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

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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, 2014

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    great! it's 4.42AM and I can't sleep!

    I'm going to miss morning classes again! and then cry about it later :/
    angelcares angelcares 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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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, 2014

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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, 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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    I don't know if that's good

    or bad because my mind is always working hard producing different questions and learning facts I can't help it I overthink a lot! About everything
    ElissaAcosta ElissaAcosta 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 20

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

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    I'm bored.. its 1:50 am

    and I can't sleep !! any suggestions ????
    Rwnn Rwnn 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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    today I'm tired af, its only 5:41 pm on s

    Friday night and I'm dog tired ... anyone wanna talk to me tonight?
    dksl14 dksl14 18-21, M Dec 5, 2014

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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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    evhutton evhutton 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 8, 2014

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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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    Mounting irritability- the days are beginning

    to wear on me.. I doubt the tension will ease, it will only take a major break to relieve. I'm finding faults in every situation. Mine? Heavens no.. That I could handle. I know this feeling. The kind that proceeds the unleashing of pure fury. Rage. Festering enmity like...
    Liliumx Liliumx 22-25, F 3 days ago

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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, 2014

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    Sometimes do u ever wonder

    why people don't like you? Ever since little u could never find friends. People always bully you and one day you found this one person who cared so much for you and one day that person left and they ignore you no matter how many times u apologize... And you wonder again what's...
    fragmentsoftheheart fragmentsoftheheart 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 2

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    i have school tomorrow .

    . 5 exams .. !! its 12:30 am and i have to wake up 4:30am ... i cant sleep ... am kinda worried .. and thinking about many things .. and having a headache .. i really should sleep but am not getting sleepy pfft ! any suggestions ?
    Rwnn Rwnn 13-15, F 5 Responses Jan 4

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

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    I only had between 4ish to 6ish hours of sleep.

    ... It nearly took me forever to just fall asleep. Now I'm up early and my friends are still sleeping.
    ayoolexie20 ayoolexie20 16-17, F Nov 23, 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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    Damn! I have too many things going through my

    mind right now. I want to sleep, but I keep thinking....I hope I fall back to sleep soon.
    NubianRose NubianRose 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 14, 2014

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    This was me last night.

    I hate that so much.
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 18, 2014

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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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    I don't like how your heart wants something

    but then your mind says something else... And sometimes you listen to your heart but then it doesn't always come true so u stop listening to your heart. And then the whole cycle goes around again.
    fragmentsoftheheart fragmentsoftheheart 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 20

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    I can't sleep without music playing in the

    background; the volume is always on the same number. But tonight it's just too loud. It's overbearing and making it worse. But why is it louder tonight than usual? It's still on the same number. But it's incredibly loud tonight. And I don't like it. But if I change the volume...
    thisgirl92 thisgirl92 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Don't know why but here I am,

    not feeling sleepy and at my pc at 2.25 a.m....not an usual thing for me...hope to get some sleep soon...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 4 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    Sundays are the worst.

    Can't stop tossing and turning
    livemanlive livemanlive 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 23, 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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    crazylover54 crazylover54 13-15, M Jan 19

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    latlely I have been having troubles sleeping

    or staying asleep. no matter how tired I am I just can't do it. I have been having family troubles since my aunt past away Feb 14, 2012, a few people have been treating the rest of my family like **** and making it feel like we owe them something because they are the "only...
    MarineGirlfriendMary MarineGirlfriendMary 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 29, 2014

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    My last experience was the worst cuz my

    boyfriend left the country then a week later he told me and we broke up. My heart melted for weeks. A month after that he died from a shooting and I could never forgive myself.
    bebaprieta3 bebaprieta3 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 10

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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, 2014

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    NubianRose NubianRose 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 8, 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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    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 Nov 20, 2014

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    This is currently my problem,

    sometimes it's like their are so many thoughts in my head at once that it feels like I am thinking about nothing at all. (Sounds weird I know but it's the best I can do to describe the feeling) I just sit here and eventually fall asleep.
    AlyMarie1 AlyMarie1 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    But it is soooooooooo nice

    when you are in my mind at night...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F Nov 10, 2014

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    I cannot go to sleep.

    .. please help.
    jamsjams6 jamsjams6 16-17, F Dec 10, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    WaldoUnfindable WaldoUnfindable 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    So had a lunch with a friend,

    I was in a girly mood. I wore 12 cm heels for 6 hrs, ended had my left foot's skin ripped. I can't sleep or even walk now :(
    rockettothemoon08 rockettothemoon08 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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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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    Its like having a thousand voices scream in

    your ear and how can you possibly sleep with that😒... This is like 6 out of 7 days of the week so i guess you can call me the walking dead 😂
    verox3 verox3 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 13, 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 13-15, M Jun 4, 2014

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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 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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    One of those nights..

    ..So many thoughts that the minutes seem like hours and it's still too early to sleep.
    AirleasAyres AirleasAyres 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 26, 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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    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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    Drinking wine,all asleep,

    earphones plugged,gazing the night,trying to feel the new year,reminiscing 2014,thinking my plans this year.ugh. It sucks. And now I'm here typing this. Wine really helps me to fall asleep. But am I going to drink wine "forever" just for me to fall asleep?