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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    My dog has been having problems

    and in extremely afraid. He has Lyme, the vets gave us meds to give home for 30 days. They said that he should be fine within a few days. But he's gotten worse. I'm so lucky to have such an amazing and caring boyfriend. He really tried to cheer me up last night. If it weren't...
    ishigo ishigo 16-17, M Jun 22

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    I honestly can't sleep.

    I have so much on my mind. Mehhhh. Life is so complicated ;-;
    skyfox2001 skyfox2001 13-15, M 2 Responses Jun 22

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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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    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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    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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    coraimaal coraimaal 18-21, F Jun 2

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    I'm literally an insomniac with all the things

    in my head. Replaying and replaying, they never pause. It's a constant loop until I'm out cold.
    reivven reivven 13-15, F Jun 13

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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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    camasf camasf 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 6

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    My mind is cluttered with things

    that I can't change.Ideas for the future,and claculating just how much money the sandman would owe me.If I charged him a dollar for every hour of sleep I missed!ha ha
    Duckygirl2 Duckygirl2 46-50, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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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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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 11

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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.
    quackmooquack quackmooquack 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 13

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    bellefleur03 bellefleur03 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 2

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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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    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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    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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    BehappyToday BehappyToday 18-21, F May 15, 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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    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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    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 1 Response May 31

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

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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...
    SwaggyBananas SwaggyBananas 16-17, M 2 Responses May 21

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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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    Sicarium Sicarium 36-40, M 1 Response May 28

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 a week ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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