015

    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
    16-17, M
    Feb 5

    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
    4 Responses Nov 20, 2015

    My life is so exciting

    that I have a hard time falling asleep.. Then when I wake up in the middle of the night or too early in the morning I get up and want to start my day early :)
    41-45, M
    1 Response Feb 12

    No sleep for me tonight.

    Too much on my mind.
    Shadowslivin Shadowslivin
    16-17, F
    1 Response Feb 3
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    1 Response Nov 15, 2015

    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

    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

    I'm always tired until I hit the bed,

    then BAM! wide awake....ugh
    kk1874 kk1874
    31-35, F
    Apr 12

    Its hard for me to go to bed

    before midnight. I have to wake up at 6 for school ????
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 3

    usually 5 or 6 hours

    and I am always so tired... I need to sleep more.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Sep 27, 2015


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    cortneycrimson cortneycrimson
    18-21, F
    Feb 3

    i compensate for my lack of weekday sleep by

    sleeping a lot on weekends. sometimes i get distracted, the other day i had woke up with a bloody nose three times it takea me an hour minimum to fall asleep but less than five minutes to go back to sleep. not to mention my schedule shifts alot being in college and all
    Pangy54321 Pangy54321
    22-25, M
    Mar 6

    This is because I don't sleep during day time,

    as I'm busy with some or the things of my routine. During night I'm always available online and keep browsing the internet Addicted to the internet and my phone
    likePheonix likePheonix
    26-30, M
    Apr 11
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 10

    Sometimes I get a little nervous to sleep at

    night, so some people who feel the same you're not alone. Maybe it's just because u have a lot of nightmares (which by the way, I do) because most of them has to do with vampires and sucking people's blood.
    Jmc82005 Jmc82005
    1 Response Feb 15
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