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I Struggle to Be In Bed At a Reasonable Hour

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    Bed Is For Humans

    I've always stayed up when I should be in bed simple for the fact that I prefer being awake to asleep. I mean come on, sleeping is boring unless you have awesome dreams every night and even if you do you can't ever remember most of them. And even then, the recommended eight hours...
    TehSaint TehSaint 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 1, 2007

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    I've been having a lot of trouble sleeping at a

    decent hour. I don't have any problems actually sleeping, in fact I'm probably sleeping near 12hrs a day at the moment, which is probably a sign of depression. I get to around 11pm and I know I should start thinking about getting to bed, but I feel so empty inside and I don't...
    KunaiVax KunaiVax 31-35, M 2 Responses Nov 18, 2015

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    Usually, I make plans to be in bed by 10.

    .. but my mind is always racing with something, be it music, research, whatever. I always find myself preoccupied with something that is just too fascinating, and then before I know it, it is 2:00 in the morning, and I'm STILL in the middle of reading an article about a case that...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 12, 2015

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    My us history teacher told us not to stay up

    past ten and he explained how it's not worth it. Well the next night, he gives us 5 hours of homework just for his class. Thanks mr.a
    mickey123xp mickey123xp 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 26, 2015

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    when youre used to waking up 11am/12pm every

    week day for evening classes and you gotta change your routine schedule for morning classes its indescribable fuckkked...cause im usually up till 4am, so changing time might be a little hard
    apperentlyicanthavemynameagain apperentlyicanthavemynameagain 22-25, F a week ago

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    Niceguy890 Niceguy890 26-30, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I'll either just stay up watching crap,

    or I'll go to bed at a normal time and just think without being able to sleep
    skeletoncliquetop skeletoncliquetop 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Four in the morning. Every morning.

    Then up at two in the afternoon :P
    Carver112 Carver112 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    4:32am. I'm supposed to be up by 7.

    It seems like my nights are constantly getting longer.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 6, 2015

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    secretlyhonest1 secretlyhonest1 22-25, M 1 Response May 25, 2015

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    I just fall asleep whenever.

    I can hardly sleep at night anymore.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 4, 2015

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    I try to cycle down by watching TV.

    .. but then I fall asleep for 2 hours or so then wake up. Then it's an in and out struggle the rest of the night.
    ksbobmst ksbobmst 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 8, 2015

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    I usually go to bed (when possible) at sunrise.

    Those are the nights I have the best dreams.
    WillIamTomas WillIamTomas 26-30, M Oct 26, 2015

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    Usually Doing More Than Sleeping

    Okay. so if I know I have to go to work or have an appointment and need to go to bed I go to bed at a reasonable time around maybe somewhere between 10 or 11 pm, but usually I am having sex with my boyfriend or we are watching a movie together or giving eachother massages or...
    unfucktheworld unfucktheworld 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 1, 2007

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    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 2 Responses May 26, 2015

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    its surprising i sleep at all between my two

    jobs and all the crazy people i deal with
    ellazabeth ellazabeth 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    randomart4lives randomart4lives 13-15, F Apr 13, 2015

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    I wanna tell you guys a story.

    .. My name is Robert and I'm a 19 year old college student studying to become a social worker. I've been addicted to sleeping pills for as long as I can remember. It's been about five or more years I haven't been able to sleep without taking a pill. The doctor said I have...
    Robertrosales Robertrosales 18-21, M 1 Response May 25, 2015

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    I almost never get to bed early.

    Even when I have to work at 8am I still wind up staying up later than I need to. Most nights I go to bed at 11:30 at the earliest.
    Allison7593 Allison7593 36-40, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    1 a.m. or later and always wake up early,

    body clock so bad. Trying pills, but not helping that much.
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 8, 2015

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    I Hate That I Struggle With This...

