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I Sleep Too Much

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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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    My mind is always going turning things around and around, trying to understand why i am alone again but head over heels in love with someone i can't have and may have already moved...
    violet1698 violet1698 31-35, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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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...
    vbedwell90 vbedwell90 22-25, F Aug 18

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    I think i think too much before i sleep!
    Fatemah97 Fatemah97 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Is it really too much to expect so much more from another person? I didn't use to think that expecting a spouse to love you, be there for you, or simply talk to you would be too...
    Lovinu0429 Lovinu0429 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 6

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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 Aug 22

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    I drink abit too much for my age but who cares ?! Who cares if one day i drink too much and don't wake up, no one would give a crap. It takes away memories and replace them with...
    georgia2001 georgia2001 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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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 Aug 20

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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 Aug 25

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    I'm guilty of caring too much about people. They see me as a nice giving person but no one ever stops to give to me in return. Once people get what they want or need from you, they...
    FireQueen10 FireQueen10 22-25, F 1 day ago

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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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    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 Aug 20

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    I over think too much about everything .
    billyaldo billyaldo 22-25, M 5 Responses Aug 20

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    I do and I worry too much aswell I know I shouldn't but I can't help it...
    xhumairax xhumairax 13-15, F Aug 29

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    I want to stop!:( I watch and read too much:( every fricken day:(
    YLIhououin YLIhououin 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 1

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    I'm just beginning to think I cared too much... That's what just happened....
    Shoutittotheworld23 Shoutittotheworld23 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 6

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    Yea. I do get hurt often for caring too much. That's just my nature..
    cjohnson1983 cjohnson1983 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    Difficult trying to sleep at the moment , used the wife's phone the other day as mine was flat and found out she had searched on google /Facebook and linkdin searching for her ex...
    welshcock welshcock 51-55, M 2 Responses 2 hrs 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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    The worst thing for me is knowing that I need to get up early then checking on the time on the clock every hour on the hour. My head is buzzing with lists of things that I need to...
    Anrymci Anrymci 46-50, F Sep 3

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    Well looks like it gunna be another long long lonely night. No sleep for Lee! Can't stop thinking. At this rate Im gunna lose the plot very shortly... Had 15ml zopiclone an still...
    cleef84 cleef84 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 29

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    Where I am it's the first week of school. For some reason the week started on a Wednesday but all the same anxiety kept me up all this week. Admittedly last week too. But this week...
    BleedingOrchids BleedingOrchids 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 29

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    I am probably going to regret this in the morning but I can't sleep right now. I had such a busy day but my body is still awake. Someone want to chat me up? :)
    KirstenM2002 KirstenM2002 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 29

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    This was one of those nights. I have not have my usual 6 or 7 hours of sleep in over a week. My thoughts kept me awake. The rest of the week, 2 sick kids made me get up more than 3...
    Blanche08 Blanche08 31-35, F 11 Responses Aug 29

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    feeling lonely as ****..thinking of past circumstances..of my current problems,just thinking of everything,anxious..i keep wanting to talk to someone i shouldnt..and thinking about...
    seeminglypossible seeminglypossible 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 29

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    I can't sleep and I can't stop thinking! All my thoughts are racing and it's preventing me from falling asleep! I can't do anything about it and I don't understand why I am all of...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 8 Responses 1 day ago

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    I feel alone... truly alone! Some say that they feel alone yet they often have at least a few people to talk to. I have my girlfriend whom I speak to for 1 hours at best, I have...
    YitzchakWinternitz YitzchakWinternitz 16-17, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I cant sleep sometimes when I have something on my mind. I think the worse things instead of the best.
    TaysteeHan1 TaysteeHan1 16-17, F 22 hrs ago

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    This was me last night. I hate that so much.
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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