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I Sleep Too Much

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    Sometimes An Escape, Sometimes a Necessity

    The title of my entry pretty much sums it all up.  Sometimes extra sleep is a necessity.  I have a young daughter who causes me to sometimes loose sleep.  Sometimes, extra sleep is just a way to not have to deal with the things that need to be dealt with. ...
    constantlyme constantlyme 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 17, 2007

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    Sleep's A Drug

    I really struggle with sleeping too much!! It's a pattern i got into over the years, and a very tough cycle to break.  I am also a recovering addict, and i can see soooo many parallels between sleeping too much and escaping with drugs. It's a time when i don't have to...
    savannahkutkat savannahkutkat 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 24, 2010

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    I always feel tired. I'm trying to get on a

    good schedule of sleep. so i count the hour until my bed time lol. i'm tired all day. i'm just looking forward to go to sleep. Lol i know that sounds bad. but i'm bored all day anyway so if i had something good to.look forward to then I would stay up :)
    Hotspicychilli23 Hotspicychilli23 18-21, F Oct 5, 2014

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    Im New

    i have idiopathic hypersomnia. if u are not aware of what this is...it is a sleep disorder that no matter how much sleep you get at night 4 hrs, 8 hrs, 12 hrs.. still soo tired all day. it is soo difficult to wake up every day. i want to nap all the time. but even if i do...it...
    jnala jnala 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 25, 2012

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    Me Sleepz

    a slept 17 hrs 2 day an gana slep agen in 4 hrs... sumet rong wiv meh????
    yiffingyiff yiffingyiff 18-21 2 Responses Jan 26, 2010

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    Far Too Much...

    I can easily sleep 10-12 hours in one night.  I could probably sleep longer too, but I force myself to get up.   To be fair, I am getting better.  I discovered that the primary cause of my tiredness is an iron deficiency.  I can now force myself to wake up...
    Ryuuzaki Ryuuzaki 22-25, F Dec 16, 2008

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    Am I Hiding?

     I keep messing up my sleep cycle.  It's partly because I'm unemployed and there's not that much I really need to do.  But looking online for work is starting to seem like drudgery; there's hardly been anything to apply for in the last two weeks.  My...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 18, 2008

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    Go Away

    i can't help but sleep a good 12 hours when i don't have to be somewhere.  its annoying, though.  i set the alarm, plan on getting up at a certain time, but it never happens.  i shut the alarm off because i'm still so tired and continue sleeping.  it...
    LuLubee27 LuLubee27 26-30, F Mar 8, 2008

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    But it's such a great escape.

    If the dreams could only stop too as it reminds me too much about reality.
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 41-45, F Oct 16, 2014

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    I Started to Sleep Too Much Since...

    i started to sleep too much since my Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia examination ends.. the first thing that i did when i reached home from my college - sleep! it's like a debt..i have to pay it off.. i had suffered it since i started form 5. now, i will sleep at 3 am, wake up at 6.30...
    reversebiased reversebiased 16-17 Jan 27, 2008

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    Sigh

    For me, sleeping too much is a symptom of a deeper problem. At the risk of sounding spoiled, I'll admit that I am not excited about life and feel like I am sticking it out most of the time. To me it feels like an endless stream of obligations just to maintain a state of...
    Elaria Elaria 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 3, 2012

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    Missing Out On Life

    I know I am missing out on life and time with my family. All I want to do is sleep all the time in the winter its so cold out and all I want to do is sleep it away. I need to get out and do my own thing from time to time. I feel so alone, I dont have any friends and life anything...
    MiseducatedChik MiseducatedChik 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 27, 2008

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    Breaking Dawn My Recovery Wish From Sleeping Too Much

    I sleep too much in the daytime...now its back up to noontime before i get up...its peaceful for me sleeping in mornings...and at night i stay up late..its not good dissipline...i missed out on two jobs offers once because of it....crazy huh?? well when you change your sleep...
    ontheedgeofnight ontheedgeofnight 41-45, F May 26, 2012

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    Sleep To Avoid Facing Reality....

    My name is Chantel, I sleep most of the time when I am not working... I have been depressed most of my life, I have good days and bad days. I am not being treated for depression, I dont believe in paying someone for my happiness. I figure if it isnt inside me naturally, I dont...
    S33K3R S33K3R 26-30, F Jan 10, 2011

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    Only 6pm. Counting the minutes

    until I can take too many sleep pills and drift of for 10-12 hours.
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 41-45, F Oct 29, 2014

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    Get Away

    i sleep, and sleep, and sleep. it might be because of my depression but im not really sure what causes it. but i mostly sleep to get away. i sleep to get away from life, from pain, but mostly i sleep so i dont have to think. when i sleep i can just ret in my bed and have my mind...
    cookielove4 cookielove4 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 24, 2010

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    Well as you may know I sleep too much.

