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

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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

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    People always ask me,

    why I hardly sleep! Stress, that is the cause. I stress about everything. Can I pay this bill, student loans, keeping the car up todate, etc... I have worked since it was legal, and I feel like the more I work, the more things keep piling up. I can't sleep with this stuff on...
    vbedwell90 vbedwell90 22-25, F Aug 18

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    Sleep eludes me every night.

    . Not good for someone with seizures sadly this is my life. Too much on my mind is an understatement... I'm glad some people on here are night owls like me. I just wish I could turn my mind off just for a little while...
    Beanbella Beanbella 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 26

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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 22-25, F 2 Responses May 8

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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 79 Responses Feb 19, 2013

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    Alright, more about me besides my fetish.

    It is almost 4am and I can't sleep. It's not the "I can't turn off my computer therefore I can't sleep," it's "I have been lying in bed for hours and I gave up trying for a bit." The reason I'm on my computer now is because I'm looking to stimulate my brain besides my thoughts...
    Hairaddict67 Hairaddict67 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 18

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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

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    I've never been able to sleep properly.

    Even if I go to bed early I always end up thinking and thinking. It's my fav pastime so I cannot do anything but analyzing my day and repeat scenes in my mind.. And sometimes also think of responses I will have when people ask me this or that. I love pretending I know what...
    yetanotherhuman yetanotherhuman 26-30, M Jul 26

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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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    I keep waking up every hour (which sucks

    so freaking damn much) and school just started, making it all the more suckier. One thing goes out of my mind, another thought decides "OH LETS FUDGE WITH THIS CHICK'S MIND JA?!" and thoughts just keep coming in and won't go away. I wish they would. I. NEEEEEEED...
    HollowDreamer HollowDreamer 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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    Like today i do t know

    why i have so much on my mind that i cant sleep even though i am tired i cant
    desirejanice desirejanice 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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    SeeRainbow SeeRainbow 26-30, F Aug 13

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    Uncertainty... Why me?

    Is this really happening? This really sucks
    vtec213 vtec213 13-15, M Jul 26

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    ipiceno ipiceno 18-21, M Jul 31

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    AshleysExperience AshleysExperience 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 4

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    I went into work early this morning

    because I never went to sleep last night. I was sick of laying there....and being busy is what I do best these days. Now I'm exhausted and back at my place. Take out food would've been a good plan again tonight because I don't even want to bother with making anything...which...
    Triscuitan Triscuitan 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 9

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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

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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 2 Responses Jul 13

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    I seriously need sleep man!

    I wish there was a mute button to my mind. And a shut down button for my body. So that I can sleep peacefully for once :] I'm serious though lack of sleep is making depression and self harm come back. Like, NONONONO YOU STAY AWAY FROM ME!!!! Reason why I'm 0 days clean Reason...
    ravenzewolf ravenzewolf 13-15, F Jun 17

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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

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    BehappyToday BehappyToday 18-21, F 1 Response May 15

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    things don't always turn out the way you want

    them to. And sometimes it's really hard to accept and move on. As I slowly grasp the concept, losing sleep is I guess part of my process. It sucks.
    shellseverywhere shellseverywhere 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    SamanthaH234 SamanthaH234 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    All the damn time even last night these last

    few days have been a battle just to fall asleep and wake up on time like ****
    jadetumbler jadetumbler 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    SeeRainbow SeeRainbow 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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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

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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 4 Responses Jun 17

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    Thinking and trying to resolve things

    but why now? 1-6.30 am all I want to do is sleep and forget about it for an uninterrupted 8 hours or so..
    yewus yewus 22-25, F Jul 21

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    There's so much going on right now.

    ...that feeling of being pulled in different directions and not being able to relax is getting to me. I can't remember the last time I had a decent nights sleep. ****, I can't even get my thoughts in order. I seriously need a break from some of the stuff life's been tossing this...
    CrowdOfOne CrowdOfOne 41-45, M 5 Responses Feb 27

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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

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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 22-25, F 5 Responses Nov 20, 2013

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    I really need to sleep.

    But I feel like writing so many emotions right now. My mind is tingly with ideas. I am having trouble settling my problems I get OCD when it comes to problems. Uggghhh. I want to get ny sleeping pattern right again. It does not help I am not comfortable in bed. T_T
    Wewerethereinthattime Wewerethereinthattime 18-21, F Jul 7

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    2.25am and I'm wide awake,

    so much going round and round in my head. Thoughts, feelings, emotions so many things to think and worry about.
    Lulu77xx Lulu77xx 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 2

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    I really need someone to talk to

    if there's anybody willing to talk please message me i feel like I'm at the end of my rope
    soulalchemist28 soulalchemist28 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 13

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    jaymarkus jaymarkus 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 20

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    It's 2:21 and as usual,

    I'm awake. Worried and stressing... Thinking and debating....
    shayex3 shayex3 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    It's one of those nights

    where you just think so much your up all night and all morning.
    Winteric Winteric 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 10

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    This was me last night.

    I hate that so much.
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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    Nearly 1:00 in the morning.

    Too much going through my mind. Grieving and lonely. Tomorrow will be brighter. Tomorrow will be better. If only tomorrow would come.
    handledwell handledwell 31-35, F 5 Responses Jul 20

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    I only sleep when cognitively I have been

    drained up until night leaving a few hours to sleep
    XxTheInsanePegasixX XxTheInsanePegasixX 18-21, M 1 Response May 21

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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 6 Responses Dec 30, 2013

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    God...I'm so tired but can't fall back asleep!

    I have so much on my mind. I wish I had money, it would solve so many problems! Everyone thinks I'm a money tree and keeps asking and asking and don't know I'm working my *** off here to support myself.
    lostandlonelyone lostandlonelyone 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 26

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    jejeal jejeal 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 11

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    I rarely get a lot of sleep now,

    because I usually can't stop thinking of people, or things.
    youtubeninja youtubeninja 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 4

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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

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    All the negative thoughts appear.

    What people may think of me. Do they like me? Do they hate me? Do they think I'm pathetic? Do they think I'm a loser? Do they think I'm a weirdo? When these thoughts appear in my mind, I find it hard to sleep at all. Negative thoughts keep me awake at night. And for some reason...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 9

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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 8 Responses Oct 28, 2011

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    LikeALullaby LikeALullaby 13-15, F 7 Responses Jun 16

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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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    Sometimes it's not because I can't sleep,

    but because I don't want to because I'm so absorbed in my own thoughts...
    RedHotCrazyPerson RedHotCrazyPerson 22-25, F Jul 21

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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

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    evhutton evhutton 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 8

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    Its 3am and i should be sleeping

    but instead i am thinking experiences that are making me depressed #FML
    shadow010 shadow010 26-30, M 2 Responses May 17

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