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I Sleep Too Much

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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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    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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    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 need to stop sleeping in.

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

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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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    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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    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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    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 16-18 Jan 27, 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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    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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    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 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 24

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 16-17, F Apr 8

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Jul 2

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    I went into work early this morning because I never went to sleep last night. I was sick of laying there....and being busy is what I do best these days. Now I'm exhausted and...
    Triscuitan Triscuitan 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 9

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    Nearly 1:00 in the morning. Too much going through my mind. Grieving and lonely. Tomorrow will be brighter. Tomorrow will be better. If only tomorrow would come.
    handledwell handledwell 31-35, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm too quiet in person, but get the feeling I message others too much on line. I'm sorry and it would help if someone talked to me first or managed a good way to tell me I'm...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Jul 10

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    there is good in all of us ,i think i simply love too much , so much in fact that it makes me feel too ******* sad
    Nichalas Nichalas 22-25, M Jul 16

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    It kind of varies. I care about everything, and then all of a sudden you can throw anything at me and I won't react much as if it takes too much effort. I probably do care at one...
    Katami Katami 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    I don't know why but I am too much into watching philosophical movies and feel like knowing so much about people. I have lost the sense of being "ignorant and unaware". Now it...
    unexpectedtraveller unexpectedtraveller 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 12

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    So the past few years, I've pretty much cleaned up my act. I've basically halted recreational drug use and do immense amounts of work. My goal is get into a PhD program and get...
    tigreemodela tigreemodela 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 13

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    It takes me a lot to post something. Many times, I have erased after typing and gone back to reading other posts. I just feel that I am revealing myself too much and that I should...
    Brokenhurricane Brokenhurricane 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    I feel like I do so much for everybody.. And they don't even notice. I always end up getting hurt in the end but that never stops me from helping them still.. Sometimes I just wish...
    bebe805 bebe805 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 15

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    I startes thinking too much when i was 17 an came across dating long distance. Im insecure about my image so i always thought why would she like me if i didnt like me? Whenever it...
    troubledB troubledB 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 29

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    I hate how im overly protective, and overly jealous. I get too attached and i end up ******* things up. I loved too much and now i know they felt like i was taking their life away...
    LoveeIsLife LoveeIsLife 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    This is when I get hurt, I am a very emotional person with a lot of feelings! I can get attached to someone very quickly! Sometimes I realise but other times i dont until i get...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    i can just express my feelings and opinion and just everything through writing, i'm really bad at talking about what i think and feel. often people think i'm lazy or don't have an...
    wanderingwoods wanderingwoods 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    I don't know if it too much or not. Either or I can't get enough of it :)
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 25

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    There is too much interesting and fun movies and series to watch
    lindahe lindahe 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    I Use The Internet Too Much!!! 😑... One day without Internet... Feels like a month!!! (Kind of like a year!)
    Dawb183 Dawb183 13-15, F Jul 3

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    And it feels like life is passing me by. I aspire to change this drastically in 2-3 months. It's going to happen. It needs to happen. Life isn't all about money. If anything...
    aburns aburns 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    i dnt know why today my mind wandering too much ?
    shiva76 shiva76 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 11

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    I don't know what to do. My eyes are hurting badly. I am crying too much. Nothing seems to help me. I want to stop crying and escape from depression. I want to live normal life. I...
    themosthated themosthated 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    Way way too much. I'm constantly worried about something, or someone
    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 13-15, F Jul 13

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    Why do i think too much? Answers.
    cheffAri cheffAri 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 14

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    I think too much and that's why I always end up hurting myself than the other person. I'm no goody two shoes but I don't know why I seem to always be occupied with thoughts...
    MoonMusicLover22 MoonMusicLover22 18-21, F 8 Responses Jul 15

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    my brain always finds something to worry about, even the craziest things. I don't believe in most of that paranormal stuff and I worry about it! I worry about my future, about my...
    galaxyclockwork galaxyclockwork 13-15, F 9 hrs ago

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    Yeah and what I get for it is a broken heart for a whole year, sleepless nights, and razor blades:)
    hebrokemyheart99 hebrokemyheart99 13-15, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I don't want to sound like a martyr, but I can't seem to shake the thought that I care so much more about people in comparison to how much they supposedly care about me. I love the...
    Plutonianbabe Plutonianbabe 16-17, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I really need to sleep. But I feel like writing so many emotions right now. My mind is tingly with ideas. I am having trouble settling my problems I get OCD when it comes to...
    Wewerethereinthattime Wewerethereinthattime 18-21, F Jul 7

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    Like today i do t know why i have so much on my mind that i cant sleep even though i am tired i cant
    desirejanice desirejanice 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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