I Am An Insomniac Overthinker

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    Once again here are with my brain not shutting

    the **** up. I just want to go to sleep
    jennaveivea jennaveivea
    41-45, F
    Sep 5, 2014

    Night is my worst enemy.

    I dread laying down at night because I already know whats going to happen, I'm going to lay there and think about every possible thing imaginable. Its like I cant control my thoughts. Even if I do sleep its only for about three hours and then I wake up like clockwork and...
    Nuncie88 Nuncie88
    26-30, F
    1 Response May 19, 2014

    its hard to sleep when you are having an

    anxiety about things that are far from reality or wont even happen. over thinking again.
    TurnOffTheLights TurnOffTheLights
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Apr 16, 2014
    novemberbabex novemberbabex
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Nov 23, 2015

    The majority of time it takes me at least two

    hours to actually get to sleep. I'll feel tired and ready for sleep, but I am unable to drift off straight away. In that time, And not always the standard stress of modern day life, random stuff comes into my head. I just can't switch off, I've tried changing my sleep habits but...
    deleted deleted
    Apr 7, 2015

    I can't sleep. At all.

    The most sleep I get on a good night is 1-5 hours. And that's on good nights. The longest I've gone without sleeping was 7 nights straight. **** me gently with a chainsaw.
    junglejimlove junglejimlove
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 2, 2015

    Can't Sleep Even If I Want To

    Being an insomniac is a really difficult thing already but over-thinking makes it more crazy, Especially when you want to sleep so much and you can feel the spirit of sleep taking over you but you just remain there like some kind of a night owl listening to every sound and gazing...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Sep 30, 2013

    Every Single Night

    That's why I'm up right now, actually. I can't stop thinking- my mind races and races. :(
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    1 Response Sep 13, 2010

    Never Slept Last Night, Not Sleep Now, and Won''t Be Sleep In a Few Hours! Or Tonight Or Maybe Even Tomorrow!

    I am currently searching for mood stabilizing natural supplements, while sharing experiences, writing a blog, and it is now 9am with know sleep since 11am yesterday morning, I do this often. I Stay up for 1, 2, and once 3 days, I think I also, have GAD Generalized Anxiety...
    maniachick maniachick
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 6, 2009

    I can't sleep and I just figured out

    that life is just. Pointless. We all die at some point even if we have the happiest moments in earth. Society hurts us in many ways and we just can't handle it. It's not out fault. We have this constant pain and feeling of worthless. It's sad when all you have is bands. Your...
    Kailenalovesyou Kailenalovesyou
    16-17, F
    Dec 27, 2014

    So what if they catch us ?

    Let the chains of insanity bind us We shall not weep nor wail For here we lay captives High are the walls that hold them out Strong are the walls that hold us in No sun shall ever kiss our rosy cheeks again That is fine, let the fire within rage on Fresh is the earthy stench...
    deleted deleted
    Sep 8, 2015

    I hate that I sometimes get a rush out of doing

    things that aren't good for me, or good in general.
    alexiskay alexiskay
    18-21, F
    Jan 2, 2016

    Riddled With Anxiety Once the Sun Goes Down

    Right now I am awake at 4:16 a.m., wishing for nothing more than a completely uneventful, dreamless sleep. Tonight I am wondering why I am so full of anxiety all the time, and how I can possibly overcome it. I personally believe in trying all other options before...
    PyroPathos PyroPathos
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jul 14, 2009
    MaryJay712 MaryJay712
    18-21, F
    Oct 1, 2014

    wow. my insomnia didnt act up last night!

    ! i actually got sleep!! i got 10 hours of sleep instead of 3 or 4!!! im so excited! i could run a marathon!! i could do anything!! anyone else have insomnia?
    phobicnightmare phobicnightmare
    16-17, F
    Aug 12, 2014


    I am not where i want to be but i am not where i used to be.. i set small goals and work towards a bigger goal ..:)
    farhaans farhaans
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jul 23, 2013

    Reason can be a burden.

    I think about everything, reasoning. I wake early thinks still on my mind.
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 27, 2014

    The less sleep I get the more anxious I get

    and the less sleep I get. How can I break this cycle. I have also given up a 5 month chronic cannabis habbit and been clean for 10 days now if anyone thinks this may be related? I would really appreciate a response, peace.
    harrymccain harrymccain
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jun 9, 2014

    I seriously don't know what's wrong with me.

    I have always had difficulty sleeping, but it it has got so much worse now! I am not able to sleep, AT ALL! Neither at night nor during the day. I have hardly slept for more than 10 hours in the last three days. I have been staying up all night and going to classes. I come back...
    simran1694 simran1694
    22-25, F
    Feb 5, 2014

    What is about nights

    that keeps me awake? Is the darkness or is the awareness that I am a creature of the night? All the world's rights and wrongs build shelves in my mind. The whispers of the devil are clear as screams. The high, the insanity I welcome it all. I know it might be the end of my...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jan 10, 2015

    What if this is it? Is there anything beyond

    the banalities of real life? My soul is barren and scorched without an oasis in sight. If this life and this rigmarole is all there is to it, then I am lost. I am searching for something beyond what there is. In the quiet of the night when the wolves are out; I wander searching...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 19, 2015

    I didn't know there was a word

    for it, well. I guess I am if I lay til 2-3 at night/morning overthinking everything...
    deleted deleted
    Jul 2, 2015

    Just recently ( last few months ),

    I faced this. I wasn't sleeping very well at all. I had just broken up with someone I do dearly love, and was always reviewing things in my mind. I did that for a month. Then I started to think about getting her friendship back... now that we're friends again, I'm sleeping...
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71
    41-45, M
    Jun 30, 2014

    Oh My, Yes I Am.

