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

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

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    my mind just goes crazy

    as soon as I lay down
    ModifiedMamaofTwo ModifiedMamaofTwo 18-21, F Aug 4

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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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    stewartgreen stewartgreen 18-21, M Aug 16

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    My dog has been having problems

    and in extremely afraid. He has Lyme, the vets gave us meds to give home for 30 days. They said that he should be fine within a few days. But he's gotten worse. I'm so lucky to have such an amazing and caring boyfriend. He really tried to cheer me up last night. If it weren't...
    ishigo ishigo 16-17, M Jun 22

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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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    Hate when you truly open up to someone about

    your life and they tell you their feelings but then a few minutes later you see he's been asking other women about their sexual fantasies!!!
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 8

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    BehappyToday BehappyToday 18-21, F May 15, 2014

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    Everything just jumbles all together.

    All these stupid memories. Sometimes I wonder if I'll even be able to handle whatever else is in store for me. I feel like saying " you know what I can't look at what's coming next can we just not and say we did?" I know there's more to my path.... But can you include a few...
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm so tired and I can't sleep!

    !!! Someone help me... I have a headache, it's so bad because I couldn't get to sleep, well haven't yet and idk........... I think too much? Any advice, I get worried about my health, and then that effects everything else, I don't like it...... Ahhhhhhhhhhh....... Ah
    hayzel1 hayzel1 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 11

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    But then there's times

    where all I want to do is sleep to forget any hurt in my heart...
    RedHotCrazyPerson RedHotCrazyPerson 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 15

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    funluvinlady funluvinlady 46-50, F Jul 9

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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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    I can't sleep. I am always stuck thinking about

    the same things over and over again. The things I have messed up, frustration over my inability to speak my mind, and my will to continue pushing me away from the other thoughts. It all adds up to a three way war inside my head.
    TheHonorableOutcast TheHonorableOutcast 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 6

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    Sleeping is never something

    that comes easy to me. Even as a child my mind was too full of unwanted thoughts. This last year has made sleep almost impossible. I have too much to forget and I'm not able to.
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 21

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    Sleeping! Has always been a problem to me!

    Whenever I get moments alone my mind would just wander off itself and It's way worse at night! I would be awake for hours! Sometimes I would fall asleep because I am too sleepy but once I am awake, my mind would starts to wander off again!!
    Wynee Wynee 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 21

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    Like right now....too much stuff bouncing

    around inside my head tonight.
    ILnativeNOWinAZ ILnativeNOWinAZ 41-45, M 3 Responses Mar 28

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    some time it feel like like the whole worlds

    thoughts are being filter through my brain
    etdragonstrom etdragonstrom 18-21, M Aug 16

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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 Feb 24

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    I say up all night doing nothing

    but listening to cruddy music, SleepyCabin, and thinking of life while being unmotivated to do anything productive.
    mainVine mainVine 13-15, T Jul 31

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    New routine, stay up

    until 4 in the morning, then sleep till noon... Why do I want to cuddle so badly and just be with that one girl I haven't met yet!? Why!?
    stewartgreen stewartgreen 18-21, M Jun 22

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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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    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 16-17, M Jun 4, 2014

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    I usually can't sleep

    when I think about the person so special in my life for he is so important to me! I love him so much and I wanna know if he's okay, if he already ate his meal, etc.
    XxCuTiE14xX XxCuTiE14xX 16-17, F Jun 15

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    lately my thoughts are on the fact

    that my boyfriend says he's polyamorous but when I read the definition of it, he says he's not like others and has his own definition. I wonder.... Is this just an excuse to have his ex back in his life? I was told to either except it or move in but he would still love me...
    MiBelleAmie MiBelleAmie 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 4

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    I honestly can't sleep.

    I have so much on my mind. Mehhhh. Life is so complicated ;-;
    skyfox2001 skyfox2001 13-15, M 2 Responses Jun 22

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    So here I am, another sleepless night with too

    much on my brain. Am I right where I belong? Do I deserve more? Better? Less? Worse? What is waiting for me if I leave the only life I've known? Can anyone else care for me as he does, with adoration, infatuation, endless desire, unconditional and unequivocal love for my mind...
    DisappearIntoSilence DisappearIntoSilence 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    And again... Learned how to flip a knife around

    in my hand without hurting myself, I even learned to with my "off" hand... And again I am awake at 2 in the morning...
    stewartgreen stewartgreen 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 15

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    The thoughts wake me up like a train running

    through my head. Now I'm awake and going back to sleep is not an option. My thoughts are random it could that I'm thinking about the kids, my life what I need to do the next day or in a few hours. My life is busy and I hate when I forget to do something or a deadline passed me...
    Braveheart4real Braveheart4real 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    It would be lovely to have someone to speak to,

    when I can't sleep at night. Rather than lay in the darkness and fester.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 13

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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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    Does anybody has tricks to sleep

    when ur suffering from a breakup
    Nasai Nasai 16-17, M 3 Responses Jul 16

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    My husband wants kids.

    I don't. I can't sleep.
    FakeIsTheNewReal FakeIsTheNewReal 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 4

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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 76 Responses Feb 19, 2013

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    Its been more than two weeks now

    and I cant sleep well. I only sleep for few hours and it is draining me more and more everyday. I don't know what to do :(
    littlestars littlestars 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 11

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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 6 Responses Oct 28, 2011

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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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    It is not easy for me to sleep in general.

    I get entirely too many random thoughts racing through my mind and its difficult for me to "chill out" and fall asleep. I take medication at the moment to help me fall asleep which seems to be working out fine for now.
    IcyLemonLime IcyLemonLime 36-40, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Can't sleep at all ..

    . Might as well listen to music and zone out
    yassbishh yassbishh 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    Before every exam i imagine everything

    that could happen to me on the way to school, faint, get run over by a car, get lost, zombie apocalypse, etc. I also like to imagine the exam, hard, easy, the questions, etc. I (obviously) have to imagine my grade, so (obviously, again) that takes up all of my mind. Any activity...
    Lalaloopsiebabe Lalaloopsiebabe 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 22

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

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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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    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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    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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    Literally. I haven't slept in days

    and all I can think about is her. She never leaves my mind. I wish I hadn't left her, I can't stop worrying. I mean she has tons of friends. She's popular. She could have anyone she wants really. But she chose me. She's kind. And caring. She hates drama. She can be one of the...
    wtfJason wtfJason 16-17, M 4 Responses May 7

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    For some people when they are brokenhearted

    or really broken inside or out, they tend to fill emotional pain and physical pain. I am feeling it since November 2, 2012 Friday. It's been going on and off. Sometimes you can't bring that person back even if they are still alive, you have to set them free and that's what I did...
    XxCuTiE14xX XxCuTiE14xX 16-17, F Jun 15