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

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    Cleopatra05 Cleopatra05
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Dec 1, 2015

    Hmm I have realized that I always make patterns

    with everything. From what I eat to even my day-to-day activities. It's hard to break patterns and I honestly don't think anything is wrong with the way I am. Consistency is key!!!
    Knightt15 Knightt15
    18-21, F
    Jan 5

    Lots of thoughts ruminating in my head.

    Difficult to relax them and fall into slumber.
    Nijima Nijima
    41-45, M
    Jan 5

    Which is why I am again awake at 1:30 am with

    what looks like very little chance of falling asleep anytime soon.
    christy0909 christy0909
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 15, 2015

    Tonight I won't sleep,

    just watching someone treat the one I love like she is just a regular person. When you tell someone you love them you give your all, not just bits n pieces when you feel like it. To love is to share every waking moment with her, to share the good and the bad no matter what. To...
    poetz13 poetz13
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 8

    Can't sleep at all ..

    . Might as well listen to music and zone out
    yassbishh yassbishh
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 14, 2015
    roxx1 roxx1
    22-25, F
    Mar 14

    My mind won't shut off.

    I have to be up in 3 hours so I can work my 11 hour shift and I am freaking so tired! Seriously crappie day yesterday!
    unbrokenground unbrokenground
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Feb 28

    There's always so much on my mind Especially

    at night , so much to think about words and thoughts turn me on
    birdblu birdblu
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Dec 30, 2013

    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, 2015
    TooTricky2Trick TooTricky2Trick
    41-45, M
    1 Response Mar 27

    Me: Let me sleep! Brain: Lol no,

    let's stay awake and remember every stupid decision you made in your life. Me: Ugh!!!
    SPieterse SPieterse
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Oct 24, 2015

    I'm always up during the night

    and I sleep numerous times during the day after school and work, my sleeping pattern is pretty messed up
    MississippiGal MississippiGal
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 8, 2015
    Cleopatra05 Cleopatra05
    18-21, F
    8 Responses Nov 5, 2015

    Trying to go to bed earlier never works.

    You end up being awake after a "nap" at midnight.
    VioletVivid VioletVivid
    26-30
    3 Responses Feb 29

    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, 2015

    Never thought I'd have this problem.

    Most of the time I pass out, but lately I've been feeling a restlessness. Recently, I took up an interest in eletrical (I'm wanting to be an electrician) and wanting to assemble electronics for a hobby. However, I don't have the place, tools, and support to do it. :/ It's like...
    Stormeyes Stormeyes
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 16

    I hate those nights when I have

    so many thoughts going through my head I can't focus on one...so I lay awake...tossing and turning... Wishing for peace......
    amisfitlady amisfitlady
    41-45, F
    Mar 7
    bellefleur03 bellefleur03
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 2, 2015
    BehappyToday BehappyToday
    18-21, F
    May 15, 2014

    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

    I have a lot on my mind I don't know

    if I will be able to sleep tonight
    littlerayofsunshine666 littlerayofsunshine666
    13-15, F
    4 Responses Apr 3

    My mind is wondering again

    and I can't sleep. Wish I could just switch off and and have a good night's sleep for once!
    salstar04 salstar04
    36-40, F
    1 Response Sep 20, 2015

    I wish I enjoyed being a child

    when I was one, because being an adult sucks. Moving across countries and states.. Being away from friends and family.. Having to start over again.. Not being able to find a job.. Not having the money to do the things you need to do, or dare say, WANT to do.. Not knowing how to...
    Bethstar Bethstar
    26-30, F
    Mar 10

    My mind is running like crazy.

    I know tonight I will not be able to get any sleep. I have to many things trying to get resolved its just a big mess. This weekend has hit me hard when I least expected it without giving me a chance to hold on and brace myself.
    Claura Claura
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 25

    I have so many things on my mind this very

    second. I finally fell asleep around 2am. I figured if I forced myself to sleep maybe my head would be clear when I wake up. WRONG. It's 5am, only had 3 hrs of sleep and my head is pounding. Ugh I'm considering taking sleeping pills
    Cleopatra05 Cleopatra05
    18-21, F
    Nov 14, 2015

    For the past few weeks I'm finding it

    impossible to switch off, I lie in bed wishing to just fall asleep but it just won't happen !! I'm so tired! I wish I could have an off switch on my brain :(
    Frommyeyes Frommyeyes
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Nov 11, 2015

    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, 2015

    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
    75 Responses Feb 19, 2013

    It would be great if humans could turn on

    and off their emotions. We probably would not be considered human anymore but just to have the option would be great. Its so hard having so many emotions at once and they don't go away easily. Ugh! I just don't want to feel this way anymore but I know its going to take time. I...
    Knightt15 Knightt15
    18-21, F
    Dec 23, 2015

    I have troubles sleeping.

    every little worry, memory or sound keeps me up.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 15

    I can't sleep, I don't think I will tonight.

