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I Struggle to Be In Bed At a Reasonable Hour

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    For The Last Month Or So

    I get heartburn very easy no matter how careful I try to be, I feel like the baby is stretching my belly out to its full capacity, my back has been hurting nonstop since my 6th month, i am now 8 months and its even worse. i can only lay on my side, i have a body pillow, i even...
    dreamingdisaster dreamingdisaster 18-21, F Oct 15, 2011

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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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    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 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 1 Response May 24

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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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    It's Annoying

    No matter how hard I try, I cannot fall asleep until at least 3 in the morning. Even if I go to bed early, I cannot sleep. It has such a bad effect on me. After all, I work sometimes as early as 7 in the morning and the lack of sleep makes me grouchy and irritable. That's...
    Brleha Brleha 18-21, F Aug 15, 2007

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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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    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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    Afraid To Go To Sleep, Most Of You Will Think This Is Odd

    I have noc turnal seizures in my sleep and during the day but not realy much anymore are a different type simple complex type seizures.. Honestly the ones in my sleep scare me the most..My favorite 1st cousin she and i were true buds and hung out all the time for years.. Even...
    jj39 jj39 26-30, F Jun 5, 2012

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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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    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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    1:00 am and still awake.

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

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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 26-30, M Feb 16, 2014

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    Sleeping Time

    My goal is being in bed for 11pm.  It hasn't worked as of yet.  I can be super tired and not sleep.  As soon as I get in bed, my mind is always traveling and I cannot manage falling asleep.  Damn it!  One day or another, it has to hit me, I want to...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 13, 2010

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    randomart4lives randomart4lives 13-15, F Apr 13

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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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    I Know I Struggle, But I Don't Know Why It's So Hard.

    It's hours like these that are the hardest to classify. It's a restlessness that only stirs mildly, but to everything I am. It's a knowledge that I really am missing entirely too much sleep, but can't seem to make myself go under. I was just cuddling with my wife a little while...
    FluidMind FluidMind 31-35, M May 15, 2008

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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
    radtechcrys radtechcrys 36-40, F May 26

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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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    Quick Story

    It's not that I can't sleep, it's that I can't adjust my sleep hours. (I had trouble sleeping in the past, but now I'm good) Now I just can't go to bed before 3 am. Sometimes, the sun comes out and I'm still awake doing whatever the hell I'm doing. Yesterday, I was sleeping from...
    aloneforlong aloneforlong 22-25, F Jun 4, 2012

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    secretlyhonest1 secretlyhonest1 22-25, M 1 Response May 25

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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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    College

    I never was much good at going to bed when I should, but now I don't have parents around telling me to go to bed and there's no school night bedtime. I had a tendency to stay up all night or even two nights in a row before I moved into a new dorm room. Now that I have a roommate...
    vickis vickis 18-21 Dec 6, 2011

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    Before Midnight - No Way

    I don't know why, but I always could stay awake until at least 3 AM without any problems. After that hour I start to be somewhat sleepy. I go to sleep at around 1 AM and wake up after 11 am. I wish I could go to sleep earlier, especially when I have to go to school the next...
    whatsername whatsername 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 5, 2007

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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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    2 to 3 Hours At Most

    I am usually able to function pretty well on an average of 2 to 3 hours sleep, if that. I spend most evenings online until around 2 to 3am and then have to be up for work at 5am again. Sometimes I don't even bother going to bed at all. A lot stems from the fact that I had 17...
    titfortattoo titfortattoo 36-40, F 6 Responses Sep 30, 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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    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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    Reasonable Hour - How Do We Define This?

      Reasonable Hour - how do we define this?   I have not heard the term since I left home at the age of 15 … I live alone, I don’t own a watch, TV these days don’t stop broadcasting, and my EP friends are on average 8 hours behind my time … LOL...
    kinkitty kinkitty 36-40, F 5 Responses Apr 20, 2008

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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 Can't Help It...

    ...the late night is the only time I can be completely uninterrupted and the few moments of alone time I have during the day. Unfortunately, it usually bites me in the *** the next morning, where my debilitating fatigue makes me shake my fist and swear that I'll be in bed early...
    Tuva Tuva 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 7, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    Sleep Sleep Please Come

    I do not know how to sleep before 3 am anymore.  Over the years it has been children and dogs and parents and parties and now work.  Lord I miss my bed.  Wonder what it looks like.
    kaf0201 kaf0201 36-40, F 14 Responses May 5, 2008

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Still Awake

    A lot of the time I find myself laying in bed either talking to my cat, talking to my dog, talking to myself, or just staring at the ceiling. I have no idea why I stay up so late. A usual bedtime for me is around 2:30 am. And I'm never tired throughout the day or anything!
    Drenna Drenna 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 28, 2008

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    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 3 Responses May 26

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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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