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I Sleep Either Too Much Or Too Little

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    I need way too much sleep.

    I can't wake up in the morning because I don't want to. Other nights I can't stop thinking long enough to sleep...
    gingerbetch gingerbetch 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    It's Very Unhealthy :/

    Most nights I'll only get about 4 hours of sleep.  However about once or twice a week I'll get 10-12 hours of sleep.  Regardless of how much sleep I get, I always wake up tired and am tired throughout the day.  However, I can easily stay up until 5 am if I wish...
    FallingStarr FallingStarr 18-21, F 19 Responses Apr 17, 2010

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    Falling Asleep Yet?

    I thought I was gonna fall asleep the other day after 30 hours of being awake, but then after thinking it would happen, I stopped- well, falling asleep. I've read about and watched programs on so many methods on getting to sleep, but when I try them, I either find they prolong...
    DreamWeaver28 DreamWeaver28 16-17, F Sep 26, 2010

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    i've noticed when my son is not here with me i

    tend to sleep a lot. i do chores around the apartment but its not a lot but i still take care of what i got to do. When i am depressed i go straight to sleep, just don't want to think about certain things so i just escape through sleep and when i get to see my son, when he goes...
    MissSpookiness MissSpookiness 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2013

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    Usually...

    Far, far too little on weekdays. Then... crash and burn on weekends....
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Oct 24, 2010

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    Both *Zzz*

    The point is, in weeknights, I tend to stay up a little too late, sometimes due to over thinking (and I love to read before I go to sleep, or watch tv, or take my laptop with me to bed...bad habits!) and end up not getting enough sleep for the next day, or I stay up late on the...
    Scarlet2 Scarlet2 18-21, F Dec 20, 2010

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    I Have No Self-Discipline When It Comes To Sleeping.

    Sleep… I've had 20+ years to get it right, yet I still feel that I may just need lessons or something. I've never met anyone with sleep habits more random than my own. Though, I should probably mention that I have a chronic illness. It's not so much an excuse really as it...
    oneandlonely12 oneandlonely12 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 23, 2010

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    My...

    ...sleeping patterns are weird. I can sleep for like two hours one day and eight hours the next day.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 11, 2010

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    True

    i either sleep too much or not enough.
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 13, 2010

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    Can't Find A Happy Medium...

    I do tend to sleep deeply, that much is for sure. However, on weeknights, I tend to stay up a little too late and end up not getting enough sleep for work the next day, OR I stay up late on the weekends and end up sleeping in more than I should and feel groggy and usually have...
    Tuva Tuva 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 12, 2010

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    -_-

    These past three to four months, I've slept like I used to sleep when I was 10. Before that, it used to be 4,5 hours every day.
    FreeFallWall FreeFallWall 22-25, M Apr 16, 2013

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    People always ask me, why I hardly sleep! Stress, that is the cause. I stress about everything. Can I pay this bill, student loans, keeping the car up todate, etc... I have...
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    I am constantly worried about something alllll the time. I even worry about people too. It's either ridiculous or a good thing, but I don't know, I think it's a bit too much. I'd...
    NegativePulse NegativePulse 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 1

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    Should I be up... like right now... I can't sleep... same as last night, it seems to be commonplace for me to think too much at night. The thinking keeps me awake too. Night...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 1 Response Jul 31

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    x.x one problem i have, that i notice is that i msg ppl... alot... idk, i guess i just like keeping in touch with ppl, and i like sharing experiences with things x.x. I always ask...
    InfiniteMusic InfiniteMusic 13-15, M a week ago

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    Too much. Trying to plan how to cure jerks. Fails most times. Makes me mad. And cramp. And lose sleep.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Jul 31

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    In High School, some girls and boys did not want to hang out with me because they thought I was a bitchy girl that would discriminate others. The girls were always criticising me...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    Trying to correct it, because thinking too much is often an excuse for acting too little.
    Danceofhours Danceofhours 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 30

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    It's a weird feeling to feel obligated to help someone. I don't know why I feel that way but I do. It's not as simple as saying I see someone and want to help them. No it's a...
    secretlyfelix secretlyfelix 18-21 Jul 31

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    I wonder if I ask too much when all I ask for is a little respect.I prefer not asking anything from anyone.I believe in myself and can take care of myself.
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    Care too little, you'll lose them. Care too much, you'll get hurt.
    Manzzle Manzzle 18-21, M 5 Responses Aug 9

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      My name is jocelyn. I am a very troubled teenager. No no nooo. Not that kind of troubled. I'm not suffering from depression or anxiety or anything medically serious. I...
    bitchpleease bitchpleease 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 29

