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I Can't Sleep When I Have Too Much On My Mind

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    tonight is one of those nights.

    i just can't stop remembering things i don't want to remember anymore. i hate nights like this. i just wish things were right like they used to be.
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F Mar 24

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    Damn, Like right now,

    it's just annoying sometimes, but well I think too much always, I just think, think, think and think until I found something different to do and I'm just thinking about stupid things now
    Melotellixx Melotellixx 16-17, M Jun 4, 2014

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    BehappyToday BehappyToday 18-21, F May 15, 2014

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    I get to feeling so restless.

    I don't go to bed till like 1:00-2:00
    thatgirlkay thatgirlkay 22-25, F 1 Response May 9, 2014

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    I really hate when I can't sleep at night.

    It's be nice to feel at ease when I lay my head down
    tabbi123 tabbi123 26-30, F 1 Response May 2

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    it's one of those night.

    i don't w know what to do to get to sleep.
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    I don't think anyone really can.

    When you have alot on your mind it just feels like people or like alot of yous are whispering in your ears and you just want to make it all quiet. Like tonight, There is alot on my mind but it'll go away once I get super super tired. Even when I am trying to sleep the thoughts...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M May 1

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    I can't go to sleep because I'm awake thinking

    about all the wrongs I've done throughout my life. On top of that, I have to wake up for school in 2 hours...
    TheNumberEleven TheNumberEleven 16-17, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I can't sleep because I think way to much.

    . And it's always about **** I regret.. I take sleeping pills but doesn't help much. And by the time I fall asleep it's like 4am and I sleep till like 4pm ugh! Lol
    stayyoungx stayyoungx 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 17, 2014

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    Too Many Thoughts...

    My brain won't shut off. It won't slow down. It won't stop thinking up new thoughts. Think. Think. Think. Question. Question. Question. I'm so tired...and yet my brain won't let me sleep. Too much to process. Too much to think about. Too much to do. Too much. Too much Too much...
    KassieKat KassieKat 46-50, F 6 Responses Oct 28, 2011

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    Lasbutterfly Lasbutterfly 16-17, F 2 Responses May 1

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    5:32 here staying at a hotel,

    can't sleep a wink. I didn't know I was going to wake up yesterday and my life flipped upside-down. Tomorrow I'll be homeless, again. Sometimes I wonder if I'll make it... My life has been very challenging, but I know if I get through without making too many bad choices things...
    NighthawkBM NighthawkBM 22-25, M Mar 31

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    I'm wide awake thinking about having to go

    retake my driving test for the third time I almost got it Monday but a guy gave me a fender bender so it was an automatic fail I really need my license
    waterfalls542 waterfalls542 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 30

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    Like right now. It's 12:40 AM here.

    Thinking **** making me restless. Learning to breathe n just let go.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 1

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    Anybody up to talking .

    .? Kinda down, and would like to idk get my mind of things .
    yassbishh yassbishh 18-21, F 4 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    My body sleeps, but my mind roams.

    Sometimes I fill as if I'm drowning. So I search for your hand to rescue me, before the water becomes to deep, and my screams turn into gurgles. I fill my heart beat accelerate, because I know no one is there to help me. "Wake up, Wake up" I scream to myself, "This is only a...
    Bryona Bryona 18-21, F Mar 24

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    Same..sighs..people make me anxious.

    worrying about certain people.Among other things.Sometimes i wonder if it is such a good thing i talk to more people now compared to when i was more of a loner,because at least than i had less people to get worked up over.
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 1 Response May 11

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    Be up again once again,

    I'm a Lil scared....
    BrutallyHonest13 BrutallyHonest13 22-25, F 1 Response May 8

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    I've been up since 2am

    and it is 6 already just thinking about the day I give birth to my baby girl and planning on not having any visitors over ha I feel so evil cause I hate my husbands family I hate hypocrites and they hate me. I feel like if you hate the mom to be than you must hate the child...
    crazy4love crazy4love 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 30

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    This was one of those nights.

    I have not have my usual 6 or 7 hours of sleep in over a week. My thoughts kept me awake. The rest of the week, 2 sick kids made me get up more than 3 times a night. Enough complaining loll the coffee is finally ready. Lets hope for time for a nap today. ..oh wait the boys...
    Blanche08 Blanche08 31-35, F 10 Responses Aug 29, 2014

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    Like right now....too much stuff bouncing

    around inside my head tonight.
    ILnativeNOWinAZ ILnativeNOWinAZ 41-45, M 4 Responses Mar 28

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    And Then My Sister Said This

    I can't sleep tonight. My life has been a stressful mess for several months.... OK, that was a lie. My life has been stressful for several YEARS. I thought I was hiding it well... The fear, the hurt, the sorrow. I have a younger Sister. We are very close... I love her, I...
    Kathieredart Kathieredart 56-60, F 77 Responses Feb 19, 2013

