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

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    TheNateAust TheNateAust 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I feel alone... truly alone!

    Some say that they feel alone yet they often have at least a few people to talk to. I have my girlfriend whom I speak to for 1 hours at best, I have my bullies who regularly abuse me for my religion/race, and that's the end of my social interaction for the day.I'm lost. I don't...
    YitzchakWinternitz YitzchakWinternitz 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 13

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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 22-25, F 2 Responses May 8

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    Sevenhearts711 Sevenhearts711 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 24

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    I read a text a few days ago

    that was about me. It was my Aunt and her text was for my mother. I don't think she is aware that I can read the text from my cellphone. What it was about is that if I don't get a job soon, I'm going to get kicked out. I haven't had a real job for 8 years and it will be another...
    Xemplefied Xemplefied 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 4

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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

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    Why is it soooo easy

    for my husband to sleep after we've had an emotional, argumentative day and yet I'm wide awake for the third night in a row? He's just snoring away. He fell asleep after a somewhat awkward conversation in which we were supposed to be working some things out. Seriously?! I'm glad...
    Adub712 Adub712 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    I cant sleep sometimes

    when I have something on my mind. I think the worse things instead of the best.
    TaysteeHan1 TaysteeHan1 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 13

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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 because of this. I am getting anxiety again. I think it is subconsciously taking over my mind. I usually have no problem sleeping...
    NeelraDorianGray NeelraDorianGray 31-35, F 6 Responses Oct 13

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    I've been in bed since 23:30.

    It is now 03:25. Even ASMR videos couldn't help me tonight. My mind is racing...
    Blueblack89 Blueblack89 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    If ive had a long day,

    chances are i wont be able to sleep. I get this strange feeling when something bad has happened throughout my day and it will cause me to be restless. If something happens before i go to bed, like for example, if me and my best friend are in an argument, i will not be able to...
    Sierra1993 Sierra1993 18-21, F Oct 6

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    BehappyToday BehappyToday 18-21, F 1 Response May 15

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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 11 Responses Aug 29

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    Well looks like it gunna be another long long

    lonely night. No sleep for Lee! Can't stop thinking. At this rate Im gunna lose the plot very shortly... Had 15ml zopiclone an still can't f@&kin sleep don't know why I bother
    cleef84 cleef84 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 29

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    jejeal jejeal 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 11

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    Where I am it's the first week of school.

    For some reason the week started on a Wednesday but all the same anxiety kept me up all this week. Admittedly last week too. But this week was worse I got a collective of 22 hours of sleep this week including naps on the bus. I'm dead tired and Labor Day Weekend is never...
    BleedingOrchids BleedingOrchids 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 29

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    Iv been going to bed around 3

    or 4 O'clock because i can't fall asleep and i wake up around 8 or 9 because either i can't stay asleep or i have homechool. It's been going on for at least three weeks. It all started when something happened that got me thinking. And i can't seem to stop thinking.
    chaoshead chaoshead 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 13

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    My bed is comforting,

    but I'm laying here and not sleeping. Any ideas???
    Smilescute2971 Smilescute2971 41-45, F 6 Responses Jan 8

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    The worst is when you can't sleep

    and no one is messaging you
    Unkownplayer36 Unkownplayer36 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 15

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    This was me last night.

    I hate that so much.
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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    I haven't slept well

    for the past week. My mind starts going and I can't get it to stop. Any ideas to help me calm down?
    AmayaTsuki AmayaTsuki 22-25, F 3 Responses 2 days 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 5 Responses Nov 20, 2013

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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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    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 8 Responses Oct 28, 2011

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    Way too many thoughts on my new found "boy

    troubles". Curtis asked if we could "talk" and I never replied because I'm not sure how to tell him How much i hate that label without hurting his feelings. Also trying to figure out ways to deal with my cousins and some old friends. Just alot racing around is all...
    CassieWithAnO CassieWithAnO 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 25

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    2.25am and I'm wide awake,

    so much going round and round in my head. Thoughts, feelings, emotions so many things to think and worry about.
    Lulu77xx Lulu77xx 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 2

