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

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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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    Uncertainty... Why me?

    Is this really happening? This really sucks
    vtec213 vtec213 13-15, M 5 days ago

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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 4 days ago

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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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    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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    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 4 Responses May 21

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    BehappyToday BehappyToday 18-21, F 1 Response May 15

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    jejeal jejeal 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 22

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    Its like having a thousand voices scream in

    your ear and how can you possibly sleep with that๐Ÿ˜’... This is like 6 out of 7 days of the week so i guess you can call me the walking dead ๐Ÿ˜‚
    verox3 verox3 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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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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    It's 2:21 and as usual,

    I'm awake. Worried and stressing... Thinking and debating....
    shayex3 shayex3 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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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 4 days ago

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    It never fails to happen!

    ! Never! I'd love to just have a night where my mind is nice and peaceful ๐Ÿ˜‘
    ArielM21 ArielM21 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 17

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    jejeal jejeal 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 11

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    Because then my anxiety gets

    so high and I have to tell someone (my best friend) what I'm thinking about then I get anxiety about what his answer is going to be then my stomach cramps up and I start shaking Hmm
    JalenFrankie616 JalenFrankie616 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 15

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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 5 days ago

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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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    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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    Ranya

    My best friend died today and today is my birthday What a coincidence She was beautiful and caring person We used to watch movies together and go out a lot I never understood death Why god take the good people and leave the bad ones I will miss u my best friend 3/10/2013
    Drdreams Drdreams 36-40, F 5 Responses Oct 3, 2013

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    what is life man ? i just dont get it .

    you know how many hours of sleep i had this week ? 2 hours .. i cant sleep for nothing . my brain just keeps repeating everything bad that has ever happen to me . sometimes i think about it alittle to much , & i harm myself ... who am i kidding im basically damaging my childhood...
    megansheaa megansheaa 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 17

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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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    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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    LikeALullaby LikeALullaby 13-15, F 7 Responses Jun 16

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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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    AshleysExperience AshleysExperience 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 4

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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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    My bed is comforting,

    but I'm laying here and not sleeping. Any ideas???
    Smilescute2971 Smilescute2971 41-45, F 5 Responses Jan 8

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    Exactly as this heading says.

    ......... It's 1.03 am and I am wide awake!
    FluffMcCluskey FluffMcCluskey 46-50, F 3 Responses Jul 11

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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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    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 9 Responses Oct 28, 2011

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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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    I Am So Sleepy...

    I am so sleepy, but I can't seem to sleep.ย  I toss and i turn but no comfort at all.so I am sitting here trying to make sense of this. Not a clue..ย  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 pointย  that it's affecting...
    Vont Vont 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 22, 2013

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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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    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 80 Responses Feb 19, 2013

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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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    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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    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 5 Responses Dec 30, 2013

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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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    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 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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    Sundays are the worst

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

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    I'm not able to sleep

    yet again because all I keep on doing is over thinking?
    SocietyKilledHer SocietyKilledHer 13-15, F Jun 16

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    when you go to lye down

    and go to sleep, but then your mind is like "HA! you thought you were going to sleep..." ohp. not necessarily a bad thing. one of those nights where I remember every dumb thing I've ever done or said... just about anything really. Anyone in the same boat? if so, message me. we...
    EndToEternity EndToEternity 16-17, F 4 Responses Jun 16

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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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    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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    jaymarkus jaymarkus 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 20

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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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Jun 4

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    ipiceno ipiceno 18-21, M 5 hrs ago

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    christinaL6 christinaL6 13-15, F Jul 19

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