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

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    Just About Every Night

    This happens to me just about every night. No matter how tired I am I can't fall asleep. It feels like my brain is going 100 mph. I think about my day. My problems. My fantasies. What I want to happen. What will probably happen tomorrow. What could happen tomorrow, next week...
    kayz91 kayz91 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 22, 2012

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    Like right now and for the past three days.

    I find it hard to sleep. I know it's over but I can't help but wonder what he's doing at the moment or if he's even thinking of me the way I'm thinking of him. I'm trying to fight all the urges of texting him because I know it's what's best for me, but it's not easy.
    Jojotron18 Jojotron18 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 26

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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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    Something Happen Fast Something Take To Much Time....

    One minute I was planning to go to school next minute I'm done. Then I have to wait for work. Got the job but won't start till the 9th. Seems like it's taking forever. So I've been spending a bit too much time here. Other thing is my close friend Megan is having a baby. The...
    ForeverChanged81 ForeverChanged81 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 24, 2013

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    Exhausted

    I hate when "it" happens.  You are dead tired and your mind has other plans.  Your eyes close and you are suddenly at work, thinking abut the things you didn't get to....you think about all the "what if's" in life....you think about choices made...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Oct 16, 2009

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    AshleysExperience AshleysExperience 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 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 41-45, M 5 Responses Feb 27

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    jordinv jordinv 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 30

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    Clowns Will Eat Me....

    I live with chronic pain and don't sleep well at all, but when I'm stressed or worried sleep is out of the question and I go for days without sleep. Sometimes it takes several days until I just pass out from sheer exhaustion. Blessed sleep no matter how I get it. Daytime, night...
    zillaron zillaron 51-55, M 5 Responses Sep 13, 2009

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    SamanthaH234 SamanthaH234 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    I have a lot on my mind,

    a lot of the time, so needless to say, i dont sleep as much as i think. however i think i need to sleep more.
    confused623 confused623 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 25

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    It 2:25 am and still i feel like something is

    stoping or disturbing my to have a sound sleep.
    shadow010 shadow010 26-30, M Mar 26

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    I hate it when in the day I can't remember

    anything!! But at night everything is rushing through my head :(
    punkpanda3 punkpanda3 13-15, F Mar 24

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    Resting in the dark with my eyes wide open.

    I'm feeling sick in my stomach because I am stressing out about everything that is going on in my life. I am fine during the day. I work hard, can take a lot of stress and try to not think about my problems and my insecurities. But when night comes and I'm closing all the...
    Christinewl Christinewl 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 1

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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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    That experience when you look at your clock

    and say to yourself ok it's only two if I go to sleep right now I will still get five hours....ok so now it's four I can still work with this that's three hours, crap it's six... One hour left should I try or just get up
    kamiept kamiept 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    Ughhhhhhh

    Yeah, this is pretty much my every night scenario.- On a good night.... 11pm I'm tired, I really should go to bed now. Oh wait I should probably do "this or that" before I go to bed Im actually not allll that tired Maybe I'll check Fb real quick before I go to bed Oh, and I'll...
    Isntitironic Isntitironic 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 23, 2013

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    Well it's not weird, a lot of people feels the

    same, and well I could be worry or just bored/thinking about some things of life that could be interesting but well I hope that this doesn't screw up my life!
    Melotellixx Melotellixx 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 1

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    be4everyome be4everyome 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 27

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    I suffer from insomnia

    because when I get stressed or have too much going on, I can't relax. Really sucks sometimes!
    bluebutterfly13 bluebutterfly13 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 1

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    "Too much" being my bf.

    and how I haven't seen him in like almost 2 weeks. How I miss him, his hugs and kisses, his sexy voice, his cute smile, or amazingly beautiful eyes. Just thinking about him drives me insane. "Too much" being how me and my bf will never have a normal relationship or go on an...
    Blissfulkissofdeath Blissfulkissofdeath 13-15, F Mar 30

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    Sleepless

    Its been 25 days i have sleepless nights because of the reason that my documents is lost in the bunch of papers which is in the government and what really makes it so annoying when out of a sudden another guy from the department will call you and say if you cannot resubmit all...
    tawam tawam 36-40, M 2 Responses Feb 18, 2013

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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 3 Responses Dec 30, 2013

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    Another sleepless night,

    this is just great.
    itzayana itzayana 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    sand28 sand28 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I'm trying to go to sleep

    but so many thoughts and memories are running through my head right now. I just want to fall asleep!
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    My mind works over time all the time with

    worries of getting divorced, my new girlfriend, where I'm going to be living, I'm just so stressed out with everything and it all happens at 1 time so don't get to tackle 1 problem at a time it's like 3 or 4 at a time and it's so unbearable. At times I feel like I need to make...
    savagedman savagedman 36-40 1 Response Feb 16