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    I am new to this because i never really talked it to anyone, except for one person. They recommended this website to me and I thought "why not give this a try?" Okay, so I care...
    JadeB410 JadeB410 18-21, F Aug 12

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    Hmmm... There're too many problem that we have to handle with every single of it ... The dream I wish I could have and expect it to happen seem like forever to me .. I hate it when...
    Mydailylife Mydailylife 18-21, F Jul 28

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    I care way too much about my best friend Kira. She means the entire world to me because she's always there for me when I need her and she keeps me staying strong. She's one of the...
    SwiftieGirl SwiftieGirl 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 29

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    Often, I will want to just spill the beans about myself. Something about "purging," I guess. Sometimes, it is good. Many times, it is not. So, the question is: "How much is too...
    hillcountrydeb hillcountrydeb 61-65, F Aug 1

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    Self esteem or a sense of worth is a very fragile thing for me. I am not competent to comment on others' feelings on the same matter, but some words (even if spoken in a different...
    pretender2687 pretender2687 26-30, M a week ago

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    The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too. Yes, help others; but help yourself too. If there...
    BeatTheBest BeatTheBest 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Drank too much at the weekend and now I feel so depressed. I hate this feeling. I really need to stop drinking so much on a night out. I don't know if I do it because I'm exhausted...
    fullen fullen 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    There are a lot of people that tell me that I think too much. But I feel like I can't help it, because I'm a very analytical person. I know in many cases this is a good thing, but...
    therealjeric therealjeric 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 27

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    I hate how I care too much about people when they don't care about me at all
    whyusteens whyusteens 13-15, F Jul 29

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    I tend to do too much thinking during these times I'm in the hospital. I'm exceeding my doctors prognosis by about 6 months now and everything seems to be holding steady. Still...
    Kermit1216 Kermit1216 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 29

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    I am a very private person, and very quiet. I have never liked talking to people, except people I like & feel safe with. Whenever I speak, I always speak very softly. The...
    s4019t s4019t 26-30, M Jul 29

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    My therapist definitely has too much power over me..I can't even bring myself to leave even though I probably should
    StoneWall77 StoneWall77 36-40, F Jul 30

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    Toooooo muchhhhh Theyre coming to take me away. Because i am a whistleblower. And they are fleecing members. And breaking rules for favorites. And i am disabled. So...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Jul 31

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    I have to be very conscious to not get stuck in my head too much or nothing will ever get done!
    Dutchess68 Dutchess68 41-45 Aug 4

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    I did it again. I cared too much. This is the second time I've posted about this topic, but it's happened about eleven times where I meet someone, and I start to build feelings for...
    youtubeninja youtubeninja 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 4

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    Being bullied in Hong Kong being forced to stoop to a Chinese persons level. Wasting my childhood having temper tantrums and letting my autism control me. Flying too much and...
    Miserablechildhood Miserablechildhood 13-15, M Aug 6

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    I think way too much. Playing random scenarios in my head that will never happen. I'm my own worst enemy.
    Xplictt Xplictt 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 6

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    I spend too much time naked in front of my computer, looking at the lovely Tara Tainton and Christy Canyon, and have them both looking back at me :)
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 9

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    One of those days. Too much of a softie, that's my trouble. ....................................
    EttaS EttaS 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    It's an INTJ thing I guess. It's too much to think about right now.
    blackstr8cuckold blackstr8cuckold 41-45, M Aug 18

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    I over think too much about everything .
    billyaldo billyaldo 22-25, M 5 Responses a week ago

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    Alright, more about me besides my fetish. It is almost 4am and I can't sleep. It's not the "I can't turn off my computer therefore I can't sleep," it's "I have been lying in bed...
    Hairaddict67 Hairaddict67 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 18

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    I got A.D.D so things tend to run in my mind fast and long. It makes me not able to sleep at night. So I read some stuff about sleep... As it turns out it said if I just focus on...
    chooseyourpath chooseyourpath 13-15, M Jul 29

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    I would have to admit that I'm addicted to Second Life. My other games have suffered for it and I do love my games. I get on first thing when I get home and have stayed up way too...
    jonders66 jonders66 46-50, M Jul 29

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    Blaaaah I was supposed to save this time but went on a $250 shopping spree yesterday with my mom. I can't control myself.. (Although it's my moms fault too)
    emoscreamo101 emoscreamo101 13-15, F 10 hrs ago

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    All the negative thoughts appear. What people may think of me. Do they like me? Do they hate me? Do they think I'm pathetic? Do they think I'm a loser? Do they think I'm a weirdo...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 9

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