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    So I try not to worry about things I cannot

    change! If I can, then I do ponder. But try not to in the evening.
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8 41-45, M 1 day ago

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    Sleepless Nights

    Do you ever just lay in bed and think or just stare into the darkness? I stare into the darkness for hours on end and can still not clear my thoughts. My thoughts consume my me. I try not to let it get to me, but it does. I can't shake the feeling of remorse for things I wasn't...
    Jaybugg Jaybugg 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 20, 2013

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    This happens more often

    than not lately...and then I wonder if there are others I know awake at the moment. I need an off button for my mind, a "do not disturb" sign in my brain for my thoughts to see and flee from entering. I need someone to cuddle with, a gentle touch and warm embrace. Physical...
    RedHotCrazyPerson RedHotCrazyPerson 26-30, F 1 Response May 8, 2014

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    48 hours and counting of no sleep.

    I just can't stop trying to sort out my whole stupid hellish life. I constantly am trying to figure out exactly what I want and why. I have nothing else to focus on and I can't make myself stop. Help me
    stewartgreen stewartgreen 18-21, M 1 Response May 17

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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 condition that can be triggered by sleep deprivation so I have to be real careful.
    saxappeal saxappeal 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 29, 2014

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    No matter where you go

    or what you do, you live your entire life within the confines of your head.
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 24

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    Pain and fear are a deadly combination.

    No one wants to say it, but I look like ****. I can't sleep anymore. There's just too much confusion.
    cartermurrows cartermurrows 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 30

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    Dear mind, please stop thinking

    so much at night, I need to sleep. -_-
    mindstruggle mindstruggle 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 8

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    Another night of no sleep

    as my mind goes a million different places. Emotionally exhausted and tired of trying when it all seems like a waste of time :(
    ajb234 ajb234 41-45, M 3 Responses May 12

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    when I have a bad day.

    all the negative thoughts come lurking in and won't let me sleep
    oliviatt oliviatt 16-17, F Nov 20, 2014

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    purpleturtle5 purpleturtle5 36-40, F Apr 29

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    There's always so much on my mind Especially

    at night , so much to think about words and thoughts turn me on
    birdblu birdblu 31-35, F 7 Responses Dec 30, 2013

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    all I can do is sit there

    and think about everything sometimes I have to tell myself to just listen to me breathing and I'll eventually fall asleep
    youngkinyteenmom youngkinyteenmom 18-21, F 1 Response May 4

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    I'm hurting too much inside.

    I think I'm going to have a breakdown or depression because of just a small thing. I have no friends to talk to about my issues and in keeping too much of my feelings inside me. It's painful that my husband sees me in a bad way. All I did was try to protect myself from getting...
    loveumybabyliam loveumybabyliam 18-21, F 1 Response May 3

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    I have a technical interview tomorrow

    for this part time software dev job at my college, and I haven't had any time to prepare. On top of that, I have to wake up in 5 hours to work on a project! How the hell am I supposed to get anything done if I don't have time to sleep? Update: Feeling awesome about the...
    Indistinct Indistinct 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 4, 2014

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    tossing and turning getting up laying down

    drinking cold water, and absolutely nothing can make me go back to sleep ??
    crazy4love crazy4love 22-25, F May 7

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    As of lately, comparing myself to people is

    what has been keeping me up.
    leimic leimic 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 30

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    Can't sleep at all ..

    . Might as well listen to music and zone out
    yassbishh yassbishh 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    In the last recession I almost lost everything.

    I had to start again in a completely new business. It's getting better but my mind won't switch off at night. So, I have a small notepad and pen on bedside cabinet and make notes when I think of something. It seems to help a bit.
    thetkm thetkm 56-60, M 1 Response Apr 30

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    This is so me. Every litle thing on my mind,

    my mind sees as an excuse for not having to sleep.- J.
    jaimson jaimson 26-30, F Jun 4, 2014

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    My mind has to give out

    before i can sleep and when my mind gives out my body follows and i'll pass out before i wake back up and the go back to sleep.
    Autumnflowers Autumnflowers 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 30

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    So I'm just up thinking

    and writing away everything I'm feeling. I'm gonna have to get up and a few hours because I'm going to the mountains. I can't wait.
    Itsnotareligion Itsnotareligion 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 28, 2014

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    I just finished reading a book.

    In under 24 hours may I add. I feel as if whenever I read so quickly, I get way too emotionally attached to the characters and then the book finishes and I'm just left with my mouth hanging open and with an aching feeling in my chest.
    putathoughtonit putathoughtonit 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 29

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