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I Cant Sleep When I Have Alot Of Things On My Mind

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    Equanimous Days

    New meaning can redefine past experience, just as time heals all wounds.Shortly after becoming familiar with this term, I noticed when it was used to describe the response from a crew of deep sea fishermen caught in high winds as they pulled together to weather a storm.Equanimity...
    gsparky22 gsparky22 41-45, M Dec 21, 2012

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    I didn't go for what I wanted

    but instead I settled for I already have.. Is that good or bad?
    purplefreespirit purplefreespirit 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    Too stressed to sleep,

    haven't slept well for 2 weeks.
    lostinsocietyexpectations lostinsocietyexpectations 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    Can't relax tonight. I wish I could leave work

    at the office and yet here I am not sleeping and stressing instead. Deep breaths for some mediation--- let's hope this works. I wish our brains had an off switch!
    danie728 danie728 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 9

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    Why Cant I Forget You?

    Its been many many months since I've replied to your texts. How I wish I could respond to them. I miss you. Wicked. But I know you're better off without me. You were my master, my lover, my man. I was torn so hard. But I know that I am not the sub you wanted. I could never...
    kiesterdee6 kiesterdee6 22-25, F Nov 22, 2013

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    alissabd alissabd 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 14

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    Sheismybestfriend Sheismybestfriend 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 16

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    I was literally going crazy with thoughts last

    night. Letting them get to me. I would get to work and the few I had one would call off. We don't make enough money to support ourselves let alone an 8 month old baby. I miss my sister who passed away. Well going to bed at 1:30 and waking up at 5 actually didn't phase me much. I...
    aburns aburns 26-30, F May 19

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    Every Night

    I analyze everything, perhaps over analyze. I think all the time at night and then I don't sleep and this will go on for days at a time-insomnia. I really enjoy sleeping, but it's hard for me not to think.
    KisKat KisKat 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 30, 2013

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    I can't sleep so many thoughts going over

    and over in my head... So seeing as I'm up for a sleepless night anyone care to chat?
    milichja milichja 22-25, F Jul 29

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    It's a little after midnight & no one in my

    "circle" is online. Must be nice to be able to fall asleep most nights. Lol.....
    sami345 sami345 41-45, F Jan 29

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    kcm92 kcm92 22-25, F Mar 16

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    I have insomnia almost every night.

    I used to be bullied in school and those kids would make me ashamed of myself because I was different. All the mean things they said to me back in those days comes back in my head almost every night. I starting to forget, and I guess thats a start. There's a start for everything...
    mammou mammou 18-21, F Feb 7

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    For The Past Two And A Half Hours

    I have been trying to sleep. I really thought I was tired. But I am not sure what is preventing me from sleeping. This has been happening a lot. It might be the numerous things that are inside my head. Crazy things inside my head. Does this really prevent you from sleeping? I...
    JubeJube1231 JubeJube1231 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 7, 2012

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    No Sleep

    It seems things never seem to be settled before I tuck myself between the sheets. I worry about what cup I left unwashed, if the doors are locked, if I blew out the candle. I worry about what my husband did that day, or who. I worry about what bill comes up next and if I mailed...
    POMomma POMomma 26-30, F Nov 13, 2012

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    5 Minutes A Day

    While we lay in bed at night, waiting to fall asleep, we could easily spend what could be the best 5 minutes of the day.I wrote the following breathing exercise to help sleep uninterrupted from bad dreams, stress, anxiety or tension.Try this!Lay on your back with one or both...
    gsparky22 gsparky22 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 21, 2012

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    Can't Stop Thinking About It

    Recently met someone and thought there was a good common connection. Then nothing...I can't get the feeling out of my head. Can't turn it off.So very little sleep is the result... I hate when that happens! 
    verydeepthinking verydeepthinking 51-55, M 4 Responses Sep 12, 2013

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    Like tonight for example.

    Someone talk to me!!! lol.
    Wholam Wholam 18-21, F Mar 27

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    Tossing And Turning

    This boy from school...let's call him Michael. This whole summer I've been tossing and turning in bed. I can't stop thinking of him. Michael is a guy from my classes and we share mutual feelings for each other. We live 7 hours away from each other and I won't see him til either...
    XxWolverinaxX XxWolverinaxX 18-21 1 Response Jul 27, 2013

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    Sheismybestfriend Sheismybestfriend 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 17

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    it's strange i always find it hard to fall

    asleep at night, yeah, since the day we broke up. I'm afraid of sleeping alone at night so what i usually do is to find someone and talk, just about anything that comes in my mind to not make myself feel lonely. I am sick and tired of this feeling. I dislike being alone...
    jessycarcher jessycarcher 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 30

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    Why aren't any of my "circle" friends awake

    now when I want to chat?!?!?! Ughhhh... Oh well, no worries. I'm gonna try to get some sleep now that it's 4:00am! :)
    sami345 sami345 41-45, F Jan 31

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    Can't Get To Sleep? Insomniacs Anonymous Project

    CAN'T GET TO SLEEP? INSOMNIACS ANONYMOUS PROJECT Whilst the rest of the world is sound asleep are you kept awake by thoughts buzzing around your head? We want to hear those voices; from the mundane, quizzical and funny to the dark, introspective and anxious. Call, leave a...
    insomniacsanonymous insomniacsanonymous 26-30 Nov 13, 2012

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    Restlessness.

