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I Get Less Than 8 Hours of Sleep

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    yup I have trouble falling asleep.

    It takes more than half an hour to fall asleep and when I fall asleep I normally wake up hours after and find it difficult to fall asleep. Sometimes I'm up until it's morning. This **** is ****** up so ******* ****** up that it's a pain in the *** talking about it. Damn why...
    insanecrazyweird insanecrazyweird 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 19

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    Ha!!! If only. Lucky to get 5

    or 6 with a child around, and that's with one eye open too!
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 13

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    I try not to worry too much about it.

    I do try to make up for it during the weekends. In the end, each of us will have the chance to be asleep FOREVER.
    iCuriousBabe iCuriousBabe 41-45, F 5 Responses Jul 1

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

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    lifealwayschanges lifealwayschanges 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 13

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    Stupid meds. Evil pill makers.

    Loco doctors. Disgusting jerks.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 2 Responses Apr 11

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    I get four or five hours a night on average.

    I literally can't sleep for more than that but I always feel tired throughout the day.
    EarthWalkerMan EarthWalkerMan 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 4

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    I've been awake for 52 hrs

    now ... Good night
    austin1218 austin1218 13-15, M 1 Response Sep 22, 2014

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    Lolllipoop Lolllipoop 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 13

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    Start work at 9 am take a 2 hour break finish

    at the earliest 10pm but it's usually more like 11pm, go to a bar till about 1am and have a drink to unwind from my day at work, go home can't sleep because I'm too awake still end up falling asleep around 3am and I'm back up at 8am to shower eat and leave for work
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 18

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    I thought maybe if i got into bed much earlier

    than normal that I would be able to fall asleep with the snap of my fingers, but no. Now I am just lying here with thoughts swirling through my mind, nothing too deep or depressing. But just recaps of my day, examining the things I have done, what other people have done, the...
    issieharrison issieharrison 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 12, 2014

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    Somehow I make it work.

    Go to bed around 1:00 maybe later, get up at 6:00 (earlier on work days) and go the whole day WITHOUT coffee *gasp* and then stay over again the next day. Maybe 4-5 hours of sleep on average. People say I'm crazy. I think I'm... Unique... Sure. Or yeah... Maybe a little bit...
    scrtasnman13 scrtasnman13 22-25, M Sep 18, 2014

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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 3 Responses Jun 10

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    What?

    People actually get 8 hours of sleep? Well good *******, that's not fair. 
    kleisse kleisse 22-25, F 8 Responses Dec 5, 2008

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    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 4

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    Professional Help Is Needed

    A person I knew told me "If I don't get eight hours of sleep I can't function." I told her "If I get more than four hours of sleep I can't function either." I gave up trying to make myself go to sleep. Why look for sleep when you could just wait for sleep to...
    FallenSoul FallenSoul 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 6, 2008

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    Torilovescats Torilovescats 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 16

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    6 if I'm lucky, 3-5 most nights.

    I'm the sort of person who can never get to sleep till I'm actually tired so I may go to bed at 10 pm and lay there till 3 am and still have to get up at 7:30 am for school/work, ahh well after being like this my whole life I've kinda settled into the routine
    Wannalovelife Wannalovelife 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 13, 2014

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    imveryboring imveryboring 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 14, 2014

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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 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    I generally sleep 3-4 hours a night,

    I function exceptionally, is it detrimental or just simply optimal? Recovery process is sufficient and resourceful. Feedback?
    amyleedesign amyleedesign 26-30, F Sep 19, 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

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    8 Hours

    I hate it when I cannot have my 8 hours of sleep.  Sleep is important and wish I can sleep 8 hours or more.  I'm jealous if you do, lol.  ;P
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F May 9, 2012

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    I NEVER get more than 5 hours of sleep being a

    middle school student. School is ridiculously laborious.
    whyusteens whyusteens 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 2, 2013

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    I don't think that I have managed to get more

    than 5 hours of sleep per night for the past 5 or 6 years. No matter how hard I try, I seem to stay up too late or wake up way too early. I can't even remember what it feels like to get 8 hours of sleep!
    Aylehn022 Aylehn022 22-25, F Jun 4

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    well I think I got 3

    or 4 hours of good sleep.
    hotlicker68 hotlicker68 56-60, M May 28

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    I Think It Can Not Continue...

    but it does. It's insane, even when I manage to get to bed at 10.30pm I am still awake at 1am. Even though I wake at 5.50am when the alarm goes off, am brain dead in the day for a while, and as soon as I have eaten tea I am wide awake again. Even if I do my weights and kill my...
    Endthegame Endthegame 41-45, M 1 Response May 26, 2011

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    Still trying to figure out

    if this is per night or per week. Sometimes both qualify. Thank heavens for good coffee as my morning drug of choice. :)
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 4

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    More like 3 a night. Then a random 2

    or so during the day. I don't know why, I hate it. I'm so tired..
    reeessa reeessa 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 2, 2014

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    I would love to get 10 hours of uninterrupted

    sleep...It has been something Ive missed since I was a child lol
    Pixel83 Pixel83 31-35, F Jun 4

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    I'm Never Tired

    Ok school nights I go to sleep at 1am and then wake up at 6 or 6:30 am. Summer nights I go to sleep either at 3am or 4am then wake up at 10am or 11am. Either that or I just stay up all night and don't bother to sleep at all. Sometimes, when I train I'm usually a lot more tired...
    stripesANDsunshine stripesANDsunshine 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 16, 2008

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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 9 Responses Jul 1

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    Insomnia

    I've had insomnia since I was a kid and by now I've learned to live with it. I usually get between 5-6 hours of sleep at the most. That seems to be all I need. I never wake up tired anymore so it works for me.
    bvb1123 bvb1123 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 23, 2011

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    lately I haven't been able to sleep without

    having a reoccurring nightmare. each night someone I care about says there sorry and runs away.....its really starting to get to me. can anybody explain this to me?
    NerdyDevinxX NerdyDevinxX 16-17, M Jun 4

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    Gian422 Gian422 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 15, 2014

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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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    I usually sleep in my briefs but sometimes without realizing it, i slip them off. I love feeling my hard **** in the soft blankets!
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