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

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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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    BehappyToday BehappyToday 18-21, F May 15, 2014

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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
    bikeriam bikeriam 51-55, M 1 Response Feb 1

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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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    la fatigue. my bones

    and muscles ache and yell as if to scream the words i dare not say myself. my lips shushes them with pain killers i eat i eat as if to fill the empty spaces that you use to fill. up and about my blood climbs up to my brain, down to my heart, stretching out towards my fingertips...
    UnusualAngel UnusualAngel 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 10

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    Doctors say its stress,

    anxiety bla bla bla... I really do tend to over think everything especially at night when am in bed trying to sleep. Every day I spend at least about 2-3 hours just thinking about everything and anything. Howcome the sky is blue during the day and black during the night and why...
    MK25 MK25 22-25, M Nov 29, 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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    I cannot go to sleep.

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

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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 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 20

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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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    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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    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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    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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    guideme2truth guideme2truth 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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

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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 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 14, 2014

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    5:50 AM!! Mr Sleep.

    .I'm waiting for u :/
    angelcares angelcares 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 26

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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 Jan 26

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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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    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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    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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    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?
    AngelsBroughtMeHere AngelsBroughtMeHere 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 1

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    jejeal jejeal 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 11, 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 Jan 24

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Normally, for me this happens

    when I am in the depths of writing a novel. The novel pretty much consumes me as I can never get enough written at any one sitting. There is always more in my head, pounding to get out.
    Dustyghost Dustyghost 46-50, M Jun 7, 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