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

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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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    bellefleur03 bellefleur03 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 2

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    BehappyToday BehappyToday 18-21, F May 15, 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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    AshleysExperience AshleysExperience 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 4, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    stewartgreen stewartgreen 18-21, M Aug 16

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

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    The thoughts wake me up like a train running

    through my head. Now I'm awake and going back to sleep is not an option. My thoughts are random it could that I'm thinking about the kids, my life what I need to do the next day or in a few hours. My life is busy and I hate when I forget to do something or a deadline passed me...
    Braveheart4real Braveheart4real 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 14

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 a week ago

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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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    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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    I'm so tired and I can't sleep!

    !!! Someone help me... I have a headache, it's so bad because I couldn't get to sleep, well haven't yet and idk........... I think too much? Any advice, I get worried about my health, and then that effects everything else, I don't like it...... Ahhhhhhhhhhh....... Ah
    hayzel1 hayzel1 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 11

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    My husband wants kids.

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