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I Have a Messed Up Sleep Schedule

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    I'm not sure what it is.

    Maybe it's my meds. Maybe my mind is rotting. I'm not sure. All I know is I can't sleep more than 3 or 4 hours at a time, and I'm always tired. It's my own little hell.
    airisfleeting airisfleeting 22-25, M 3 Responses Nov 1

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    Wish I didn't have to be trying to do math on

    how many hours of sleep I will actually get if I go to bed now wake up at 1:30 fall asleep maybe 2:30 or 3 and be up by 7? Hate it ....
    patri1 patri1 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 24

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    I hate waking up to nothing just makes me Wana

    die looking around for a smiling face to greet you and you only wake up to find a dark empty place inside yourself
    sohigh710 sohigh710 18-21, M Nov 5

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    Every night I go to sleep at 3-4 am,

    and wake up at noon constantly. This is my only time of peace as my day is full of negativity and tense vibes, but it causes everything to go by so fast, hours turn into minutes and days turn into hours. Help me.
    fagit20 fagit20 13-15, M Aug 2

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    Went to bed at 11:00,

    woke up at 2:00 then woke up at 3:00am and haven't been to bed since so I'm doing my homework that's due later today😑
    fallout07 fallout07 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 17

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    I can stay in bed for 24hours.

    Asleep for at least 16 of those. I woke up at 4pm yesterday its now 7:42 am and I proberly get up after 10pm. This is a normal schedule for me.
    nyxmoon nyxmoon 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 18

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    Sleep? Whats That...

    1am.2am.210am.247am.311am.334am.413am.452am.523am. Then I gave up.. Literally staring the clock in the face all night. Every night. Okay brain, you win this one. **** me.
    elliexxlights elliexxlights 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 28, 2013

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    My sleep schedule is a week with around 1-2

    hours of sleep, a day where a get a good amount if sleep and repeat.
    CanYouHearTheSilence CanYouHearTheSilence 13-15, F Aug 30

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    I can't sleep till about 4AM at night

    than wake up around 12-1pm.. I need to get out of this routine quick because school starts soon .. Thank God for Summer 😂
    sarahbanksx sarahbanksx 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    I get up at 7 am...sleep at 5 pm.

    .wake up at 10pm...sleep at 3 am and repeat the process...come to think of it.....maybe it's not a messed up sleeping schedule...looks pretty set to me hehe but oh well :)
    lickalollipop lickalollipop 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 1

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    I work the day shift

    and the night shift as a nurse. When working nights, I barely get by on 4-5 hours of sleep. When night shift is done and it's my day off, I sleep 12-13 hours, maybe more just to catch up...Then when back to days I sleep about 7 hours. It's messed but I guess I developed a system...
    nurseling nurseling 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 20

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    I've work the 11:00pm - 7:00am

    for 12 years, so my sleeping schedule is already much different than most people's. When I come home from work, I have to bring the kids to school. On a really good day I'm asleep by 9:00 am. I have to wake up by 2:00 pm to pick the kids up. Then I sleep again from 8:00 pm to 1...
    JacobsGirl360 JacobsGirl360 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    I sometimes don't get to sleep

    until 2am then have to be up and leave the house by 7am. I have 2 hours after class before I need to drive to work where I some days grab a nap but either way I feel so tired in the afternoons but never the late nights or early mornings I'm sure that getting so little sleep is...
    DizzyGreenEyes DizzyGreenEyes 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 18

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    American Dreams...

     I find it funny how we all view our sleep schedules as being messed up.  We've been conditioned into thinking that because of some societal norm.  A norm that dictates a normal sleeping pattern consists of approximately 8 solid hours of sleep, beginning around 9 o...
    alobar alobar 36-40, M 5 Responses Mar 28, 2008

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    - staying awake for 24 hours is a good way to

    connect with your inner psycho. read that online.
    beca0a1 beca0a1 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 18

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    Im 22 years. And im south korean.

    I did finish ROK Army at Oct first. In the army, i always woke up at 6am And i always did do work at daybreak time. So i think i will wake up early in the morning after ROK Army. But i never wake up early in the morning after finished the Army. Yesterday, i missed my part time...
    Youthneverdie Youthneverdie 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 26

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    So it's 2am and I'm wide awake.

