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

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    funluvinlady funluvinlady 46-50, F Jul 9

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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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    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 2 Responses Jul 15

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    Hate when you truly open up to someone about

    your life and they tell you their feelings but then a few minutes later you see he's been asking other women about their sexual fantasies!!!
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 8

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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 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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    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 76 Responses Feb 19, 2013

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    My stomach is in knots,

    I just cannot let myself relax and rest.
    Soulseeker80 Soulseeker80 31-35, F 7 hrs 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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    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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    It's almost 3 AM and everything is just flowing

    in my mind. Too much is going on, I can't just deal with it
    ReemNoctis ReemNoctis 16-17, F 23 Responses Aug 19

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    And again... Learned how to flip a knife around

    in my hand without hurting myself, I even learned to with my "off" hand... And again I am awake at 2 in the morning...
    stewartgreen stewartgreen 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 15

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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'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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    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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    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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    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 46-50, M 3 Responses May 12

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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 2 Responses May 4

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    There is not a day I do not think about my ex

    nor dream about him. I moved on but when September hit this year 2015; suddenly I still get bothered when he keeps looking at me, stalking me (like who wouldn't get bothered when you are being stared at or stalked), but I always caught him shivering when his friends tease him...
    XxCuTiE14xX XxCuTiE14xX 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    I am wide awake in the middle of the night.

    I feel horny, mind is racing, and am really tired all at once :p
    agunn87 agunn87 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 8

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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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    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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    Everything just jumbles all together.

    All these stupid memories. Sometimes I wonder if I'll even be able to handle whatever else is in store for me. I feel like saying " you know what I can't look at what's coming next can we just not and say we did?" I know there's more to my path.... But can you include a few...
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 26

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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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    bellefleur03 bellefleur03 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 2

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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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    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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    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 1 Response Apr 1

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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 Jul 31

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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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    My husband wants kids.

    I don't. I can't sleep.
    FakeIsTheNewReal FakeIsTheNewReal 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 4

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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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    AshleysExperience AshleysExperience 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 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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    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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    This is always at night time,

    so I stay up all night and end up sleeping during the day. Which in turn means I mess up my internal sleep clock, which means its a never ending cycle and here I am awake at 2:40 am posting this.
    RobG326 RobG326 22-25, M 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    stewartgreen stewartgreen 18-21, M Aug 16

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    I take meds for it...

    ....Im okay as long's I take my meds ( which I'm thankful for )
    cashetty69 cashetty69 51-55, M Aug 25

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    BehappyToday BehappyToday 18-21, F May 15, 2014

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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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    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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    some time it feel like like the whole worlds

    thoughts are being filter through my brain
    etdragonstrom etdragonstrom 18-21, M Aug 16

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    my mind just goes crazy

    as soon as I lay down
    ModifiedMamaofTwo ModifiedMamaofTwo 18-21, F Aug 4

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    Its been more than two weeks now

    and I cant sleep well. I only sleep for few hours and it is draining me more and more everyday. I don't know what to do :(
    littlestars littlestars 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 11

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

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    lately my thoughts are on the fact

    that my boyfriend says he's polyamorous but when I read the definition of it, he says he's not like others and has his own definition. I wonder.... Is this just an excuse to have his ex back in his life? I was told to either except it or move in but he would still love me...
    MiBelleAmie MiBelleAmie 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 4