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I Have a Messed Up Sleep Schedule

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    It was mostly normal then i ended sleeping

    until 4pm today :P now it's really ******.
    ButtersTheMerciful ButtersTheMerciful 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    My work schedule and my Tourette's keeps

    messing up my sleep schedule. I have periods where I can't sleep no matter what I try. I'm just too awake. I work as a music school teacher. It means I don't get to begin work until kids are finished at school. So I begin late and end late. That means late dinner. And when I eat...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M Aug 9

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    Because of this stupid guy he keeps me up all

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

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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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    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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    :( And here we are with another night awake

    doing absolutely nothing. I'm getting good at this. Anyone else in this situation?
    Marktastic Marktastic 13-15, M Aug 11

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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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    I go to sleep usually about 5:30 pm

    and then wake up at like 2am everyday even if I do go to sleep later on I still wake up at 2
    anestacia anestacia 16-17, F 2 days ago

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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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    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
    BabyDuchanne BabyDuchanne 16-17, F 1 Response May 23

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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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    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 πŸ˜‚
    sarahbanksx sarahbanksx 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 6

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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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    Adamaali Adamaali 22-25, M 2 days ago

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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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    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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    Nooneknowsmythoughts Nooneknowsmythoughts 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 24

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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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    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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    beca0a1 beca0a1 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 26

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    sourpatchkid578 sourpatchkid578 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 17

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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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    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 Jul 24

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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 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 6 Responses Feb 24

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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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    suicideDepression suicideDepression 13-15, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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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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    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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    - 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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    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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    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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    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'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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    Tonight, I think it's going to be an early

    night... My hearts just not in it anymore ...
    Spencaa92 Spencaa92 18-21, M Aug 19

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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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    If I go to bed early I'm up a couple hours later

    and I can't fall back asleep. If I go to bed about 11pm I'm up every two hours, if I go to bed at 1-2am I'm up at 5am!!! Really seriously??? I need a couple of hours of consistent sleep!!
    expressingmyself expressingmyself 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 11

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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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    If I have to be up at say 8:30 I'll still

    torture myself and go to bed at around 1:30 knowing I'll still be tired
    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Soooo school starts in 6 days

    and my sleeping schedule still needs to pull its self together.... Oops
    Lanigga14 Lanigga14 13-15, F Aug 19

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    3dogmatic 3dogmatic 36-40, M Aug 17

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    I don't even know when I'm supposed to sleep

    anymore. I work 7 pm-7am three to four times a week. It sucks because I miss out on so much and then when I get a day off I can't do anything because everyone's sleeping. I don't know how anyone can work these hours and have a fulfilling life. I think I'm manic right now because...
    Tigerlily53 Tigerlily53 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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

    and I'm getting up at 10... sigh.
    natliking natliking 18-21, F Jul 22

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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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    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.
    ButtersTheMerciful ButtersTheMerciful 13-15, F 2 days ago

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