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

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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 May 26

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    It would be lovely to have someone to speak to,

    when I can't sleep at night. Rather than lay in the darkness and fester.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 13

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    I can't sleep. I am always stuck thinking about

    the same things over and over again. The things I have messed up, frustration over my inability to speak my mind, and my will to continue pushing me away from the other thoughts. It all adds up to a three way war inside my head.
    TheHonorableOutcast TheHonorableOutcast 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 6

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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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    Sleeping is never something

    that comes easy to me. Even as a child my mind was too full of unwanted thoughts. This last year has made sleep almost impossible. I have too much to forget and I'm not able to.
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 21

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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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    Before every exam i imagine everything

    that could happen to me on the way to school, faint, get run over by a car, get lost, zombie apocalypse, etc. I also like to imagine the exam, hard, easy, the questions, etc. I (obviously) have to imagine my grade, so (obviously, again) that takes up all of my mind. Any activity...
    Lalaloopsiebabe Lalaloopsiebabe 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 22

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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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    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 2 Responses Apr 1

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    It's 5am and if only time wasn't

    so slow or something awesome just happened to me, I might feel a little better. F***!
    JK7448 JK7448 22-25, F Jul 22

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    coraimaal coraimaal 18-21, F Jun 2

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    funluvinlady funluvinlady 46-50, F Jul 9

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    Sicarium Sicarium 36-40, M 1 Response May 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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    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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    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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    For some people when they are brokenhearted

    or really broken inside or out, they tend to fill emotional pain and physical pain. I am feeling it since November 2, 2012 Friday. It's been going on and off. Sometimes you can't bring that person back even if they are still alive, you have to set them free and that's what I did...
    XxCuTiE14xX XxCuTiE14xX 16-17, F Jun 15

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    So here I am, another sleepless night with too

    much on my brain. Am I right where I belong? Do I deserve more? Better? Less? Worse? What is waiting for me if I leave the only life I've known? Can anyone else care for me as he does, with adoration, infatuation, endless desire, unconditional and unequivocal love for my mind...
    DisappearIntoSilence DisappearIntoSilence 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    I want to sleep but I don't want to sleep.

    Too much stuff going through in my mind right now. Maybe I should try to watch or something.....
    Xemplefied Xemplefied 26-30, M May 30

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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 5 Responses May 26

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    I usually can't sleep

    when I think about the person so special in my life for he is so important to me! I love him so much and I wanna know if he's okay, if he already ate his meal, etc.
    XxCuTiE14xX XxCuTiE14xX 16-17, F Jun 15

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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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    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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    Sleeping! Has always been a problem to me!

    Whenever I get moments alone my mind would just wander off itself and It's way worse at night! I would be awake for hours! Sometimes I would fall asleep because I am too sleepy but once I am awake, my mind would starts to wander off again!!
    Wynee Wynee 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 21

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    Does anybody has tricks to sleep

    when ur suffering from a breakup
    Nasai Nasai 16-17, M 3 Responses Jul 16

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    I say up all night doing nothing

    but listening to cruddy music, SleepyCabin, and thinking of life while being unmotivated to do anything productive.
    mainVine mainVine 13-15, T 1 day ago

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    Literally. I haven't slept in days

    and all I can think about is her. She never leaves my mind. I wish I hadn't left her, I can't stop worrying. I mean she has tons of friends. She's popular. She could have anyone she wants really. But she chose me. She's kind. And caring. She hates drama. She can be one of the...
    wtfJason wtfJason 16-17, M 4 Responses May 7

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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...
    NotOnceBut2WICE NotOnceBut2WICE 18-21, M 2 Responses May 21

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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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    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 can't sleep. So what to do?

    Oh I know, let's think of all the ways I'm inadequate.. That sounds fun.. Long nights.
    jrf9782 jrf9782 31-35, F 2 Responses May 26

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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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    bellefleur03 bellefleur03 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 2

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

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    If any of my "friends" would ask "what is on

    your mind?" I would be able to say to them "more stuff in an hour than you could comprehend in a week." How I keep being "normal" is a complete mystery to me.
    stewartgreen stewartgreen 18-21, M May 31

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    New routine, stay up

    until 4 in the morning, then sleep till noon... Why do I want to cuddle so badly and just be with that one girl I haven't met yet!? Why!?
    stewartgreen stewartgreen 18-21, M Jun 22

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    Like right now....too much stuff bouncing

    around inside my head tonight.
    ILnativeNOWinAZ ILnativeNOWinAZ 41-45, M 3 Responses Mar 28

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

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    I'm staying with my aunt

    and uncle, cousins and brother in a hotel room. The air conditioning is making the room really cold, and the TV is on. I can't sleep with noise...but I'm afraid they'll wonder what happened if they wake up and find the TV off..plus, I can't shut my brain off. I can't help but...
    winglessdove winglessdove 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    BehappyToday BehappyToday 18-21, F May 15, 2014

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    But then there's times

    where all I want to do is sleep to forget any hurt in my heart...
    RedHotCrazyPerson RedHotCrazyPerson 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 15

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    I've been laying in bed

    since 18:00. I'm so tired yet I can't sleep... And my face hurts too... fml rn :(
    Kanza00 Kanza00 22-25 3 Responses Jul 7

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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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    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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