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I Have a Messed Up Sleep Schedule

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    I don't like to sleep.

    So I'll work different shifts and get 5 hours of sleep and I'm good. There's not that much time and there's so much to do and learn. I'll sleep later when I'm older. For now- Im A warrior of the night! Night time is my time :)
    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F Jul 5

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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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    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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    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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    So I sleep like almost all night,

    for at least 6.5 hours or more. But I'm still sleepy during the day a lot, especially during school.
    devinprater devinprater 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 30

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    I've been working in night shift

    for 4 years now, I have minor insomnia, sometimes I sleep after 42 hrs, once I was awake for 56 hours at stretch. I wonder if I am a human anymore
    Aazim Aazim 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 13

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    At night, I usually stay up

    until about 10 or 12 and I wake up at 4 or 5am. It really reaks because I never feel like I have enough asleep. I'm always CRAVING for the weekend so I can finally get the sleep I need. It's really horrible... In 2012 and 2011 I used to stay up all night and sleep all day. I...
    brianag96 brianag96 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    It's 3:50 am and I have to be up at 7:00 am!

    I can't sleep most days before 4:00/5:00 am πŸ˜”
    milanoie milanoie 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    Last night I stayed up late finishing a paper.

    I only got 4 hours asleep and to make matters worse I have to take the train and walk to school in the rain.. Really it's a hurricane with all this wind and heavy rain smdh. I have to find a schedule that works because going to school and work tired is not a good look. When I...
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F Mar 28

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    Nooneknowsmythoughts Nooneknowsmythoughts 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 24

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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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    No thanks to my 12 hour shift day

    and night work schedule. When I come home all I can think of is sleep. Its doing my head in x_x
    Letsdothiss Letsdothiss 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    I either stay up until about 5 am

    and sleep almost a complete 8 hours , or stay up until about 5 am and sleep 2 hours.
    thelostgirl25 thelostgirl25 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 23

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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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    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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    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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    I often time wake up anywhere between 4-5am

    and I cannot fall asleep. Then, when I do I waste half of my day sleeping. The only time I have a full nights rest is with the help of sleep aids. I refuse to rely on them.
    alysonramey alysonramey 22-25, F Jul 6

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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
    BrookeDuchanne16 BrookeDuchanne16 16-17, F 1 Response May 23

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    I am working on fixing this.

    Monday I'm taking the first step towards getting a job with a regular shift every day Monday through Friday. It's also not customer service In the hood. I think I'll keep this job too but cut my hours here. I do really love my job when customers are nice to me. But a lot...
    alcool91 alcool91 22-25, M 1 Response May 11

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    I Don't Have One.

    I don't have a sleep schedule. I prefer sleeping during the day and being awake in the night, but often that just isn't possible. Like most, I'm expected to be awake during the day. Daytime is full of noises and other things that make me panic and get scared which is why I prefer...
    ItchyWitch82 ItchyWitch82 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 24, 2011

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    sometimes it sucks

    Though I've long had an abnnormal-ish sleep cycle, as of late it's gotten particularly bad. For whatever reason, it's all but impossible to sleep at night. Indeed, dawn itself seems to be my signal to become sleepy, as if melatonin's role is reversed. I don't even think I have a...
    solowing solowing 22-25, M 4 Responses Jan 20, 2011

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    I am working night shift tonight,

    almost done! My friend I used to text every day at night shift is gone recently :-( I'm super tired here, help me stay awake! ^_^
    alcool91 alcool91 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 13

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    for about a year i couldnt sleep at all,

    i was lucky to get two hours. eventually i got put on herbal sleeping tablets, cause i didnt want to be on tablets for something that was so natural. i have been on them for a couple of months and now my sleeping goes to both extremes, i either sleep fifteen hours or three. no...
    eviemay6 eviemay6 18-21, F Jun 26

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    Yup!!! Go to bed 11-12 at night

    and wake up at 330 for work 4 times a week been 5 lately and work 10 hrs!! Not to mention if the kids are sick at all whenever they need mommy. I will take my 30 min breakfast break and sit in my car and nap for how ever long I can.
    carebear1019 carebear1019 31-35, F Jul 1

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    I sleep late even though I get tired a lot.

    Will it really make a difference?
    misanthropy47 misanthropy47 13-15, M May 13

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    I go to bed early even on weekends

    and I wake up early in the morning. If we don stay somewhere till late I'll stay awake and it messed up at what time to get up. It's very annoying!
    PepToeHeels PepToeHeels 18-21, F May 23

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    Curses! I feel far more weary in the morning

    when I go to sleep at midnight than when I go to sleep at 3 o'clock at night. -_-
    Ewoo Ewoo 16-17 6 days ago

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    thinking I'll just have to start taking an

    extra anxiety pill at night to get any sleep. crazy.
    beca0a1 beca0a1 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 21

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    College + Stress = Late Nights

