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I Sleep On My Side

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    Either Left Or Right

    Lately, I've noticed that I could only sleep on either side. Usually when I switch off my bedside lamp, I lie on my right side first. When that doesn't work, I turn to my left side, left hand under the pillow cradling my left cheek. If I don't have insomnia, I've gone on to...
    maldemer maldemer 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 1, 2010

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    Why Would I Sleep Any Other Way?

    Sleeping on my back is just....weird , and if I sleep on my stomach i cant breath. lol
    KiyarameruGeisha KiyarameruGeisha 18-21, F Jan 1, 2010

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    I Start Off That Way

    But I move around so dang much I end up sleeping in all kids of different positions.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 7, 2011

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    Horizontal Sides.

    I'm not sure why, i never sleep on my back and can't sleep on my front, so it's a side to side tossing and turning sleep.  If i lie on my right side too long it makes me feel nauseous at times, perhaps i shouldn't eat before bedtime.s
    AtomicWater AtomicWater 41-45, F Jun 12, 2010

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    I Sleep On My Side

    I use to work two jobs and when I left the second job late at night, I purchased a large cup of black coffee for my drive home. When I arrived, I was not sleepy and would watch TV or log on to my computer for hours. When I finally became sleepy, I always get into bed and place a...
    Airlock Airlock 51-55 Oct 29, 2010

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    Didn't Used To

    When I was younger I used to sleep only on my stomach or my back. As I grew older though I shifted. I started to sleep on my side rather than my back. Now I find it almost impossible to sleep that way. I have to be on my side with one leg curled up closer to my body and the other...
    DemonVampire180 DemonVampire180 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 19, 2011

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    I Can't Sleep Any Other Way

    Unless I'm sick, I always sleep on my side with a pillow between my thighs/knees (thank you, hip problems!). If my nose is having trouble draining, I'll lie on my back, but I never sleep well that way. I have to literally (not figuratively) be nearly dead on my feet to fall...
    mononoaware mononoaware 26-30, M Jan 22, 2013

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    I barely get any sleep. I cry myself to sleep not wanting to face my demons. Its like I'm sleeping and they hold me down. I can't move and I can't talk or scream for help. It...
    anonomouss anonomouss 13-15, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Quite often my dreams are more interesting than real life. It feels a lot better to be asleep as well. However, it just so happens that you have to do quite a bit while awake in...
    SolaLuna SolaLuna 18-21, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    This bed is rick hard. *******. I'm not getting sleep tonight.
    ccm22 ccm22 22-25, F 12 hrs ago

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    i know i have to do homework but...... i wanna sleep! >_<
    kyanitestone186 kyanitestone186 18-21, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    i couldn't sleep the night before my GCE accounting examinations....
    amily09 amily09 16-17, F 12 hrs ago

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    Quindecima Quindecima 13-15, F a week ago

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    ive had sleep paralysis since a very young age..... but theres one experience i will never forget. i came home from school one day and was really tired so i decided to take a nap i...
    hugsandtequila hugsandtequila 18-21, F 1 Response May 10

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    I'm a very healthy person however i have sleep apnea the way they put it was odd, when i'm on my side apparently i stop breathing more actually. And when i'm on my back i breath...
    DriftingLeaf DriftingLeaf 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I always sleep with a dummy it's relaxing and makes me feel better I even use it in th daytime too but I need a strap cuz I wake up and it's out my mouth Iver fell down beside my...
    thelittlekidindiapers thelittlekidindiapers 13-15, M a week ago

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    I've been pondering over my marital situation a lot. My ‚ husband' and I are not by any definition of the word a couple - what we've got is an amicable family partnering...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 4 Responses Apr 26

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    I didn't get to sleep until after 4:00 AM this morning. At 8:00 AM my neighbors started their symphony of engines and power tools, starting with trucks and lawnmowers and ending...
    lovelywarpedlemon lovelywarpedlemon 18-21, F 2 Responses May 1

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    * :-0 ..... Holy **** !!!! Ok.... Calm down drama queen I repeat in my mind ..... I AM NAKED !!! How, what , when WHO !!!!hmmm ok !!! Sleep deprivation, lack of coffee and a...
    Pand0rasCharm Pand0rasCharm 31-35, F 2 Responses May 8

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    Fulfilled my husbandly duties. Past time for a good nights sleep. A quick glass of water and a couple of Hershey's Kisses w/ Almonds. Time for my second favorite part of the...
    Extant1 Extant1 51-55, M 3 Responses May 13

