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

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    that happen to me last night,

    i couldn't sleep. but when i did i dreamed that aliens (from aliens vs predator) was chasing me, i tripped and they were on top of me, and one said "wait i want to test something" so he screamed, the lights broke and they ran away. still scares me.
    kkisu474 kkisu474 13-15, M 2 Responses Feb 11

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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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    Like tonight, I have

    so much on my mind no way can I go to sleep. Then to make matters worse loneliness rears it's ugly head, starts gnawing at my insides,,, just had to vent
    bikeriam bikeriam 51-55, M 1 Response Feb 1

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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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    Its like having a thousand voices scream in

    your ear and how can you possibly sleep with thatπŸ˜’... This is like 6 out of 7 days of the week so i guess you can call me the walking dead πŸ˜‚
    verox3 verox3 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 13, 2014

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    Mounting irritability- the days are beginning

    to wear on me.. I doubt the tension will ease, it will only take a major break to relieve. I'm finding faults in every situation. Mine? Heavens no.. That I could handle. I know this feeling. The kind that proceeds the unleashing of pure fury. Rage. Festering enmity like...
    Liliumx Liliumx 22-25, F Jan 24

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    la fatigue. my bones

    and muscles ache and yell as if to scream the words i dare not say myself. my lips shushes them with pain killers i eat i eat as if to fill the empty spaces that you use to fill. up and about my blood climbs up to my brain, down to my heart, stretching out towards my fingertips...
    UnusualAngel UnusualAngel 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 10

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    AshleysExperience AshleysExperience 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 4, 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 4 days ago

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    5:50 AM!! Mr Sleep.

    .I'm waiting for u :/
    angelcares angelcares 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 26

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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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    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 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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    jejeal jejeal 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 11, 2014

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    SamanthaH234 SamanthaH234 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 5, 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 7 Responses Oct 28, 2011

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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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    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, 2014

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    I don't know if that's good

    or bad because my mind is always working hard producing different questions and learning facts I can't help it I overthink a lot! About everything
    ElissaAcosta ElissaAcosta 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 20

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    I can't sleep without music playing in the

    background; the volume is always on the same number. But tonight it's just too loud. It's overbearing and making it worse. But why is it louder tonight than usual? It's still on the same number. But it's incredibly loud tonight. And I don't like it. But if I change the volume...
    thisgirl92 thisgirl92 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 27

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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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    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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    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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    Sometimes do u ever wonder

    why people don't like you? Ever since little u could never find friends. People always bully you and one day you found this one person who cared so much for you and one day that person left and they ignore you no matter how many times u apologize... And you wonder again what's...
    fragmentsoftheheart fragmentsoftheheart 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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    i have school tomorrow .

    . 5 exams .. !! its 12:30 am and i have to wake up 4:30am ... i cant sleep ... am kinda worried .. and thinking about many things .. and having a headache .. i really should sleep but am not getting sleepy pfft ! any suggestions ?
    Rwnn Rwnn 13-15, F 5 Responses Jan 4

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    I'm ready to die As we speak the world keeps

    turning and the sun still shines bright But it's still hard to explain why Im up at night Foolishness,neglectfulness,hard-headedness,pettiness,carelessness, hell My demons is what keep up at night how hard it is to truly be ready to die But if we begin the fight we earn the...
    RichiNatural97 RichiNatural97 16-17, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    BehappyToday BehappyToday 18-21, F May 15, 2014

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    So had a lunch with a friend,

    I was in a girly mood. I wore 12 cm heels for 6 hrs, ended had my left foot's skin ripped. I can't sleep or even walk now :(
    rockettothemoon08 rockettothemoon08 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    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, 2014

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    I don't like how your heart wants something

    but then your mind says something else... And sometimes you listen to your heart but then it doesn't always come true so u stop listening to your heart. And then the whole cycle goes around again.
    fragmentsoftheheart fragmentsoftheheart 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 20

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 28, 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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    Doctors say its stress,

    anxiety bla bla bla... I really do tend to over think everything especially at night when am in bed trying to sleep. Every day I spend at least about 2-3 hours just thinking about everything and anything. Howcome the sky is blue during the day and black during the night and why...
    MK25 MK25 22-25, M Nov 29, 2014

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    Don't know why but here I am,

    not feeling sleepy and at my pc at 2.25 a.m....not an usual thing for me...hope to get some sleep soon...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 4 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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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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    I'm bored.. its 1:50 am

    and I can't sleep !! any suggestions ????
    Rwnn Rwnn 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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    This is currently my problem,

    sometimes it's like their are so many thoughts in my head at once that it feels like I am thinking about nothing at all. (Sounds weird I know but it's the best I can do to describe the feeling) I just sit here and eventually fall asleep.
    AlyMarie1 AlyMarie1 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    guideme2truth guideme2truth 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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    I cannot go to sleep.

    .. please help.
    jamsjams6 jamsjams6 16-17, F Dec 10, 2014

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    great! it's 4.42AM and I can't sleep!

    I'm going to miss morning classes again! and then cry about it later :/
    angelcares angelcares 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 26

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    I can't sleep a lot of things always on my mind

    to keep me up.. Haven't had this in a while I kinda got used to actually being able to sleep
    ThatoneinLove ThatoneinLove 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    Damn! I have too many things going through my

    mind right now. I want to sleep, but I keep thinking....I hope I fall back to sleep soon.
    NubianRose NubianRose 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 14, 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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    latlely I have been having troubles sleeping

    or staying asleep. no matter how tired I am I just can't do it. I have been having family troubles since my aunt past away Feb 14, 2012, a few people have been treating the rest of my family like **** and making it feel like we owe them something because they are the "only...
    MarineGirlfriendMary MarineGirlfriendMary 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 29, 2014

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    Drinking wine,all asleep,

    earphones plugged,gazing the night,trying to feel the new year,reminiscing 2014,thinking my plans this year.ugh. It sucks. And now I'm here typing this. Wine really helps me to fall asleep. But am I going to drink wine "forever" just for me to fall asleep?
    AngelsBroughtMeHere AngelsBroughtMeHere 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 1

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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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    My last experience was the worst cuz my

    boyfriend left the country then a week later he told me and we broke up. My heart melted for weeks. A month after that he died from a shooting and I could never forgive myself.
    bebaprieta3 bebaprieta3 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 10

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