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I Get Less Than 8 Hours of Sleep

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

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Lolllipoop Lolllipoop 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 13

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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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    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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    Stupid meds. Evil pill makers.

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

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    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 4

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

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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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    Especially This Week . . .

    Late nights, with all 8 o'clock games for the World Series. Go Red Sox! :-)
    TimeTrvler TimeTrvler 51-55, M Oct 30, 2013

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    I cant seem be able sleep on average 6hours

    sleep at night. my minds always thinking and keeps me up. I would love to sleep a full 8 or more hours.
    technomusic technomusic 18-21 3 Responses Jun 5

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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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    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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    well I think I got 3

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

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    lifealwayschanges lifealwayschanges 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 13

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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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    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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    Torilovescats Torilovescats 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 16

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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 1 day ago

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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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    Someday, Maybe

    Between my children and my weird working hours, I rarely get more than 6 hours a night. I wake up at midnight 6 days a week and go to work. I actually really like my work schedule. I know it wouldn't work for everyone, but I have come to enjoy it. My boys have a...
    autimom autimom 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 15, 2008

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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 1 day ago

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    Ellytheoutcast Ellytheoutcast 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 14, 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 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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