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

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    Like right now....too much stuff bouncing

    around inside my head tonight.
    ILnativeNOWinAZ ILnativeNOWinAZ 41-45, M 4 Responses Mar 28

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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 Nov 20, 2014

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    this is one of those nights.

    i just can't deal with the ****** people that have inundated my life. when I'm stressed sleep isn't easy.
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F Mar 5

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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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    I hate Valentines Day with a passion.

    A fiery passion like no other.
    AnarchyOfAthena AnarchyOfAthena 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 14

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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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    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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    SamanthaH234 SamanthaH234 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 5, 2014

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    I'm not feeling like myself

    and can't sleep. Too much going on and need counsel.... I dunno what to do with my life right now. I hate feeling lost.
    Hunnylovie Hunnylovie 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 7

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    its time for bed. I can't sleep with too much

    on my mind, but tonight. he has consumed my mind and imagination. I can't wait to sleep and be in his arms. in my dreams. stromg arms holding me close. his soft kisses on my neck. I will be looking for your bear hugs my love.
    shyshewolf shyshewolf 70+, F 1 Response 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 2 Responses Jun 17, 2014

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    Why is the Weather so terrible outside?

    England, you're sh*t. Can't sleep either, so tired but can't keep my eyes closed. So I'm just thinking... And thinking...
    WeCouldBeDead WeCouldBeDead 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    My mind wont stop thinking HELP!

    What can I do?Hey is been two weeks Im doing my best of working on my bio system. I watch my soap at 8pm that takes 30 to 40min. then I go under the shower with music on of course cause I cant stand silence when Im active takes +/- 49min. 2shower put cream and pijama then I go...
    Bluerosered Bluerosered 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    My mind has to give out

    before i can sleep and when my mind gives out my body follows and i'll pass out before i wake back up and the go back to sleep.
    Autumnflowers Autumnflowers 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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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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    5:32 here staying at a hotel,

    can't sleep a wink. I didn't know I was going to wake up yesterday and my life flipped upside-down. Tomorrow I'll be homeless, again. Sometimes I wonder if I'll make it... My life has been very challenging, but I know if I get through without making too many bad choices things...
    NighthawkBM NighthawkBM 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 31

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

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    Bluerosered Bluerosered 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 5

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    then write it all down.

    it creates distance from your thoughts.
    limitles limitles 18-21, M Mar 5

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    it's one of those night.

    i don't w know what to do to get to sleep.
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 10

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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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    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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    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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    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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    BehappyToday BehappyToday 18-21, F May 15, 2014

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    that happen to me last night,

    i couldn't sleep. but when i did i dreamed that aliens (from aliens vs predator) was chasing me, i tripped and they were on top of me, and one said "wait i want to test something" so he screamed, the lights broke and they ran away. still scares me.
    kkisu474 kkisu474 13-15, M 2 Responses Feb 11

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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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    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 1 Response Feb 24

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    its just one of those days :/ .

    .. just gonna be a long night of me, and my over analyzing mind.
    Comeflywithme23 Comeflywithme23 18-21, F Mar 15

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    ThePastIsDead ThePastIsDead 41-45, F Apr 1

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    A lot of things have happened lately I'm

    failing school I lost one of my best friends in fact I've lost lots of my friends I've been very depressed and suicidal lately more than usual and I was looking at an old profile on an app I had and I saw lots of friends that I lost long ago sometimes I feel I can't be happy...
    CookieMonsta16 CookieMonsta16 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 4

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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, 2014

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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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    It is now 3:40 am and I am laying here unable

    to sleep because my brain won't switch off all because of one little comment made to me by someone so very precious to me :-(
    Sirwithherkey Sirwithherkey 36-40, M 6 Responses Mar 30

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    I can't sleep a lot of things always on my mind

    to keep me up.. Haven't had this in a while I kinda got used to actually being able to sleep
    ThatoneinLove ThatoneinLove 16-17, F Feb 22

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    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F Mar 20

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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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    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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    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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    I get restless and my mind just rushes around

    keeping me up for hours on end. I can only get to sleep when I get so tired I pass out
    ScarM3 ScarM3 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 15

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    My body sleeps, but my mind roams.

    Sometimes I fill as if I'm drowning. So I search for your hand to rescue me, before the water becomes to deep, and my screams turn into gurgles. I fill my heart beat accelerate, because I know no one is there to help me. "Wake up, Wake up" I scream to myself, "This is only a...
    Bryona Bryona 18-21, F Mar 24

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    Like tonight, I have

    so much on my mind no way can I go to sleep. Then to make matters worse loneliness rears it's ugly head, starts gnawing at my insides,,, just had to vent
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 1

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    Why do you keep running through my mind?

    I can't stop thinking about you! I want to touch you and feel you. I want to make you go there and back again. I can't sleep! I can't sleep! I can't....
    SexyBoss70 SexyBoss70 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 4

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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, 2014

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    anyone skype? i struggle to spend night

    everyday.. my insomnia is horiible.. if i can talk to people bit..that helps me...anyone availble talk on skype now? PM me
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 27

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