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    Even now, at a time where the nights are nearly

    at their shortest, I'm awake and aware, laying on my bed in a nearly pitch black room. Clouds are covering the moon and stars, so the only light I've got is coming from the very tablet I'm using to type this message. Although I'm not dreaming, my head has been infested by a...
    TypeCleverNameHere TypeCleverNameHere 18-21, M 3 Responses Jun 9

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    Normally, for me this happens

    when I am in the depths of writing a novel. The novel pretty much consumes me as I can never get enough written at any one sitting. There is always more in my head, pounding to get out.
    Dustyghost Dustyghost 46-50, M Jun 7

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    The main thing on my mind every night is

    that I don't want to go to sleep because I have school the next day. I dread skwl so I stay up as late as possible
    xxalicerosexx xxalicerosexx 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 7

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    I'm exhausted, but can't sleep.

    This makes 5 sleepless nights in a row. :(
    sheghost sheghost 18-21, F 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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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

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    There is too much happening in my life right

    now. I think that's why I can't sleep. I went to bed last night and tossed and turned for a few hours and then fell asleep, but woke up at 4;30 am this morning. Went back to sleep at 7 am until 9 am, but went to bed at 12 mid-night. I think it could be my appointment with my new...
    Sara600 Sara600 56-60, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Zoren047 Zoren047 22-25, F 6 Responses Sep 22

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    Lying here eyes fluttering

    and hanging on to the way last week played, feeling sad still and desperately wanting to let go... In this moment Heart filling full of how many tears I endured, words spoken and what actions were taken against Me. I'm lost in these sea of thoughts still lingering in my mind. I...
    Xenasdreams Xenasdreams 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 15

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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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    Basically the reason i will get next to no

    sleep this school year :/ i just found out that almost everything you do is presented to everyone :| yeah I'll have some fun weeks freaking out about it when I'm trying to sleep
    CanYouHearTheSilence CanYouHearTheSilence 13-15, F Sep 15

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    Nobody will ever understand no matter how

    clearly i try and explain. I can explain every detail of giving birth to my dead baby. How cold, dead and lifeless he was. How badly i bled and how i almost had to get a blood transfusion because of all the complications. How i was forced to see and hold my dead son, stare at...
    AngelMom062013 AngelMom062013 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 29

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    Omg I just got my first job at the movies

    and I'm already stressed out Iv only had 1 shift and it's so hard and the hours are brutal.... I hope I get used to it soon so I can get some sleep
    ngoodfellow1799 ngoodfellow1799 13-15, M 2 days ago

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    Its 3am and i should be sleeping

    but instead i am thinking experiences that are making me depressed #FML
    shadow010 shadow010 26-30, M 2 Responses May 17

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    s0undgarden s0undgarden 16-17, M Sep 15

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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

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    I think i think too much

    before i sleep!
    Fatemah97 Fatemah97 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 11

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    I can't sleep and I can't stop thinking!

    All my thoughts are racing and it's preventing me from falling asleep! I can't do anything about it and I don't understand why I am all of a suddenly just filled with thoughts. All good at the beginning but it gets a bit crazy when even in my own head everything goes wrong. Alot...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 8 Responses Sep 13

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    SeeRainbow SeeRainbow 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    Its like having a thousand voices scream in

    your ear and how can you possibly sleep with that😒... This is like 6 out of 7 days of the week so i guess you can call me the walking dead 😂
    verox3 verox3 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    One of my neighbors got abused by their

    so called spouse last night. It's all taken care of, but hearing it all last night was pretty frightening. This brings up the question: How do I comfort someone who has been abused at some point in their life and is still very emotionally torn from it? What about the child of...
    mkmoore mkmoore 16-17, F Oct 12

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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

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    Nearly 1:00 in the morning.

    Too much going through my mind. Grieving and lonely. Tomorrow will be brighter. Tomorrow will be better. If only tomorrow would come.
    handledwell handledwell 36-40, F 5 Responses Jul 20

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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

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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

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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 have these dreams that feel

    so damn real, and when I wake up, it freaks me out that I am in reality and all that I was imagining was only a fantasy.
    GetYourFreakOn GetYourFreakOn 16-17, F 5 Responses Sep 3

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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

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