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

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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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    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'm literally an insomniac with all the things

    in my head. Replaying and replaying, they never pause. It's a constant loop until I'm out cold.
    reivven reivven 13-15, F Jun 13

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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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    coraimaal coraimaal 18-21, F Jun 2

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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 16-17, M Jun 4, 2014

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    I usually can't sleep

    when I think about the person so special in my life for he is so important to me! I love him so much and I wanna know if he's okay, if he already ate his meal, etc.
    XxCuTiE14xX XxCuTiE14xX 16-17, F Jun 15

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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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    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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    Another night of no sleep

    as my mind goes a million different places. Emotionally exhausted and tired of trying when it all seems like a waste of time :(
    ajb234 ajb234 46-50, M 3 Responses May 12

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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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    Before every exam i imagine everything

    that could happen to me on the way to school, faint, get run over by a car, get lost, zombie apocalypse, etc. I also like to imagine the exam, hard, easy, the questions, etc. I (obviously) have to imagine my grade, so (obviously, again) that takes up all of my mind. Any activity...
    Lalaloopsiebabe Lalaloopsiebabe 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 22

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    My mind is cluttered with things

    that I can't change.Ideas for the future,and claculating just how much money the sandman would owe me.If I charged him a dollar for every hour of sleep I missed!ha ha
    Duckygirl2 Duckygirl2 46-50, F 5 Responses 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, 2014

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    For some people when they are brokenhearted

    or really broken inside or out, they tend to fill emotional pain and physical pain. I am feeling it since November 2, 2012 Friday. It's been going on and off. Sometimes you can't bring that person back even if they are still alive, you have to set them free and that's what I did...
    XxCuTiE14xX XxCuTiE14xX 16-17, F Jun 15

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    If any of my "friends" would ask "what is on

    your mind?" I would be able to say to them "more stuff in an hour than you could comprehend in a week." How I keep being "normal" is a complete mystery to me.
    stewartgreen stewartgreen 18-21, M 1 Response May 31

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    Literally. I haven't slept in days

    and all I can think about is her. She never leaves my mind. I wish I hadn't left her, I can't stop worrying. I mean she has tons of friends. She's popular. She could have anyone she wants really. But she chose me. She's kind. And caring. She hates drama. She can be one of the...
    wtfJason wtfJason 16-17, M 4 Responses May 7

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    tonight is one of those nights.

    i just can't stop remembering things i don't want to remember anymore. i hate nights like this. i just wish things were right like they used to be.
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F Mar 24

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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 Feb 24

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    I can't go to sleep because I'm awake thinking

    about all the wrongs I've done throughout my life. On top of that, I have to wake up for school in 2 hours...
    Swyft Swyft 18-21, M 2 Responses May 21

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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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    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 77 Responses Feb 19, 2013

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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 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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    I honestly can't sleep.

    I have so much on my mind. Mehhhh. Life is so complicated ;-;
    skyfox2001 skyfox2001 13-15, M 2 Responses Jun 22

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    New routine, stay up

    until 4 in the morning, then sleep till noon... Why do I want to cuddle so badly and just be with that one girl I haven't met yet!? Why!?
    stewartgreen stewartgreen 18-21, M Jun 22

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    Anybody up to talking .

    .? Kinda down, and would like to idk get my mind of things .
    yassbishh yassbishh 18-21, F 5 Responses May 26

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    BehappyToday BehappyToday 18-21, F May 15, 2014

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    Sleeping is never something

    that comes easy to me. Even as a child my mind was too full of unwanted thoughts. This last year has made sleep almost impossible. I have too much to forget and I'm not able to.
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 21

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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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    camasf camasf 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 6

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    I want to sleep but I don't want to sleep.

    Too much stuff going through in my mind right now. Maybe I should try to watch or something.....
    Xemplefied Xemplefied 26-30, M May 30

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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 6 Responses Oct 28, 2011

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    I can't sleep. So what to do?

    Oh I know, let's think of all the ways I'm inadequate.. That sounds fun.. Long nights.
    jrf9782 jrf9782 31-35, F 2 Responses May 26

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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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    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.
    quackmooquack quackmooquack 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 13

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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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    I've been laying in bed

    since 18:00. I'm so tired yet I can't sleep... And my face hurts too... fml rn :(
    Kanza00 Kanza00 22-25 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 11

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    maddie91101 maddie91101 13-15, F 1 Response May 31

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

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    So I try not to worry about things I cannot

    change! If I can, then I do ponder. But try not to in the evening.
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8 41-45, M May 26

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    48 hours and counting of no sleep.

    I just can't stop trying to sort out my whole stupid hellish life. I constantly am trying to figure out exactly what I want and why. I have nothing else to focus on and I can't make myself stop. Help me
    stewartgreen stewartgreen 18-21, M 1 Response May 17

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    Same..sighs..people make me anxious.

    worrying about certain people.Among other things.Sometimes i wonder if it is such a good thing i talk to more people now compared to when i was more of a loner,because at least than i had less people to get worked up over.
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 1 Response May 11

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    bellefleur03 bellefleur03 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 2

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    Sleeping! Has always been a problem to me!

    Whenever I get moments alone my mind would just wander off itself and It's way worse at night! I would be awake for hours! Sometimes I would fall asleep because I am too sleepy but once I am awake, my mind would starts to wander off again!!
    Wynee Wynee 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 21

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