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    the Left side of neck, shoulder, and back hurt. I am always in pain. It's miserable.
    AmyOnEP AmyOnEP 41-45, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    so my cousin ash was vistinging for a few days and he was bi like me...so we watch tv and i noticed he has such girly feet and he paints them, so he had french tips and was bear...
    thedman000 thedman000 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    I had the same problem, there are some clinics that have special section for sleeping problems! You need to stay one night there! They wire up you everywhere in your body and ask...
    Sahel170 Sahel170 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 27

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    Love sleeping, maybe too much. I spend ~14 hours sleeping. I know it's bad for one's health, but I can't control it! I wake up fresh like a lettuce.. It feels like that's the...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    First time I got SP (Sleep Paralysis) was few months ago. What is Sleep Paralysis? Sleep paralysis is a phenomenon in which a person, either falling asleep or awakening...
    xAnnaa xAnnaa 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    When I was a young teenager I started to sleep naked because I was a sleepwalker, and I always undressed during night, and I woke up naked. I sleepwalked several times a week, so...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 4

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    I use to barely sleep. I had severe insomnia. Id sleep 3hrs at most. Lately I sleep too much. Now im sleeping 12 to 13hrs. Its broken up cause Im woken up. But still its too much...
    PhoenixRising83 PhoenixRising83 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I know i have it from my father. Any time of day, he'll fall asleep while watching TV or reading a book, or just anywhere comfortable. I used to always fall asleep on public...
    ThinkingCat ThinkingCat 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 28

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    I'm not sure I remember when it began. It could have been 15-20 years ago? The kids were young, we argued all the time. Seemed we were on the brink of divorce. H moved into the...
    Colormevibrant Colormevibrant 46-50, F 5 Responses Apr 25

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    Yesterday morning Sleep Paralysis struck me again. I haven;t had in in awhile, so it got me by surprise. I took a 4 hour nap before. From 17:00 to 21:00. I stayed up until 5:00...
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M 1 Response May 3

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    I have a really, really, really bad habit of calling ppl in the middle of the night when I can't sleep. I feel so bad afterwards bc it's extremely rude to disturb someone's sleep...
    ConfusedInCollege ConfusedInCollege 22-25, F 1 Response May 8

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    It's not that I'm not sleeping. I'm sleeping but I'm restless. I use my Fitbit to track my sleep and according to it - I could be in bed for 10 hours and 9 of those hours is me...
    lilabnormal lilabnormal 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    My sleep schedule : Sleep, wake up exhausted, pledge to go to bed earlier tonight, sleepy all day, finally wake up later, wide awake, it's late but who cares? It's time to party...
    TrapQueen19 TrapQueen19 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I think the objective of EP is to share our personal experiences in life so that others may gleen what they will.  I don't think any of my friends are oblivious to the darker...
    Extant1 Extant1 51-55, M 3 Responses May 9

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    When I was in my early 20's, I met a guy. He was tall, handsome, smart, kind and extremely funny. He made me laugh so often I felt as though my heart was smiling too. We had so...
    RosieeeT RosieeeT 22-25, F May 15

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    That dark side of me is the voice that constantly tells me to not care about anything else besides myself. It's usually the "good" side that overrides those thought- sometimes...
    Sil833 Sil833 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Actually I believe there are three sides to every story. There is your side, the other persons side, and the truth.
    Whatdreamsarelost Whatdreamsarelost 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    On my days off I sleep a lot. I have noticed this pattern of napping for hours of the day. Not merely sleeping in but full on naps and then still sleeping at night. It must be true...
    merrygentry merrygentry 31-35, F Apr 28

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    Take me to the railway line Walk me so far I can hide Tie me down and leave me there See if I can sleep through that night And if a train happens to come let's hope I can sleep...
    polarbearlove polarbearlove 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 28

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    I'm tired all the time. I don't have an easy time falling asleep or getting a good sleep. I might get 3 or 4 hours of good sleep, if I'm lucky. I have tried a lot of things to fall...
    ComeClarity33 ComeClarity33 22-25, F 1 Response May 5

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    It's like 4:20 AM & I've had two hours sleep & can't get back to sleep because of how much pain I'm in. I'm cranky & restless and I just wanna sleep
    littlelib littlelib 18-21, F 7 Responses May 6

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