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I Sleep Too Much

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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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    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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    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 13-15, F Jan 6

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 5 Responses Jan 5

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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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    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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    I think too much to a point i cant sleep like right now...its 3.40am and i cant sleep...i think about the past alot and all the negative things ive done and what i couldve done...
    LegendBattles LegendBattles 26-30, M Jan 19

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    this is my problem right now and pretty much every night.. I have too much on my mind and I can't sleep and it sucks...
    Louder4life Louder4life 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 2

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    I do as well, I feel like if I keep thinking too much at night, I can't fall asleep, but I don't want to think, I just want to sleep
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    I can't lie. For one, I'm a bad liar. And when I do lie, and it's a big one, I hold a guilty conscious over my head and I can't get over it for a while. This is why I don't lie...
    xxblasianxx xxblasianxx 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 9

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    I'm really fed up right now. I'm missing someone who I thought wanted to see me as much I do him but now I'm not so sure. He's lacking communication and ignoring questions. Well...
    marsbar38 marsbar38 31-35, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have ADHD but most of the time it isnt things around me that distract me, its my thoughts. I have these thoughts that lead to others and others creating this weird web of kind of...
    LandonS LandonS 16-17, M 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have the tendency to think too much. It always gets me into trouble. I wind up taking on too many things.
    SKDel SKDel 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    I think bout how I use to be and how I am now and I think I liked how I use to be more. But like I like how I am now to, sometimes I feel myself drifting back to my older was or...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F Jan 5

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    I have started thinking too much about my relationship. He is not very romantic or he is not a person who would make feel special..he doesn't even talk to me much but all these...
    kk2326 kk2326 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 12

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    Putting it bluntly, love sucks. It hurts way too much. It is painful. Beyond anything that a person should ever have to deal with. I was in love once. Even though I was 19, it was...
    ManinNY ManinNY 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 13

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    Or maybe it's not enough. I forget. But is there really such a thing as thinking too much? Is that even possible? Is that anything like "asking too many questions" because I...
    browneyedgurl13 browneyedgurl13 46-50, F a week ago

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    I think that life is full of pros and cons with literally every aspect. With that, thinking too much can't be any different. Obviously, it is good to think things through, and do...
    scottishboyo scottishboyo 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I've found there to be two situations where this applies; the first is when I sit and think, analyse and evaluate situations and then work myself up to the point where I no longer...
    Reapixx Reapixx 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    Sometimes, these thoughts run through my head: I can't be bothered. I can't talk to anyone because they'll ask if I'm okay. I have no motivation. Too much is happening too fast and...
    DisguisedAsMe DisguisedAsMe 13-15, F 22 hrs ago

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    I smoke way too much even more when I'm stressed . I smoke about 2 packs a day .
    Wildman43055 Wildman43055 46-50, M Jan 2

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    I wouldn't say too much....but a lot lol
    iridesca iridesca 22-25, F Jan 2

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    Far too much. I should spend my time doing more productive things. Work, for example.
    lostluxray lostluxray 70+ 1 Response Jan 4

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    Maybe I should have let him take me. Should have let him fool me, take me away from here but I guess running away wouldn't solve it all. I think he knew that I would never choose...
    ShakenButNotBroken ShakenButNotBroken 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 4

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    People see me as this quiet person. I am quiet but only to people that I'm not conformable with. So once I'm used to someone (I get used to people online quicker than in real life...
    rcmh171822 rcmh171822 18-21, F Jan 5

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    i think its wonderful if we could find someone who could actually listen to us and share their thoughts with us. i am a married lady who marry with the intention of sharing every...
    wanderess wanderess 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 7

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    IF I HAD "TIME MACHINE"..........MY GOD!!! THAT WOULD BE SO COOL.............FIRST OF ALL I WOULD SHAKE HANDS WITH DINOSAURS.....MOCK THEM AND RUN......AND WOULD GO IN FUTURE TO...
    noahryan noahryan 18-21, M 6 Responses Jan 7

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    Way way too much! Often late at night. Often at my most tired. So frustrating:(
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Jan 10