    It all started last year school year, my first semester of college. At first, it was parties that made me stay up so late. Then, it was hanging with friends. Then after a while, it became normalish for me. I'd always stay up all night, go to breakfast in the caf, go to my 8 o...
    MysteriousSkin MysteriousSkin 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 22, 2008

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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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    Like, really. It's 5:20 in the morning right now

    and I'm getting up at 10... sigh.
    natliking natliking 18-21, F a week ago

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    I hope everyone has had a Good Day,

    I'm off to take a nap...Good Night/ Or Good Morning 😘😘😘
    ForeverShades ForeverShades 18-21, F Jul 14

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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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    I Am a Night Owl

    I have always been a bit of a night owl.  Even when I was going to school, during the summer vacation, I would stay up until 2 or 3 in the morning.  Of course, once school started again, I would go back to my regular hours of sleeping.  I've have always been a...
    TexasLily TexasLily 51-55, F 3 Responses Oct 3, 2009

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    Medical School Did This To Me

    Medical school messed up my sleeping schedule and it didn't get any better.I used to sleep 5 hours a night on some nights.Not that it is bad but sometimes it good.Β  I get a lot done.Reviewing charts, writing reports, praying, it all works out.When I have down time, I really have...
    WildSpectrumArts WildSpectrumArts 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 16, 2011

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    I go to bed really late,

    but I usually wake up really early during the summer and the winter time. Besides that I honestly think I have narcolepsy because I can't control when I fall asleep. And I looked it up and it said that cataplexy was a symptom and I definitely think I have had that since I was a...
    Kperr14 Kperr14 13-15, F May 23

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    When Will I Sleep?

    It is 3:20am and I have been waking up at this time every night for the past week. Then I will wake up constantly throughout the night if I go back to bed. Right now I decided to stay up the night. I have a bad nightmare problem and just don't want to go throughout my life with...
    FreshBeginning FreshBeginning 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 27, 2011

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    I sleep when I'm tired.

    Because I know that if I push myself to stay awake until "bedtime" I probably won't be tired any more and not sleep that night. Sometimes it's at 7 am or 2pm it's not often the same time a few days in a row
    JennaReiko JennaReiko 22-25, F Jan 31

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    sourpatchkid578 sourpatchkid578 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    I think best at 2am. I'm up.

    All the time. It's been like this...for forever.
    Cozie Cozie 13-15, F Jun 13

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    I have to be up in 4 hours,

    and I'm not tired at all. I haven't slept in 20 hours now. This **** is ****** up.
    Amidala97 Amidala97 16-17, F Apr 7

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    I climb into bed at 9.

    . And stay up on my phone/EP until 1... Humph. Sleep. It's time :3 maybe if I put down my phone id fall asleep... /end pointless post Zzzz.
    Hello7282828282 Hello7282828282 46-50, T 2 Responses Dec 7, 2013

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    Akward Sleep Habits

    I was remembering when I woke up too soon and fell out of bed because I was still paralyzed from sleep. My boyfriend at the time had to scoop me off the floor and put me back to bed because I couldn't move. I know from psych class that your body does this so you won't hurt...
    feistypepper feistypepper 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 2, 2012

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    Because of this stupid guy he keeps me up all

    night texting him 😼😻
    undrayaaa undrayaaa 18-21, F 2 Responses May 22

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    I've noticed that when I 'alter' my sleep

    schedule in order to get more sleep and wake up at roughly the same time as everyone else, I feel really aggressive and pessimistic. It's somewhat odd. Sleep deprivation is my method of sedating myself in order to not completely hate everyone lol
    imonur21 imonur21 18-21, M Jan 2

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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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    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 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 23

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    beca0a1 beca0a1 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 26

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    From the age of 14 to 16 I would stay up till

    4am reading books and sometimes not sleep at all, then get up up for the school bus at 6:30am. I would read for hours and hours. From 10pm till my alarm would go off. After years of that I had a seizure one morning in 2012 getting ready for college. I tried to change my...
    ssssmills ssssmills 18-21, F 1 Response May 21

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    Working graveyard shift always screws with

    "normal" sleeping, today, I have training 8am - 4 pm, then work 11pm - 7am. it's 1am now, so think I am going to the hotel with the dog to make the morning commute easier. so not so much a messed up sleep schedule this time as is a messed up work schedule I think...
    okwtf okwtf 41-45 Jun 13

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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 5 Responses Feb 24

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    Like my scheduele is pretty messed up.

    Wake up at 4pm then stay up til noon the next day and repeat. It sucks sometimes when I have to get up early but often times when I only sleep 3-4 hours I wake up much more refreshed than I would if I had slept 6-8 hours. I dunno why it's just something that happens.
    Hemmelighed Hemmelighed 18-21, M Jul 18

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    Generally Whacky

    my circadean "rythm" has 2 left feet, people.  and i'm on vacation at the moment, which usually means my sleep schedule gets even more out of whack.  sometimes i even get so involved with what i'm doing that i loose all track of time and before i know it it's...
    natasha9 natasha9 36-40, F 4 Responses May 17, 2009

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