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

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    I sit here on my makeshift 'bed' staring up at

    the ceiling, awoken from the slumber I thought I yearned so badly for. Just an hour or two ago I was oh so sure that my body wanted some recess into the dark relaxation of sleep, but I wager I have mis-interpreted the language of my body. Maybe my body really desires me to sit...
    Aldmeri Aldmeri 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 27

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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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    Way too many thoughts on my new found "boy

    troubles". Curtis asked if we could "talk" and I never replied because I'm not sure how to tell him How much i hate that label without hurting his feelings. Also trying to figure out ways to deal with my cousins and some old friends. Just alot racing around is all...
    CassieWithAnO CassieWithAnO 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 25

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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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    Mct7988 Mct7988 26-30, F Nov 1

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    Omg I just got my first job at the movies

    and I'm already stressed out Iv only had 1 shift and it's so hard and the hours are brutal.... I hope I get used to it soon so I can get some sleep
    ngoodfellow1799 ngoodfellow1799 13-15, M Oct 20

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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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    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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    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 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 8

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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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    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 1 day ago

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    And tonight is one of those nights.

    Arrived at my final destination and things went as planned. It also was everything I didn't want it to be. Now my brain is racing, playing the issue out again and again, wondering if I made a mistake. It is going to be a long, sleepless night.
    WistfulPrincess WistfulPrincess 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 13

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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

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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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    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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    I have so much on my mind.

    Im constantly thinking. I have a messy sleeping schedule and I barely sleep anyways. I hate sleeping. It makes the next day come faster. So I don't sleep at night. I sleep during the day so that when I wake up, nothing's changed. Sleeping also means that whatever I have on my...
    LifeOnAThread LifeOnAThread 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 2

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    The main thing on my mind every night is

    that I don't want to go to sleep because I have school the next day. I dread skwl so I stay up as late as possible
    xxalicerosexx xxalicerosexx 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 7

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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

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    I've been in bed since 23:30.

    It is now 03:25. Even ASMR videos couldn't help me tonight. My mind is racing...
    Blueblack89 Blueblack89 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 20

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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

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    But it is soooooooooo nice

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

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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 7 Responses Oct 28, 2011

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    One of my neighbors got abused by their

    so called spouse last night. It's all taken care of, but hearing it all last night was pretty frightening. This brings up the question: How do I comfort someone who has been abused at some point in their life and is still very emotionally torn from it? What about the child of...
    mkmoore mkmoore 16-17, F Oct 12

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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

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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 5 Responses Nov 20, 2013

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    There is too much happening in my life right

    now. I think that's why I can't sleep. I went to bed last night and tossed and turned for a few hours and then fell asleep, but woke up at 4;30 am this morning. Went back to sleep at 7 am until 9 am, but went to bed at 12 mid-night. I think it could be my appointment with my new...
    Sara600 Sara600 56-60, F 2 Responses Oct 20

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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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    It's been nearly two years

    since it happened. As much as I want this to be over and done with, I don't want to face it either. I think my sleep issues in recent weeks have been because of this. I am getting anxiety again. I think it is subconsciously taking over my mind. I usually have no problem sleeping...
    PersephoneStardust PersephoneStardust 31-35, F 6 Responses Oct 13

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    SeeRainbow SeeRainbow 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    If ive had a long day,

    chances are i wont be able to sleep. I get this strange feeling when something bad has happened throughout my day and it will cause me to be restless. If something happens before i go to bed, like for example, if me and my best friend are in an argument, i will not be able to...
    Sierra1993 Sierra1993 18-21, F Oct 6

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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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    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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    I read a text a few days ago

    that was about me. It was my Aunt and her text was for my mother. I don't think she is aware that I can read the text from my cellphone. What it was about is that if I don't get a job soon, I'm going to get kicked out. I haven't had a real job for 8 years and it will be another...
    Xemplefied Xemplefied 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 4

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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

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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 36-40, F 5 Responses Jul 20

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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 46-50, M 5 Responses Feb 27

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    I haven't slept well

    for the past week. My mind starts going and I can't get it to stop. Any ideas to help me calm down?
    AmayaTsuki AmayaTsuki 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 20

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    I can't sleep if I'm thinking too much.

    In my earlier story I said that this wasn't an issue really anymore.
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F Nov 2

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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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    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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    SpanishRose10 SpanishRose10 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 8

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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 3 Responses Sep 29

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    Normally, for me this happens

    when I am in the depths of writing a novel. The novel pretty much consumes me as I can never get enough written at any one sitting. There is always more in my head, pounding to get out.
    Dustyghost Dustyghost 46-50, M Jun 7

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    jejeal jejeal 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 11

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    SamanthaH234 SamanthaH234 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    I can't sleep at all.

    I have a quarter final in the morning...but I'm not worried about it. I'm worried about my weigh in tomorrow morning at the doctors. I'm afraid I lost to much weight and I'll be taken back to treatment. But also I'm scared I'm gonna die in my sleep. My chest and like throat is...
    BooBear99 BooBear99 13-15, F Oct 16

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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'm exhausted, but can't sleep.

    This makes 5 sleepless nights in a row. :(
    sheghost sheghost 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 23

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    TheNateAust TheNateAust 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 21

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    Sevenhearts711 Sevenhearts711 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 24

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    AshleysExperience AshleysExperience 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 4

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