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

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    I'm staying with my aunt

    and uncle, cousins and brother in a hotel room. The air conditioning is making the room really cold, and the TV is on. I can't sleep with noise...but I'm afraid they'll wonder what happened if they wake up and find the TV off..plus, I can't shut my brain off. I can't help but...
    winglessdove winglessdove 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 20

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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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    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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    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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    Sicarium Sicarium 36-40, M 1 Response May 28

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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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    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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    I've been laying in bed

    since 18:00. I'm so tired yet I can't sleep... And my face hurts too... fml rn :(
    Kanza00 Kanza00 22-25 3 Responses Jul 7

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 3 Responses Jul 15

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    I want to sleep but I don't want to sleep.

    Too much stuff going through in my mind right now. Maybe I should try to watch or something.....
    Xemplefied Xemplefied 26-30, M May 30

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    I can't go to sleep because I'm awake thinking

    about all the wrongs I've done throughout my life. On top of that, I have to wake up for school in 2 hours...
    NotOnceBut2WICE NotOnceBut2WICE 18-21, M 2 Responses May 21

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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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    Dear mind, please stop thinking

    so much at night, I need to sleep. -_-
    mindstruggle mindstruggle 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 8

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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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    Anybody up to talking .

    .? Kinda down, and would like to idk get my mind of things .
    yassbishh yassbishh 18-21, F 5 Responses May 26

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    BehappyToday BehappyToday 18-21, F May 15, 2014

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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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    bellefleur03 bellefleur03 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 2

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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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    I'm literally an insomniac with all the things

    in my head. Replaying and replaying, they never pause. It's a constant loop until I'm out cold.
    reivven reivven 13-15, F Jun 13

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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 can't sleep. So what to do?

    Oh I know, let's think of all the ways I'm inadequate.. That sounds fun.. Long nights.
    jrf9782 jrf9782 31-35, F 2 Responses May 26

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    I really hate when I can't sleep at night.

    It's be nice to feel at ease when I lay my head down
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 2

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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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    If any of my "friends" would ask "what is on

    your mind?" I would be able to say to them "more stuff in an hour than you could comprehend in a week." How I keep being "normal" is a complete mystery to me.
    stewartgreen stewartgreen 18-21, M May 31

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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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    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 2 Responses Apr 1

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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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    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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    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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    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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    SamanthaH234 SamanthaH234 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 5, 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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    maddie91101 maddie91101 13-15, F 1 Response May 31

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    coraimaal coraimaal 18-21, F Jun 2

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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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    funluvinlady funluvinlady 46-50, F Jul 9

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