    Body, why must you torture me so?
    TaleOfTwoMinds TaleOfTwoMinds 16-17, F 9 Responses Sep 25

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    I'm always up late ( I mean really late like 5

    AM US Eastern Standard Time) I'd like to meet some other people to talk. You can be in a different time zone or a night owl. It doesn't matter to me. I'd just like some late night company.
    lzgroupie96 lzgroupie96 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 24

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    Basically, I just knock out

    whenever my eyes can't stay open anymore. Usually if I'm not doing anything it's between midnight & 1am. Then I sleep for 11-12 hours -____- half my life feels like it's spent sleeping. Why do I sleep for so long!?
    ncon08 ncon08 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    Ughh I can never go to sleep in the night I end

    up sleeping at 4 in the morning .-. I wanna sleeeeep but I'm just a night owl I guess lol
    Duchanne Duchanne 16-17, F 1 Response May 23

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    For example.. The last six nights: Friday into

    Saturday: Asleep by 3am, awake at 9:30am briefly and then fully awake at 11:30am. Decent but not great sleep. Saturday: Couldn't fall asleep. Crashed around 6am or so, awoke around 8am Sunday. Up until noon, crashed and awoke around 5pm. Sunday: No deep sleep, restless and...
    Lexx42 Lexx42 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 20

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    Nooneknowsmythoughts Nooneknowsmythoughts 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 24

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    One night I go to bed at 12am the next I go to

    bed at 5am and then it might be 2am and basically my sleep schedule is really messed up oops
    Jasminxo Jasminxo 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 8

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    I just woke up after sleeping

    for about 12 hours. This can't be normal!
    Nooneknowsmythoughts Nooneknowsmythoughts 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 24

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    It's been months since i've had a fixed

    sleeping schedule. It really sucks and causes mood instability. If you're starting to do the same, please stop. Your life will get 1000% worse.
    coloroutofspace coloroutofspace 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 6

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    I'm up once again, I wonder what time tonight I

    will be falling sleep. School in the morning... Just a bad day for me
    ayoolexie20 ayoolexie20 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Seriously...

    Well here is my sleep schedule... Monday (and this is starting when I finish working at the food store). I go straight to another job after picking my kids up (if my husband isn't home)and I get done that job around 1030. Asleep by 11pm.  I crash until 1. Then I...
    FolsomOrchid FolsomOrchid 26-30, F 1 Response May 20, 2008

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    I'm not getting enough sleep

    and that's pretty terrifying because then I het bags under my eyes and i read you gain weight when you don't get enough sleep....
    xnelx xnelx 16-17, F Oct 10

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    I'm at a friends house

    and Iv been sleep deprived since Saturday. I stayed up all night Saturday and Iv been tired and feelings like I'm nothing. This effing sucks.😫
    oxoxJillianxoxo oxoxJillianxoxo 13-15, F Oct 5

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    If I sleep 8hrs I'll stay awake

    and fresh for the next 20hrs. If I do 5hrs, I can keep a 24hrs day schedule but then I'm feeling tired throughout the day. I don't seem to belong to this planet...
    oxioxi oxioxi 31-35, M Nov 19

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    I'm working a 12 hr. shift tonight

    and for the next 2 nights. I'm getting too old for this, I want to sleep like a "normal" person. I feel like I'm missing out on my life!
    UVaNurse UVaNurse 31-35, F Sep 21

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    I keep having the same bad dreams over

    and over. First i am driving my car at speed..but i cant get into the drivers seat.im either in the passenger seat or often leaning iver and driving from the back.. In the next dream i park my car and cannot find it on my return..i get very desperate but all help is useless...
    wagongirl wagongirl 51-55, F 1 Response Oct 30

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    Back on the supplements yesterday.