    ...there are times when I have sat up so late that I only get about 3 hours sleep. I absolutely hate it when I do that. It's so very hard to drag myself out of bed when I haven't had sufficient sleep. It makes for a completely miserable day. I'm either... ..watching TV...
    OMGitsRiley OMGitsRiley 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 1, 2012

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    its 11:57 pm and i'm suppose to be going to bed

    earlier so i can be back in routine for school. whoops . . .
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 6, 2015

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    Even with a baby waking me up several times a

    night and being exhausted all day long, I somehow still manage to have insomnia. Whyyy?
    permafrost21 permafrost21 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    every single night even

    if I do fall asleep before 12 I wake up around 4 or 5 in the morning for some reason but I'm usually up to 4 or 5 most nights
    whitwhit86 whitwhit86 26-30, M Aug 29, 2015

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    "The reasonable man adapts himself to the

    world; the unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man." - George Bernard Shaw *grins*- SK
    SvveetKiester SvveetKiester 41-45, F 6 Responses Aug 7, 2015

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    It's not really a struggle :P It's more like a

    refusal. Why go to bed at like 10 when I can stay up until Like 2 or 3 AM :P When I was younger I was the kind of kid that would just lay in bed and not fall asleep for hours and my dad would be like "Go to bed you aren't going to miss anything!" But I've ust always liked...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 22-25, M Oct 26, 2015

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    ever since I started college my job has me

    working late hours during the week, which isn't too big a deal but hey, I like money, soooo...
    SprinklesINF SprinklesINF 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    The struggle is real.

    I have always been one who loves the night.
    LionessGrrr LionessGrrr 46-50, F 2 Responses Oct 31, 2015

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    1:00 am and still awake.

    .. yay... ugh. Whyyyyy??
    Solidus99 Solidus99 22-25, M Feb 9, 2015

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    I try to go to bed at a descent hour around 10

    pm or so , but it never fails I'm awake most nights until 1 am. My body says it's tired and my mind is running a marathon!
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jul 23, 2015

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    Yet I Am Hardly Ever Tired.

    If I decide I am going to bed at 10:30 pm I will look at the clock at 1:00 am and go yeah maybe I should go to bed now. I never get to bed at my planned time (which is always reasonable.)
    randomdriftwood randomdriftwood 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 29, 2007

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    I'm so tired. I'm messing up my sleeping

    pattern. I struggle to fall asleep since I was teen, and got worse on college till now. I wake up sleepy and sleep wide awake is so true to me, struggling to sleep while the time i finally fall asleep it's time for me to wake up, so in all my life I never feel 100%. It's getting...
    defiantmisfit defiantmisfit 36-40, F 9 Responses Feb 18, 2014

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    plsdontsitonme plsdontsitonme 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 8, 2015

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    To Sleep Or Not to Sleep ...

    I must admit that I never struggle to be 'in' bed.  I live my life from bed ... literally.  However, getting to sleep is an entirely different story. I struggle with sleep.  I struggle with getting to sleep and I struggle more with trying to keep a schedule. ...
    AbbyNormal AbbyNormal 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 26, 2007

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    Especially when I am having some hot,

    dirty chats with great guys on here!!
    cumster43 cumster43 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 25, 2015

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    2 AM yesterday, and that's my version of 10 PM

    to a normal person The latest I fell asleep is 7:12 AM, but I fell asleep then and woke up at 12, so I'd wasted half the day before I fell asleep because I knew that I sleep for at least 5 hours either that or I fall asleep in the middle of doing something mega important
    trulyotaku trulyotaku 16-17, F Oct 26, 2015

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    Every single night, I always find myself lost

    in a book, or hoping someone new will message me on one of the social apps I have. Some days I find myself too exhausted to think.
    LivingBetweenRaindrops LivingBetweenRaindrops 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    After many years of working nights,

    my body clock is pretty messed up, and the time I ought to be getting up in the morning is just about the time I feel ready to go to bed...Thankfully my new job looks like mostly being nights, so that should suit me just right! :)
    TheBookAddict TheBookAddict 41-45, M 2 Responses Sep 21, 2015

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    I never feel tired so I have to just decide to

    go to bed which never happens till after 2 am. I still have to get up at 8am most days but somehow I'm still not tired. Could be the Wellbutrin I'm on.
    AnonymousKCQ AnonymousKCQ 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I simply loves to spent time on a good book

    or surfing in the internet instead of going to bed so when I finally sleep it is quite late.
    Countryroad15 Countryroad15 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    I have insomnia, two kids,

    and work at 2:30am. I very rarely fall asleep when I'm supposed to.
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 days ago

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    Sometimes I stay up late,

    not because I have something do to, but because I'm afraid of tomorrow.
    dabram71 dabram71 16-17, M 1 Response May 25, 2015

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    Despite my best intentions it just doesn't seem

    to happen. Think my clocks are broken, I look at it and it 10pm and like five minutes later its 1am...
    TrannyHannah TrannyHannah 41-45, T 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I go to sleep at around 6am.

    That's not reasonable at all.
    SparkleSwirl SparkleSwirl 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 12, 2015

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