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I Struggle to Be In Bed At a Reasonable Hour

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    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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    Evil Cycle

    Everynight I am up untill 1 or 2, and I usually get up around 5, sometimes earlier depending on the run I get with work. 3 or 4 hrs is definately too little, and I usually function well, but hitting 30 I began to feel it more. Its the computer, or the wife wanting me to help...
    redcoupe redcoupe 31-35, M Apr 20, 2008

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    It's 3am Again

    I wish that one day i will go sleep before midnight. I have tried many times but end up by tossing my self from one side to another and decided to get up and do something. I always feel that when I sleep i am wasting my time. I know that by sleeping I am getting energy etc. But...
    KIK KIK 41-45, M 8 Responses Aug 2, 2008

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    Struggle to Go to Bed

    I find i dont go to bed much anymore i am awake for over 20 hours a day just recently stress is a major factor in my sleep plus nighmares when i do sleep.
    jase36 jase36 36-40, M May 21, 2008

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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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    :P

    it just dont happen. theres always CSI on too late :D i love CSI
    ForeverAutumn ForeverAutumn 18-21, F Jul 25, 2008

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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

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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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    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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    Night Owl

    I stay up way late.  I got on a weird schedule cramming for tests at night in highschool as a teen and love watching t.v. reruns and marathons late night the best shows are on. I used to work the midnight shift. I can't sleep unless i'm really tired. I love going to late...
    jason23 jason23 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 13, 2007

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    It's Not Easy

    My husband in a night owl and insomniac, so when he's feeling his best, I'm winding down. I feel bad when I have to cut off our time together and go to bed, but I usually end up doing that when I have to work the next day. Of course, sometimes I just say "screw it" and...
    PewterFantasy PewterFantasy 31-35, F Jul 22, 2008

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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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    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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    The Only Thing That Helps

    is doing crossword puzzles. Boston Globe. gets all my "think" out.
    RemyTravis RemyTravis 31-35, F Aug 11, 2007

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    Night Owl Has Discovered Getting Up At 4 A.m.!

    I have a propensity and natural inclination to stay up too late.  Yet I have discovered that, if I can adjust my internal clock, I feel so much more awake and rested when I go to bed super early and awaken at 4 a.m.! Since I love to stay up late, the only thing...
    thinhotwire thinhotwire 51-55, F 1 Response Jun 9, 2009

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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 21-25, M 2 Responses Aug 1, 2007

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    Me Too

    I have a 2 year old, I am single, and we live in my parent's house with them. The only time I have to myself is after everyone goes to bed, so I usually stay up way too late doing things that aren't particularly productive.......usually on the computer! It seems like everyday I...
    lulu1 lulu1 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 31, 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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    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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    Until That Glorious Day

    I live at home with my dad and sister. Not a very big family but still I'd prefer to be living on my own and until that day one of the main reasons I stay up late is so I can be alone. Everything is quieter, there's no radio coming from my dad's office (he works at home) and...
    UnseenBlossom UnseenBlossom 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 4, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Clock Slave

    Each morning, M-F I get up at 4:30 AM and go to bed @ 9:30 PM. Doesn't leave time for much life!
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M 3 Responses Apr 17, 2008

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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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    Always

    i always struggle with this.  but what is considered reasonable for me is different because i work nights.  wish i could get off work and crash in the morning so i could do more during the day.  but i seem to need that wind down time.  wonder if...
    merisszzilla merisszzilla 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 19, 2008

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    I Just Can't Seem to Get Into Bed

    I'm not really sure exactly what it is, but I just don't like going to bed early.  It's kinda a funny thing too because I used to go to bed early as a kid, around 6:00 or so according to my mom (not out of choice, but I quit taking naps by the time I was 2, so my mom...
    RandomFortune RandomFortune 26-30, F Jan 6, 2008

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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 Do Struggle

    Beacuse of EP, mainly! I can't help but add one more experience or one more story. I can't seem to get to sleep anyhow.  I try to go to the bed earlier these days, thinking the mere idea of being horizontal will knock me out quicker.  It sometimes works, but not on a...
    debmichelle debmichelle 36-40 May 25, 2008

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    Well Ever Since I Got Those Friggin Rabbits....

    I was always able to go to sleep at 10 pm to 11 pm for the latest. My friend has a rabbit that I had taken care of for a week, I thought that it was a piece of cake since her rabbit behaved so nicely.  I really had no idea what i was getting into when i decided to buy a...
    angelofthenight angelofthenight 21-25, F 2 Responses Jul 27, 2010

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    I Sleep Late So I Can Have Some

    I am married, work full time, and have a 4 year old son.  I don't get alone time unless i stay up late after everybody else has gone to bed, which is typically at 10.  I need my alone time to keep me grounded.  To stay sane.  It doesn't matter what I...
    PobbleToes PobbleToes 41-45, M Nov 11, 2008

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    I'm a Mom and Don't Like Bed!

    I'm the mother of four and I find myself not going to bed until 1,2, or even 3 in the morning.  I always feel like I'm missing out on quiet time if I go to bed at a reasonable time.  I always have to wake up early with my kids and I find myself tired all day.  Come...
    findlay712 findlay712 26-30, F Oct 18, 2007

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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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    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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    EP Really Doesn't Help

    I get into a conversation and then I don't want to stop... and yet I know I need my rest.
    JRSK007 JRSK007 51-55, M 2 Responses Nov 29, 2007

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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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    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 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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    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 21-25, F 1 Response Jun 29, 2007

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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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    All Hours Of The Morning!!

    i always end up staying up till like 3 or 4 in the morning, cos i work as a chef in a hotel, and most nights i end up finnising around 11, and sometimes later, so by the time i get home, ineed a couple of hours to wind down after work, wich i usally spend on line here on ep, and...
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M 2 Responses Oct 14, 2009

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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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    I Cant Seem to Find the Off Switch

    I am a night person pure and simple and always have been! Love to read or paint at night or write as the mood strikes me! It seems to be when my brain burns brightest. For me the darkess is a healing , comforting place. I do not associate it with the chaos or depression .
    Sandman2030 Sandman2030 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 4, 2007

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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

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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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    Not a Morning Person

    Ever since I got my new job and start at 8 am I have been struggling to get to sleep at a decent hour.  10 hour work days are rough on only a couple hours sleep, but i always end up staying up hanging out with my friends or waiting for my boyfriend to get off work so i can...
    worriedforbro worriedforbro 21-25, F Oct 2, 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 7 Responses Feb 18

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