    I don't know what to do or how to filter my thoughts. I need someone to talk to but I don't want to seem weak to my friends or make them listen to my bullshit. It'll be easier if my problems could be fixed or they could go away but they can't. I just have to learn how to deal...
    princessfenty princessfenty
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 24

    Strangely enough... asides from

    that night, I have slept better in the past couple of nights than in the past month. Despite missing you. I wonder what that means.
    VioletVivid VioletVivid
    26-30
    Feb 19

    here we go again. So many thoughts,

    so little time... I'm glad I don't have to work in the morning.
    lildiva89 lildiva89
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Oct 12, 2015

    Like right now... I cannot sleep,

    although right now is 3:42 AM . I have things in my mind. My future mostly ... If i will become better. Or if i will be the same loser i am right now... Sigh...
    Potchii Potchii
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Feb 7

    Dear God, please help me get through the next

    few days, months, years and those sleepless nights because the pain of my deceased dog is agonizing. 😢
    NiteOwlet NiteOwlet
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Sep 12, 2015

    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
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Sep 4, 2015

    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.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 1, 2015

    My son is going through a lot right now

    and it's going to take a lot of work down a long road to help him. I'm worried that I'll fail him.
    evepoyepo evepoyepo
    26-30, F
    7 Responses Jan 13

    I hate those nights when I have

    so many thoughts going through my head I can't focus on one...so I lay awake...tossing and turning... Wishing for peace......
    amisfitlady amisfitlady
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Mar 7

    I can't sleep tonight.

    I'm stressed, tired and sad at the same time. Haven't slept properly in a while...
    Violetblossoms Violetblossoms
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 22, 2015

    Can't sleep.......where's my cat to sleep on my

    bed. Purring cats put me to sleep
    canadianfarmer canadianfarmer
    36-40, M
    Dec 20, 2015

    Point of no return And

    now it's just too late to turn around I try to forgive you, But I'm struggling 'cause I don't know how We built it up so high and now I'm fallin' It's a long way down from here
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Jan 10

    Couldn't sleep the other night

    and ended up having to go to work the next day a 12 hour shift. Straight 24+ hours awake most of the time. I feel like sleep deprivation makes you crazy😝
    Bonnet9 Bonnet9
    26-30, F
    Apr 9

    Some days are better

    than others, but I keep telling myself I am strong and will get through all of this in time helps me!
    TheContractor TheContractor
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Dec 11, 2015

    I found another wrapper

    when cleaning our bedroom. We'll never be what we once were, he and I. We used to be great. Now I throw away another little foil packet, tell him I found it - we're both indifferent at this point, even tho he swears he's never cheated - and we both just go on about our...
    FakeIsTheNewReal FakeIsTheNewReal
    31-35, F
    6 Responses Mar 10

    I can't relate to what was stated above.

    I think I haven't experienced it at all, just yet. I usually fall asleep thinking such things. And what I often think every night is that I'm too tired for the whole day to continue thinking something else.
    Nyengenhe Nyengenhe
    16-17, F
    Apr 4

    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
    7 Responses Aug 29, 2014

    Like right now....too much stuff bouncing

    around inside my head tonight.
    ILnativeNOWinAZ ILnativeNOWinAZ
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Mar 28, 2015

    Like right now no matter how tired I am I just

    lay in bed awake. I uselly end up just playing with my self till I fall asleep around 4 ish. One thing I suppose I get my ep time in.
    ApollosArrow ApollosArrow
    18-21
    1 Response Jan 24

    Some people you wish you had never met,

    because you never can forget even if you want to.
    RedHotCrazyPerson RedHotCrazyPerson
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Oct 13, 2015

    I can't take this life I'm living I hate

    that I can't tell anyone anything I can't wine about things whoever is reading this I'm sorry....I just want a drink and a cigarette so bad just to forget everything for a while....I have so much to say but can't get it out.....why do I have to grow up........
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Jan 21

    Woke up and now can't sleep.

    Maybe being on here doesn't help :)
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 3

    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
    ReemLucis ReemLucis
    18-21, F
    18 Responses Aug 19, 2015

    I can't fall back asleep to much to think about

    like where am I heading in life where do I see my self in 5 years from now will I own a house or travel all over like I used too!!!!! Will I ever get married will I find a faithful woman what does love really mean? Stuff like that I'm not confused just venting anyone feel the...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Dec 22, 2015

    07/04/2016 - 99% of the time this is the main

    reason why I can't sleep every night. Why I lay awake in bed wishing I could just go to sleep. Wishing I could just turn my brain off and stop the thoughts from running around through my head and my mind. It never happens though and I end up feeling like I've not slept at all...
    shecanonlydream shecanonlydream
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 6
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