    I don't sleep. End of story. The only reason I sleep is either because I'm bored, I had caffeine (yes, it puts me to sleep >.>) or because there's nothing on my mind for a few minutes. But as soon as I close my eyes, I start my mind up again. I can't say I hate it, because I'm...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Apr 25, 2011

    I'm so exhausted. My mind has shown me

    once again how screwed up it is and I can't stop over thinking. :/ I just want sleep so badly. :(( I feel like my "best friend" hates me. And I can't stop thinking about my family. Ugh I just need a clear mind. Is there a list to sign up for a new one? :/
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 4, 2014
    marianajohnson marianajohnson
    18-21, F
    Jul 3, 2015

    Oh yes. But I'm working on changing that!

    Progress is slow (as in glacial) but I'll just keep knocking away at it :-)
    deleted deleted
    Jul 7, 2015

    The Switch

    I wish I could find the switch to my brain sometimes. Ok most of the time. It never shuts off and I find myself wide awake most nights until the wee hours of the morning or the next night as it works out so often. If someone out there knows where the switch is. Please let me know...
    teleman teleman
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Sep 22, 2009
    jazzg25 jazzg25
    18-21, F
    Oct 16, 2014

    WTF..... I needed to go to bed like 3 hours ago.

    But I feel like I need to cry my guts out but I don't have time for this ****. I already look like a zombie I have to get up soon.
    Girl808 Girl808
    36-40, F
    Oct 20, 2015

    Rumi On Love

    “When I am with you, we stay up all night. When you're not here, I can't go to sleep. Praise God for those two insomnias! And the difference between them.” ― Rumi
    zeeva70 zeeva70
    41-45, F
    Dec 22, 2012

    I think there's some kind of switch

    that flips whenever it's finally bed time for you then you suddenly become mawkish.
    BittersweetRose BittersweetRose
    18-21, F
    Jun 19, 2015

    I can't think.My head spins

    so out of control,I tried. Now what? I can love again.I can feel threw my pain.I didn't know I had it in me..But I do...This isn't in my plan...but, maybe I don't know my plan.
    ssj3 ssj3
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Oct 29, 2015

    Up late again... everyone tells me how

    unhealthy it is to do what I'm stuck doing at my age. But how can I sleep? I can't help but think so much this late at night... what else is there to do? Tonight I'm watching the snow but I think about other things; people, literature, climate, science, everything I have...
    KaylaVB19 KaylaVB19
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 9, 2015
    jennaveivea jennaveivea
    41-45, F
    Sep 4, 2014

    That time of night...

    .. peace and switch the brain off from my infinite stresses
    Proactivity Proactivity
    26-30, M
    Jun 3, 2014

    I Find...

    I find that some of my most intriguing thoughts occur in the wee hours of the morn when I should be sleeping but can't. Every time my head touches the pillow my mind starts to race. Then I toss.....and I turn. ...and toss. Turn.   Finally I just get back up and browse...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Dec 27, 2008

    Laying in bed alllll night staring around,

    tossing and turning. My mind is racing all over the place i cant even keep up with my thoughts.
    kcm92 kcm92
    22-25, F
    Jan 4, 2014

    Insomnia is just one of the problems caused by

    my overthinking, I just started neurofeedback treatment and the therapist said my brain shows way too much activity... it's amazing that you can actually see proof that you are overthinking
    JelizaRoze JelizaRoze
    22-25, F
    Sep 12, 2015

    I constantly analyse peoples actions,

    speech, body language .etc towards me. As soon as even the tiniest thing goes wrong, I lose sleep overthinking what ive done wrong. In the same way I overthink everyones compliments towards me.
    makemountainstremble makemountainstremble
    18-21, M
    May 18, 2015

    it's 6:20 in the morning,

    i should be asleep but i am wide awake with thoughts of my past, the present and the future, pumping through my veins. Thoughts of traumatizing experiences make it worse;sucking me back into that reality giving me panic attacks.So i stare at my ceiling until my eyelids close.
    MutedWords MutedWords
    18-21, T
    Oct 28, 2015

    Haven't slept for 2 days.

    Trying to is pointless
    Mollythebunnie Mollythebunnie
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 29, 2015

    I spend so many hours awake at night

    when I should be sleeping. But my brain doesn't want to sleep. Instead it thinks about all kinds of useless things and tries to solve problems. The only thing is that I dont want to solve problems in the middle of the night.
    danscarlett danscarlett
    Dec 28, 2014
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