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I Wake Up Every Night to Go to the Bathroom

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    Very Annoying!

    It doesn't matter whether I drink water before bed or not, I still wake up several times in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom. Sometimes I don't even want to go that bad, but my mind just wakes me up for some reason. Weird reason. The only time when I may not wake up...
    misasja misasja 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 4, 2008

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    A Bother

    But at least a legitimate excuse to walk naked allong the whole house.
    Drzewowit Drzewowit 36-40, M Jun 28, 2012

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    Several Times a Night

    I wake up several times a night to go to the bathroom.  My husband also has this problem and his doctor diagnosed him with sleep apnea.  See what is happening is he stops breathing in his sleep and to protect him from dying his body will send out the sensation of a...
    rondat rondat 41-45, F Dec 28, 2008

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    35 And Up More During The Night Than When I Was A Toddler!

    I am a 35 year old woman, non-smoking, healthy, 130 -ish pounds...no major medical issues  yet I haven't had a full night's sleep in 3 years! I am up a minimum of 4 times to go to the washroom every night.  Not just a feeling, I actually have to go.  I cut out the fluids by 6...
    alisonashdown alisonashdown 36-40 1 Response Jan 20, 2011

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    Its Like Groundhog Day...

    Every night, its the same thing.  I wake up needing to use the bathroom.  Always with an erection too.  I look at the clock, and its 4:30.  Every night - 4:30.  There was a time when it was always 3am, but for a while now, 4:30 is the time.  Now all...
    jasonk jasonk 31-35, M 5 Responses May 24, 2008

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    3x's Cancer Survivor

    I had stage 3 ovarian cancer in 97 and breast cancer, stage 2 in 2004 and again in 2010 (was so small they couldn't stage it).  Last couple of months I have been having breast pain,I will have all my testing in March, should I call the doctor and get them done earlier?  I have...
    BSchach BSchach 61-65, F Jan 25, 2012

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    One Of Life's Unsung Priorities

    This is not a unique experience.  If you'll pardon the tongue stuck in my cheek (I mean my own tongue, folks), I'd say doing this -- getting up to use the washroom -- is preferrable to the vast majority (I know there are exceptions, even here in E.P.) than the alternative...
    UnderEli UnderEli 41-45, M Dec 29, 2011

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    Almost Every Night

    I have been told, not to drink two hours prior to bedtime and I find this hard cause I'm always thirsty.  By drinking, I wake up since I need using the bathroom.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 3 Responses May 21, 2011

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    A Haunted Shower

    i was shaving in the bathroom when suddenly a creepy little girl flashes into my mind so i walk quickly towards the shower wich in some of my dreams is haunted so once there my mind flashes again but i see my little sister when she was younger and her in the present age but its...
    yowda yowda 16-18, M 1 Response Sep 4, 2007

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    Most Of The Time...

    I too am one of those who wakes up to go most nights... but on some nights, unfortunately, I don't wake up in time. I've always had an under-developed bladder and I generally need to go within 2 to 3 hours (give or take) of falling asleep. If I don't wake up and go at that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 7, 2010

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    I Enjoy A Night

    I enjoy a night when I don't wake up to go to the bathroom as it gives you a decent rest instead of an interupted one.
    cndrewdrvr8 cndrewdrvr8 46-50, M Jun 17, 2011

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    Me and the Dogs

    My dogs need to go out at least once during the night.  Since I have had my dogs for many many years; I am now like them in that when I get up to let them out I have to go as well. I can not remember the last time I slept all night with out having to get up and go.  I...
    Grits4life Grits4life 46-50, F 2 Responses Feb 2, 2009

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    Oh God. . .

    Story of my life! I wake up more than once every night (sometimes MANY) in pain having to go to the bathroom....(urinate) It sucks. I have gotten used to it. I have Interstitial Cystitis. So, you learn to live with it. But, I am constantly in pain, constantly bloated...
    DeutschBag DeutschBag 18-21, F Oct 20, 2008

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    i had a dream within a dream. I was dreaming i was lying on the beach gazing at the stars yanno as you do ? then i woke up well thats what i thought i tried to move but i couldnt...
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    I only get Nightmares when I at least sleep for more than two hours. But every time I sleep that's all I get. Terrifies me every night. They are usually about me dying or losing my...
    BooBear99 BooBear99 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 4

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    Every night when getting ready for bed, after a nice hot shower, nothing can compare to slipping on a nice fresh pair of satin panties and topping it with a satin nightie. It feels...
    CathytheCD CathytheCD 61-65, T 8 Responses Jan 2

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    I don't sleep at all , I stay up all night every night because I can't sleep . It's not a problem I just like being awake lol, message me if your up and bored too
    kovykov kovykov 18-21, M Jan 17

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    When I was a child I always watch every night the sky and watch dozens of stars shining, It was beautiful until I moved to northern Europe. I don't see the stars anymore. I only a...
    TheWiseRedOwl TheWiseRedOwl 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    this is my problem right now and pretty much every night.. I have too much on my mind and I can't sleep and it sucks...
    Louder4life Louder4life 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 2

