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I Struggle to Be In Bed At a Reasonable Hour

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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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    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

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    Like seriously haha. I try

    and try, but all my life I could never do it. I always end up late to bed. Even if I am forced to bed early, I won't fall asleep till late in the A.M because I'm just so used to this bad habit of mine. Oh well.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 11

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    Mostly cause I don't like to sleep

    so I stay up all night messaging my sexy boyfriend ;) but for realsies I just don't really notice the time and once I do realize I'm tired I still don't wanna go to sleep
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 6

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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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    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

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    I Dawdle Too Much

    I'm up at 5am everyday for work, and I'm almost never asleep before midnight. I'm so accustomed to having 5 hours of sleep at night that a sleep in past 7am on a weekend feels glorious! It's not that I can't fall asleep earlier...for if I were to actually force myself to relax...
    Lucidblue Lucidblue 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 1, 2010

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    5:00 am. This whole summer was me sleeping at

    5:00 in the morning. Now I have to get it decent since summer is close to ending. Sometimes it's just hard to sleep because the internet and books and music and Netflix.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 7

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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

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    This is my issue.I can never fall asleep under

    10. No matter what I do, how tired I am and how
    meandmythought meandmythought 26-30, F Apr 13

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    I'm a night owl. but I need to get up early to

    work out before work. I often skip my workouts and then later regret it because I want to sleep some more. I'm anemic and feel tired all the time
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 26

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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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    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

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    1am is early for my bedtime,

    on average, it's more like 2 or 3am.
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M Jul 12

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    My Life Centers Around 11:30

    I never go to bed when I say I am.  I will tell myself, 'I'm tired. I'm going to bed when I get home.'  Does that happen??  No, and never will.  I get on here and play around and time slips away.  Next thing I know, it's 12AM...
    filthydieseltech filthydieseltech 22-25, F Jan 29, 2010

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    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 2 Responses May 26

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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

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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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    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!
    jjohnnyboy jjohnnyboy 41-45, M 6 Responses Jul 23

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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

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    I used to be terrified to get less

    than 8 hours of sleep. I would go to bed at 9:45 pm exactly and wake up at 6 am. I've done that since I was a child. Now I go to bed at 2 am and struggle to wake up at 8 am. When I have a free day I won't be awake until noon. A bad habit I've developed.
    SolaLuna SolaLuna 18-21, F May 24

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    I'll be in bed, just not asleep

    until very early morning
    EmoGirl286 EmoGirl286 13-15, F 2 Responses May 24

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    I go to sleep at around 6am.

    That's not reasonable at all.
    SparkleSwirl SparkleSwirl 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 12

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    Insomnia With Apnea

    So I have Insomnia AND Apnea. Which means not only do I have problems getting to sleep, but I always have a high risk for not breathing when I sleep. When I get older, I'm going to most likely have heart problems. Sleeping honestly scares me knowing this, which doesn't help the...
    SongsFromTheSoul SongsFromTheSoul 16-17, F Oct 23, 2011

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    secretlyhonest1 secretlyhonest1 22-25, M 1 Response May 25

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    Being home schooled for the past seven years,

    my sleep cycle has been terribly messed up. For me the natural time of sleep is four am to twelve pm. If I try to sleep earlier, like at ten pm, for example, I'd either toss and turn for hours or I'd sleep for an hour or two, and just naturally wake up. And my phone and the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 7

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    Almost Every Night

    I stay up way too late, considering how early I have to get up every morning. It's stupid because I feel tired, I look at the clock and I tell myself I will go to bed in half an hour. But half an hour later I am still up reading or listening to music or mucking about online. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 16, 2012

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    randomart4lives randomart4lives 13-15, F Apr 13

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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 4 days ago

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    I try to sleep in a good hour,

    but I'm always so busy I can't even know what time it is until it is so late there aren't any cars beeping outside. But it 's not being busy all the time either. I get distracted very easily, like right now. I'm supposed to do my homework but I'm too distracted in EP :(
    LolitaChrisbell LolitaChrisbell 18-21, F Jan 23, 2014

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    sometimes it's hard. like,

    my body wants me to sleep, but my brain just won't power down. I keep getting at least 100,000 thoughts in a single minute, and they stop me from sleeping. I hate it when that happens. Yeesh! O_O
    Whoami30 Whoami30 31-35, M Feb 16, 2014

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    Without my medication there is no way

    for me to get to sleep, not having somebody to sleep with isn't helping the sitaution.
    awsome2 awsome2 18-21, T 3 Responses Mar 10

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    1:00 am and still awake.

    .. yay... ugh. Whyyyyy??
    Solidus99 Solidus99 18-21, M Feb 9

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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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    Can't Shut Down

    My problem is that I have difficulty shutting down my brain and just letting myself drift off to sleep.  For some reason, as soon as my head hits the pillow my mind just keeps going.  Its true that some of my best thoughts and ideas have occurred to me as I am trying to...
    reachin4goals reachin4goals 31-35, F Aug 5, 2007

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    Insomniatic At Best

    Well I used to be the kind of person who could go to bed at 11, or at least midnight, but lately I've been surprising myself. Last night I got poor quality sleep, so I assumed it would be no problem to sleep tonight. Around 9:30 or 10 I started getting so tired I just had to lay...
    babyblueeyes0417 babyblueeyes0417 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 13, 2011

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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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    Missing Something

    For me staying staying awake is an obsession. I get my mind so wrapped aroud the idea that I'm going to miss something that I force myself to stay awake all night. Usually, it is in front of the Computer or TV. I've been like this since I was a child. I worked nights for years...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 18, 2007

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    I always put things off

    until the last possible second so I either do those things before bed and fall asleep at 2 am or I go to bed at 11 and stress myself out the next morning. There is no healthy medium.
    mcguin1 mcguin1 18-21, F May 25

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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

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    plsdontsitonme plsdontsitonme 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 8

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