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    3 AM. I can't sleep. I can close my eyes

    but what would that do? It doesn't help. Nothing does. Nothing can blunt the blade of my consciousness.
    writercookies writercookies 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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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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    The worry gets too much then I start thinking

    about what will happen if I don't sort the problem out then I over think things then I get really agitated! 😠
    Eviestevie44 Eviestevie44 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 16

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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 4 Responses Oct 3, 2013

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    Those minutes before sleep are driving me crazy

    like bringing back my memories, I mean memories which were destroying my life and still kills me when I think about em. , even though I still suffer today with different family problems. Kind of taking my breath back and PROBABLY I need to use my asthma inhaler that moment...
    lejla2727 lejla2727 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 12

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    itzayana itzayana 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    When There's Stuff On My Mind

    I can't sleep sometimes. Usually I'll end up reading, or gaming, or just plain doodling... but no matter what, until the idea is out of my head, I might as well be stuck there.
    worthyone worthyone 26-30, M 2 Responses Feb 14, 2010

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    Echoesofsilence93 Echoesofsilence93 18-21, M 4 Responses Mar 26

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    I Want To See You Be Brave

    James, I see your fear. I feel it too. I want us BOTH to be brave. “Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true.” ~Charles Dickens http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Sara...
    MommaBella MommaBella 31-35, F Nov 30, 2013

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    I have a very strange family dynamic with an

    uncle in jail since forever and my oldest cousin dead. That cousin actually threatened me and three of my friends one night. At gunpoint he started playing mindgames with my friend. When she wasn't scared, he asked her to tell him how many letters my name had. She answered and...
    ThreeIII ThreeIII 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    Please watch me on YouTube I'm really cute

    and like to make people smile :) http://youtu.be/n3bJbzLks8U
    cutieserafina cutieserafina 22-25, F Apr 4

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    I think of many things every night,

    especially when I try to go to sleep and I just can't.
    Littlemonster77777 Littlemonster77777 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 29

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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 75 Responses Feb 19, 2013

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    userabc123 userabc123 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 3

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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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    Sleepless Nights

    I have at least one or two nights a week where I just can't sleep. In general if I go to bed past midnight I have a hard time falling asleep in the first place. Often I wake up between 3 and 4 am and then the thoughts keep going round and round in my head. I wish I could just...
    HazelCatweb HazelCatweb 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 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 22-25, F 6 Responses Nov 20, 2013

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    I sit in the dark with headphones on,

    running unsaid scenarios in my head and being smothered by anxiety. I feel my heart fluttering like a snare drum and am paralysed by my own thoughts. It's a strangely cramped aloneness I can't blot out with sound; did I do the right thing, the wrong thing, nothing? I'm never...
    Brangwen Brangwen 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    I couldn't sleep at all last night

    so I thought I'd pull an all nighter and sleep through the next night. I accomplished so much that day and went to bed looking forward to maybe having a good eight hour sleep because I was so exhausted. I finally go to sleep and have fours hours sleep wake up with cold sweats...
    Echoesofsilence93 Echoesofsilence93 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    Whenever I should be asleep I can't.

    I hear nothing but the noises from crickets and cars passing by. It just calms me. To the point where I can't sleep. I just lay down for a few hours tossing and turning trying to fall asleep. All my thoughts from throughout the day come and fill my mind.. It's almost midnight...
    Raven628 Raven628 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 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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    Skateen18 Skateen18 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    Hate it when my dad snores like a bear ugh!!!
    lexix0 lexix0 16-17, F 20 hrs ago

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    Chooochooo1 Chooochooo1 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 26

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    So. Who else is a chronic insomniac like me who hasn't been able to go to sleep normally for the past 6 years or so? I've had problem going to sleep for a long time and it's...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 25

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    I've been crying for like couple of hours and honestly I don't know why. We haven't talked because he stood me up again even just on the phone. I hate it when he do this to me...
    everpink everpink 26-30, F a week ago

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    Idk. Just can't. Maybe it's the stress. Whenever I come to my room and my mom locks the dog outside I can't sleep :/
    yuhkie yuhkie 16-17, F Mar 31

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    I need to hear something. Cars, planes, crickets. I need to hear something. The silence scares me. Every night I play music until I fall asleep. Without it I just can't sleep.
    Raven628 Raven628 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I can't sleep! Someone help me!
    markj1123 markj1123 22-25, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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