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

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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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    SeeRainbow SeeRainbow 26-30, F Aug 13

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    SamanthaH234 SamanthaH234 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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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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    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 Aug 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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    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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    Zoren047 Zoren047 22-25, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    evhutton evhutton 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 8

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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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    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 feel alone... truly alone!

    Some say that they feel alone yet they often have at least a few people to talk to. I have my girlfriend whom I speak to for 1 hours at best, I have my bullies who regularly abuse me for my religion/race, and that's the end of my social interaction for the day.I'm lost. I don't...
    YitzchakWinternitz YitzchakWinternitz 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 13

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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 1 Response Aug 29

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    BehappyToday BehappyToday 18-21, F 1 Response May 15

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    The worst is when you can't sleep

    and no one is messaging you
    Unkownplayer36 Unkownplayer36 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 15

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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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    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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    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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    jejeal jejeal 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 11

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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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    Ditto. Post post post.

    Empty crap here.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Aug 28

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    I can't sleep and I can't stop thinking!

    All my thoughts are racing and it's preventing me from falling asleep! I can't do anything about it and I don't understand why I am all of a suddenly just filled with thoughts. All good at the beginning but it gets a bit crazy when even in my own head everything goes wrong. Alot...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 8 Responses Sep 13

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    I only sleep when cognitively I have been

    drained up until night leaving a few hours to sleep
    ItsAbleedingPegasi ItsAbleedingPegasi 22-25, M 1 Response May 21

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    LikeALullaby LikeALullaby 13-15, F 7 Responses Jun 16

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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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    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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    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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    This was me last night.

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

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    AshleysExperience AshleysExperience 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 4

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    I think i think too much

    before i sleep!
    Fatemah97 Fatemah97 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 11

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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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    I have these dreams that feel

    so damn real, and when I wake up, it freaks me out that I am in reality and all that I was imagining was only a fantasy.
    GetYourFreakOn GetYourFreakOn 16-17, F 5 Responses Sep 3

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    ipiceno ipiceno 18-21, M Jul 31

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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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    The worst thing for me is knowing

    that I need to get up early then checking on the time on the clock every hour on the hour. My head is buzzing with lists of things that I need to have before leaving, the process to get where I want to go, and do what I need to do. Then my mind recalls an incident or a...
    Anrymci Anrymci 46-50, F Sep 3

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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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    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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    Nobody will ever understand no matter how

    clearly i try and explain. I can explain every detail of giving birth to my dead baby. How cold, dead and lifeless he was. How badly i bled and how i almost had to get a blood transfusion because of all the complications. How i was forced to see and hold my dead son, stare at...
    OverWorkedWoman OverWorkedWoman 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 29

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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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    s0undgarden s0undgarden 16-17, M Sep 15

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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 3 Responses Aug 29

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    I cant sleep sometimes

    when I have something on my mind. I think the worse things instead of the best.
    TaysteeHan1 TaysteeHan1 16-17, F Sep 13

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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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    Lying here eyes fluttering

    and hanging on to the way last week played, feeling sad still and desperately wanting to let go... In this moment Heart filling full of how many tears I endured, words spoken and what actions were taken against Me. I'm lost in these sea of thoughts still lingering in my mind. I...
    Xenasdreams Xenasdreams 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 15

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    Basically the reason i will get next to no

    sleep this school year :/ i just found out that almost everything you do is presented to everyone :| yeah I'll have some fun weeks freaking out about it when I'm trying to sleep
    EmbraceForever EmbraceForever 13-15, F Sep 15

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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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    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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    SeeRainbow SeeRainbow 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 19

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