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

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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 5 days ago

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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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    But it is soooooooooo nice

    when you are in my mind at night...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F Nov 10, 2014

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    BehappyToday BehappyToday 18-21, F May 15, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Sometimes I spend hours awake just thinking

    about anything and everything and the next day im so tired i cant function properly. Sometimes its bad but sometimes it helps as I come to a conclusion but sometimes, a mystery stays unsolved and bothers me for a while.. I listen to music to stop those thoughts from happening...
    Amy107 Amy107 13-15, F Nov 8, 2014

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    When I don't see a way out of a situation,

    or see all the outcomes are bad...I keep thinking and thinking on it like a puzzle to see if I find a way out,a better outcome...and that can keep me sleepless at night.
    4biandu 4biandu 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 8, 2014

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    I cannot go to sleep.

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

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    I Am So Sleepy...

    I am so sleepy, but I can't seem to sleep.  I toss and i turn but no comfort at all.so I am sitting here trying to make sense of this. Not a clue..  I have to get up at 6am. It is now 3:47am and not a wink...I think it's too much on my plate to the point  that it's affecting...
    Vont Vont 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 22, 2013

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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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    I can't sleep. Its one of those nights ware

    everything I have been thinking about for the past month is coming to me now. Why tonight??
    ilfyst ilfyst 13-15, F Nov 10, 2014

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    I only had between 4ish to 6ish hours of sleep.

    ... It nearly took me forever to just fall asleep. Now I'm up early and my friends are still sleeping.
    ayoolexie20 ayoolexie20 16-17, F Nov 23, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 11 Responses Aug 29, 2014

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    today I'm tired af, its only 5:41 pm on s

    Friday night and I'm dog tired ... anyone wanna talk to me tonight?
    dksl14 dksl14 18-21, M Dec 5, 2014

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    crazylover54 crazylover54 13-15, M 6 days ago

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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 think the switch needs rewiring

    or something. It's tough trying to stay asleep. I need a witch, like Sleeping Beauty!
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 6, 2014

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    This was me last night.

    I hate that so much.
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 18, 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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    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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    SamanthaH234 SamanthaH234 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 5, 2014

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    Its like having a thousand voices scream in

    your ear and how can you possibly sleep with that😒... This is like 6 out of 7 days of the week so i guess you can call me the walking dead 😂
    verox3 verox3 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 13, 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 78 Responses Feb 19, 2013

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    Why is it soooo easy

    for my husband to sleep after we've had an emotional, argumentative day and yet I'm wide awake for the third night in a row? He's just snoring away. He fell asleep after a somewhat awkward conversation in which we were supposed to be working some things out. Seriously?! I'm glad...
    Adub712 Adub712 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 9, 2014

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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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    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 1 day ago

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    One of those nights..

    ..So many thoughts that the minutes seem like hours and it's still too early to sleep.
    AirleasAyres AirleasAyres 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 26, 2014

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    Sundays are the worst.

    Can't stop tossing and turning
    livemanlive livemanlive 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 23, 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 3 Responses Jan 2

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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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    WaldoUnfindable WaldoUnfindable 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    jejeal jejeal 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 11, 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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    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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    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 16-17, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    evhutton evhutton 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 8, 2014

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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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    when I have a bad day.

    all the negative thoughts come lurking in and won't let me sleep
    oliviatt oliviatt 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 20, 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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    My mom and I have been talking

    for over a hour and now we are finsihed. I cant stop crying but, I think im coming to my senses. I have a mental issue, not every teenager goes through it. I have a personality disorder, not every teenager goes through it. Unfortunelately I am starting ti relapse. My mom tells...
    alexusk21 alexusk21 13-15, F Nov 12, 2014

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

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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 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 14, 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...