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    I'm feeling lonely this past few weeks. 2015 was a bomb. It's true as days goes by everything constantly change. I was happy and full of life my heart was filled with joy when I...
    imsoflhai imsoflhai 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 16

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    I am brave, but would you know? You just sit their on your little phone, I am home but you don't care if I'm anywhere, would you know if I am sick or depressed? No all you care...
    Reay2002 Reay2002 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    Usually because I end up crying most of the night. I'm almost always late to my first class at 8am. The teacher told me I need to start caring and get my *** to class on time. I...
    charkzilla20 charkzilla20 16-17, M Jan 13

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    I have always been a night owl, a creature of the night, a nocturne. My oldest daughter is one too and my grand daughter was born at 3am so she definitely is too; also her father...
    Mermaiden333 Mermaiden333 46-50, F Jan 20

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    its gotten to the point where I don't want to sleep at night and will actually sleep with a lamp on. my nightmare is where I cause my friends gruesome death and witness it over and...
    Inara24 Inara24 13-15, F Jan 13

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    I have been living in this "shared hallucination" for the past 30+ years. I called it "surviving" instead of living but now I realize I was trying to describe what Ekhart Tolle...
    KemiKill KemiKill 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 22

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    But it's not like I can't crack a joke about it.It's a meandering point for me. The thing about it, for me,  is not about sulking and laying in bed all day while Wagner plays...
    Moltencorgi2 Moltencorgi2 22-25, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    It's so hard to fall asleep tonight, my nightmares are coming back. I close my eyes and then I feel adrenaline run through me and I start to hyperventilate. I calm myself as best I...
    vault101 vault101 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 19

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    I keep having these weird nightmares, I'll try my best to explain it. So I wake up as a completely different person, in a totally different family, I don't even know my name, Im...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 8

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    Sadly, college doesn't allow me to embrace this side of me. Have to wake up at 6:30 every day. If I could I would be awake in the night right up until the early hours of the...
    TheCoffeeGuy TheCoffeeGuy 16-17, M Jan 11

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    I can't sleep, every time I close my eyes I get nightmares. Why do I keep getting nightmares about me dying from suicide, and starvation. The dreams get so detailed that its scary...
    BooBear99 BooBear99 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    I have no idea why, but i always stay awake at night... I strive to wake up earlier so i can enjoy the sun and morning a little bit, but i can't fall asleep untill 3-6 am xD I...
    TheLonelySoul12 TheLonelySoul12 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 19

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    The one that I always have around this time till a few days after Valentin's day and around November 14th is I see my aunt and we're talking and laughing having a good time, then I...
    MarineGirlfriendMary MarineGirlfriendMary 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 19

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    I wish the night was longer. It's gonna be 3:30am soon. This LiveStream is lastin forever and I'm a bit hungry.
    ForeverStarrs ForeverStarrs 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

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    All the night owls wanna chat for a bit ?
    LipsOfAnAngel89 LipsOfAnAngel89 22-25, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Every weekend I take a long nap for all the hours of sleep I have lost during the week. Its usually 2 hours or so. For a couple of years now I've been getting nightmares in BROAD...
    dailydreamer70 dailydreamer70 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    Everyday I wake up I look up into my watch and tell myself I have to survive today and think about things that I need to do keep myself moving forward till night comes....I do this...
    dreamchaser23 dreamchaser23 26-30, M Jan 9

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    The demon ( depression ) is getting stronger I took four diazapams before bed..2 usually knocks me out till morning and I wake feeling ok if not in a good mood...but I took 4 and...
    rubyjuly rubyjuly 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 23

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    I don't really fully wake up until 6 in the evening. That's when I have energy. I lay awake while my family sleeps at night. I am my best me at night. I'm more creative when the...
    Talice88 Talice88 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 2

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    I am definitely a night owl who likes to stay up past midnight and above. Is either I sleep during 3 -4 am, or I wake up at 2-3 am. Which makes my whole sleeping pattern cycle...
    msunique1989 msunique1989 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 7

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    Laura Esmon’s Speech to Undecided Seniors, “Teachers, You’ve Gotta Hate Them.” "I’m betting more than half of you don’t have a clue what you’re going to be doing in...
    lauraesmon lauraesmon 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    I keep dreaming that I become friends again with this girl that I had been friends with from kindergarten- age 21 (we are not friends anymore). We stopped being friends at age 21...
    Eastcoastgirl2 Eastcoastgirl2 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    seem like when im in my bathroom everything seem to go right in my toilet whats the odd's of that ??was going in my bathroom trying unbotton my belt and belt top brokes off and go...
    ROWELLLISA421 ROWELLLISA421 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 17

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    Of course I wake up wanting to chat after everyone's gone to sleep.... the disadvantages of sleeping through the day :P
    FindingNirvanaa FindingNirvanaa 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 19

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    I am so sick of this, I can't fall asleep till 7am, sometimes even 8.. and I just want to sleep normally again.. I've always had this problem but now it's just getting in the way...
    fastlife22 fastlife22 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago