20 Signs You Might Be Sleep Deprived

Sleep deprivation...

It's a scientific fact that the human body needs sleep. In order for us to function properly we must get appropriate rest. Most of us need lots of it. Some of us don't need that much.

There are times when for one reason or another we don't get adequate slumber and it does catch up with us.

There are warning signs to be aware of that would let you know if you are possibly sleep deprived. I've included some signs below. Lack of sleep signs vary from person to person.

What happens to one person might not happen to another. We are all unique. We know our bodies and if one or more of these signs has happened to you I suggest trying to catch up with your slumber.

Some of us might feel that sleep is overrated and that you could survive with just a few hours a night. Some of you might think that you will have enough sleep when you are dead. This might be true also, but if you don't get enough sleep you might be dead sooner then you think.

Studies show that lack of sleep leads to obesity, depression, heart disease, anxiety and diabetes. Sleep is crucial to our well being.

How many times have you done something silly, mind-blowing or life threatening when you didn't receive the recommended daily dosage of sleep? I'm sure you have your tales to tell. Please feel free to share them in the comment section below.

20 Signs of Possible Sleep Deprivation...

  1. You brushed your teeth with Preparation H instead of toothpaste.
  2. You washed your hair with Nair instead of shampoo. On the positive side, your hair will grow back.
  3. Instead of attempting to turn off your alarm clock, you turn your TV on, because you fell asleep with the remote control in your hand.
  4. While preparing your morning coffee you use corn starch instead of sugar as sweetener.
  5. The phone rings in the middle of the night and you pick up and speak into your slipper.
  6. You walk outside to retrieve the newspaper, wave hello to your neighbor. Her astonished expression makes you realize you are buck naked.
  7. Your pet pooch quizzically looks at you when you serve him a banana for breakfast while you are crunching away at his dog biscuit.
  8. You get to the office and realize you are still in your pajamas!
  9. Your wife calls to ask if by any chance you have seen your child's backpack, you look on your desk and Hello Kitty is glaring at you.
  10. In rushing back home to retrieve your brief case and return the glaring Hello Kitty to it's rightful owner you get a speeding ticket. When the officer asks for your license you hand him a condom.

More signs you might need more sleep...

11. You pull into a drive-thru and order an egg sandwich and coffee. The person responds "will this be a deposit or withdrawal?"

12. You send a naughty text to your significant other only to realize that it went to your mother. She texts you back and says "Wait until your father gets home!"

13. After an extended period of weird glances from random people, you look down and notice that your fly is open. Your patriotic briefs are exposed! You proceed to salute.

14. You start to nod off while shopping at Kohls and decide to take a snooze on the bedding display.

15. While admiring the yard work that took you three hours to complete, your neighbor steps outside. He waves and says "Much appreciated, my yard has never looked better!"

16. You are startled awake by your cat licking your face. This tends to happen when you fall asleep while loading the dishwasher and you briefly rest your head on the counter.

17. While enjoying a day at the beach you fall asleep and wake up looking like Lone Ranger since you had your sunglasses on.

18. You post TGIF as your Facebook status only to be told that it's Tuesday.

19. You walk into a sliding glass door. Knock yourself out. Curl into a fetal position and take a cat nap.

20. You take a nosedive into your plate of spaghetti.

Is it time for you to get more zzzzz's?

You could try counting sheep...

Are you sleep deprived?

  • Ya think? I still can't walk past the Preparation H in a store without cringing.
  • No. I'm good. What was the question?
  • Possibly. I need to go pack my Hello Kitty bag for work tomorrow.
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© 2012 Linda Bilyeu

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teaches12345 4 years ago

All so funny! I haven't quite made some of these a reality yet, but oh so close to it at times! Thanks for the great humor. Voted up.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

I know I'm tired when I try to dial a phone number on the TV remote! This was a great Hub, I could identify with some of the things you mentioned.


Stokermm 4 years ago

Very funny! I know I'm sleep deprived when I lay down and take a nap with my kindergarteners at rest time. Kidding! ;) this hub makes me want to crawl into bed and take a snooze!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Let's hope you don't make them a reality Teaches!:)

I've done that also Mary!!! It's something about the remote!!

Stoker, I could imagine your kids waking you up from naptime! Haha!

Thank you for stopping by! Be sure and get some Zzzzz's!


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Jason Marovich 4 years ago from United States

Hehe. I've been pretty tired, but my wife is the one I worry about. She can operate without sleep, while I end up taking catnaps standing up. People just got different motors, I guess!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Jason, That sounds like our neck of the woods also. I could keep going until my batteries are drained! Thanks for the visit!:)


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Sunshine,

This is great! I love it!

The *List Diva* strikes again.


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daisynicolas 4 years ago from Alaska

Bah, I did some of these and others that are not for printing in HP. I use the lack of sleep as a good excuse...


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Dancilla 4 years ago from El Paso

This is really good, I had a good laugh. I know when I have little sleep that is for sure. But this sure made my night and made me smile. Great hub! Voted up!


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MelChi 4 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

Haha, this was really funny! I've nearly driven somewhere with my slippers on! Great hub!! :)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Daisy...The List Diva thanks you! I hope you had a good nights sleep!:)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

daisynicolas, Oh how I wish you would share one or two of your mishaps!:)

dancilla, I know I could also feel when I'm low on my zzz's. Thanks for stopping by!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Melchi, I see many women in the PJ's and slippers at the grocery store or taking their kids to school. Hey, if it's comfy I say go for it just as long as you aren't speaking into your slipper! Ha!:)


Wilbart26 4 years ago

Your article is really helpful and should be spread. You are right about sleeping, living things needs rest, because if not, it may bring us things that we do not want to happen or events that we're not yet ready off. I experienced a week where I need to finish a project and I only slept 1 hour or 30 minutes withing the 24 hour period, then after a week, I felt sick and cannot anymore work. I rest and I do a lot of sleeping, and thank God, I recovered.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Luckily you did recover Wilbart. Your story made me think of interns in the medical field. They go days with just a few cat naps and in the meanwhile tend to patients...that's scary.

By the way...Welcome to HubPages!


Wilbart26 4 years ago

O yeah, I was really lucky to recover, and yes, can't imagine those interns attending patients... If I'm the patient, I will stand from the bed and tell them that I'm fine and they should rest, lol. Thanks for welcoming me...


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American View 4 years ago from Plano, Texas

When it's 3 in the morning and you find yourself Channel surfing looking for Ron Popiel because Ronko sells the best products and you just got a take a look at that set of steak knives one more time.


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

A funny way to start the day. Haven't done 19 yet but my elderly aunt, who was wide awake at the time, actually walked into our sliding glass door a couple of times. So we put a blue X on it to prevent that from happening. Voting this Up and Funny.


SilverGenes 4 years ago

Number 8 is still a possibility and often the subject of dreams LOL. And #2 made me move a few things around in the shower. What a fun way to start my day :)


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

This is hysterical. I didn't see anything here that I have been spared. I've learned to actually expect myself to do something stupid, at least once a day.

So nice to know now, thanks to Sunshine, I can blame it on Sleep deprivation!!!

Thanks so much for this FUNNY eye-opener!!!


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rahul0324 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

Funny ! I certainly relate to some reasons!

It's strange how these reasons seem so funny at general reading and yet.. they are reasons!


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wynnestudios 4 years ago from Phoenix, AZ

I think I am sleep deprived for sure!


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

My fave one is about talking into the slipper instead of the phone! Hehe good list Sunshine.


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DanaTeresa 4 years ago from Ohio

Great list! I haven't done any of these exact things. But pretty close.

Yesterday I drove my car up to the gas pump with it on the wrong side. TWICE! I have owned that car for over 10 years. Pretty sure the gas cap didn't move.

My favorite thing I have done is: When I was adjusting to a new sleeping medication I woke up in the middle of the night chewing on a BOOK that was sitting by my bed. Must have been dreaming about eating. :)

Oh the things we do when our brains are tired. Thanks for the laughs.


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DanaTeresa 4 years ago from Ohio

ps... My my mother has done #1 except it was diaper rash cream. Eeeeww!... shared this with her and my BFF on facebook.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

Since I am identifying completely, Linda, wih almost all of your creative and very funny warning signs, I can't be sure if I am suffering from sleep deprivation or seomething even more serious like Somes-heimers. Time will tell.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

AV, One could never have enough steak knives. Actually we could so be careful what you order!:)

Alocsin, An X on the window is a great idea. That might help me the next time I walk into a door!!

Alexandra, You are a funny one! I'm glad I could help out. :)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Effer, We all tend to do something silly a day. Some of us more then once a day. Like me! We are unique and wonderful!:)

Rahul, I agree!!!

Thank you both for stopping by. I'm off for a cat nap:)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Wynne, You might want to consider a cat nap also! Christy...you too!:)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Dana, the only good thing about chewing a book (if there was a good thing) is they have zero calories and carbs!!! Ewww about the diaper rash cream! Thank you for sharing!!:)

drbj, Keep us posted you funny, funny lady!:))


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incomeguru 4 years ago from Lagos

These are all funny sleep deprivation signs. Thanks for making me laugh out loud. Voted up!


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Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

Thankfully I have never been that sleep deprived to brush my teeth with preparation h but I have seen some scary folks try to drive and operate machinery. I agree not getting enough sleep is a bad way to go but some people think coffee and loud alarms solve their problems. Great hub!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Thank you incomeguru! Laughter is a good thing!:)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

I agree Alecia sleepy people should stay away from certain areas and objects when they are deprived! I stay away from sharp objects. Ha! Thanks for stopping by!:)


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States

Well, those are certainly excellent clues and very funny. I am sleep deprived quite often and now I know the signs to look for! hehe Thanks.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

For some reason I found the picking up the slipper instead of the phone, hilarious! lol! couldn't stop laughing! maybe its something to do with the fact that I have bunny slippers! lol! this is so funny, I have done a couple of stupid things because I am tired. I hate mornings, all the years I worked at 8 or 9 I hated it! my body clock is 3 in the morning until approx 10, so you can imagine me trying to keep awake! I am useless, I say to them at work, I will make coffee at twelve because that way I won't burn myself! I did actually go to work in odd shoes one day, had to go back and change! and another day i forgot to put my bra on! seriously! had to run back through the alley and change! phew! lol!


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK

Thanks! Its bad enough I only sleep 4 hours a night. Reading your hub now means I'm laughing my head off at the vision of the 'patriotic briefs' and the salute and any vestige of sleep is now truly gone. I have , I must confess, walked into a sliding glass door and left a nose print! Thankfully I didn't curl up and sleep. There are loads of people I've treated for sleep deprivation but couldn't do it to myself! furiously funny!


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schoolgirlforreal 4 years ago from USA

Very funny! Thanks!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Wishing you luck Pamela!:)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Nell, what would HP do without your wit and humor? It would surely be dull around these parts. Have fun with your bunny phone!:)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Isn't that ironic Docmo we could always help others, yet when it comes to ourselves it's not as easy. I salute you for what you do!:)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Thank you schoolgirl!:)


iamaudraleigh 4 years ago

You are a funny girl...lol! Condoms, Hello Kitty, and corn starch! Love this fun hub...brillint! Voted up!


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Very funny! #10 was easily my favorite. Great hub!


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theclevercat 4 years ago from Massachusetts

Once I banged my head against my garage door as it was opening, then proceeded to drive to woke and walked into my office with a leaf from the door stuck in my hair. You better believe I went to bed early that night!

Voted up and funny.


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KrystalD 4 years ago from Los Angeles

Thanks for the smile :) I needed that and maybe it helped me from taking that nosedive into my dinner!


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

The Queen of Lists strikes again! This, I must say is the funniest yet (at least to me). You could do a stand up act with this one (if you don't fall asleep).

I once fell asleep while my boss was giving me dictation. A little embarrassing to say the least.

I voted this up, funny and SHARED.


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Important information, Sunshine, and relevent to everyone. I was surprised, as I would have guessed the opposite, when I learned that sleep deprivation impacts weight, negating our best efforts at dieting. I figured the less sleep, the more calories burned and incorrectly assumed fewer zzz's would result in weight loss.

When I was still working, I commuted 90-miles to and from home every day, requiring 2-1/2 hours on the highways for 13-years. I had difficulty with so little time at home, struggling to take care of daily tasks that kept me up until 1 a.m. most days. I had to get up at 5 a.m. to get out the door to get to work on time. More days than not, I found myself nodding off to sleep while driving. Once, driving the narrow, curving 2-lane rural road near home, I fell asleep and woke in the nick of time, headed for the opposite side of the road that led to a ravine. And, I wouldn't have been the first to lose my life on that stretch of roadway. THAT woke me up. No task is worth losing sleep over that can result in a horrific accident that maims or kills the driver or another. I woke up and smelled the coffee. I'm so grateful I had the chance. Great topic, Sunshine, that warrants attention. Plus, you gave it a hilarious touch that makes it entertaining. Bravo!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Amy, Actually studies show that the less people sleep chances are the more time they have to eat. Which leads to obesity and that leads to other health issues.

On to your story...What a tale you had to tell and I'm glad you are around to share with us and possibly save a few lives!

I appreciate your comment!


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Yes, Sunshine, I first heard about the difficulty in maintaining weight when sleep deprivation is part of the picture, about 5-years ago. I was surprised to learn that, but scientists have found a correlation. I didn't think about the fact that staying up late probably encourages eating more. I recently saw a short piece on Brian Williams on the World News where he reported a GPS type device (in space, I presume) is used to monitor eating (when and what). Here in the states, it was "after hours" that all the red lights lit up, indicating bingeing on unhealthy food choices. More than the findings, I find it scary to consider the possibilities and implications in monitoring on the sly!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

That's too funny! Big Brother is watching what we eat and when we eat it, what's next? Forget I asked that!:)


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Precisely!


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ishwaryaa22 4 years ago from Chennai, India

An entertainingly funny list! I enjoyed reading this hub a lot! The point 8 reminded me of comedy scenes in movies and comic books. I recall that few years ago, while in college, I had slept very late and the next day, in order to get into college on time, I rushed through my morning routine and ended up wearing my dress inside out! My teacher and classmates pointed out this and I got very embarrassed! Then I vowed that it never happen again in my whole life!

Thanks for SHARING. Funny & Interesting. Voted up.


Poetic Fool 4 years ago

I thought this was going to be a serious hub but I was pleasantly surprised. Why I don't know, I should have known! Thanks for the laughs to start my work week, Linda! I love your sense of humor. Great hub and shared!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi ishwary, Actually if you believe in superstitions wearing a piece of clothing inside out should bring you good luck all day long. Not if it's done on purpose only accidentally. So next time you leave your house with your dress inside out I advise keeping it that way!:))


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Rick, Me serious? Now that's funny!:) Thank you for sharing and for your comment that made me smile!:)


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Jeannieinabottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD

I think I will be doing all of these things soon. Thanks for sharing! Cute hub and voted up!


lovedoctor926 4 years ago

This hub is too funny! I'm still laughing out loud (LOL) since Friday, which is the first time that I read it. Gosh, I can't imagine the taste of preparation H in my mouth! I liked #5, 6, 10, 11 is hysterical, 13, 14 and 20. As far as bananas for breakfast, this is what my dog eats for breakfast, but we like to add some fresh strawberries too. he loves it! I really think that Americans are sleep-deprived! I didn't know there was a correlation between obesity and sleep deprivation, but that must explain why there were so many fatties at the beach yesterday in skimpy bikinis and tankinis.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Jeannie! I bet you will be! You need to sleep more. Me too. Thanks for stopping by!:)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

lovedoctor! LOL! Your comment is a hoot and holler!!

Your dog eats bananas and strawberries, wow! My bunny rabbit eats those, but my dog gave me a weird look like I was loco. Never again. Haha!

Thanks for your witty comment!:)


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Pollyannalana 4 years ago from US

Loved the list. I need 7 a night and make sure I get them. Lucky so far to have no sleepless nights.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Good for you Polly!! I also try for 7 hours. Yay for sleep!:)


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

such a fan-tastic set of ideas...lol

how do you come up with all these, Sunshine.

btw, one sheep etc counting does not make me sleepy in fact, I get all fresh after it...lol

voted up as funny


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LadyFiddler 4 years ago from Somewhere in the West

ha ha i like the hello kitty one. Hmmm lack of sleep is something else you will those anywhere. You forgot dosing in the washroom at work. SHHHHH lol, maybe i give away my secret


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yssubramanyam 4 years ago from india, nellore. andhrapradesh

yes i am one of the above. now i will sleep tight. great help and hub too..


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Ruchira, I call it a gift. Or a curse. Not sure yet. LOL

I've never tried the sheep counting, I'm usually out like a light!:)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

LadyFiddler, Your secret is safe with me. Well, us. Happy napping!:)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

yssubramanyam, Thank you for the visit and the follow!:)


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Linda (Sunshine),

I had to come back and read this again. I'm very much sleep deprived this morning. The laughter is helping me to wake up.

You truly are the *List Diva*.


onlooker 4 years ago

Linda, this is a fun and refreshing hub. Work load and family obligations when they come knocking all at once one can bid bye bye to naps that's for sure. Come to think of it I need to get to bed. Work day tomorrow. Thank you and do have a great weekend.


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Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

Enjoyed your humorous list of signs you are sleep deprived! It reminds me of the days of having babies crying in the middle of the night and dreaming that I got up, gave him a bottle and changed his diaper --then couldn't understand why he was still crying!


KDuBarry03 4 years ago

Funny and true! Great Hub, linda! I have to say, that video made me laugh, the way he was saying "Sheep". His voice is so intense! haha

-KD


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LadyFiddler 4 years ago from Somewhere in the West

LOL @ Your comment ;) after mine


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Daisy, I hope you catch up with your sleep tonight. That's if we are actually able to catch up. I think once we lose it, we lose it. "Oh behave" (think Austin Powers)!:)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Ava! I've missed you. I hope all is well. Welcome back! Rest well!:)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Steph! That's a funny story!:) Thank you for sharing!!

Hi Keith! I agree about the video!! Haha!

Hi LadyFiddler, I'm glad you read that, I enjoyed writing it! Ha!:)


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

So funny!! love your hub ms sunshine!


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

You were wide awake on this one. Now go get a nap.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Thank you Spy!:)

Perspycacious, I'm happy to say I finally got at least 7.5 hours of sleep! I'm good to go.... :)


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thougtforce 4 years ago from Sweden

Haha, I love your great humor and this list gave me so many funny pictures in my head:) The things we do.. I remember one morning after I had left my daughter to preschool and found myself sitting in the driver's seat of a car that was not mine! When I looked around in the car and realized it wasn't my car I felt so ashamed and jumped out of that car in a hurry. So embarrassing! Thanks for the laugh Linda!

Take care

Tina


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Oh my Tina, I can't imagine how you felt then. I'm sure it's funny now that you think of it! Thank you for sharing, I had a good laugh and I appreciate it!:)


dxnworks 4 years ago

Sunshine625, its gr8 fun to read.. i really enjoyed and added to my gtalk dxndxb@gmail.com...


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Thank you dxnworks!:)


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PenHitsTheFan 4 years ago from Home

Cute hub!

The slipper one reminds me of a time when I was working 2 jobs and was drop dead exhausted. A coworker from one job called to ask a question when I was asleep and I had an entire incoherent conversation with the person and did not even recall it. Needless to say, I was the butt of several jokes for that one.


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Linda,

I'm sleep-deprived again. I was up late last night, messaging a sick friend.

I came back to read your Hub another time, hoping my own laughter would wake me up.

You truly are the *List Diva* of HubPages.


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa

Hilarious! I know those signs by heart. I really don't get enough sleep, because I have too many other delightful things to do, including reading hubs like these and ROFL...

Voted up and amusing!


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Anamika S 4 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

Funny, yet real! Thank God I like to have clothes on my body and do not sleep or walk around nude. Awesome hub, voted up and shared...


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wewillmake 4 years ago from kerala-INDIA

Ya its real and i also had this problem sometime...


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Daughter Of Maat 4 years ago from Rural Central Florida

This was hysterical!! Voted up, funny and awesome... I'm still laughing!


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quicksand 4 years ago

Number 14 was indeed amusing! The rest were too. Cheers! :)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

I'm guessing by all these comments that many more are sleep deprived!! I think we all need to add a few more cat naps to our daily schedule:)

Thank you all for sharing!


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

Very informative hub. I always care with health and I learn many things from this hub. Good job and thanks for share with us. Rated up!

Prasetio


Sueswan 4 years ago

Hi Linda,

Great hub. Speaking of being sleep deprived I once went to work wearing my pants inside out. I went half the day before noticing. No one said anything, maybe they were sleep deprived too. lol

Voted up up and away!

Enjoy your weekend. :)


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Senoritaa 4 years ago

Hilarious!!!!


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Thank God Linda, I just had a nap! Great signs no doubt. You had me tickled. BTW, I grabbed the remote once and hollered into it thinking it was my cell.

Voted up and funny and shared.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Prasetio...Thank you for your comment!

Sue, Now that must have been funny!!

Senoritaa, Much appreciated!!

Rajan...GOOD for YOU, keep on napping!!

Thank you all! Wishing you all many nights of good sleep!!:)


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ChristinS 4 years ago from Midwest

LoL - I can relate to a few of these - very funny. Voted up :)


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QudsiaP1 4 years ago

This gave me a real good laugh, I must go to sleep now. :P


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States

This was amusing and made me laugh Sunshine, really well done hub. Hilarious signs of sleep deprivation and this gets my vote, rated awesome and funny as well :)


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Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina

Oh, this is great, Linda-I definitely have to share this one. Happy Birthday, BTW! I'm ALWAYS sleep deprived working on the midnight shift!


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Cogerson 4 years ago from Virginia

First of all.....Happy Birthday Linda. Secondly I enjoyed reading your very humorous hub. Thirdly I have tried to watch the attached video...three times now......it works very well.....voted up and funny.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

ChristinS ~ QudsiaP1 ~ Olde Cashmere ~ Denise Handlon ~ Cogerson

I'm glad we could all relate to sleep deprivation. I'm also glad we all find humor in it! Thank you for sharing your thoughts and for the happy birthday wishes. I appreciate it and you!


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Linda (Sunshine),

I needed to laugh, so I came back to read your Hub again.


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josh3418 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

Linda,

Awesome list! I just came across it now, thanks for the great laugh! I enjoyed number 15 the most! That would be so funny if that actually happened! ROFL

Thanks for sharing this awesome hub with us! Have a good one hub friend!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Howdy Daisy and Josh, I hope you picked up some warning signs for sleep deprivation. Not even sure if addicts qualify ;-)

Thanks for your comments!


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weestro 4 years ago from Virginia

Great hub Sunshine, the worst I've done is put the ice cream in the refridgerator one night, made for a mess the next morning! I'll try to stay away from the preperation H!

Voted up and funny!


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Mama Kim 8 4 years ago

So funny!! I know I need more sleep when I have to ask my hubby 3 times how he wants his coffee and still end up making it wrong ... hot instead of cold ^_^

My favorite of yours has to be number 11... but I've come so close to 14


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HaleyMCruz 4 years ago from California

#13 and #19 were my favorites! Might as well look like you had your fly down on purpose, and since you were on the floor why not use the opportunity to nap? Brilliant list, as always!


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

What hilarious signs of sleep deprivation. I've actually done #1 (we don't need to spread this around.) I'm actually seeing a sleep specialist in 2 days. Never thought I'd fall asleep while standing in line :)

As always, your hubs are such a joy to read. You are the funnest person I know! Sharing this.


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rcrumple 4 years ago from Kentucky

Linda -

I almost fell asleep scrolling down the list of comments. That, plus that damn sheep is up to 28, 29, 30...sheep driving me crazy!! lol

Since I haven't gone to bed yet, after staying up writing and deleting poetry all night, and finally coming up with my latest listing of memories, I'm going to make this short. Blew that already, haven't I?

I loved this. You really have a great wit and a tremendous sense of humor. Reading it with my current double vision, I got to enjoy it twice.

Voting up, freakin' funny, and awesome, if I can stay away long enough to scroll back up!

-Rich


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

WTG Weestro, Your mistake wasn't all that bad...it could have been worse. Beware of Prep H. Thanks for your comment!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

MamaKim8, I could so relate! I repeat the same questions quite often throughout the day! Thanks for sharing!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Haley, A nap sounds like a wonderful idea! :)

VocalCoach, I think that compliment goes to your daughter Lisa, but I thank you for it! :)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi Rich, Your comment is a hoot and holler. Such a nice compliment to my hub. I truly appreciate it and you! :)


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

Loved this, and oh so helpful! zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz


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Lucky Cats 4 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

HAHAHAHAHA Sunshine 625. Well, I do recognize some of these symptoms...I think I'm going to bed, now...goodnight!

Up funny useful


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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ

Well, I haven't done any of these, but I did doze off while eating a sandwich on the couch and woke up to the dog eating it out of my hand. My hand was down on the floor, he thought I was offering it. I have also dozed off while babysitting my FOUR grandchildren, ages 1-7. You would think that they would keep me awake but they were quiet for a second. Woke up with one of them sleeping on me.


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Jennifer Stone 4 years ago from the Riverbank, England

Hehehehe.... this is really funny! As I know I didn't get enough sleep last night I'm going to be extra careful today after reading this... lol Thanks, voted up and stuff, Jen


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Fennelseed 4 years ago from Australia

Oh dear, so funny, but not so funny!! Don't tell anyone but I have come home after a long, tiring day at work and stood before my locked house door with my car keys in hand pushing the remote button and wondering why my house door isn't opening!!! Shh, I didn't tell you that.

Scary what tiredness does to us!! Great hub Sunshine, my votes and best wishes and sharing, but don't forget, mums the word!!!


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midget38 4 years ago from Singapore

Actually crunched on a dog biscuit instead of the "people' ones once!! LOL! This was a hoot. Thanks for the funny signs of sleep deprivation, Linda!


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Peanutritious 4 years ago from Cheshire, UK

Brilliant! This made me laugh out loud! I tend to get extra scatty round my 'time of the month' too. I once put my knickers in the fridge and the milk in the laundry basket!


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Injured lamb 4 years ago

I was once washing my face with...shampoo...lol...thanks for the sharing Sunshine625, I enjoy this much...


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RolyRetro 4 years ago from Brentwood, Essex, UK

When I was a student I travelled from the UK to the US for the summer to work, and got 2 jobs, one at Shoney's and one at Holiday Inn in Cookeville TN. I pulled 2 double shifts back to back, and by day 3 without sleep I was starting to hallucinate.

I finally was told to go home by my boss when he found me asleep on the toilet in the staff restroom, and I slept for 18 hours straight.

Happy times! Now I have 4 kids and no sleep ever.

A


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Hi TT, Thank you for starting the sleep deprivation train! :)


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Lucky Cats, I hope you are well rested now! Thanks for stopping by!

Becky Katz, Haha! Thanks for sharing your stories!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Jennifer Stone ~ Fennelseed ~ midget38 ~ Peanutritious ~ Injured lamb ~ RolyRetro .... Thank you all for sharing your witty, sleep deprived stories. I appreciate them as well as other readers! :)


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

Girl, you are SO funny. How do you think of this stuff. One morning I was eating cocoa puffs and 'Baby my schnauzer was begging at the table. I had some kibbles for her. I threw her a cocoa puff and I ate the kibble.


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ThoughtSandwiches 4 years ago from Reno, Nevada

Linda,

Let me begin by saying how hella cute that cat is who's passed out in his kibble! I had an old collie that would fall asleep in his bowl. Let me finish by saying this is hysterical! Nope...I shall not divulge how many of these I've done...I do need a nap though!

Thomas


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

Sleep......whats that?


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Mary, How did that kibble taste!? :)

Hi Thomas, I think we could all use a nap. Even your dog! Ha!

Julie, Sleep is something some people do. Not as much as they should.

Thanks for your comments!


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

You should write a follow up '5 Signs You Might Be Jet Lagged'...I would definitely read it! And I'm still sucking in my cheeks at the idea of someone brushing their teeth with preparation H....yuk! And where did the toothpaste actually go?


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

I had to laugh! But it is a serious subject--great hub!


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DzyMsLizzy 4 years ago from Oakley, CA

Haven't done any of these particular things...but...back in the day, running around like a crazy person when the kids were little (before they started getting rid of aerosol cans of everything)...there was the mistaking of the hair spray for the deodorant...and my grandpa once put shaving cream on his toothbrush...

These days, I'm always sleep-deprived for various reasons, mostly stress-related. So, if I feel like taking a nap at dinnertime, I do.

Voted up, funny, interesting and useful...

P.S. That's a darling kitty photo you found--I've seen kittens do this..so funny and cute.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

Still makes me laugh! lol! voted and shared! nell


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K9keystrokes 4 years ago from Northern, California

Nothing better than a great list! And this one is a hoot! Thanks Linda!

HubHugs~


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ImKarn23 3 years ago

OMG...all i can say is: Whatever you're smoking? I want some!

Hilarious Linda - you talking from experience here, dear?

LOL..

Tonight could be a long haul - perhaps a little 'cat' nap beforehand?

Hubsxx


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Kathryn Stratford 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

Hahaha, this is so funny! Very clever. I'm sharing this.


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DanaTeresa 3 years ago from Ohio

Came to read this again... you have such a humorous way of pointing out life's little quirks.....

Since my health has tanked I have found a new sign that I am sleep deprived. I get aches. I call it my "OLD LADY HIPS" when I wake up and feel those, it is time for another hour in bed! :P


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

Hello Sunshine! I had to come back and read this again. With all the depressing news going on in Boston and Texas right now - really needed some sunshine in my life. Hugs!


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Oh my! I could see that many others are sleep deprived! Wishing y'all a good night sleep, sometime soon :)


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Linda,

I came back to read your wonderful article / list again. You really are the List Diva!

I am so sleep deprived, I wrote a poem about it.


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dghbrh 3 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

Its the best way to start the day with much sleep among this hub.....and I am off to zzzzzzzzzz!!!!!!

funny and very interesting hub:-)

Sharing and votes all up way.


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida

Too cute. I have seen some of the really cute falling asleep positions that my grandsons have wound up in. How funny.

Back in my college days, just out of high school, I was mostly sleep deprived. Many times I went to class in my nightgown under my coat because it was 5 minutes till class was to begin. One day the professor asked me to remove to coat and come to the board to conjugate a verb ....I made some lame excuse but I am sure he had seen many girls come to class in such attire. Thanks for the smiles. Angels are on the way to you this morning ps


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Hackslap 2 years ago from Sydney, Australia

Haha ..hilarious! ...While I do manage to pull in 4-5 hours of sleep a night I havn't yet gone to the extreme of unwillingly standing butt naked in front of the neighbour ...(btw ..am sure she won't mind ..just saying :P)


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pstraubie48 2 years ago from sunny Florida

One of my favorite things to do is LAUGH. and I found the right hub this afternoon..the pictures are priceless...and I cannot decide which of these is my favorite....too cute..thanks for the chuckles.

Angels are on the way today ps


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Brite-Ideas 2 years ago from Toronto, Canada

no question about it, I'm sleep deprived. That's the one thing I have to work on for sure!


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favored 2 years ago from USA

Love your "signs" and the photos suggesting a sleep deprived person. Some of your list made me laugh, and grit my teeth because they are too close for comfort. Great list.


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DealForALiving 2 years ago from Earth

Nicely done! I tend to pause after putting salt in my coffee... happens like once every 3 months.


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CassandraCae 2 years ago from Ohio

I wish I slept less. Sometimes I feel I sleep too much.


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Daisy Mariposa 2 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Linda.

I was looking for an article to share in a Facebook group I'm in. I thought of this very funny Hub.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

LOL! I went to work and forgot to put my bra on! seriously! I couldn't understand why I felt a bit 'loose' while walking to work! suddenly dawned on me and I had to rush back and put it on! lol! so yep I get ya! great fun Linda!


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AudreyHowitt 2 years ago from California

Oh you crack me up! Loved this Linda!!


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vocalcoach 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

I actually did #1 on your sleep deprivation list. I think Lisa wrote a 'mom-hub' about it awhile back. I really got a big kick out of this. Passing it on for others to enjoy!


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JayeWisdom 2 years ago from Deep South, USA

Very funny! And the photos are adorable....Thanks for making me laugh out loud.

Jaye


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Sharkye11 2 years ago from Oklahoma

This is so me since the twins got here. After 1-3 hours of sleep per 36 hours, I do weird stuff like put dirty laundry in the fridge. And I forgot how to make a grilled cheese sandwich, lol!

Fun hub! Have to share it, since it's a subject close to my heart right now. :)


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fpherj48 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Linda Sue....Those adorable pictures of a puppy, kitten & toddler down for the count in unusual positions are simply too funny.

I wish I could say my sleep "issues" have all been solved, but no such luck. In my case, I don't think it's because I am sleep-deprived.

I think I simply screwed up my own schedule so incredibly since I retired. I see the entire 24 hour rotation as MINE all mine to do with as I wish!

There's probably a "name" for this too, but I'll be damned if I know what it is.....Time Hoarding??

Shareye......Wait! You mean we shouldn't put laundry in the fridge?


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FantasticVoyages 2 years ago from Texas

I went to the doctor just yesterday for insomnia! Wish I had read this first, so I could provide examples of the funny things I had been experiencing.

Doc's advice? Quit worrying about not sleeping, and you'll get enough sleep. Got the best sleep last night I've had in months!


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Paula Atwell 2 years ago from Cleveland, OH

I resemble this post. Although I don't think I have done anything on your list. The falling asleep in the plate picture my brother did when he was little. :)


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Sunshine625 2 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Wishing y'all a bit more sleep! :)


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ladyjane1 2 years ago from Texas

Funny stuff, i work the night shift at a juvenile detention center and man i know what it feels like to be sleep deprived. I have done two of the things you mentioned but wont say which two....good job cheers!


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hiraroomi 2 years ago from Chicago IL

haha thiswas really really good.Hello kitty bag was my favorite. Thanks for making me smile.


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FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

I can sleep anywhere, no matter how noisy, uncomfortable or short-term. I can sleep standing up, while there's fireworks or a Super Bowl party going on, whatever. I am tired. Sleep is delicious.


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vocalcoach 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

Trouble sleeping so here I am again. :) I've done most on your list. At least once. Just love the adorable photos. Such a great hub!


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rebeccamealey 2 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

Sunshine, you should have been a comedy writer. Thanks for the laughs!


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PurvisBobbi44 2 years ago from Florida

Hi Sunshine,

I know I read this before and it is so cute and funny I had to read it again.

I go to sleep at my computer---I am so tired when I finally make it to my computer room---until sometimes I turn it on and Mr. Sandman is waiting.

You have a wonderful Wednesday Dear Linda and kiss the babies for me.

Bobbi Purvis


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tillsontitan 2 years ago from New York

I had to re-read this because its so darn funny and true!


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Sunshine625 2 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Oh my, Y'all need to catch some better Zzzzz's :)


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Charmain English 2 years ago from Northern Virginia

This article is cute! I can relate to being sleep deprived. Just last week, I order a gift for my sister and completely forgot I ordered the same item for her two months ago! I spent more money on the same item the second time around. I just could not believe that I was that exhausted and completely forgot what I did!


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mary615 2 years ago from Florida

Just stopped by for a reread! I love these photos! I can sleep anytime, anywhere.

Will reshare.


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AudreyHowitt 2 years ago from California

Love, love this hub!


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fpherj48 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

I can tell I need sleep in a lot of ways. Recently, I discovered I am sleep deprived when I'm commenting on a hub and suddenly I just........................................zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz


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Sunshine625 2 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

I used to say that sleep was over rated...I think I might have been wrong. I'm tired. I need more sleep :)


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fpherj48 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Yes, that MIGHT be that ONE time that you were wrong, GF!! lololololololo


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lisavanvorst 2 years ago from New Jersey

I liked this hub. It was really cute. I do get enough sleep, however I never feel well rested. Weird Huh?


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Sunshine625 2 years ago from Orlando, FL Author

Yes, Effer...the ONE time! I'm not confessing to any other times. At this time! ;))


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poetryman6969 23 months ago

Cute puppies and kitties and such!

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