    I can't sleep when I have a lot of things on my mind... So pretty much every night. It takes me hours upon hours to fall asleep, and when I finally do, there's no guarantee that I'll stay in a comatose state. Half of the time, I'll end up dreaming something crazy, waking up, and...
    sydneyv513 sydneyv513 70+, F 1 Response Jun 30, 2013

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    It Seems Sort Of Impossible

    when there are things in my life happening unresolved things i cannot shut my brain off it is just so concerned all the time and won't let me sleep
    MissTori MissTori 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 18, 2012

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    Random thoughts running through my head.

    so many questions yet just a few answers, "what if" "what if not" I like to view things or to look at things right before it could happen. I am thinking a scenario of "what will happen if" I am already thinking of the outcome. well maybe I'm just over thinking, A head of...
    jayperez89 jayperez89 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 5

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    Serenita Serenita 41-45, F 3 Responses Sep 22

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    This is me every time I have to go into work at 6:00 with an alarm set at 4:30. Get in bed nice and early, all ready for a good night sleep, and then I roll around for an hour or...
    scrtasnman13 scrtasnman13 18-21, M Sep 22

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    sunnynight15 sunnynight15 18-21, F Oct 12

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    Who else is im a criminal justice student who studied to long and cant sleep anyone wanna talk?
    Cbh004 Cbh004 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    im tired but i cant sleep, instead i cry, and i have school fml. idk what to do anymore, ive been crying myself every night for 2 years now...im just tired meantally, physically...
    thatdepressedgirl thatdepressedgirl 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    What will actually make me sleep! When I go to bed it takes me like 3 hours to fall asleep and it's so annoying!
    selfhate27 selfhate27 13-15, F Sep 25

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    If stressed I wake up all hours of the night. I do sleep but very fitful.I try to avoid stress or conflict during the evening so I can allow myself quality sleep.I have a medical...
    saxappeal saxappeal 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 29

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    I can't seem to shake that feeling. I don't hate myself, I just feel like there's more there. Really, I feel like I'm at the point where I just become complacent and live with...
    lilbittykink lilbittykink 26-30, F 20 hrs ago

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    The Doctor has given me some sleeping tablets . I tend not to sleep . Dyslexics are light sleepers or they are really heavy sleepers . While autistics ten to wake early and get...
    Drwho1963 Drwho1963 51-55, M 13 hrs ago

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    It's 4:00 in the morning, and I'm still awake. Just so much on my mind, I don't wanna try to sleep cause I'll just lay there and think about everything. I guess there will be no...
    HisDaysAreNumbered HisDaysAreNumbered 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 4

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    I can't sleep at night. Whenever I close my eyes or even have a few minutes of silence to myself, my mind would just drift to the thought of him. In the event that I actually do...
    CantankerousBabe CantankerousBabe 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    Too much on my mind. And I just can't clear my head because I feel like I am wasting time not figuring things out if I'm not thinking. Ughh!
    fabulouschrissy fabulouschrissy 31-35, F a week ago

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    I can't sleep, I don't feel good and these 2 girls keep getting on my mind. I've been laying in bed for 4 hours trying to sleep and I keep getting distracted
    Carsonisthedawg1025 Carsonisthedawg1025 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I hate it when I can't fall asleep when I want too, but then I fall asleep when I don't want too. And even when I do sleep it's a broken sleep or it's a restless sleep. I wish I...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 21

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    I'm tired but I can't sleep and it's because my mind is running rampant with the thought of you and me and the us that doesn't exist. What would it be like to touch you and be held...
    modernmuse modernmuse 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 23

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    This really ***** me. I want to sleep and kind of need to, but night is when I do all my thinking. Sleepiness wears off after the first few hours and leaves me awake stewing over...
    WillMeer WillMeer 46-50, M 3 days ago

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    Don't know why.. Don't usually have this problem.. A lot on my mind I guess..?
    akaKitten akaKitten 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 30

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    I wish I could turn my mind off & just rest...
    mciarleglio26 mciarleglio26 18-21 4 Responses Oct 8

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    Laying in bed thinking about this past week. Yeah it was roughhhh! So many things went on, so many laughs, tears, and a whole lotta bad attitude. I regret some of the things that...
    lizygurl lizygurl 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    It's kind of like I can't sleep ever -_- well honestly I weirdly never feel tired it seems like when I do sleep it's more like passing out from eventually pass out without knowing...
    trinidadsteph92 trinidadsteph92 22-25, M Sep 23

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    Lost night I could not sleep until 12am then I was back up at 1am and could not get back to sleep until 6am then I head to get up at 6:30am! I'av been in bed trying to sleep sin 8...
    Shabz5black Shabz5black 22-25, F Sep 25

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    Sleeplessness Solution that Worked for Me: I have always had trouble sleeping due to the avalanche of thoughts, self doubt, obsessive planning and conjecture, regret, vivid...
    foxtale foxtale 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 29

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    It's been nearly two years since it happened. As much as I want this to be over and done with, I don't want to face it either. I think my sleep issues in recent weeks have been...
    NeelraDorianGray NeelraDorianGray 31-35, F 6 Responses Oct 13

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