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

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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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    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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    A lot of things have happened lately I'm

    failing school I lost one of my best friends in fact I've lost lots of my friends I've been very depressed and suicidal lately more than usual and I was looking at an old profile on an app I had and I saw lots of friends that I lost long ago sometimes I feel I can't be happy...
    CookieMonsta16 CookieMonsta16 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 4

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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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    I hate Valentines Day with a passion.

    A fiery passion like no other.
    AnarchyOfAthena AnarchyOfAthena 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    It Never Fails.....

    if i have too much on my mind i can't sleep. no matter what. especially when i had trouble sleeping the night before. its been happening a lot lately
    violet1698 violet1698 31-35, F 2 Responses May 12, 2013

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    ThePastIsDead ThePastIsDead 41-45, F Apr 1

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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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    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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    Soo this is random but I can't sleep .

    Okay so have you ever been attracted to someone you know you can't have ? What do you do ? Or are you really confident and no you can have it all .
    amandalovee24 amandalovee24 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 29, 2014

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    AshleysExperience AshleysExperience 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 4, 2014

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    that happen to me last night,

    i couldn't sleep. but when i did i dreamed that aliens (from aliens vs predator) was chasing me, i tripped and they were on top of me, and one said "wait i want to test something" so he screamed, the lights broke and they ran away. still scares me.
    kkisu474 kkisu474 13-15, M 2 Responses Feb 11

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    Like tonight, I have

    so much on my mind no way can I go to sleep. Then to make matters worse loneliness rears it's ugly head, starts gnawing at my insides,,, just had to vent
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 1

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    There's so much going on right now.

    ...that feeling of being pulled in different directions and not being able to relax is getting to me. I can't remember the last time I had a decent nights sleep. ****, I can't even get my thoughts in order. I seriously need a break from some of the stuff life's been tossing this...
    CrowdOfOne CrowdOfOne 46-50, M 5 Responses Feb 27, 2014

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    SamanthaH234 SamanthaH234 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 5, 2014

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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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    guideme2truth guideme2truth 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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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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    Why is the Weather so terrible outside?

    England, you're sh*t. Can't sleep either, so tired but can't keep my eyes closed. So I'm just thinking... And thinking...
    WeCouldBeDead WeCouldBeDead 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    My mind wont stop thinking HELP!

    What can I do?Hey is been two weeks Im doing my best of working on my bio system. I watch my soap at 8pm that takes 30 to 40min. then I go under the shower with music on of course cause I cant stand silence when Im active takes +/- 49min. 2shower put cream and pijama then I go...
    Bluerosered Bluerosered 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 4

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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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    I Am So Sleepy...

    I am so sleepy, but I can't seem to sleep.  I toss and i turn but no comfort at all.so I am sitting here trying to make sense of this. Not a clue..  I have to get up at 6am. It is now 3:47am and not a wink...I think it's too much on my plate to the point  that it's affecting...
    Vont Vont 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 22, 2013

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    My bed is comforting,

    but I'm laying here and not sleeping. Any ideas???
    Smilescute2971 Smilescute2971 41-45, F 5 Responses Jan 8, 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 1 Response Feb 24

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    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F Mar 20

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    I can't sleep without music playing in the

    background; the volume is always on the same number. But tonight it's just too loud. It's overbearing and making it worse. But why is it louder tonight than usual? It's still on the same number. But it's incredibly loud tonight. And I don't like it. But if I change the volume...
    thisgirl92 thisgirl92 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 27

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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 13-15, M Jun 4, 2014

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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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    its just one of those days :/ .

    .. just gonna be a long night of me, and my over analyzing mind.
    Comeflywithme23 Comeflywithme23 18-21, F Mar 15

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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 78 Responses Feb 19, 2013

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    I can't sleep a lot of things always on my mind

    to keep me up.. Haven't had this in a while I kinda got used to actually being able to sleep
    ThatoneinLove ThatoneinLove 16-17, F Feb 22

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    Bluerosered Bluerosered 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 5

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    this is one of those nights.

    i just can't deal with the ****** people that have inundated my life. when I'm stressed sleep isn't easy.
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F Mar 5

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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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    It is now 3:40 am and I am laying here unable

    to sleep because my brain won't switch off all because of one little comment made to me by someone so very precious to me :-(
    Sirwithherkey Sirwithherkey 36-40, M 6 Responses Mar 30

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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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    So all the time I can't sleep I don't always

    know exactly what's going through my mind but there's always something for me to think about that doesn't allow me to fall asleep. Oh well I can live with it.
    WolfForLife WolfForLife 13-15, F 3 Responses May 21, 2014

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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 2 Responses Apr 10

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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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    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 get restless and my mind just rushes around

    keeping me up for hours on end. I can only get to sleep when I get so tired I pass out
    ScarM3 ScarM3 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 15

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    anyone skype? i struggle to spend night

    everyday.. my insomnia is horiible.. if i can talk to people bit..that helps me...anyone availble talk on skype now? PM me
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I'm not feeling like myself

    and can't sleep. Too much going on and need counsel.... I dunno what to do with my life right now. I hate feeling lost.
    Hunnylovie Hunnylovie 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 7

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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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    Dear mind, please stop thinking

    so much at night, I need to sleep. -_-
    mindstruggle mindstruggle 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 8

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    BehappyToday BehappyToday 18-21, F May 15, 2014

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