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

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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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    Ditto. Post post post.

    Empty crap here.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 1 day ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    ipiceno ipiceno 18-21, M Jul 31

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    SeeRainbow SeeRainbow 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    jejeal jejeal 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 22

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    I am probably going to regret this in the

    morning but I can't sleep right now. I had such a busy day but my body is still awake. Someone want to chat me up? :)
    KirstenM2002 KirstenM2002 13-15, F 3 Responses 20 hrs ago

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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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    SamanthaH234 SamanthaH234 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    SeeRainbow SeeRainbow 26-30, F Aug 13

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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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    feeling lonely as ****.

    .thinking of past circumstances..of my current problems,just thinking of everything,anxious..i keep wanting to talk to someone i shouldnt..and thinking about this freaking person..which is stupid but i still want to talk to this person..thought they probably moved on already and...
    seeminglypossible seeminglypossible 22-25, F 4 Responses 15 hrs ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    seeminglypossible seeminglypossible 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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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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    Uncertainty... Why me?

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

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    The worst part is i dont

    until bed. Or offline. My situation bit. Brains cause analysis. Analyzing society causes sadness. If we remain humane. Or want to. My brain attacks enemies. Mock chats or events. Sleep is rare. My body rejects meds in 3 days. And 11 are needed to...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Aug 4

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    AshleysExperience AshleysExperience 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 4

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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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    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 2 Responses Jul 20

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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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    Sundays are the worst

    for this I swear!
    livemanlive livemanlive 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 20

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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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    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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    evhutton evhutton 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 8

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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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    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 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 13 Responses 16 hrs ago

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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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    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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    jaymarkus jaymarkus 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 20

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Well looks like it gunna be another long long

    lonely night. No sleep for Lee! Can't stop thinking. At this rate Im gunna lose the plot very shortly... Had 15ml zopiclone an still can't f@&kin sleep don't know why I bother
    cleef84 cleef84 26-30, M 40 mins ago

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    WelcomeToEP WelcomeToEP 22-25 1 day ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    jejeal jejeal 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 11

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