    .had a better nights sleep..no bad dreams and only woke up once💤
    wagongirl wagongirl 51-55, F 2 Responses Oct 31

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    My nights are my days

    and my days are my nights .. LOL! This is messed up
    ClassicLady ClassicLady 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 11

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    EP has really screwed up my sleeping,

    because several nights in a row I have stayed up until ungodly hours waiting to talk to person, I thought was special. However I am wondering if they are real or if they are fake? Even now at 3:33 I am sitting here in mid yawn. . . wondering if I should stay on a bit longer to...
    RebekahWriter13 RebekahWriter13 31-35, F 4 Responses Oct 24

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    i dont have a good reason to stay up late,

    it just seems to happen. ive been going on about 5 hours of sleep per night which isnt too bad i guess. although i have been asked if im on drugs multiple times because i zone out or look lost apparently.
    ablonddude ablonddude 16-17, M Oct 15

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    Won't be getting much sleep tonight,

    pretty sure I pulled my lower back muscles at work tonight and I can barely move, it's hurts so bad even if I'm just breathing:( never been in this much pain before but took some tylonel to try and help ease the pain a little bit. Anyone have suggestions that can help me get a...
    fallout07 fallout07 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 11

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    Ever since I got civilization 5 from the steam

    sale I can't go to sleep. There's a warning on the games page that says don't play at night. I should have listened cuz now I'm a wreak. I get sleepy at 4 and wake up at 1. Then I do it all over again. The last time I played civi was at 10:30 and I finally fell asleep at 7...
    adav218 adav218 13-15, M 1 Response Jun 26

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    Hypervigilance

    I have now gotten used to the fact that I had just better sleep with my shoes on and keep my keys on hand when I sleep. I cant sleep if there is anyone else in the room, or without my dog. I can only sleep lightly and hear every single noise, even the cat woke me up when it...
    WakgUp WakgUp 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 14, 2011

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    Should be asleep, but I failed

    and I'm still awake
    CupcakeQueen318 CupcakeQueen318 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 20

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    Lately I sleep from about 1:00 AM - 5:00 AM

    and then from 10:00 AM - noon. Possibly with naps throughout the day. It's rough.
    Jeradactyl Jeradactyl 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 18

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    I have insomnia. Awake all night,

    basically. Haven't slept straight in two days. Nobody notices because my face is good at masking it. Although, my body does. I am so tired yet I will not fall asleep until 6am. It's part of my routine. Go to the corner-store at 9pm drinking a jumbo-size of coffee and reading...
    michellemaya michellemaya 18-21, F Dec 30, 2013

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    Here in Boston it 1:18 a.

    m and this is just the beginning of my night. I stay up all night, mostly sitting here on experience, battling my anxiety and depression, writing my feelings out, smoking by myselfI don't fall asleep until 1 in the afternoon sleeping until 7 at night and then it starts all over...
    FarrahRelates FarrahRelates 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 23

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    So for over two years

    now it's like I can't stay asleep at night it never fails i always wake up around 3 am and it takes me til 7am before im tired and then i feel awful bc it's time to start my day. I have a son . I can't feel sluggish all the time and have days where I'm completely ready to...
    Tayylorr Tayylorr 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Having to take melatonin

    and tylonel pm to get a decent amount of sleep otherwise I'm wide awake. I wish I could just fall asleep naturally and not rely on pills. No wonder why I'm always cranky:(
    fallout07 fallout07 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 17

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    I'm always up late at night

    when I don't have to go anywhere the next morning and I wake up late.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M Oct 4

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    Who Knows When I'll Fall Asleep?

    One minute I'm sleeping at 4:00am next minute it's 4:25pm. I sleep whenever. If I try to sleep at 10:00pm, I normally do not wake up until 11:00am. It's crazy. If I go to sleep at 9:30pm I'll wake up at 7:00am but I always feel so sleepy. As if I can't move because I'm that...
    trueheartis2cool trueheartis2cool 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 21, 2011

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    Which often means means I don't go to sleep

    until just before 5 or 6am. And I always feel so lazy when I wake up around midday, even though I've only had five to seven hours sleep. And the worst part is that fatigue doesn't help. It just means I may have a nanna nap while I'm supposed to be studying or just trying to...
    IdleFox IdleFox 26-30, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Why am I up at 4:30 am?

    ! I have to wake up at 6 for work and I can't fall back asleep :( oh well at least it's only a 4 hr shift today and off tomorrow
    fallout07 fallout07 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 13

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    I sleep less nowadays.

    idk y. I wish I can sleep better as I used to. I value my sleep more than anything.
    kabibal kabibal 22-25, M 3 Responses Nov 17

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