    I still sleep too much maybe not up to 14 hours any more yeah! But still much. So I'm going to try to set a goal to decrease my sleep because I will start to work again. The goal is to get down to a normal 8-9 hours a day. Right now I'm at 11hrs. Still a lot. The reason...
    toniyl toniyl 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 19

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    Its All In My Mind

    i wondered why i was tired all the time and i can't seem to bring myself to do anything but sleep. but i think i am just using sleep as an excuse or an escape. when i sleep, its the only time i forget about it all. its my chance to escape from my life and things i dont want to...
    asdfok asdfok 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 9, 2008

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    I have about 8 hours of sleep a night

    and I have a 2 hour nap when I get home from school. I've slept for 19 hours straight once, and I wasn't even tired.
    Destroya182 Destroya182 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    I sleep too much! I hate

    that I'm not a go getter no more. I'm experienced, degreed intelligent but all I want to do is shut out the world because of fear of rejection. I sleep 12-14 hours a day. This has been my routine for the past month. Any sleepers out there? I know this is pretty extreme
    toniyl toniyl 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 5

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    I need to stop sleeping in.

    ..... Lol just kidding!!
    glamgirl18 glamgirl18 18-21, F Mar 17, 2014

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    I fall asleep too much.

    I just get so tired most of the time. I fall asleep at Math class, resulting in a gap between my knowledge...well, that's only occasional. I take naps over the weekend, and I just lie around in my bed sometimes, or couch, because they're so comfy I don't want to get up. Soon I...
    IdoChromes IdoChromes 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 24, 2014

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    Others might sleep a good 8 hours

    and feel refreshed, I on the other hand need 12+ hours just to function for the next day.
    Thorbulous Thorbulous 18-21, F Apr 8, 2014

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    Not True

    There was a time that it may have been true that i slept too much. I long for this to be true again! I barely sleep these days. im up all night, sometimes until sunrise, then up in mid morning. this is my routine, It is killing me. The horrible thing is i am not being forced to...
    Tacit Tacit 22-25, F Jul 7, 2008

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    It's My Way to Hide From Pain

    I've been resisting sleeping too much for years.  I know it's my unconscious way of avoiding discomfort and pain.  I sleep because my ego thinks it's the most pleasurable thing to do at the moment.  I can afford to-maybe that's my problem. ...
    Echart Echart 31-35 2 Responses Mar 28, 2008

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    The Weekends Are A Problem...

    I don't work, really, so the weekends don't mean all that much. And yet, somehow, I manage to sleep way more during Saturday and Sunday than on the other days. I often go to sleep even earlier on the weekends than normal. I freak myself out that way. I will go to sleep at 9-ish...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 28, 2010

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    I Chase Sunday Dreams As I Sleep.

         Sunday mornings are for sleeping. Esp. yesterday with our time change. I rose and had a cup of coffee at the usual time. Then I said heck with this and back to bed until 10:30, as the weather was 36 degrees outside. Nature can chase the morning frost and...
    moonwalker moonwalker 46-50, F Mar 10, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    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 23 hrs ago

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    Pain and fear are a deadly combination. No one wants to say it, but I look like ****. I can't sleep anymore. There's just too much confusion.
    cartermurrows cartermurrows 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 30

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    I'm hurting too much inside. I think I'm going to have a breakdown or depression because of just a small thing. I have no friends to talk to about my issues and in keeping too much...
    loveumybabyliam loveumybabyliam 18-21, F 1 Response May 3

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    Tired but the mind will not shut down. Maybe it was too much caffeine.. Whatever it was I can't sleep.
    jrf9782 jrf9782 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 23

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    I get let down a lot. Very easily too. People get my hopes up. They talk so much **** but... They don't walk the walk. Actions speak louder than words. I live by that. It's like my...
    Halestone Halestone 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    I dislike when I think too much. Which is always. I start to think about my life. Of could or should have been and what is good about it now. But it isn't just my voice I hear when...
    jrf9782 jrf9782 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Yes we do! We have way too much unrealistic expectations in our relationships. We don't want the man or the woman to cheat but we afraid to experiment in bed. Women don't like...
    FelicitySmoak FelicitySmoak 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 23

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    Thinking about things too much leads to doing little. Leads to over thinking. Leads to despair. Thinking too much can make a lighthearted mood go to a low mood. Really there's...
    paliglass paliglass 31-35, F 2 Responses May 12

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    I'm sure you've all sat down to work on something and immediately filled your time with distractions. Hopefully, you've also had times where you sat down and truly did focus on...
    Multitude Multitude 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 23

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    First Post! Anyways, I sweat way too much and its quite embarrassing. I'm learning to cope with it better and I will post here as I learn more about what works for me.
    maddeningvalley15 maddeningvalley15 26-30, T Apr 22

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    Sometimes I genuinely think we're programmed by school and TV/music and advertising to expect too much from another PERSON. Then life happens and we hopefully wake up to being more...
    sahmmama sahmmama 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 23

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    I just want a tall guy that doesn't mind if I smoke w33d or drink and lets me be me. Is that too much to ask?
    dirtydarkness dirtydarkness 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 23

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    As a child, I based my ideas of how friends and romantic partners should be on how they were in books. I still haven't quite managed to shake this idea yet...but yes, I do think we...
    SlushyAseSparkles SlushyAseSparkles 22-25, F 6 Responses Apr 24

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    thinking too much would create...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 29

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    I am thinking way too much tonight.... I don't know what to do with myself.... :( Being depressed does not help the situation.
    Lovelybaby18 Lovelybaby18 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 29

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    I try to distract myself but then I always end up thinking too much. Full of what if's. I need to stop this I might get crazy, very close to that.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 30

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    I think too much which drives me crazy.
    Ridemywavvvve Ridemywavvvve 31-35, F 1 Response May 2

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